Top 10 Bloggers To Watch In 2013

2012 was a great blogging year for me and I’ve been learning a lot from different blogs and bloggers.

I’ve hard worked in 2012 with reading and learning new skills everyday and It’s almost impossible for me to name all the names and show each and everyone the proper respect for teaching me something and for the relationship we’ve created.

Top Bloggers To WatchI thought It would be useful to write a post listing the top 10 of the bloggers I’ve been following in 2012 and who stood out to me this year and suggest you to watch them in the coming year because they’re the ones you must follow and learn from.

I’m familiar with the work of all of them because I’ve watched them for so long and learned a lot from everyone of them.

They’re an inspiration for every blogger and If you aren’t familiar with them yet, I urge you to watch them in 2013.

If you know a blogger who stood out in 2012, let us know in comments section.

1. Daniel Scocco:

Daniel ScoccoI’m mentioning Daniel Scocco’s name at first because he is the one who helped me in many ways

I truly appreciate his support.

I love Daniel’s work because he goes beyond the collection of ideas and tips about blogging and provides narrative at which he started in 2006.

He’s the one I’ve been watching for few years now and It isn’t the first time I’m mentioning him here at Guide and News. I like him because he’s the one of people who always evolved challenges that blogging and online business presented.

He has been a pro blogger since last many years and at the end of 2011, he started working on mobile apps and he is blogging as a hobby now.

He’s also behind the multi-author blog which is a great blog to learn writing skills, grammar, spelling and punctuation tips.

Daniel also helped a lot of bloggers on starting a blog and internet marketers to take their online business to the take level through his course which he started long ago.

I’m really excited to see what Daniel does in 2013.

2. Ileane Smith:

Ileane SmithIleane Smith is someone I’ve been watching for 6 or so months now and I learned a lot from her about blogging and social media..

She has a popular blog, but focuses on networking and relationship building more rather than just being a blogger and she built the majority of her following through social media.

She started in 2011 and quickly built a solid reputation for producing quality content and building relationships with her followers.

I’ve done several guest posts at her blog which you can read here.

I can’t wait to see her shining in the coming year.

3. Derek Halpern:

Derek HalpernDerek Halpern is the smartest online marketer out there and brain behind the where he shares the strategies to learn the human psychology to get traffic and sales online.

I’ve been watching him since the starting of the year and learned a lot of lessons from him including:

  • The best ways to turn the web traffic into leads and sales.
  • The ways to find out what goes on inside the mind of people.
  • The best ways and incentive to capture more email subscribers on your blog.
  • The examples of how you can get more out of some of the popular pages on your blog.
  • And much more…

If you haven’t been reading Social Triggers, you probably should from now.

4. Pat Flynn:

Pat FlynnPat Flynn is someone who considers himself the luckiest person on the earth and I’ve been following him the whole year.

He’s the man behind the blog which I’ve been reading from long time where he shares the strategies, his business and his income reports that can help you to make money online and reach your goals.

He doesn’t consider himself as an online marketing guru, but I think he is! Because his techniques and strategies helped lots of bloggers and online marketers reach their goals.

Few words from Pat himself.

Earning any type of income online takes a lot of hard work, patience and a little bit of luck too. I know I have an inspiring story and I’m here to inspire you too, however I want to do it the right way and I speak only from my own experience.

Pat is one of the coolest guy online. He helps so many of us when he already has a successful business. I hope to see a lot more of him in 2013.

5. Zac Johnson:

Zac JohnsonOut of all of the people in the list, Zac Johnson is someone who started making money online the earliest.

He is behind popular blog, but I wouldn’t call him a blogger and I’m not sure what to really call him. Some people calls him a super affiliate, while some others call him an successful internet marketer.

He started building websites when he was only 16 and by 2006 he had a website making $30,000 a month. He’s the master in not only blogging, but also in affiliate marketing and internet marketing.

I think Zac will be one of the bloggers that will really stand out over the coming years. He has such a natural talent and we are in the fortunate position to watch him evolve.

6. Ana Hoffman:

Ana HoffmanAna Hoffman is an accomplished blogger and the founder of where she shares the most profit-pulling and most effective free traffic generation tips and strategies to help you take your website and business where n0 website or business has gone before.

I love her work, her style and her contribution to the industry. I enjoy reading her articles on Traffic Generation Cafe where readers are fortunate enough to get insights on blog traffic generation strategies.

Ana has an inspiring story that I’m sure will inspire you, read her story.

7. Kimberly J Castleberry:

Kimberly J CastleberryKimberly J Castleberry is behind the popular blog where she shares the basics of many aspects of social technology, internet marketing strategies, bite-sized tutorials and ways to build up online sales into simple.

If you’re like me who want get the best results from your social marketing, but the “techy stuff” has just been too much to filter with, Just Ask Kim will help you survive the Techy Stuff and save you countless headaches.

When I first started with blogging, I didn’t have anyone in my corner, her blog helped me in many ways to learn all the basics of social marketing and blogging, she worth a shout out here.

I’m curious to see how she leverages her brand in 2013.

8. Greg Narayan:

Greg NarayanGreg runs “Dear Blogger” a blog that he started with the intention of helping people and he treats it as a blogging answers community.

