There's an excess of advice, trend spotting and pontification by and for planners on the web, but the insightful blogs described below consistently are worth reading.
1. Next Generation Event. URL: nextgenerationevent.com. Description: "Enviro-conscious and tech-forward ideas for tomorrow's events." Author: Alli Gerkman, ex-attorney who plans legal education conferences. Avg. posts per month: 16.
2. Gathering. URL: krysslovacek.wordpress.com. Description: "Ideas and information to help us in our everyday lives -- both personally and professionally." Author: Krys Slovacek, planner for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Avg. posts per month: 10.
3. Fresh Event Tips. URL: bonjourevents.com/thefreshtips. Description: "Event templates and practical tips." Author: Rose Lanham, California-based planner, formerly with Yahoo! Avg. posts per month: 13.
4. EVENTive. URL: banquetevent.com. Description: creative ideas for planners, with an emphasis on the Seattle area. Authors: employees at Seattle-based Banquet & Event Resource. Avg. posts per month: 23.