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Thank You To Some Amazing Bloggers

Thank You To Some Amazing Bloggers

I want to take time out this week and give a special thank you to some amazing bloggers.  This is a group of bloggers who have dedicated some of their valuable time and effort to feature me in their own blogs. 

It seems like every time I turn around lately, I’m being referenced, mentioned and featured on so many blogs. I want to dedicate this post to acknowledging some of these amazing and highly professional bloggers. I am truly honored by each and every one of them.

So where have I been lately? Not only here on my own blog, but on some other wonderful blogs, too. I taking this time and space to link to their blogs, and I really hope that you will go check them out.  Some of them may be new to you, so you can make some new friends, today!  Others could be familiar to you, already, but maybe you haven’t visited them for a while.  Here’s your chance. 

Lots of times, people ask me “How do I get more readership to my blog?” The answer is always the same: Go out there and visit some great bloggers. Read their posts carefully because you will learn a lot. Then, take the time out to leave a good comment. After that, join their social media sites and share their posts.

This is good practice my friends. And it is the only way to increase your engagement from the grass roots… organically, as they say.

The results are easy to see, here. 

People I’ve built solid engagement with, are often happy to let their readers and friends know about me.  I am equally happy to let my readers know about what they’re doing.

See how it works? 

So, here’s a list of some amazing bloggers I’d like to introduce you to today.

JEFF SOLLEE

I love to watch the progress of up and coming bloggers and entrepreneurs who just plow forward with bold authenticity.

Jeff Sollee is among that group of bloggers.  He writes about being yourself, blog posting tactics and online relationship building.

He kindly put me in the company of a handful of pretty awesome bloggers when he featured me as one of his favorite bloggers:

Some Amazing Bloggers“Donna is absolutely inspiring to me! She is such a positive and fun loving person. I have never had the honor to meet her, but I can see her personality through her writing! I have learned so much by reading her posts.”

You can read Jeff’s article here:
“So You Started A Blog…But What’s Next?”

DON PURDUM

Don discusses a wide variety of  website strategies and overall online marketing on his “UNVEIL” site.

In an excellent article exploring the role of influential bloggers in highlighting the work of other online entrepreneurs, he cites one of my own blog posts.

Here’s an excerpt from that article.

“In her most recent article, Donna Merrill talks about the importance of connecting within your niche, but she also shares how important it is to go so outside of your niche as you become an influencer with those who have different perspectives and ideas that you can share with your readers. She has a great quote about how you can become someone else’s Google:

‘…how are we going to keep ourselves in the know about things that have little to do with our tight little niche? I dare to say, to accomplish this, you must get out of your niche from time to time. Read people’s blog posts in related areas, and learn from them. This is how you are going to expand your relationships.’

Are you being intentional about connecting with others? Are you being intentional about sharing what others have to say? Are your being purposeful about building your community that will help you grow your online influence and business?”

You can read Don’s entire article here:
“Are You Someone’s Google? A Strategy To Grow Your Online Influence and Business”

Don also mentions me in his blogging round up post.  I was so honored to be chosen among the top bloggers he reviewed there.

Here’s an excerpt from that blog post:

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You can read Don’s complete review of top bloggers here:
“Rewind Saturday – Top Bloggers The Week of 8/9/14 – 8/15/14”

ANDREW M. WARNER

Andrew impresses me, not only because he owns and operates Warner’s Publishing International, but because he enthusiastically boasts of his “loving dog.”  Now that’s authenticity!

It was fun to see that he mentioned me in his amazing pillar post about generating blog traffic.

“Donna Merrill wrote a very interesting post recently,” Andrew writes, “about commenting and engaging with bloggers outside your Some Amazing Bloggersniche.”

He continues on with a discussion about the role of syndication in driving traffic to your blog.
Check out Andrew’s very interesting “Shade of Info” where he shares lots of top-notch information and guidance for budding online entrepreneurs.

You can read his blog traffic post here:
7 Effective Strategies You Could Use To Get Quality Traffic To Your Blog Immediately
 

SUE PRICE

Sue blogs about home-based businees and building residual income.

In a recent post about embracing the world as a Global Village, she kindly referred to me in this context:

Some Amazing Bloggers“Effective communication online means remembering you are communicating globally when you put anything online… Donna Merrill wrote a post … called “Talking to the World” [in which she] reminds readers of the differences we need to be mindful of when communicating.  Donna’s post was the catalyst for me shooting a video which I share here.”

Read Sue’s full article (and see her video), right here:
Effective Communication Online Means Remembering Differences

SHERMAN SMITH

I have incredible respect for Sherman Smith.  He’s a great blogger, resourceful online marketer, and an amazing salsa dancer!

So I was quite honored when he featured me as one of the bloggers who has had a positive influence on his blogging success.

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You can read what Sherman has to say about me, and other influential bloggers, here:
“Paying Homage To Some Influencial Bloggers”

JACKSON NWACHUKWU

Jackson is an unstoppable blogger and entrepreneur.

He recently featured me in his cutting edge blog, “Worth Blogger.”

The article boasts such a fantastic line up world-renowned bloggers, that I was humbled to find myself featured among them.

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It’s a great article, and I thank Jackson for his acknowledgement of me and my blogging authority.

Learn about engagement blogging from the top experts:
“What Super Engagement Bloggers Say Is The Magic Ingredient In Blogging”
 

NISHA PANDEY

Nisha Pandey of “SEO Techy World” wrote a great round up of bloggers, each offering their tips and “top secrets”for driving traffic to their blogs.  The post is called:

“Amazing Blogging Tips To Drive Massive Traffic by 9 Expert Pro Bloggers – Top Secret Revealed”

I was honored that Nisha asked me to contribute to this article.  It’s such an important topic for just about every blogger I know.

