2009 In Retrospect: Ten Blogs to Follow in 2010

Ten Blogs to Follow in 2010

While 2009 was a wild and crazy year for me and my fine blog – it more importantly introduced me to so many other amazing people who are a heck of a lot smarter than I am. I read just as much as I write, and in 2010 I hope to sway the balance beam even more toward ‘reading’ (more on that later this week). There’s no way I could include every awesome blog out there, so instead, I wanted to share just a few of the best, writers to look out for as we cross the threshold into the next decade. If you haven’t already – go subscribe to every one of these – You’ll be glad you did.

World's Strongest LibrarianWorld’s Strongest Librarian

His description: World’s Strongest Librarian is a blog for anyone looking to get stronger, healthier, smarter, and who wants to enjoy every day of their lives. It’s also crazy and scattered–like most of our lives. Josh is an “aspiring strongman, bookish nerd, twitchy guy with Tourette’s Syndrome, devoted family man, tearer of phonebooks, and humble librarian. A tall, thin paradox wrapped in thick glasses”.

My description: Whether he’s writing book reviews or teaching life lessons through emotional and thoughtful video posts, Josh has gone a long, long way with his blog in a very short time. His guest-blogging strategy has been a smashing success, including the landing of a book deal ala a connection with Seth Godin. Give me whatever Kool-Aid this guy is drinking!

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The Middle Finger ProjectThe Middle Finger Project

Her description: It’s about encouraging you to stop wasting your life engaging in meaningless, trivial activities day in and day out–like sitting in a cube for 8 hours a day at a job you despise, typing up useless reports that no one is going to read anyway–to inspire you to start taking your dreams seriously,and to start doing things that inspire and excite you (wants), rather than things that drain and bore you (shoulds). It is my assertion that the shoulds are where we go all wrong.  It’s the shoulds that are causing us to lead lives of mediocrity, lives that we are unhappy with but don’t know, exactly, how to fix.

My description: Relative new-kid-on-the-block Ashley Ambirge hasn’t taken her long to take a major splash in the crazyawesomeinspiringchestbumping group of bloggers. The name really says it all. Her post, Dealt the bad hand in life? Learn How to Snub Your Circumstances & End Up With a Royal Flush had me leaving this comment:

I feel like I have to go and ride a unicorn into a lightning storm through the mists of Avalon, or go withdraw everything from my savings account, dump it into my living room, and swim around in the money ala the opening credits of Duck Tales. (Woo-hoo)

Yeah, enough said. The TMF Project has quickly turned into one of my favorite blogs, by far. Check it out, or, you know, don’t and be lame.

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Life After CollegeLife After College

Her description: There’s no manual for the real world. Find tips and resources for life, work, money, happiness, personal growth, productivity, and more. My mission is to provide simple, practical tips that help you focus on the BIG picture of your life…not just the details.

My description: Jenny Blake is probably definitely one of my favorite people – her personality shines through in everything she does and she has a way of making you want to be more and do more with your life. Where she stands out is in taking it a step further, providing the tools for success (literally) with templates, spreadsheets, documents, the works. It’s one thing to preach, it’s another to practice, and Jenny clearly does both, time and time again.

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Corn on the JobCorn on the Job

Summary: Rich DeMatteo’s aptly titled Corn on the Job is an awesome resource for job seekers, HR enthusiasts, and everyone in between. I had the pleasure of pimping out Rich’s blog design, giving his awesome writing style an aesthetic face lift, and he has really been on a roll to round out 2009. He’s excelling by being approachable, actively engaged, and letting his passion for the people shine through in everything he does. It’s only the beginning for a long and prosperous future ahead for him and his ‘Cornheads’.

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LAFLAF | Lauren Fernandez

Her description: Writing and driving conversation (her words, not mine people)

My description: Even though she’s a Packer fan, I can’t help but love what Lauren Fernandez (aka LAF) has done and continues to do over on her blog. Writing about everything and anything PR/marketing/Social Media/life related – she’s a perfect example of someone who’s been through a hell of a lot, yet holds her chin high and has one of the best attitudes you’ll ever find in a person. Her blog is a direct reflection of someone who means business, but knows how to kick back with a beer and a brat on a Sunday. She was voted “Best Up & Coming Blog” in the 2009 PR Blog Awards – and I think it’s safe to say that the up and coming came and went. She’s here to stay and poised to continue the pace into 2010.