I’ve learned a lot from him and he’s the one who gave me the idea of building the community on my blog and also helped me in the customization of my theme (We both are Theme Junkie lovers by the way :P)

Greg is an experienced blogger who started in 2010 and just after 6 months of blogging, his work got featured in the Huffington Post alongside Brobible.

Few works from Greg himself:

People forget that good blogging is all about adding value to reader’s life and making them love your blog. It’s not about getting more fans, traffic and links to your blog. That’s all part of the process, but It’s become such a focus that It clouds what you say as a blogger can offer people.

2012 was the year he spent on working hard and getting attention. Now I’m curious to see what will he do in 2013.

9. Marcus Sheridan:

Marcus SheridanMarcus is guru of content marketing and inbound marketing. He started (one of the best dang marketing, business, and life-success blog on the internet) to share the strategies of content marketing and to teach about the power of community.

He started his swimming pool company, River Pools and Spas in 2001 and It grew to be one of the largest of It’s kind in the world.

He also became a successful Hubspot partner, training inbound marketers how to find success because of huge success teaching other pool professionals how to embrace inbound marketing.

I think we can all learn from his experience and poke more fun at our work and watching him in 2013 will be really beneficial for every blogger.

10. Kristi Hines:

Kristi HinesKristi Hines is behind a popular blog which is a home to her blogging tips and blog marketing advice catered to personal, professional, and business bloggers alike.

In addition to maintaining her with her great posts which I’ve been really enjoying, she is also a freelance writer, online marketing consultant and social media enthusiast.

Thanks to her blogging and networking efforts. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from her in the coming year..

That’s not all:

There are still so many awesome bloggers I met in 2012 and learned something from, but unfortunately I’m not able to list all of them here. I just want to say that you all are awesome!

Speak your mind: Do you know someone who you think have done great job in 2012 and worth watching in 2013? Let us know which bloggers you’re watching by leaving a comment below.

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217 Awesome Responses to “Top 10 Bloggers To Watch In 2013”

  1. August 5, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    (sigh) Another 4 years wasted writing my blog

  2. July 9, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    OMG; more than 200 comments on a post that is not quite unique!!!! it shows your skills to make readers engagement; please write an epic post on “How to get more than 200 comments on a post” with your all practical experience. It will be a great learning for us

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

      Seems you missed the one which is on It’s way to complete the 300.

      What else do you want me to write on? I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for the suggestion BTW.

  3. June 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    Just an awesome list of bloggers. I have heard of most, but not all. I am a big fan of The Sales Lion and Social Triggers. Those are 2 (of a few) that I drop what I am doing to read their emails. Gary Vaynerchuck is another

    • Ehsan Ullah
      June 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Gary Vaynerchuck? Never heard of him! Feel free to share his website link Adam?

  4. May 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Awesome n trick post to get more comments Ehsan.

    Most of the bloggers which you’ve listed are my favorite n inspiring bloggers, will check rest of the bloggers now.

    Thanks for presenting a useful list for your readers Ehsan, thanks :)

  5. May 22, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Great list. I will add Glen Allsopp, and though not a blogger per say, Rand Fishkin.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Excited to cya here, Slavko.

      Totally thought you’re talkin’ about The Blog Tyrant.
      Thanks for the suggestion BTW, they’re worth watching as well.

      • June 27, 2013 at 9:55 am #

        nice list Ehsan i am big fan of Ileane Smith and Kristi Hines thanks for sharing.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          June 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

          Hey Hiren, I’m too ;)

  6. May 22, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    I am big fan of Ana Hoffman and Kristi Hines. Their writing skills are awesome :) . I love to read their blog articles.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      They’re out of this work, Aqib. Helping people is the way they live their life, which in my opinion is meaningfully.

  7. April 30, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Hello Eshaan,

    Seems like i missed some of the top bloggers to follow.. As i have an habit to check all the popular blogs daily. So i should make some missing blogs :)


  8. April 20, 2013 at 4:33 am #

    I am big fan of Ana Hoffman and Kristi Hines. They are having great writing skills.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      I’m too Narender, I love not only their writing, but everything they do :)

  9. April 11, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    wow!! you got them all, i hope i get included in this kind of list someday. thanks

  10. April 5, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Well, we do run in the same circle of top bloggers. You created an awesome list. You should be included in the list too. Maybe I will be included in 2014. LOL! Keep up the fantastic work, Ehsan!

    To Your Success,

    Stacie Walker
    Woman in Leadership

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Hey Stacie, nice to see ya here.

      I’d love to be included in your list of 2014 ;)

      Is it your first comment on my blog? Read the Welcome Message :)

  11. March 19, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Top ten bloggers are worth following. Let’s learn blogging from them by visiting their blogs one by one and following them. They are really inpiring bloggers.

  12. March 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Awesome list. Thanks for the inclusion!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Great to see ya here, Zac.

      Appreciate you stopping by.