I thank Nisha for her lofty introduction of me:

Some Amazing Bloggers“Donna Merrill is a famous blogger who came to limelight with her magical touch in ‘Blogging Magic’. With this masterpiece, she not only helps starters to sail smoothly the paths of blogging but also the advanced bloggers to discover a new level in their career.”

You can read my tips and “top secret” for traffic generation in this pretty awesome article.
And, of course, you’ll get to read the tips and secrets of the other 8 expert pro bloggers, too!
“Amazing Blogging Tips to Drive Massive Traffic by 9 Expert Pro Bloggers – Top Secret Revealed”
 

ADRIENNE SMITH

If you don’t know Adrienne Smith, yet, then you’re missing out on one of the truly gracious and gifted bloggers I know.

Adrienne recently mentioneed me when talking about my blog post concerning “Loyal Customers.”

Here is what she wrote:

Some Amazing BloggersA lot of my readers are just bloggers but a good bit of them are also business owners. In order for our businesses to thrive we need customers. What’s even better though are to have loyal customers.
I fell in love with this story that Donna shared on her blog and I’m sure most of you have already stopped by to read it which of course is a very good thing. Just in case you haven’t, you’ll understand why having customers who respect, appreciate and truly care about you are so vital to having a long lasting business. By the way, this same thing can also apply to your own blog ya know.

Thanks Adrienne! 

It’s such a pleasure to get mentioned on your amazing blog.

Read Adrienne’s entire article here:
“Thankful Thursday: Content, Customers, Advice, BroadedNet, Backlinks”
 

So, one more time… thank you Amazing Bloggers

Thanks for your confidence in me and for sharing it with the world!

I had fun writing this post.

And to top it off, I’d love to hear what you think of all these great bloggers!

Please leave your comments below.

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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97 Responses to Thank You To Some Amazing Bloggers

  1. Adrienne
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    Isn’t it awesome how all of this comes together just by writing great content, putting yourself out there and making those connections with others! People say this is too time consuming but look at all the different places you’ve been mentioned. You weren’t able to achieve this by doing nothing but writing content and then waiting for people to find you.

    I love that you’ve shared with your readers where you have been mentioned too because we all do appreciate that of course but as you also know, we mention you because you’re fabulous my dear.

    Your content rocks, your helpful nature is the best, your personality is fabulous and your caring nature can’t be beat. Okay, I’m prejudice because I think you’re awesome. You are just a wonderful person Donna.

    What a great post and thank you for including me in this one. I just love you.

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted..How To Build A Popular Blog Especially If You Are NewMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Adrienne,

      OK you brought tears to my eyes because I love you too! But, getting down to basics…
      Indeed, just by writing good content, and making connections with others does pay off. Yes, this is a good message for those who think all that we do is too time consuming.

      I wanted to share with my readers Awesome Bloggers like YOU who had mentioned me in this past month. I am truly grateful for that.

      I do believe to give credit where credit is due and that’s why I designed this post. To shout out to the world the amazing people who took the time to mention and link to my blog.

      It’s all about this great blogging community we are part of and I am blessed to know you and many others that I mentioned in this post.

      -Donna
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    • Sue Bride
      Twitter:
      October 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

      Adrienne, what a wonderful testimonial to Donna’s skills and helpful nature, especially coming from a social media superstar like yourself :-)

      I can’t praise Donna enough for how she consistently supports me, without ever being asked. She goes above and beyond what you expect and is a great role model for me.
      Sue Bride recently posted..Marketing Tips That Don’t WorkMy Profile

  2. Jackson Nwachukwu
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    What a great way to end my two days holiday! Donna you are really an epitome of engagement. When I decided to add you to the A-List of super engagement bloggers in my post, I did it because I know too well you are one.

    My first contact with you was full of engagement, the way you replied to my chats, selflessly shared my blog posts on social media even without my knowledge and so on.

    What surprises me about you is the time you dedicate in helping people grow in blogging. Despite your limited time which I have always known is a luxury you don’t have, you still break out of your comfort zone to visit blogs in your community and do what engagement blogger do. This is a blogging quality that is very rare to find elsewhere except for a seasoned super engagement blogger.

    Reading myself in your blog is really a sign that I am getting on in blogging. You talked about the effort I put in when rounding up those awesome top bloggers, it’s something I would love to do over and over because I believe in giving honor to who honor is due.

    Donna you are not just awesome but super awesome!

    Thank you very much for making my day Donna!

    Jackson
    Jackson Nwachukwu recently posted..Why do Most Bloggers Fail to do this One Thing? Even the Pros!My Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi Jackson,

      I was so honored to be on that post among great bloggers. I realized that last month I was mentioned on many blogs and I wanted to shout out to my readers that it comes down to engagement. So here it is…the proof that when we engage with others selflessly, and straight from the heart, it is what bloggers need to do for each other.

      I do remember how surprised you were when I shared your blog the first time. You see, I follow a system. I never answer a comment on my blog until I go to that blogger, read their post, comment and share it all over the place. It has become a habit of mine and the engagement is wonderful.

      Engagement is the key! But it comes easy for me because I live by the quote “Do unto others as they would do unto you” It’s is just part of me Jackson lol

      Oh yes, you sure are getting on in blogging my friend. That epoch post I mention above took a lot of work and was beneficial to many. You mentioned some super bloggers and I had to shout it out because I do train a lot of new bloggers and that was a fine example of what they must do. Be a go giver!

      It is a pleasure being your blogging buddy!

      -Donna
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  3. Don Purdum
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    WOW! I can’t even begin to thank you Donna! I’m honored and I’m blessed. It’s amazing that in such a short time I’ve been encouraged to meet some amazing people such as yourself, Adrienne Smith, Andrew Warner and Sherman Smith. They are all spectacular bloggers in their own unique and relevant ways. I learn a lot from each of them with each post they offer their readers.

