Looking back at 2013

Top 50 Bloggers To Follow In 2014 And My 2013 Blogging Recap

It is the time of the year again and 2013 is coming to an end. Basically, hours left to celebrate the new and upcoming year 2014.

As a recap, I started this blog back in May 2013 and it was great. Honestly, great could possible an understatement.

I was basically known for my crazy case studies, controversial comparisons and super long blog posts.

As for the record, I do get tons of email from corporate companies complaining about my blog post as I did no-BS reviews on them. Some even offered me to re-review their product with test runs etc. Thank you for that.

I believe I was also known for my absent-minded when it comes to blog designs. Within 6 months, I changed my blog theme nearly a dozen time and thank you to all of you to have taken the effort to bear with me. Yes, put the blame on Genesis Framework 🙂

Along the way, I was lucky to make some of my posts went (some sort) viral and I really appreciate that. Some of my favorite posts are:

In terms of affiliate marketing, I consider myself extremely lucky. I managed to tweak certain parts of affiliate marketing strategies and landed myself constant affiliate earnings of at least $500 per month. Pretty sweet for a decent blog.

Also, my paid services such as SEO and social media are also moving to third gear and funding me a decent amount of income too. Read more about it here.

Of course, the downside is that I am spending around 18 hours in front of the computer or laptop. Even my optician had advised me to reduce the usage of computer and these technological stuffs or I am asking for trouble.

Yeah right! <- Okay, I am just a hard headed dude.

Top 50 bloggers and influencers in my circle

Reginald Chan
Just me on Christmas day … away from my laptop

In today’s world, blogging is all about influence marketing and with proper marketing, you are going to be successful.

I was lucky and blessed to have met up with thousands of bloggers in this 6 months and it was great. Of course, I wish I could list them all down but I can’t. The list would be never ending!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who had been a huge part of my blogging success and for those not included inside the list, you are still in my heart! Thank you for that again.

Nonetheless, here are 50 of the best bloggers, content writers and influencers you should be following in 2014. Most importantly, these are the lovely peeps that made me who I am today (in no specific order):

  1. Adam Connell
  2. Adrienne Smith
  3. Harleena Singh
  4. Amal Rafeeq
  5. Ryan Biddulph
  6. Suresh Khanal
  7. Daniel Sharkov
  8. John Paul Aguiar
  9. Neal Schaffer
  10. Kristi Hines
  11. Devesh Sharma
  12. Ashley Faulkes
  13. Brian Belfitt
  14. Jane Sheeba
  15. Adi Domocos
  16. Brian D Hawkes
  17. Brenda Lee
  18. Barry Wells
  19. Darrell Cherry
  20. Sue Neal
  21. Lisa Buben
  22. Ileane Smith
  23. Gilbert Samuel
  24. Tim Bonner
  25. Angela McCall
  26. Ankit Kumar Singla
  27. Nirmala Santhakumar
  28. Randy Hilarski
  29. Silviu Constantinescu
  30. Corina Ramos
  31. Enstine Muki
  32. Ron Sela
  33. Sherryl Perry
  34. Aditya Nath Jha
  35. Nate Leung
  36. Donna Merrill
  37. Mayura De Silva
  38. Elizabeth McGee
  39. Wade Harman
  40. David Leonhardt
  41. Renaud Gagne
  42. Jason Mathes
  43. Harsh Agrawal
  44. Ti Roberts
  45. Navid Moazzez
  46. Sarah Arrow
  47. Aaron Lee
  48. Cole Wiebe
  49. Joseph Josylad Adediji
  50. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe

What to expect from Reginald in 2014?

I had said this in my previous newsletter; it will be explosive. Many plans are already on the way and I am already forecasting a super busy and hectic time.

Just to keep you in the loop, here are a few of the upcoming projects:

  • More contests
  • Membership site
  • Redesigning my website (for real)
  • Free blogging courses

Of course, these are just the icing of the cake. If you want to know more, you can sign up for my newsletter below to get notified as soon as the projects are up and running.

 


In 2014, I would be publishing around two articles per week as I am running my own SEO and social media services. Nonetheless, you guys are still important for me and I will do my best to share all those juicy bits of SEO and influence marketing here.

Also, I am starting up a secondary website (which I will not disclose yet) thanks to the overwhelmed requests from some of loyal my readers. It is going to be epic and mind blowing. Period!

