22 Posts to Model If You Want to Get the Respect You Deserve in 2015

22 Posts to Model If You Want to Get the Respect You Deserve in 2015

Admit it. You’re sceptical.

Is great content really the answer to all your blogging woes?

Maybe you’ve heard the mantra once too often, but you can’t help wondering…

Even if you do work your ass off on a post, will it get the recognition it truly deserves?

The blogosphere is so crowded and noisy, even the good stuff gets lost.

So is it even worth the effort to try?

Well, here’s the disappointing truth…

You’re right.

Until you reach a certain level of internet “fame”, the quality of your content doesn’t count for much. You’re like an artist hanging work in a gallery nobody visits.

Quite simply, your blog isn’t big enough – yet. You don’t have the right connections – yet.

And until you’ve spent longer on the blogging treadmill, and earned your blogger’s dues, the most likely result of creating great content is the feeling of disappointment when it’s completely ignored.

It’s not fair. But then nobody said it would be.

That’s why you need an unfair advantage. You need powerful friends…

Enter the Serious Bloggers Only “Best Posts of 2014” Contest

Here at Boost Blog Traffic, we know just how hard it is to gain traction for your blog from a standing start. And we know just how frustrating it can be working out which advice to follow and which to ignore to build momentum for your blog.

That’s why we created Serious Bloggers Only (SBO) – our “gated community” for people who treat blogging as more than just a hobby. Our members are committed to blogging success and want to be smart about how they get there.

So our monthly mini-courses (which drill down into crazy detail on an important blogging topic) give members the information they need to get serious, and the community gives them the support they need to put it into practice.

We’re not embarrassed to say that Serious Bloggers Only gives members an unfair advantage over other bloggers – and we’re always looking for ways to increase that edge.

So we keep a close eye on our community forums, looking for opportunities to help our members get unstuck. And recently we noticed that some members were creating great content on their blogs (and elsewhere), but it wasn’t getting the recognition it deserved.

And we quickly realized that Boost Blog Traffic is the perfect platform to remedy that situation by highlighting the best of those unsung (or at least under-sung) posts.

So we created the Serious Bloggers Only “Best Posts of 2014” Contest.

The brief to SBO members was simple: send us your best post from 2014, either published on your own blog or as a guest post, and tell us why it deserves recognition.

We received nearly 150 entries, and the selection below represents the cream of the crop. If you’re serious about blogging, you’d do well to study and emulate these posts for yourself.

The Contest Results

The judging process in any contest such as this is naturally subjective, but we’ve tried to reward those qualities that we champion ourselves – on this blog and in training courses such as our guest blogging program.

Inevitably, many excellent entries have not been included in this list – the standard was very high. But we read a lot of blog posts in an average week and we gave extra credit to those posts that did things a little differently and stood out from the norm.

We also asked entrants to indicate their experience level because we’re particularly keen to recognize strong work by members nearer the start of their blogging journey.

So here they are, the 23 winners of the Serious Bloggers Only “Best Posts of 2014” Contest.

Category: Best List Post

We’re huge fans of list posts here at Boost Blog Traffic, and we’re not the only ones – a quick survey of the blogosphere shows that list posts still reign supreme.

Jon has long recommended the “monster” list post – featuring more points than most bloggers will be prepared to write – as a sure-fire way to get noticed, even as a beginner.

But the real challenge of the list post is coming up with points that readers haven’t seen a hundred times before.

If you can create more points than the reader would expect and make those points fresh and surprising, then you have all the ingredients for a winning post.

Winner – Sumitha Bhandarkar – A Fine Parent

101 Fun Things To Do With Kids To Enjoy Everyday Family Life

Sumitha’s list post is supersized in more ways than one – it packs a big punch with a large number of distinctive points that also deliver genuine value for parents. Breaking the points out into logical categories makes it a breeze to navigate, but don’t underestimate the effort required to come up with this many points – or the value of doing so.

Runner-up – Cylon George – Pick The Brain (Guest Post)

30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

This post shows how even a simple list can have a big impact. The headline makes a clear promise, and Cylon delivers on this with uncomplicated advice that feels both inspiring and practical. Unexpected points like “Strike a power pose” set it apart from the average “me too” self-improvement post.

Category: Best Storytelling

Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools available to any writer, but it presents a challenge for many bloggers.