    In one way or another, many of us met each other through blog commenting, sharing and linking. It’s been really neat to connect and get to know each other; and more importantly support one another.

    I always heard about how important it was to build a community but didn’t really understand it until I started to do it four months ago and look… I have amazing new friends and support system.

    It doesn’t get any better than this.

    Donna, thank you so much!!!! I am truly honored.

    Thank you for your friendship and I’m looking forward to a long and prosperous time of sharing your content, ideas, and strategies with my readers and followers!!!!

    I hope you have an incredible week ahead of you!

    ~ Don Purdum
    Don Purdum recently posted..Transformational Changes in Online Engagement: Part 2 – Is Facebook In Decline?My Profile

    • Brittany Bullen
      Twitter:
      October 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

      Don,

      I just want to jump in here and let you know that I mentioned you earlier today to Donna as one of the most generous sharers I know. You and Donna really have it down. I have several people on auto-share so I can make sure I don’t miss their posts in the chaos of life, but I really wish I were more like you guys, tagging and leaving meaningful introductions in ALL my shares. One of these days I will find the time to do that, but until I do, I hope you both know how much I appreciate the shares you’ve been giving me recently. You’re both rock stars in my book!

      Hope you’re having a fantastic week.

      Brittany
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      • Donna Merrill
        Twitter:
        October 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

        Hi Brittany,

        I’m sure you will find the time to do that when you create it Brittany. There is only so much we can do.

        For me, I spend most of my time teaching and marketing, then blogging lol. But it all ties together. As long as you see yourself as a business owner, the pieces will all fit.

        I did see you before on G+ and loved your last post!

        You always have great content girl!

        -Donna
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  4. Donna Merrill
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Hi Don,

    Aha..you said the magic word…Blog Commenting. Many of us meet that way and that is why I can never stress enough how commenting is the backbone of our blogs.

    People may say it’s a waste of time to do “all that work” but it does pay off. There are many aspects to a business, and blogging is one of them. We have to take it seriously because not only writing good content, but connecting with others is very important.

    We all kind of work together in the end. A mention of a blogger, promoting them, engaging is all part of what blogging is all about. We blog for people and not for ourselves.

    Sharing content of another is very powerful in the scheme of things. This was one of the main reasons why I just had to stop and give thanks to those who have mentioned me in their posts. Its an example I want to share with others and it is always great to give credit where credit is due!

    Have a wonderful week Don,

    -Donna
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  5. Nisha Pandey
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh Wow Donna,

    This is great to see myself here. Really, blog commenting is a backbone of blogging. We all met via blog commenting and spreading each other in a great way.

    I know already most of the bloggers listed here except JEFF SOLLEE and SUE PRICE. This is my honor to meet these 2 bloggers also here.

    You have done great work here with introducing us. This is really honored to be listed here.

    Thanks again for the kind mention. Have a fun day!
    Nisha Pandey recently posted..Amazing Giveaway – Get Rankware Tool Free Membership for 1-yearMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

      Hi Nisha,

      I am so glad you liked this blog. Oh yes, meet Jeff and Sue by all means. This is what it’s all about.

      Some of the posts I’ve listed mention so many other bloggers to meet it will take you a while to meet them all.

      But it’s all about commenting and meeting other people. This is how our blogs all grow. I just visited your last post and seen quite the list of bloggers there too…even me!!

      How grate this is!

      Enjoy your day too!

      -Donna
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  6. Karmakar
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Thank you for introducing Jeff to us.. going to meet him on his platform… :)

    BTW: I have mentioned you on my today’s post and made you a part of a CASE STUDY on Klinkk blog community… :)

    Regards…
    Karmakar recently posted..The simplest ways to make the best of KlinkkMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 11:56 am #

      Hi Karmakar,

      I’ve seen the mention on that awesome blog post you have done. Thank you!!! I have good Karma! I’m so glad you are going over to meet Jeff.

      This is why I put together this post, so my readers can find other bloggers to connect with.

      -Donna
      Donna Merrill recently posted..List Building With Social MediaMy Profile

  7. Mark
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Wow Donna!

    Between all of the experts that you’re showcasing, what an incredible all star cast!

    Each one has the very own proven expertise and insanely fanatical followers!

    I was previously familiar with all but two them. Now i’ll definitely ad the new one’s to my list of “must reads!”

    Thanks! It just goes to show how good and truly great things happen and often!

    When you put others needs above your own! In the long run, you simply can’t lose! Thanks!
    Mark recently posted..Ever Notice How The Most Profitable Marketing Ideas Seem To Multiply Your Results!Part TwoMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Besides being grateful to these amazing bloggers, I wanted to give my readers a chance to connect with them.

      Also on these posts you will find others listed that will be highly beneficial for you to connect with.

      -Donna
      Donna Merrill recently posted..List Building With Social MediaMy Profile

  8. Sue Price
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I am both honored and humbled to be included here with these bloggers. Thank you! It was a lovely thing to hit my desk this morning and see your message.

    I love how you have featured what we have said about you that is an awesome idea. Hey and congratulations in being featured in the list of world renowned bloggers – but you deserve to be there.

    I am familiar with some of the bloggers you have featured here but not all so now some new blogs for me to check out. I only recently met Don when he first visited my blog. I was amazed at the quality of the comment he left.

    I have loved watching your journey over the last few years since I have known you. Especially after you left NY it seems like you found a new part of yourself to express. You were always a great communicator but somehow you just keep getting better. :-)

    Thanks again Donna for including me here.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    Sue
    Sue Price recently posted..The Right Mindset for Success in an Online BusinessMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      You are so welcome my friend. I just had to do a round up for last month because I’ve seen myself shared all over the place and it was time for a bit shout out to thank everyone.

