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Awesome Bloggers of 2013

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IMG_02552013 has been a fascinating year! 


There have been so many old and new friends that have made a difference to me. I want to take this opportunity to give my sincere thanks to just a tiny few of them.  This is how great relationships and partnerships are built online.



I am so grateful for so many of my fellow bloggers.  Naturally, I cannot possibly list everybody I’m thankful to in this post.  But here’s a few, that I picked who has touched my life in 2013.


Adam Connell – Fantastic blogger.  I was so honored to be featured in this post.


Harleena Singh –  who is not only a great blogger but a friend.  Thank you for the interviewing me this year in this post.  It was fun!   


Mayura De Silva – To me you are my teacher when it comes to all the tech stuff I prefer not to do.  Mayura’s blog is a step-by-step friendly blog.  He teaches me something every week and makes it easy for me to do.  I’m blessed to have him as a friend.


Lisa Buben – A fabulous blogger who writes about blogging, SEO and of course Social Media. Thanks Lisa for always keeping me up to date on the latest Social Media Trends.  I wouldn’t know half of the things going on without you.


Ryan Biddulph– – Now this guy is a dedicated blogger pumping out a few posts per day.  And he does it all while he travels the world.  How does he do it?  Ryan, I thank you for being such a great role model for bloggers.


Beth Hewitt – I’ve known Beth forever.  She not only blogs, but hosts a 30 day blogging challenge on Google+ encouraging people to blog effectively.   Beth, I am so happy to be working with you again!


Then, there’s my Thursday Night Google+ Hangout group of Gals.


Thank you girls for always being there for me.  We not only help one another, but laugh and cry together, too.  You have all been a great support system in my life!


I don’t know how I’d get by without your knowledge, assistance and encouragement each week:


Adrienne Smith – Many of you know her as the “Relationship Queen” and she sure is!  Just take a peek at her blog and her comments.  She answers them all!  I see her around all the social sites each and every day.   Adrienne, you have taught me how to be more consistent. 


Sylviane Nuccio – Professional Writer, Self Development Coach and so much more.  Thank you, Sylviane, for helping me with my writing!


Sue Price – Sue has so much experience with Self Development.  It goes way back from when she worked with Robert Kiyosaki.  She really knows her stuff! 


Barbara Charles – Barbara leaves no stone unturned.  If there is a problem out there, she just loves to fix it.  Barbara gives me information that goes way over my head.  Thank you, Barbara, for always being there and digging into areas in which few of have your expertise.


Now these are just a few of the folks I blog with regularly. 


I am so grateful to ALL my blogging friends, but if I put them all in this post, I would probably  crash the internet!  At least I’ve scratched the surface, here, of all you online marketers who have also become wonderful friends. Thanks so much to all my fellow bloggers.


If you don’t know anyone on this post, I suggest you click their links, my friends.  I know you’ll like what you see. 





P.S.  Reminder that I still have that Captcha code here so be careful..copy your comment before you submit so you won’t loose it. 





Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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74 Responses to Awesome Bloggers of 2013

  1. Atish Ranjan
    January 15, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    Harleena Singh is my favorite from the list and rest are also awesome bloggers. I am missing Sue Neal(writeclever.com) here. I am a big fan of her writing skills.

    The best thing is I aware about everyone featured in this list. No one is stranger for me here 🙂

    Hope she will make place in the next list of yours for sure.
    Atish Ranjan recently posted..How I came to Blogging – A Complete StoryMy Profile

  2. Rosemary O'Shaughnessy
    January 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    It is fantastic to see all your blogger friends that gave you lots of fab advice in 2013. I will be checking out the blogs I do not know and may I wish you a very successful and happy 2014.

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  3. Phillip Dews January 1, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Hi Donna,
    Happy new year, Great list you have there! am glad I stopped by as I have found some new bloggers that I did not know about so thanks for sharing this list!

    I have just visited Sue Prices blog and the first post I read was to do with Christmas and loved ones so had to leave a comment on hers as after all I lost my mum on Christmas day 2010. So just wanted to thank you for making this post!

    I hope I can make the list this year so will stop by and will keep writing posts all the time for 2014!

    Thanks again Donna.
    – Phillip
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    • Donna.Merrill January 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

      Hi Philip,

      Just read your “Hello 2014” post and just want to thank you so much for mentioning me in that post.

      These are great peeps to know and I’m looking forward to blogging with you in the year ahead!

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..How To Make New Year Resolutions WorkMy Profile

  4. Adam Connell December 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I’m really sorry it’s taken me so long to come by and comment, this month has been crazy.