The most accessible stories are those taken from our own lives, but relating a personal story that grips even a total stranger is tough – we can easily overestimate the capacity of our personal lives to fascinate others.

But two approaches work time and time again. Either restrict your storytelling to events so inherently dramatic that no reader could remain unmoved. Or quickly establish a link between your story and the reader – and show what they can learn from your experiences.

Winner – Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper

The King Fire Chronicles: Life on the Edge of a Natural Disaster

Consider how often Hollywood pitches its protagonist against a natural threat – it makes for compelling drama. In this post, Daisy tells the gripping story of a forest fire that threatened to engulf her family’s home. Notice how even though the action unfolds over several days, she skillfully maintains the pace and tension throughout.

Runner-up – Ellen Bard – Tiny Buddha (Guest Post)

Managing Chronic Pain: 5 Lessons from Being Hit by a Truck

Ellen’s post does a fantastic job of drawing valuable lessons from a dramatic event – literally being hit by a truck. While the real-life story has its own power, Ellen knows that the post will only have lasting impact if her points have independent value – the story is simply the warm-up act for the advice that follows.

Highly commended – Jon Bowes – Adventupreneur

Ayahuasca: The Adventurers Guide, and My Experience

Although Jon’s no-details-spared account of his experiments with Ayahuasca (a psychoactive plant) in the Peruvian jungle are highly personal, readers will be quickly drawn in by his raw honesty and his willingness to explore the ragged edges of human experience.

Category: Best “Big Idea”

Blogging is about sharing ideas. Sometimes the idea is simple – sharing tips for interview success, or foods to promote health. Other times an idea sets out to break new ground.

This category celebrates big ideas, posts looking at a topic from a fresh perspective, or making interesting connections between seemingly unrelated areas.

Big ideas are exciting. Not just because they’re risky – an untested idea may fail to connect with its audience – but because they have the capacity to set the reader’s imagination alight.

And big ideas are a powerful way for any blogger to make their mark in a crowded blogosphere.

Winner – Gregory Butler – Improve Photography (Guest Post)

5 Tips to Brilliant Photos

This post rests on a single “big idea,” the notion that digital photographers can learn from the color masters of previous centuries – painters such as Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet. Gregory brings it all to life with concrete examples that show it’s not just a neat concept but an innovative perspective that has real practical value.

Runner-up – John Yeoman – Writers’ Village

An Infallible Way To Test The Quality Of Your Story

In this post John draws a parallel between the descriptive terms used by coffee connoisseurs and the qualities that make a good story. This could easily have been an initially interesting idea that fell apart under scrutiny, yet John so meticulously explains the properties of a potent story that the two worlds feel like a perfect blend.

Highly commended – Jessica Glendinning – The Rebel Yogi

The Rebel Yogi Origin Story – Part 1

Comic-book superheroes have their origin stories and Jessica demonstrates that blogs can have them too. Using a familiar airline safety announcement as a metaphor for self-care in all aspects of life is a unexpected cross-pollination of ideas, but perfectly-suited to her point, and sets the scene for her entire blog.

Category: Most Valuable Post

The relative merit of a blog post can be measured in numerous different ways. Is it well-written? Is it entertaining? Does it have a clear structure?

But one of the most important measures of your content is its value – by how much is the reader’s life or situation improved by reading it?

This category is intended to reward posts that will have a measurable and lasting positive impact on the reader and those around them.

Winner – Gilly Cannon – Brainstorm

Lost For Words? 12 Suggestions For What to Say (And Not Say) to a Friend Who Is Bereaved or Dealing with a Trauma

Gilly’s post has heaps of humanity and tackles a tough subject with specific and credible advice. By empowering the reader to offer the right kind of support to a bereaved or traumatized friend this post could make a real difference in a tough situation we may all face at some point.

Runner-up – Lisa C. Baker – A Fine Parent (Guest Post)

Got Kids With Irrational Fears? 5 Powerful Strategies You Should Try

Powerful, practical advice enriched with personal examples make this post a potential lifesaver for parents with children who struggle with irrational fears. The “2-Minute” and “Ongoing” Action Plans help parents translate the theory into practice.

Highly commended – Jason Kong – The Book Designer (Guest Post)

5 Marketing Mistakes That Beginning Fiction Writers Make

Many writers dream of breaking into the fiction market and Jason’s “mistakes” post offers down-to-earth advice of real value to the beginning writer. You can easily imagine a budding novelist feeling calmer and more purposeful after reading this level-headed post.

