We Asked the Pros: Where Do You Find Daily Inspiration Online?

Online Inspiration

Curious about what websites some of the top professionals in your industry consult on a daily basis? Webcopyplus recently surveyed people we admire in web marketing and related professions to find out what they’re reading online, for both professional inspiration and general interest.  We hope their answers shed some light on what drives them, and perhaps inspire you to broaden your daily reading.

The Web App Wizards

Jason Fried, co-author of ReworkJason Fried

Co-founder and President of 37signals, developers of popular small business software like Basecamp, and co-author of the New York Times best-seller, Rework.

Professional and general inspiration: http://news.ycombinator.com

Hootsuite CEO Ryan HolmesRyan Holmes

CEO of HootSuite Media, Inc., creators of HootSuite, an application that allows organizations to schedule and publish messages to multiple social networks, monitor results and efficiently participate in conversations.

Professional inspiration: http://37signals.com/svn
General interest: www.sweet-station.com

The Web Curators

Webdesigner Depot Editor Walter ApaiWalter Apai

Founder and Editor of Webdesigner Depot, the highly popular Vancouver-based web design blog featuring web design tutorials and design trends.

Professional inspiration: www.smashingmagazine.com
General interest: www.appleinsider.com

Six Revisions Editor Jacob GubeJacob Gube

Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a top blog for web designers and developers featuring tips, tutorials and resources.

Professional inspiration: www.stackoverflow.com
General interest: www.kongregate.com

Alltop's Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki

Author, speaker and co-founder of Alltop, an online magazine rack that aggregates headlines from thousands of sources covering everything from adoption to zoology with hundreds of subjects in between.

Professional and general inspiration: http://my.alltop.com/guykawasaki

Smashing Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vitaly FriedmanVitaly Friedman

Editor-in-Chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for web designers and developers featuring the latest trends and techniques in web development, with more than 5 million visitors each month.

Professional inspiration: http://52weeksofux.com
General Interest: http://news.ycombinator.com

The Marketing Yogi

lululemon athletica Community Director Eric PetersenEric Petersen

Community Director at lululemon athletica, a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company with over 200 locations in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Hong Kong.

Professional inspiration: www.sportsbusinessdaily.com, www.yogajournal.com, www.nytimes.com
General interest: www.whistlerblackcomb.com, ffffound.com, www.ted.com

What websites are part of your daily required reading? Share your inspiration with others in the comments below.

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