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8 BadAss Bloggers You Must Follow

badass bloggersOn the 21st March, 2015 I created my first post on this blog. Oh how I wish I knew then about some of the badass bloggers I’m going to share with you today.

Nobody had shown me the real basics of blogging. I had missed out on “Blogging 101” and instead was following everything and anyone who looked like they were making money online.

 

I made so many bloody mistakes and was simply chasing money rather than trying to provide any sort of real value to my readers.

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To me creating blog posts were a bit of a pain in the “you-know-what” as it took time away from my supposedly income producing activities.

To me the blog posts were just another form of promotion for whatever offer was taking my fancy at the time.

And to be perfectly honest even the offers I was making were determined purely by my assessment of the conversion capacity of their sales pages.

Never once did I consider the interests of the paltry few readers who somehow fell over my site, probably by accident.

But falling over my site was really no problem for them.

It probably only took them 30 seconds to decide my place was definitely not for them.

Obviously these folks never, ever returned.badass bloggers

And I was wondering why my initial bounce rates in my Google Analytics stats used to hover between 85 and 90%

Hey did I hear you ask about my blog commenting?

Well no sirree. That was one thing I was not going to waste my time doing.

After all I’d read somewhere from a few “gurus” that blog commenting was no longer an effective way to drive traffic.

So why should I bother after all I was very pressed for time as it was. 

And I most definitely didn’t have the time or the interest to be bothered reading about what some other blogger may have been going on about.

Reading their posts was way too time-consuming for this “man on a mission.”

If I ever wanted to know something I’d “Google it!”

You know as I’m writing this I’m feeling like quite a jerk.

How could I have been so stupidly ignorant?

badass bloggersSaved By the Bell

A friend of mine and a superb blogger, Glenn Shepherd, finally set me on the right track.

He convinced me to rethink my entire approach to blogging or stop blogging completely because I was completely missing the key fundamentals of this marketing strategy.

Well I listened, learned from his superb training program and initially bristled a bit as I realized this was going to take a lot of time and effort.

And it does and it did.

If you get nothing else from this post at least remember this.

There are no short-cuts to building valuable relationships – either online or offline.

So basically this old Aussie finally bit the proverbial “authenticity bullet” and started all over again.

badass bloggersGlenn suggested I visit some badass bloggers like Adrienne Smith as she was known as the “queen of engagement” when it came to blogging. 

I studied what Adrienne was doing, purchased her excellent blog engagment training program and looked carefully at not just her content but more importantly, her reader’s reactions to her content.

And by following some of her most regular readers I discovered a whole new world of relationships that have on many occasions turned into friendships.

And not only that, by finally understanding the simple premise of giving without strings, all of a sudden some of these new relationships started to bloom into business potential that I’d never, ever seen before.

It’s an understatement to say “I was blown away”

What an amazing experience to find highly successful, authentic and profitable bloggers who were only too happy to share, support and network with this Aussie “born again blogger”

All of a sudden I was disgusted at how I had been approaching my bloggingbadass bloggers

Just 15 short months ago I was totally ignorant of the fact that I was just another of those bloggers working hard at becoming an inevitable failure.

Heck if I only knew just 20% of what I know now it would have saved me hundreds of hours and I don’t know how much money – for sure thousands of dollars if you factor in the “loss of opportunities” I experienced with my previous poor mindset to the whole blogging game.

Looking back now it was a shocker of a start!

Not only were my first posts curated because I was not committed and lazy but looking back they were very poorly curated posts as well.

A grand total of 6 comments on the first 6 posts published on this blog from people who have never ever returned.

I still wonder why they even bothered to comment.

During my first week of blogging I created (and curated) a post every day.

None of those posts were more than 500 words and even though 2 had videos, none of them attracted very much attention – and they really didn’t deserve to either!

In fact 2 of the posts were rehashed from another blog site we had failed with miserably.

No guessing why. 

The “Curation experiment” stopped by my 2nd week.

However, I’ll be the first to admit that blog post curation done correctly, especially with trending articles that are highly relevant to your target audience, would be a powerful way of driving more traffic to your blog.

After all look at The Huffington Post – 100% curated blog posts and some 214 million people a month visit and read the posts on this website. They say it’s the most-read publisher online and valued at more than $1 Billion dollars.

