My picks for emerging influential blogs

By glblguy

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Photo by: Nils Geylen

Influential Blogger is running an interesting group writing project that identifies new and emerging blogs. These are blogs that are “gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership and influence.” I’ve had the honor of being nominated a few times, and wanted to join in and share my nominations:

  1. Moolanomy – Pinyo, author of Moolanomy started at almost the same time I did, and takes a very unique approach to personal finance. Pinyo often tackles the more complex aspects of personal finance and investing. His blog design and approach is a leader in the personal finance arena.
  2. Skelliewag – Skellie is another blogger who started around the same time I did. I recall interacting with her on Chris Garret’s Authority Blogger Forum back when we were first starting out. Skellie provides thorough and insightful content on blog design and approach and really offered something unique to the “meta-blog”/problogging area. She quickly sky rocketed to success in this area.
  3. FrugalDad – While there are many blogs on frugal living popping up almost daily, FrugalDad has managed to jump into the cream of the crop in an extremely short time frame. This is due to providing high quality content and writing, and by providing a unique perspective on the topic. Being male, he’s also a minority in the frugal field primarily made up of female writers. He’s recently been selected to write on Wise Bread, one of the top personal finance blogs on the internet.
  4. Bible Money Matters – Pete jumped into the Christian Personal finance scene just a few months ago and has already made a big splash. His blog design is clean, his writing top quality, and he has the ability to seamlessly weave scripture and biblical information into his personal finance related topics. I’m very glad to have Pete blogging in the same topic area I do.
  5. Mrs. Micah – Mrs. Micah brings the energy and spirit of youth into the personal finance topic area. Her blog is very personal, and she’s not afraid to share with her readers what she is thinking or feeling. This allows her readers to very quickly connect and develop a relationship with her. She is also well known for being a prevalent commentator on blogs, providing well thought out and value add comments.
  6. The Wisdom Journal – The wisdom journal is another blog that’s only been live for a short period of time, but has made a huge splash across the blogosphere. Ron’s blog provides tons of life tips, that are meaningful and thought provoking. He’s not only grown his reader list quickly, but has even been incredibly popular on Digg a few times already!
  7. One Caveman’s Financial Journey – While the newest blog on my list, I’ve really enjoyed reading the Caveman’s posts. His articles are incredibly well written and unique. The Caveman and his wife are focused on raising their new daughter, getting out of debt and growing “real net worth”. Keep an eye on his blog, it’s going places.

There are a number of other blogs I read daily from my blogroll that I consider emerging and influential but didn’t met the contest qualifications, otherwise they would be listed as well.

Be sure to check back at Influential Blogger to keep up with the picks for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Bloggers of 2008. And to nominate your own picks, read the rules here and write a post of your own.


15 Responses (including trackbacks) to “My picks for emerging influential blogs”

  1. Pinyo Says:

    Glblguy, thank you for the nomination. I am honored.

  2. Frugal Dad Says:

    I’m honored to be included in such great company! I couldn’t agree more with your selections, and would include you in tha group as well. Thanks for the nomination.

  3. That One Caveman Says:

    Wow… Thank you! I’m really moved that you would nominate me. I never quite thought of my blog as influential. I really appreciate the mention and the honor of being included in with these other fine blogs.

  4. Ron@TheWisdomJournal Says:

    I am also honored to be on YOUR list. Thank you!

  5. Make Friends, Earn Money Says:

    Pinyo at Moolanomy would win my vote for sure. I hadn’t come across One CavemanÂ’s Financial Journey, thanks for the information will check this out. BUT hey you haven’t but GLBL in the top picks.

  6. glblguy Says:

    @Pinyo, Caveman, Ron, and Frugal Dad – You are most welcome. Thanks for writing such awesome blogs.

    @Make Friends, Earn Money – Well I’d choose GLBL too, but figured I might be a little partial ;-)

  7. Mrs. Micah Says:

    Yay! Thanks for including me, Gibble. There’s a lot of good stuff going on in the blogosphere right now, especially the PF blogosphere. I feel like a number of blogs (particularly those in the M-Network) have gone from showing potential to flowering. I hope that my own will be flowering soon as well. You certainly seem to be!

    Happy Saturday!

  8. Pete Says:

    I am humbled to be included with such esteemed company Gibble! Thank you so much for making me one of your picks, I’ll do my best not to let anyone down!

  9. Popular Wealth Says:

    An excellent list of blogs for sure, including two I hadn’t checked out before, thank you.

  10. The Baglady Says:

    Nice list! I’m also pretty happy Frugal Dad has joined Wise Bread. He is a special one amongst us!

  11. Toblerone @ Simple Mom Says:

    Great list! I read most of those already, but there are a few I haven’t yet ready. I’ll check them out.

  12. Janette Toral Says:

    Hi GLBLGuy. Thank you again for joining this writing project.
    3 more blogs and your entry will be included in our masterlist. Kindly advise should you update. Cheers.

  13. Janette Toral Says:

    Hi GLBLGuy. Please advise if you will update this post and complete your top 10. We are now finalizing the list of entries for the raffle. Thank you again for joining this writing project.

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