Category: Most Personality

Some bloggers bring so much personality to their writing that you visit their blogs just to spend some time in their company.

And that’s the kind of magical connection that can build a truly popular blog. Because if you build a blog on good information alone, you’ll always be competing with other bloggers providing the same information.

But when readers stop by simply to hear from you, that’s something they can’t get anywhere else.

The winners in this category allow their personalities to shine through in their writing, and it makes for highly engaging reading.

Winner – Michelle Combs – Rubber Shoes in Hell

33 Things I Learned From Being Married 3 Times

Michelle’s short post has a lot of sass (and some strong language too). A seductive headline grabs our attention, and her clever “daisy chain” list style draws the reader from point to point. Short and bittersweet, but impossible to resist!

Runner-up – Brenda Spandrio – The Declutter Lady

5 Ridiculously Simple Areas You Can Declutter Right Now

Brenda takes a simple idea and infuses it with tons of personality. Brenda’s writing voice comes through so strongly that you can easily picture her in your home, talking you through the quick wins of decluttering your living space.

Highly commended – Maureen Hawes – The Midlife Diaries

Spit out the Mouthguard and Step Away from the Corner

This post has a lot of personality and attitude. Once again, the author’s voice can be heard clearly in the writing. It almost has a theatrical quality – you could imagine it as the opening monologue from a one-woman off-Broadway play.

Category: Best Use of Examples

Many blog posts remain too abstract and readers struggle to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Choosing – or if necessary conjuring – the right examples is a powerful way to bring your ideas to life, but too few bloggers take the time to do it.

The reason – it’s hard work. But if you won’t spend the time, you can be sure your readers won’t either.

So this category celebrates the examples and detailed explanations that transform a post from interesting to genuinely useful.

Winner – Cynthia Crossley – ADDSpark (Guest Post)

14 Magical Phrases to De-Minecraft Your Child

Cynthia’s not afraid to coin new terms in the pursuit of a tantalizing headline. Her 14 examples of “descriptive praise” perfectly cement the principles described in her post and you can easily imagine the parent of an ADD child referring to them again and again.

Runner-up – Anthony Metivier – Magnetic Memory Method

How To Memorize Classic Copywriting Headlines

Describing complex processes can be difficult – more so when they are mental processes. Anthony uses a realistic scenario and detailed examples to show how his “Memory Palace” technique works in practice, making accessible a process that could easily have remained abstract and distant.

Highly-commended – Leslie Kernisan – Geriatrics for Caregivers

How to Help Doctors Notice What’s Wrong: The story of the missed pelvic fracture

Leslie’s post on proactive caregiving for geriatrics could easily have been a dry and clinical (pun intended) affair. But by structuring it as a mini-mystery and providing clear, relatable examples, the result is a post that’s easy to read but equips the reader with simple tools to diagnose problems that might otherwise be missed.

Additional Winners

The following entries deserved to be featured in our final list but didn’t naturally fall into one of the popular categories above.

Best Round-up – Samar Owais – Freelance Flyer

21 Marketing Tips for Freelancers From The Most Successful Women in the Industry

Round-up posts are a great way to make a splash – and to network with influencers – but they require a lot of work. Here Samar, as her headline promises, successfully connects with some of the biggest names in her industry and the result is packed with practical advice.

Most Epic Scope – Sandra Vallaure – Spain Traveller

An Epic Guide To Train Travel In Spain

A highly effective way for a post to have long-term value (and potentially attract search traffic for months or even years to come) is to make it so comprehensive that it becomes the definitive resource on its subject. This English language guide to Spanish rail travel does exactly that.

Most Viral – June Silny – LifeHack (Guest Post)

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

With nearly 2 million shares this post hardly needs help from us to get exposure, but the real reason for its inclusion is recognize the author’s persistence. This was June’s twentieth post for LifeHack and while others were also successful, this one exploded. It serves as a reminder that sometimes all you need to do it keep writing.

Most Inspiring – Christine Livingston – Livingston Consulting

How to Be Real

This simple, elegant post opens with a story of a friend lost to cancer and asks us to consider the legacy we want to leave behind. While personal tragedy often makes us think more deeply about the things that truly matter, Christine inspires us to start the thinking now, without waiting for life to give us a reason.