Being said that, I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014 and may you be blessed with success in everything that you do.

You have been great and thank you for being apart of my lovely journey in 2013.

107 thoughts on “Top 50 Bloggers To Follow In 2014 And My 2013 Blogging Recap”

  1. Oh no I didn’t make your list dude! Hope I do next year! Anyway your got a good list there buddy and a few new names I have not seen before and a few good familiar names as well!

    Am looking forward to your posts for the coming year dude!
    Have a great new year buddy!

    – Phillip

  2. Am I first again? 😉 gotta love those FB notifications!
    Thank you for including me in your list, it’s been a real blessing to know you this last year.

    Looking forward to what 2014 brings and the membership site sounds fantastic – good luck and let me know if you need any help 🙂

    • Hi Sarah,

      Haha! You are number 2. Philip made it first. Haha!

      Well, I love your blog and I really dig into the bright green. Damn that is good you know? I came across your blog when I was scouting for Genesis stuffs and yeah. Was hooked up from there on.

      Glad to connect with you!

  3. This is so awesome Brother!! I appreciate the shout out. 2014 is going to be an amazing year for all of us! For everyone out there make sure to work on your Google Plus presence this year. Reginald, why not make a List.ly out of the top 50 bloggers? Thank you again!

  4. Hi Reginald,

    It’s been a pleasure to watch you grow and expand your network in the past few months. I love to see someone who is inspired and ready to roll up their sleeves to do what is necessary to succeed online.

    Thanks for the mention!! Have a wonderful 2014

    • Hi Ileane,

      Oh wow thank you! I love your videos, podcasts etc! Just … love them so much. You know what? At times, I am so jealous of your success and I am certainly trying to follow your footsteps. Lot’s to learn and thanks for being my friend!

      Have a wonderful 2014 too!

  5. Awesome to be aon a list with so many great bloggers! Did you realize that 42 is not only my favorite number but how old I am as well? Happy Coincidence I’m sure.

    Looking forward to what you have planned in 2014!

    • Hi Jason,

      Oh what?! Seriously? You are the second one who said that. Brian from Blog Engage said he was happy and 13 was the number. Whoa! Tell me what a start it was!

      Glad to know you Jason and thank you for being a part of my blogging journey.

      Thank you!

  6. Hey Reg,

    I do believe you left one off of your listing that should be there. He has been on my radar for a couple of months now and he is obviously working hard to get some great stuff out there. His name is Reginald Chan.

    Uh… but then that would have been weird.

    Knock em dead Reg!

    • Lance,

      Mate, you just made me smile. Haha rough day with bad stomach and some important meetings to attend.

      I am glad that we came across in blogging industry mate. I mean, yeah I find more friends in blogging than real life. Seriously!

      Thanks for everything Lance. I really appreciate it and talk to you soon.

      Happy New Year!

  7. Oh, Reginald, how awesome of you to include me in your top 50 list! 🙂

    Thanks so much for the mention and I’m really honored to be among such great bloggers.

    I follow many of these bloggers already, and I’ve been introduced to some new ones from your list, so I’ll be sure to check them out as well.

    Thanks again and here’s to an AMAZING 2014!! 🙂

    ~ Ti

  8. Hi Reginald,

    Thanks SO much for the kind mention dear friend. Awesome to be mentioned along with so many other wonderful blogging friend’s 🙂

    You surely have a lot planned and lined up for the coming year, and I wish you every success with the coming year. And knowing you, I’m sure you’d achieve great success in no time.

    Thanks for sharing, and wishing you a prosperous and Happy New Year 🙂

    • Harleena,

      You are one of the brightest blogging star I ever seen! Thank you for all the guidance you had thought me in 2013.

      Oh yes, lots of planning and I really wonder what is the success rate for them. Haha! Gonna try my best and again, thank you for everything!

  9. Hi Reginald!

    I am very grateful that you have included me to your list. Although we are fairly new friends, I am following your blog and have learned so much from you. I thank you for that my friend.

    I am looking forward to your membership site and all the other goodies you are going to roll out in 2014! If I were to name this year it would be the year of “expansion!”

    Happy New Year!

    -Donna

    • Hey Donna,

      Thanks for the kind words. I too have learned a lot from you. In fact, I think I cam across your site through Adrienne’s blog. Lovely write up you have and seriously, thank you for being ‘there’ for me.

      Take care and Happy New Year!

