8 Successful Bloggers to Follow

  July 23, 2014 blogging tips 🕑 8 minutes read
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Boy, do I lean on my friends.


My theme is a little off as of this writing. OK, not too off, but I want to get rid of the powder blue buttons and links…hope they’re not still around as of this writing. If they are, oh well. A lesson in blogging detachment, from Savusavu, Fiji.


Without my friend Phillip Dews, my design would be in utter shambles.  I’d have so many more pressing, glaring design problems, and I wouldn’t have built my brand in such a creative fashion without his brilliance backing me up.


The design mind behind this blog, the wizard behind the curtain, has engineered a complete transformation for both my old blog, and my new one, here at Blogging From Paradise.


I’ve met so many successful, engaging, kind bloggers over the years that I feel eternally blessed.


Of course, to attract so many friends I had to be a friend. I helped people by promoting them, or by commenting on their blogs, or by shouting them out whenever I could.


That’s the great secret to professional blogging.



That’s the key.


The Benefits of Following Successful Bloggers


You can only do so much by yourself but if you have a huge army of supportive friends around you, and successful friends at that, you can impact so many more people as these successes help you out.


I count many folks on this list as friends. Honest to goodness, learning from successful bloggers:


  • Cuts down your learning curve by years; you avoid their mistakes
  • Inspires you to push yourself through difficult times
  • Gives you the secrets you need to retire, to become a pro blogger
  • Might just make you want to start island hopping today, or next weekend, or next month
  • Can inspire you to make the necessary changes to live the internet lifestyle


Successes have helped me to see where I can become more successful, how I can succeed, and most of all, where I’m screwing up.


Just yesterday I ran into multiple issues on my blog. I mistakenly updated my theme, erasing the fine work done by my man Phillip Dews. Oh well, lesson learned.


I’m also trying to discern whether folks are having problems commenting on Blogging From Paradise due to some internal coding issue. About 6 people have contacted me, letting me know they couldn’t leave a comment.


BTW, if you’re having problems commenting on this blog email me here: ryan_biddulph[at]hotmail[dot]com


Blogging Successes: The Snowball Effect


Have you ever created a mean snowball? I mean, a really big, impressive, heavy, “smack you upside the head” type snowball.


Ironic I know, me blogging from paradise here in Fiji, and chatting about snowballs.


Anyway, whether you’ve packed together a huge snowball to toss at a friend or have built a snowman you know how it’s done; pack a bit of snow together, then add some more, pack it together, then add, and pack.


In the case of building a snowman you simply roll the snow ball until it grows into a huge, impressive-looking ball of snow, to be used as a head, torso, or perhaps, the lower foundation for your snowman.


As you roll, the ball accumulates more and more snow, growing exponentially.


Think of your blogging success as being similar to that snowball. In your case, the snowball is your blog. You roll that bad boy by connecting with successful bloggers and visiting their blogs, and by learning, studying and implementing their successful strategies.


Slowly but surely, your blog grows bigger and bigger, both through the content you publish and the readers you attract. Your comments received will increase too, as will your blogging sales.


Like the snowball, there’s no critical mass within reason. Your potential blogging growth is limitless, really, when you decide to learn from successful bloggers who’ve been where you want to be.


OK folks, on to the successes. Make sure to subscribe to their blogs, take notes when they speak and put their wisdom into action.


Neil Patel


Neil Patel is a brilliant blogger who’s perhaps *the* online master at both creating value and building strong bonds with industry authorities. In short, I’m modeling much of what I’m doing here at BFP by mimicking his actions.


OK, maybe I’m not mimicking him entirely because I’m sitting here in Fiji and work a different niche, but you get the drift.


Neil specializes in driving traffic to websites. He’s achieved gaudy numbers with some of the most well known sites on the web. NP has built a massive, thriving, ever-growing community on his blog, quicksprout.com.


Visit Neil’s blog here: quicksprout.com


Adam Connell


Adam Connell from bloggingwizard.com is a wizard at creating pillar-style, in-depth, mind-numbingly thorough posts. AC is kind, generous and uber supportive of the people he connects with on a daily basis.


I got to know Adam better through Triberr, especially after I became an active member recently when BFP was up and running.


I like Adam’s ability to create resource style posts by getting quotes from some of the web’s most well known blogging celebrities.


Adam is an all around great dude, and I believe he’s located not too far from Phillip Dews, so whatever is in the water that way in the UK, I’d like to drink some of it too, here in Fiji. Even though I am enjoying my Fiji Water.


Visit Adam’s blog here: bloggingwizard.com


Donna Merrill


Donna Merrill is a networking dynamo who’s as persistent as they come. Donna has built a monster tribe over at her blog, covering topics in a practical, easy to embrace fashion.


Donna is another blogger who seems to find the 25th hour to run successful businesses outside of blogging, and she still stops in frequently to share her thoughts through in-depth comments while providing you with an encouraging nudge to boot.


Get to know Mrs. Merrill. She’s definitely a good person to connect with, if you want to make buddies with and learn from an influencer.


