12 Executive Assistant Blogs You Should Be Following

Executive Assistant Blog

You can learn a lot from a good Executive Assistant blog.

The Executive Assistant blog provides a rare and honest glimpse into the real life of an Executive Assistant. One Executive Assistant blog might provide a healthy dose of comedic relief in the midst of a high-pressure job while a different blog might offer helpful resources and tips that help aspiring or beginning Executive Assistants know what to expect on the job.

Whatever the subject matter, all Executive Assistant blogs serve up invaluable information aspiring EAs can use to launch their careers or existing EAs can use to get ahead.

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12 Popular Executive Assistant Blogs

1. Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

This Executive Assistant blog features first-hand advice from an Executive Assistant and “Jane of All Trades” with experience working with executives at some of the biggest companies in the world, including Sony, MGM, and Fox.

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2. Practically Perfect PA

If you long to be a Mary Poppins-style Executive Assistant, ready for anything and practically perfect in every way, then this blog is for you! What kind of tips does the blog provide, you ask?

According to the blog owners, “Practically Perfect PA offers practical tips, honest advice and all kinds of career development support specifically for assistants.”

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3. Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forum Blog

The ELS blog is designed to “support the supporters.” The ELS forum “strives to improve the profile and professional lives of executive assistants by creating an educational outlet that inspires growth, collaboration, and community.”

The blog offers perspectives on the latest technologies, and it even provides profiles of real assistants in the recurring “Executive Assistant of the Week” posts.  

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4. Levo

Geared for ambitious professionals in all roles and positions, Levo offers an extensive “tasting menu” of practical and inspiring career advice, tips, and perspectives.

The website’s name speaks to the company’s philosophy. Levo says, “It’s no coincidence that our name is the Latin root of the word “elevate.” With technology, we can move forward together. You are no longer alone in this marathon we call career.”

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5. Bonnie Low Kramen’s Blog

Bonnie is a veteran personal assistant who’s seen and done pretty much everything. She started her blog to help other assistants thrive in an environment that gets more and more complicated by the minute.

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6. People Skills Decoded

It’s no secret that interpersonal communication is key to being a successful Executive Assistant. This blog will help Executive Assistants build the subtle people and communication skills necessary to excel in any work environment, with all types of personalities.

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7. Rethinking Business Communications Blog

The author of this award-winning communication blog explores a range of ways communication—and miscommunication—affects relationship, productivity, and career success. 

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8. The Elise Mitchell Blog

Elise is a “three-time CEO, leadership strategist, executive coach, author, and speaker.” She created her blog to help professionals with goal setting, decision making, leadership, and more.

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9. Work Smarter, Not Harder

Created for the Executive Assistant who wants to hear about new work and technology hacks to make the days a bit more efficient, this blog provides “advice, tools, and hacks for smart teams.”

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10. Confessions of an Admin Junkie

This blog offers “insights from an experienced A/E/C administrator on how to grow professionally and personally in an admin role.”

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11. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today’s Administrative Assistant

This blog may be targeted at Administrative Assistants, but it provides laughter and advice to Executive Assistants and really anyone else who works in an office, with humans. 

Here’s what the author has to say about the blog’s goals: 

“We all have to work, but who says we can’t enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day! Let’s enjoy our day together.”

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12. Being Indispensable

We’ll give you one guess on the goal of this blog.

That’s right, the blog helps cultivate the mindset necessary to be an indispensable assistant who understands and anticipates manager whims and develops deep, valuable partnerships. 

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Special shout out to the Tips for Assistants Gigantic List of Awesome Assistant Websites for pointing out a few of these blogs! 

Start Your Own Executive Assistant Blog

Starting a Blog

Starting your own Executive Assistant blog will help you immerse yourself even deeper into your career while building new skills, exploring new interests, helping others, and building a solid network.

Naturally, if you want your Executive Assistant blog to do well, then you’ll have to do a little homework. But don’t worry, your blog homework doesn’t have to be complicated.

To start, or really to plan to start, your Executive Assistant blog, simply do a basic who-what-when-where-why exercise.

Who

  • Who do you want to read your posts? Voila! This is your target audience. Your “who” should be as specific as possible to make it easier to build a blog strategy designed to serve your audience’s needs. 
    • What is the age, profession, and gender of your target audience?
    • What do people in your target audience like to buy?
    • What media do people in your target audience consume online? Do they read any blogs already? How will yours be different?
  • Who will you write your blog for specifically? Consider 1-5 actual people you know who fit the profile of your target audience. Now use these people as your “audience personas,” examples of your target audience you can use to make your content planning more human. 
    • Jot down some facts about your audience personas, including their internet browsing habits. What questions might they Google? Maybe those questions should be the titles of your first blog posts.

What

  • What will you write about? Break this broad question down into a few prompts to make it easier to answer.
    • Consider what you want to write about. What topics interest you? 
    • Now consider what your target audience wants to read about.
    • Somewhere in the middle of these two considerations, you’ll find a healthy summary of what you should really spend your time blogging about.

When

  • When will you launch your blog?
  • How often will you post and on what dates and times?
  • Carefully consider your current schedule to make sure you have time to deliver on your “when” promise. When you release your first post, it might be helpful to summarize your post schedule so readers will know when to look forward to new posts.

Schedule planning

Where

  • Where will you host your blog? SquareSpace, WordPress, Tumblr, or a different platform? If you’re planning content that’s work appropriate, then you might pitch the concept to your communications team to see if you could host the blog right on your own company website.
  • Where will you promote your blog? Do you have social channels you can use to build your audience? Do you have a network that can help you get the word out? Finding out how to “invite” people to your blog is just as important as finding out where the blog will “live.” (If you want people to read your blog, that is!)

Why

  • Why do you want to start this blog?
  • Rewrite the answer to that question as a mission statement. If you had to pitch the idea to your boss right now, would you feel comfortable, or could your master goals and objectives use a little clarity?
  • Keep polishing your “why” until it’s compelling enough that you would be willing to use your answer during a funding pitch.

Do you read any EA blogs you absolutely love? Or do you already run your own EA blog? Either way, we want to hear about your favorite Executive Assistant blogs. Pass on some knowledge in the comments below.

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