      Yes, although you are familiar with some of the bloggers, it is a great way to connect with others that have fantastic content. There is no end to all the bloggers listed in some of these posts.

      It is a great way for my readers to spread out there engagement…yet another great thing to do!

      Thanks Sue…the journey has been a great one. Since I moved just a year ago, many things have changed because I needed a bigger home office and the set up of the fenced in yard saves time walking the dogs. They are in and out all day lol. Plus, living in a tourist town, well you understand that one…there is endless things to do during my daily breaks.

      -Donna
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  9. Barbara Charles
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Great list of bloggers. Some of course I’ve heard of and others I’m completely new too. I plan to visit each of these bloggers and find out what they’re all about because anyone you recommend will definitely be awesome and have something to teach us.

    Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad that you’re out there and well-known as you are also an awesome blogger yourself.

    Keep up the good work!

    Barbara
    Barbara Charles recently posted..5 Surprises A New Network Marketer Will FindMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Barbara,

      I wrote this not only to acknowledge those that have gave me a great mention on their blogs and giving thanks to them. More importantly, I would love my readers to get to know others that are here.

      Not only the authors, but all the people they have listed. There are some great connections to be had if you take some time out and go through their posts.

      Glad you will,
      -Donna
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  10. Cararta
    Twitter:
    October 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Always love your content. Amazing the amount of work you can organize and punch into one page.

    Also Enjoy the ideas and inspirations shared by your posts that you feature from others. As both you and Adrienne keep Repeating like a mantra, “Quality content is what matters”, offer it consistently, then share it .

    And while you are sharing, also appreciate the offerings of others.

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Hi Carata,

      Yes it was a lot of work to put this together but sure was worth it! I wanted to thank all who have kindly mentioned me, but it is a great chance for others who are not familiar with these bloggers to connect.

      Yes….Andriene and I never stop repeating Quality Content Is What Matters! It is like a mantra lol.

      -Donna
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  11. Jeff Sollee October 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I would first like to say thank you for mentioning me in this blog post. It is a truly humbling experience to be mentioned with all of the other great bloggers that you have mentioned! I have visited every single one of their blogs and it is an honor. Yourself, and the others you have mentioned are in a class of your own, which I look up to and admire very much.

    I have learned so much from you and the other bloggers you have mentioned. You have truly inspired me, and I probably would have given up a long time ago if I did not have positive people like yourself and others encouraging me along the way.

    Thank you again Donna hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

    All the best,
    Jeff
    Jeff Sollee recently posted..So You Started a Blog… But What’s Next…?My Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Hi Jeff,

      Good to know that you didn’t give up. I’m also glad that you are visiting these bloggers I’ve mentioned.

      Funny thing about blogging, we learn so much from each other. Then we connect and start making relationships.

      Before you know it, you blog will increase in readership.

      -Donna
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  12. Nanda Rahmanius
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Indeed, they are outstanding bloggers. I know some of them. I thought, I will soon be in touch with others to build a good relationship with them.

    One thing I feel after reading your article is that I feel more passionate about blogging, it feels like I am not the only one who struggling in the blogging world, there are many other bloggers out there who are also struggling to improve the quality of their blog. Thanks for that :)

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Donna.
    Nice share and thanks for the list as well.

    Regards,
    Nanda
    Nanda Rahmanius recently posted..5 Reasons Why Numbers in Headlines Will Always WorkMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 9, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      Hi Nanda,

      I think we are all on the same journey to improve our blogs…something that just never ends. But as long as we are passionate about it, it grows.

      Good to know you will get in touch with other bloggers mentioned here. They are all fantastic and do reciprocate.

      -Donna
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  13. Sylviane Nuccio
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I’m glad I’m finally able to get a small window here in this crazy week to come say hello.

    Those are fantastic bloggers indeed. Some I’ve known for a while now, including you. Your blog is getting better and better, and more and more people will be mentioning you around and that’s great. You deserve it.

    Have a great rest of the week!
    Sylviane Nuccio recently posted..How To Captivate Your AudienceMy Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 9, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      Hi Sylviane,

      Gosh I can’t imagine how busy you are these days. I appreciate you taking some of your time to stop over here.

      As for all those mentions last month, I was so grateful that I just had to dedicate a post to them all.

      -Donna
      Donna Merrill recently posted..List Building With Social MediaMy Profile

  14. Harleena Singh
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Sorry I am a little late this time, just been SO involved in the new blog community and forum, but glad I made it :)

    Yes, I’ve read most of these awesome posts where you were mentioned and it does make you feel on top of the world, doesn’t it?

    I’ve started putting ALL the places I am mentioned on, on my ‘About’ page, so that I always have the links (as they are a huge number) and remember to visit them to check back each time, and a way of giving back too.

    What a co-incidence that our post yesterday also was to honor those, or shall I say an early Thanks Giving to the GEMS of Aha!NOW (you’d know what GEMS stands for once you visit the blog) – to encourage the community members, and here you do the same – give thanks in your wonderful way for those who have featured you, wonderful indeed.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and wish you every success and happiness. Have a nice week ahead :)
    Harleena Singh recently posted..GEMS Of Aha!NOW – October 2014My Profile

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 9, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Harleena,

      You have been so busy with your blog and the new community and forum, I just don’t know how you do it all! Oh these wonderful bloggers that have mentioned me needed to be known and to express my gratitude towards them.

      I’ve just seen your post about the GEMS of AHA!NOW. Giving thanks to all those who have participated. It is wonderful to do this type of thing and yes, seems to me it is a coincidence too. lol. Glad I made it on that list :)

      -Donna
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  15. Emmanuel
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Hello Madam Donna,

    You’re of course of the the outstanding personalities in this blogosphere and obviously deserve all the hypes and mention.
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  16. Andrew
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Oh my word, Donna.