Visit Donna’s blog here: donnamerrilltribe.com


Darren Rowse


Darren Rowse. What else can I say? The brilliant creator of problogger.net is pretty much the head honcho of the top “blogging tips” blog on the web.


Other than launching my new blog (intelligently, from a really high energy space), I feel being published 3 times on problogger is one of my stellar achievements.


Darren teaches you how to build a blog from scratch. He’s acquired hundreds of thousands of subscribers and has built a blogging community second to none in his niche.


DR is active on social networks too. He’s one of the few guys or gals who you’re likely to get a response from if you connect with him and chat for a bit on a regular basis.


Problogger.net is the 1 blog you must subscribe to if you’re a new or veteran blogger who needs tips to build a blogging community, as well as boosting your blog traffic and sales.


Visit Darren’s blog here: problogger.net


John Chow


John Chow is Mr. Million Dollar blogger. JC registers $20,000, $30,000 and $50,000 days’ worth of earnings from his blog.


The man rakes it in at a mind blowing pace, which is evidence of his ability to create serious value for his audience.


John bills himself as living the dot come lifestyle and I must say, he embodies this concept as well as any blogger I’ve come across. He’s particularly skilled in promoting big ticket programs effectively through his blog.


JC’s writing style is clear and simple. Smart approach here. Why? He applies to the masses. Some bloggers get a bit caught up in trying to impress, or wow, but John is more about getting to the point and teaching you that anybody can make money online through blogging.


Visit John’s blog here:  johnchow.com


Zac Johnson


Zac is one of the pioneers of the blogging space. He’s been around for a while, successfully building a massive audience at bloggingtips.com while also running a thriving site at zacjohnson.com for a minute.


Zac shares super practical, simple to embrace tips and has also built quite the network of guest bloggers who publish posts regularly on his blogging tips website.


He’s also a master networker who has surrounded himself with many of the internet’s top bloggers and internet marketers.


I was floored when Zac asked to interview me on bloggingtips.com, and I’d link to the interview here except that the interview was a little off topic for the new direction of my blog. Simply google it, you’ll find it.


Visit Zac’s blog here: bloggingtips.com


Sarah Arrow


Sarah is another blogging wizard from the UK who’s built a successful blog and strong community. She is uber helpful, being a person who’ll quickly respond to Facebook updates or comments which beg for a pro blogger’s wisdom.


Sarah teaches you how to network intelligently, being active on social networks as well as blogging communities such as Triberr.


I enjoy her fresh, unique perspective on all things blogging.


She’s a winner folks.


Visit Sarah’s blog here: sarkemedia.com/


Yaro Starak


Yaro Starak is a wildly successful blogger who I count as an inspiration for this blog. He’s been a digital nomad for many years now and has made his life’s work teaching other people how to become financially free through doing the blogging bit.


I took a cue from Yaro when I chose to publish posts less frequently to spend more time working an aggressive blogger outreach campaign.


Yaro is in the vein of John Chow in that he’s earned some serious coin through blogging and is quick to share his knowledge with eager students.


Visit Yaro’s blog here: entrepreneurs-journey.com/


The Chief Lessons


Successes will teach you all you need to know to succeed, or they may just do the work outright, for you, if you connect with them.


If you want to show up on some successful blogger’s radar help them like crazy. Publish a 5 paragraph comment on their latest blog post. Share their content on social networks. Believe you me, they’ll notice.


Keep helping, assisting, learning, and most of all, allow these successes to stoke the creative fire in you, so you too can become a professional blogger – or, can reach new, exciting milestones as a pro blogger – and can inspire other folks to do the same.


  1. Phillip Dews says:
    at 9:31 am

    Wow Ryan, What can I say. I am incredibly humbled now and I now got a lump in my throat as I’m typing this!

    Talk about eating Humble Pie. To be at the top of this list of some super-stellar bloggers and personal hero’s of mine is awesome buddy! I feel truly honored to call you my friend dude!

    Personally I think I should be in Yaro’s spot but hey your blogpost, your rules. Thank you dude so much for including me in this list! I loved working on this blog as you well know and I am always he to help you and others that may need it!

    Feel free to lean on me anytime buddy! Thanks again!
    – PD

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:18 pm

      Phil, without your design know-how, generosity, kindness, and willingness to share your talents with me, I would never have had the confidence to publish posts like these and connect with top bloggers. You helped instill a clarity in me I couldn’t have achieved if design were left to my devices. I feel so good, clear and happy about this blog, and you played a chief role in these feelings. PD, you are A1 on this list, and as more folks get to know you, you’ll continue to top lists all over the blogosphere. Thank you my friend!

      • Phillip Dews says:
        at 6:51 pm

        I am just happy that your happy! I must admit though a few years ago my Design skills was not as good as they are now! Like you say we should keep improving by doing more and more! I am a great believer that designing websites should always be improving and changing buddy!

