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3 Bloggers You Should Strive To Be More Like

November 13, 2007

Three Bloggers

Photography: When shall we three meet again? by davescunningplan.

I’ve been thinking about some of the blogs I read and which ones I like the most. And that got me thinking even harder, why are my favorite blogs my favorites? What makes them so appealing? If you can identify which blogs you like the most and why you like them, then you can turn those good qualities around and implement them on your own site! So today I’m going to talk about three great bloggers and their sites, and why you should strive to be more like them.

1. Court from CourtneyTuttle.com.

Court is one of my alltime favorite bloggers and he has been ever since I came across his site. One of the things I like about Court is that he cares about other bloggers and isn’t selfish. He is constantly giving back to the community and coming up with new ideas to help other bloggers. And in return, his genius ideas benefit him as well.

For example, Court has a page of SEO’d Themes which he updates often. Court takes free WordPress themes and makes them search engine friendly, then offers the fixed theme (still free) for you to use on your blog. However, he adds an unobtrusive link to his site in the footer for his time and effort. These themes really help to improve your search engine rankings, and people who use them appreciate what Court has done to help them. Many people have written about and spread the word on Court’s SEO’d themes, so along with the link in the footer Court benefits from his SEO’d themes just like you do. It’s a win-win!

But his selflessness and genius ideas aren’t the only reasons I think Court is awesome. He writes some really great, helpful content on a regular basis. If you aren’t subscribed to his RSS feed, then you’re missing out on some great stuff. But if you prefer viewing content on a website instead, that’s no problem either because Court has a very organized and eye-pleasing layout. And those are only a few of the reasons why I think Court is a fantastic blogger!

2. Kumiko from CashQuests.com.

Kumiko is a great blogger because, unlike many others, she speaks what is on her mind and doesn’t care what the consequences are. Her direct and honest approach to blogging is what causes so many people to admire what she writes. A good example of this is her post titled AGLOCO Will Not Make Money Online! Ever!, which even Problogger.net and Shoemoney.com linked to.

Kumiko’s blog is probably the perfect example of a true make money online site, for I guarantee she is more determined than you are! She comes up with fantastic ideas to generate a buzz around her blog and some great linkbait, her most recent being about a secret Google admin area where you can manually move your site’s position in the search engine. It’s a crazy notion but Kumiko is a great writer and makes it seem believable. And for all the people who fell for it, Kumiko has that many extra links coming in to her site! She is definitely not dishonest, but she IS a person who will do whatever it takes to make money with her site. She is truly talented and if you have a problem with her content and her success, then I’m guessing you’re just jealous.

Besides being extremely determined and creative, Kumiko has a professional-looking design. It is mainly red so it catches the attention, and to draw you in even further there is a Featured Article section at the top of the homepage which points you to some of the best content at CashQuests.com. Kumiko is a genius and you can click here to subscribe to her blog.

3. Steven from VandelayDesign.com.

Steven is an all around great guy. He has guest blogged on this site twice, and is free to do so again whenever he likes. Actually, I first found out about him and his site from his guest blogging. I think writing on other people’s sites and getting noticed in so many places is what makes him successful today (except for, of course, his great content).

Steven was very smart and put his great writing skills to good use by composing articles for a myriad of other websites and having them published there. Doing this created a lot of exposure to his blog. When people see great content on another site, they hurriedly run and see the source – myself included. And if you haven’t read any of Steven’s content yet, then I’m assuming you must have been living under a rock. Steven’s writing is very neat and professional. There’s no silly business – if you’re a blogger you’re always going to learn something new by reading his site, which is updated daily. Steven knows how to put his thoughts into words so perfectly, and he knows how to get his writing out there and have everyone see it.

Of course, there’s more to Steven than a friendly and smart blogger. He’s also great with web design – check out his services page and you’ll see! If you visit Steven site’s you’ll see, a) fantastic content, b) well-implemented ideas, c) a blogger who is a good person, and d) a clean and professional design. What are you waiting for? Of course you want to subscribe to his RSS feed!

I really admire the above three bloggers for so many reasons. All three have good-looking blogs, a great and interesting writing style, a creative way of thinking, and success. I indentified what I like about those bloggers today so I can figure out how to better my site as well. Just like they do, I plan to start thinking more out of the box and writing even better posts. Court, Kumiko, and Steven – I really appreciate the hard work you put into your sites. I’m a huge fan!

And if I didn’t list you as one of the three bloggers you should strive to be more like, then I suggest you work harder. Being a top blogger is most certainly not easy – I’m working on it too! In 99.9% of all cases, you’re not going to become successful over night. So take some time out, think about what you’re doing wrong, and what you could do better. Maybe someday YOU’LL be the next influencial blogging role model. Good luck and happy blogging! :)

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11 Responses to “3 Bloggers You Should Strive To Be More Like”

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  2. Court on November 13th, 2007 11:42 am

    Aw shucks Tay – this means so much coming from you! Steven and Kumiko really are awesome bloggers and I would recommend their sites to anyone. All three of us have pretty different approaches and I think it’s good for people to see different ways of gaining an audience.

    Thanks Tay!

  3. Steven Snell on November 13th, 2007 9:12 pm

    Thank you very much for including me. It really does mean a lot to be recommended by you. You’re right when you said that writing for other blogs was important for me. I’m sure I’ve gained some subscribers by writing for other sites, but networking with other bloggers has been the most beneficial part of it. That’s how I first came in contact with you, and look at how many times you’ve linked to me. I have made strong connections with at least half of the bloggers that I’ve met through guest posting. It really is one of the best ways I’ve found to build a strong network. Thanks again.

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  5. Tay on November 14th, 2007 2:15 am

    @Court – You’re welcome – I love reading your blog! You, Kumiko, and Steven DO have different approaches but I’m addicted to all three for different reasons. I love different styles and personalities. Keep up the great work with your site. You’re going to be bigger than John Chow in no time (even though your content has already surpassed his by far)! ;)

    @Steven – Yes, I really do admire all the hard work you put into your writing. I have only guest blogged once and to be honest with you it was on a much smaller site. But I do plan to branch out more and start writing for others soon, which is something I should have done long ago. You’re right, it does build great connections between bloggers. Look at your success! You’re very welcome – this was definitely not a list I could leave you out of! :D

  6. simon on November 14th, 2007 5:20 am

    Good article, when i first seen headline appear i thought here comes Problogger, shoemoney and JohnChow but to my surprise you picked 3 others who are great people in there own field

  7. CashQuests on November 14th, 2007 7:50 am

    Thanks Tay. However, I’d like to request that people don’t actually strive to be like me – I already have enough competition! :)

  8. Tay on November 14th, 2007 3:01 pm

    @Simon – To be honest, I don’t really read John Chow or Shoemoney but I do occasionally read Problogger. There’s so much great content to be found elsewhere!

    @CashQuests – You’re welcome. Heh, I guess you’re right. Even so, I don’t think no matter how hard anyone tried they could match up to you. ;)

  9. Joy on November 15th, 2007 11:04 am

    This is a nice list..on my part I love reading Shoemoney’s blogs..he’s just funny and informative at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing this great list..^^..

  10. Tay on November 15th, 2007 2:50 pm

    Thanks Joy! I appreciate you taking the time to comment as well.

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