Social The 50 Best Social Media Blog Posts In The First Half Of 2011 Written by Simply Zesty on 26 June 2011 Every once in a while I like to share some of the blog posts about social media that have been influencing me over the last few months and with that in mind I wanted to share some of the best from the first half of this year. The blog posts on the list are a mixture of thought provoking posts, practical examples that you can use to get the most out of your online marketing and controversial thinking where there is excellent discussion in the comments. You won't get through all of these in one go but they are worth bookmarking to come back to at a later date as well as following the people who write them.FacebookCopyblogger is a great blog that usually focuses on content but Facebook was the topic here in The Ultimate Guide to Facebook MarketingA good look at Measuring Facebook Fan Engagement Beyond the LikeA very interesting bit of Research shows Facebook emotional boost is like marriageIf you need a little inspiration The 10 Best Facebook CampaignsAn Exclusive look at the new Facebook photo sharing app launching soonTwitterWell respected Brian Solis talks about The Hashtag community An interesting take when CNN are saying "Is Twitter the new Facebook".How Facebook and Twitter influence search rankings A blog post about Twitter reclaiming it's apps and the comments alone make this worth reading.10 Tools that will help you get the most out of Twitter with a couple you won't have heard of.LinkedinA good take from the PR industry...10 Ways PR Professionals Can Leverage LinkedInThis is a video post Lewis Howes in which he outlines some of the best ways business can use Linkedin.A look at 10 Top LinkedIn Open Networkers and Connectors to Follow in 2011This brilliant Linkedin hack will allow you to search for people on Linkedin more effectively using Google.A good resource...10 Steps to Update your LinkedIn Profile for Maximum Find-abilityOnline VideoIn the latest of his videos Erik Qualman released an updated Social media revolution 3A good guide with 26 Ways to Engage With Customers Using VideoSuper resource about Using video on FB There are alternatives...7 YouTube Alternatives & Why They Make SenseThis is our own but a good one 20 Great Youtube Features And Tricks You Need To KnowBlogging And WritingA super list of 15 tips for beating writers blockIf you are still stuck here are 11 Easy Ways to Get Hundreds of Great Blog Post IdeasReddit can send you a ton of traffic these days. Here is Reddit marketing 101Another one from Copyblogger 21 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don't Have a ClueSome good insights from the top bloggers...8 Top Pro Bloggers Answer One Important QuestionThought Provoking ReadsEv Williams one of the founders of Twitter lays out some great thoughts in Five Reasons Domains Are Getting Less ImportantReally good read on Five Reasons the Intern Shouldn't Run Social MediaA good read on Danny Brown.... The Law of Emotional ConnectionA super read on Gigaom....The future of social commerce How social media can jeopardise the online reputation of brands Practical ExamplesA very good look at The basics of social media measurement for business.A great guide over on Kikolani on 5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It PublishedA very good guide on How To Hire A Social Media AgencyA super read on the ultimate guide to keyword researchA great read about what it takes to be a CEO My Job Pt.1 â€” I have no idea what I'm doingResourcesMarketing success - learning from Korean churches Really excellent for design....35 Examples of well integrated social media links in web design46 Mistakes that small businesses make with their SEO and what to do to fix them.You can't go wrong with this big list of 50 Social Media Marketing Tips and TacticsThe top 10 social media blog winners in 2011Mobile + TabletsThe future of mobile and the need to develop contextual experiences Optimizing Your Blog for Mobile & Social Media UsersA nice little mobile commerce infographic A neat little video from Scoble on why the Android tablet market will be huge this year. This is an excellent vision of the future...8 App trends that you will see in coming years. MiscA great list of 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2011A story of entrepreneurship, with the SEO Moz founder Rand Fishkin A good look at the 5 unwritten rules of social media The need for professional journalism among the rise of user generated contentA very good question.... Is It Still "Yourâ€ Blog if You Don't Post on it Anymore?