    This is truly a shock and something that I appreciate.

    I feel bad in a way because I don’t have a testimonial type of saying for you like I see others do, however that may change in the not too distant future. I want to say thank you so much for this.

    I know it wasn’t too long ago that we connected and I always would see your great comments on Adrienne’s site but that was it. Luckily, we started to connect and I truly appreciate it as well as appreciate you. You’re definitely one of the bloggers I truly admire and look forward to reading whatever wisdom you’re sharing with your readers.

    Also, I feel grateful for being mentioned as an amazing blogger alongside some pretty awesome bloggers. I’m familiar with all of them actually and I’m happy to be mentioned alongside them.

    You’re truly a wonderful person who write some pretty awesome content and from what I’ve seen from you thus far, you have a wonderful personality. Thank you again for this, Donna. And have a wonderful week.

    – Andrew
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 9, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Hi Andrew,

      You mentioned that we met on Adrienne’s site. You noticed comments of mine and decided to connect. AHA…that is the million dollar answer!

      It gets down to the proof that just by leaving a good comment, bloggers like us do connect.

      This is why Adrienne and I always stress this point. I never knew how important comments were until people like yourself found me and came over to connect.

      Now that the “secret” is out lol…..I urge all my readers to get out there and visit those mentioned above, including you….and connect.

      That is the method to my madness lol.

      -Donna
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  17. Marquita Herald
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    Congratulations Donna – recognition well deserved. I recognize maybe half of these bloggers so this is also a great opportunity to poke around and meet some new people. Great job and thank you for sharing.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      I am glad that you will connect with some great bloggers here. This is one of the reasons why besides being grateful, I wrote this post.

      Many of my readers don’t know some of the great bloggers shared in these posts.

      -Donna
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  18. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Wow, Donna! I’m just about speechless! I really cannot imagine how you must be feeling to see your hard work and giving attitude rewarded on so many levels! It must be overwhelming! But, you truly deserve it!

    I have been out of the blogging scene for awhile now and just coming back into it. I know a few names on the list but it will all come together for me in the near future. I learn so much each time I stop by here and read your posts.

    For example, I went to just one blog post that you mentioned above and it was so powerful! I met some new people, felt a new vibe, got inspired, had some new ideas come into my mind… all just by reading what great bloggers have to say to the rest of us aspiring bloggers!

    I have all the passion and drive I need for my niche, but what I need is guidance to be successful online and networking with like-minded people. Thank you for introducing me to some really fantastic bloggers!

    I so look forward to what comes next! 😉

    Deborah
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Hi Deborah,

      I feel grateful! And that is why I just had to acknowledge these wonderful people on this post.

      I am so glad you visited other blogs and met new people. Yes my friend I can understand that new vibe of yours because these are awesome people to connect with. Keep on engaging with them because you will find so much inspiration.

      This is all part of the “game plan Deborah: (wink) We talked about connecting to others and here you go….some master bloggers!

      -Donna
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  19. Chery Schmidt
    Twitter:
    October 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Hello Donna, What an Amazing article, you are such an amazing person. How cool is that to share with us your readers, about who has shared you with their readers. Sweet!

    As Marquita has stated above I to know most of these bloggers but you can bet since you have mentioned that they mentioned you I am off to check them out..

    Hum that sounded funny HEHE Awesome post my friend! Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

      Hey Chery,

      Glad you enjoyed this post! It is great to know that you are off to check out these bloggers. I’m sure you will make plenty of new friends on their platforms.

      That’s what I like to see..my readers getting to know others and spreading out this great blogging world.

      -Donna
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  20. Kyle Holcomb
    Twitter:
    October 9, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Great blog post, Donna. It was very nice of you to take the time to acknowledge all of those people for their efforts. Actions like that payoff in the long run. Thank you for sharing!

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi Kyle,

      Now all you have to do is start connecting to some of these bloggers lol. I suggest that you bookmark this page to do so later because I know you are so busy changing your blog up right now.

      It was so great to chat with you the other day and I see that you are an eager blogger that will do very well.

      -Donna
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Kyle,

      Yes, sometimes one needs to give credit where credit is due! These are amazing bloggers and I just had to give them a shout out in appreciation!
      -Donna
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  21. Mi Muba
    Twitter:
    October 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi Donna

    May I tell you I am the lucky one to be with you at Nisha Pandey blog and that’s a great honor for me indeed.

    The lengthy list here confirms that fact that you are everywhere in blogosphere; be it a an expert opinion, interview, guest post or authority-based mention. As a matter of fact you deserve more than that.

    But the way you acknolwedged all those who loudly admitted your blogging prowess is itself a wonderful marketing style where you equally did justice with your appreciation.

    It is always good to visit your blog and read your wonderful posts and this is the result of your consistent hard work and extensive research for your each blog post.

    Thanks for sharing your feeling of joy with your blog community and surely I am one of its proud members.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi Mi Muba,

      Many thanks for your kind words. It means a lot to me because I consider you an excellent business man!

      I just had to give recognition for all those who had mentioned me last month. When I noticed my name was just about everywhere, I needed to take the time and honor those who did such wonderful work.

      Plus, it is a good way for my readers, especially my newbies to make connections with these wonderful bloggers.

      -Donna
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  22. Jeevan Jacob John
    Twitter:
    October 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    I do know a few of these folks, others are new to me.

    Need to check them out. Like you mentioned, go out and meet some bloggers 😀

    Plus, I am working on offering writing services…wouldn’t hurt to get more people coming to my blog (who knows, perhaps I might just get a client from these visitors? :D).

    Cheers,

    Jeevan

    (TY for the awesome list, Donna!)

  23. Rachel Lavern
    Twitter:
    October 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    How wonderful and thoughtful of you to take the time to acknowledge and honor the bloggers who have showcased your talent and beauty (of course, I would not expect anything less of you :) )!

