10 Top Bloggers of 2014
Something I’ve noticed many bloggers do is give a shout-out to other bloggers who they feel have been outstanding in some way in the previous year. I did this myself last January so I figured I’d do it again this year.
I decided to approach things a little differently this time. Last year I wrote about ten bloggers who had been helpful, inspirational or supportive to me personally through the year before.
This time, I want to focus on YOU. Whilst it’s true that I’ve got great value from all the bloggers I will be featuring this time, some of them may not be my ‘blogging buddies’ or even people with whom I’ve had a huge amount of interaction. However they are all top bloggers whom I have carefully selected and ones who I know always provide phenomenal content. Also, these are entirely different from the ten great bloggers I featured last year.
I’ve noticed that a few of these bloggers haven’t posted anything for the last couple of months, but that doesn’t matter. Still be sure to check them out as they have some amazing stuff in their archives from which I’m sure you’ll get amazing value.
So here they are, in no particular order:
- Ryan Biddulph – Blogging from Paradise
I’ve mentioned Ryan a number of times on my blog and there’s good reason for this. He is a great guy who always comes up with fantastic, thought-provoking and actionable content. I am always entertained when I visit his blog and never fail to come away with a smile.
- Neamat Tawadrous – neamatproblog.com
Neamat was someone whom I wanted to feature last year, however she was taking a break from blogging. Thankfully she has since come back and, as usual, she provides thoughtful, inspirational and profound content that really hits home and gets to the very depths of the point she’s making.
Reginald is a fantastic guy. He seems to be always on the go with some project or other and is someone to go to if you want to know about some of the more ‘techie’ side of things. He’s extremely approachable and helpful too if you ever need to contact him.
- Donna Merrill – Donna Merrill Tribe
Donna is one of those people who is always so appreciative of every connection you make with her, whether it be on social media, on her blog or via content on your own blog. She’s a very supportive lady who will always have something nice to say, yet her blog posts are always direct, to-the-point and if you weren’t thinking before you read a post of hers, you will be afterwards!
- Sylviane Nuccio – SylvianeNuccio.com
Sylviane is someone whom I think of as being an ‘outside the box’ kind of blogger. She’s very much herself, writes from her heart and is not afraid to tell it like it is. But just like all those I’ve mentioned so far, everything she does is done with care, kindness and with a genuine desire to help others.
- Harleena Singh – Aha!NOW
Harleena is another one of those really supportive, positive people who always has something nice to say. Her blog is a little different in that it covers a whole variety of niches, yet even if Harleena has written on a topic outside your own niche, you’ll still be likely to find something that you can take away and apply to what you’re doing.
- Ana Hoffman – Traffic Generation Cafe
There’s a good reason why her site is called, “Traffic Generation Cafe”. If you want tips on generating traffic, Ana is your gal! But it doesn’t stop there. Head on over and take a look through her site and you’ll find a treasure trove of helpful information.
- Don Purdum – Unveil the Web
I first came across Don just a short time ago whilst visiting Ryan Biddulph’s blog. Coincidentally, Don headed over here soon after and left a comment on one of my posts. So even though I’ve only recently discovered Don, I’ve looked through a lot of his posts and videos and just had to mention him here as I feel that you will learn a lot of valuable stuff from him.
- Ryan Lee – ryanlee.com
I love Ryan’s stuff! He’s a straight-shooting Marketer with a great set of ethics, which is something I’m big on. The downside of Ryan’s blog is that a few months ago he removed the ability to comment on his posts, which is a shame because there have been many times that I would have liked to have contributed to the discussion. But no matter, because his marketing expertise is right up there with the best of the best and you’d do well to grab a drink, settle down and spend some time poring over his archives.
- Luke Corden – lukecorden.com
Luke’s the only person on this list whom I have met personally. We’d already talked online but I actually met him in person at the Marketing Summit UK in 2014. Luke’s a student of Alex Jeffreys who went from struggling (and I mean STRUGGLING) to being a successful product launcher and coach. This is someone who teaches from honest, gut-wrenching experience and I know that he’s an inspiration to many people, myself included. Oh, and he’s an all-round lovely guy. 🙂 Luke, like Ryan Lee, has removed the ability to comment on his blog but, again, don’t let that put you off visiting. His content is inspirational, eye-opening and compelling.
So there you have it. I strongly encourage you to take some time out and visit each and every one of these wonderful people’s blogs. Combined, in my opinion, they’re like having a four-figure coaching package at your fingertips for free! Please don’t underestimate what each of these top bloggers can teach you.
Which bloggers would you say are outstanding? What about the top bloggers on my list – are there any on there who have helped you already? Please let me know in the comments section below.
Thanks for visiting and for reading!
Until next week,