What determines a blogging hero to you? Is it the popularity by which the blogger is received, or is it the amount of comments the blogger gets on each of his posts. Maybe it is to do with the fame ranking attached to the blogger, or even the page rank he so proudly displays on his blog.
Really, for each of us this probably varies to a certain degree. What remains a common fact I believe is that we all have blogging heroes. You might look up to a blogger because he/she became famous overnight. It makes you think about the intricacies of fame and how we rate people/bloggers because of what they do.
Sometimes this is a very scary thought!
So, do you rate bloggers because of their fame? Do you just visit and comment on famous blogs in the hopes of getting some nifty exposure and traffic?
Or do you rate bloggers because of their witty writing style, regardless of their rank and fame?
Maybe you simply value the context of which the blog is written about. It could be a field that you are particularly interested in and want to learn more about.
It could be either or a mixture of all the above!
I tell you what my blogging heroes are and why I deem them worthy enough to be included in this list. And before I list all the bloggers I want to make one thing clear.
I don’t idolize anybody. I believe that I am as worthy a person and blogger as anybody on this list because I am who I am. As you can gather I do have a healthy self respect and I know what my strengths are and also my weaknesses. It hasn’t always been like this you know. It took me years to accept the fact that I’m simply human with the good and the bad.
These bloggers aren’t my heroes because I look up to them regarding status or fame. Far from it actually, I respect each one of them for a special character trait I value. You will see what I mean by this. They are simply bloggers like you and me and they particularly managed to touch me in some way.
They stood out to me from the rest and are part of my blogging journey without even knowing about it! These guys inspire me in some way and have done so for a while. I truly hope that you will also find some inspiration within this list.
The following list is an overview of the traits for which I value each of these bloggers. Those traits are listed behind their names. Enjoy
Grizzly – trusted friend, huge knowledge on smart marketing, smart and witty
Gobala – for giving me a chance when nobody knew me, well, still not many know me, but at least all of you do ;- witty personality, great marketer
Sarah – being a blogging angel in disguise, great PHP developer
Maki – branding, great research, in-dept blog posts
Yaro – endurance as a blogger, ability of being a “soft” leader in the blogosphere
Karthik – great blogger, hard working, friend, humor, tech knowledge
YC – great writer, friend, ability to engage readers
John Cow – wittiness, branding, ability to confront
Caroline – ability to get noticed within a short time frame and staying true to herself, great writing skills
Shivaranjan – tech knowledge, hacks
David – great personal development tips, great personality
Chris – freelancer I admire for having accomplished what he has
Court – great blogger, I’m still reading
Sarah – great blogger, nice personality, great blog design
Skellie – recently discovered, love the whole concept, great writing skills
Bonnie – great writer, witty tongue, great friend
Fred – great ability to write catchy headlines
David – great writer love his style
Kevin – great blog with a huge amount of cool writers, never get bored
John – my soul mate, my best friend and the man I love! Also the best chef in the world!
A personal thank you to all of you on this list. You guys are part of my bloggers notepad and even though most of you don’t even know me, I still will be part of you in some ways and visit your blogs again and again.