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7 Great Blog Posts August 2015

 7 Great Blog Posts August 2015As a blogger, I read multiple blogs each day.  These 7 great blog posts from August 2015 that I’ve found to be of great value and want to share them with you here.

You see, as I read, I keep a sort of a cheat sheet for future reference.  It’s nothing elaborate.  I simply keep a document opened on my desktop.  As I come across articles that in one way or another have caused a shift in my thinking on a topic, I jot them down.

As a blogger, I’m always interested in marketing.  As a marketer, I seek out everything from self help to expert blogging techniques, which always leads back to marketing.

I search for things to help guide my way, I jot them down, and every so often, I share my private little findings with you!

Each and every day there are opportunities to grow through learning.  I always like to say “Learning is Earning!”  These 7 blog posts have sure helped shed some light into my life and onto my business this month of August.  They are sure to do the same for you.

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This is what I love best about the blogging world.  As we read multiple blogs, we not only get fresh perspective, but new and current ways to grow our business.

This is why I put together 7 blog posts that have touched my own mind/body/spirit this month.

I’ll start with the first 3 blogs posts that have given me some mind-shift moments.  I’m sure they will benefit you, too.

Ikechi Awazie: 

I was so moved by Ikechi’s post.  A mind-shift moment occurred for me when I realized that I’m not sharing enough of my story.

http://www.awazieikechi.com/why-your-story-will-always-be-a-bestseller/

ikechi

Atish Ranjan: 

Atish has introduced me to a wonderful person I knew nothing about…  APJ Abdul Kalam.  I was so inspired by this post, that I ordered the book before I left a comment.  As I read this book, I am inspired even further.  Thank you, Atish  

http://www.techtricksworld.com/apj-abdul-kalam/

Atish

Marquita Herald:

Marquita has hit a cord in all of our lives because either we or someone we know has at one time or another been crippled by “worry.”  Marquita always has ways to help us achieve our best emotional balance, and her discussion of dealing with worry does exactly that.  

http://www.emotionallyresilientliving.com/is-worry-creating-needless-drama-in-your-life

marty

Bloggers are continually facing steep learning curves, and other bloggers can help out here. It’s one of the great benefits of following others.  These next 4 blog posts are chock full of helpful information and strategies to help us become better at what we do.

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Adrienne Smith

Adrienne wrote a great post this month on how to achieve massive success on your blog.  Now just look at her track record and all the comments she gets all the time.  This a must read for any serious blogger.  

http://www.adriennesmith.net/how-to-massive-success-blog/

adrienne

Sherman Smith:

Sherman gives some great insight (and a cool  infographic) into how we can drive more traffic to our blogs.  You’re certain to uncover some real gems, here, regarding one of the most important challenges facing every blogger. 

http://www.shermansmithblog.com/blog-traffic-generation-strategies/

sherman

Enstine Muki:

Enstine has written a great post and made it so simple to put into action on how to market yourself online.  No hype… just a great infographic with accompanying guide to follow.   It’s direct, short and simple,  and has many great take-aways. 

http://enstinemuki.com/how-to-market-yourself-online/

enstine

Carol Amato:

This month, Carol Amato has featured Andrew Warner as a guest on her blog. I thank you Carol for having Andrew here to share this amazing post of how to transform yourself from a virtual nobody into a well known blogger.  It’s a great, step by step tutorial on how to become a star guest blogger, and grab some headlines for yourself in the process.  

http://www.carolamato.com/how-to-transform-yourself-from-a-virtual-nobody-to-a-well-known-blogger

carol

So my friends, those are 7 great blog posts from August 2015 that I’d like you to check out.  Keep close tabs on what other leading bloggers are doing.  It will keep you up to date, motivated and armed with strategies and knowledge that will have you leaping steep learning curves in a single bound.

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How do you like my August reading list?

What are some of your favorites, here?

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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89 Responses to 7 Great Blog Posts August 2015

  1. Mark
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Thanks for sharing such an awesome round up Donna!

    While some of these bloggers are definitely knew to me,
    I’m definitely looking forward to checking them out!

    Others are your usual top bloggers/marketers as to be expected!

    Several of which are among my personal favorites as well,
    because I too frequent their blogs and love studying and sharing
    their extremely valuable content as well!

    I kinda of have a daily or weekly routine of various influential bloggers/marketers that
    I definitely make it my business to look in on at least once per week.