Whatever – curation really does work IF you do it properly.

badass bloggersSo to all my readers who are brand new to blogging please do as I say NOT as I did.

I am the perfect example of a failed blogger who, more by good luck than management, was saved from the inevitable “blogger’s death march.”

That’s more than enough about my extremely poor background as a blogger.

 

My fervent wish is that anyone reading this post really take to heart and avoid like the plague my approach, attitude and mindset I shared with you in my early days of blogging.

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Let me now share with you what I affectionately refer to as my “BadAss Bloggers.”

Everyone is completely different and often in different market niches.

But they all display a common characteristic – a genuine belief in helping others, in giving more than taking and with a total focus on relating as much as they can to their target audiences.

TIP: Please do NOT approach these people with “hat in hand” seeking their advice. These guys are very busy and don’t have time to pussy foot around with complete strangers.

After all they’re running a big business.

You’ll have to get on their radar.

You’ll have to grab their attention.

You’ll have to earn your stripes and start building your reputation.

How do you do all this?

By taking some serious action and visit their posts regularly, leaving the most valuable comment you can.

If you need help with blog commenting then check out my post about “7 Awesome Ways to Get More Blog Comments”

Even if you follow this guideline there are no guarantees these top badass bloggers will really take all that much notice you, especially if as they usually get lots of comments.

But I do know they will respond to your comment if you did your best to add value to their post. And that’s the start you need. 

Be patient, be persistent and be visible on their blogs.

At the same time make sure you created a post that is worthy of being read and commented upon.

If you need some ideas about what to blog about check my post called “Your First Blog Post”

Now you know the journey to take are you still with me or does this blogging business seem like too much work?

I’ve deliberately not painted a rosy picture as far too many others have done that.

All I’m telling you is that IF you put the work in with the right mindset then your blogging future will definitely pay-off, and pay-off big time for you. Just give it time OK?

The bloggers I’m about to share with you are all very special to me.

Even though I am only featuring 8 of my badass bloggers in this post, there are another 7 who I intend to post about in the near future.

My badass bloggers are listed in no particular order.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #1 – Adam Payne 

From the UK Adam has lived in Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan for the last 16 years

Adam is my favourite video marketing blogger who unselfishly gives an incredible amount of himself to everyone who asks for his help.

Never stuck for ideas he loves sharing real practical video marketing stuff that just plain works.

 

 

 

Adam also has an uncanny ability to simplify seemingly complex video marketing concepts and ideas. 

Adam is one of those badass bloggers who you should definitely check out, even if you’re not into video marketing…yet!

I highly recommend anyone wishing to venture into the lucerative world of video marketing, to visit Adam’s blog and make sure you check out his free training video called “Designing Your Sales Funnel for Profit. A Roadmap to Success”

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #2 – Rob Cornish 

Rob is a 40 year old Englishman who lives in North Cornwall, England and makes a great living online.

Rob found the first few months of his online journey difficult and awash with failed ideas.

 

Looking back he believes the main reason for this was he just couldn’t see through the “fog” of information overload.

So his blog started really as his personal online diary or journal.

Over time it’s developed quite a bit and you’ll now find a lot of badass blogger advice and information that is very beneficial to any internet marketing.

Rob is one lovely guy who has truly mastered the internet marketing space and on my list because of his uncanny ability to put people at ease with his easy going laid back syle of communication.

If your content is not setting the world on fire yet then look for Rob’s “Pattern Interrupts” offer. This publication offers a unique and interesting way to grab your subscribers and reader’s attention.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #3 – Donna Merrill 

Donna is one of the most highly respected badass bloggers on the planet as well as a highly successful marketer and someone every new blogger should absolutely check out as soon as possible.

The content she creates is awesome and Donna consistently identifies critical and key challenges that face most bloggers and marketers.

I have always very much appreciated and learned heaps from the solutions she provides to these challenges that comes from her vast experiences.

 

What is very special is that Donna is always prepared to share what’s worked for her and what hasn’t with her many faithful followers.

Visit Donna’s blog and make sure you join her free “Whirlwind Success” VIP club.

