I'm the founder of Elite Strategies, a nifty SEO company in Delray Beach, FL. We represent some huge brands nationally and hustle hard 7 days a week. We have a dozen team members that churn out some really solid work.
I have had the same affiliate marketing campaign alive and profitable for over 3 years.
Right now I am working on a new web app / website for SEO's that are seeking JSON-LD examples.
Follow the money.
I mainly write for our blog, the Elite Strategies Blog but I have recently been branching out to Moz and some others. Also posting on my personal blog a lot lately and even posting here on Inbound as well.
I really believe in owning my own data, and while I do see the benefit of guest blogging the pros of owning my own data outweigh the cons. This carries over into everything I do from blogging, analytics, servers, backups, etc.
I have no favorite blogs, only favorite posts.