    I am only familiar with two of those mentioned–Sherman Smith and Adrienne Smith. I am going to save this page in Pocket so that I can eventually get around to visiting their blogs.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi Rachel,

      One of the main reasons I wanted to do this besides showing my gratefulness, was to introduce my readers to so many super bloggers that I know.

      Taking the time to connect with them would be so beneficial.

      Thanks!

      -Donna
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  24. Deborah Tutnauer
    Twitter:
    October 10, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    I love that you wrote this post Donna!!

    In the time since I’ve seriously begun consistent reading of influencer blogs and commenting, the best recommendations of who to pay attention to have come from other bloggers. That is how I found you!

    Now just from your gracious post, I have more new friends to meet , learn from and share their knowledge with my readers and others. It’s a lovely example of “what goes around comes around”!

    It’s kind of amazing really. We write. We share. We comment, engage, connect, support. An topic or sentence strikes as familiar. We reach out. We move beyond the screen and all of a sudden we are speaking with new friends from across the country or across the world!

    Best to you Donna!
    Warmly,
    Deborah
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

      Hi Deborah,

      Yes, that is how we met and I’m sure glad we did. It is so great that we are “friends” just from someone else’s post…This is how good relationships are made and I’m blessed by meeting you.

      I do recommend you visit these wonderful bloggers and the great lists they have put together. You will meet amazing people.

      Cheers!

      -Donna
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  25. Dee Ann Rice
    Twitter:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Donna,

    I know some of these bloggers but the ones I don’t I am definitely going to check out

    It is so great that we can start a blog, write good content and be recognized for it.

    That is so neat that so many bloggers have recognized you recently. You are doing a great job of blogging.

    I am looking forward to visiting the blogs of those I have not been at yet.

    Thanks for a great post.

    Dee Ann

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

      Hi Dee Ann,

      Glad you stopped by to this post. I wanted my readers to get together and meet each other. Some know some of the bloggers here, but others don’t.

      This is one great way to improve engagement with some of the finest bloggers I know.

      -Donna
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  26. Leena Shah
    Twitter:
    October 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Hi Donna
    First Graet This is great to see myself here. Really, blog commenting is a backbone of blogging. We all met via blog commenting and spreading each other in a great way. Thanks a lot For Sharing me Keep it up :) Like It ,

    Regard
    Leena Shah
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

      Hi Leena,

      Isn’t it great to see all these bloggers and find yourself there too? This is what I wanted to do, share many bloggers so we can all connect.

      And yes, blog commenting is the backbone of our blogs!

      -Donna
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  27. Ravi Chahar
    Twitter:
    October 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    It matters a lot that you take time to thank the bloggers from whom you learnt a lot.
    There is no doubt that all the people you have mentioned here are amazing.

    I have met Adrienne in my starting days. She is the one who knows the real value of sharing.
    Nisha is great in SEO and she is helping her readers through her blog.

    Don is the one who focus on marketing and online business. He guides his readers in a perfect manner.

    Glad to see them here thanked by you.

    Enjoy your weekend.:)

    ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

      Hi Ravi,

      I just had to give thanks to all these amazing bloggers Ravi. Plus many of my readers don’t know them and I wanted them to have a chance to meet them, and hopefully engage with some of them.

      Thank you for stopping by,

      -Donna
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  28. Akaahan Terungwa
    Twitter:
    October 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Hello Donna,

    It’s so kind of you to honor those who have taken time to appreciate you in a very special way…you see, blogging is about building relationships – and reciprocity. By this post, you have shown that you are a true master of this noble art – and science.

    The bloggers you’ve featured here are in themselves great and though I’ve not personally been previously acquainted with all of them, I’ve already hoped over to the new names and made awesome connections.

    Do have a very great day!

    Always,
    Terungwa
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

      Hi Akaahan,

      I have a saying I live by and it is “It is by giving that we receive” Simple Hugh? But it is so true.

      When I realized that I was in many blog post in one month I just had to give thanks to those amazing bloggers I am so grateful for.

      Now, all my readers get a chance to meet them and those they share. It is good to know you went over to some of the bloggers that are new to you.

      -Donna
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      • Akaahan Terungwa
        Twitter:
        October 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

        Hi Donna,

        I love the saying you live by: “It’s by giving that we receive”. It is quite simple (like all great things) but yet strikingly effective (as your blog and the success of this post show).

        Never stop living by it, Donna. You’ve certainly taught me something classical – and completely new today!

        Do have a supercharged week ahead!

        Always,
        Terungwa
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        • Donna Merrill
          Twitter:
          October 20, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

          Hi Akaahan,

          Thanks for letting me know that I’ve taught you something new! I love that kind of feedback because it makes me feel like I’m doing my job!

          Yes I sure do live by this saying not only in thought, but in action too.

          -Donna
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  29. Sherman Smith October 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    You have compiled a great list of bloggers here. I know most of them and I must say those blogs that I have visited gave much valuable information that has actually helped me a lot in my blogging journey!

    But you know what Donna? There’s a great reason why you have been featured and mentioned in these blogs. You, yourself give a lot of value, support, and direction from the content you write and the videos and also you are very active on facebook, building relationships with other bloggers who are in similar niches. You definitely practice what you preach!

    I really appreciate that you added me to this list of great bloggers. If you added me, then I must be doing something right LOL…. But I really like the growth I see with all the bloggers I know as well as myself. Let’s keep engaging and pushing each other so that we can accomplish our goals!

    Thanks Donna for being you and I hope you’re having a great weekend!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      Hi Sherman,

      It was a pleasure to add you! I compiled this list so everyone could benefit from finding new blogging buddies.

      We are all here for one purpose…to help one another, by learning, sharing, and making great relationships.

