13 Bloggers Who Have Helped Me Blog from Paradise (Plus Delicious Fiji Pictures) – Part 1

October 16, 2014 54 thoughts
Sunset shot from our deck, combined with my little blog quote.
Sunset shot from our deck, combined with my little blog quote.


My friends helped me blog from paradise. Without them I’d be writing a diary. Each of the bloggers below is a friend whom I cherish.

Each of the bloggers below has either:

  • Purchased my eBooks
  • Hired me as a coach
  • Hired me as a ghostwriter
  • Featured me in an interview

Or they’ve allowed me to guest post on their blog, or they’ve posted a mini feature on me.

I feel blessed. I’ve retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging by receiving the generous support of these individuals.


Blogging from Paradise eBook Library


I mentioned how more than a few of my blogging buddies below has purchased my eBooks. I’m adding eBooks to the Blogging from Paradise collection at a nice pace. Yesterday marked the 6th addition to my library, so click this link and pick up 1 – or all – of these eBooks for yourself or a good friend. Check the page often; I’m adding eBooks every few weeks.

Click Here for the Blogging from Paradise eBook Library

Blogger outreach – incidentally, the topic of the eBook I’m writing now – is the backbone of the Blogging from Paradise blog, eBooks and brand. I go as far as you take me. I may churn out eBooks, and posts, and articles for clients, but my network spreads the word for me.

For that, I’m eternally grateful.

I believe that by connecting with these generous bloggers you’ll be far more likely to succeed online. Blogging outreach is the simple act of making good friends with authority bloggers. The friendship multiplies opportunities in your life.

Example: Chris Brogan tweet endorsed my eBook links to his 300,000 plus twitter followers, and Chris is also a New York Times Best Selling Author. His kind actions multiplied opportunities in my life.

Matthew Capella has asked me to speak to his class at NYU.

Phillip Dews has designed each of my eBook covers as well as this blog. Opportunity after opportunity has opened up for me because of the strength and number of my friendships.


Working Time


Yep, you must work to make this happen. Blogging friendships don’t materialize out of thin air but here at Blogging from Paradise, we have fun sharing blogging tips. You’ll learn to love the process of building blogging bonds by detaching from outcomes. Feeling the joy of giving, and helping, and assisting, is one of my favorite things about blogging from paradise.

Seeing how helping others expands their presence, and watching my friends expand my presence, and watching new friends expand my presence, is quite a marvel to observe.

Sowing and reaping, or:

  • The Golden Rule
  • Karma
  • The law of attraction

At work here. Simply give freely and you’ll receive easily.

You’ll need to work but it’ll be fun, rewarding, enjoyable work, building bonds with blogging pros. I guarantee it.

I know you can do it, because I’ve done it, from here in Savusavu, Fiji, and from places like:

  • Ubud, Bali
  • Sanur, Bali
  • Jimbaran, Bali
  • Nadi, Fiji
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Koh Lanta, Thailand
  • Pak Nam Pran, Thailand
  • Bangkok, Thailand

That’s just a few of the spots I’ve visited through this region, and I’ve retired to, and island hopped to, by being a smart blogger.

I know I can only do so much on my own. So I make friends, form bonds, help my blogging buddies out and naturally, I receive help from my buddies.

Enough about me and my eBooks….I am all about leveraging here, so I’m seeking to make a max impact by featuring as many of my blogging buddies as possible.

Without further delay….


Kelli Cooper


Kelli Cooper is the owner of Live Life Made to Order. She’s a brilliant coach, skilled, empathetic listener, clever writer, and yes, she’s my co-pilot. Kelli’s my fiancée and she personally taught me how to overcome Underdog Syndrome (full chapter devoted to it in this eBook), so I could go from struggling, to lining up speaking engagements at NYU.

Kelli inspires me to go a bit beyond, to trust more, to surrender more, and to be free, by keeping my vibe high.


Don Purdum


Don Purdum is a generous, successful, inspired blogger who owns Unveil the Web. He’s especially adept at building a large, supportive network which helps him grow his business. He also lands speaking engagements frequently on the circuit.  He’s a leader, and a top shelf consultant who generated millions in sales over his prospering career.