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Man vs. DebtMan vs. Debt

His description: Sell your crap. Pay off your debt. Do what you love.

My description: The line above sums it up nicely – but what I love about Adam’s approach is that he makes the whole personal finance location independence thing seem not so scary, and for the average Joe like me, it’s refreshing to read a blog that tackles some difficult issues in a compelling and downright exciting way. Baker has some big plans ahead for 2010 (in addition to total world domination) - and it’s going to be exciting, from the outside looking in, to watch things unfold.

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DonireeDoniree

Summary: Doniree takes a personal approach with her blog, and she does it well. She’s not all “look at me! look at me!” – she’s tasteful in her approach and leaves you clinging to every word. It’s the mark of a truly great writer when you can write about yourself and relate it to so many. She recently quit her job and is moving across the country (wait…doesn’t that sound familiar?) and has a bright bright future ahead of her. I couldn’t be more excited for all the good things coming her way. If you want to follow someone who’s passionate about life and LIVING, look no further.

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WordpostWordPost

His description: I’m a believer of youth in business, a lover of indie rock, a writer, listener, and news junkie. I am interested in thinking critically about the world today. I am interested in searching for solutions to our problems. I am interested in doing business better—with more passion and for the sake of our customers, not at their expense. And that’s what this blog is about.

My description: I just recently (literally a couple weeks ago) stumbled across Andrew and ‘Wordpost’ and I’m already loving what I see. Part of blogging is about new discoveries, and this is one of those gems I’m glad I found now (wish I found sooner) so I can be a part of the bandwagon moving forward. His unique perspective on the world of business and Social Media keeps me coming back. Check this guy out if you know what’s good for you!

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Sam DavidsonSam Davidson

His description: I use my blog to start conversations that matter – to make my readers think about what’s important and then take the neccesary steps to live a better life, build a better community, and become a better person. I hope to challenge you, inspire you, and give you practical ideas to do something with your life – your one, unique, crazy, meaningful life.

My description: It’s amazing to me that more people aren’t already reading Sam’s blog. This social entrepreneur, Gen Y thought leader, and soon-to-be dad is constantly putting out great writing that makes you think, and more importantly, makes you want to get out there and do something. I love this line from one of his recent posts: “A lot changes in a year. But maybe not a whole lot does over the course of 2,000 of them.” – Talk about saying a lot without saying a lot – head over and follow this guy closely into the new year!

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Free PursuitsFree Pursuits

His description: I started this blog to explore what’s possible in lifestyle design and to help people realize that you don’t have to live how everyone else does. There is a richer, more passionate life waiting for you outside of the typical deferred-life plan of the status quo.

My description: I recently became an avid reader of Corbett’s blog and you can never get enough of these “sucking the marrow out of life” blogs. In fact, we need more of them. We need as much motivation as we can to get off our asses and start doing what we want to do today – not tomorrow – today.

Whether you’re living life without pants, throwing your middle finger up to the world, or journeying on your pursuit to freedom, there’s a lot of good to go around, and plenty to take with you into the new decade!

What are some of your favorite blogs from 2009? Which ones should we be following into 2010?

Stay tuned tomorrow as I take a look at 10 valuable life lessons learned this year.


117 Responses
  • Sam Davidson Reply

    Thanks for the mention. Better yet, thanks for the list. I’m going to check many of these out right away. Yet again, you’ve come up with a valuable post for the community. Thanks for that.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Of course Sam – you’ve been sort of my “indirect mentor” in a lot of ways – it’s been a pleasure knowing you over the past several years and I look forward to seeing where life takes you next! Happy holidays & happy new year! When’s the baby due?

