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30 Bloggers To Watch in 2010

Posted By Jade Craven 7th of January 2010 General, Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

In this post Jade Craven shares her thoughts on 30 bloggers worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead!

Update: You can now follow all these guys from the one twitter list! Check out Blogger To Watch.

1. Dave Navarro

Follow @rockyourday

Dave was featured as one of tomorrows star bloggers in 2008 and has continued to impress in 2009. His tenacity and hard work have helped cement himself as a leading blogger and  coach. He has a truly impressive resume with guest posts on Copyblogger, two product reviews here on Problogger and joint ventures with other high profile bloggers.

2009 has been the year where he strategically built up his profile to become a respected member of the blogging community. In 2010, I expect he’ll be leveraging that profile to provide more awesome resources to help bloggers succeed. You can check him out at The Launch Coach and be sure to sign up for his advance discount list and for advanced notice of his More Buyers Every Month training.

More on Dave:

2. Skellie Wag

Follow at @Skellie

Skellie has kept quite for most of 2009. She has focused on her work at Envato and providing the occasional killer resource at Skelliewag. Despite her absence, many bloggers still credit her as one of their favorite bloggers.

I hope we will be seeing a lot more of Skellie in 2010.

More from Skellie:

3. Sarah Prout

Follow @sarahprout

Sarah Prout runs a boutique publishing company called Sprout Publishing. She creates cool products targeting business, bloggers, social media professionals and entrepreneurs.

She has caused quite the stir in the local social media scene with her blog, Entreprenuerial sparkle. She has built a strong reputation on delivering quality products and being really useful to her twitter followers.

You can check out my review of her Twitter Success Blueprint at Twitip and find out about her new course, Sprout Buzz. I am so keen to learn what awesome projects she’ll be working on next year.

4. Johnny B Truant

Follow @johnnybtruant

Johnny B Truant was rocking it at his humor blog before getting the attention of Naomi Dunford. He offered to be a guinea pig of her Online Business School and started guest posting on Ittybiz about his attempts to build an online business.

He raised his profile quickly with strategic guest posts and free offers. He quickly became a fixture in the blogging community and restructured his online presence so that all posts are hosted at Johnnybtruant.com.

He now makes a considerable income through technology consulting, affiliate commissions and sales of his product Zero to Business. You can check his new venture with Charlie Gilkey at Charlie and Johnny Jam sessions.

I hope he expands his products available in 2010 and that he continues to provide his awesome guest posts.

More from Johnny:

5. Leo Babauta

Follow @leobabauta

Leo was already widely regarded in the blogosphere, but this year he has shown why he commands so much respect. He has released two new blogs – Mnmlist and Zen Family Habits as well as courses at A List blogging Bootcamps. He has also released the free minimalist theme, the ebook on minimalism and the motivation handbook.

He has done this on top of promoting his book The Power Of Less and maintaining the high caliber of writing at Zen Habits. He shows no signs of stopping in 2010 with rumors of more projects in the works.

More from Leo:

6. Ali Hale

Follow @alihale

Ali Hale has made waves in 2009 with her staff blogging, guest posts and subsequent release of her Staff Blogging Ebook. She has set a new standard for high quality guest posts.

She has recently launched her blog at Aliventures where she provides in depth articles and comprehensive product reviews. I believe she will be contributing even more to the blogging community in 2010.

More from Ali:

7. Yaro Starak

Follow @yarostarak

Yaro Starak has shown bloggers’ just what they can achieve if they dominate a niche. Yaro started blogging at Entreprenuers Journey and has created a drool-worthy product funnel.

He has released a series of membership sites targeting bloggers at all levels of success including the very successful Blog Mastermind. I’m hoping he releases some new products in 2010 and continues to show bloggers what can be achieved through perseverance and delivering high quality content.

More from Yaro:

8. Joanna Penn

Follow @thecreativepenn

Joanna has been the hidden success story of 2010. Her blog, The Creative Penn, has had a lot of success in both the local and international blogging communities. She is developing a strong reputation for providing high quality content and is famous for providing high quality links on twitter.

She shows how rising stars can be useful and gracious. I know her blog is just going to get even better in 2010 and feel honored to be part of that journey.

