5 Favorite Lists of Bloggers and Marketing Experts in 2010

In 2010, there have been some amazing compilations of bloggers and marketing experts created in order to help you find new sources of information on blogging, business, social media, Internet marketing, and making money online. These lists included a variety of experts who are seasoned in their niche, as well as some who have gained a lot of notoriety in just their first year. The following are some of my personal favorites.

  • 100 Marketers You Must Follow on Twitter – This list contains the main blogs, Twitter ID’s, and other major accomplishments by top marketers in the industry.
  • 50 Most Influential People in Blogging – This list contains the main blogs and Twitter handles of 50 experienced and new bloggers who have established themselves as experts in their niche.
  • 30 Bloggers to Watch – This list was created in January and contains bloggers that have lived up to the hype and become very well respected in their niche throughout the year.
  • 20 Social Media Divas You Should Be Following – This list includes 20 amazing women who are experts in the social media marketing arena.
  • 125 Women in Blogging – After the hard work I put into this one, I would be crazy not to consider it a favorite of mine! This list contains the blog, Twitter, and latest posts from solely female bloggers.

What Did I Learn From Compiling and Being on Lists

I’m sure that between my list and the others above, there were many bloggers that were caught off-guard. I know I certainly was when I made Social Media Examiner’s list of social media blogs at the beginning of the year.

One thing I learned from that experience which I wanted to share with you is to prepare your blog to be ready for exposure at any moment, because you never know when your site might get the attention it deserves in a major way, such as being listed or hitting the homepage of social networks such as Digg.

What do you need to do to prepare for such exposure? It depends on your niche and your site’s goals, but some suggestions include:

  • Optimizing site speed.
  • Considering implications of a popup opt-in form.
  • Emphasizing following options for your blog.
  • Creating your elevator pitch.
  • Displaying your opt-in box (beyond popups).
  • Highlighting your best content.
  • Updating key pages.
  • Listing your main categories.

Click here to read more about how (and why) you should do the above items – consider it a checklist of things to go through to get your blog ready to be taken to new heights in 2011!

Your Favorite Lists

Now, needless to say there are a ton of other lists containing even more bloggers and marketing types. Please share your favorite lists of experts in the comments below!

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  1. says

    I love lists and especially lists of lists.
    You make it so easy to learn from all the best people since we don’t have to go and search for them.
    I have read the 125 female bloggers list when you published it and I liked many of those.
    Today, I will have go through two lists of yours that really interest me, 100 marketers and 20 social media divas. If they are only half as good as the 125 female bloggers I can see my RSS reader getting too full 😉
    Brankica just posted Wanna blog better Top 5 blogs to learn from

  2. says

    Again, Kristi! Thanks a lot for this set of interesting collection of blog posts. I hope soon you’ll be in the list of 100 famous bloggers! Ask Santa!

  3. says

    Hi Kristi – Great lists – they’re a great compilation of A-list bloggers with stellar content. When I want to research for my writing I always refer back to experts and search their blogs by performing the site:domain.com “keyword that I’m researching” command. That way I can see what smart and knowledgeable people have to say o the topic that I want to write about. It gives me great insight rather than just going to Google straight out. Sometimes great content doesn’t rank in the search engines and by doing this we can find great information.
    Blessings ♥,
    Eren Mckay just posted Ladybug baby shower

  4. says

    Hi Kristi!

    I’ve never commented here before, but I love your content and you’ve pointed me to a million different wonderful resources throughout the year via twitter. I also want to thank you for the advice you gave me in Third Tribe about my work space. I got a screen riser and you wouldn’t believe the difference it’s made in my comfort. Thanks for being such a wonderful contributor to the online space in 2010. I can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store for ya! For myself on the other hand, I’ll be making a point to stop by here more regularly. 😉
    Happy New Year!
    Marlee just posted Are You Setting Yourself Up for Failure in 2011