Five (More) Content Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Tom Wentworth published a great list yesterday of five content management blogs you should be reading.  We were honored to be included in such fantastic company that includes Deane Barker, Scott Liewhr, David Aponovich, Seth Gottlieb, and Dries Buytaert. Not to mention Tom himself who is a prolific blogger with decades of CMS wisdom to share.

His post got us thinking about other great CMS bloggers that we follow and admire. So, Tom, we see your five and raise you five more. There were so many good people to choose from. We prioritized folks who are regular bloggers (a lost art in itself) with an emphasis on topics connecting content, experience and technology.

1. Karen McGrane: If you are attending a content conference this year, chances are Karen is keynoting it. She talks, blogs and tweets at the intersection of CMS, content strategy, mobile and user experience and recently published the fantastic Content Strategy for Mobile, a must read for anyone serious about getting CMS right. You’re missing out if she’s not on your list.

2. Jonathan Kahn: Jonathan is a thoughtful thinker who tackles important big picture issues around change management, governance, CMS and content strategy. He’s also a community connector, helping to organize events across Europe from CS Forum to Confab. His article for A List Apart on Strategic Content Management is a permanent bookmark on the topic.

3. Rahel Anne Bailie: Rahel is in the trenches with complex content projets and generously shares the lessons learned on her blog and at events. A regular on the “CMS Circuit” she just wrapped up a whirlwind 2012 which included workshops, conferences and a new book. Rahel was also a tremendous collaborator (along with Seth Gottlieb) on our three act play at Gilbane 2012 called “The Greatest CMS Ever Sold.” You won’t see it on Broadway anytime soon, but keeping tabs on her blog is the next best thing.

4. Jeff Eaton: Jeff is well known in open source circles from his work at Lullabot and in the Drupal community. He also blogs at Angry Little Tree, which not only gets the award for best blog name, but has solid takes on the challenges and opportunities with content management as a discipline. His posts on Enterprise Software and it’s Disconnects and Learning, Using and Making are two of our recent favorites.

5. David Hobbs: Mention content migration and chances are David Hobbs name will come up in the discussion. His focus on large-scale content migrations has produced a lot of great thinking on his blog, as well as his Website Migration Handbook, a valuable resource for anyone tackling enterprise CMS projects. We’ve talked to David multiple times on the CMS Myth and highly recommend hooking up directly to the RSS source.

And like Tom, I’ll throw in a bonus sixth blogger. Scott has provided some of the most influential thinking on the rise of marketing technology as a discipline.

6. Scott Brinker: Scott sets the blogging bar high on Chief Marketing Technologist, with thoughtful in-depth posts about the role of technology in marketing. He’s must read for anyone in marketing trying to wrestle an increasingly complex technology landscape where CMS is part of a much larger marketing technology ecosystem.

You can’t go wrong reading the 10 (err 12) bloggers mentioned between these two posts. It was hard to stop listing great folks, but we’ll let someone else pick it up from here. Who wants to write a post on the another five CMS bloggers you should be reading?

About the Author
Jeff Cram

Jeff Cram is Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Connective DX (formerly ISITE Design), a digital agency based in Portland, OR and Boston, MA. As the Managing Editor of the CMS Myth, Jeff is passionate about all topics related to content management, digital strategy and experience design.

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3 responses… read them below or add one.

  1. CRM programa says:

    In my personal opinion, Jonathan Kahn is great thinker at this.

  2. CMS says:

    i think Karen McGrane: is great thinker at this.

    Roshan kumar
    CMS Developer
    Arisen Technologies

  3. Mike McGinns says:

    After reading this article it brought me in the mind of this new content management system we are using at my company, Centralpoint by Oxcyon. Having a good internet is very important when dealing with B2B. I thought I would share this off of Oxcyon’s website,” Centralpoint provides self-service portals for manufacturers to service their dealers and consumers. Centralpoint’s Dealer Extranet or DAM (Digital Asset Manager) solutions empower manufacturers to serve everyone with the latest marketing and product information. It further allows for enhanced communication by offering tools for dealer incentives, order entry, and Reporting. With this portal, manufacturers can provide all of their dealers and distributors a self-service login to access and download information personalized just for them.” I hope this helps anyone out there trying to make a decision on a good content management system/Portal.

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