        Once again thank you soo much for including me in this list dude! Feel honored to be included in this stellar list!
        – PD

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 8:48 pm

        PD, you got it man. Practice makes so much better. Thanks 🙂

    • Suprabhat Mondal says:
      at 1:23 pm

      Hey Ryan you forget to include Neil patel and Harsh Agarwal in this list they are also providing some great tips for blogger which help them drive crazy viral traffic to blog with some extra dose

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 6:20 pm

        Hi Suprabhat, actually I did include Neil 😉 Look up top dude, got him. As for Harsh I recalled him the moment I published. Next post? Thanks for the idea and thanks for sharing.

  2. Adrienne says:
    at 10:30 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Well thank you very much for including me on your list and I’m happy to be known for my comments, community and relationships. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be where I am. All I was doing was leaving my opinion and experiences while visiting blogs thinking that I’m a nobody over here and who would ever listen to me. Well I can definitely say “look at me now”.

    I’m honored that you are taking a different direction and would like to do a little more of what I do. I’ve definitely noticed that the more in-depth comments do stand out and get people’s attention. I certainly didn’t it on purpose but I’m glad it ended being that way.

    You are so right about not being able to do this alone. Anyone who thinks they can will soon have a very rude awakening. The support that I’ve also received from others has just been overwhelming. Just because of your generous and caring nature, I would think connecting with others would come naturally to you as well. That’s really what it’s about.

    Visit other bloggers for what you can learn from them and support them along the way and we definitely can’t help but notice. If you’re sincere in those efforts they’ll stand out soon enough.

    Love the people you have on this list and I see a lot of my blogging friends too that are here. They are truly wonderful people.

    Thank you again Ryan for sharing this and it’s truly an honor to be mentioned.


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:16 pm

      Adrienne, it’s my pleasure. You’ve inspired me to be more authentic, helpful and present, and count a big part of my success to your stellar example. I totally agree too; like you, I had no idea I’d be here. It’s almost surreal in it’s own right, thinking about where I was and how this life unfolded. We need others to make this work, so true indeed. Thanks so much Adrienne, for all you do. Have a fun day 🙂

  3. Adam Connell says:
    at 11:55 am

    Wow, Ryan.

    Thanks so much for the kind words, dude!

    It really means a lot, especially being featured next to so many other bloggers that I admire.

    I love your takeaways, they really work!

    “Keep helping, assisting, learning, and most of all, allow these successes to stoke the creative fire in you.”

    ^^ Incredible stuff my friend!

    Keep rocking!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:02 pm

      Adam, my full pleasure here. Your posts are epic pieces of content which any blogger can read and use immediately. Simple to digest but oh so thorough, I view bloggingwiard.com as an immense, must-read resource for any aspiring blogger. Thanks so much Adam!

      • Adam Connell says:
        at 6:54 am

        Thanks Ryan. You have made my day 🙂

  4. Harleena Singh says:
    at 1:43 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Wow! This is such a wonderful surprise! 🙂

    Thank you so much for including me in this list along with such awesome bloggers, each one of who is a well known personality based on their various niches.

    I’m glad you noticed the warm heart, Ryan, and yes, I do go way out to give the best to my readers through my posts – leaving no stone un-turned. It sometimes takes me more than a day or two to write a well researched post and all to help others and spread a little awareness.

    Yes indeed, visiting other blogs, reading posts, commenting and sharing them always helps build relationships with fellow bloggers. That’s the one thing that’s always worked for me, beside the social media, which rocks! I guess it comes naturally once you just be yourself and be true about what you write and share.

    I know one needs to take out time for being here, there, and just everywhere. But if you want something, you need to work for it, there are just no short-cuts, isn’t it? Balancing your work and life is the key, and I know you’ve learnt to do that so well, Ryan – love your way of work, and wish you the best with your new blog too.

    Thanks once again for the kind mention, it’s indeed an honor to be mentioned. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:00 pm

      Harleena, you do such a fine job researching your posts, paying meticulous detail to every little point, and your comments reflect this too. You really are one of my commenting inspirations, someone who I emulate when I share my thoughts. Thanks so much for the kind words, and keep on doing a wonderful job teaching bloggers how to create oodles of value, and how to build authentic relationships. My pleasure Harleena, you have a great week too 🙂

  5. Rebekah Radice says:
    at 2:55 pm

    What an amazing group of bloggers you’ve pulled together here Ryan! I’m honored to be listed among them. Each one is so incredibly talented and someone I respect in a multitude of ways.

    You have been such an inspiration to me. I’ve loved watching how your brand has evolved. You are one the most giving bloggers I know and this roundup is proof of that. You’re always looking for ways to give more than you receive and that to me is the true measure of a successful leader.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:58 pm

      Rebekah, thanks so much for your kind words, and inspiration. Branding-wise, social-wise, and entrepreneur-wise, you are a leader, and a wonderful example for people who are starting off online. Thanks so much again and have a wonderful week 🙂

  6. Andrew Spence says:
    at 3:45 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks so much for this recognition – I really appreciate it.

    But what I actually want to say is that I appreciate YOU. You are an exceptionally talented writer and your immense level of selfless contribution has given you the following that you rightly deserve. There are very few people out there that are so open and have such a great outlook on life. I’ve loved reading your posts since I first came across them and your story is great – living life on your terms and seeing all that is beautiful in the world as you go.