Don’s a great friend and oh so kind. Every time you turn around he’s promoting some other group  of bloggers on his blog. Like everybody on this list, he’s a must follow.


Sue Anne Dunlevie


Sue Anne is the creative dynamo behind Successful Blogging. I enjoy her clear, simple, powerful writing style and marvel at her persistent networking.

She’s interviewed so many authority bloggers that I’ve lost count. I feel grateful to have connected with her for the first time not 4 months ago.

Sue Anne knows how to help you become a successful blogger, and one visit to her blog will point you in the right direction, pronto.


Donna Merrill


Donna Merrill is one of my old skool buddies. We connected years ago back when I was running my old blog. Donna is a networking dynamo, a high energy coach and she lives in a beautiful paradise, in Maine, by the ocean. I’ve been to the town once, and it’s quite stunning.

I also found out recently that Donna’s from Brooklyn, which is just a hop, skip and jump away from my North Jersey home, and it’s also only one Tri-State Accent away too.

She is a thorough, diligent commentor who’s uber skilled at both building bonds and creating clear, powerful posts, and from knowing her for a minute I can sense how infinitely powerful her coaching sessions are.


The Goats on the Road


The Goats – Nick and Dariece – are my Canadian friends who aren’t living in Canada anymore. They are full time digital nomads, like Kelli and I, having cracked the internet lifestyle code that so many folks are dying to crack.

How? The Goats on the Road are in a continual state of hustle, creating great content, publishing guest posts and interviewing folks for their blog. Of course, you met these fine folks on Monday when I interviewed them here on Blogging from Paradise.


Rambling Mandie


Rambling Mandie is a traveling gal who’s currently chilling in Chicago while she revs up for her next trip. She’s a full timer who also works a few online opportunities, offering her freelance design services.

I love Mandie’s delivery – funny, and entertaining – and her design is eye-catching.

I especially love the fact that she’s found a beautiful balance between traveling and living at home in the States. Anybody who can fully appreciate both worlds is right up my alley.

The Guy


The Guy is someone I’ve known for quite a while. He commented on my old blog here and there, and when Blogging from Paradise was born we formed a stronger bond.

He has a huge, responsive community over at Flights and Frustrations and he delivers his content in an honest, clear style which resonates strongly with me.

TG has a very clever branding strategy of never mentioning his name. He is honestly, The Guy, to all online, and that’s why he’s so darn smart. Real gentleman, and a skilled travel blogger who’s seen more than his fair share of God’s green earth.


Andrew Spence


Andrew Spence is one of the more inspiring guys that I know. He’s a skilled coach, and offers top shelf service, and yep, he runs Andrew Spence Online, but more than anything his energy is just through the roof.

I was not surprised in the least when I discovered that Andrew meditates for 1 hour daily, and has been doing so for years. He’s a genuine, authentic, kind, generous person who will not only add to your store of online marketing knowledge, he’ll also brighten your day with his smile.



Andrew also holds the record of most Ryan Biddulph eBook endorsements.

Stuart Walker

Stuart Walker is the creative wizard behind Niche Hacks. He puts together perhaps the most in-depth studies I’ve seen online. Absolutely stunning, stunning material.

He popped up again on my radar this morning after I saw my name mentioned on his blog, so I had to add him to this list as we’ve chatted about doing the digital nomad thing for years. Last I heard, Stuart is living in Thailand.

He’s all about prospering through niche sites, and he’s a master at locating profitable niches.


Kevin Duncan


Kevin Duncan is a smart guy. He makes any topic sound funny and he over delivers through his blog, Be a Better Blogger. As you can imagine, KD’s all about sharing top shelf blogging tips.

He’s published a few whopper-sized posts and he also has published a few off the wall titles which grab your attention and drill his point home.

Kevin offers a wide range of services for you. He’s a freelance writer and blogging coach like me, and also offers website development services.