  • Sam Davidson Reply

    Thanks for the mention. Better yet, thanks for the list. I’m going to check many of these out right away. Yet again, you’ve come up with a valuable post for the community. Thanks for that.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Of course Sam – you’ve been sort of my “indirect mentor” in a lot of ways – it’s been a pleasure knowing you over the past several years and I look forward to seeing where life takes you next! Happy holidays & happy new year! When’s the baby due?

  • Wojciech Kulicki Reply

    Thanks for the great list–it’s fun to find new blogs to read, especially recommended so highly by others.

    Life After College looks particularly interesting.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Life After College is great – and if you’re not already following Jenny Blake you’re missing out! Hope you enjoy reading through these blogs – a great list to start with going into the new year!

  • Wojciech Kulicki Reply

    Thanks for the great list–it’s fun to find new blogs to read, especially recommended so highly by others.

    Life After College looks particularly interesting.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Life After College is great – and if you’re not already following Jenny Blake you’re missing out! Hope you enjoy reading through these blogs – a great list to start with going into the new year!

  • JONNY | thelifething.com Reply

    Mate, nice list.

    A few of these I already follow and especially the Middle FInger Project, shes is awesome, the others I am about to have a look through.

    Good on you for compiling the list mate, I’ll even turn a blind eye that I wasn’t on it :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Ashley (TMFProject) sort of came out of nowhere didn’t she? Love your enthusiasm and passionate writing style – even if some of her fonts hurt my eyes (lol).

      Next list has your name on it. If it makes you feel any better – I just stopped by and subscribed to The Life Thing’s RSS. Looking forward to reading more from you in 2010!

    • Ash Reply

      I’m blushing.

      Really.

      I said it once and I’ll say it again….marriage? You? Me? Lots of bad decisions and inappropriate decisions? Blog about it? Great. See you soon.

      • Matt Cheuvront Reply

        Haha. My fiance may have a thing or two to say about that – but we can at least be BFFs, only on the condition that you work on changing some of your fonts before my head explodes, por favor?

        • Ash Reply

          haha can’t we do the whole polygamy thing? ;)

          Honestly, I had to learn from scratch how to do any of that website….do you know how long it took me to figure out how to put that RSS icon on my homepage?!?! LOL. Point being, I know the fonts need to be changed up…esp in the titles of my posts…but just don’t know how to do it yet. :) Am working on it, buddy!!!!

          • Matt Cheuvront Reply

            I totally understand the do-it-yourself attitude. Everything I’ve learned has been self taught over the past year. That being said, if you need any design help, feel free to shoot me an email, that’s kind of my thing – at least, on the side :)

  • JONNY | thelifething.com Reply

    Mate, nice list.

    A few of these I already follow and especially the Middle FInger Project, shes is awesome, the others I am about to have a look through.

    Good on you for compiling the list mate, I’ll even turn a blind eye that I wasn’t on it :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Ashley (TMFProject) sort of came out of nowhere didn’t she? Love your enthusiasm and passionate writing style – even if some of her fonts hurt my eyes (lol).

      Next list has your name on it. If it makes you feel any better – I just stopped by and subscribed to The Life Thing’s RSS. Looking forward to reading more from you in 2010!

    • Ash Reply

      I’m blushing.

      Really.

      I said it once and I’ll say it again….marriage? You? Me? Lots of bad decisions and inappropriate decisions? Blog about it? Great. See you soon.

      • Matt Cheuvront Reply

        Haha. My fiance may have a thing or two to say about that – but we can at least be BFFs, only on the condition that you work on changing some of your fonts before my head explodes, por favor?

        • Ash Reply

          haha can’t we do the whole polygamy thing? ;)

          Honestly, I had to learn from scratch how to do any of that website….do you know how long it took me to figure out how to put that RSS icon on my homepage?!?! LOL. Point being, I know the fonts need to be changed up…esp in the titles of my posts…but just don’t know how to do it yet. :) Am working on it, buddy!!!!

          • Matt Cheuvront Reply

            I totally understand the do-it-yourself attitude. Everything I’ve learned has been self taught over the past year. That being said, if you need any design help, feel free to shoot me an email, that’s kind of my thing – at least, on the side :)

  • Andrew Swenson Reply

    Thanks for the list Matt. I’m overwhelmingly honored that you chose me to be part of it.