    And of course yours is definitely on that list as well!

    Thanks Coach, I always get value whenever I stop by here!LOL!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      First I would like to thank you for your kind words. I do see you around some of these blogs all the time because these are great people!

      The ones you don’t know…check out because I know you will find so much value especially because of the posts I hand picked.

      -Donna
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  2. Brenda Lee
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    August 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Love the list, Donna and thank you for sharing it with us. There are a few I missed so I just read them and shared. These are inspirational posts in one way or another. These people have put themselves out there, shared, and live to tell it over and over again. Truly inspiring. Thanks Donna! Happy Monday!
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  3. Adrienne
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    August 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    It’s amazing just how much awesome content is out there isn’t it? I’m blessed and so are you to have met so many wonderfully talented bloggers who continue to always provide such a wealth of information for us to learn and of course grow.

    You’ve got a great list of content to share with us and I’ve read a few of these but not all. That’s what I love about roundup posts because I probably miss a LOT of great content I only wish I had run across so thank you for that Donna.

    Oh and a big fat thank you for including one of my posts as well. We both are on the same path, helping people learn to succeed. There is so much horrible advice still online today enticing people into thinking they can do this the fast or quick way. We know better but when you take your time and do this for the right reasons along with being consistent with your action steps then I believe this journey will be so worth it and appreciated even more by the time you reach your goals.

    Thank you so much for continuing to add so much value to the blogosphere Donna and for being someone I continue to admire and look up to. Oh and let’s not forget, I’m able to call you my friend.

    You have a glorious week my dear and thanks again.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

      Hi Adrienne,

      I love round up posts and always look forward to your “Magical Mondays” so I can meet some people I’ve never connected with.

      There is so much great content out there, I wish I could have listed ever post I’ve read…but one day maybe I’ll do that lol.

      Yes, my friend, we are on the same path and anytime we share a post or a round up it is because we value the content and want to share more with others. We sure shout out that one must take their time, be clear and consistent because both of us know the deal…it takes time!

      I admire and look up to you too my friend.. yes we are good friends lol.

      Enjoy your week,

      -Donna
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  4. Atish Ranjan August 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    I am overwhelmed to see my blog post featured on your blog, Donna. Means a lot. I will check other posts too. I am glad to know that you have read that book as well. He was a person full of inspiration.

    I love these types of round-up articles.

    Thank you.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Atish,

      I am so grateful to you for introducing me to such a great man whom I never knew. I did read this book and it is on my coffee table for all to pick up and get some inspiration. Since I read that post you published I have Googled and found out so much about this great man.

      Many thanks and I hope you enjoy the others I’ve listed here.

      -Donna
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  5. Philip Verghese Ariel
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    August 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    August is indeed a hectic month for me and i missed most of it mentioned here except Atish Ranjan’s story of a famous personality called APJ The former President of India. Of course, any Indian can speak volume about him. Of course I too posted a small note a tribute to this loving and adorable personality and connected Atish link to it. Thanks for your visit and feedback too.
    As I mentioned in our PM I am still in that mentioned assignment and will be free by this weekend. I am sorry, I missed a lot here, sure will come back to check.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful shares, i will be visiting them shortly.
    May you have a great week ahead
    Best
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      Hi Philip,

      Yes, I remember when you wrote about APJ The former President of India also. You and Atish have given me so much knowledge about him.

      I also am so grateful that you interviewed me this month. I still have people coming into that interview and it is such a pleasure to connect and engage with everyone.

      I know you have your hands full right now and looking forward to your big return when you can get back in full action.

      Thanks again!

      -Donna
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  6. Carol Amato
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi, Donna,

    First of all, thank you so much for featuring Andrew’s article published on my blog – super choice there, even if I do say so myself. LOL Andrew delivered massive value. When we were determining what he could share, I was two thumbs up for him sharing exactly how he landed those guest post spots on the sites of leaders in our industry… Super to have something this valuable step-by-step…and not just theory so that it is easily replicated. Actually could have labeled it a case study…

    Oh Wow, loved the other posts you’ve featured. The titles are so exciting, and there are a few I have not seen yet. I need to check out Ikechi’s article – will be doing that in the next few days. And not sure I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Marquita. . . Although what awesome practical advice this appears to be – will definitely be checking out her site.

    Loved Adrienne’s article and don’t know how I missed Sherman’s post, especially because I simply love infographics – I’m such a visual learner.