9. Naomi Dunford

Follow @ittybiz

Naomi Dunford is awesome. She has a shaved head, conspires against a duck and likes to swear. She also has one of the freshest blogging voices online.

Her blog, Ittybiz, is one of the best resources on how to market your blog and business. She provides tonnes of free material and affordable courses as well as other courses like Marketing 101, Marketing School, SEO School and Online Business School for her loyal customers. So many of my friends credit her for their inspiration and success. She is fresh from a recent redesign and I can’t wait to see how her site evolves in 2010.

10. Chris Guillebeau

Follow @chrisguillebeau

Chris has received a lot of attention with his blog, the Art of Non Conformity. His unique philosophy and compelling writing style propelled him to authority blogger in less than 279 days.

He has released a number of unconventional guides including the Unconventional Guide to the Social Web, Unconventional Guide to Art and Money and partnered with skilled writers to deliver niche products. His full range of products are fantastic.

2010 will see Chris travel to fascinating countries, release more unconventional guides and the publication of his first book.

More from Chris:

11. Mike CJ

Follow @mikecj

Mike has created a name for himself in the blogging niche. He become a Problogger in 2008 thanks to Mikes Life and his two travel blogs.

He stood out with his practical blog posts and fast developed a community around Mikes Life. In 2009, he released his blogging course  and twitter guide. In 2010, he has just released Beyond Blogging (cowritten with Nathan Hangen.)

12. Dan Schawbel

Follow @danschawbel

Dan Schawbel is a brilliant example of an authority blogger. He has risen to the top of the personal branding niche having released a book, magazine and awards.

In 2009 he expanded the personal branding network with the creation of the Student Branding Blog. His content is syndicated by Forbes, Reuters and Fox Business.

In 2010, I think we will see Dan take niche blogging to a whole new level. I feel privileged to watch it happen.

More from Dan:

5 Ways Blogging Can Make a Difference For You in This Economy

13. Jonathan Fields

Follow @jonathanfields

Some of you may not know Jonathan. He is a blogger, author and speaker. That’s the simple version. His bio described him as

a giddy dad, husband, New Yorker, multi-time health & fitness industry entrepreneur, recovering S.E.C./mega-firm hedge-fund lawyer, slightly-warped, unusually-stretchy, spiritually-inclined, obsessed with creation, small-biz and online marketing-catalyst, speaker, direct-response copywriter, entrepreneur-coach, yoga-teacher, columnist, author, once-a-decade hook-rug savant, pro-blogger and career renegade™ gone wild.

He wrote a fantastic book called Career Renegade and released a killer report, The Truth About Book Marketing. He’s spent this year helping as many people as possible – whether it be through his speaking events and workshops or the creation of new projects like Tribal author.

It will be fascinating to see what he accomplishes next year.

More from Jonathan:

14. Marko Saric

Follow @howtomakemyblog

Marko has had astonishing success during 2009. He marked a year at How To Make My Blog and successfully launched his Twitter Marketing ebook. He earns a consistent income through his Thesis theme reviews and blog consulting. He did a fantastic presentation about how to build a better blog at a recent meetup in London.

I hope 2010 brings more products and presentations because he brings a lot to the blogging community.

More from Marko:

15. Charlie Gilkey

Follow @Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey is many bloggers secret weapon. He is a business and productivity coach that writes at Productive Flourishing.

He recently launched Email Triage and has joined with Johnny B Truant to produce monthly Jam Sessions.

He will be released more affordable products in 2010, as well as helping more bloggers kick arse. I cant wait to see what he and his clients achieve.

16. Robb Sutton

Follow @robbsutton

Robb has impressed many with the success of Mountain Biking 198. He has received over $100’000 in review products which he spoke about in his book Ramped Reviews . He now works on his network while blogging about his journey to success at Robb Sutton. You can check out his comprehensive free ebook, Ramped Blogging, while there.

He shows how people can apply practical business schools to the blogosphere and what you can achieve when you don’t doubt yourself. He does done multiple guest posts and podcasts this year and I look forward to hearing about his future projects.

More from Robb:

17. Gary Vaynerchuk

Follow @garyvee

What can I say that hasn’t already been said? He crushed it during 2009.

He launched Vaynermedia, a business specializing in building brand equity. He signed a 7 figure book deal with Harper Studio and released his best-selling Crush it. He has had many high profile press mentions and television appearances.

