I contemplated on what to share since my last post of 2011 was pretty epic. I thought about doing a follow up like what still works and what doesn’t type thing but I decided against that. I’ll share with you in my first post of the new year why I decided not to go that route.
Most of you who have been visiting my blog for quite some time now already know my story. For those who don’t, my blog was a total disaster back when I started in June of 2009. Oh sure, my posts were informative but gosh were they boring. Traffic was pretty scarce and the comments were non existent.
It all changed for me at the end of 2010 when I became part of a program that taught me how to get myself out there. I admit having known most of what they shared but I was too afraid of actually taking those steps. I made myself a promise that I would do everything they told me to do whether I liked it or not. As you can probably tell by now, it worked.
By March of 2011 I started getting a decent amount of traffic and comments to my blog. It just continued to get better and better with each passing month.
I started connecting with a lot of bloggers and really learning from each of them. We started building some great relationships and supporting each other along the way.
Paying Tribute to 20 Loyal Bloggers
As the nature of the industry goes, a lot of those bloggers that I bonded with early on are no longer around. For whatever reason they chose to either abandon their blogs or delete them altogether.
Because there are so many new bloggers coming online every single day I’ve been fortunate enough to continue meeting even more awesome people.
Since most bloggers quit within their first six months I thought what better way to end this fabulous year then to pay tribute to those bloggers who have not only stuck around but have been loyal readers of my blog. Some have been here since the beginning of 2011 while some found me earlier this year.
I hope you’ll take the time to stop by these blogs if you don’t know them already and check out the information they share. I’ve really enjoyed reading their posts and of course the relationships we’ve built while on this journey together have been fantastic.
I’m truly honored to know then all and be able to call them a friend.
A hand full of these bloggers actually started visiting me around March of 2011. That’s when things sort of just took off for my blog. I want to pay tribute to those bloggers who started visiting me back then and are still here today supporting me.
Carolyn Nicander Mohr of Wonder of Tech
Ilka Flood of The Enlightened Networker
Jens P. Berget of Sly Marketing
Dee Ann Rice of Dee Ann Rice
Bill Dorman of Bill Dorman
Annie Andre of Practical Adventurology
Barry Wells of Barry Wells
Sonia Winland of Log Allot
Ashvini Kumar Saxena of AKS Blog
Ruth Zive of Marketing Wise
Harleena Singh of Aha Now
Mitch Mitchell of I’m Just Sharing
With 2011 behind me I started seeing some new faces visit my blog and these bloggers are still dropping by as well:
Donna Merrill of Donna Merrill Tribe
Carol Lynn Rivera of Web Search Social
Dan Sumner of Dan Sumner
Lisa Buben of Inspire to Thrive
Mayura De Silva of Mayura 4 Ever
Sue Price of Sue Price
Tim Bonner of Tim Bonner
I can’t thank you all enough for the support and love you’ve shown me. I am so very blessed to have met you all and I hope to continue our relationship in the years to come.
Paying Tribute In 2013
There are so many more of you who have recently started visiting my blog and I want to thank you for that as well. Who knows, perhaps when I write a post like this at the end of this year you’ll be on that list.
Bloggers supporting bloggers right! Gosh I love the blogging community.
I want to wish you all a Very Happy New Year and may 2013 be your most prosperous year to date. Thank you all again so much for your continued support and I’m so eager and anxious to get this year rolling so I can meet even more awesome bloggers.
Please be sure to leave your comments below and let me know if you’ve connected with any of these bloggers I’ve mentioned or perhaps you are one of them. I’m sure your friends would enjoy making some new connections to so please be sure to share this post.
Happy New Year everyone!!!