    Thanks again for the kind mention, and hope your week is starting off with a bang – what was that about a beach hangover? LOL

    Talk soon,
    ˜Carol Amato 😀
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Hi Carol,

      Your post featuring Andrew was one of my favorites this month. I just loved it and thank you for putting that all together.

      I’m so glad you can meet Marquita. I have been her blogging buddy for years now and every week she has some wise words of wisdom that makes me think and even relaxes me. A good choice to visit.

      Ikechi’s article will surely enlighten you….It has for me. Sherman’s post was so great…simple smart and so easy to follow. That’s what I loved about that one.

      You are so welcome and the answer to your question of my beach hangover: I spent too much time hanging out at the beach that it took so much discipline to get back online. I live a mile away from it and savoring every warm day I can before the snow. he he he

      -Donna
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  7. Marquita Herald
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    August 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    What a wonderful surprise to wake up to! Thank you so much Donna, I’m truly honored to be included in your month of great blog posts! I’m familiar with several of the bloggers featured, but Ikechi Awazie is – or was – new to me. I also found his post inspiring so I’ve added him to my Feedly so I can read more of his posts. Thanks for that, for your support, and for being one of my top picks for favorite bloggers!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      August 25, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      As you know I’m an avid reader of your blog. You always have great “self help” issues that I can actually put into action every week. And as I read you are making me a stronger person.

      Oh I am so glad you connected to Ikechi. He is wonderful and I’m sure you two will become great blogging friends.

      -Donna
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  8. Sylviane Nuccio
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for sharing those great blog posts.

    My blog post reading has suffered greatly lately and I will have to get back on track soon. In the meantime, thanks so much for doing the hard work for us.

    Have a wonderful rest of the day.
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  9. Enstine Muki
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    August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    What a wonderful collection Donna and I’m excited to be on the list 😉

    I was fortunate to have read 6 of these posts in August. I however was not chanced to comment on all of them. Maybe it’s time for me to go back to them and leave a comment 😉

    I also will have to go check out Atish’s post just after this comment.

    The beauty with such collections is that it helps enrich our knowledge on things we might have missed.

    Time now for me to go to Atish and thanks again for making me part of this excellent collection
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  10. Moumita Ghosh
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    August 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    Hello Donna mam,

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post where we can find some awesome post in August 2015. I have read Atish’s Blog post about Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Enstine Muki’s post “5 ways to market youself online!”. I have got know more awesome and useful post from this content. I appreciate your effort.

    Thanks & regards,

    Moumita Ghosh
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  11. Stella Chiu
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Hi, Donna

    Thanks for this round up post which included 7 a-list bloggers in different discipline. They are not new to me.. I read their posts every week. because they offer many good articles.
    Wonderful, this time I can read 7 posts in one setting.
    Thanks!

    Stella
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  12. Shann Eva
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    August 24, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Great round up of posts! I’m afraid to say I haven’t read any of them yet, so I have a lot more reading to do. I generally read a lot of posts a day too, but these ones look like they’ll be really helpful to m. Thank you for sharing!
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  13. Emi
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    What a wonderful post Donna,
    Love the strategy behind it :)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Emi
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  14. Jane
    Twitter:
    August 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    Thanks for the wonderful round up and as Adrienne says, there is so much awesome content out there too (I usually say this the other way – there is so much mediocre information out there).

    Thanks for find the gems for us. I’ve read some of these posts – a couple of them await my read on this list. I will check them out.

    I’m happy you have some nice relationships built :) And I’m happy to have known you Donna.

    Have an awesome week!

    Cheers,
    Jane.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

      Hi Jane,

      Love your response lol. Yes there IS so much mediocre information out there. That’s the one’s I skip lol.

      I sure am happy to have known you too Jane and I’m sure the people that you have missed will please you with great content. Plus it is a great way to engage with new people.

      Have a wonderful week ahead.

      -Donna
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  15. Chioma Anozie
    Twitter:
    August 25, 2015 at 4:49 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Great roundup. I have read many of these posts like the articles from Enstine, Adrienne, Sherman, Andrew and I loved them. That’s is why I know I will enjoy the rest that skipped my notice.

    Ikechi always encourages me in his blog posts and I definitely can’t wait to dig into his.

    There is so much awesome stuff online that sometimes, it is hard to keep up with it all. But roundups like these point you in the right direction and draws your attention to articles you might have missed.