Gary has given many bloggers something something to aspire to. Knowing him, he’ll give us even more next year.

18. Chris Brogan

Follow @chrisbrogan

Chris has accomplished so much this year. His book, Trust Agents, became a New York Times bestseller. He touched a lot of people with his overnight success video series and grew his blog to almost 40’000 subscribers. I’ve had trouble with keeping up with all he’s accomplished this year because he has done so darn much. He works incredibly hard to ensure that his work helps as many of us as possible.

Judging by his business wishlist, he will be achieving so much more in 2010.

19. Michael Martine

Follow @remarkablogger

Remarkablogger has been a good friend this year and it has been a pleasure to watch his site grow. On top of his blogging and coaching duties, he helps market the Headway wordpress theme. This theme has really impressed a lot of my designer friends, and I know they have great plans for it.

Michael is definitely someone to watch in 2010. I just hope that, despite his success and accomplishments, he’ll always be the awesome guy I’ve come to respect.

20. Lea Woodward

Follow @leawoodward

Lea and her husband, Jonathan, have shown that you don’t need to stay in one place to rock the blogosphere. They have taken one blog, Location Independent, and developed an entire community around it.

The expanded the blog to create a network – using the birth of their daughter Mali as motivation for Location Independent Parents. She also expanded to develop a series of Location Independent guides.

2010 will see them expand their product range as well as develop the Location Independent community. If you are aspiring to blog while traveling, they are a must read.

21. David Risley

Follow @davidrisley

David is now a fixture in the blogging community. He tells it like it is at his DavidRisley.com blog and makes 6 figures a year from his PC Mech blog and products such as the Blog Masters Club.

He has taught us so much this year and will continue to do so during 2010. It will be interesting to see what new projects he comes up with.

More from David:

22. Glen Allsopp

Follow @viperchill

Glen Allsopp has a resume that would make many established bloggers envious. He has guest posted at many high profile blogs and is a successful staff blogger. He launched Cloud Living to much acclaim and has followed that up with another killer ebook – Reality Switch. I’ve loved learning about Glens story, both at PluginID and Viperchill.

More from Glen:

I’m confident that his business will skyrocket in 2010 – especially with his $1 million case study.

23. Laura Roeder

Follow @lkr

Many bloggers owe a lot of their success to Laura Roeder. She has shown how you can leverage social media effectively and how to market with class. Her blog, and business, boomed in 2009. She released a paid version of The Dash, launched her Creating Fame course and developed that into the Creating Fame Classroom (and more like Backstage pass to Twitter).

I hope she continues to create more brilliant information products in the new year and that she continues to provide so much value to the community.

More from Laura:

How to Make Deals with Bigshots in Less Than 10 Minutes

24. DM Scott

Follow @dmscott

DM Scott isn’t the sorta guy you normally see on these lists. I met him at a Social Media Masterclass and was blown away by his blogging knowledge. He has written two successful books – World Wide Rave and The New Rules of Marketing and PR. He has released many killer free ebooks and blogs at Web Ink Now.

He is someone you should get to know if you want to learn how to get world wide attention using social media. He knows his stuff and I’m sure he’ll be providing high quality content beyond 2010.

25. Darren Rowse

Follow @problogger

Darren already rocks the blogging community. He has a top 100 technorati blog, is one of the co-founders of b5 media and is the inspiration for many leading bloggers.

He took things to a completely new level in 2009. He launched Problogger.com, a personal blog as well as 31 days to become a better blogger Workbook.

I’ve heard that he has amazing things planned for his other blogs and can’t wait to see how he develops Twitip and Digital Photography School.

26. Collis Ta’eed

Follow @collis

Collis Ta’eed is many bloggers’ worst nightmare. I don’t want to know how much money I’ve spent on market places like Theme Forest and Graphic River.

Envato has grown so much this year. They have launched many new marketplaces, blogs and tutorial sites. They have cemented themselves in the creative communities.I’m really excited to see how Envato will develop next year. I hope that I can somehow even be part of it.

Also valuable are the E-books that Collis is part of from Rockable Press – how to be a Rockstar WordPress designer and how to be a Rockstar Freelancer.