    Could you correct the spelling of my last name please? 🙂

    It was great to have you take part in my reader engagement post, the amount of comments you have received on this post is just one reason why you were a perfect fit for the post!

    Thanks so much for mentioning me here, I really appreciate it!

    By the way, I think you mentioned you were working on a product didn’t you? Hows that going?

    Adam Connell recently posted..8 Important Things to do After Installing WordPressMy Profile

  5. Heru Prasetyono December 28, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    I have no doubts they are really awesome bloggers. They are also inspiring me in the way how to blog, their writing and the way they communicate with their readers. They are really amazing. We can learn from them.
    Thanks for sharing this useful posting.

  6. Willena Flewelling
    December 22, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    Donna, this is a great idea — listing these awesome bloggers and telling why you like them. I know some of them, but not all! I’m going to enjoy getting acquainted with them and what they have to offer, in the coming weeks.

    Willena Flewelling recently posted..Personality Colors – Speak the Language of Your ProspectMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

      Hi Willena,

      Glad you found this interesting. These are just a few that was so difficult to pick.

      Get to know them if you don’t already!

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Keeping it Positive My Profile

  7. David Merrill 101
    December 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I think it’s a great idea to acknowledge some other bloggers, Donna.

    I really haven’t visited many of the blogs you mention, so I’ll make sure I get to make the rounds.

    Thanks for the tip!
    David Merrill 101 recently posted..Sales Funnel Part 4 | DownsellsMy Profile

  8. Sarupa Shah December 15, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    What a wonderful post Donna…and so great to now be able to connect to some of your top list too…thanks for sharing!
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  9. Sue Bride
    December 15, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    You have mentioned a lot of excellent bloggers who I follow too. As I trust your judgment I am going to check out those who I do not know.I think it a great idea to show appreciation like this.

    I used to run a blogger reward program in the days when it was popular to give out appreciation badges to fellow bloggers. I called mine the “Blogging Mentor Award”.
    Sue Bride recently posted..How To Protect Your Blog From CopyingMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      I remember when those were popular! I was in the top women bloggers, and others. What fun that was.

      I appreciate you trusting my judgement on the bloggers you don’t know, and I am sure you will see they are AWESOME!

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  10. Cherrie Bautista December 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    What an excellent idea posting about these awesome bloggers. I am familiar with Ryan’s blog. I actually envy him — blogging while travelling! I wanna be like him someday 🙂
    Cherrie Bautista recently posted..Rich Dad, Poor Dad’s Rat Race: An Eye-OpenerMy Profile

  11. Rebekah Radice
    December 13, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    What a fantastic list Donna. Each one is incredibly talented, thoughtful, and thought-provoking as a blogger.

    It truly is incredible to me to think about the relationships I have built over the Internet. Whether it’s blogging or social media, I don’t think I could ever list everyone that has made a positive impact on my life. There are so many!

    And you are one of the incredibly special ones. Thank you for blessing my life daily with your positive spirit and unbelievable talent!
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    • Donna.Merrill December 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      Hi Rebekah,

      It is so awesome when we think of all the fantastic relationships we make over the years on the internet.

      Many have made such an impact on my life and so did you my friend!

      Awwww also thanks for you kind words Rebekah!

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  12. Emmanuel
    December 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    The truth of the matter is that those folks of yours are also my friends as well.
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    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

      Hi Emmanuel,

      It’s great to know that you are connected to the bloggers on this list!

      We run in the same circles!

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  13. Alan Jenkin
    December 13, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Great list of champions, Donna! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  14. Susan Velez December 13, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Wow what an awesome list of bloggers. I do read several of them, but some of the others, I need to stop by and check out.

    Sounds like your Thursday night hangout group is a fantastic set of bloggers who continue to help each other. That’s a great idea.

    I truly believe that building relationships and helping each other out is the best way to go.

    I started blogging just this past year and have met a lot of great people online. I hope to meet a lot more this coming year.

    Thanks for sharing these bloggers with us, now I’m going to check out some of those links. Have a great day.

    Susan Velez recently posted..Make $500 On Flippa – My Christmas ChallengeMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      Hi Susan,

      For a new blogger like you, it is great to connect with these folks! They are awesome bloggers and I only wish I could have mentioned all the others that I know.

      Doing this from time to time, or having a guest is a great way to make trusted connections.

