Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take some time to reflect on their experiences and then share it with the rest of us. I’ve been blogging since 2007 and can tell you there is something truly incredible about reflecting on your experiences and sharing them with others.
Thousands of startup founders write blogs of their own and coming up with a top three list was no easy task but here are my three all-time favorite startup founder blogs.
1. Danielle Morrill – this has been a new favorite of mine this year. Danielle is the CEO and Cofounder of Mattermark and is one of the startup founders that is the most plugged-into the startup ecosystem as a whole. Danielle has a great writing style and my favorite thing about her is that she doesn’t hold back or sugar-coat her posts, she tells it like is is and I can tell you that I personally have learned a lot from her posts this year.
2. Ryan Hoover – Ryan is the founder of Product Hunt and along with writing some incredibly insightful posts he also has a great podcast that I really enjoy listening to. It is clear that Ryan absolutely loves writing and along with sharing content on his blog he also does some pretty kick-ass articles for publications like TechCrunch, Forbes, and PandoDaily to name a few.
3. David Jaxson – David is the founder of Seeking Alpha (another site I really enjoy reading) and he writes a post just about every single day. What I like about David’s blog is that he isn’t afraid to challenge some of the conventional wisdom that is out there. One of my favorite recent posts by him is Don’t try to learn from failure.