    I’m also excited that Life without Pants is part of my daily reading routine. If you don’t mind though, I need to go subscribe to a few new blogs right now…

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Hey Andrew. My pleasure to share Wordpost with my community here – love what I’ve read from you so far and looking forward to many more good things next year. The daily reading routine is mutual. Now go ahead and get back to subscribing to the rest of these…

  • Andrew Swenson Reply

    Thanks for the list Matt. I’m overwhelmingly honored that you chose me to be part of it.

    I’m also excited that Life without Pants is part of my daily reading routine. If you don’t mind though, I need to go subscribe to a few new blogs right now…

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Hey Andrew. My pleasure to share Wordpost with my community here – love what I’ve read from you so far and looking forward to many more good things next year. The daily reading routine is mutual. Now go ahead and get back to subscribing to the rest of these…

  • Lauren Fernandez Reply

    Thanks for the shout out Matt – I’m pretty humbled by it. I have definitely learned from you this year, and I appreciate all of our talks! There are some new blogs here I’ll have to check out – thanks for that.

    By the way – the disclaimer made me laugh. I never know how to describe my blog. :P

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha, I am terrible at describing my blog too, so don’t worry about it – I told you I’d make it work…It’s been a pleasure getting to know you (sorry it took so long) and I see good, no, make that GREAT things ahead for both of us in the new year.

  • Lauren Fernandez Reply

    Thanks for the shout out Matt – I’m pretty humbled by it. I have definitely learned from you this year, and I appreciate all of our talks! There are some new blogs here I’ll have to check out – thanks for that.

    By the way – the disclaimer made me laugh. I never know how to describe my blog. :P

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha, I am terrible at describing my blog too, so don’t worry about it – I told you I’d make it work…It’s been a pleasure getting to know you (sorry it took so long) and I see good, no, make that GREAT things ahead for both of us in the new year.

  • Robby G Reply

    I know some of these blogs and even guest posted there, but some are just new to me. Thanks for the list, gonna check ‘em out. I also just came to this site through a link on a comment I saw of yours. From the title to the header to the entire theme, I like it so far. Gonna check out some more of your content! Cheers!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Robby – somehow I know I’ve stumbled across your blog before – will be sure to check it out more often moving forward. Also now following you on Twitter – did I see correctly that you’re in Amsterdam? That has to be a heck of a time out there, eh? Be in touch!

  • Robby G Reply

    I know some of these blogs and even guest posted there, but some are just new to me. Thanks for the list, gonna check ‘em out. I also just came to this site through a link on a comment I saw of yours. From the title to the header to the entire theme, I like it so far. Gonna check out some more of your content! Cheers!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Robby – somehow I know I’ve stumbled across your blog before – will be sure to check it out more often moving forward. Also now following you on Twitter – did I see correctly that you’re in Amsterdam? That has to be a heck of a time out there, eh? Be in touch!

      • Robby G Reply

        Yeah, I’m living in Dam for the year. It’s a pretty crazy city and now that the weather is getting better, lots of things to do and see. I’m gonna RSS this site so I don’t lose track.

        • Matt Cheuvront Reply

          Awesome – hope you’re enjoying yourself and thanks for subscribing!

  • Baker Reply

    Appreciate the kind words and the inclusion, Matt! It’s awesome to be in such great company.

    Too bad you can’t put yourself on the list, too! Ah, maybe throw on a #11. ;-)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well, I’d be #1, but, you know, tis the season for giving, right? :)

      Your inclusion is very much deserved – I learn a lot from you and I think you and I have very similar attitudes with our blogs – always on the go, always experimenting with new things and ideas. Looking forward to a lot of great stuff from you next year and beyond!

  • Baker Reply

    Appreciate the kind words and the inclusion, Matt! It’s awesome to be in such great company.

    Too bad you can’t put yourself on the list, too! Ah, maybe throw on a #11. ;-)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well, I’d be #1, but, you know, tis the season for giving, right? :)

      Your inclusion is very much deserved – I learn a lot from you and I think you and I have very similar attitudes with our blogs – always on the go, always experimenting with new things and ideas. Looking forward to a lot of great stuff from you next year and beyond!