    Keep Rocking and thanks again!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:56 pm

      Andrew, my pleasure buddy 😉 I so appreciate the kind words, and in truth, yourself, Rebekah, Phil, and everybody on this list has inspired me to live the life that I do, and has taught me so many wonderful lessons along the way. Thanks so much Andrew, keep on having fun!

  7. Ashish Goswami says:
    at 5:16 pm

    I kind of loved it..I usually don’t ready lengthy posts ,but don’t know what made me read this .
    I especially loved these lines “Successes will teach you all you need to know to succeed, or they may just do the work outright, for you, if you connect with them.”
    Thanks for writing such an awesome post .
    Keep writing 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:55 pm

      Ashish, glad you stuck around. I didn’t read long posts much either, until I decided to really learn my niche inside out. Appreciate it, and yep, we can only succeed by hanging with successes. Thanks much!

  8. Temilola Globalwalyy says:
    at 5:50 pm

    Hello Ryan, this is my first time visiting your blog, and i must admit you do have a wonderful blog..

    You are right, one must follow successful people, in order to be successful, most of these blogger you mention are well known to me, and they are really Good bloggers we need to follow..

    will check out the list of the rest blogger..

    do have a wonderful day in paradise..

    Kind Regards

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:26 pm

      Temilolo, thanks so much for stopping by. Yep, we learn so much from the successes around us. This list will rub off on you the more you hang with them. Thanks so much for sharing, and visiting. See you soon.

  9. Nathaniel Kidd says:
    at 6:30 pm


    I totally agree that this is the list of lists! Everyone on his is so awesome. I am actually going to save this post and use it in the future to stay connected to the right folks. I am very familiar with most but you have opened my eyes to other awesome bloggers out there. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:49 pm

      Nathaniel, thanks so much. This is a list of blogging power brokers for sure. Have a wonderful evening.

  10. Perambur Kumar says:
    at 10:30 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    Excellent post with well-deserved bloggers list.
    Especially Harleena join this list is something amazing.
    Wow she inspired many, she is simply Queen of Blogging.
    Nice collection of information. Keep your good work
    Have a Nice Weekend

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:08 pm

      Perambur, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. Harleena, well she rocks. I’ve learned so much from her. Thanks for sharing again, and you have a great weekend too Perambur 🙂

  11. Shahnawaz Sadique says:
    at 2:10 am

    A wonderful list and I have to admit that I didn’t knew 80% of blogger which you have mentioned so thanks to you for that and I am going to follow all of them right now 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:14 am

      Shahnawaz, thanks so much for stopping by. All awesome bloggers here, so stop in, say Hi, and enjoy. Appreciate it buddy.

  12. Steven J Wilson says:
    at 2:51 am

    Hey Ryan,

    You listed some great bloggers here! I am familiar with most of them and they all have so much to offer for so many different reasons. I def see where they are added to this list.

    You could even add yourself to this list. I have seen your new blog make some major moves in a short period of time. You also are worth following and we can also learn a lot from you as well. I’m surely paying attention!

    Thanks for this Ryan and have a good rest of the week!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:37 am

      Aw shucks, thanks Steven 😉 These guys are pros, and you’re right there in the mix. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, and for your continued support. You too Steven!

  13. TimothyTorrents says:
    at 3:47 am

    I think I visited your website before but I didn’t look at it much (for some reason) but now, after reading through a few articles, I’m going to have to subscribe and stick around. You’re basically living the lifestyle that I’m trying to create. Oh, and I also do freelance writing! Thanks for sharing these links!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:34 am

      Timothy way cool! Thanks so much for subscribing. So happy you’re on your way to doing the blogging from paradise bit. Freelancing rocks, right? Thanks again Timothy.

  14. Naveen Rajput says:
    at 4:57 am

    Hi Ryan Biddulph
    Very Nice list provided by you to us.I am feeling much happy that you have taken neil patel ,because he is my mentor and i think that he is great and have a genious mind .Here i get to know about many bloggers ,which are new for me .Feeling much glad on being on your blog

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:29 am

      Naveen, I love Neil. He’s a mentor of mine too. Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s all my pleasure.

  15. YourFriend says:
    at 7:53 am

    Your List is Great but it is not Complete.

    I know one Blogger named something like RB Biddu…… , he got fired from his Security Guard job because he was used to talk very much.

    Now he is a Blogger and well-successful Blogger, I would say.

    What I learned from him?
    I learned the importance of sharing great content no matter if it is yours or someone else. You should always promote High Quality content because people don’t care about who created it , they care about who shared it with them.

    So go on, act on his advice and start promoting the great content of great people.

    Thanks for Writing this Comprehensive Article 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:00 am

      YF, thanks so much buddy 😉 I really appreciate you and your continued support over the months…..such a great point about sharing high quality content. Keep on promoting good stuff, even if it’s not your own, and great things will happen for you. Thanks again, and good to see you!