Carol Amato


Carol Amato is an experienced, skilled online business coach who runs the website Carol Amato (dot.com). CA teaches folks over the age of 40 how to not be tech-phobic, so that they too can run prospering online businesses.

She’s a commenting champion and supports folks generously in all that she does. Carol, like all of the folks on this list, is so adept at forming strong bonds with authority bloggers. She gets it. Big time.

I know Carol dreams of returning to Italy soon so she has a bit of a digital nomad in her too, which is kinda neat. Right now, she lives not too far from my NJ stomping grounds, in beautiful Pennsylvania.


Chris Brogan


Chris Brogan. Is. The Man. He tweet endorsed 2 of my Blogging from Paradise eBooks.

He’s one of the world’s preeminent business minds, and he’s been a business advisor to:

  • Richard Branson
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Tony Robbins
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • GM
  • Disney

Imagine Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and Sergey Brin & Larry Page, knocking on your door, asking for YOUR advice on how to run a business?

That’s the type of genius he is, yet he’s as warm, and down home, and kind, a human being as you’ll ever meet. He tweet endorsed both of my eBooks WITHOUT ME ASKING HIM TO DO IT, each time.

Oh yeah, he’s also a New York Times Best Selling Author, and world-renowned public speaker.

He’s a dear friend, and kind soul, and one of the more exceptional people on the planet.


Yaro Starak


Yaro Starak is the high roller of digital nomad blogger coaches. He’s an Australian blogger who’s built a million dollar empire teaching bloggers how to engineer freeing lifestyles through their digital real estate. His blog is an absolute gem that I continue to learn from every day.

Look to the right. Look up. Look down. You’ll see Yaro’s kind endorsement of me. Thanks Yaro.

He’s highly adept at cutting to the core of concepts, to create simple, powerful blog posts and training materials.

I strongly endorse any product he ships. He’s that good.


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  1. Yep we’re hitched Mike; this was from way back 😉 Thanks for commenting my friend!

  2. I wonder why ms. Kelli is first? LOL! I thought you two were married now? You are a lucky young man my friend.

    Great choices. Congratulations on all your success. I can say I “knew you when “! Ha!

  3. I love this post Ryan. It’s inspiring and I’m happy to know that I recently had a chance to interact with 3 of the above-mentioned bloggers.

    1. Sue Anne – To me she has been a mentor and a blogger who I admire. She’s also a good listener and a great teacher, and I can testify that she’s been helpful in my blogging journey. Teaching new bloggers tricks and ways to attract visitors is an expertise that’s deep rooted into her.

    2. Carol Amato – This God fearing and lovely lady blogger is worth every respect. If you are stuck somewhere and need some help on achieving goals, Carol is the right person to approach. Carol is by any form of description a quintessential lady.

    3. Kelli Cooper – Now, this was coincidental but I happened to discover Kelli is your co-pilot as I was reading through her blog. I’d say that Kelli is an amazing woman and very sociable. They say “what the mind conceives, it gets.” That’s the shocking truth from the land of “Law of Attraction.” Kelli specializes on coaching self-improvement. You can always learn how this has helped them (Kelli & Ryan) once you head over to her website livelifemadetoorder.com. Interesting and inspiring info is what she’s all about.

    Thanks for this post Ryan, it was great.

  4. Cool Brigitte, you are the first person I’m contacting when we visit 😉 Thanks much!

  5. Hi Ryan,
    Thanks for introducing me to all those great bloggers, I already know Sue Anne Dunlevie from Successful Blogging.
    I am going to go check out all those other bloggers.
    And I renew my invitation to you, if ever Blogging from Paradise wishes to visit the Seychelles, I’ll be happy to help you organise your trip.

    Best regards,

  6. Simple commenting opens so many doors, right Andrew. Likewise on more than a few of these folks. Thanks so much and you enjoy 😉

  7. Andrew Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Great post. These are some really good people you’ve listed here and I can definitely see how they can help inspire and help any of us.

    What’s great is that you’re mentioning people who have had such a great influence on my in the past 4 -6 months. Carol Amato, Mandie Sanders, Andrew Spence, Kevin Duncan, Don Purdum, Donna Merrill, yourself.