If there was ever an online community you should join then place “Donna’s Tribe” right at the top of your bucket list.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #4 – Tom Southern 

Tom is from West Yorkshire and his mission is to give your traffic strategies that work. No matter how limited your skills are. With Tom’s advice you’ll get strategies that work in real life.

If traffic is a challenge for you with your blog then look no further than my friend Tom Southern.

With his “Smart Traffic Marketing” blog Tom faces head on the many challenges most new bloggers have getting traffic to their blogs.

 

So if you want to get more targeted free traffic to your blog or website then badass blogger Tom Southerm is definitely the man to follow and connect with.

Take all the frustration out of getting more traffic to your blog and let Tom show you how this is done.

I can share from personal experience that the advice you will get from Tom will definitely make you rethink your entire approach to blogging.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #4 – Enstine Muki 

Enstine Muki is one of those rare people you are lucky enough to find in your online journeys who really and truly cares for everyone around him.

Not only is he a brilliant affiliate marketer and very clever blogger, but Enstine is always there reaching out, sharing and caring with his fellow bloggers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of Enstine’s community, enjoy the experiences of being shown so many of the latest and greatest ways to do business online.

By the way Enstine also creates a range of extremely useful products for bloggers and marketers.

As one of my favourite badass bloggers I urge you not to forget to check out Enstine’s superb “Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers eBook” when you visit his blog.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #5 – Kim Willis 

All successful bloggers crave for a healthy dose of reality mixed in with some very astute advice. And that’s exactly what you’re going to get when you visit my mate Kim Willis.

I have provided 2 blogs for you to check out from Kim. If you’re a blogger or a traditional business then definitely check out Persuasion Pursuit   

If you’re an internet and/or affiliate marketer then perhaps this blog may be of more interest to you “Internet Marketing from Home” blog 

If you’re into internet marketing then make sure you grab Kim’s “32 Hot Ways to Get Leads Right Now”

Kim has been around for some time and has experienced huge success online.

But don’t be fooled by his seemingly simple approach to solving problems as that’s his real genius. Kim is one of those gifted “no nonsense” badass bloggers who tells it just as it is.

Just be prepared as there may be times when you don’t like what he’s telling you. When that happens, stop, read again what he has just shared with you and then be brutally honest with yourself.

After all you’ve just experienced an epiphany and received probably the best advice you’ve ever been given.

By the way, again speaking from personal experience, don’t miss the chance to have a 1-on-1 with Kim. Just look for his invitation on any blog post and grab it with both hands. 

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #6 – Mark Newsome 

As a blogger you never know if your readers are more interested in achieving success online or offline. Never assume they are only online in their interests.

That’s why I am introducing you Mark who is another good friend of mine and one of my exceptional badass bloggers.

Mark has the uncanny ability and skills to create blog content using many wonderful practical examples that cover both online and offline marketing tips, tricks, strategies and advice.

 

Find out exactly how you can increase your small business profits immediately with Mark’s help and advice.

A visit to Mark’s blog is an experience you will never forget but make sure you give yourself time there to really look around.

Discover the wealth in marketing information just waiting for you to implement and fast forward your success as a blogger.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #7 – Sue Ann Dunlevie 

If you’re looking for someone who will take you by the hand and lead you step by step down the path to blogging success then you’ve found her.

Sue Ann Dunlevie is a truly inspirational, successful badass blogger, business woman and mentor – a very rare combination.

She will show you how to build a profitable blog without all the guesswork.

When you visit with Sue make sure you grab your free copy of “How to Attract 1000 Subscribers in 30 Days” – don’t miss this invaluable resource.

Sue is not just someone you can follow and learn heaps from but she’s also a genuinely lovely lady who firmly believes in giving first.

badass bloggersBadAss Bloggers #8 – Don Purdum 

There are very few people who can provide the insightful advice of any business like Don Purdum.

As a beginner blogger whose business is just starting out a visit to Don’s blog will introduce you to a world of extremely honest and inspirational material that will save you years of struggle and torment.

Don is most definitely one of those badass bloggers who shares with you many of the experiences he has had helping people to maximize the potential of their business.

 

Discover when you “Begin Here” with Don’s help, exactly what business you are really in.

The clearer your prospects are about how relevant you are to them to more they will want to buy from you. 

Your Turn

I know how busy you must be so many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts – always appreciated

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I respect and totally appreciate the time you spend at my place online and I really want to make sure I get your feedback EVERY time.