  16. Arbaz K says:
    at 1:06 pm

    Hey Ryan,
    I always love to read about successful bloggers that I don’t know of.
    I know some of these bloggers and regularly visit their blog like Neil Patel and Zac Johnson but most of the others, I was completely unaware of.
    Thanks for sharing the list man!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:12 pm

      Arbaz, my absolute pleasure 🙂 I came to meet so many of these fine folks through being exposed to lists like these. I’m happy to pay it forward. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  17. Trivedi Jaykumar says:
    at 2:54 pm

    Hey You are absolutely right 🙂 I am totally appreciate with your thought. According to my old website which is related to electrical engineering field. When i started practice with connecting my site to another electrical engineering site then i got more traffic from those sites and even google now love my site.

    Now i have created one digital marketing website with joining with my expert friend. Hope this article will help more and more blogger and business owners.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:04 pm

      Trivedi, that’s so true. If you connect with people in your niche you’ll generate more search engine traffic and more targeted readers too. All the best with your electrical engineering site, and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  18. Sherman Smith says:
    at 3:15 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    You really did your due diligence by coming up with this great lineup of successful bloggers. They are definitely what you described them!

    I felt like I hit the jackpot when I met Adrienne Smith. She tells it like it is and is very, very, very helpful. She has personally email me when she see some mistakes on my blog. Now that’s a real friend for you! Through her blog I also met Harleena Singh and Adam Connell who are super people in their own right! Thanks for sharing this list of great bloggers and I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:02 pm

      Sherman my pleasure! Agreed on Adrienne. She’s so helpful, so genuine, and so thoughtful. An awesome list of folks here for sure, and I’m so happy to have connected with them. Thanks Sherman, you too 🙂

  19. Zachary @zacharykreid says:
    at 5:07 pm

    Let’s try this again… last time I submitted a comment, it gave me an error.

    Great list and info. I’m only 6 months into blogging, but have definitely realized that it’s very important to comment and network. About 4.5 yrs ago I moved from the USA down here to Santiago, Chile. I see you made it to Cusco, if you make it a little further south down here to Chile let me know. Take care and congratulations on your successes. Keep it up and all the best to you and yours!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:22 pm

      Zachary, thanks for letting me know. Hopefully it was a rare thing as I was having issues with this last week. Awesome man, Chile is wonderful from what I’ve heard. Yep, a bit more South and we’d be there. Thanks so much and I’ll definitely ring you if we are going Chile way 😉

  20. maxwell ivey says:
    at 10:30 pm

    Hi Ryan; I was happy to find several of my favorites on this list. I have regularly commented on adrienne’s, yaro’s, and harleena’s. and as you know harleena featured me in a guest post this week. all it took was being active on her new community site. I imagine my past history of leaving comments and sharing her posts helped too. I am the blind blogger who used to travel with a carnival. I ran my site from the road for a while. It wasn’t all that much fun and often the data card I accessed the net with wouldn’t find a signal or would run really slow. and back then they didn’t welcome you at the mcdonalds like they do now. next time i travel its going to be by plane instead of truck and I’m going to stay in motels and use wifi instead of living in house trailers and hoping i had electricity to run the net. thanks for sharing these bloggers with us. enjoy fiji, Max

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:30 pm

      Wow Maxwell, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. We tweeted a few months ago I recall. I imagine doing the hotel thing could give you access to quality Wifi. Your comments and generous, giving spirit along with your persistence and determine have and will continue to open so many doors for you. Thanks so much for inspiring me and so many other folks out there. I certainly will, and you enjoy your weekend Max. Appreciate your awesome comment too!

  21. pavan deshpande says:
    at 11:17 pm

    Hi Ryan ,
    This is wonderful list of most successful blogger’s , From this list i know only a few of them

    johnchow a money making machine blog and he is very funny asian guy

    and also i visit the zac johnson blog , i like the rise of entrepreneur episode of his blog

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:27 pm

      Agreed on John Chow Pavan. He’s really a machine, churning out some serious numbers. Ditto on Zac, awesome podcast. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  22. Vishwajeet Kumar says:
    at 3:47 am

    Hi, Ryan, Thanks for this great list of bloggers. However Mine ideal is Darren. I like the way he wrote the articles in his blog and try to follow his writing skills. I am also a big reader of your blog too. You have done a good job. keep it up Man:)

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:36 am

      Vishwajeet, I really appreciate it 🙂 Darren is something else. His writing style is so practical, so straightforward, and he’s really made an indelible impact on the blogosphere. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  23. Catherine Holt says:
    at 3:55 am

    Doh, i wrote a comment and actually said that i have so far had all my comments work and then….wham….it didn’t accept it 🙁 Will try again!

    You have put together an awesome list of bloggers here, most of which I knew of, but some I did not. Now I have some more people to follow 🙂

    Trying to blog alone is certainly going to be difficult and it is only with the support and learning from others that you can be successful. Everyone has their different areas of expertise and experience and there is always something to learn.