    These are bloggers I didn’t really know less than 6 months ago and through commenting and engaging with them, I’ve built up a friendship with them. And I consider them all my inspiration.

    They definitely help me.

    Great post here.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    – Andrew

  8. Becky my pleasure 🙂

  9. Some of the names are already familiar to me, the others would be interesting to look into! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Steven, appreciate it! Our friends are awesome; such sources of strength and inspiration and I’m so blessed to be surrounded by such folks. Thanks so much and you too.

  11. Hahaha Tim! I’m trying….I actually work less than I ever have, which is nuts, but focus so heavily on writing and commenting that I’ve been able to get stuff done over the past few months. Thanks so much!

  12. Tim Soulo Says:

    Hey Ryan.. how do you even have time for all that? 🙂
    Publish so many articles, connect with so many bloggers, enjoy the nature of “paradise”.

    Something tells me you have an army of clones 🙂 Or magic dwarfs who do all the work for you while you sleep 🙂

    Great work, man!

  13. Hi Ryan,

    Excellent list of bloggers you have here. I know several personally and need to introduce my self to a couple others!

    It’s a great feeling just like in the offline world when we have friends and actual people we can reach out to for help or just to chat.

    You are an inspiration for sure and I study your every move! Thanks for this and have a great rest of the weekend!


  14. Hi Lisa, Yep you said it; nature is just a wonderful reminder, when we watch it, and observe it, to get aligned, and to start fresh. Blogging is definitely a team sport and yep, I actually sent out new and improved editions of my first, second and third eBooks via email, from Selz. Please let me know if you received it or not Lisa…..I can resend to your email address. Thank you!!

  15. Lisa Says:

    Hi Ryan, I love the photo! I love seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset any day. It reminds us how little we are in this huge world and that another day is on it’s way to start over again.
    I don’t know all these bloggers but just met Don Purdum recently online, and know Carol Amato, Donna Merrill and of course Chris Brogan. They all have taught me things in their posts over the years.
    It really goes to show us we can’t do blogging by ourselves. We also must continue to learn and grow with our blogs.
    I must download the latest version of your eBook, I read it twice so far and has given me ideas of things to do in the coming year. Thanks Ryan!

  16. Meg much appreciated! You’re a bright light and I thank you for your support….you too!

  17. Mary, thanks SO much for your support! I’m such a big fan of each one of these folks, and Donna is just a dynamo. I’ve followed her for years. We can really learn all we need to know from our blogging buddies. Thanks so much again Mary 🙂

  18. Mary Austin Says:

    I saw on G+ that you had mentioned Donna Merrill, a blogger I respect, so I came to take a look. Quite timely because just ten minutes ago I finished reading your, “Blogging from Paradise” (the first one). The second one is on my kindle waiting for my return.

    That’s a great list of bloggers and I appreciate your sharing it with us. Carol Amato and Kevin Duncan are also two favorites of mine. I am just recently aware of Sue Anne Dunlevie because she interviewed Carol Amato on a podcast I was lucky enough to catch just this week.

    I have learned so much from these bloggers that I understand totally your wanting to edify them here. They deserve the kudos, and now that I have enjoyed one of your ebooks, Ryan, I can say you deserve a kudo as well. (Here’s hoping that there is such a thing as a singular form of kudos)

    I look forward to benefiting from this wealth of knowledge as I continue my blogging experience.

  19. Meg Jerrard Says:

    Thanks for sharing this great list of bloggers Ryan! I know of some but not others, so will be heading over to check them all out.

    I’m constantly impressed with how much you give back to those who aid and help you along the way; and I love each new amazing photo you publish from paradise!

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Cool Akash happy to help you grow your network 😉 Thanks!

  21. Sakib, my pleasure! Such an amazing list, and the Fiji pics are fun, right? Thanks much!

  22. KC, my pleasure! So happy to spread the word and you belong right where I placed you, at the top of the list. Thanks much!