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  15. James December 13, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Those people on your list are fantastic people. Sometimes, I use to wonder where Adrienne Smith gets all her strength from, she is very good at keeping and maintaining relationships ( guess she has more than 24 hours than most of us).

    Ryan is a great guy, yes travelling the world over, and still have time to dish out useful post contents and drops insightful comments.

    Harleena Singh is a wonderful personality ( she is a blog commenting maestro just like Adrienne).

    The people on the list are wonderful people, but just thought other notable people like Corina, Reginald, Silviu, Kristi hines could have made the list.

    I know I’m not worthy, so I’m not upset ( , being a newbie, I’m still working my butt off to become a worthy blog ambassador).

    Thanks for sharing and do have a wonderful weekend.
    James recently posted..Social media optimization – 3 Facebook sign up account strategies to increase trafficMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      Hi James,

      It was such a difficult task to pick just a few of the fantastic bloggers I know…like you! Although we are new blogging buddies, your blog is AWESOME!

      I do this from time to time – giving thanks to those who touch my life, especially those who were kind to have me as a guest blogger.

      No worries, I will get around to you too one day! If I did have to write a list of everyone, I would crash the internet!

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  16. silviu December 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Interesting idea. A list of bloggers that helped you and you have learned from. I should do the same.

    All of them are great bloggers, indeed. The only one I do not know yet is Mrs. Hewitt.

    Thank you for the idea. I will create a top of my own and guess who will be on that list. 🙂

    Have a wonderful day
    silviu recently posted..Vintage Photo Prints and How to Sell Successfully on eBayMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 11:01 am #

      Hi Silviu,

      I do this from time to time Silviu. It is difficult to hand pick a few, when all of my blogging buddies are so wonderful.

      But every few months, I like to give a shout out or a guest post.

      Ah..Beth Hewitt has been blogging since I could ever remember. Get to know her. She hosts a “30 Day Blogging Challenge” every month on Google+ and many people have perfected their talents and climbed their Alexa and Google rankings partaking in this challenge.

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  17. nick catricala
    December 12, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    ok, youa re a great lady and very loving for what in know.. what you wrote is not a surprise at all.. what surprised me is that you did not have a list of all your great friends that you made online through your social media dedicated work that you love doing day in and day out…

    Ok, I am not surprised haha 🙂 I know that list would be so long that it would take a moth to read all hahahahaha:-)

    Knowing you, and interacting here and there in my own personal and organic way of connecting.. has been a pleasure and I Know it will continue to be a pleasure because you are a natural great person and it is my privilege to have knowing you as I did.

    Ho, yes, my name was not on the list… and that is perfectly ok, since I know there is so many other people that come before me… BUT I LOVE TO THANK YOU when you did mention my name as one great friend back in one other post of yours.. THAT was one of my highlight as a new blogger.. THANKS so much for being YOU Donna…

    If I do not have the opportunity to say Marry Christmas before the 25th.. please accept them here.

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    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      Hi Nick!

      When you were a new blogger, I right away knew that you came from your heart. The reason why you blog is to help others and that is so transparent.

      Yes, I mentioned you in the past, even though you were new because I wanted to support such a wonderful man!

      I just wish we lived closer so David and I could visit you. You have touched my life in many ways with your blog. You ALWAYS share to your readers things that could help them.

      I also want to take this time to thank you for helping David with your juicing advice…yes, we are doing it twice a day until you come up with something for him.

      Buon Natale,


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  18. Jeevan Jacob John
    December 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I do know a lot of these bloggers, but some them are new to me. So, thanks for sharing them. It’s always good to meet new bloggers (and read new blogs :D).

    When I think about my blogging friends, I think of the ones I met through my first blog. I have lost contact with many of them. Few of them are still active in the blogging world, I do seem them around, but a lot of them have disappeared from the online world (well, quit blogging). I am grateful to them, for teaching me about blogging (I started out with sci and tech as my blog niches :D).

    I also thank my current friends for telling and teaching me what they know. Thank you, Donna 😀

    Hope you are having a fine week! Thank you once again for sharing this post 🙂

    • Donna.Merrill December 13, 2013 at 10:31 am #

      Hi Jeevan,

      Funny you should mention those that you think of when you first started blogging. I recently ran into one blogging friend that is doing something else now on Facebook. He was giving a speech and it was fantastic! We re-connected like it was just yesterday.

      Also, somehow we don’t loose touch in a way from those when we first started. I have known Beth Hewitt since I started and watched her grow in leaps and bounds as a leader. Teaching people with her 30 day Blogging challenge.