    I think you can also add yourself to this list Ryan. You are doing what you love and are awesome at sharing tips with others. Bloggers can certainly learn a lot from you!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:34 am

      Aw, thanks much Catherine 😉 Doing this gig alone is futile. I take elements from all the pros on this list and have added to my arsenal, to become a more adept blogger. It really is quite amazing when you soak up the wide range of talents we see here. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

  24. Satish Kumar Ithamsetty says:
    at 5:35 am

    Dear Ryan Biddulph,

    Really very good list for me. I am a new blogger. This list helps to improve my skills and follows their updates. i saw John Chow’s blog. great information. Thank you for this list

    Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:33 am

      Satish, my full pleasure buddy. JC is a real leader online, as is everybody on this list. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Emmanuel says:
    at 11:12 am

    Hi Ryan,

    These are indeed those I will refer to as the maestros of blogging. My favourite among the list are Harleena Singh who I see as the mother of blogging.
    The likes of Philip and Adam are great personalities I love a lot as well.
    Philip always make sure my posts are twitted on his twitter feed and I am grateful he does that.

    Please do have a great weekend and this post of yours was seen on kingged.com.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:16 pm

      Emmanuel, all winners here for sure. Harleena is indeed the queen, she’s built such a loving community. Thanks so much Emmy, you have a great weekend too.

  26. Amit kumar says:
    at 11:41 am

    Hey Ryan sir,

    This is my very first visit to bloggingfromparadise dot com. It’s really great to see you here and i am amazed to see your lovely stuff. Here you listed some of the brilliant and much popular personalities of blogosphere. Most of these Successful Bloggers are in my favourite list and i am following them.

    I am happy to see my most favourite bloggers (Neil Patel, Adam Connell, Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh, and John Chow) in this list and read their advices. Thank you so much sir for this detailed article.

    Keep inspiring us by your brilliant article. I found this useful article on kingged.com

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:21 pm

      Amit, great to see you again bro. Yep, we are seeing many of the classic, top shelf bloggers here. Stop by soon, OK?

  27. Elisabeth Daniels says:
    at 4:55 pm

    I really appreciate this list. It’s taking me hours to read it because I keep going to the different websites and finding more great information on each one. I really like that you’ve read all these sites, and it makes me more confident about checking them out. Thank you.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:11 pm

      Awesome, no worries Elisabeth. Just a heads up, I don’t allow links in the comments field so I removed yours. It diminishes the value of my site, and Google will slap me down too, if I allow links, and I know you wouldn’t want that 😉 Thanks for understanding, and thanks for checking out my post!

  28. Nathan Ambrose says:
    at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for such a useful post, Ryan.

    I have already connected with a few through Triberr. But I will look up the rest.

  29. Carol Amato says:
    at 12:03 am

    Hey Ryan,

    What a great list of Entrepreneurs – I’m acquainted with most, friends with some and respect them all! 🙂

    Loved your list of benefits of following successful bloggers, and boy don’t ya know it’s the best way to learn by listening to others who have gone before you. Gotta love it as hind sight is always 20/20. It’s wonderful when folks share their mistakes because it really helps those following along.

    I do like your snow ball analogy because it’s very true. The compound effect of working steadily to create and develop relationships with marketers with integrity and those with influence is amazing to say the least.

    I’ve been at it over 4 years (the other day I said 3 years, until I sat down and truly figured it out lol), and the wonderful joy it is to establish relationships with like-minded folks is just amazing.

    Loved the jerky picture… Haha People think we’re nuts for eating Italian cuisine including squid, octopus, etc. It’s all about culture…

    Cool, will check out Phillip’s site – word of mouth is the best recommendation, right?

    Ah, Neil Patel – I think he is the most often mentioned person I’ve come across in a post where influential and successful entrepreneurs are mentioned. He is brilliant, agreed! I’m amazed at his productivity and sheer reach. Love his stuff. 🙂

    I’m in a tribe with Adam on Triberr, great site and content.

    Adrienne is a good friend and just honored me with being my very first guest writer in a new series I have started (one per month). She’s awesome at what she does! We shall see who the next guest is… 😉

    Donna is a new friend, and I love her style! So knowledgeable and friendly too. She knows her stuff!

    Harleena is a sweet lady, and I’ve learned a lot from her. She’s always got time for an encouraging word and is inspiring as well.

    Need to get to know Sarah, Rebekah and Spence – never heard of these folks.

    Thanks for sharing these awesome bloggers with us, Ryan – I love to be introduced to successful people who I can learn from and can also help.

    Really enjoy your blog, and I will be back! 🙂

    – Carol

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:19 am

      Carol, thanks for such a wonderful comment! Agreed on these bloggers; they are winners, and I’m good friends with a few, and follow a handful from afar too. Yes, Sarah, Rebekah and Andrew are wonderful bloggers, kind folks and super helpful, and supportive. Thanks again Carol, I really am looking forward to your next guest post 😉

  30. Mohd Arif Khan says:
    at 4:19 am

    Hey Ryan,

    It’s my first visit on your blog. But the names you have included in the list are well known by me and they are my guide and mentors in my blogging journey in one or another way.