Here’s my email if you had any issues leaving a comment: support@peterbeckenham.net

Here’s some things I’d love you’re feedback on:

Have you ever been confused or at a loss about what to blog about?

Do you really know who your target audience is for your blog? Want some help with this?

Are you getting the engagement you wanted for your content?

Do you have any badass bloggers you’d like to share with us here?

Please leave me your thoughts and feedback in your comments – I always reply and engage as much as possible.  

 

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Like you I was overwhlemed and confused when I first started online but I’ve worked out how to ethically make money online.

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42 Comments

  1. Hi Peter, It was a sensational article, these articles inspire us a lot to be a newbie, it was always great reading your articles, and the list mentioned is quality bloggers, I follow some of them, and I have information about others, I think they are really good Professionals at your work, thank you for sharing and inspiring us Continue with this beautiful work. .

  2. Hi Peter, It is a nice article, these articles inspires me a lot being a newbie, it is always been great reading your articles this which give us motivation , and the list mentioned is of quality bloggers, i think they are really good professionals at their work, thank you for sharing this article and inspiring us.keep posting like this ..:)

    • Hi Karan and welcome back to my place,

      Please make sure you follow those bloggers as they are excellent and provide awesome resources.

      Many thanks for your kind words about the changes I’ve made to my blog – want to make it feel more welcoming!

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter

    • Hello and welcome to my place Obeng,

      I’m glad you liked this post and good luck with scaling your business – let me know if you need any help OK?

      Please make sure you check out every one of them as thy are all different but have extremely valuable.

      Thank you again for your visit to my place Obeng – come back again soon OK?

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hello and welcome Steve,

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post and please make sure you reach out and follo0w these guys.

      They have ben fantastic supporters of mine and I wish you every success in youyr dewalings with them.

      Just make sure you add value where ever you can and these top class bloggers will most definitely notice you and visit your blog..

      And so will their readers if you leave good quality comments on these blogs. that attract people to you because of your sincerity and .

      Thanks again for your visit and kind feedback

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  3. Hello Peter. This is my first comment on your blog. It took some time to read the whole post and the comments, and I’m still racking my brains trying to figure out how my comment can possibly add value to this great post. I’ll just say that I’m going to visit all the other blogs mentioned in the post. Secondly, I plan to read every post you publish, and I will only comment if I feel I have something I can add. Looking forward to reading your posts.
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    • Hello and welcome Anand,

      Thank you for your kind and supportive comments.

      Actually its easy to add value to my posts – simply comment about what one thing you found most helpful or interesting and why.

      I very much appreciate everyone’s feedback as it’s the “lifeblood” of all bloggers so your comments on my posts will be VERY much appreciated.

      We’re all learning and Anand, you may just provide me with something I need with your comments. Deal?

      Best wishes and thank you again from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  4. Hi Peter,

    I think you covered my real favourite bloggers – AND introduced me to a few new ones to check out. The ones I already knew have been so pivotal in helping me improve my blog. It’s really sad that Adrienne has moved onto different things now. She’s sorely missed. And Enstine was a star when I was having technical problems!
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    • Hello there and thanks for your visit with me again,

      I hope I’m right is thinking your first name is Paket. Is that right?

      Thank you for your supportive comment and if there is ever anything I can help you with please just let me know. OK?

      I’m always happy to share whatever I can as so many people have reached out and helped me when I was struggling along.

      Yes I miss Adrienne’s posts as well but I also appreciate her decision to change her online focus.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  5. Hello Peter,

    First of all, I would like to thank you for sharing this awesome post and introducing me to these amazing bloggers. I do follow a few of them, and I am going to head straight to other’s blogs and check them out right after this!

    Building and getting involved in the blogging community is probably the most important element of blogging and I am thankful that you have made things easier for us by talking about these amazing bloggers. I really liked reading this post.

    Thanks again and you have a wonderful day ahead!
    Arpit Roy recently posted…4 Things Every Blogger Should Know About (and follow)My Profile

    • Hello Arpit and welocme back to my place,

      Wow I just realized that I have never sent you my special thank you for your kind support in the past.

