You'll find this trio is a very eclectic mix from thought-provoking to down and dirty practical.
While only the blogging post is "directly" related to marketing or branding — I will gladly argue that all three articles cut to the core of our work and the life we get to have because of that work.
10 step intermediate guide to blogging your personal brand by Dan Schawbel (actually good for any blogging)
Stress — buster or builder? by Robyn McMaster