Best Topical Post – Barbara Miller – Yes Spaces

How to Survive The ‘Nightmare’ Before Christmas

Sometimes it’s smart to join a conversation that’s already going on. So what better way to wrap up our list of winners than with a seasonal post? Barbara combines personality, personal story and strong photography to create an engaging and warm-spirited post that will enhance any family Christmas!

How Will You Make Powerful Friends in 2015?

Want more recognition and respect in 2015?

Then remember that these things don’t exist in isolation – they come from people.

And if you want recognition and respect from the right people, you need to put yourself in their line of sight.

That could mean joining a community like Serious Bloggers Only, writing guest posts for popular blogs or engaging in some simple blogger outreach.

But you must combine it with the best content you can possibly create.

Because blogging is a popularity contest, judged by your friends.

And the more powerful your friends, the bigger the prize.

So start making friends – and the content you’ll be proud to show them.

About the Author: Glen Long is the managing editor of Boost Blog Traffic. He’s also the co-creator of Jon Morrow’s completely revised and totally amazing GuestBlogging Certification Program. Come and say hi on Google+ or Twitter

56 Comments

  1. Kevin Duncan
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:28:23

    Hi Glen,

    What a great contest!

    You’ve given us enough reading material to last several days. Thank you. 🙂 I’m not a member of SBO, but every interaction I’ve had with a member has been positive. The individuals know their stuff, and their posts are almost always informative and entertaining.

    Tweeting this shortly. Thanks again, Glen. Hope you’re doing well!

    -Kevin

  2. Brenda Spandrio
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:29:10

    It HAS been frustrating to publish posts and get *crickets*! It was a challenge to even enter the contest, but I am so honored to be among the winners. I know I was up against a tough choice.

    I appreciate the lessons and the support of the SBO community.

    Thanks — and congrats to everyone!!

  3. Jon Morrow
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:39:06

    Congratulations to all the winners! Also proud of everyone who had the courage to enter, regardless of whether you won or not.

    • Jon Bowes
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:41:34

      I’m absolutely thrilled to be amongst the commended posts here. That Ayahuasca post was a hard post to write, sometimes I wondered if I was being too honest, but then I decided it was absolutely worth it to be completely unconditionally honest and I went for it. Now it looks like it’s paying off. Thanks Jon! You’re my main inspiration man (not just cause we share the same name)

  4. Barbara Miller
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:40:44

    I am thrilled to be among the winners! Congratulations to everyone who submitted an entry. I wrote something new for this contest, it took two days and I almost gave up at several points. I know how much went into each one of the 150 entries. I truly appreciate the support, encouragement, and honesty of the SBO team in helping me become a better blogger one post at a time.

    • Leanne Regalla
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:10:10

      Barbara, I was so happy to see you on this list! You go! <3

    • Barbara Beale
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:14:08

      As a Senior Citizen, I found the advice and perspective appropriate for my friends as well as their children. I sent the essay on to at least 25 friends. Their response to me has been overwhelmingly positive.

  5. Reginald Chan
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:53:45

    Hi Glen & team,

    This is an awesome post to say the least! What I love most is the personality part. I think that deserves slightly (yes, slightly) more pat on the back.

    I don’t think many people will make it especially with the personality part. So yes! Good stuffs man.

    Keep it up and coming back for more 🙂

  6. Martin Edwards
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:54:57

    A wonderful round-up of the Creme-de-la-creme of blogging. On the face of it a list of 23 blog posts but taking the time to read each one reveals a world of courage, value, wordcraft and commonsense practical advice exactly where its needed. Being on the “inside” of SBO I know exactly how much work is involved in creating work of this standard and it is a testement to the skill and expertise of the team at BoostBlogTraffic that this community produces such consistently outstanding work.

  7. Peggy
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:05:38

    Super proud of all my fellow SBO-ers! Well done!! And now to enjoy some quality reading!

  8. Sumitha
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:05:39

    Congratulations to everyone whose posts are listed above and the unsung “unsung heroes” who submitted a post for the contest but got edged out because there were too many strong posts in your category.

    And thanks Glen for the work you’ve put into this. Wow! My old holiday reading list just got replaced by a far superior one 🙂

  9. Carol Tice | Make a Living Writing
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:10:56

    Excited to see some familiar names here that deserve the recognition! Want to say Brenda S’s post link doesn’t seem to be working! Please fix so I can check out her winning entry. 😉

    • Glen Long
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:51:20

      Hey Carol,

      Thanks for letting us know. The link’s working fine for me though. Weird.