    These people have prove themselves, that now we follow them. This is something that we see in this profession that we call ‘blogging’. These people always keep encouraging me by their blogs.

    And finally I want to say some important and inspiring words to your blog that ‘Your blog post worth it !!!.And even more valuable that all the people who are there in the list are given their views here by taking out their precious time. This can only happen here ‘Blogging from Paradise’ BFP. 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:24 am

      Mohd, agreed on that. These folks are so darn encouraging, and have helped me through some rough times. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

      • Mohd Arif Khan says:
        at 4:43 am

        Thanks Ryan, You have made my day pleasant .

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 11:02 am

        Mohd, my pleasure 🙂

  31. Thomas Slatin says:
    at 8:32 pm

    Someday I will be included in a list such as this one. It may take time, but by no means am I ever giving up on my dream of being a wildly successful bloggers much like the folks you mentioned here.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:57 pm

      Thomas I’m sure you will. Just make friends with these folks, promote them, learn from them, know why you want to succeed, and persist….and it’ll happen. Thanks for stopping by.

  32. Kerry Russell says:
    at 8:22 am

    Hey Ryan.

    That’s one hell of a quality list you’ve compiled there.

    First up, I’d like to say THANK YOU. Connecting with successful bloggers is a priority for me right now and just like yourself and Yaro, I’ve decided to post less frequency, so I can work on my outreach.

    I’m familiar with some of the bloggers on your list. And the others, I’ve just added them to Feedly. So once again, thank you for the introduction.

    Finally, I just LOVE your blog and if I’m honest with you, I’m a little envious of the lifestyle you’ve built for yourself, lol. 🙂 You’re an inspiration.

    Keep up the good work. Glad we have connected. I think I can learn a lot from you and hopefully, I can throw some value your way as well.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:33 pm

      Hi Kerry, oh yes, you’ve thrown plenty of value my way already. I dug the rookie mistakes post much; super helpful piece for any newbie or even pro blogger. So happy to help with the list. These guys rock. Thanks for the kind words and you too Kerry.

  33. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 3:37 pm

    Guys, just wanted to take a second and thank you for all of the support you’ve shown me. 75 comments, 1400 Flares. Awesome!

  34. Enstine Muki says:
    at 7:23 pm

    Hey Ryan,
    It looks like my previous comment on this blog post got trapped somewhere as I can’t find it on the list

    However, I can recall the exact words as I was in my remote office – about 40 km from home. In any case, the truth is that you have listed top bloggers and you are not wrong to say their steps lead to success.

    I remember reading John Chow and Zac Johnson before ever starting to blog. Then Adrienne Smith, Harleena became my hot spots. I found Donna on one of these two blogs and her’s too has become an attraction.

    I read Neil’s posts one after the other and of course Adam’s and Yaro’s who all answered my request and appeared on my last week’s money making round up post.

    I have interacted with Phillip through Blog Engage. I have known Darren Rowse but have not had any personal encounter with him yet. Thanks for the opportunity to meet Sarah, Rebekah and Andrew.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:37 pm

      Enstine, looks like you’ve connected with many of the pros on this list. Awesome. I have chatted with most if not all of them in some way, shape or form. Definite list of winners here. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, and sorry about the comment inconvenience!

  35. The Guy says:
    at 11:19 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Great for you to share such a great list. I’m already an admirer of a few of these and follow the likes of Neil Patel and Yaro Stark who are some big names in the world of blogging. Their CVs are very impressive.

    Adrienne provides some great, useful comment which I subscribe to. Sadly I’m not able to interact with her site as she doesn’t allow me to comment with the name I’m recognised the world wide over with. Her site, her rules I understand. It just leaves me feeling a bit alienated and a bad taste in my mouth. Real shame as she is a fabulous resource.

    I’d most definitely add to this list the amazing Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. He also runs a great podcast on iTunes which I’d highly recommend to.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:40 pm

      Hi TG, I’m most definitely add Pat to this list too; I see another post brewing with Pat, Harsh A. from India, and a ton of other talented bloggers who deserve mention being noted. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, and have a great week. I appreciate your unending support over the years 🙂

  36. Lisa Jey Davis says:
    at 1:12 am

    So very true – the importance of collaboration!!! I’ve been involved with an equally awesome group of bloggers and authors for some time now, and without their support, I would be nowhere, and I do mean that literally. LOL!!! You truly did your blogger friends an incredible service to showcase them here so thoroughly as you did. They are very lucky to know you as well!! Great post. Keep going. Keep writing. Keep creating!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:55 am

      Lisa Jey, I hear ya. I’d be in the same boat – the nowhere place 😉 – without these guys and gals. Thanks so much Lisa Jey, you too.

  37. Danielle says:
    at 2:37 am

    Wow, this list is amazing! As newbies we definitely try to learn as much as we can from the longtime bloggers and they definitely set the bar high! Our biggest struggle is developing a successful blog while travel at the same time. We’re in a new location every few days and barely find the energy or time to write the posts, let along promote/share/network/etc. We’ll be renting an apartment for two months this Fall, so hopefully we can take advantage of the stability and really push! Thanks again for sharing such great blogs and we will definitely check them out!