  • Guest Reply

    Aww, Matt! THANK YOU! I’m so flattered to be listed at all and especially alongside other amazing bloggers. This has been such a whirlwind year, and I’m so excited to see what 2010 brings for both of us! I’m so glad we got the chance to meet this year – I love what you’re doing! And thanks for this list! I’ve already clicked through the ones I haven’t seen before and I can’t wait to check them out :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’m really happy we had the opportunity to meet as well – next time you are in Chicago you have to let me know. Really excited for everything that you are about to embark on – I know you will do amazing things and I’m excited to follow along on your journey!

  • Doniree Reply

    Aww, Matt! THANK YOU! I’m so flattered to be listed at all and especially alongside other amazing bloggers. This has been such a whirlwind year, and I’m so excited to see what 2010 brings for both of us! I’m so glad we got the chance to meet this year – I love what you’re doing! And thanks for this list! I’ve already clicked through the ones I haven’t seen before and I can’t wait to check them out :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’m really happy we had the opportunity to meet as well – next time you are in Chicago you have to let me know. Really excited for everything that you are about to embark on – I know you will do amazing things and I’m excited to follow along on your journey!

  • Srinivas Rao Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for sharing this list. I had a chance to interview Rich yesterday for my podcast and it was extremely informative. The rest of this list is awesome and people I Was not yet aware of so I’ll be adding their feeds to my RSS reader.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem S – Rich is a great guy – was luck enough to work with him on his blog design a couple months ago. Hope you enjoy the rest of the folks on this list, they’d all be great candidates for your interviews. Talk to you soon!

  • Srinivas Rao Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for sharing this list. I had a chance to interview Rich yesterday for my podcast and it was extremely informative. The rest of this list is awesome and people I Was not yet aware of so I’ll be adding their feeds to my RSS reader.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem S – Rich is a great guy – was luck enough to work with him on his blog design a couple months ago. Hope you enjoy the rest of the folks on this list, they’d all be great candidates for your interviews. Talk to you soon!

  • Rich DeMatteo Reply

    Matt, holy banana nut cracker party! What a great list of people, and I look forward to getting in touch with all of them!

    I can honestly say that once you pimped up Corn On The Job, I felt pressure to pimp up my content. Since mid October when the new site went live I’ve felt a boost in in my creativity, my readership, and my enjoyment for the blog. You’ve helped me out in more ways than you know and I’m thrilled to be part of a list put together by you.

    Can’t wait to see what you, and the people on this list have in store for 2010!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      It’s pretty crazy what a little face lift can do to boost your overall ‘blogging confidence’ you know? I’ve been through it myself and when things look good, I feel good, I write good…wait, that wasn’t written too good…

      Anyways, It’s been great getting to know you and I was happy to give you that little push you needed to take things to the next level. This is a hell of a group here that will no doubt take over the world in 2010.

  • Rich DeMatteo Reply

    Matt, holy banana nut cracker party! What a great list of people, and I look forward to getting in touch with all of them!

    I can honestly say that once you pimped up Corn On The Job, I felt pressure to pimp up my content. Since mid October when the new site went live I’ve felt a boost in in my creativity, my readership, and my enjoyment for the blog. You’ve helped me out in more ways than you know and I’m thrilled to be part of a list put together by you.

    Can’t wait to see what you, and the people on this list have in store for 2010!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      It’s pretty crazy what a little face lift can do to boost your overall ‘blogging confidence’ you know? I’ve been through it myself and when things look good, I feel good, I write good…wait, that wasn’t written too good…

      Anyways, It’s been great getting to know you and I was happy to give you that little push you needed to take things to the next level. This is a hell of a group here that will no doubt take over the world in 2010.

  • Jason Reply

    Found your blog on a tweet put out by Adam Baker from ManvsDebt. I totally agree that the funnest part about blogging and reading blogs is running across new and exciting stuff.

    I truly appreciate the links to some fun new stuff and I will definitely be checking back in on you to see what’s next.

