Top Salesforce Blogs 2018 That Every Trailblazer Should Follow! – Part 1

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Top Salesforce Blogs 2018 That Every Trailblazer Should Follow! - Part 1

If you’re like most Trailblazers, then you’re always hungry for more knowledge. You want the latest and the most cutting edge tips and tricks in Salesforce and your curiosity has no bounds. But there’s a catch that you may or may not have realised! With the expanse of the community, the number of Salesforce blogs are increasing every other day. So among the clutter, how do you know what’s good content and what’s not?

With the help of our people and resources at Whatfix, I did a sweep of all the active Salesforce blogs and came up with this exclusive roundup of Top Salesforce Blogs 2018. (Psst…They are our personal favourites as well.)

Every link mentioned here has been tested, and all the posts suggested for you to read are recent.

To do justice to all the Top Salesforce Blogs of 2018, I am splitting this list into 2 parts. Here’s the first part.

Top Salesforce Blogs 2018 That Every Trailblazer Should Follow! – Part 1

The first part will feature 25 blogs divided into 4 categories. Click on the links to jump to a particular category. The categorization is as follows:

  1. Everything Salesforce – These include blogs that write diverse content appealing to the Salesforce users and businesses using their products.
  2. Salesforce MVP Blogs – Most of them are personal blogs of Salesforce MVPs through which they educate, inspire and enlighten the community.
  3. Salesforce WIT Blogs – In this category we are honouring some of the amazing Women in Salesforce, who have been contributing to create a diverse and equal culture in the ecosystem with their wits and skills.
  4. Salesforce Community Blogs – Unlike the Official Salesforce community, there are some blogs which inspire active participation and content contribution. This section is dedicated to such blogs.

Editor’s note:  This is a roundup of the top blogs in the domain in no specific rank. Categories are subjective and as per ease of understanding.

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Let’s get started. Prep your Feedly and get ready to check out some really intriguing Salesforce content. Also, do share the love with a shout out on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Everything Salesforce!

This section consists of Salesforce blogs that product diverse content for the Salesforce Community and businesses using Salesforce products. Bookmark them if you prefer high-level content which is not particular to Admins/Developers alone. Personally, I would vouch for these blogs for all Salesforce, Force.com customers.

1. Salesforce Weekly

AuthorsMichael GillChris Edwards, and Ines Garcia

Run by 3 incredible Salesforce MVPs, this is one of the most popular blogs in the Salesforce ecosystem. I personally love their different tones of narration, and most importantly their natural willingness to help and educate the community.

Must-read: Grab your Blazer, it’s time to hit the Trail

Salesforce Weekly was so awesome to feature the article on their blog:


2. SalesforceBen

Author: Ben McCarthy

Ben’s blog is one of the most active ones in the Salesforce Ecosystem. With a plethora of ideas and expertise in Salesforce, Ben himself contributes content to the blog in plenty and has kept an open channel for the others to write as well.

Must-read: Salesforce Buys Mulesoft in Biggest Acquisition Ever!


3.Whatfix Academy

Authors: Gokul Suresh and Amar Tejaswi

Albeit it’s not a household name of the Salesforce Community as yet, Whatfix Academy is a thriving blog which publishes thought-provoking content for Trailblazers. Advocating Salesforce adoption and training, Whatfix Academy also appeals to businesses who are on the lookout for solutions to simplify their end-users’ Salesforce and Force.com experience.

Their content ranges from blog posts, ebooks, videos, and interactive walkthroughs on Salesforce and highly recommends the ‘Learn By Doing’ methodology.

Note: If you have an interesting idea that our Salesforce audience can benefit from then here’s an open invite for you to guest post on our blog.

Must-read : 11+ Salesforce Influencers: Up, Close & Personal


4. AdminHero

Author: Brent Downey

Brent has been covering a wide array of Salesforce and general business topics written in an easily consumable manner, focussed on SFDC admins and businesses using Salesforce. Check out his blog for content on Lightning Experience and his brilliant series Zero to Hero.

Must-read: Taking You From Zero to Admin Hero


5. Global Salesforce Blogs

Author: Oliver Hansen

Global Salesforce Blogs, is not really a blog. But a website that lists plenty of curated Salesforce blogs across the world. Adding on to his brilliant initiative, Oliver has also started a newsletter that combines news from the top blogs in the ecosystem.

Here’s what Oliver had to say about the list:


6. Apttus Blog

Authors: Eric Dreshfield, Gene Eun, Elle OdysseosSteve Feyer and others.