      It is amazing to me how I run into folks that I’ve lost touch with because we may have gone separate ways. One blogger has now left her blog and doing all her work via Facebook. I re connected with her, chatted and now she has a FB Page!

      This is why I just love all the peeps in my life in the virtual world….and that includes you Jeevan!

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      • Jeevan Jacob John
        December 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

        That sounds great 😀

        Yes, indeed 🙂 It’s also amazing how many people are still blogging, still managing their same old blog (which is a good thing) and still teaching others through their awesome posts 🙂

        I think a lot of ‘older’ bloggers (I mean, bloggers who started blogging early on) still stay as bloggers because they didn’t come to blogging (primarily) to make money. These days, most people join blogging only to make money, and they also their motivation once they realize that blogging isn’t easy as they thought.

        Thanks, Donna 😀

  19. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    December 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm #


    I love the way you are acknowledging so many of the bloggers who have taught you or encouraged you in some way to be the magnifenct blogger that YOU are. You give so much to others and always appear with such a positive and fun loving perspective.

    That was a treat to see who you have selected for this post. I know many of them, and agree wholeheartedly. And I will check out the blogs of those I do not yet know.


    Dr. Erica
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    • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Erica,

      It was so difficult to pick just a few people who have touched my life this past year. I was grateful to those who had interviewed me and met so many of their followers. I felt honored!

      Do go check out those you don’t know and you will find that they are great bloggers.

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  20. Susan Neal December 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Thanks for this GREAT list of bloggers, Donna, and I’m so delighted to see you’ve included some of my personal favourites. Don’t know what I’d have done with out Adrienne, Harleena and Mayura – and Lisa and Sylviane. They’re all such lovely people as well as being wonderful bloggers, very caring and helpful – real go-givers.

    A lovely way to celebrate the year’s end, Donna – many thanks 🙂

    PS I agree Adrienne should have a tiara – if not a crown!
    Susan Neal recently posted..How Keeping a Journal Transformed My LifeMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      Those folks are great go-givers! They have touched my life this year and although so many ohters have!

      Yes, I think we need to put a tiara on Adrienne’s head!

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  21. Liz McGee
    December 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I agree with you. I also connect and blog with many of these folks and they’re all awesome. They’ve made 2013 a great year in blogging.

    Liz 🙂
    Liz McGee recently posted..Tips For Engaging Your Audience Through Social Media That Work Like CrazyMy Profile

  22. Barbara Charles
    December 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Heeeey Donna,

    Thank you so much for mentioning me and our hangout ladies in your post. I sincerely feel the same way. I know we only met just a little more than a year ago, but I feel like you ladies are my sisters. I know who I can call, who will listen, who will tell me the truth and love me while telling me. I’ve never had sisters, but I feel you are all like sisters. Sylviane, Adrienne, you, Raena and Sue…the Dynamic 5! 🙂

    I love your patient and your flair for life. I’m sorry I tell you thinks over your head 😉 (although I don’t really believe that! 🙂

    I think the other bloggers you’ve mentioned are all awesome as well. One or two new folks I don’t know but if you recommend them I’m heading over to see them as well.

    Thank you again for being my friend and comrade,
    Lov ya,
    Barbara Charles recently posted..Marketing List Building &#8211; What&#8217;s A List?My Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Barbara

      I never had sisters either and the feeling is mutual. I like when you talk about things over my head like C panels he he. I should know these things because if I ever have a problem I have to language to ask about what the problem is.

      Thanks so much for being in my life!

      And by all means, connect with the others that you don’t know because you will find good content there.

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  23. Gladys
    December 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Hello Ms. Donna
    It is always great to honor with a grateful heart those we want to affirm in our world.
    So nice of you and this special time of the year to say thank you.
    I will be checking out those I don’t know yet.
    Thank you
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    • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      Hi Gladys,

      Oh it was so difficult to pick just a few! I suggest you connect with those you don’t know because they are just the best!

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  24. Corina Ramos December 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    You sure did name some great bloggers here and I’ve learned so much from them too.

    You also introduce me to some new bloggers I’ll be checking out as well. This is a great list and I know you can’t add yourself to it, but I can :).

    Happy Tuesday lady! Have a great one!
    Corina Ramos recently posted..Monday Work-from-Home Job Lead Madness 12-09-13My Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Corina,

      I am so thankful we have met. Your blog is awesome and you are doing such a great service from your Monday work from home madness. I’m sure you are helping so many people with that one!

      I love spreading that news around because there are so many people who need to work from home.