  10. Hey Reginald,

    The ‘super 50’ you mentioned are definitely worth following! No doubt about that bro 🙂 And ‘Reginald Chan’ fits in among them very well too! 🙂

    Ya, I can see a lot of familiar names. Many of them are those whom I admire a lot!

    Hope I make it into your list next year! Have a happy new year buddy!

    Arun

    • Hey Arun,

      Thanks for your kind words. I am just an average Joe in blogging. Who am I to compare to them? :p

      Nonetheless, yes they are great peeps and certainly worth following!

      Let’s start working hard for a more production year in 2014.

  11. Hello Reginald Bro,

    I really enjoyed reading all of your blog posts. They all are informative and out of the box.
    Your blog is fairly new but you have a great online presence now and I’m really happy for that. Congrats 🙂

    I appreciate, you added my name in this list. Thank you buddy. Happy New Year 🙂

    Best Regards!
    Ankit

  12. So very awesome Reginald! I’ve watched you grow over the past year and admire your strength in pushing yourself to the limit. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts and find them extremely helpful. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2014!

    Thank you so very much for including me with those other super fabulous bloggers. I’m truly honored! Happy New Year my friend!

    Btw, love the selfie! 😉

  13. Hey Reginald
    I too am trying to get away from the computer at the moment. Mostly it is working 🙂
    2014 is also full of big plans for me – courses, new design, a new business etc.
    Thanks so much for mentioning me in the post, it has been a pleasure connecting with you in 2013 and hope to continue the relationship in 2014.
    have a great new year
    ashley

  14. wow bro! The pleasure is all mine seeing my name in there among those elite bloggers in there.
    Thanks for the mention.

    I am an astute reader of your blog and of course will be expecting more from you this coming year!

    Keep the fire burning!

    • Oh no, Uttoran!

      Haha you are always in my heart mate. One of those guys who supported me in Guest Crew etc. You have been great and you are (as a matter of fact) miles away from me. Can you please slow down so I can follow you?

      Talk to you soon and thank you for everything my dear old friend.

      Really appreciate it!

  15. Hey mate,

    Thanks a lot for including me in the list, I’m honored. I’ve met and connected with some of these influencers, some of them are new to me though, I’ll check out the new faces.

  16. Hi Reginald,

    What a pleasant surprise! Wow, I feel so honored. 🙂

    You are like a friend whom I’ve known for a long time. You are extremely talented. Congrats on the $500/month affiliate marketing earning. You have taught me a lot specially on the SEO. You are a great influencer.

    Influencers doesn’t necessarily mean you earn 6-figures a year. But I heard that when you are a blogger, you ARE an influencer. And to me you have influenced me so much.

    I wish you a Prosperous New Year my dear friend.

    Cheers,
    Angela

    • Hi Angela,

      Thanks for your kind words. For me, $500 isn’t much but I believe we have to be always thankful with what God had given us. I totally dig into that and thank you for everything.

      I love your messages on FB, G+, you name it!

      Thank you (again) for being my friend and take care, lovely influencer 🙂

  17. Hi Reginald.

    Many congratulations on such a successful year, and thank you so much for including me in this list – I feel very honoured to get a mention.

    Your success is well deserved – you obviously work extremely hard (and smart, too!) Your earnings from affiliate sales are very impressive.

    Do look after your health, though – if you’re in this for the long haul, your body will start to feel the strain as you get older – believe me, as someone who now suffers from chronic neck and shoulder problems, it’s really important to take care of yourself!

    Thanks again, Reginald, and I wish you even greater happiness and success in 2014 – Way to go!!

    • Susan,

      You are .. marvelous. I look up to you nearly all the time. I still remember the first time reading your blog. I was like “hey, she can really write!”.

      For me, my success this year is all about .. you guys. Knowing you guys makes everything look so worth it and I have to thank you for that.

      Morally and mentally, thank you for being my friend!

      Looking forward for a better and much explosive 2014!

  18. Great post! I only just found your blog a couple of days ago through google+ and loving the content I’ve read already. I can see you will go a long way as your posts are so interesting and fun to read. One thing I need to learn is to breath some more personality into my blog posts instead of them just being informative. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ryan,

      Dear old friend. You are one hell of a dude. Totally love the way you blog and they way you make dream come true (you know what I mean).

      Thanks for that. I really appreciate it buddy!

      Have a blessed year ahead and talk to you soon.

