There are many influential bloggers that I look up to and want to one day have the same level of success as they have achieved. I strive to accomplish some of the amazing feats these bloggers have done and I thought I would share with you my Top 8 list. I think it is important to have people to look up to so you know the direction you want to go and so that you donít stop until you make it there. If you have a dream I think you should go after it until you are successful at it. So without further ado here are my Top 8 Most Influential Bloggers (note - these are in no particular order):
* Johnchow.com - He is one of the first blogs I started reading and one of the reasons why I decided to get into the business myself. He is very successful at what he does and I strive to have some similar success. He is also local to where I live which is interesting. I actually when to school with a good friend of his (very small world). I definitely recommend that you check out his blog because he has a lot of great things he talks about and he will point you in the right direction to get your blogging career started.
* Johntp.com - This is a great blog for lots of blog tips and ways on how to make money. It looks like Johntp hasnít updated his site since Aug 14, 08 but I still read his blog. It has tons of content on it and is a very highly ranked site. If you are wanting to learn more about making money online and blogging I recommend you check out his blog as well.
* Ez-onlinemoney.com/blog - This blog is run by Josh Spaulding and was recommended to me by my brother. The first article I read on his blog was about article submission techniques. It was very helpful and I have followed it for marketing articles of my own. Every once in awhile I come back to check out his blog and see what new things he has written about. He seems to know what he is talking about so I would recommend checking his blog out.
* CarlOcab.com - This kid is truly inspirational. He started his blog at the age of 13 years old and is one of the most successful bloggers out there. He has tons of useful blog posts and he knows what he is talking about. I recommend you check his blog out because there is definitely a thing or two you will learn from his blog.
* DailyBlogTips.com - This blog is run by Daniel Scocco. His blog as the URL indicates is about blog tips. He has many very useful blog posts that are very popular such as 101 Blog Tips I learned in 2006 that can help even the most experienced bloggers learn something new. I recommend you check it out and learn something new so you can improve your blog as well.
* QuickOnlineTips.com - The one post that drawed me to this website was the blog post 50 Best WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging. It was very helpful because it showed me a bunch of plugins I wasnít using with Wordpress that I really should have because it makes my blog a much better blog. I recommend if you are wanting some new plugins to check it out and browse around the blog while you are there.
* Problogger.net - This blog is run by Darren Rowse. It is a great blog about blogging tips and it has a ton of useful information. It you want to learn more about blogging and get a bunch of tips on how to improve your blog I recommend you check out his blog and learn all you can from it!
* Shoemoney.com - Another great blogger out there that is run by Jeremy Schoemaker. I heard about ShoeMoney when I was visiting JohnChow.com blog. He mentioned his name so I had to check out his blog and I am glad I did because he is also one of the top bloggers out there. After reading his blog he has become a very influential to myself because he is one of the few people out there who has made tons of money with Google Adsense. One picture on his blog shows him with a Google check where he has earned $132,994.97 in 2005. This picture is one of my motivating factors to keep my blog going and become successful.
So there you have it. The Top 8 Most Influential Bloggers that I look up to and strive to become as successful as. You to should have goals and people you look up to because it helps keep you motivated. Anything is possible if you stick your mind to it. You just need to keep at it and the sky will be the limit!
Who are your top bloggers? What do you think about the ones I listed?