by Elliot Christenson on October 10, 2016 - 3:51pm

Drupal is open source sofware. Thousands of contributors help build it, but of similar importance is the marketing and education wing of the Drupal Community. Drupal Twitter accounts, Drupal podcasts, and today's topic: Drupal Blogs.

There are many, many blogs that are of importance to various aspects of Drupaling. My criteria are really just my own non-authoritative views. Please feel free to Tweet me, Facebook me, or throw in your own ideas in the comments below!

#5 - Symfony

Drupal 8 has facets that are based on the Symfony Framework. It's our way of avoiding "NIH" (Not Invented Here) Syndrome. It brings Drupal into the larger world of the Internet. Their blog has several categories that can quickly get you up to speed on what is happening in the Symfony world.

#4 - CSS Tricks

Whether you are a Drupal expert, or if you're just starting out, CSS Tricks is a great place to find information on everything related to CSS. If you think there isn't much to know, I like to think of CSS like chess, go, and other strategy games: Simple to learn, a lifetime to master. (I probably stole that tagline from somewhere!). Plus, CSS Tricks is headed up by Chris Coyier. He's from Wisconsin just like myDropWizard, shoutout to the home team! 

#3 - Planet Drupal

This is more than a blog - it is itself a collection of other great blogs (including the myDropWizard Blog!).

#2 - The Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is an educational non-profit organization that tasks itself with fostering and supporting the Drupal software project, the community and its growth. Supported by both individual members and organizations, the Association uses its resources, network and funds to constantly engage in new projects and initiatives to help educate people about Drupal and support the growth of the Drupal project. This is their blog.

#1 - Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is the original creator of Drupal. More than just a "gear-head" techie type, he has really slipped really well into the role of Chief Visionary for the Future of Drupal. Dries provides great ideas and opportunities to collaborate on the long-term future of Drupal. I really love his insights. Whenever I get worries about the future of Drupal in the competitive landscape, I read Dries, and I feel alright again!

What do you think? Like my list? Hate my list? Have some obviously great blogs that I missed? Hey, the Internet is a big place, and I am sure there is a list of 50 I could have here. Please share your thoughts with the community here!

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You can also search for lots of helpful tips and trick on my website.

http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/

Sex, Box and Jazz... associative line Symfony, Drupal and Dries ;)

Thank you for your interest to share this information. This is very useful information. Drupal is open source sofware. Thousands of contributors help build it, but of similar importance is the marketing and education wing of the Drupal Community.

This is a nice list with lots of the relevent blogs, I reckon that it is probably worth chucking in the Acquia blog also as they have lots of relevent content as the semi-official 'gatekeepers' of Drupal!

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