  13. March 4, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Hi Ehsan,
    Great list glad to reading this post.You have mentioned some of the best 10 bloggers popular in the year 2013. I love all the bloggers but special Ileane Smith.:)

  14. February 20, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Ehsan, to be frank.
    I think you’ve forgotten to mention yourself.
    You are doing great and is pushing yourself to the top of the list.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Haha thanks Zion, It’s my own post so can’t feature myself.

      I’m waiting for you to mention me in your blog :)

      • February 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

        You can read minds , do you? :D
        I was thinking about it in this morning.
        Just waiting to get a free time. :)
        Add me over FB pls.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          February 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

          I’m not a mind reader :P


  15. Cristi
    February 15, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Thanks a lot for the awesome post. Well currently iam following most of the in the above mentioned list. Some of the them are new to..

    Will subscribe to all the blogs now.

    • February 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      Great! Glad I sent them a new subscriber, Cristi.

  16. February 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Wow! Great list!

    They are without doubt great bloggers, and you’re becoming a great blogger too..

    I’m so late, but am proud to comment here…

    Keep it up!

    • February 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      You’re always welcome Wali, feels great to see ya commenting here.

      It’s never late to leave a comment here :)

      Wali, do you think I missed a blogger that you think is worth watching in 2013?

      • February 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

        Yes dear, Mustafa Ahmedzai should also have been here in this list, he is also a blogger who is one of the creative person in the blogging community, the above all are actually WordPress users, but Mustafa covers blogger platform which is free for all and mostly use blogger for free blogging. And thus, Mustafa helps them in real time. And you know there are very few guys who totally work for blogger users.

        So I think he should have been included.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          February 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

          Who is Mustafa Ahmedzai?


          I like Mustafa’s work too and he has been helping newbie bloggers from long time – when I was writing the post, I thought to include him, but as ya know that I had to limit the names to 10, otherwise It could be very long post.

          Mustafa is someone I’ll be watching in my whole life, not only in 2013 – whether he’s included in this post or not.

          Thanks for reminding me Wali, whenever I write any “list of bloggers” post again, he’ll be the first to be included.

          • February 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

            That’s great buddy,

            and buddy I’ll be visiting you in Kunduz within few days, be ready for having great fun there…

          • February 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

            Wow, Waiting for ya!

            Be sure to shot me an email from contact page when you come here.

  17. February 6, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    Hey Ehsan

    Good work man, i also like Daniel DailyBlogTips and Ana Hoffman but rest of them new for me.

    Anyways thanks for the post

    • February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks Samer, Is Derek Halpern, Pat Flynn and Zac Johnson etc are new for ya? Can’t believe.

  18. February 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    Thanks for sharing this Top Pro. Blogger list. Daniel Scocco its my fav. blogger….. then i will start

    • February 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Nice to see ya here Yasir, keep on commenting.

  19. February 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Really a great information you shared with us but one thing i must say that you deserve to make a place among those great bloggers also. You are one of my favorite. Keep rocking Ehsan bro. Hopefully I make a place in the next years list.

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words Lalit, hope to see myself included in your list of bloggers to watch.

  20. February 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    Thanks for sharing this, man!

    Few were new to me, and I didn’t have a contact with few of them from a long. Okay, what I am gonna do is, reply to their comments and talk to them a little. :D

    Loved this post.

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks for some lovely comments Abhi.

  21. January 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Hello Ehsan.

    All of them are so awesome blogs and I always love to read each of them.

    In 2013, I totally want to read each and every post on
    1. Seth’s blog
    2. Jeff Goins
    3. PsyBlog
    4. AdrienneSmith
    5. Zenhabits and of course, random articles on different blogs.

    I always love reading.

    Thank you

    • January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Hey Kaundeenya, nice to see ya here.

      I always read Seth Godin, Jeef Goin and Adrienne Smith’s blog and I’ll also be watching them in the coming year.

      Thanks for sharing your list, I wish my blog was on that list too ;)

      • February 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

        I have no idea how and why I missed this post. You can share these type of posts in chat with me, really.

        Yeah, I am a bit a late, okay, very late. But I am really glad I am here.

        • February 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

          Hey nice to see ya Abhi,

          It’s never too late, still 2013 :P

          Glad to have you hear Abhi, hope to see ya around.

  22. January 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Awesome list! Well, I know almost all the bloggers mentioned in this listed, but it’s always good to know more. They are no doubt really great and inspirational pro bloggers. Thanks for sharing and tweeted :)

    • January 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks for tweeting it Nizam :) I appreciate it.

      I hope you’ll also be learning from all of the bloggers in this list.

  23. January 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I wanted some inspiration. As I drove to your blog and found this post and it helped me growing the following blogs directory for inspirations.

    • January 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

      YAY! Glad you found this post Aditya.

  24. January 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    The top 10 bloggers are top models who will inspire the other bloggers to do their best. They are creative bloggers who are never lack of ideas to write interesting topics. Their writings are always nice to to read and can affect the others positively. I like to follow them. Thank you.

    • February 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up Heru.

  25. January 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Wow.. Salam friend & Thanks for writing this awesome post.. I got that thing which I had searched a lot to get. This list will help me to teach from the toppers of the bloggers… Thanks Bro.
    – Noor (India)

    • January 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      Glad you found what you’re looking for.

      Thanks for your comment Noor, hope to see ya back.

