If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, you may not have noticed the little windstorm we had on Dec 14. That’s what the weather people called it… a “windstorm.” 90-100 mph winds. I think in Florida they call that a Stage 2 hurricane. We lost power for five days and many people still don’t have power today (Dec 24).

Because of this little breeze (and holiday stuff), I’ve been somewhat out-of-pocket. Imagine my surprise when I finally got back to the blogworld and found this neat little phenomenon running through the blogosphere called the Z-List. If you haven’t heard about the Z-List , you’re missing a great opportunity to view both the power of sharing as well as a great list of marketing/branding blogs you may not know about.

The objective is to help promote blogs that might not be as well known as some of the biggies, like heavyweights Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, and Duct Tape Marketing. I think Mack Collier started this whole thing in his blog The Viral Garden, but frankly I’m not sure. It’s easy to participate. All you have to do is copy the list below, paste into your own blog, and add any that you feel worthy. That’s it.

I haven’t had the chance to check out ALL these blogs, but the ones I’ve seen are very good. After Christmas, I plan to come back with a more detailed commentary on these, as well as personally thank those who helped put Two Hat Marketing on the list.

Creative Think
Movie Marketing Madness
Blog Till You Drop!
Get Shouty!
One Reader at a Time
Critical Fluff
The New PR
Own Your Brand!
Work, in Plain English
Buzz Canuck
New Millenium PR
Pardon My French
Troy Worman’s Blog
The Instigator Blog
Diva Marketing
Marketing Hipster
The Marketing Minute
Funny Business
The Frager Factor
Open The Dialogue
Word Sell
Note to CMO:
That’s Great Marketing!
Shotgun Marketing Blog
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes! Andy Nulman’s Blog About Surprise
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
The Engaging Brand
The Branding Blog
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
Conversation Agent
The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Servant of Chaos
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly
Jeremy Latham’s Blog
SMogger Social Media Blog