Best Bloggers Blogging … according to me!

I’ve already given you a wrap-up of the best books I read in 2014. As well as being a reader and an author, I’m also a blogger who promotes other authors and doles out advice and information on all manner interesting areas, to me and my readers. Throughout this past year I have become “acquainted” with other like-minded bloggers (some of whom are also authors), have followed and read their blogs, commented on them, and reblogged their posts a number of times. Some of these bloggers came to my attention in the first place, because they offered to read and review my books or gave me promotion by way of an interview or guest post on their blogs. In turn, I met a number of other bloggers through that first set – people who commented on those posts about me or who won a copy of my book through a blog-run contest. As well, I’ve been following a number of blogs written by authors I have promoted on Reading Recommendations, my own author promotion blog.

Now, I’ve noticed that my email inbox has become rather cluttered as of late, so I decided to do a clean-up heading into the New Year, unsubscribing from blogs that no longer interest me or that bloggers have allowed to fall by the wayside. Besides, I have to be realistic – how many blog posts can I possibly read? There are just not enough hours in the day …

So during this process of elimination, I have whittled down my list of Best Bloggers Blogging to the following. Remember, this is not a definitive list nor does it mean if your blog is not listed here that I have actually unsubscribed from it. (In fact, please don’t take any unsubscribing personally! I really, really need to be realistic about the number of blogs I’m following regularly!)

Please do click on the links and check out these great bloggers, if you have not yet discovered them yourselves. Some offer promotion and review books or interview authors, many post valuable information on writing and the book biz, not just a few are also authors in their own right and have been featured on my blog (I’ve linked to their promotion pages), a couple are editors (including my own brilliant editor!) and there are a couple of longtime personal friends (meaning, I’ve actually met them face-to-face!) in this list, as well.

Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog … An Author Promotions Enterprise!

Seumas GallacherSeumas Gallacher Blog

Tricia DrammehTricia Drammeh Blog and Authors To Watch (Reviews and Interviews)

Tim Bakerblindoggbooks

roughseasinthemed

philosophermouseofthehedge

S.K. NichollsMy Brand of Genius

Kevin BrennanWhat the Hell

C. Hope ClarkC. Hope Clark’s Blog

Dylan HearnSuffolk Scribblings

Allan HudsonSouth Branch Scribbler

Seth Godin’s Blog

Book Marketing Buzz Blog

And just for the pure pleasure of reading, as well as viewing fabulous photographs…

Small Talk – My editor, Rachel Small!

Matilda Magtree – Carin Makuz

David ProsserBarsetshire Diaries

Ti Dominik – Gwenith Whitford on Dominica

Arjun Basuarjunbasu

Bill Corbett – Marathon Mouth

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Thanks to Chris Graham (aka The Story Reading Ape) for creating this nifty badge that any of the above bloggers on my list are welcome to add to their own blogs!

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36 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Author P.S. Bartlett and commented:
    It’s always a pleasure to share a list of excellent bloggers!

    1. Thanks for reblogging, P.S.!

  2. Thanks for this link–fascinating blog!

  3. Reblogged this on WHAT THE HELL and commented:
    What a pleasure to be included in Susan Toy’s list of Best Bloggers Blogging! Puts a fine cap on 2014, plus there’s a cool new badge in my sidebar.
    Thank you, Susan, and Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks for reading and reblogging, Kevin, but the most thanks of all goes to you for writing!!

  4. Thanks for this list. Some new ones to follow. I aspire to be on your list some day.

    Happy New Year, Susan!

  5. Reblogged this on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet and commented:
    My good friend and fellow author Seumas Gallacher made it onto the Best Bloggers list, due no doubt to the sheer quality of the craic. They’re all well worth checking out.

  6. Thanks – some nice new ones to check out πŸ™‚

  7. Its always nice to see other Blogs recognised. I am familiar with some of the names on this list

  8. Good list! I’ll have to check the ones I’m not yet familiar with. Thanks.

  9. This is a great idea. I should do the same! And check out your recommendations while I’m at it!

    1. Please send me a link if you do, Norah, and I will share that for you.

      1. Thanks. That sounds like a plan! πŸ™‚

  10. Some great blogs to check out here, thank you, but I’m so so pleased you’ve included Tricia’s wonderful blog. It’s absolutely essential viewing! πŸ˜€

  11. What can I say? Terrific list and thanks Susan for having me as one of the “keepers” My blog is better for having such friends online that have been participating on the Scribbler. I’ll be checking out the rest and thanks for telling us.
    Allan

  12. I’m surprised to be in such heady company Susan. Thanks so much. xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  13. Quite a few there I read and all favourites so I’ll be checking out the others. Thanks for the list! πŸ˜‰

    Cheers

    MTM

  14. A few familiar names here, several I am already following… well done guys!

  15. Such an outstanding list of bloggers. Humbled to be included.
    (and woo-whoo – a couple of new blogs to explore. Thanks)
    May the warm winds there feed your soul and let your heart soar in the new year.

    1. You have a well-deserved place on this list, my friend!

    2. You definitely belong on this list, philosophermouse, because you always make me laugh, think, feel and enjoy the written word whenever you post to your blog!

  16. Reblogged this on Suffolk Scribblings and commented:
    If you’re looking for some new and interesting voices to follow in 2015, you can’t go much wrong with this wonderful list of bloggers worth following (plus one rogue) including a few who are new to me too.
    Thank you once again, Susan, for spreading the love πŸ™‚

    1. No rogue you, Mr. Hearn! You definitely earned your spot on this list for all the reviews and promotion you do on that blog of yours!

  17. Many Thanks again Susan, for including me in this impressive line-up of talent πŸ˜€

    1. Thank YOU for putting together that nifty badge!!

  18. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    You want some GREAT blogs to follow?
    Check THESE out πŸ˜€

  19. Fabulous list, Susan. Thanks. I, too, need to get realistic about how many blogs I can possibly follow! Must pare down.

  20. Reblogged this on S.K. Nicholls and commented:
    This is a list of some terrific bloggers, many of which I already follow. Susan Toy pulled this together, you should have a look. I am truly honored to be on the list. Please check them out when you have a moment. A wonderful way to make new friends in 2015 πŸ™‚

  21. Reblogged this on Seumas Gallacher and commented:
    …honoured is too weak a WURD to describe how it feels to be included in this list… thanks gazillions, m’Lady, Susan… this will be broadcast immediately to all points of the Bloggers Realm!!! πŸ™‚ mwaaah πŸ™‚

  22. This is a list of some terrific bloggers, many of which I already follow. Susan Toy pulled this together, you should have a look. I am truly honored to be on the list. Please check them out when you have a moment. A wonderful way to make new friends in 2015 πŸ™‚

  23. …honoured is too weak a WURD to describe how it feels to be included in this list… thanks gazillions, m’Lady, Susan… this will be broadcast immediately to all points of the Bloggers Realm!!! πŸ™‚ mwaaah πŸ™‚

  24. Reblogged this on blindoggbooks and commented:
    More good stuff from Susan Toy – a list of blogs worth following. (I would have shared it even if mine hadn’t made the list!…honest)

  25. Reblogged this on Tricia Drammeh and commented:
    Both my blogs made the Best Bloggers list. What a tremendous honor! Please stop by and visit the other bloggers listed here.

  26. Once again, I’m honored to be included on your “best” list. Thank you so much! I already subscribe to a few of these bloggers, and I will certainly check out the others.

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