Looking for assorted business and Salesforce content? Check out the Apttus Blog. With many contributing bloggers, this blog features content on CPQ, Salesforce Events, AI, etc.

Must-read: Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Enterprise

This is how the Apttus gang responded:


7. The Wizard News

Author: Brian Kwong

Administrating and Developing on the Salesforce.com platform since 2007, Brian jots down his tips, tricks and best practices in this nifty Salesforce blog. The blog features diverse content, be it blogs on Salesforce automation tools, videos on new features, and podcasts on products, career, tips, and a lot of other quirky stuff.

Must-read: How to Use the Salesforce Lightning Roadmap


Salesforce MVP Blogs!

Most of the MVPs of Salesforce have their own personal blog, as a place where they can share their knowledge and expertise. If you look at them objectively, then you will see that each one is different and has a distinct perspective.

The following are some of the personal blogs of MVPs and ex-MVPs of Salesforce, that not only speaks their story but showcases their expertise, experience, leadership and success in the domain.

8. Phil’s Salesforce Tips

Author: Phil Walton

Since 2007, Phil Walton has been hand-picking MVPs & superstars from within the Salesforce eco-system into his dynamic and growing consultancy. The blog, albeit being the front for his consultancy Cloud Galacticos, is filled with tips, news, and a lot of ideas from this Salesforce Expert.


9. SFDC99

Author: David Liu

David is a Pro Salesforce Dev, who built SFDC99 with the purpose of giving. The blog features Beginner Tutorials, Apex Academy, and Success Stories which has grown to be quite popular within the community. Looking for a great resource to up your Salesforce skills? Do check out David’s blog.

Must-read: Global Salesforce Salary Information!


10. Cloud Architecture

Author: Francis Pindar

Francis is a Salesforce Expert and an MVP, whose primary agenda is to teach everything that he knows about Salesforce in a fun way. He’s had over 20 years of experience in internet technologies and his blog resonates that wisdom.

Must watch: What is a Salesforce MVP?


11. ShellBlack Blog

Author: Shell Black

Shell Black started consulting on Salesforce.com in 2005 and instantly fell in love with the platform. What started as a passion to solve problems in the Cloud, soon became a business which also spawned a wonderful blog. In 2013, Shell also launched his Whiteboard videos, which has now become a great resource for learning Salesforce functionalities.

Must-watch: Lightning Experience (LEX) versus the Classic UI (Aloha) and Migrating to Lightning


12. Salesforce SaaS

Authors: Amy Oplinger and Tom Blamire

Looking to read some light-hearted, humorous, fun blog with some interesting of SFDC news? Well then, Salesforce SaaS is definitely it. Authored by two amazing admins, Amy and Tom, this blog showcases their amazing journey, along with some interesting takes on Salesforce with a lot of Gifs.

Watch out for: – Their very own squad #GifSquad! (Both Amy and Tom are partly the reason for filling the Salesforce’s Twitterverse with Gifs.)

Amy, Tom and the whole of #GIFSquad made this list really special. (Check out the whole thread)


13. Technology Flows

Author: Matthew Morris

Matthew’s blog welcomes you with an intriguing message – “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” On scrolling down, you get to see that he is pretty serious about it. Technology Flows is known for its Podcasts with guests from the Salesforce domain. If you are more of a listener than a reader, then make sure you tune into Matthew’s podcasts.

Must-hear: Peter Coffee talking AI, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Predictive Analytics


14. SimplySfdc

Author: Johan Yu

What Johan Yu started as a personal blog to record all that he learned in Salesforce has now become a resource for many admins who are taking a crack at the platform. Being the Co-leader of the Singapore User Group, Johan’s blog is full of great insights for all Salesforce Admins.


15. Ericforcefield

Author: Eric Dreshfield

Eric’s personal blog is all about giving back to the community. Most of the blog content revolves around featuring people from the community via interviews. The most famous being the (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community series, which features Salesforce employees, MVPs, User Group Leaders, Partners, etc., connected to Eric and is willing to share answers to his five simple questions.

Must -read: The (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community series

Eric was super excited to be featured not once but twice!


16. SaaS Components

Author: Fabrice Cathala

Unlike the other Salesforce blogs, Fab’s idea is to focus his blog on the important role of the Salesforce architect in implementation teams. He is an avid SaaS advocate who has 20+ years of experience in the industry and his blog posts reflect his immense experience. Tune in to his blog to read some refreshing content every now and then.

Must -read: Buy vs. Build (the Salesforce edition)

This is how Fab spread the word:


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Women In Technology Blogs!