    Thanks for sharing these. I hope you are doing great :) ?
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Chioma,

      Good to know you enjoyed this round up and also know many of the people here that I have shared. The one’s you are not familiar with I’m sure you will enjoy.

      I like round ups too because it gives me a chance not to miss a beat and also to be introduced to new people I can engage with.

      Doing great at this end, hope you are too!

      -Donna
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  16. Ravi Chahar
    Twitter:
    August 25, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Glad to come back after a long time.:)

    We all read many posts each day but may find one as helpful. You have added some great articles at top. We all know about Adrienne as how she writes her articles? She is an amazing writer, bloggers, internet marketer, motivator.

    Enstine has focused on the problems of people who ask questions to him related to other topics who are not in the range of him. he insisted bloggers to write for solving other’s problems.

    Carol is also a great writer. She bring new things to us.
    Thanks for the list.
    Have a nice day.
    ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 26, 2015 at 11:40 am #

      Hi Ravi,

      Indeed, we do read so many posts per day. This is why I just love being a blogger. There is always something to learn from others. And then the engagement process happens..we visit and we sometimes become real friends. Like Adrienne and I have become.

      I know we run with the same bloggers, but the ones I’ve added on top I know you will find interesting. They are great bloggers and people and wonderful motivators.

      -Donna
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  17. Chery Schmidt
    Twitter:
    August 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    Hello Donna, What an Awesome list of bloggers, I have visited and read most of them and do agree with you they are all filled with great value. I will make a point to visit the rest later today.

    I to love blog hopping and am going to take your suggestion and keep track of the blogs I visit this week and to also categorize them. How Fun. Perhaps I will share a round up one of these days. as I sure do enjoy them.

    Great share Girl!
    Thanks Chery :))
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  18. Mi Muba
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    August 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi Donna

    Wonderful monthly roundup and I am lucky to have read all of them and much impressed to read all of them.

    Your choice is awesome as a few of them have already sent ripples in blogosphere and I am watching their resharing everywhere on social media.

    Generally people take it quite easy to create a roundup post but in my point of view it is heck of the task. The issue is not to include what but the big challenge is to skip what as we see several awesome posts every week on blogosphere that becomes talk of the town.

    Making a good mix of posts on different topics with writers of both senior and a little lesser senior can make the wonderful roundup as you did here.

    Guest post of Andrew on Carol’s blog created a lot of buzz and many people are talking about it on social media and this is because of the awesomeness of the topic and its magnetic headline is really impressive.

    Who doesn’t want massive success in his field and in blogging people mostly believe in “sky is the limit” to make big success. So Adrienne is very spot-on sharing this post for those who want to make success as their forte.

    Ikechi, Atish, Marquita, Sherman and Enstine equally rock by sharing their awesome posts which you referred here to endorse the widespread applause they have earned because of these posts.

    Thanks a lot for sharing and have a great rest of the week.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 26, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Hi Mi,

      Thank you so much for adding value to this post with your comment. Yes, it takes some time to pick a few bloggers that have a variety of topics to put in a post. I want to do this at month’s end. From new bloggers to seasoned ones.

      Also people that have different topics so that my readers can resonate with on all levels. Each blogger here brings to the table different topics.

      That guest post of Andrew on Carol’s blog did create a large buzz on social media.

      Good to know you have enjoyed them!

      -Donna
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  19. Dana
    Twitter:
    August 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I can certainly chime in and agree about Adrienne and Sherman.
    They are both perfect examples of how to inspire their readers while keeping a personal tone to their writing.

    I’m getting back into the swing of things, and will make it a point to check out the other bloggers you have listed here. In fact, I already have Marquita’s post up – as I know about the unpleasant and ill effects that worry can have on us.

    Thank-you for the list. Posts like this one are are an excellent tool for referrals.
    Enjoy your week :)
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 26, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Dana,

      I love to read posts like this so why not do it myself lol. I picked different topics so that my readers could resonate with them.

      It is a good way to find bloggers that one may not be familiar with and it is all about spreading the love lol.

      As soon as you get back to the swing of things, I’m certain that you won’t be disappointed following the above bloggers.

      -Donna
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  20. Lea Bullen
    Twitter:
    August 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Very interesting list you complied here. Although I didn’t get a chance to read all of them they have definitely sparked my interest.