  26. January 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    The list of ten top bloggers above is really helpful and we can learn a lot from them. They are realy good models who can motivate us to become better this year. We are very grateful for them.

  27. January 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Great list bro, i will surely visit these blogs one by one and take inspiration form them. Thanks a lot for this awesome post. I am waiting for more such stuffs…..

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      Thanks Neeraj, I’ve already published couple of such stuff already :P

  28. January 14, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    Its really a profession list of professional bloggers.
    It shows us about your interest in top bloggers blog as well.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    I hope that I’ll also be part of such list on various blogs in near future…..
    till then keep blogging…..

    • January 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      You’ll surely be in my list of top bloggers to watch in 2014 If you keep working on your blog till than like you’re doing now Sandeep.

      You’re a top upcoming blogger Sandeep!

  29. January 14, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    This is very important that you find bloggers who are endorsed by others. This helps following the best in the town and learn quickly. Thank you Ehsan for sharing the list.

    • January 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks for reading @Tech Ralf.

      Hope to see ya back.

  30. January 13, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    It was a very tough task to select top 10 bloggers but you have done the job successfully.

    I love all the bloggers that you mentioned here but most love Pat Flynn for his blog which provides some very awesome tips.

    • January 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

      Pat Flynn is doing a great work and helping people on making money online, plus helped me a lot.

      Glad you found the list to be a useful one.

  31. January 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Thank you for the information about the bloggers you have been following in 2012. I am going to follow them and I hope I can learn a lot from them. They can be my model and motivator to make my blog better and has more value. Ehsan Ullah and Wade Harman ( are among the bloggers who give me a lot of contribution in the development of my blog. Every blogger has his/her unique ability and skill which can affect me positively. This posting add more value to me. Thanks again for this great posting.

    • January 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Hey Heru, thanks for the nice comment.

      I love Wade’s work too. He’s been doing an awesome job and I’ll be looking at his work too. The bloggers in this list are the elite ones who has big following, but worth watching.

      I agree with you that every blogger has their own unique ability and style.


  32. January 11, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Great list with great bloggers, Ileane is for sure a leader :)

    thanks for sharing

    • January 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

      Yes, She is! Thanks for stopping by James.

  33. January 10, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    I know all these great bloggers & I follow some of them. They really deserve to watch in 2013.

    • January 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Priya, let me know If you think someone is missing from this list?

  34. January 10, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    I’m actually following 3 out of your 10. I’ll be sure to look into the rest. They’re definitely worth it to be recommended by you. Kudos!

  35. January 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Ehsan Ullah is missing, why? You deserve to make the list yourself. This won’t be a matter of blowing your own trumpet.

    • January 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Thanks Cudjoe. I know It won’t! But I love to see my name on other’s lists! ;)

  36. January 8, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Excellent recommendations. I’ll be sure to watch out for them this year. Good job by the way.

    • January 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Stacey.

  37. January 8, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    Excellent line up here. They’re very interesting bloggers. I’m definiteing looking forward to more recommendations from you. Kudos!

    • January 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks Kelly, They all are great inspirations and worth learning from.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  38. January 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Interesting list, I’m definitely going to keep an eye on these bloggers this year. Than you for sharing this with us.

  39. January 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I know and follow few of them from your list. Will have to check the rest. Thanks Ehsan for the awesome list of great bloggers.

    • January 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      Your welcome Atish, Hope you found my list of bloggers to be a useful one.

  40. January 7, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Wow, amazing list ehsaan,

    just shocked to see new top bloggers, i mean i didn’t know some of the listed blogger till now.. but got a chance to know about them.


    • January 7, 2013 at 7:11 am #

      Glad to know I was able to introduce you to some bloggers you didn’t know about.

  41. January 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,
    Thanks for the awesome list of great bloggers, I think most of bloggers always watch their activities already but you missed one Blogger in the List “EHSAN”.

    • January 7, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Thanks so much Nishant, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to put my name in my own list :P

  42. January 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    I really enjoyed reading this post…You have mentioned some of the best 10 bloggers which can really become more and more popular in the year 2013…..I am going to follow all the 10 to get better and better at blogging…

    • January 7, 2013 at 7:17 am #

      All of them are worth following Rocky!

      Glad you found the list to be a useful one.

  43. January 6, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    While I respect the people you have on that list, most of them have already established their niche in the blogging world. Why not actually put up some new comers to ‘watch’ in 2013? The bloggers listed are all over the web and if you are at all interested in the finer points of blogging, most of their names come up.

    I would have expected a list of bloggers that are actually up and coming.

    • January 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      A lot of bloggers already wrote posts and listed the top upcoming bloggers list on their blog Rosales.

      Check out my respond to Abuzar’s comment above.

  44. January 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    I was little bit disappointed not to see my mentor name in this list. Some of your listed bloggers are even following them and to my surprise not a single commentator had mentioned his name. Guess Ehasan who is this blogger ? Otherwise it was almost perfect list.

    • January 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      Whom are you talking about Rakesh? Let me say it again that there are a lot of other bloggers too, but I had to limit the list to 10!