      Could you try again and let me know if you’re still having problems.

      Thanks!

      Glen.

  10. Deborah Shouse
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:11:52

    What a vibrant and interesting article. Thanks for inspiring me with such fascinating and concrete examples.

  11. Augustus
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:15:59

    Great compilation! Would be reading each post as time permits.

  12. Daisy Luther
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:20:08

    This is seriously the best day of my entire blogging career, seeing the nice things that Glen had to say and appearing here on Boost Blog Traffic. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂

    But even more important, I have to thank the folks at SBO and Boost Blog Traffic for the lessons, the conversations, and the support. Ever since I began to get involved, my posts have come more easily. You guys are all a constant source of knowledge and inspiration.

    Now….to go read these tantalizing posts and play hooky from my responsibilities today…it’s educational, right? 😉

  13. michelle
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:34:32

    Oh wow…I am so honored to be included here. And best personality! I will float on that through the rest of the year.

    Thank you so much!

  14. Kathy
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:40:37

    Full disclosure – I’m also a member of SBO and because we got a preview of the winners, can also claim to have read every single winning blog post. (Just finished.) What a diverse group we we – I’m in awe of Michelle Combs’ “33 Things” post – it’s so hard to “write funny” and boy does she pull that off.

    • michelle
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:46:03

      You’re my favorite person. haha.

      Seriously, thank you so much. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that.

  15. Mary Collings
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:44:20

    Wow – plenty of great posts to read and learn from. Congratulations to all of the winners. There’s some wonderful talent (and a ton of hard work) out there.

  16. Mi Muba
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:57:54

    Hi Glen

    All the ideas of both posts and products are more than unique at BBT and that is the biggest USP of this blog.

    Just gone through the sale page of SBO but failed to find the length of the course – one year or more -. Hope you will correct me if I am wrong.

    A big congrats to all the winners and it is great to have so many wonderful post to enjoying reading them in vacations.

    • Jon Morrow
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 16:40:05

      SBO is an ongoing training program. We have no plans of ending it, ever.

      • Mi Muba
        Dec 19, 2014 @ 01:21:30

        It means if I join it today I won’t get previous tutorials you distributed so far and just be getting whatever you release next. Am I right?

      • Kathy
        Dec 20, 2014 @ 04:44:49

        🙂 🙂 🙂

  17. Jessica Glendinning
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:02:33

    A million thanks to Jon and his amazing team at BBT. I’ll admit to having a grin from ear to ear right now; I’m super excited and humbled to be included on this list of blogging badasses!

    Congratulations to the other winners, and to all my fellow SBO members who dedicate so much time and heart to making the blogging world a better place. It’s an honor to be included among your ranks.

  18. Leanne Regalla
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:07:32

    All excellent! I’ve read many of the posts on this list already, and am looking forward to reading the rest. Nice to be rubbing elbows with such great company. Congrats, all!

  19. Saving Wild
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:18:20

    GREAT, FANTASTIC, INSPIRING. Thank you!

  20. Sandra Vallaure
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 13:23:56

    I feel really honored to be included in this list. So much that I am speechless right now.

    Thank you so much for the recognition and for teaching us so many things!

  21. David
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 15:32:06

    Am very happy with this your artice, is very useful to me thanks man

  22. Zarayna
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 17:28:51

    Just a quick note to thank everyone – backroom staff, writers, judges – who produced this wonderful treasury of content.
    I have learnt so much already and look forward to gobbling up more of the entries over Christmas but, in the interim, thank you all for sharing your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm and wisdom.
    Congratulations to the participants and to the winners.
    Thank you again – please accept my warmest regards.

  23. Greg
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 17:58:26

    Great writeup about this Glen. I too am honored to be listed as a winner. Great contest. Great writing by everyone. I look forward to reading all the posts that Glen linked to.

  24. Paul Back
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 18:04:11

    Hey Glen

    This was a fantastic idea.

    I entered and I’m proud of everyone else that do as well. There is no way to build a stronger community than to appreciate the diversity and talent of those people the inhabit it.

    I have not had a chance to look through every post – but the ones that I did have been excellent.

    Some honourable mentions go to Cylon George, Anthony Metivier and Sandra Vallaure ( the scope of the article is just epic )

    I’m looking forward to going back when I have time and checking out more to see what I can learn.

