FOLLOW FRIDAY: 14 Generation Y Blogs That Do NOT Mess Around

Generation YGeneration Y blogs have a foundation in branding, marketing, social media or entrepreneurship- but they all go above and beyond simple business. Whether it’s travel, philosophy, change, love, or friendship, these bloggers have infused their passions with their experiences to create truly amazing sources of inspiration. They are successful, they are strong, and they are must-follows!

1. Ryan Stephens

Stephens is a huge advocate for relationship marketing, and he loves to incorporate sports and sports theory into a lot of his marketing advice. His blog is fun, interesting, and always ahead of the curve.

See: Creating Higher Quality Stimuli

2. David Spinks

Spinks, is the founder of none other than BlogDashDavid Spinks’ blog is full of his views and opinions on the current social media trends, as well as other business-related musings.

See: Does Your Startup’s Name Matter?

3. Bradley Will

An accomplished entrepreneur, Bradley translates his experience into this great blog. He outlines everything from his personal experiences to how to to make the mistakes he made while starting out.

See: 21 Inspirational Movies for Young Entrepreneurs

4. Shane Mac

Shane Mac has an extensive list of accomplishments, from entrepreneur to musician to philanthropist. He has a unique grip on business in the 21st century and his posts have great messages for other young professionals.

See: How to Quit Your Job and Not Ruin Your Future

5. Matt Cheuvront

After co-founding a branding service in Nashville, Matt started this new media blog. It takes you along on his journey as a rebel against rules, norms, and the status quo. Take a look at Life Without Pants and see how much you can learn from Matt’s experiences!

See: Defining Success: What is Your Greatest Accomplishment?

6. Jackie Adkins

For everything marketing, social media, and professionalism related, The Curbside Marketer is one of the best resources a young person can have. Jackie’s posts are refreshing and helpful.

See: The Limits of Intellect

7. Matt Wilson: Under30CEO

One of the co-founders of Under30CEO, Matt Wilson is a huge player in the blogosphere. He loves to help people understand how to not only jump at opportunity, but to create it for themselves.

See: Top 6 Reasons Beginning Entrepreneurs Fail

8. Jenny Blake

For everything career-related, Jenny Blake’s blog can help. For those who are about to or have just graduated college and don’t know what to do, this blog may very well become your new best friend.

See: You Can’t Make Everyone Happy. So Stop Trying and Start LIVING.

9. Sydney Owen

Sydney’s blog includes articles on sticking with your life goals, skydiving, networking and more. She can teach you how to get your dream job from nothing and how to build a living from what you’re passionate about.

See: Fear and Dreams and Getting Back up After Falling Down

10. Carlos Miceli

Owl Sparks, Carlos’ blog, puts a philosophical spin on marketing, branding, social media, love, and friendship. His short, thoughtful “sparks” inspire discussion and his followers are some of the most loyal in the blog world.

See: A More Positive Outlook on Flaws

11. Elisa Doucette

Ophelia’s Webb is a fantastic source of inspiration for young (especially female) professionals. Her posts are informative and empowering, relevant and actionable.

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12. Grace Boyle

Grace’s blog has a common thread of relationships and technology woven throughout. Her personality comes out in her posts: many of them relate back to her hobbies and interests, and yet they are still widely useful.

See: How to be Liked When You’re the New Kid on the Job

13. David Stehle

Among all the technology, business and branding information on this site, David shares a lot of personal posts about love, relationships, and his dog. After reading only a few articles you will see why his readership is so huge!

See: Branding Yourself as a Narcissistic A**hole

14. Samantha Karol

Samantha’s blog has a focus on journalism and thoughtfulness. Through her blog, Samantha teaches us how to live without fear, be thankful, and live a joyful life. Her posts are poignant and unfiltered.

See: If I Am Not For Myself, Who Will Be For Me?

These are our favorite Gen-Y blogs but if you think we might have left any out, please let us know in the comment section below!  Have a great weekend.