  45. January 5, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Happy 2013 Ehsan,
    Thanks for such a great list. is a new but growing platform created to help families, caregivers and seniors with health literacy, caregiving and social health insights.

  46. January 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi Ehsan, that’s great list of blogger to watch in 2013. In this year, here are people that I’m going to watch in 2013, GuideandNews, SocialTriggers, Problogger, Johnchow, Mashable, 2Createawebsite, HotBlogTips, BasicBlogTips, DailyBlogTips and TrafficGenerationCafe.

    These are my great blog to watch in 2013, love to read their writing and so beautiful blog designs they have.

    Thanks for great list – Ferb

    • January 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      I don’t have enough words to thank you Ferb, I’m honored to see my blog’s name between those names that you’ll be following in the coming year.

      Are you also going to write a post on this?

  47. January 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    What a great compilations? These are role models in the blogging industry. You have done well compiling list of giants.I will surely join the league one day. Thumbs up!

    • January 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      Thanks Oluknukle, I’m sure you’ll join the league one day too!

  48. January 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Ehsan, Great List of Bloggers, for every blogger there will be list of bloggers whom we like to follow and learn from them. its truly inspirational to know more about this bloggers and follow them. From the day i started blogging, i found Ileane everywhere in social media, blogging directories :) & good to know about other bloggers.

    • January 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks Lokesh, glad you liked my list and as you said that every blogger have their own list of bloggers whom they follow and learn from. Ileane is someone who give more importance to relationship building that is why she’s active on all social media sites.

  49. January 4, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    One Thing I wanna discuss with you Sir, How Can I search that types of blogs or websites that have Top commentators plugin like you. Actually sir I wanna do blog commenting on that type of websites. So please sir tell me about this. I really need your help.
    Have a Good Day Sir..and Keep me in Touch.

  50. January 4, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Kikolani is a blog which I read frequently. And another side, Kristi Hines is gorgeous writer. You should keep this blog at least more up in your list.

    However, Thanks for sharing this list.

    • January 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      You’re right Anis! Kikolani is a great blogger and up/down doesn’t matter to me.

  51. January 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Ehsan, wow bud, this was incredibly kind of you. Really, I can’t thank you enough for the kind words :)


    • January 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      I’m really glad you stopped by Marcus, made my day!

      I appreciate your kind words Marcus. It was really hard for me, but It’s also the group of people that I’m most excited to feature.

      Marcus, you should read Thomas Frank’s comment above!

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Hey Marcus,

      I am sorry I didn’t visit your blog till now.

      But better late then never. I would love to learn from your blog.

  52. January 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Hey Champ, this was an awesome work & I am happy to know I know everýone excluding the 1st & 1Oth.

    Hope 2013 be a good year for you and in the coming year make sure that you are present in the list.

    ~ Regards
    Manual Joseph

    • January 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Manual :O You don’t know Daniel Scocco? He’s such a famous and big blogger!

  53. January 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    great list Ehsan! Actually i don’t know the name of 8 of these. Now i will try to follow their blogs to improve. Thanks for sharing

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      You should follow the name of 8 NEERAJ!

  54. January 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Very useful information there Ehsan. I got a couple of names to follow from your list as well though I already follow some of these awesome blogs you talked about.
    Thank you for sharing this value added information.


    • January 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Hey Gauraw, All of them in this list are worth watching.

      Glad you liked it and feel free to let me know about bloggers you think are we should watch?

  55. January 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Hey Ehsan,

    You did really a great job, I appreciate the post. It’s a great source of inspiration.

    Thanks for the sharing.

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up James.

  56. January 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    awesome list.. it is very helpful for me i want also become a good blogger thanks for sharing this list i am very appreciate by these bloggers..

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Welcome to my blog Rahul. Glad you liked the list! All of those bloggers are worth watching in the coming year.

  57. January 3, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Nice list, most of them from Blogging/MMo niche but there are others bloggers who could be big in the coming year :)

    • January 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Bishwajeet. Glad you liked the list.

  58. January 3, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    It requires a lot of hard work to make your blog popular. And, I’m sure they are all doing hard work to get more popularity. Really, I got a lot of inspiration from all of these bloggers and also from this post

    • January 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

      They’ve been doing hard work since many years, that is why they achieved a big success because hard work pays off..

  59. January 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Hard to narrow it down to just a few isn’t i Ehsant! There are so many awesome bloggers online today that we can all learn from and it just depends on who you visit, whose content stands out to you and how much you’ve benefited from what they’ve share.

    You definitely have a great list here. I think my list would be a lot more then just then though.

    Thanks for this shout out to these awesome bloggers and Happy New Year!


    • January 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

      Yup, It was really hard for me Adrienne to narrow it down to 10, but I had to. There are a lot of other bloggers whom I had to mention in this post, but If I did, the post could be very long.

      You’re also one of the blogger who deserve to be in this list Adrienne, but no problem If you aren’t. I’ll surely give you a shout out in another post.

      Thanks for your comment Adrienne.

  60. January 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Not only is Marcus Sheridan a great blogger, but he’s also an amazing speaker. I had the pleasure of attending his session at BlogWorld NY last year, and it was one of the best sessions on ANYTHING I’ve ever attended. I can’t wait to see him speak again.