More from Collis:

27. James Chartrand

Follow @menwithpens

2009 has certainly been a busy year for James. When he isn’t pumping out content on Men with Pens, he is actively commenting or connecting to the community via twitter.

2010 will be for interesting for James after the recent revelation that he is, actually, a she. James is still one of the best ‘blokes’ I know, but this story has really set the blogosphere on fire. It will be very interesting to see how it unfolds in the new year. Will she release a book? Will mainstream press pick up the story? I don’t care – as long as she continues to bring class to the blogosphere.

Also co-authored by James is the Unlimited Freelancer e-book.

28. Caroline Middlebrook

Follow @cmiddlebrook

Caroline Middlebrook was one of the star bloggers during 2008 but has slowed things down this year to work on her software project.  Her income has been consistent despite only spending only one hour a week.

Caroline will be launching her software project later this month. It will be interesting to see how her blog and project evolves in 2010.

More on Caroline:

29. Adam Baker

Follow @manvsdebt

Adam shows that you don’t need to be a metablogger to be successful. He has indirectly taught me, and many others, so much about engaging your community. He writes at Man Vs Debt and has spent most of 2009 traveling/working in Australia and New Zealand.

Adam celebrated the 6 month anniversary of Man Vs Debt with a fantastic article about how NOT to suck at blogging. I’m genuinely excited to see how he develops the blog over the next 12 months.

More on Adam:

30. Sonia Simone

Follow @soniasimone

As the senior editor at Copyblogger, Sonia has the finger on the pulse of the blogosphere. She shows how you can make writing informative and fun. She’s joint ventured on many awesome products this year including Freelance X Factor and Marketing For Nice People. She recently launched the Remarkable Marketing Blueprint – something I’m still annoyed I missed out on.

If you want to excel at content marketing, Sonia can help you. I’m sure she’ll be providing many opportunities to do so during 2010.

Who would go on your list?

These are the people that made it onto my radar this year, but I know there are many fabulous bloggers I haven’t met yet.

Share who you think are the bloggers to watch and why. Some of them may be featured in future Problogger posts.

Disclaimer: While there are affiliate links in this post, none of them are mine.

About Jade Craven
Jade Craven is a regular Problogger contributor. She wrote the Bloggers To Watch column for four years and currently manages the DPS Pinterest boards. She writes about bloggers doing amazing things at her new project, Bloggers To Watch.
  1. I didn’t see myself on this list *grin*

    Being on the cutting edge is a key part of being a Modern Guru; Read my post, ‘The best 3 FREE tools for MODERN INTERNET MARKETING GURUS’ at my blog; http://www.camilturcotte.com

    I’ll build you a website for cost. Like 40$

  2. The Smart Passive Income Blog is anoher one that should definitely be on this list. It is the chronicle of a family mans trimph over unemployment and how he is making a living online through passive streams of income.


  3. Nice list. I find some of the bloggers much more authoritative then others but its a nice list. Thanks jade.

  4. My favorite is Darren Rowse, Yaro Starak has an astonishing blog with very useful content.

    I will check the blogs of Dave Navarro and David Risley, they look very interesting.

    Thanks for writting this list.

  5. I think Pat Flynn (smartpassiveincome.com) is worth keeping an eye on. He’s doing everything right, it seems.

    Also going to keep my eye on the BetterLearningBetterEarning.com blog…
    I have a vested interest in that blogger doing well!

    Thanks for the list. Added a few feeds to my reader because of it!

  6. Few name in this list are new to me and I would love to see their work and thoughts as well.

  7. It is a great inspiration post and this should be shared with other people who says that there is no hope in blogging but how come this amazing blogger and doing it continuously.

    I pretty much know many of this blogger and they are amazing as person and as business man.


  8. Awesome list. Thanks. I had heard of about a third of them and read them regularly.

    Love your blog, by the way!

  9. I would love to see Daniel Scocco making to this list. He has launched Marketing and Online Business training program and blogs at DailyBlogTips.com – The blog was nominated under the “Best Web Development Blog” category in the 2007 Weblog Awards, and currently it is ranked among the 500 most popular blogs in the world (according to Technorati) and among the 100 most popular marketing blogs in the world (according to AdvertisingAge).

  10. Lynn Terry of http://www.clicknewz.com is at the top of my list: she always puts out excellent information, and replies to just about every comment on her blog.