    Thanks

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Jason – always great to stumble across new writers. Just checked out (and subscribed to) forty2fifty – love the customization of Thesis (in case you can’t tell – I’m a fan myself – and look forward to reading more from you in the future. Cheers!

  • Jason Reply

    Found your blog on a tweet put out by Adam Baker from ManvsDebt. I totally agree that the funnest part about blogging and reading blogs is running across new and exciting stuff.

    I truly appreciate the links to some fun new stuff and I will definitely be checking back in on you to see what’s next.

    Thanks

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Jason – always great to stumble across new writers. Just checked out (and subscribed to) forty2fifty – love the customization of Thesis (in case you can’t tell – I’m a fan myself – and look forward to reading more from you in the future. Cheers!

  • Emily Jane Reply

    Oh wow! Some of those look REALLY good – looking forward to adding them to my reading! :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      You’ll be glad you did Emily! PS I have not forgotten about my ‘New Years’ guest post for you blog – expect it coming to an inbox near you in the next few days! :)

  • Josh Hanagarne Reply

    Matt, thanks so much for putting me on here. This is great company to be in and a great blog to appear on. You made my day. For anyone else reading this, Matt helped design World’s Strongest Librarian. Give him your money if you need some blog design! You won’t regret it.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem Josh – I love your work ethic, it’s something we should all strive for. And thanks for the design shout out (to everyone reading this – I swear I didn’t pay Josh for the ringing endorsement) :)

  • Emily Jane Reply

    Oh wow! Some of those look REALLY good – looking forward to adding them to my reading! :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      You’ll be glad you did Emily! PS I have not forgotten about my ‘New Years’ guest post for you blog – expect it coming to an inbox near you in the next few days! :)

  • Josh Hanagarne Reply

    Matt, thanks so much for putting me on here. This is great company to be in and a great blog to appear on. You made my day. For anyone else reading this, Matt helped design World’s Strongest Librarian. Give him your money if you need some blog design! You won’t regret it.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem Josh – I love your work ethic, it’s something we should all strive for. And thanks for the design shout out (to everyone reading this – I swear I didn’t pay Josh for the ringing endorsement) :)

  • Corbett Barr Reply

    The thing I love most about this list is that I hadn’t heard of half of the blogs. I’m looking forward to checking them all out. Thanks for the inclusion on your list, I’m honored. I have really enjoyed reading Life Without Pants this year, and can’t wait to see what you do in 2010!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I wanted to be very diverse in how I chose these to be featured – it’s a reflection of me broadening my blog reading horizons as well. It’s easy to get caught up in the “Social Media” blogs out there, but there’s a whole world of other amazing writers who may not be getting the credit they deserve. Excited for more greatness from Free Pursuits!

  • Corbett Barr Reply

    The thing I love most about this list is that I hadn’t heard of half of the blogs. I’m looking forward to checking them all out. Thanks for the inclusion on your list, I’m honored. I have really enjoyed reading Life Without Pants this year, and can’t wait to see what you do in 2010!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I wanted to be very diverse in how I chose these to be featured – it’s a reflection of me broadening my blog reading horizons as well. It’s easy to get caught up in the “Social Media” blogs out there, but there’s a whole world of other amazing writers who may not be getting the credit they deserve. Excited for more greatness from Free Pursuits!

  • Sean Reply

    Matt, excellent list you have put together here. With the exception of maybe two of these, I currently follow everyone on the list. It is awesome to see people like Corbett who has been around for a while (in relative terms), as well as Ashley who really did kind of come out of nowhere, both be included. I am expecting huge things from all of these blogs and am looking forward to being along for the ride!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Sean – I know it’s long overdue, but I finally went and subscribed to Location 180 (to be honest I thought I already was, but regardless, I am now!) Here’s to an exciting year ahead of us!

  • Sean Reply

    Matt, excellent list you have put together here. With the exception of maybe two of these, I currently follow everyone on the list. It is awesome to see people like Corbett who has been around for a while (in relative terms), as well as Ashley who really did kind of come out of nowhere, both be included. I am expecting huge things from all of these blogs and am looking forward to being along for the ride!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for coming by Sean – I know it’s long overdue, but I finally went and subscribed to Location 180 (to be honest I thought I already was, but regardless, I am now!) Here’s to an exciting year ahead of us!