      So please accept my sincere apologies and watch out for my thank you in the email address you used to leave this comment (arpit_roy@hotmail.com) – and please let me know when you get it as I’ve had some email delivery problems as well lately. Many thanks Arpit.

      I’m delighted you found this post helpful and please enjoy connecting with these badass bloggers – they are all great people by the way who have helped me a lot.

      You are absolutely right when it comes to blogging success – make the most of building your blog community. Take much more time doing that than creating your posts. It’s worth the effort I can assure you of that.

      Thank you again for your valuable addition to my post Arpit

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  6. Wow Peter!

    Thanks so much, for sharing, such an impressive list, of truly gifted and caring individuals!
    And I’m so proud to state, I’m currently personally familiar with all but two of them.

    And that will now change.Thanks bud! And two of these incredibly gifted individuals, Adrienne Smith, (aka) “The Engagement Superstar” and Donna Merrill, are both my coaches and mentors!

    And I regularly follow and comment, on all but two of the remaining experts! And I’m definitely including you in this list as well bud!

    Because I have and continue, to learn a ton of extremely practical, real world money making advice, simply by studying at your blog, and being one of your subscribers!

    Thank you so much, for including me, in such an all star line up!I’m truly grateful and humbled my friend!
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    • Hey Mark and welcome back mate,

      Thank you for your very kind and supportive words – very much appreciated.

      I’m delighted you have found some other BadAss Bloggers to follow in my post – actually I have another 7 BadAss Bloggers that I will be promoting later.

      I didn’t want to put all 15 in one post as I want my readers to focus on just a few at a time.

      Maybe my thinking was wrong but I thought if I had too many BadAss Bloggers at one time people would not follow and discover any of my recommended bloggers.

      Mark I’m delighted to have included you my man.

      Your approach to small business marketing is quite unique and I know folks will love what you provide for them on your blog.

      Best wishes as always from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  7. Hey Peter, thanks for the post. I am yet another (comparative) newbie but, like most of your other commenters I already knew, or knew of, most of those you have mentioned.
    I’m in a particularly black place at the moment, plenty of ideas but totally lacking in motivation! I’ll snap out of it soon, I have no doubt, but for the meantime it is disappointing.
    Thanks again for the post, I will now check out those bloggers that I did not know.
    Chris

    • Hey Chris,

      Many thanks for your visit to my place mate and I’m sorry to hear that you are facing some issues.

      A “black place” sounds not so good. Is there anything I can do for you Chris? I am always happy to share and help if I possibly can.

      Please make sure you check out these BadAss Bloggers Chris as hopefully what they have to share may help you overcome your current lack of motivation.

      Best wishes Chris from the remote Tha ivillage marketer

      Peter
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    • Hi Adam and welcome to my place,

      I’m delighted to have you visit with me as I am always so impressed with the superb video marketing training and tips you provide.

      Anyone reading this post who has even the slightest interest in video marketing must visit with you my man.

      Video marketing is huge and I’m only just starting to scratch the surface of the amazing opportunities we now have with this marketing strategy.

      Thanks for the compliment mate. I’m far from being a badass blogger just yet – but I’m working on it

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  8. Hi Peter,

    First time here.

    Great post. It’s unfortunate I ain’t badass blogger yet. Hope to be one soon.

    I’ve learned a lot from most of these guys, especially, from Enstine Muki and Adrienne Smith. I got to you today through Enstine.

    There’s only a new face – Mark Newsome – in this post, thanks for introducing him to me.

    Badass writing Peter.

    Francis
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    • Hey Francis – don’t worry I’m not a badass blogger yet either mate!

      But we’ll work on that objective together. Deal?

      Great to have you find me from my dear freind Enstine Muki’s blog – now there is a real Badass blogger. Agree?

      Make sure you connect with Mark Newsome as he has so much value to give especially about small business marketing.

      Francis is was great of you to visit with me today and please make sure you come back again soon. OK?

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  9. Hi Peter, It was a awesome article, these articles inspires us a lot being a newbie, it was always been great reading your articles, and the list mentioned is of quality bloggers, i do follow some of them, and got information about others, i think they are really good professionals at their work, thank you for sharing and inspiring us.

    • Hello there Akshaykattam,

      Welcome to my place and thanks for being such a loyal reader. Make sure you click one of the links on my blog and join my community OK?