  11. I’m not on the list!? Travesty! :)

  12. Thanks for the list, I was not familiar with quite a few of them. I look forward to checking them out this year. While I’m by no means an A list blogger I’m certainly growing a fanatical tribe. :) You gotta start somewhere!

  13. Looks like I need to work harder…good thing I love to do so :)

  14. This is such a great list. I just spent some time on the Man vs. Debt blog and wow what an awesome blog. That is the first I have heard of him. But I am very new to this blogging community. But I am having a blast so far.

    I don’t have anyone to add just yet I am still blog surfing around. But again thanks. I have learned a huge amount from your posts over the the last couple weeks.

  15. 30 great picks there Jade. It will be interesting to see how familiar the list is at the end of 2010.

    The blogging world is moving a lot faster than most standard industries. As such, the amount if change in a single year can be vast! I’m certain we will see some new bloggers make their name this year.

  16. I would say Nathan Hangen and Elizabeth Potts-Weinstein should go on this list, too.

    I was planning on turning into a total asshole in 2010, but I guess now I can’t do that, Jade, or you’ll be disappointed. ;-)

  17. Actually, let me jump in here again and say that Jade herself should be on this list, but of course she’s far too humble to put herself on it. No “tall poppies”, right Jade?

    Anybody else agree with me on this one? Jade is a blogger to watch out for in 2010 and make no mistake.

  18. These are all excellent bloggers and I follow most already. David Risley is one of my favorites for his down to earth and helpful posts.

    I’d have to agree with Jenny though…the list is more “Bloggers who have already made it and you are already watching if you know anything about blogging”…Like I said, they are all great, but what about some names that are not so well known and have inspired you?

    I tried to do that with when I picked 20 women for the best marketing & social media blogs for my own article. I hope it encourages other women entrepreneurs and helps spread the word for those who need it as well as those big names that you just can’t live without.

    If you’d like to check it out: http://www.marketlikeachick.com/chicks-pick-20-best-marketing-and-social-media-blogs-by-women/

  19. Ben Heckenmod might deserve a spot . he has a site on modding games and case which is pretty cool

  20. Thanks for the list, Jade. 8 of them i always visit. I would love to see Jeremy Schoemaker to this list.

  21. This is an amazing list! i am hoping to make it in 2010 :)

  22. You know what Michael? This list was originally 40. Nathan and other cool people were on that list. But I got tired, incredibly tired, towards the end of last year and figured I’d spend some time this year promoting the awesome people I cut from that draft.

    I hope I become ‘one to watch’. Its not so much a case of tall poppies – rather, the circumstances that made the last 6 months difficult still exist.

    Satish –

    Daniel Scocco was actually on my longer version. He is awesome and brilliant on so many levels and I hope to be able to join Online Profits. But posts like this are incredible hard to compile.

    @stevec –

    I discovered Pat Flynn yesterday. He seems really cool – honest, fun and willing to share his knowledge. Thanks for pointing it out in the comments, as its a blog worth sharing.


    I understand your concern. I actually made that product, which is available for just $10, because many of the people on this list encouraged me to create products. It made me feel very uncomfortable to do so but I did learn so much from the process. I agree though, it does seem a bit icky.

    Tim Brownson –

    I agree. I was just thinking about the people I interact with on twitter. We both hang in the same crowd and know most pf the people on this list. And thats cool, its redundant for us. But there are a lot of people who haven’t heard of some of these names or needed some reminding.

    I put Darren on there because I think he deserves it. He has done SO many changes and I know he’s going to rock it this year. I thought he deserved the props :-)

    Blogercise –

    Actually, many people in this list make money in other fields.

    – David Risely has a technology blog
    – Johanna Penn writes about publishing and writing
    – Robb Sutton writes about mountain biking.

    I did focus on how they could help other bloggers where possible. Perhaps you could suggest some names you think stand out?

    To those that pointed out the formatting issues –

    I take full responsibility. I wasn’t aware this was going to go up and was planning to do a final proof after Darren had added affiliate links. I am fixing these now and I apologize for any typos and incorrect links.