  23. TG, I am so humbled by your words. Learning more about your life and journey on Mapping Megan was a blast; you’ve seen so much, experienced so much and have a wonderful talent for telling an authentic story. As for the thousands of flights, wow! I’m a junior at like 50 flights lol….thanks so much!

  24. Kevin my absolute pleasure. I’m LOVING the new look of your blog. Well done! Thanks so much 🙂

  25. Frank my pleasure, thank you!

  26. Outreach really, really rocks Carol, in a wonderful way. So happy to connect you, and so happy you enjoyed reading this. Thanks!

  27. WOW, great news Don! You’re going to rock it out, with your insight, your network, your with your overall delivery. Looking forward to it and thank you for being you! Ryan

  28. Oh wow that’s neat guys 😉 Appreciate you!

  29. Catherine I can’t agree more. We each have strengths and points of improvement, and by focusing on meeting folks helps us tap into areas that others may handle better than us. It’s wonderful because all folks succeed by bringing their talents to the table. Thanks so much!

  30. Hi Ryan,

    First I would love to thank you for the mention. Yea…we do come from the same kind of place don’t we and I still have that Brooklyn accent lol. We have known each other a long time. I’ve seen you BOOM your business and am genuinely happy for you because you deserve it.

    When you changed up your blogging style I was overjoyed! I remember the old ones short and sweet. But since you have changed, you have grown to a different place.

    You had always cared about people and have given them the best possible information. As I look back all I can say is “Oh my gawd” Ryan has come into his own and is growing wild lol.

    It sure has been a great pleasure watching you grow. When I look back at the people we have both known, some just disappeared, you however never gave up. Went through the struggles and came out like a champ!

    Now I have to double check to see if I missed anyone on here that I don’t know and go over to their blogs.

    Thanks again!


  31. Likewise Dan. By featuring others we really do feature ourselves. What a fun way to prosper. Thanks!

  32. Reciprocity really rocks right Jens? So simple, just help, and detach a bit, and goodness will flow your way. Awesome, I’ve a few books out there for ya 😉 Thanks much!

  33. Mandie I agree so much. I was featured on a round up a few minutes ago and am networking aggressively now to meet a handful of new, awesome friends. So many digital nomads out there. Thanks Mandie!

  34. Yes it does Sue 😉 My absolute pleasure, so many goodie bloggers here.

  35. Thanks for including me with this great group of bloggers, Ryan! It’s an honor.

    Plus, I have now met some other bloggers who are new to me. I’ll head over to their blogs and that’s how networking starts, right?

    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  36. You know, Ryan, every time you do one of these posts I end up discovering and connecting with at least 1-2 new awesome bloggers.

    So while even though it’s awesome to see my name in print (and indeed, it is) there is something even more valuable in these lists.

    From the looks of it, I have some new people on this list to meet. 🙂

    Thanks, and have a great weekend, Ryan!


    P.S. Book 6…are you even human? Lol

  37. MSI Sakib Says:

    Hello Ryan,
    First of all congrats for your Fiji life. Then thanks for sharing some awesome pictures from Fiji specially the water bottle’s one. Mostly thanks for introducing with these amazing blogs as well as bloggers who helped you. Although some of them are familiar to me from before but I came to know about Stuart Walker, Carol Amato, Don Purdum and Sue Anne Dunlevie newly from this article.

    Thanks –
    MSI Sakib

  38. Hi Ryan,

    I’m very impressed with everything you’re doing. I’m following you on Instagram as well, and the pictures you’re publishing looks amazing. It’s great to feature the people who have been helping you. Reciprocity is awesome and I believe it’s one of the most important parts of blogging.

    I still haven’t read your books, but I’ll be doing it soon. I’ll let you know what I think of them.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  39. Dan Western Says:

    That’s awesome Ryan. It’s great to have other like minded people to help you out. Reaching out to others has definitely helped me out a great deal and helped me make many new connections. Keep up the good work!

  40. Congrats on book number 6 Ryan, you are on a roll!

    You have listed some amazing people here, and each one has contributed to your blogging journey in some way. We can never do things alone and also can’t rely on just one person to help out as everyone has different strengths and experiences. By combining everything together you can become incredibly strong.