      I am delighted that you find real value in my posts and please do check out the bloggers I mentioned in this post. They are extremely successful but also people you can learn so much from.

      Best wishes and tyhank you again from the remote Thyai village blogger

      Peter
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  10. Hey Peter,
    There is no doubt you are fast becoming an authority. Not only are you connecting with the right people, you are pumping content that attracts and educate people.

    Where you are today, it’s taking years for some to get there. You’ve got the code cracked and that’s why we should read your blog to discover what you have.

    I’m excited to be on the list and thanks for the beautiful moments we’ve had. I can still see better days ahead so let’s keep giving.

    You have some of my most wonderful pals on the list. And of course, there are some I’m just meeting here.

    Thanks for the tips to connect with them. That works my friend and how I wish I knew this earlier.

    Aha! Your post has succeeded in bringing Adrienne back to blogging, at least for a few minutes. I hope she really comes back fully 😉

    I have had a busy week, helping my local client get off the ground as he uses my software for his money transfer business. With over 55 agencies nationwide, it isn’t a joke. I just had to come to this post because it’s irresistible.

    Thanks for sharing and making it awesome Peter.

    Together, let’s make blogging “Jealousable” (just invented that word)
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    • Hi Enstine and welcome back to my place,

      I’m delighted to have you visit with me as you always bring that something “extra” to my posts.

      Thank you for your very kind words of support but I’m not sure if I’ve cracked the “blogging code” just yet.

      Still working on it but enjoying very much the challenge as it involves connecting with awesome people like you Enstine.

      Yes it was great to have Adrienne come back, even if for just a few moments – she really did have such a huge impact on my blogging journey.

      Wow..good luck with your client’s money transfers business – your software is really taking off and I wish you every future success with it.

      Thank you for being there Enstine and I hope every blogger reading this post takes up my recommendation to visit with you as soon as possible.

      Best wishes as always from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  11. Hi Peter

    What a great post you’ve got here! And I’m not just saying it because you’ve included me. You’ve featured some great people here. I know many of them but it’s also good to be introduced to a few that I’ve never heard of (Adam Payne, Rob Cornish)

    One of the things I like about you is your candour and no BS style. It comes easy to Aussies like us, but you take it to another level. You’re also a terrific teacher with generosity of spirit that few possess

    Thanks again Peter

    Kim
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    • Hi Kim and welcome back to my place,

      You are always so welcome as you bring a refreshingly simplified approach to any issue.

      I hope all bloggers reading this post (not just the beginners) take the time to visit with you.

      Speaking from personal experience my visit with you and the 1 on 1 Skype discussion we had, was extremely valuable to me.

      All I can do is give my strongest recommendation that people take up your invitation for a 1 on 1 consult with you – awesome value mate.

      Yes I do like to say things just as they are as in that way I can express my real feelings and level of understanding.

      Very much appreciate you Kim as well as your kind and supportive words – thank you

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  12. Peter I’ve come to know that you always provide awesome blog posts but this time even you has surpassed himself. This is a truly great post with so much actionable content to help me I can’t thank you enough. I’m currently suffering from information overload and having great difficulty focusing on my target audience. This post has given me several ideas on how to go about that and I will be putting them into practice immediately. Thanks again Peter. I look forward to your next post.

    • Hi Ian and its great to have you visit with me again,

      I truly hope my sharing these badass bloggers with you, helps you overcome your issue.

      Re information overload please be careful or you’ll find things will come to a halt – confusion is not helpful to creating blog posts.

      Ian if I may offer you a suggestion. Think very carefully about who you think you’re target audience is, then make sure you go visit those places online where that audience hangs out.

      Get involved with them without pushing your blog – let things happen naturally over time as people come to see you as someone who likes to help, adds value and shares ideas.

      At the same time create some posts offering some simple solutions to what you have learned from these visits with your target audience – their challenges and pain points.

      Then you have earned the right to share your blog posts and the results will be very enthusiastic and supportive readers.

      It takes some time but not all that much – youi’ll be surprised how quickly you can start building relationships.

      Let me know how you get on OK?

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  13. Hey Peter,

    What a pleasant surprise to see me mentioned here. Even though I’ve left blogging for now, it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and it gave me the opportunity to meet people like yourself and those you’ve mentioned.