  23. PJ Morales says: 01/07/2010 at 8:46 am

    Nothing against the bloggers on the list – most are good/very good, in a “round up the usual suspects” sort of way, but this is one of the most poorly written posts I’ve ever read on Problogger. It’s not just the spelling errors, which a previous commenter pointed out, but rather the entire post reads like some hurried, slapdash excuse to post something. When one considers the old saying, “Consider the source,” well, …

  24. Nice list, gives me a few new people to look at – seems like the main criteria was blogs that are focused around making money and not necessarily popular blogs that people read for enjoyment. I think there are at least a few blogs out there that have a solid user base with a lot of influence that don’t necessarily focus on blogging for dollars.

  25. I like the idea of a post like this. It gives you a scope of the field, who is important and what not.

    Gotta say though, I disagree with the title. These are 30 bloggers on blogging to watch. I can easily think of fifty bloggers who are more important than all but a handful of these bloggers, because they are in more popular fields.

    Comes down to it, and your comment above hints at it, the blogs on blogging community is a bit insular.

  26. Just wanted to add, I think the title of the list summed it up well – these are people who look set to do some big new stuff in 2010 (I actually think Daniel Scocco is pretty much there; he’s got a membership course, what more couldya want? ;-))

    Although Darren is one of my favourite bloggers and I would never dream of criticising him, it’s only recently that he’s launched products (the excellent 31DBBB ebook and the DPS ebooks) and the membership forum … I imagine one of the reasons Jade’s put him on the list is because he seems to be really making the most of his position.

    Obviously, no list of this type can ever be definitive – but it’s a great starting point for finding some new names. And it’s not “the 30 best bloggers”, it’s 30 people who Jade hopes are going to go interesting places in 2010.

    I’ll try to live up to that hope…!

    (Also, I don’t generally blog about blogging or business; I write about personal developmenty stuff on my own blog, and I write for a couple of health/diet blogs, a few self-improvement ones, and one on environmental issues.)

  27. Samantha J says: 01/07/2010 at 9:16 am

    That’s a good list and some good ones in the comments, too. I’d throw in Tom Kuhlmann’s blog. http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/

    Last I looked he had almost 50,000 subscribers. It’s a niche blog, but he always has practical tips. He’s also one of the most accessible people in the elearning industry.

  28. Most disappointed that The Blowfly was not included. He slaves away over a hot keyboard each week trying to give Australians something to console themselves with regarding the state of politics in a supposedly ‘lucky country’.
    Are insects eligible?

  29. Great list of resources! I think for music photography the Todd Owyound (www.ishootshows.com) and Chris Owyoung (www.onelouderphoto.com) lead the pack.


  30. You got nice list there Jade! Though we all know that there are really more great bloggers around and im sure more will come out this year ;)

  31. Awesome list of people and their blogs. I enjoyed seeing oodles of people I never heard of, which says a lot as I try to get around the web. Just added several to a Twitter list, and several more to a limbo RSS folder. I’ll be visiting them. Thanks for sharing!

  32. I feel so left out :-(

    I really like Matthew Heusser’s blog, which is called Creative Chaos

  33. Don’t forget me… but seriously, keep an eye out for this web site… I’m going to unveil a 99.9% unhackable solution for WordPress very soon…


  34. Ali Hale said it well.

    These are the people who made it onto my radar last year. Obviously, I have a very small business/blogging focus. However, I thought that as this is a blog on blogging that it would be useful to see other people within the niche that you may not have heard of.

    Ari –

    So glad you posted. I do admire a lot of things that you’ve done over the past year. Your comment really meant a lot.

    Greg – thanks for sharing those two sites! They may make the follow up post. I have to check everything out first and make sure there aren’t too many sites ;)

    Ian – will send your site to a couple of friends who are into politics :-) Remember, there will be a follow up post.

    Eric C – I agree with you about the title, in retrospect. However I did include people from other fields – personal finance, mountain biking. But, as said, these are the people that I know really well and that I have the confidence to say will accomplish great things this year.

    I’m sorry it disappointed you. I did fix the spelling errors. It was a confusing post to write. I tried to keep it brief while providing detail. I can understand why it feels slapdash but it wasn’t intentional. A lot of work went into the post. I’m interested though – what do you mean by consider the source?

    Michael G – I would love to see your suggestions on other cool sites. I didn’t feel I had enough knowledge to comment on those to watch in other niches. I focus a lot on travel/small business/ blogging. I’m planning to write a follow up post with suggestions so would love to hear them.