    • January 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      Hey Thamas, welcome to my blog.

      I’ve never attended any of his sessions, but watched him speaking on a video. He’s really an amazing speaker. It’s nice to see another big fan of Marcus.

      Thomas, you’re rocking at College Info Geeks :)

  61. January 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Hey bro,
    These are great bloggers and I’m just knowing about Dear Blogger.
    Well, the 11th blog is yours ;)

    • January 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      haha Thanks Enstine! 12th is yours! :P

  62. January 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Very kind of you, Ehsan – let’s make 2013 our best year yet!

    • January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks Ana, I hope 2013 will be your best year! (And mine too :D)

  63. January 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Nice list man! Got to know many blogger… Will be a pleasure if you can create a list of top 2013 upcoming blogs too :) Thanks again for the post

  64. January 2, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Yes they are truly great passionate bloggers in the bloggers community, great list. I’m hoping and wishing them good luck this year and Wishing Happy new year and greeting to you too Ehsan.

    • January 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      Thanks for the kind wish Sreejesh. Happy new year to you too!

  65. January 2, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Great Post. I would be hoping 2013 would be a great year for this bloggers and for you as well. Thank you for sharing

    • January 2, 2013 at 6:54 am #

      Hey @legal transcription, Thanks for stopping by. May 2013 be yours!

      Hope to see ya back.

  66. January 2, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    HI Ehsan

    I think this is the great list and I know only few from the list, I need to check others as well.

    Thanks for sharing these great bloggers.


    • January 2, 2013 at 6:52 am #

      Hey Sapna, you must check all of them because they’re the ones you must follow. All of them!

      Thanks for your comment Sapna, wish you happy new year!

  67. January 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    I was so glad to see Ana Hoffman on here. She’s about as awesome as you can find, and has a lot to teach anyone who will listen. :)

    One blogger who I wanted to point out for anyone who hasn’t heard about him is Danny Iny and his team at I know he’s already pretty popular, but I have learned a ridiculous amount from him since I discovered his blog last year (thanks to Ana Hoffman, I might add.)

    Thanks for this list! I need to look all of these bloggers up.

    • January 2, 2013 at 6:50 am #

      Welcome to my blog Lindsey, Ana Hofftman is someone whom I also learned from. She’s an established blogger and helping people to take their business to the next level. There are a lot of things I like about her like building strong relationship with other bloggers etc.

      I also like Danny Iny, she’s also a great blogger to watch in 2013. Thanks for your suggestion Lindsey :)

      Happy new year to you.

  68. January 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I guess another great blogger missing is you. You’ve really inspired and continues to inspire the lives of many bloggers.

    I wish you a happy new year and don’t forget today is my birthday.

    • January 2, 2013 at 6:45 am #

      Thanks Kabenlah, It’s nice to know you think I deserve to be in the list like this.

      Happy new year and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kabenlah.

  69. January 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Hello Ehsan Brother:
    Very nice, and i think i am the one who is learning from you. you are one of the great blogger whos belong to Afghanistan..a Fresh blogger.

    • January 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      TThanks Ismail, nice to know you’re learning from me.

      Thanks for the nice words. Hope to see ya back.

  70. January 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Daniel is a great blogger. I adore him very much. All of the bloggers listed here are talented and inspiring all the newbies in the blogosphere. Thanks for the heads up.

    • January 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Yup he is! And you’re also doing great these days PrIyAnGsHu,

      Thanks for your comment.

  71. January 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    great minds. . .all of them. Worth watching in the coming year.

    • January 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      Hey ansh, thanks for stopping by.

  72. January 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    This is really inspiring to see all those great bloggers……. great listing up…….

    • January 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

      Glad you liked the list Asiru and I’m sure you too have a list of bloggers to watch in 2013? feel free to let us know?

  73. January 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Flattered to be mentioned on the first spot!

    Thanks for the kind words Ehsan, and I am sure we’ll be seeing a lot of interesting stuff from GuideAndNews in 2013 as well!

    • January 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      Hey Daniel, Thanks so much for your comment man.

      I’ll do my best and I’m sure I’ll also see a lot of great stuff in DBT in the coming year as well.

    • February 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      Hello Daniel,

      I am sure you don’t know me. I visit dailyblogtips oftentimes. Thumbs up for your blog, man. Inspiring.

      • February 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

        Glad to introduce you to him Abhi.

  74. January 1, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Great list Ehsaan, it is so hard to narrow it down to a number. (Been there, done that) …. I know most of these awesome bloggers and will check out a few I haven’t visited yet. Wishing you the best in 2013!

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      You’re right Lisa, It’s really hard to narrow it down to a number because there are a lot. I wish you a very happy new year.

  75. January 1, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hi Ehsaan,

    This was a nice post. I know 6 of these bloggers. I agree and disagree with you about Daniel though. You are right, he is very helpful. But about an year ago, I started following his blog as it had become a guest posting hub. But this is case with many popular blogs these days(I left reading ProBlogger for same reason, too many guest posts and very less content from the guy I wanted to listen to!)

    Good luck for 2013, I hope you are on such a list next time!