Women are growing their footprint in technology, and it’s getting especially big in the Salesforce Ecosystem. With Salesforce itself taking strides in encouraging equality at work, there is no wonder why we have so many rockstar women in tech.

This section features the top bloggers among the Salesforce WIT, who has contributed vastly to the community through their content, leadership, mentoring, and advice.

17. Jenwlee’s Salesforce Blog

Author: Jennifer W. Lee

Jennifer is a 3x MVP, 3x certified Salesforce Administrator and Trailhead addict who loves showcasing her professional life on her blog. Along with all the Ohana love, she regularly also How-to posts, release highlights and some really useful certification tips.

Must-read: How I Studied for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Exam


18. Mostly Cloud

Author: Lauren Touyet 

As a Salesforce MVP, Co-leader of the Ireland User Group, Co-organiser of Surfforce and the Founder of the #OhanaCoffee, Lauren has a lot of stories to share. She does it beautifully with great photos on her blog. Blogs like Mostly Cloud are what shows the real Salesforce Ohana spirit.

Lauren was her chirpy self when she got to know the news:


19. Salesforce Experience

Author: Meighan Brodkey

Meighan’s blog has loads of content for Admins and Developers alike. With more than a decade experience with Salesforce, this Salesforce MVP has been putting down all the tricks up her sleeve in her blog. Her advice and tips are great for all aspiring Salesforce learners.

Must-read: Guides for AwesomeAdmins

Check out what Meighan had to say:


20. Sassy Sistah Blog

Author: Shonnah Hughes

Shonnah is a Salesforce MVP and the Chapter leader of the Women In Tech Diversity User Group which addresses the unique challenges and stigmas faced by minority women in tech. Although she doesn’t blog actively, she has written some great pieces on the Salesforce Ohana, equality, and culture appropriation.

Must-read: Salesforce Ohana Culture: How has a company united so many people?


21. The Spot For Pardot

Author: Andrea Tarrell

The Spot is Andrea’s blog about all things Pardot and Marketing Automation. With over 8 years of experience on the platform, this Salesforce MVP dedicates this blog to marketers, sharing her ideas, thoughts and latest news in the industry.

Must-read: 6 Reasons Marketing Automation Managers Get Burned Out [& How to Overcome Them]

Andrea was thrilled to hear the news:


22. Louise Lockie’s Letters from London

Author: Louise Lockie

If there’s one word to describe Louise’s blog, that would be Optimism. Her blog is filled with bits of advice and ideas on presentation skills, Salesforce training and personal development. Check out her blog if you are looking for something inspirational.

Must-read: Prove it to Yourself

Louise showed the true spirit of #WIT:


23. Sonika Tomar’s WIT Success Stories

Author: Sonika Tomar

The WIT Success Stories is a very interesting series published by Sonika on her blog. The series promotes the amazing women in Salesforce, their life journey, their experience with the platform, their skills, expertise and moreover how they are proving to be a leader in the tech world .


Salesforce Community Blogs

24. Forcetalks

Forcetalks is a Salesforce collaboration platform for admins, developers, consultants, architects, marketers, and business heads to contribute their blogs and ideas. It is an open platform where anyone can join and interact with the community. The community accepts blog posts, infographics, videos and also has a Q/A section.


25. Teach Me Salesforce

Contributors: Jeff DouglasJeff GrosseAnkit AroraLuke CushanickPaul BattissonBecka Dente, Siddhesh Kabe and others.

This is a blog for developers to learn Salesforce, The content is compiled and contributed by the community itself, handpicked by Jeff Douglas himself.


Top Salesforce Blogs 2018 – Badge of Honour

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Second Part To Be Realeased Soon!

As I mentioned earlier, this is just the first part of the Top Salesforce Blogs 2018 list.

The second part will feature:

  • Salesforce Developer Blogs
  • Awesome Admin Blogs
  • Force.com Blogs

Congratulations to all who are featured in this list. We are honoured to promote you guys as the best Salesforce bloggers of 2018.


If you think I have missed out on vital blogs or you have any questions or concerns,  feel free to tweet out to me.

Gokul Suresh

Gokul Suresh

Gokul leads the Inbound, Content and Social Media efforts at Whatfix.

A techie, a marketer and a UX enthusiast, he lovesthinking up creative ideas and experimenting with new tools. He's an expert in inbound marketing and eats CRMs for breakfast, ITSMs for lunch and leftovers from Product Hunt for dinner!

Have anything to say to him? Tweet out to him. He enjoys constructive criticism.
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