  35. @ Jade – Just in case there was any confusion, I didn’t mean the list was redundant, just Darrens entry as we are already all here reading him!

  36. Coree, thanks for your thoughtful comment and link. I thought that many people in this list weren’t as well known as others.

    I also wanted to link to people I knew are friendly, authentic and really engaging. People that give back to the community. A lot of people on this list really helped me last year, hence why I linked to them.

    Do comment again with any people you want me to highlight in a follow up post. I’m checking out your post now. What I found cool with yours is that a lot of the people I know of, but haven’t checked out as much yet. Thanks for the reminder! :-)

    I also want to point out I am trying to fix the pictures but can’t figure out whats wrong. They are uploaded correctly so will be poking around behind the scenes trying to figure out the issue. My apologies.

  37. I don’t know why people think there are too many “blogging bloggers” on the list, only a handful like Darren are focussed on blogging, most blog about very different topics.

    And Darren is not a redundant entry as some people will only discover his blog via this post as it gets Tweeted around etc (yes, there are people out there who have never heard of Darren Rowse ;-)

    • Ultimately lists like these are always going to be debated in terms of who should and shouldn’t be on the list – whether the list is too narrow or broad etc.

      I guess all I’d encourage people to do is to take it for what it is – a list of people that Jade’s looking at with interest for 2010 and to suggest their own watch list in comments.

  38. Thanks for clarifying, Tim.

    It was a mad rush this morning – I woke up, saw this post was up and tried to fix the errors (including the images – still cant figure that out) I may have confused a lot of your comments. I agree to a point however, as Ali pointed out, he has made a lot of changes over the past few months. He has released ebooks on both blogs, expanded DPS, introduced a forum. While it seems unnecessary to point out on his blog, I felt it was right.

    I appreciate your feedback though. I do see your point. This is my first time compiling such a list for someone elses blog and I did what my guy told me too.

    Paul – thanks for your comment. I’m kind of surprised too but I guess the information I provided focused more on their blogging achievements. I can’t please everyone so I can only hope that some people find value.

  39. I’m honored to be on this list, Jade. Thank you.

    I find the critique about all of us being bloggers who write about blogging a bit odd. Nor are we people who write just about making money online.

    People talk about what they do. We are bloggers – so we write about blogging. But the majority of us write about blogging secondarily.

    I’m wondering how many of the readers commenting about the over-emphasis of metabloggers actually clicked through?

    Ah well – now I’m off to read more from the people I didn’t know.

  40. Joseph says: 01/07/2010 at 12:27 pm

    This guy’s pretty good: http://www.obsessedwithconformity.com

  41. Marcos says: 01/07/2010 at 1:47 pm

    These guys


    they’re brand new, a blog similar to Mashable, and they deliver incredible content.

  42. All of my online friends are on here – but I’m not! Just wait, I’ll be back in 2011 ;)

  43. Wil Wheaton would be my pick…. a forerunner and still around after all these blog long years. :)


  44. Pretty cool list.

    I’m still totally new to blogging and haven’t heard of any of these people. Thanks for giving me some reading material. :)

    Maybe next year I’ll be on this list, not that it’s much of a maybe, we all know I will be.

    Thanks for the post!

  45. Excellent list, full of helpful links. I am looking at your site more and more often – great work constantly!

  46. Impressive List. Bloggers are the future.

  47. I thank you very much for this article.
    Now I have more gurus in blogging.
    I usually follow only this site and Copyblogger. Other sites are only occasional.

    These people I presume are very persistent in their field. And I’m confident that they would share their knowledge and give us the ‘holy grail’ of blogging or blog marketing.

    Keep on monitoring


  48. Hey Darren,

    I have to say, I’m shocked you’re so low on the list. I tell everyone about you… I call you my “Blogging Guru.” In fact, I’ve been following Yaro because of you, and I think you’re way better.

  49. A little bit of my opinion. I thought this article is about “new” bloggers to watch out this 2010 and also will cover a wide range and not only western bloggers.

  50. @ Gary Arndt
    Right you are. But: Look at American Arena if you’re interested in sports, and at Sex Minuten Deutschland täglich if you want to follwow Germany’s moves. Best,
    Eva Herold

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