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

      Thank you Ishan, I know that DBT and ProBlogger are the guest posting hub, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t watch them. You know when Darren started ProBlogger, he spent 4 years by daily posting on his blog by himself. Same with Daniel! Now their blog has grown and they became a problogger, so now everyone are doing their best to get featured on their blog.

      • January 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

        Yup, you are right ehsan. So, why don’t you post regularly?

        • January 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

          My secret formula = write less, promote more!!

          P.S. don’t tell anyone! :O

  76. January 1, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Very cool post Ehsan! Now we know where you get all your expertise :). I get so familiar with some of the featured bloggers here and a revelation to me are some hidden excellent blogger. Thanks for sharing Ehsan.

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      Yup, I got my expertise all from those bloggers.

      Thanks for your comment.

  77. January 1, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    I’ve been watching a couple of them myself for a short while. I’ll have to visit the other sites to see what I’ve been missing.

    Will :)

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      They are worth watching Will. Glad you liked the list.

      Thanks for your comment.

  78. January 1, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Really a good content bro. I wish next time you will post about the asians i mean our subcontinent :) keep up your good work and m waiting for your next post.

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Thanks Ummeed, I didn’t get you about our subcontinent?

  79. December 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Great List Ehsan, some I know, and a few I didn’t, will add them to my list of blogs.

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks JR, you’ll love their work. Keep them in your list.

      And thanks for subscribing.

  80. December 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I just wish some day i will feature on your blog too :)
    I am working as hard as i can.

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      Keep Rocking Anchit, you’ll probably be in this list soon.

  81. December 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Thanks for including me in this list with such great names! :)

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Thanks so much for your comment Kristi, you deserved it :)

    • February 3, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      Hi Kristi,

      I have read many of your articles. And will continue doing that in this year as well. :)

  82. December 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I love your list! These are all bloggers that I follow too! Great people!

    • January 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks Wade! Is there anyone you think I missed?

  83. December 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Nice list, Well one blogger is missing and he is Rahul Kuntala.

    He’s a perfect writer and inbound marketer and inspiration for ME.

    Well I don’t know yours so I don’t have rights to blame you.

    BTW, I will try my best to get featured in this list which you will make in 2013. ;)

    Happy new year, and HAVE A BLAST!

    • January 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      Rahul is also an awesome blogger whom I’ll be watching in the year Jafar, but as I said It wasn’t possible for me to mention all of them :)

      Keep rocking Jafar, you’ll be in my list of top 2014 bloggers.

      Thanks for your comment.

  84. December 31, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Good List Bro. Well, Where is Darren Rowse?? :D

    • January 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      I also asked this question from Ehsan. Answer is, Darren Rowse is also a great blogger to watch in the coming year, but he guess the world already knows about him. :-)

      • January 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

        Yes Raplus, but It’s not the only reason. Actually the bloggers I listed here are the ones who thought me something regarding blogging and Darren’s blog is already on top, so I didn’t think mentioning him in this post will even let him know about it.

        • January 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

          Hmm. Yeah, he is the top and will be in the TOP, no one has chance to beat him even in the coming 5 years.

    • January 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Checkout my response to Raplus’s comment Anurag :)

      Thanks for your comment.

  85. December 31, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Nice Top 10 blogger collection with their website. thanks for this list . :)

    • January 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks Rahul, glad you liked my list. Are you following all of them?

  86. December 31, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Hi Ehsan! It’s been an amazing year and I’m so glad we met in 2012. I love how you have truly taken your blog to the next level and you’re constantly striving to make it better.

    I’m honored to be listed here along with so many awesome writers, marketers and networkers. I think one of the reasons you’re so successful is because you are following the right people – but your talent plays a major role as well.

    I’m looking forward to more great things in store for us in 2013!!

    Thank you and have a happy new year.

    • January 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      Thank you so much for the nice words Ileane, I truly appreciate your support.

      It was one of the best day of my blogging life when I sent you first ever email (I remember, It was guest post request and you rejected, but still It was the day).

      You deserved to be in the list of all those bloggers whom I’ll be watching in the coming year.

      Thanks for the support Ileane.

      • January 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

        The beautiful thing about that “rejection” is that you came back after honing your skills and building the content here on your blog. Then you can back strong and now you are welcome to guest post again any time. :)

        • January 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

          Yes Ileane, The another beautiful thing is that you gave me time and I had to improve my writing skills and English to be able to guest post on your blog and I did it, I’m really happy for that.

    • February 3, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Ahaa…. One of my all time favorite. You know that already..huh…

      I am really glad, I met you online. Seriously, so helpful you are. Thanks for being such a nice blogging fellow, friend and guiding, suggesting me in my difficult situations and problems. :D

      • February 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

        I really appreciate Ileane’s effort on guiding and helping other bloggers. Her Facebook fan club group is a great place for bloggers to share and learn.

        Thanks Abhi.

  87. December 31, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Amazing posts. Respect upgraded :) thanks sir for introducing more sites and more pro bloggers, i hope next year my name will be displayed .. :) thanks once again

    • December 31, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks Ummeed, Keep rocking! you’ll be in the list of top bloggers of 2014. :)

  88. December 31, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Great list Ehsan, thnx dear for sharing this. I’m getting lot of inspiration form Daniel Scocco (dailyblogtips) it’s one of my favourite hero in blogging field.