      I’ve known you a while now Sherman and I see the growth of your blog. This only makes me so happy!

      Thanks for your kind words and yes, if I didn’t practice what I preach, what good would I be for others? :)

      Yes, lets keep on engaging and pushing each other so that we can all accomplish our goals. This is what I just love about the blogging community!

      -Donna
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  30. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    Twitter:
    October 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi Donne ,
    Nice of you to to introduce all this
    amazing bloggers .I know Sherman
    and like to read his posts. No wonder
    that you are featured as well .
    You do a awesome job and I am
    happy to be in such good company .
    You are a good example ,that giving
    does not take away ,it gives back.
    Thank you for this
    Erika
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      Hi Erika,

      You said it in a nutshell: giving does not take away, it gives back! That is one thing I do live by. I am getting so much joy seeing my readers get to know new people from this post.

      It is well deserved! And I am grateful for all those who had mentioned me last month.

      -Donna
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  31. Ryan Biddulph
    Twitter:
    October 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Wow, congrats! You’re popping up all over the place my friend, and for good reason. You’re as skilled a networker and value provider as I’ve met online because you know how to meld the 2, beautifully. I’m finding that balance myself, still, as I’ve just published another eBook in the last 2 hours – #5 – and still network freely, and publish 2 long form, in-depth posts weekly. I’m finding more balance between it all while still being a world traveler, doing neat stuff here in Fiji, and wherever I happen to be that month.

    Agreed 100%. Commenting on blogs, promoting others through sharing their content and simply featuring others is such a fool proof way to be featured on sites. Whatever you give freely, you get, and you’ll keep on getting in exact proportion to how freely you give. Using the same techniques you’ve noted Donna I was featured in some way, shape or form on 40 plus blogs in 12 weeks. It’s been a whirlwind tour but it’s really simple for anybody to nail down some features. Be authentic, write simple, practical, inspired content and promote the stuffing out of your friends. This is the secret to being all over the place.

    I’ve seen you featured on a few of the blogs noted above, but need to hop into the other posts. Jackson’s looks so intriguing because he’s noted so many blogging big wigs, folks who’re the creme de la creme of many blogging niches. I can honestly say that freely promoting others and helping them out by posting in-depth comments on their blogs, has helped me retire to a life of island hopping, more than just about any marketing strategy. Keep giving and the getting becomes easier and easier.

    Thanks so much Donna, inspired to see you networking like e champ. Tweeting soon, and signing off from Savusavu, Fiji.

    Ryan
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Book #5 already? I cannot keep up with you lol. Yes, I’ve seen you all over the place these days and sure glad that you are being recognized for your incredible work.

      You are a “giver” first and foremost and you do give freely without expectations. This is exactly why it is all coming back to you Ryan.

      Oh Yes, Jackson is amazing! Glad you will be visiting him. But you are amazing too, blogging from Fiji.

      You are an inspiration to many people that they too can live that laptop lifestyle like we do. Live anywhere, be free!

      Thanks Ryan!

      -Donna
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  32. Atish Ranjan October 12, 2014 at 3:17 am #

    Most of them are well known to me but few are new. I have to go and check them out. Nice resource you have shared here Donna.
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  33. Willena Flewelling
    Twitter:
    October 12, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    Donna, you know you’re doing something right when you get such wonderful reviews on others’ blogs! And no wonder — you are an awesome teacher! :) Thanks for the suggestions for some great reading.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi Willena,

      Thanks for your kind words. I know you are so busy with your “challenge” you are focusing on now, but bookmark this page because there are so many people you would love to get to know.

      -Donna
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  34. Andy Lockhart
    Twitter:
    October 12, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Donna

    This is a great post, not only are you sharing and helping to promote these folks blogs you are thanking them for their kind words about you. Great reciprocity and everybody gets a benefit, truly leading by example Donna.

    Thanks

    Andy
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

      Hi Andy,

      Thank you! It is all about reciprocity isn’t it? It’s a win win for all. Especially for those of my readers who don’t know some of these kind people and are seeking to make connections with fantastic bloggers!

      -Donna
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  35. Elise Cohen Ho
    Twitter:
    October 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    Thank you for amazing resources and for sharing so freely of yourself. You are appreciated.
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  36. Sarah Arrow
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    It’s great to see you getting the recognition that you deserve. Thanks for sharing the resources, I’m just going to take a look and bookmark some to come back and read later.
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  37. Moumita Ghosh
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Hello Donna,

    I am happy to see some outstanding bloggers on one platform. You are also an efficient blogger and these testimonials, proof this once again. I really appreciate your this outstanding blog. Thanks for creating this and sharing this wonderful article.
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  38. Di
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I loved this blog, But first. A huge congratulations for recognised as being one of our greatest renowned bloggers.. I trust you are chuffed with yourself. and so you should be!

    I especially loved this blog today as I realised that I’m so focussed on my exciting new internet business as a whole that I haven’t taken the time to lift my head and acknowledge , give back, and generally contribute to this AMAZING blogging community.

    I want to truly say thank you for all your support Donna and I also want to say how gifted you are in expressing your message. I only hope I can deliver my messages as clearly and impactful as you do Donna, and that people hopefully will feel the support from me like they do from you.

    You are a true inspiration.

    Thankyou

    Di
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Hi Di,

      I appreciate your kind words! Yes, we have to give back. Whenever someone will mention me, I have to give recognition to that person.

      This month, I found myself in many places. I was humbled and honored. So I just had to put this together to thank these great bloggers.

      Also, for my readers who don’t know everyone here. It is a great way to start the engagement process for others.

      -Donna
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  39. Erik Emanuelli
    Twitter:
    October 13, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Donna,
    what a great way to thank people, mentioning them in a fantastic blog post.
    You gave me the opportunity to connect with the bloggers listed I don’t know yet.