    Paul

  25. Melissa Lopez
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 18:43:41

    Congratulations Everyone! There are some very funny, charming and gifted writers that are representing here. You guys rock. Thank you for raising the bar and bringing class and style to blog writing. Wishing you all continued success in your writing careers. ~ Melissa

  26. Barry Desautels
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 19:09:46

    Nice post Glen.
    And congratulations to the winners and
    everyone that entered.
    Looking forward to reading the material.

  27. Lucy Chen
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 21:15:11

    Congratulations! This is awesome!

  28. Peter
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 21:30:52

    What amazing entries! Congrats to all the winners. Lots of lessons on great writing from so many of these posts.

  29. Raspal Seni
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 23:34:41

    Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who participated as well.

    Thanks to Glen for his hard work for going through all the posts and choosing the winners.

    We now have 23 great examples here to emulate.

  30. Ellen
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:50:39

    What a great list BBT – and thanks so much for the inclusion. I’ve loved working my way through them and being exposed to lots of great content in other domains. Lots of new ideas percolating in my brain now 🙂

  31. Monu Kumar All Tech Features
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 05:11:41

    Hello Glen Long,
    Welcome to Jon Morrow’s blog.
    That’s a wonderful contest. I am very happy with these winners. I can’t express my feelings here in the words. Because some are are familiar with us.
    But Glen this is a awesome article. So here I would like to say to you a wonderful thanks from the heart for sharing this cool and awesome contest.
    Have a nice day
    Regards
    🙂 Monu Kumar 🙂

  32. Bryan Collins
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 06:17:24

    Congrats all, there are really great posts here.

  33. Tor Refsland
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 07:33:58

    Great post, Glen.

    Having a contest like this is a great way to give back to the talented, hardworking bloggers, and at the same time displaying many of the great bloggers you and Jon have mentored. It`s basically a win-win situation 🙂

    Your post is true content marketing perfectly applied 😉

    Tor Refsland

  34. CARLA
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 08:22:54

    there are no words for HOW I LOVE and COVET MICHELLE COMBS’ voice.
    great pick.

    • michelle
      Dec 19, 2014 @ 09:47:49

      I kind of want to kiss you on your face. 🙂

  35. Carolann
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 08:43:15

    wow and awesome! I have a lot of reading to catch up but these post look awesome.

  36. Lorraine Reguly
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 23:06:08

    I really enjoyed the post 30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less (at Pick the Brain). It provided a few new things for me to do, and now I feel ready to take on the world!

    • Cylon George
      Dec 22, 2014 @ 20:39:01

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Lorraine and that it’s helpful to you!

  37. Faisal khan
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 06:23:00

    Awesome.. Very helpful and easy to learn.. Keep it up.. I love your content writing.. Your your Articles Title Stop me to read full article.
    Thanks

  38. Winifred M. Reilly
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 00:01:55

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Much deserved.

    I’ve got a good week’s worth of reading here.
    What a wonderful blogging community you have created for us.

    With gratitude,
    Winifred

  39. Greg Strandberg
    Dec 22, 2014 @ 11:58:26

    I’m disappointed – this is all the commentary you can muster? I expected more.

  40. Neil
    Dec 24, 2014 @ 00:45:39

    Awesome contest. And awesome posts. Liked the one by Gregory the most.

    – Neil

  41. Led
    Dec 24, 2014 @ 10:29:00

    Just read 23 posts, thank you for great list.
    I have more address to save in bookmark.

  42. Peter Kanayo
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 03:47:17

    Diverse group of people. Inspiring post all listed in one place. From the memorizing techniques to managing ADD. These were were awesome pieces that stole my breath.

  43. Ken
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 03:56:04

    Inspiring blogs! Would find some time to read them.

  44. Andrew
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 12:24:41

    Hey Glen,

    Really great post and great contest. I had the opportunity to go through a few of these posts and they’re really good. I agree with you regarding the storytelling that Daisy did. It kept me enthralled all the way through.

    And the best personality category, all of them did some awesome work. I have to seriously consider joining up with the SBO community now. Not only for great contests like this one you put out there, but also because it seems like a really active community of like-minded bloggers who’s shooting for the same goal.

    Anyway, I’ll see … but this was a great post in the meantime. Thanks for this.

    – Andrew

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