30 Bloggers To Watch In 2010 Who Didn’t Make Jade’s List At Problogger
Last week Jade Craven wrote a post at Problogger called 30 Bloggers to Watch In 2010. While there were great people on that list all of whom are certainly worth watching this year, I wondered where are the noobs, the up-and-comers, the small stars ready to make it big time this year? So I thought I’d write a post to shine a spotlight on and honor a few smaller, perhaps less well known bloggers.
Granted there are some bloggers on my list that have been around a while they are worth a mention none the less
These fabulous bloggers write on topics ranging from personal development to intentional parenting, from photography to cooking.
The only problem with lists is you have to cut them off at some point which is why number 30 is left for you to fill in.
So without further ado, I present to you 30 bloggers to watch in 2010 – who didn’t make the problogger 30 blogs to watch in 2010 list.
Alex is your someday mentor and just an all around nice guy. Alex helps people overcome their mental obstacles to get going on thing they were going to do someday. He writes excellent articles with many take away messages you can apply to your own life.
WRITING IT DOWN MAKES A DIFFERENCE
CREATING SPACE FOR YOUR DREAMS
FINDING A FUN WAY TO GET FIT
Real and practical financial advice for the average family. Frugal dad is realistic and offers excellent tips on how to get out of credit card debt and how to become a millionaire in only 10 years. So you have to set aside $996 every week … that’s do-able isn’t it?
How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt
Seven Secret Places To Hide Cash In Your Home
Never Pay Credit Cards Before Your Mortgage
She’s about as real as they come. Lisis always puts herself out there in everything she writes. She has devoted her space to helping people, really helping people and describes her blog as being “about my personal quest to find the balance between the things I need to do and the things I want to do… or finding happiness amidst the challenges of life.”
Personal Development is a Prisoner’s Dilemma
Homeschooling and Other Big Decisions
How to Use Friends and Take Advantage of People
Jeff blogs over at My Super Charged Life. He loves living life to the fullest and sincerely wants to help others do the same. Jeff recently won my heart when he campaigned to raise money for the make a wish foundation, a charity that is very close to my heart. Jeff writes an incredible amount of articles (I really don’t know how he does it).
20 Ways To Trim Your Budget And Survive Hard Times Ahead
Now Is A Good Time To Be Living On A Budget
17 Good Habits For A Successful Life
Another good guy. Ian is an advocate and certified trainer for non-violent communication. Ian is honest and writes really thought provoking articles.
<10 Books That Shook My World
Do My Words Improve Silence?
Curse Of The Lightning Brain
Quite possibly the most positive person on the internet, Nadia is sweet and has a contagious zest for life. She often writes about her spiritual journey and it’s through her words and kindness that she helps her readers find happiness in their own right.
Taking the Time to Be Polite
Be Your Own Guru
Hanging Out with Hemingway
David’s writing is a gift. It’s real, edgy and always insightful. He is always experimenting with something or other from Meditating everyday for 30 days to kicking his drug habit (coffee and booze). We had the pleasure of catching up with David before he headed out on his New Zealand adventure and he’s every bit as nice and genuine in person as what comes through the screen.
88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life
Six Amazing Songs That Illustrate What it Means to Be Human
Why Happiness is Such a Struggle
This picture about sums him up. Lance is a family man through and through and, in my opinion, is the epitome of someone living life to the fullest. Lance and 6 others have started a movement called the Random Act of Kick Arse it’s both moving and highly entertaining.
Weeds…In Your Life
Clarity = Direction
Henri has to be the newest blog to make this list. I’ve seen Henri’s name around on a lot of different blogs in the form of guest posts. You’d never guess that he started his blog in December of last year. He has determination and a real desire to help people and he has a great sense of humor as well.
Top 5 Reasons to Follow Your Passion and Excitement
Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job, Yet
Guest Post Roundup #1: Passion, Letting Go and Health
While she blogs at Jane Be Nimble her name is not Jane, it’s Lori. Lori is just lovely. She lives and breathes by this mantra: Create your day. And I couldn’t agree more.