    I recently commented on Adrienne latest blog post, about the power of reciprocity.
    This is a great example! :-)

    Thank you!
    And have an awesome week!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi Erik,

      Thank you for letting me know that you have connected with bloggers you haven’t met yet.

      This is what I wanted for my readers, to engage with others. It is all about engagement and reciprocity!

      Have a great week ahead,

      -Donna
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  40. Neamat Tawadrous
    Twitter:
    October 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I am really surprised as I visited your blog last week several times to comment and I didn’t see any post until I visited Don’s blog now which led me to this post. Sorry, but that is exactly what happened.

    Great blog post, Donna. That’s really very nice of you to take the time to acknowledge all of those people for their efforts. This showس how your hard work and your consistency in building the relationships with those bloggers payoff and they are know paying it forward to you.

    I know some of these amazing bloggers but this is a great opportunity to go and visit those that I don’t know and this is very encouraging Donna to know that the hard work and the commenting on other blogs goes a long way.

    Thanks Donna for sharing, it was really encouraging to me!! Have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      Hi Neamat,

      Now that’s strange…I wonder why you couldn’t get into my blog …. Maybe it was during the times I was working in the back end? Who knows?

      Anyway, I’m glad you made it here and seen some amazing bloggers to connect with. That was one of the reasons, besides being so grateful that I wrote this post.

      I wanted to give my readers a chance to reach out to other amazing people.

      -Donna
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  41. Carol Amato
    Twitter:
    October 16, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    Hi, Donna!

    A bit tardy, but didn’t want to miss out on this awesome party you have going on here! Please pass the salsa for my nachos! 😉

    Wow! What super duper folks you’ve highlighted, and it’s so refreshing to see a gratitude attitude!

    I think it’s wonderful that you’re being referenced all over the place, and rightly so! I think it’s awesome to have recognition because a lot of younger bloggers are looking for someone to guide them, and this is a great way for the spotlight to fall on someone worthy.

    I regret not starting a list earlier to keep a reference of the links and people who have mentioned me up to this point, so that I can properly thank them in a full blog post. I have a list now, so better late than never, huh?

    I know pretty much everyone in the list, pretty well in fact, except for Jeff – I know of him, I have not personally built a relationship with him like I have the others.

    This is a great article, Donna, and thanks for sharing. :-)

    Talk to you soon,
    – Carol
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      Hi Carol,

      Here are the nachos and margaritas!

      When I seen myself all over the place during a one month period I had to just stop what I was doing and create a post of thanks to these wonderful bloggers.

      I do keep a list, if someone mentions me on their blog, so I can thank them. During this month, it was so crazy that I put them all together for a big shout out party!

      Plus, I do have many readers who don’t run in these circles and wanted them to get to know each other.

      I had great feedback from some of my readers who want to get to know other bloggers!

      Thanks for coming by and the nachos are in the frig!

      -Donna
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  42. Mustafa Gaziani
    Twitter:
    October 18, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for sharing amazing bloggers. I just visited some of the bloggers blog you’d mentioned. Without any hesitation or delay I quickly agree with you that they are very friendly in nature.

    After all I’ve found one amazing blogger here and that is you :) I’ll mention you on my blog too.
    Thanks for being friendly with us.

    Hope you’re having a good month.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      Hi Mustafa,

      It is good to know that you had visited some of these amazing bloggers. That’s what I wanted to do…introduce my readers to them.

      Thanks so much for your kind words,

      -Donna
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  43. Lisa
    Twitter:
    October 18, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Donna, those are some great picks! I do not know Jeff Sollee, I’ll have to check his blog out. I just met Don and he’s wonderful, I’ve learned some things already reading his blog. Jackson is new to me too as well as Andrew Warner. Of course I know Adrienne, Sue Price and Sherman as I’ve been following them for years. I’ve learned so much from them too. I like posts like this so I catch up on my reading some great posts as I’ve been behind the past month or so.
    Thanks for sharing Donna and enjoy your weekend!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

      Hi Lisa,

      I am so glad you enjoyed this post. Besides shouting out my gratitude toward them, I wanted my readers to get to know them.

      I’m sure you will make great connections!

      -Donna
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  44. Oloyede Jamiu October 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Hey Dona,

    This is my first time on your blog.

    I love reading this.

    I will share this on social media.

    Thanks

  45. Gurwinder Singh Bhinder
    Twitter:
    October 22, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Firstly my heartiest congratulations on getting the recognition that you well deserve. :)

    Moreover, it’s great to meet some new faces in the blogosphere. I guess it’s time for me to checkout their blogs and see what they are posting.

    Cheers
    Gurwinder Singh Bhinder
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      November 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Hi Gurwinder,

      Welcome to my blog. I have no doubt that you will find some great people to connect with that are mentioned here. Even in their comment sections, there are plenty of great bloggers and marketers you can meet.

      Thank you so much for your visit,

      -Donna
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  46. Jacs Henderson
    Twitter:
    October 26, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    What a fantastic testimonial Donna, to you, and to all your featured bloggers who have show-cased you and your Blogging Magic.

    You always write amazingly intuitive content which is an absolute pleasure to read, and it is always thought provoking and very valuable…

    so you deserve to be popping up all over!!

    You have some very good fans above, and I love your thought to thank them, by mentioning them above…

    Generous for then, and for us to see their work :)

    Thank you!

    Jacs
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      October 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

      Hi Jacs,

      So glad you enjoyed this post! Sometimes you just have to shout out a big thank you for all the people who have kindly mentioned you in their blogs.

      I also wanted my readers that don’t know these folks to get to know them because they are great pro-bloggers!

      As bloggers, we need to connect to as many people as we can that provide good quality and here they are! :)

      Thanks again Jacs!

      -Donna
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