Sep. 20, 2011 10:00 am

Top 10 best Philadelphia entrepreneurship blogs

Entrepreneurs of today have the distinct advantage of sharing online widely their experiences and thoughts on building businesses. In Philadelphia, that’s certainly the case, so we at Technically Philly got to wondering just what entrepreneurs are behind the most insightful, helpful, consistent and interesting blogs. So we asked all of you, on Twitter and Facebook. […]

Entrepreneurs of today have the distinct advantage of sharing online widely their experiences and thoughts on building businesses.

In Philadelphia, that’s certainly the case, so we at Technically Philly got to wondering just what entrepreneurs are behind the most insightful, helpful, consistent and interesting blogs. So we asked all of you, on Twitter and Facebook.

While we might humbly suggest Technically Philly is a fine resource for Philadelphia entrepreneurial spirit and our reporters tend to share as well, in the spirit of our irregular Top Ten Tuesday feature, we wanted to focus on those individuals who are adding real value to the conversation.

Find the 10 best Philadelphia entrepreneurship blogs that you should be reading.

  1. Cultura HQ (Jason Lorimer) — Featuring a lot of aggregated startup perspective worth following, Lorimer, who got the most social media love when we asked, mixes in his own ventures, voice and opportunity. The blog serves as a landing page for Lorimer’s consulting work with startups.
  2. Gabriel Weinberg’s Blog (Gabe Weinberg) — The respected DuckDuckGo founder has made it a New Year’s Resolution to post more, and post more he has, featuring valuable insight on investment, scale, goals and pitching your business, in addition to fatherhood, balance and more.
  3. Dangerously Awesome (Alex Hillman) — The Indy Hall co-founder turned entrepreneur, who Technically Philly recently interviewed, shares some of the most thoughtful, detailed and honest missives around about Philadelphia and business and the intersection of the two.
  4. Business 1.0 [Wil Reynolds] — The founder of fast-growing Northern Liberties SEO shop SEER Interactive drops a meaningful lesson-ridden post every few weeks.
  5. Redeye VC [Josh Kopelman] — Don’t expect daily posts or Philadelphia-focused material, but the First Round Capital founder and local entrepreneur figurehead has likely the best read startup blog around and experience few can rival: like deciding to not invest in a little startup called Twitter.
  6. VC Deal Lawyer (Christopher McDemus) — The corporate transactional lawyer doesn’t post nearly as frequently as he once has and mixes in voice on clients of his, but McDemus knows the industry and is a place to learn. [Full Disclosure: VC Deal Lawyer has been a Technically Philly sponsor in the past.]
  7. Myasmine [Yasmine Mustafa] — Among the youngest on the list, the founder of 123LinkIt.com has been seeking to grow her reputation with perspective on trying to gain traction.
  8. Whartonite Seeks Code Monkey — The satirical attack on Penn job postings that tend to be a bit short of realistic. While it’s hardly a place for deep learning, you can get a sense of how to avoid being put on blast.
  9. Matt Monihan — The Devnuts crew member and CreditScout developer has in the past months moved toward longer pieces focusing on his vision of business and the motivations of his work. We hope it’ll continue.
  10. Random things that I found interesting [Stephen Gill] — Though we think the blog could have a more compelling title, this co-founder of Leadnomics focuses mostly on adding value to the entrepreneur news of the week and does so with fair regularity.

We didn’t include companies in this post, though we received plenty of recommendations and like many of them ourselves, so perhaps look for love for Happy Cog, O3 World, Azavea, RJ Metrics, P’unk Ave, Comcast and other Philly businesses with interesting web content.

This is a semi-regular department we may or may not call Top Ten Tuesdays. There’s no judging in brainstorming. See others here.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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