    Happy Travels!
    Danielle (& Adam)

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:54 am

      Danielle, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I know the struggles well; following bloggers like these helped me leave those struggles behind. We can learn so many priceless lessons from top shelf bloggers. Thanks again, and have a great week.

  38. Andrew M. Warner says:
    at 2:42 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Really great list of bloggers here. Before I get into the list, I want to let you know I completely agree with something you said.

    “Learning from successful bloggers:

    1. Cuts down your learning curve by years; you avoid their mistakes
    2. Inspires you to push yourself through difficult times
    3. Gives you the secrets you need to retire, to become a pro blogger
    4. Might just make you want to start island hopping today, or next weekend, or next month
    5. Can inspire you to make the necessary changes to live the internet lifestyle”

    I’ve been blogging for one year now and I love successful bloggers for all of those reasons. Sure, I’ve made mistakes on my own as well but they’re learning experiences.

    Now, onto your list.

    I’ve heard of and follow everyone’s blogs here except Phillip Dews and Andrew Spence. This is the first time I’m hearing about them but I’ll be sure to check them out and see their great blog posts.

    Great share here Ryan. I’ll be sure to share this post.

    Have a great week.

    – Andrew

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:37 pm

      Andrew, that’s such a great point. We cut down our learning curve by learning from other’s failures, and successes usually have plenty of failures to draw from. We can also learn from our own mis-steps too. Thanks so much Andrew, have a great week, OK?

  39. Samantha says:
    at 2:27 pm

    Wow what a list! I’m familiar with several but glad to see there are some on here that I need to hop on over and check out. We recently met John Chow here in Costa Rica and hung out with him. Really nice guy, reminds me a lot of my parent’s friends (Chinese immigrants) so we connected on that level. I always find great tips on Neil’s site about blogging which have helped a ton.

    Loving the new look and blog and have been taking away many valuable information from it. Hope to one day have the lifestyle you have! Thanks Ryan!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:29 pm

      Wow Samantha, thanks so much for your kind words. I feel humbled hearing that from you because your blog is so wonderful. Meeting John must have been fun; I hope to do the same one day. Thanks so much for sharing!

  40. Sherlyn says:
    at 6:00 am

    Thanks Ryan for sharing this post.

    Out of the names you have provided some of them are really worth following. They can be a inspiration for many newbie bloggers.

  41. Robert Connor says:
    at 5:23 pm

    Thats one awesome list and more than a lifetime of learning from the best. So much learning so little time!

  42. Mary says:
    at 5:26 am

    I follow John Chow even today, but I didn’t figured out yet how he makes tons of cash from affiliate marketing.
    He says something but not enough to all understand what is the catch here.
    For now, I try to use an authority news site to build a true online business.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:34 am

      That’s interesting Mary; John does give away tons of value through his posts in short and simple fashion. His eBooks are fab resources too…..but I do know what you mean as far as giving out gobs of content. He’s really good at sharing helpful stuff, then attracting you to learn more. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  43. Divyansh Tripathi says:
    at 11:22 am

    Wow you just start to wonder how much a blogger can make if he does it right (but that is the hardest part).Thanks for the info ryan.

  44. Rob McDonald says:
    at 8:33 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Wow, this a really a stellar list of bloggers you have put together. Thanks for doing this for us new to to “scene.”

    Some of these bloggers I knew about already, and consider them a great help with getting started. I believe we all need help sometimes and what better a way then to connect and build relationships with such influential bloggers.

    I agree with one of your readers, that you should include yourself in this list. You are someone to look up to and proof that hard work and determination will bring success in the blogging world.

    Thanks again for this inspiring post and I hope you have a great week!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:54 am

      Rob, do we ever need help at times, and making buds is a fab way to access that help. You got it and have a great one.

  45. Shay de Silva says:
    at 8:06 am

    Brilliant article.
    The amount of information people share for free these days is outstanding.
    Good to see Neil Patel mentioned here; I’ve been following him for a while!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:30 am

      Hi Shay,

      Neil is da man. I gotta get back to commenting on his blog regularly.

      Folks are sharing a sick volume of free – and premium – content these days. True true.

      Thanks for commenting 🙂


  46. Corey Hinde says:
    at 7:53 pm

    So much learning from those human beings!! Thanks Ryan, great list and really handy for your readers to have.

  47. Karisa Mennenga says:
    at 1:34 am

    First of all I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thank you!|

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:28 am

      Meditating every morning could help in this regard because as you sit and observe your thoughts you do not become caught up in your ideas. That 10 to 15 minute stretch will dissolve quickly into a few moments, perhaps 5 to 10 seconds, when you observe these thoughts and let them go and just get down to writing.

      Writing 500 words daily offline is another really smart idea for becoming a skilled, clear and confident writer. The more you practice the more success you will have in any endeavor. Keep writing and the words will flow smoothly when you sit down to write and publish a blog post.

  48. Valentin Krisher says:
    at 7:08 pm

    Good post. I absolutely appreciate this site. Thanks!|

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