      I am grateful you are my friend,

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  25. Mayura
    December 10, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Hey Donna,

    I knew it! Santa is almost here with awesome gifts to share 😉

    Just love to see familiar names being featured and I’m really honored to be mentioned in your post too dear. Like everyone mentioned, I know, it’s really a tough job to select handful of people among dozens of dozens. Hence, I’m grateful again for being mentioned here. Now it reminds me of how we connected via Adrienne’s blog 🙂

    BTW I think you have missed following paragraph in your post Donna 🙂

    Donna Merrill – An intuitive girlie, fabulous teacher, visionary leader, true friend and a caring personality! Everyone around her know she’s indeed a blessing to their lives 😉

    You have a successful week dear 🙂

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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm #


      You always bring a smile to my face! Thank you so much for your kind words.

      I always refer to you as my “teacher” because you make all that technical stuff so easy to understand.

      You ALWAYS give good content and a step by step lesson that even I can do!

      I am blessed to have you as a blogging buddy and friend.

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  26. Sylviane Nuccio
    December 10, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Fantastic post. I am going to start my recollection and thankful posts as well, and I love this time of the year for this reason.

    How in the world wide world did I miss you on Harleena’s? I do not know, but I think I did, when I visit both yours and Harleena’s blog… it beats me. I’ll definitely go over there and catch up

    And,of course, thank you so much for mentioning me when I know that there are probably many, many more bloggers you could have put there.

    I really appreciate you too, you always spread my posts left and right, and wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that I’ve noticed.

    Many thanks and glad you have met you, Donna 🙂
    Sylviane Nuccio recently posted..Is Google Translate An Accurate Translator?My Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Sylviane,

      Over the past year I have learned so much from you giving me better writing skills. Showing me the ropes so to say. I take your blog very seriously when it comes to that because you are a professional writer and translator.

      Your blog about self development is always a great read because I just love that topic.

      And when Friday rolls around, I get to take a trip to France! I find that blog of yours always warms my heart.

      Thank you my friend.

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  27. Reginald December 10, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for sharing. This year been great to me and why? I knew most of them from the above.

    If only we live in the same country, I would go buy them beer for sure!

    Thanks for sharing these lovely angels.
    Reginald recently posted..Blog Engage: RSS Syndication and Blog Marketing ServicesMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      Hi Reginald,

      I want to take this opportunity to give you thanks for being one of my new friends.

      Although we just started being blogging buddies, I have learned so much for you and I’m grateful.

      So Cheers with a virtual beer!

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  28. Lisa
    December 10, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Hi Donna, thank you for the wonderful mention, I’m honored that you consider me to be the one to keep you abreast of social media. It sure sounds like your Thursday night group is a lot of fun too. Wonderful group of ladies. I know all your favorites except for Beth, I will have to check her out Donna. A 30 day challenge sounds extremely challenging to me! Glad to see everything here is working well now Donna. Have a great rest of your week and thank you again.
    Lisa recently posted..Many Twitter Followers Can Spread Your Tweets Further Into TwitterlandMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm #


      You are always out there on the Social Media platforms. I see you everywhere and your blog Rocks!

      Yes our group is something I always look forward to during the week.

      Oh You would love Beth! Her 30 day blogging challenge on Google+ is amazing. She is upbeat and raring to go kind of gal!

      Enjoy your week,

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  29. Shalu Sharma
    December 10, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    They are certainly awesome bloggers and hats of to them for their hard work this year.
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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Hi Shalu,

      If you don’t know them, I suggest you visit their blogs. They are wonderful bloggers!

      I am grateful also for meeting you my new friend. Your last blog got me hungry he he he.

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  30. William Butler
    December 10, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I think you’ve assembled a nice list here. I am familiar with most of the names on your list here. It’s a nice idea for a blog post to express gratitude for those that have added value to your blogging experience this year.

    I will be checking on the names I don’t recognize as time permits.

    Best Regards,
    William Butler recently posted..Opportunity: 11 Ways to Make The Most of ThemMy Profile

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi Bill,

      I wish I could have named everyone. This year you have inspired me with your blog and especially love your acronyms!

      You always make me think when I read a post of yours and that my friend is a wonderful thing!

      So glad we connected,

      Donna.Merrill recently posted..Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  31. Sherman Smith December 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    This is a nice list of folks you have here. You know I feel like I grew up with Ryan Biddulph and Beth Hewitt. I started blogging over 3 years ago and I believe they started around the same time. Maybe a little before I did. But one thing is for sure is that I seen them all grow as great bloggers. Especially Ryan! I definitely seen him take the bull by the horn and run with it.