Find a Passion for Writing
Friday Fire Up: Leadership
Jay writes at Porsidan which is the Persian word for “to question” … which Jay does a lot of. Jay writes from the heart about anything that gets him thinking or makes him wonder if there’s more. He writes a lot about relationships with a smattering of spirituality. Jay has a fantastic sense of humor and quite possible knows every word to every song ever written.
The Perfectionism Myth
Grandpa Comes Home
I Totally Screwed My Karma
Angie is a photographer extraordinaire and a busy energetic mama. She writes about productivity, simplicity and of course photography. Angie changed her blog a bit in 2009 to make it a collaborative effort. She’s done a fabulous job at pulling it all together and the women that write with her are fabulous as well.
A To-Do List of Thoughtfulness
an old ladder made useful | DIY
Get Your Chore On | Recycled.
Sean is one gutsy dude. In October 2009 Sean quit his job, a month later he sold his car and month after that he move to Thailand. Sean is trying to live the best life he can and wants to make a real go of location independent work. I think 2010 will be his year as well.
Stuck In A Rut? Get Out While You Can
What Defines Success?
The Downside to Lifestyle Design
Jamie is on a mission. She provides helpful advice to those of us moms who want to take a more professional approach to this important role. She has shared countless tips and inspirations on her site that have helped me immensely. Jamie has also just published a book called Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood that is available on Amazon. A fantastic book and a must read for any new mother.
Moms Unplugged (Don’t Waste Time Online)
organization: intentional cleaning
Five Strategies to Help a Moody Mama
From Julian’s about page:
“I have a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Psychology and a Diploma of Teaching. I’ve participated in an International Sumo Wrestling competition in Japan (I got annihilated as I’m actually skinny! – long story). I’ve been to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, run a marathon and had my first book idea rejected by over 30 publishers (so far).
I like to have a laugh with friends, keep fit, do yoga, mountain bike, swim in the sea, read and learn. Spirituality is very important to me.”
Need I say more?
20 Famous Failures
This Too Shall Pass
Life Is Amazing
A self professed organizing junkie, Mandi shares some great organizing ideas for your home, children, office, seasonal goods and also has some great time management ideas. Mandi tries to take a very unbiased approach and leaves it up to you to decide what organizing technique will work best for you.
More About the Family Closet
Frugal Organization: 10 Containers to Reuse or Recycle for Craft Supplies
Home Management Notebook: A Vlog and More Printables
Jules is a food scientist, photographer, writer, runner and minimalist. She writes about minimalist home cooking on her blog The Stone Soup. Jules has had the opportunity to eat at el Bulli which is reputed to be the best restaurant in the world. She has also recently left her job as a food designer to pursue her dreams of writing and cooking.
7 secrets to a healthy breakfast
10 tips for frugal entertaining
staying healthy on the road
Lisa helps struggling mom’s find that delicate balance between mom-wife-life-work. She writes amazing health related articles and I always leave feeling refreshed and like I have something new to try. Lisa spends time creating online courses to help people create and maintain healthy lifestyles.
5 Major Pitfalls of Dieting
Rekindling Parts Of Yourself
My Personal Detox Plan
Rachel’s posts are usually short, to the point yet still incredibly touching. Her goal is to live as simply as possible so that she can make room for the things that really matter like her kids, her husband and the relationships between them all. Rachel has a lovely spot at the Small Notebook and occasionally she even throws in one of her stick figure drawings (very cute!).
Declutter (Peacefully) With Your Spouse
Before You Leave the House Today…
My Favorite Place at Home
Hayden writes at through the illusion on how to get the most out of life. Hayden writes from the heart and has a wonderful sense of humor. Some posts are light and inspire you to smarten up and get a grip on your life. Other posts are deeply personal and allow you to get to know Hayden a bit better and learn from her experiences.
How to Be a Woman
The Secret to Living Awesomely
How to Be Flexible
From Josh’s about page:
“World’s Strongest Librarian is a for anyone looking to get stronger, healthier, smarter, and who wants to enjoy every day of their lives. It’s also crazy and scattered–like most of our lives.”