  • Ash Reply

    I’m crafty. Very, very crafty.

    Apparently.

    :)

    So excited to have been included here – and it’s only Tuesday! Imagine what could happen by Friday! ;) But, no – seriously – I’ve been humbled by the fact that people are genuinely interested in what I’m writing, AKA, flipping the bird to, and I look forward to moving ahead full steam in 2010! Yeah! Obviously living Life Without Pants whilst simultaneously flipping the bird is the way to go!!! Rock on, Matt!!!!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      That you are, Ash.

      I’m not sure what you were doing BEFORE you launched the TMF Project, but I’m glad you came onto the scene when you did. No one else has EVER used Men in Black references expect me, until you – and our mutual love for Duck Tales cannot be denied. Methinks 2010 is going to be a fun year!

  • Ash Reply

    I’m crafty. Very, very crafty.

    Apparently.

    :)

    So excited to have been included here – and it’s only Tuesday! Imagine what could happen by Friday! ;) But, no – seriously – I’ve been humbled by the fact that people are genuinely interested in what I’m writing, AKA, flipping the bird to, and I look forward to moving ahead full steam in 2010! Yeah! Obviously living Life Without Pants whilst simultaneously flipping the bird is the way to go!!! Rock on, Matt!!!!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      That you are, Ash.

      I’m not sure what you were doing BEFORE you launched the TMF Project, but I’m glad you came onto the scene when you did. No one else has EVER used Men in Black references expect me, until you – and our mutual love for Duck Tales cannot be denied. Methinks 2010 is going to be a fun year!

  • cameron plomm Reply

    Will definetely check all the blogs listed. Some I know some I don’t. But if you love them I’m betting I will too.

    Gunning for the 2011 list, look out!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Definitely check these guys out Cameron – you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to good things from you in 2010 as well!

  • cameron plomm Reply

    Will definetely check all the blogs listed. Some I know some I don’t. But if you love them I’m betting I will too.

    Gunning for the 2011 list, look out!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Definitely check these guys out Cameron – you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to good things from you in 2010 as well!

  • Cheila Reply

    Wow Matt! What a wonderful group of people you picked out here. (even though, I follow some). Thank you for pointing them out. I’ll definitely be looking forward to follow these blogs.

    PS. Love the change on the comment box :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks as always for coming by Cheila. I know when I get a design compliment from you I’ve done something right :) – Hope you are having a great week!

  • Cheila Reply

    Wow Matt! What a wonderful group of people you picked out here. (even though, I follow some). Thank you for pointing them out. I’ll definitely be looking forward to follow these blogs.

    PS. Love the change on the comment box :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks as always for coming by Cheila. I know when I get a design compliment from you I’ve done something right :) – Hope you are having a great week!

  • Shane Mac Reply

    Well I just subscribed to 9 out of 10. Wordpost is a fan already on the list so I was able to skip over his since I was already subscribed.

    Thanks as always. @shanemacsays

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Nice man – hopefully you subscribed to Life Without Pants while you were at it (if you haven’t already). What? Nothing wrong with a LITTLE shameless plugging here :)

  • Shane Mac Reply

    Well I just subscribed to 9 out of 10. Wordpost is a fan already on the list so I was able to skip over his since I was already subscribed.

    Thanks as always. @shanemacsays

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Nice man – hopefully you subscribed to Life Without Pants while you were at it (if you haven’t already). What? Nothing wrong with a LITTLE shameless plugging here :)

  • Teresa Basich Reply

    Fantastic list, Matt! I’ve been craving new reading, so this came at the perfect time. The best blogging is the kind that praises the work of others and you’ve done an awesome job honoring these writers. Thanks for sharing!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Teresa – hope you find some good new reading with these blogs. I know you have some big plans for your own blog in the near future, can’t wait to see what you have in the works. Really glad we had the opportunity to meet earlier this year – already looking forward to your next pass through Chicago :)