    Everyone else I met this year and am dam grateful for that. I learned a lot from you and everyone else. Last year and earlier this year I was looking for more serious bloggers, then all of a sudden I ran into Adrienne Smith, then it went on from there! This year has been so fantastic because of this! And I thank you so much for being my blogging friend!

    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi Sherman,

      I go way back with Beth and Ryan too. Ryan has to be the poster guy of speed blogging. I just don’t know how he does it writing so many blogs per day. That is such an inspiration.

      Beth has grown also in leaps and bounds from years ago. Her 30 day challenge is a bit hit on Google+

      I am especially glad to have met YOU this year! I like organic blogging because we meet one another through mutual friends and it just snowballs from there.

      I am grateful for you being my blogging friend also!

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  32. Sue Price
    December 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    Hey Donna

    Thanks for this post and for the shout out. 🙂 We do support each other tremendously. I love our little group.

    I know everyone you have mentioned except Adam Cornell so I must check him out.

    It has been an amazing year for sure. Some ups and downs for most of us. I still have to pinch myself to know there are only a couple of weeks left in 2013.

    Thanks Donna and most of all thanks for being my friend and being awesome.

    Let’s make 2014 a fantastic year.

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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      The support we get from each other in our little group has had a tremendous effect on me. Getting to know one another on deep levels is just like a support group for me!

      I know that I can count on my “gals” if I had run into any kind of trouble from techie talk (which you and I never understand he he he) to supporting one another.

      Thanks Sue for being in my life.

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  33. Harleena Singh
    December 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I agree with Adrienne – what a lovely gesture to mention all those we are grateful to. And yes, if we really sit down to make such a list, it would run pages and be an endless one 🙂

    I know how tough it gets to choose just a handful of people when you know there are so many worthy of being mentioned, and we can honestly do only a little as compared to what all we’d actually like doing, isn’t it?

    This is surely an awesome list, Donna, and I loved having your guest post on my blog – so did my readers as you can see from the comments they left you.

    Thanks for the kind mention. Have a love week ahead 🙂
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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Hi Harleena,

      I was so honored when you asked me to be your guest! I’ve met so many wonderful people that are your readers.

      Yes, this was so difficult to do. My list of gratefulness to my fellow bloggers would be pages.

      With the “end of the year” coming up, I do like to look back and see where I was and where I am now. Wow…talk about growth!

      Thanks again,

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  34. Michael Belk December 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    I am glad to see such a great list of wonderful bloggers.

    I hope next year is even better for you.
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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you! It has been a great year and sending wishes to you too for a blessed 2014 ahead.

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  35. Adrienne
    December 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    Well what a great post and a wonderful idea. You’re right, if we listed even half the people we appreciate and are connected to online we might just crash the internet. I have an excel spreadsheet that I keep of people’s blogs I’ve connected with and comment on and I’ve got well over 100 on that list. My goodness it’s getting longer every day.

    Thank you for mentioning me and all the ladies in our mastermind group. I’m so blessed to know you all and can’t believe it’s been over a year since we’ve been meeting each week. Okay, almost every week baring things that come up from time to time.

    I know everyone else on your list too so I agree, they’re all awesome bloggers and people. I know they’ll appreciate the mention as well.

    Thank you again my friend and I appreciate you. You have a good week and I’ll see you Thursday night! 😉

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    • Donna.Merrill December 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

      Hi Adrienne,

      Remind me to send you a tiara! There should be one on your head as the “Relationship Queen” Girl, It amazes me how you keep up with all those comments on your blog.

      I just love our “Ladies Group” because we not only help one another out with our business, but goes beyond that. We share our ups and downs and I consider it a support group for me.

      You have taught me many things over this past year and I love you for that!

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    • Chery Schmidt
      December 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Wow Donna, This is an Awesome list of bloggers! You are so Awesome to think to do something like this! Thanks for all you do girl friend! Chery :))
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      • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

        Hi Chery,

        I think you know most of these bloggers, but if you don’t it is a great idea to connect with them.

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    • Beth Hewitt
      December 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Hi Donna,

      Such a lovely idea to do a post like this and thank you for putting on the list. I has been a really great year for me and I am so grateful to have reconnected with you again.

      2014 is going to be a goody

      Beth 🙂

      • Donna.Merrill December 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

        Hey Beth,

        It is going to be so much fun working together in 2014! Once things are all wrapped up, I KNOW it’s gonna be a good year.

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