    As you know, I started blogging with the intention of making money. Just like everyone else does, our focus is on the all mighty dollar. Little did I know that by just sharing my thoughts with another blogger about how I felt with what they shared, relationships could blossom. As you’ve mentioned here as well, business ventures and partnerships can form and let’s not forget getting people interested enough in you and what you do.

    I believe blog commenting is a win/win for most although it is very time consuming. I think it just depends on what you want from this experience. I don’t know all the bloggers you’ve mentioned here but I know the majority and you’ve got a great group that I highly recommend everyone check out for sure.

    Thank you again for the mention Peter and I’m honored to know you.

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted…To Blog or Not to Blog; The Verdict Is InMy Profile

    • Hello Adrienne and welcome back to my place,

      It’s been some time and I really didn’t expect your visit as you have moved on into the next phase of your online journey.

      But hey – absolutely fantastic to have you visit and comment with me.

      Must tell you I really miss your blog posts!

      Blog commenting is my preferred way to build relationships online and yes it sure does take a lot of time.

      But for someone like me its a fantastic way to share, learn, support and build real relationships with folks who I’d never, ever have the chance to connect with in any other way.

      Adrienne I’m honoured to know you as well and thank you for all your superb help

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  14. Hi Peter,

    I think you covered my real favourite bloggers – AND introduced me to a few new ones to check out. The ones I already knew have been so pivotal in helping me improve my blog. It’s really sad that Adrienne has moved onto different things now. She’s sorely missed. And Enstine was a star when I was having technical problems!

    We’ve probably all gone through that dreadful newcomer blogging phase. I binned so many early blogs you can’t imagine because they were truly awful. My first posts on my current one are still dreadful. Donna suggested leaving them there to show myself how far I’d come on.

    I’ve usually got a string of draft blog post ideas ready waiting for the day when I don’t know what to write about.

    Writing the posts is the bit I like best about Internet Marketing, it’s the rest I find hard work!

    Thanks for introducing me to some more great bloggers.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
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    • Hello Joy and welcome basck to my place,

      Its always a pleasure to have my “blogging after dark” mate visit and share her thoughts with me and my readwers.

      Agree with you totally re Adrienne and Enstine – simply awesome people and I’m just so grateful to have had the chance to meet with them in my life.

      Actually I agree with Donna comment to you re our earlier “terrbile” posts.

      I’ve left most of mine there so people can see exactly how I got started and the improvements I’ve made since then.

      For beginner bloggers I think its important that they see the good, the bad and the ugly!

      We all have to start somewhere and by leaving my earier posts people can learn from my mistakes as well.

      Sure they are not good posts but heck – that’s what really happened anyway.

      So glad to know you’ve got a series of posts ready for the future – that’s an great “bloggging insurance” policy to have at your disposal.

      I have a series of topics I want to share about as well but often re-arrange my priorities based on my reader’s comments and emails.

      Thanks as always for your valuable visit Joy and I’m really pleased that my commenting system worked for us this time

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  15. Hi Peter,

    Some people do a round-up post, but you are the King when it comes to this. Each person you mentioned, is wonderful. The video you put in to introduce all of these badass bloggers is so sincere. You explained how each person touched your life and helped you. What a lovely tribute to all. And By the Way…Thank you so much for including me and your kind words about me and what I do. It is so appreciated.

    Peter, when we start blogging we usually come in with a company that teaches us everything backwards, or just by ourselves and we can spin around in circles for years, or worse, toss the whole thing.

    There is so much to learn from each and every person here and I thank you for putting it together. I know most of them and you have described them so well, the rest, I am anxious to get to know.

    -Donna
    Donna Merrill recently posted…Busy Bloggers Are UnderachieversMy Profile

    • Hello Donna,
      It was an absolute pleasure to create this post as I am truly grateful to you and others for the help and support you’ve provided to me.

      My early beginnings as a blogger were nothing short of disastrous but luckily I survived despite my many mistakes.

      This is in no small way to folks like you Donna whom I have looked up to and admired the way you conduct your business.

      I hope any beginner bloggers reading this post will take the time to check out your place online and save themselves from the potential disaster that confronts most new bloggers these days.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger and thank you for being there for me Donna

      Peter
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