    That’s the great thing about blogging after all isn’t it. Networking, and meeting such inspiring people!

  41. Akash Says:

    The truth is i don’t know other 8 bloggers still today. A great list of bloggers. Sure they can turn any blogger life. Now from today i am also follow them.

    Thanks Ryan for the Great list.

  42. Dariece Says:

    Awe, we’re so happy to have you as a blogging friend as well! I just knew there was something about you when I saw you commenting frequently on our site and on others – in fact, my mother said there was something special about you as well! I think the connections we make and the relationships we forge are oh so important, especially in this industry. When you give, you’ll receive. And I thank you for reminding me of that.

    All the best 🙂

    Cheers from a very warm evening in Grenada

  43. Don Purdum Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    WOW! You have definitely been an inspiration to me as well and I’m so glad we’ve gotten to know one another over the last several months. In so many ways it feels like I’ve known you forever.

    I count you as a good friend as well and I’m excited about the future. I am going to be buying your books soon!!! I can’t wait to read them.

    I’m working on my eBook right now as well and I’m really excited about it.

    Again, I’m very grateful for the mention Ryan!

    ~ Don Purdum

  44. Carol Amato Says:

    Hi, Ryan,

    What an honor – thank you so much for featuring me with such a wonderful spotlight. Truly humbled.

    Yes, I bought your eBook AND had you as a Featured Writer in my guest writing series, which was a smashing hit! You nailed it on that article, and you’re still getting comments, hint hint. 😉

    Kim Roach taught me the importance of Blogger Outreach, and for that, I’m so very grateful.

    I love your statement that blogging friendships don’t materialize out of thin air… this is so very true.

    What an awesome list! I knew all you featured except for The Guy and Stuart, whom I had heard about but not truly connected with.

    I didn’t know Kevin was a blogging coach, ya learn something every day.

    Truly wonderful post, Ryan, and will be sharing with all my friends. Thanks again!

    Be Blessed,
    – Carol

  45. Awesome list of bloggers, Ryan! I know some of them, like Goats on the road, The Guy, Kelli, and bien sûr, Chris Brogan. The others, I’ll check out after reading your post. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Kevin Duncan Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Awesome job featuring some great bloggers, my friend. And I’m very thankful (and grateful) you included me. Appreciate it!

    I can’t believe you’re up to 6 books now. Amazing.

    – Kevin

  47. The Guy Says:

    Wow, thanks for such kind and caring words Ryan, I’m blushing here 🙂

    This is a fabulous list and I’m certainly familiar with the Goats on the Road. Certainly a blog to follow for all things travel.

    Then I’m blown away to even be mentioned on the same page as Yaro and Chris Brogan!

    Little wonder you are so well connected Ryan. You always provide a great detailed message which is inspiring and motivational. As for your work ethic, that is phenomenal. Not only are you churning out high quality posts but your fabulous books too. Keep up the great work my friend. I’m enjoying being part of your amazing journey.

  48. kelli Says:

    I didn’t know I was going to be mentioned so thanks so much for that. It means so much to me how supportive you are of my endeavors and telling people all these wonderful things about me. This was a great list and no one does supporting other bloggers and giving them shout-outs better than you my friend!

  49. Nitin, Sue Anne is awesome. Fab list of bloggers all around. Good friends too; they’re really generous folks which is an added bonus. Thanks much!

  50. Stuart my pleasure! So happy to have found your blog.

  51. Thanks for the feature! Appreciate it.

  52. Nitin Singh Says:


    That’s great, you sharing all the people who helped you in becoming successful 🙂 I personally like Sue Anne blog “Successful blogging” very much. What I get there is only “Quality information” 🙂 Isn’t it?
    I haven’t heard about most of the blogs mentioned here, will be glad to read and learn from them too. I am damn sure that they are also awesome as you’ve mentioned them. By the way I am very much impressed by your “Releasing E-book skill”.

    Thanks for Writing
    ~Nitin Singh

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