    Manoj Rawal

    • December 31, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks Majoj, Nice to know you’ve been following Daniel too. How long you’ve been reading DBT?


  89. December 31, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you Ehsan, for the kind shout out and mention! That’s very kind of you <3

    Helping people that were having to have a go of it on their own, with no one to assist them with WP and social marketing is exactly how my blog started. It didn't begin with a goal of blogging but rather a goal of getting some of the things I was helping people with down into tutorials. This meant more people to benefit from it and I didn't have to answer the same question 20 times in one day, LOL It's grown from there and is just wrapping up it's third year.

    May 2013 be YOUR year!

    • December 31, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      You deserved to be in the list Kim!

      To be one of those bloggers whom I’ll be watching in the coming year because of all the things I’ve learned from your blog. I also started this blog with the intention of helping people about blogging and wrote my eBook on starting a blog because of the questions people were asking me lots of time.

      Happy new year to you and thanks for the support.

    • February 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      Hello Kim,

      Probably, you don’t know me. But I definitely know you. I will continue keeping an eye on what you have to share on your blog. :D

      • February 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

        I think she knows you Abhi, doesn’t she?

  90. December 31, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Great list. :-) Thanks for sharing. Dear Blogger is the only blog I don’t follow in this list because before reading this article I didn’t know anything about it.

    Darren Rowse????????

    • December 31, 2012 at 8:24 am #

      Hey Raplus, Dear Blogger is a new blog, but the blogger behind it is an experienced blogger really. He’s worth watching in 2013.

      Darren Rowse is also a great blogger to watch in the coming year, but I guess the world already knows about him, doesn’t it?

      Thanks for your comment.

      • December 31, 2012 at 8:55 am #

        Yeah. Agree with you. Almost every blogger knows him. :-)

        • December 31, 2012 at 9:19 am #

          Raplus, feel free to let me know about other bloggers you’ve been watching in the year?

          • December 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

            1. Ehsan Ullah
            2. Rahul Kuntala
            3. John Chow
            4. Ammar Ali
            5. Michael Chibuzor

            I follow so many bloggers, but this time I can’t mention all of them here because I can’t remember all names. . However, I have a small dream that next year my name may be displayed.

          • January 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

            Thanks for sharing all the names Raplus. I’m also excited to see where those bloggers will go in the coming year :)

      • March 10, 2013 at 8:04 am #

        Great list Ehsan! I have been following Pat and Daniel socco and I too have them in my list who I really wanted to thanks. And then wonderful reply about Darren Rowse. He dont need any intro. Good thing about your blog is that it justifies the title- you are really guiding many and one among them is commenting here :)

        • Ehsan Ullah
          March 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

          Thanks Koj. Not one among them, but all of them. ;)

  91. December 31, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    Whoa! Great list Ehsan.
    Nice to see Greg’s name in the list. He’s honored and for sure he’ll love this post…

    Daniel is more focused on his businesses outside blog. So I doubt why you mentioned him on the post.

    However, good luck for the year ahead!

    • December 31, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      Hey Shahzad, I think Greg deserves to be in this list because really he’s master and If I learned something from someone, It’s my responsibility to give something back. I love Greg’s work and I’m sure others will too.

      Daniel is too busy with his mobile apps business as I mentioned in post, but he helped me a lot and I learned a lot of things from him, so he also deserves to be here.

      Thanks Shahzad, happy new year to you.

      • December 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

        Truly honored to be among these names Ehsan. Wow.
        I have to say, since I met you online my blogging has improved a ton. Your networking power and drive to keep publishing is second to NONE.
        Now, if only 2013 would hurry on in, we could see how our blogs perform (with the next Google update, more guest posts, etc) :)
        Are you as excited as me, Ehsan and Shahzad?

        • January 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

          Thanks Greg, you deserve to be in this list man.

          I’m even more excited than you Greg and I’m sure you’ll be rocking in 2013. How about you Shahzad?

        • February 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

          Hi Greg,

          Good to meet you here. You are the blogger, I am Odd Blogger. hehe…

          Thanks to Ehsan for this. I love to make new connections. ;)

          • February 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

            Your welcome Abhi, The blogger, Odd Blogger. What about me than?

            Keep connecting!

  92. December 31, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Nice list. You’ll be on someone else’s list coming up in 2014. Happy new year.

    • December 31, 2012 at 8:00 am #

      Thanks Dion, Many bloggers already added me in their upcoming pro bloggers list, now let’s see lol.

      • January 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

        Ehsan, you are already on my list for a while. Thank you for your list. I will check these wonderful blogs out.

        • January 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

          I’m so glad Julius :)

      • January 9, 2013 at 6:18 am #

        all bloggers are new to me except Miss Ileane smith of basicblogtips

        • January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

          Checkout all of them Guppu!

    • March 17, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      You forgot to mention Neil Patel :)

      • Ehsan Ullah
        March 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

        Ohh, thanks for the reminder Dhruv. He’s also a great blogger. :)