    I did have the opportunity to read Ikechi’s post and found it to be very inspirational. Like the reminded that everyone needs every now and then.

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Enjoy the evening.

    ~Lea
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 26, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      Hi Lea,

      It is good to know that these blog posts have sparked your interest. When you do get a chance, give them a look and I’m sure you will be happy to connect with them.

      Ikechi’s post inspired me so much too. Talk about inspiration…Marquita is my go to gal also. Each week, she gives such great content that it makes my wheels spin in my head.

      -Donna
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  21. Dan Ewah
    Twitter:
    August 26, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    Hi Donna,

    What an awesome post you’ve got here and a big THANK YOU for sharing these fine bloggers on your blog.

    I know a couple of them; I know Enstine Muki, Carl Amato, Adrienne Smith and Sherman Smith.

    I’ll be sure to check out the other 3 I don’t already know.

    Thanks again
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  22. Joy Healey
    Twitter:
    August 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi Donna

    What a great selection of posts. I really appreciated Ikechi’s post because as you know I’ve had some rough months this and last year and sharing my story with my blogging friends helped me through it all. Everyone was so tolerant and supportive when my blog became “personal” rather than “informational”. I think it would have disappeared without that.

    And of course you’ve picked out many of my other favorite bloggers that I’ve rather neglected of late. Smacked wrists for me and thanks for the reminders.

    Joy
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi Joy,

      I can understand how Ikechi’s post has helped you out. Yes, you have undergone changes and we all were here to support you. You aren’t alone my friend. We all go through changes, but with the support of others, we can get by.

      No Smacked Wrists here Joy…you have been so busy, especially with your family. Hey it’s August…everyone is taking some time off. lol

      Be well,

      -Donna
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  23. Corina Ramos
    Twitter:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Wow you have a great list! I’ve read Adrienne’s and Carol’s but I haven’t read the others…they sure do like great posts to read. I’ll be bookmarking these to read later today.

    Thanks for this great list! Hope you’re having a great week.

    Cori
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  24. ikechi
    Twitter:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Hi Donna

    Look at me so late to this awesome community. I shared the post and thought I made a comment. I guess it is my bad network.

    First thank you Donna for the mention. You have always inspired me with your awesome comments and heart warming support.

    I have read the other posts by Sherman, Enstine, Atish, Adrienne, Andrew ….Oh they are so grand.

    Thanks Donna for this round up post. Take Care
    ikechi recently posted..Why Your Story Will Always be a BestsellerMy Profile

  25. Anant Patel
    Twitter:
    August 27, 2015 at 2:13 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I follow Ikechi, Adrienne, Sherman, Enstine and Carol Amato blog frequently. All are expert and experienced writer in their niche. I learn lots of trick from their blog post and get inspiration for blogging. Great to see you all of them in your blog post together.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day

    -Anant
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  26. Kim Willis
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    August 27, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    A roundup post – what a great idea – thanks for doing it Donna. I ‘know’ all of the folk featured except Ikechi Awazie. His post is powerful. People love stories and what better story to tell than your own? As an aside when I give my email subscribers more of my self and share my journey I always seem to get more responses than when I just send an email about marketing tips etc.

    Thanks for this roundup, Donna. I appreciate it

    Kim

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

      Hi Kim,

      So good to know you have met Ikechi. He is not only a great blogger and can tell a story quite well, but a go giver. If I ever needed someone in a pinch to take care of my blog he will be there. Ahhh the beauty of having blogging buddies.

      Telling a story is one of the best ways to reach out and communicate to others…everyone loves a story!

      -Donna
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  27. Sue Bride
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    August 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    LIke Ikechi, I read this post and thought I’d left a comment. Now I realize that you’d introduced such good blogs that I went off and did a lot of reading and didn’t come back.

    Thanks Donna, I’ve discovered some blogs that are new to me. I’ll add them to Feedly and keep up with their posts.
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  28. Don Purdum
    Twitter:
    August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Really nice roundup. With the last month being so hectic with moving and family in town, combined with internet connection issues, I missed a few of these.

    Thanks so much for sharing them!

    Have an awesome end to your week.

    ~ Don Purdum
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 29, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Hi Don,

      I could only imagine how hectic last month was for you. I too have family in town and it is difficult to keep up things. But you also had a move and those internet connection issues (that always seem to come with moving)

      But we are all here and know your situation. When you get your internet going and family leaves, we are here for you.