  19. Hey Reginald, thanks so much for the inclusion. I’m happy to be in the list. And I can see good company here 🙂

    Thanks for honestly telling us your plans for 2014 and I’m glad your blog has already started making a nice progress!

    All the best for a successful 2014!’‹

  20. I’m honored to be included here Reginald, thank you. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what your new site is going to be. As far as living in front of the monitor, we’re a lot alike because I’m starting to even dream online. 😉

      • It’s a struggle Reginald but I have faith that you’ll find those profits. 😉 I need to work on narrowed focus with one topic at a time; I’m not built for multitasking.

        • Hey Brian,

          Thanks man. Definitely a struggle but for me, it is a very well worth struggle.

          Talking about focus, yes! Me too. I am focusing on too many topics which at times, really got me side-winded.

          Appreciate the ‘knock on the head’. Haha!

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for dropping by! Hope you liked my humble blog.

      Well, what makes a great blogger is personality (at least, for me). As much as this is a competitive world, I have huge respect for those who help around. For example, majority of the list up there are willing to lend me a hand when I am asking for something.

      Okay, I know I am kinda a pain in the a*s but yeah, I think putting others first instead of ourselves make them great. And you don’t need to have 10,000 traffic a day. All you need is passion and positive mindset.

      Make sense? I know I am weird 😀

  21. Hi Chan, i missed this time to being in your list that could be because of my busy project that we could not conversate more. Well all are the above in the list are well deserving some of them i know well. Hope next time too made it.

  22. Happy New Year 2014.Thanks Reginald for the mention. Glad to see that.You really worked hard to compile the list and link each of those 50 influential bloggers.Expecting blasting 2014. Best wishes from my side.

    • Hi Susan,

      Thank you for dropping by! Glad to connect with you and Happy New Year!

      I am no influencer blogger (just a wanna be to be honest). Haha! I hope you enjoyed my writing and of course, hope you have a great new year celebration.

      Added you on social media too and can’t wait to learn from you too!

      Take care and talk to you soon.

  23. Many thanks for the shout out Reginald!

    You’re doing a great job with this blogging thing :-).

    I look forward to seeing more on the membership site. Sounds like a great idea!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.

    Tim

  24. Hi Reginald,

    Happy New Year to you. It’s been great connecting with you in 2013 and I hope that we can grow on that in the coming year. I’ve really enjoyed your content and have learned a lot from you this year, I look forward to learning more in 2014.

    Best of luck with all your plans, I hope they come together for you, which I’m sure they will as you always apply yourself 100%.

    I look forward to seeing it all come together.

    Thanks for including me in your list, it’s an honour to be amongst such great people.

    All the very best for 2014 mate, Happy New Year,
    Barry

    • Hi Barry,

      There are so many peeps I came across this year where I can’t managed to list them all down. Seriously!

      I hope and pray that not only I will be successful but you all too! You guys are my angel and guardian and thank you so much for everything.

      You taught me more than just blogging; friednship that last.

      Thank you for that my dear friend.

  25. Hi Reginald,

    My young boss, allow me to use this phrase!!

    The lists of people mentioned are awesome people to work with. I expect you to also mention your noble self.

    You are a mentor from afar, and you have really influenced my blogging experience positively.

    Thanks for the mention of these guys, they are a blessing to the blogosphere.

    Wishing you happy new year.

  26. Hi Reginald,

    What a surprise with the New Year around the corner 🙂 Well, It’s already up when I land here though 😀

    I’m truly honored to be mentioned here amongst wonderful blogging experts and congratulate everyone who made it too 🙂 I’m sure they deserve it and thrilled to read their name within lines here. Again, thanks for having me mate 🙂

    You are growing and growing in this blogosphere, and you will definitely make your dreams come true with excellent track record mate. Keep working along and don’t look back. But hey, take care of your health aspect too. Never sacrifice it! There’s a lot more to enjoy 🙂

    May you have all the success in 2014! Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year mate 🙂

    Take care!

    Cheers…

    • Hi Mayura,

      Happy New Year! 2013 has been a long and very interesting journey for me. I learn a lot from all of you … especially what friendship means and etc.

      Thank you for being there for me mate. I really appreciate it and take care!

      Talk to you soon and enjoy yourself!

  27. Great list, Reginald.

    I do know a lot of these bloggers and they definitely deserve to be on the list. A few of them are new to me, so I definitely need to spend some time visiting their blogs.

