10 Awesome Bloggers I met in 2012
As I said (actually wrote) in my previous article, this year 2012 was real good for me in blogging, in terms of blogging, improving myself, my writing, winning contests, earning money and a few more. I started lots of different things in this year of blogging and during this year I met some awesome bloggers who somehow helped me or appreciated me for whatever I was doing in blogging.
Well, I met LOTS of blogger if we talk about JUST adding them on Facebook. But also, I made some very good blogger friends. I had a good connection with them, we used to chat many times (regularly with some of them). We used to help each other a lot (well, they helped me all the time, I don’t know if I helped them) in anything we can.
Some of them met me recently, a few months ago but I think we are having a good connection online.
Please note I am not numbering them as my favorite blogger or something like that, I like all of them, all are my favorite. With this numbering, I have just tried to maintain the order in which I met all of them. So, here we go…
1) Jane Sheeba
I knew Jane from a long. Everybody knows she is few of the awesome lady bloggers out there in the blogosphere. She did host a blogging contest in the beginning of 2012 on her blog ProBloggingSuccess.com. I saw her update and then I participated in the contest. I used to send her emails all the time, and she was very kind and helpful to me. She helped me understand everything I needed to ask about contest, I was new to the whole thing.
A very helpful friend and a blogging expert.
Here is a guest posts of Jane Sheeba on OddBlogger.com: Blogging from home to make money
2) Holly Jahangiri
I met Holly when I was promoting my contest entry from Jane’s contest and I didn’t knew Holly will help me till the end of the contest. She helped me understanding all the tactics of blogging contests and blogging strategies.
Holly Jahangiri is a professional writer (and I love that thing about her). She is a very nice blogger as well, lady with a different perspective, and her blog is It’s All a Matter of Perspective. Ready to help always. And my great support.
Here is Holly’s guest post on my blog (most commented and my favorite post on my blog): Writing Tips At a Glance
3) Hajra Khatoon
A very good friend, blogger and an awesome competitor. Yes, we were competitor before we made friends, in Jane’s PBS contest. She blogs on Hajra.me and write about life, humor and many things. And she is the one and only blogger who met me in real and we had a cold drink together.
Hajra has also written a very motivating post on my blog (and it has the most searched keyword on my blog – LAZY): Keep your blog Busy, When you are Lazy
4) Francisco Perez
Also known as DiTesco, blogs on iBlogZone.com which is one of the very helpful blogs for bloggers out there to know and learn about WordPress, Security, Plugins and stuff.
Holly sent me to DiTesco when I had to choose hosting and was very confused and scared about doing all that stuff the very first time. Just two emails from DiTesco solved most of my problems.
Unfortunately, no guest post from DiTesco!
5) Ileane Smith
Who doesn’t know Ms. Ileane Smith, huh? The founder of one of the best blogs for blogging and WordPress tips, BasicBlogTips.com. She also make videos on YouTube and record podcast. Favorite blogger of most of the bloggers out there. A very kind and helpful person, loves to share what she knows. Motivates and support all other bloggers.
She hasn’t done any guest post on OddBlogger but I have done one on her blog: 10 Reasons I Will Not Visit Your Blog Again!
6) Melissa Agnes
Melissa Agnes is a Social Media Crisis Consultant and Speaker blog in MelissaAgnes.com. I met her when I was promoting my first contest entry. And since then, she has been a great support to me in all my contests.
Here’s one guest post from Melissa Agnes on OddBlogger: 10 Ways To Win Loyal Fans Through Blogging
7) Brian Belfitt
The man behind great blogging community - Blog Engage. This person has a big impact on my blogging life. Why wouldn’t I like a person who was sending me money the whole year (LOL, kidding)? He gave me an account in his community and told me about the contests he was about to host the whole year and I participated in 4 blogging contests in the community and along with the prize money I earned so much reputation.
Brian hasn’t got any guest post on my site because he is a real busy man. But here’s my, kind of, summary of all the contests I participated in Blog Engage: My Contest Winning Story & the final contest with prize money – $1000
8) Jason Mathes
Jason and I didn’t make friend in the beginning of the year but in middle, but he is an awesome guy, gamer, tech blogger. Blogs on avgjoegeek.com. He writes about Technology, Games and Blogging on his blog.
The last post on OddBlogger was written by Jason and here it is: 2 Alternatives to Amazon Affiliates that Actually Work
9) Raaj Trambadia
A recent friend, but a fun loving guy and a very good blogger. His blog is MyBlogIsMyMoney.com but these days he is rocking with his new blog PluginsWP.net. He gives away a lot of plugins and share his reviews on different plugin which might be really helpful for all those who have a WordPress blog.
Raaj Trambadia’s guest post on OddBlogger: 3 Characteristics Of A Lousy Guest Blogger
10) Saad Naeem
The all rounder guy Saad is also a recent friend of mine and has a very nice blog, SeoAllRounder.com and also he is a very nice and helpful person. He writes about Blogging and SEO, Affiliate and Internet Marketing. I hope Saad writes a post on my blog soon.
I would like to thank all of you guys for being a part of my blogging journey and helping or supporting me every time I needed. I hope we will continue our great connection in the upcoming years as well.
Now, it’s time for my readers and fellow to add, know or make connection with all the bloggers I mentioned above. And I would suggest you to write YOUR favorite bloggers you met in 2012 on your blog.
Of course, I consider myself as an AWESOME BLOGGER as well but I didn’t want to put my name in MY list. Hope you agree with me here.
There are still so many bloggers I think are amazing, but I hope you don’t mind if I forgot to include your name. No doubt, you are awesome, too.
I wish all my friends, audience and fellow bloggers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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