      -Donna
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  29. Ryan Biddulph
    Twitter:
    August 27, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Looks like some real winners here!

    I am SO behind on reading because I have been writing and publishing an eBook daily. Between that and converting a few books to audio and paperback I have 158 books all together on Amazon. Now it’s time for some networking! I will read and share these bad boys now.

    Thanks so much for taking your time to curate these posts Donna, and have a fab weekend :)

    Ryan

    PS….I spent last night in your old borough. My good friend Shannon Hernandez – The Writing Whisperer – had Kelli and I over for dinner in Park Slope 😉
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 29, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      Hi Ryan,

      I can see you pumping out those books like crazy! Good for you my friend. Now in paperback? That’s what I love!!!

      So you were in my old stomping grounds? So much fun to be in Park Slope these days. The restaurants are Fab! Good to know you met up with a good friend. Have fun in “State side”

      -Donna
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  30. Nataly Auger
    Twitter:
    August 29, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Hi Donna,

    What a great list of blog posts you put together here! I’m sure that I will have a great selection of posts to read because this is a list of amazing bloggers. I already know a few of them (Adrienne, Carol and Enstine) and I can’t wait to discover the others.

    Thanks for sharing this with us! Have a great weekend! :)
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  31. Barrie Evans
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    August 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Great stuff Donna. And a great idea to share posts that you think have value not only to you, but to others as well.
    Thanks a lot for this.
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  32. Sherman Smith August 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    What a great list of bloggers and topics.

    I feel honored to be included with this list and I can see why you hold these dear. I’ve read Carol Amato/Andrew Warners, Adriennes, Enstines, and Ikechie. They have some packed knowledge as well as some encouraging words to keep your afloat and to have more confidence in yourself!

    I haven’t read Atish’s or Marquita’s posts just yet. I will put them on a list of posts to read this weekend. I really like roundup posts like this which gives me some exposure to content I’ve overlooked or new bloggers I haven’t encountered just yet!

    Thanks for sharing and including my blog post! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Hi Sherman,

      I had to include that blog post Sherman because it really hit me. I just knew my readers would love it too. This is why I included it in this round up.

      I am sure you will enjoy Marquita and Atish’s posts. Meanwhile….have yourself a good weekend my friend.

      -Donna
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  33. Joan Harrington
    Twitter:
    August 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Donna!

    What a fantastic list of bloggers!!! I am with you with how fantastic and valuable their content is and how easy it is to implement! For us bloggers, finding other people in our niche is so important as it gives us better insights into what we can improve or tweak to what is working :)

    Thanks for sharing my friend!!
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  34. Kathryn Maclean
    Twitter:
    August 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    Great value indeed Donna,
    I was glad to see that you keep a cheat sheet for reference.
    I do this as well. I read so many articles now that this is the
    only way I can keep things straight.
    Wonderful roundup of articles. I have read and comments on
    some, but not all. I will be interested to read the ones I missed.
    Then there are all the many comments to read as well.
    It is taking me much longer to do my rounds with the blog rotator
    because I find such interesting reading. Have saved this url for
    reading of course!
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Kathryn,

      Yes, keeping a cheat sheet is wise. When I find a blog that really moves me and think of how it would benefit my readers, I keep it on a document. Then when doing a “round up” like this, my readers can get to know other people.

      It’s like being our own Google lol. We keep visiting new bloggers and before you know it we have a long list of people to follow and share.

      -Donna
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  35. David Merrill 101
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    These certainly are some top bloggers, Donna.

    I know of most of them, but I like the way you categorized them, and it’s good to get a bookmark of their most current posts.

    This helps me locate their current blogs quickly and easily.

    I like, too, the way you gave a short description of each post. It helps me see which ones are most useful for my immediate needs, which ones focus on marketing strategies, and which ones help yo make a bigger “mind shift” in your business.

    Very helpful guide for August.

    Thanks for cutting down my research time and giving me fast access links to some great blog posts.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      Hi David,

      I like to put a short description so that it is easy for my readers to pick and choose who to visit. There are some that will visit all, and then there are some that want to stick to their own niche.

      This is why I put an array of bloggers here.

      Your welcome for cutting down your research!

      -Donna
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  36. Andrew
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Hey Donna,

    So grateful that you included the post I did for Carol as one of the great posts for the month. Thank you.