And he truly is the world’s strongest librarian. In January Josh completed a 500lb deadlift … yeah that’s right, can your librarian do that?
Book Review: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
A Life Lesson From Victor Frankl
Want To Get Stronger? The First Goal You Must Set
Lodewijk is a self professed learner. He loves collecting skills and knowledge and shares some of his insights through his blog. Lodewijk lives by five core values: love, freedom, fun, authenticity and growth which, I think are great values for us all to adhere to. Lodewijk shares his own experiences on his blog and through these you’re able to discover more about who you are and what you want from life.
how to sabotage goals with 47 simple words
doing what you love to do consistently
7 steps to unleash the power of the 80/20 rule
Jeffrey is all about passion. Passion for living, passion for doing what you love and passion for making good things happen. From his about page:
“I have a passion for achievement in all its forms. I believe that the drive to create, innovate, and succeed is the best within each of us. It’s the fire we call the human spirit. It’s something we should nurture, treasure, and pursue. And yet so much of it goes to waste.”
10 Excuses I’ve Used Up This Month
Why I’m Cutting Back on Multi-Tasking (And You Should Too)
How to Kill a Great Idea
Nate has impressed me tremendously. In just 10 short months he’s grown his community of good people doing good things from 30 to over 900. I’m a member (you should be too . Nate sets out weekly missions for people to carry out in their own area. You can spend as much time or money as you want there are no rules except to do good. From Nate’s about page:
“My goal is to build a global community of individuals focused on making a positive impact in the lives of the people around them. In this way I hope to change the world for the better, for my children and those that come after.”
What Are Your Top 5 Goals In Life?
Is There A Wrong Way To Do Good Things?
How To Change The World In 15 Minutes A Week
Karol (pronounced Karl not Carol) has a mission:
“In 17 words: The ultimate goal with RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com and my life is to help 100 people achieve Ridiculously Extraordinary Freedom.”
Why “only” 100 people? You’ll have to head on over to find out.
What If You’re Running Out Of Time?
Travel Light, Travel Anywhere: The Ultimate Light Packing List
How To Change The World
Mary is an authorized Zen Master and is getting ready to present her latest virtual Zen retreat starting in February (did I mention it’s free?). Mary has also taken on the monumental task of setting up the A-list blogging bootcamp, which she runs together with Leo of Zen Habits. Blogging bootcamp is a training course for bloggers who want to take their blog to the next level, if you’re interested I’d suggest you check it out.
How to Develop Intelligence at Any Age
How to Start Meditating
How to Find Authentic Happiness
From Dustin’s about page:
“As I have searched for answers to my own questions, I have discovered a lack of information geared toward those who need it most: younger couples working through the critical early years of their marriage. I am anxious to share with you a plethora of information and resources, and I sincerely hope you can benefit from and share in my enthusiasm for the state of matrimony.”
Write an Awesome Romantic Love Letter: The Simple “5R” Approach
Take 15 Minutes Each Day to Just be a Couple
37 Family Things to Do at Home on a Rainy Sunday
This energetic mama of four writes about family, finances and enjoying life. Kelly has a goal of being completely debt free within 2 years. She shares what her and her family are doing towards realizing that goal and offers a lot of practical and frugal ideas for her readers to try as well.
flu and cold season: 15 ways to fight the flu
Budgeting Bi-Weekly Pay
5 a day to keep the clutter away
Dani is one of the most positive people out there. She’s turned her attention from living a woe-is-me existence to living deliberately in the present moment. Dani tries hard to find the good in every situation and inspires us to do the same.
how to be beautiful from the outside in
the ABC’s of loving yourself
the best ways to organize your living space (and your life)
30. Your Turn.
I know I have left out a lot of fantastic bloggers who are going to do amazing things this year. It took me quite a few days to pull this list of 29 bloggers together, so now it’s your turn.
Who have I missed? Who do you think should be singled out as a blogger to watch this year? Please share in the comments below.