    Thank you for sharing this list, Reginald.

    Good luck with your goals 😀 Hope you have success with them!

    Happy New Year!

    • Hi Jeevan,

      Thanks for commenting mate. Seems like you started the new blog and I am heading over soon.

      These are more than just great bloggers; they are excellent. I love all of them (including you) and highly recommend them to anyone.

      Take care and Happy New Year!

      Talk to you real soon.

  28. Hi Reginald,

    I appreciate the value you give on your site. You stand out from a lot of other bloggers out there. You are one that takes the time to explain in detail and give what your readers are looking for.

    I appreciate the honorable mention. It’s inspiring to connect with entrepreneurs like yourself that always take the time to help others and give value. Thank you for everything that you do my friend.

    Have an awesome 2014!

    To our success,
    Nate Leung

    • Hey Nate,

      Thank you for everything. Well, how can I not put you in? I didn’t know you very long (to be honest) but I really dig into your tips and tricks. Real good stuffs and I learned a lot!

      I can’t thank you enough for that but I really appreciate it … especially being my friend.

      Looking forward for a prosperous 2014 and talk to you soon!

  29. Hey Reginald,

    Well you know I’ve very late in getting by here but thanks for including me in this list. I so appreciate that and the recap on how your year has been. For someone who only started his blog half way through the year that’s very impressive I might add. See, this is what a little hard work will get you.

    I have no doubt you’ll continue to provide us with more awesome information as this year progresses. I know for me I definitely look forward to it.

    Thanks again Reginald and for taking into consideration what I emailed you about earlier this week.

    Happy New Year!

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you for dropping by and how on Earth can I NOT include you? You are my motivator and I learned a lot from you.

      I really appreciate that and thank you for everything. I remember that email I asked you something and hey, that really struck my mind…especially with the dot net part. Haha!

      Happy New Year, Adrienne!

      Talk to you soon.

  30. Happy New Year Reginald!

    I had been off for the holidays and resumed my blog hop today. Imagine my surprise as I made my way down your list of bloggers and see my name there! Thank you so much for the mention and to put me in the same company with you and the other fab bloggers is an honor!

    There are quite a few I know and some I’m looking forward to getting to know this year.

    It sounds like you have got some big plans in 2014 and I wish you all the success with them! Thank you for sharing your advice with us! Can’t wait for the unveiling of the new site!

    Have a wonderful weekend Reg!
    Cori

    • Hi Corina,

      Thanks for that. I felt I basically wasted 2013 (in some way) and can’t wait to bounce back in 2014. I realized that if I want to make a good living out of blogging, I got to really think out of the box. So yea. Let’s see how it goes.

      Take care and talk to you soon!

  31. Hi Reginald,

    I can vow for these bloggers ranging from the very first one to the last one, they are indeed a great blogger and am glad to have had an encounter with almost 70% of them. With these bloggers, 2014 is going to be rosy in blogging world.

  32. Great list here Reginald – hopefully I will make the list next year 😉 Thanks for sharing about these bloggers – all of them deserve to be here. Have a great day!

  33. Very nice spotlight Reggy,
    I have visited some of their blog and i can;’t wait to try the rest of it.
    Hopefully we have some new fascinating bloggers in this year.
    thanks for your sharing.

    stephan

  34. Hiii Reginald,
    At first thanks you so much for sharing your Blogging Recap of 2013. I think you achieved some precious things in 2013 and you are going to achieve much more in future.
    you also mentioned here the list of Top 50 Bloggers To Follow In 2014. these all bloggers inspire us too much. I am already following maximum of them and going to follow now rest of them. thanks again Reginald.

  35. This is an awesome list, Reginald. Thanks for sharing:) Some of these writers are already my favorites. Bloggers like Kristi Hines and Ileane Smith are my favorites as well. I’ve already added them to my Twitter list of people to follow and will also add them to my feedly.

  36. Thanks for the huge list of inspirational bloggers. Most of them I’m following from beginning of my blogging carrier.
    Rest of them I started following from today.

  37. Hi Reginald
    List is really awesome. I am regular follower of most of them. The most amazing aspect of this list post is that you didn’t repeated the same information about them and just mentioned their name with the link of their blog to let your readers read more about them by clicking their URL. It’s quite time saving move and none other than a smart blogger like you can do this. Thanks for sharing.

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