    As for the others, I have read a lot of them, but not all. I’m very anxious to check out the post by Ikechi. That title by itself really captivated me and I’m interested to read more about it.

    I really like how you did this. You gave a short description of each one and it was on the button.

    Thank you for putting this together. Thanks again for considering the post I wrote for Carol worthy to be mentioned. I’m off to read some of the other posts you mentioned — that I didn’t get to read yet.

    – Andrew

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Andrew,

      I loved that post you did for Carol! I was captivated from the very first sentence and just knew my readers would love to give it look.

      I know you will find Ikechi’s post very interesting. I did and I sure gained so much knowledge I didn’t know about.

      Giving a short description makes it easier for people to have incentive to visit that particular post. Some people are so busy and may not get to read all of them, but it gives them a hint lol.

      -Donna
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  37. Andy Lockhart
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    Donna

    Love this review of other blogs, it is a great way to give back and help people widen the blogs they read. They are great articles by the way.

    Thanks Andy
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  38. Robin Strohmaier
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    What an amazing collection of August blog articles! I’ve been behind as my daughter was in the hospital, and my reading took a back burner.

    Thank you for putting this together as I have missed a few! I’ve had the opportunity of reading Adrienne’s, Sherman’s, and Carol’s posts by Andrew. I will be checking out the others.

    I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!

    ~ Robin
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  39. Susan cooper
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Great round up of blogs. But then of course you do have some of my favorite bloggers of all time listed. :) cream of the crop! Love Enstines info graphic. Pretty cool.
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  40. Lillian De Jesus
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    August 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Nice round up of blog posts! I can’t wait to read them all! You’ve inspired me to do a round up post as well. There are so many awesome bloggers with great content why not share the best of the best?!

    Take care,
    Lillian
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  41. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    This is one of the great things about visiting your blog, Donna. You always give applause to so many others! That’s so gracious of you, but I know that it all comes back around. :)

    I will make note of each of these bloggers and make sure to give them some time and attention because if they are extraordinary by your standards and have so much to offer, I need to check them out. I know about 3 of them (and yes, they are awesome bloggers) and I look forward to getting to know the others.

    Thank you for sharing your inspirational bloggers with us!

    Deborah

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      August 31, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      Hi Deborah,

      Good to know you will be visiting some bloggers you don’t know yet. I know you won’t be disappointed with these certain “picks” I have for you.

      Yes, I do give applause because if I’m inspired by something I read, or some program I have to shout it out. You never know when someone might need just that message!

      -Donna
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  42. Monna Ellithorpe
    Twitter:
    August 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I think your list is an awesome list and these will keep me busy for the coming week. I really like it when bloggers like yourself share your finds because most always there is one or more than I have not heard of before.

    Thanks again for sharing.
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  43. BG Jenkins
    Twitter:
    September 4, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Donna, I have to admit the only one in this list that I had happened to read was the first one on story telling, which was an awesome post. I will go through and visit the rest. It’s great to have so many different types of blogs that you can visit and get inspiration and information which benefits us all in one way or the other. Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us informed.
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  44. Nanda Rahmanius
    Twitter:
    September 19, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    Hi Donna,

    This is a list of great posts, indeed!

    I have read two of them, articles by Adrienne and Carol. It is no wonder if you include them in this post. I admit those articles are superb. :)

    For others, I have not read it yet. I’ll read it immediately.

    Thanks for sharing these posts, Donna.
    I also had the idea to write a round-up post regularly on my blog. I could make this post as a reference. :)

    Have a nice weekend!

    ~Nanda
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    • Donna Merrill
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      September 19, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Nanda,

      Doing a round up post is great because we are sharing other bloggers that we find interesting for our readers. They get exposure to people they might have never met.

      Round up posts also brings more juice to your blog because the people mentioned will tell their friends about it. It’s a win win for all.

      Do them once in a while and watch your readership grow!

      -Donna
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  45. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    Twitter:
    November 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    What a great post, Donna!

    These are all fabulous bloggers, great choices to share with us!

    My best takeaway is: “This is what I love best about the blogging world. As we read multiple blogs, we not only get fresh perspective, but new and current ways to grow our business.”

    After awhile, you feel as a blogger that you’ve covered just about all of the topics you have within you. So, by visiting other blogs and commenting, you get a new outlook, new topics to inspire you, and you meet so many new wonderful friends.

    Thank you for the quality introductions!

    Deborah
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