  • Teresa Basich Reply

    Fantastic list, Matt! I’ve been craving new reading, so this came at the perfect time. The best blogging is the kind that praises the work of others and you’ve done an awesome job honoring these writers. Thanks for sharing!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Teresa – hope you find some good new reading with these blogs. I know you have some big plans for your own blog in the near future, can’t wait to see what you have in the works. Really glad we had the opportunity to meet earlier this year – already looking forward to your next pass through Chicago :)

  • @NashvilleBen Reply

    I completely agree that Sam Davidson’s blog is a great one to follow. Good stuff, good list.

    Ben

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Right there with you Ben. I’m an avid reader, and I’m sure more and more people will catch on to his wisdom as we move into the new year. Thanks for coming by!

  • @NashvilleBen Reply

    I completely agree that Sam Davidson’s blog is a great one to follow. Good stuff, good list.

    Ben

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Right there with you Ben. I’m an avid reader, and I’m sure more and more people will catch on to his wisdom as we move into the new year. Thanks for coming by!

  • Grace Boyle Reply

    Such a good list. You’re right ahead of me, I already have a Best of 2009 post and also a list of my blogs to look out for. Tis the season, eh? ;)

    I love this and have subscribed to a few new blogs today, thanks to you.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      It is that giving season, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see your list. I hope you know that you belong here just as much as one of these – but I figured, if people don’t know about SHBI by now, they must be living under a rock or something, right? :)

      It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you over the past year Grace – big things ahead of us next year!

  • Grace Boyle Reply

    Such a good list. You’re right ahead of me, I already have a Best of 2009 post and also a list of my blogs to look out for. Tis the season, eh? ;)

    I love this and have subscribed to a few new blogs today, thanks to you.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      It is that giving season, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see your list. I hope you know that you belong here just as much as one of these – but I figured, if people don’t know about SHBI by now, they must be living under a rock or something, right? :)

      It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you over the past year Grace – big things ahead of us next year!

  • Antony Reply

    Thanks for the interesting blogs. I will take a peak at a few.

    A x

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Antony. Hope you enjoy checking out some of these blogs!

  • Antony Reply

    Thanks for the interesting blogs. I will take a peak at a few.

    A x

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Antony. Hope you enjoy checking out some of these blogs!

  • Cali Harris Reply

    I follow a few of these, and am very much looking forward to checking out the rest! Great list – thanks. :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      All great – you can’t go wrong with any of these – and hopefully you’ll be a regular here in my neck of the woods as well! Cheers!

  • Cali Harris Reply

    I follow a few of these, and am very much looking forward to checking out the rest! Great list – thanks. :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      All great – you can’t go wrong with any of these – and hopefully you’ll be a regular here in my neck of the woods as well! Cheers!

  • Bloominglater Reply

    Matt -

    What a great list! I put this link on my “resource” task list at work and just got back to it. Ah! I’ve been missing out! Anyhoo – I am now reading several of these blogs and I owe it all to you!

    Sending you warm thoughts of peace and happiness this New Year!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Best wishes to you as well – hope you are enjoying some new reads (including Life Without Pants, eh?) Happy New Year!

  • Bloominglater Reply

    Matt -

    What a great list! I put this link on my “resource” task list at work and just got back to it. Ah! I’ve been missing out! Anyhoo – I am now reading several of these blogs and I owe it all to you!

    Sending you warm thoughts of peace and happiness this New Year!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Best wishes to you as well – hope you are enjoying some new reads (including Life Without Pants, eh?) Happy New Year!

  • Robby G Reply

    Yeah, I’m living in Dam for the year. It’s a pretty crazy city and now that the weather is getting better, lots of things to do and see. I’m gonna RSS this site so I don’t lose track.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Awesome – hope you’re enjoying yourself and thanks for subscribing!

  • sheberight Reply

    Matt – Cheers for the great post! Had many hours of enjoyment reading those blogs and yours. Especially like this post because by bookmarking this page I don't have to bookmark those 10.

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    Glad you enjoyed it – all very worthwhile reads. Cheers!

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