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2013 #IBCT Nominations – Did your favorite blog make the list?


It’s that time of the year again.

If you’ve been following me you know that I talk about the #IBCT a lot.

It’s something that I spend a ton of time on, it’s crazy.

Sometimes I wonder why the hell am I doing all of this, but then after I finish my research I’m reassured ten fold.



Another thing you may have noticed me talking about is #OldSchoolKnowledge.

That’s the belief in stuff like “there’s nothing new under the sun” and “anything worth having is worth working and waiting for”.


This is why I believe the best way to learn something worth doing is to learn it from someone who really knows how to do it.

This is how the #IBCT got started.


I used to email a list of great websites to my clients so they could see what’s possible with their blog.

The problem was the list just kept growing and growing.

Finally, I realized I should to come up with a cool way to share this information publicly and get others involved.



I was very excited with the response from the first year.

This is how I first made contact with very successful bloggers such as the inaugural champion Hesham Zebida of FamousBloggers.net.



Last year I featured hugenormous MEGA websites such as DrudgeReport and Engadget.

I wanted people to see that the sky really is the limit.

That’s HUGE business, I’m just saying all dreams are free so dream big.


This year I’m focusing on blogs run by individuals or just a couple people.

Small businesses if you will. (Even though Drudge is run by like 3 people, total.)


This year I’ve switched things up a bit.

There are three types of bloggers that I’ve nominated this year:

  • Bloggers earning over $1 million dollars per year.
  • Bloggers earning over $100k per year.
  • Bloggers on the rise.  (One day soon 6 and 7 figure earners)



Here are my 128 nominations for the 2013 #IBCT

SixRevisions.com Jacob Gube
Problogger.net Darren Rowse
Copyblogger.com Brian Clark
SocialMediaExaminer.com Michael Stelzner
WPbeginner.com Syed Balkhi
ShoutMeLoud.com Harsh Agrawal
slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen and Ewdison Then
Abduzeedo.com Fabio Sasso
SmartPassiveIncome.com Pat Flynn
FourHourWorkWeek.com Tim Ferriss
Quicksprout.com NEIL PATEL
FreeLanceSwitch.com Collis Taeed
2CreateAWebsite.com Lisa Irby
StevePavlina.com Steve Pavlina
ZenHabits.net Leo Babauta
JohnChow.com John Chow
IncomeDiary.com Michael Dunlop
ShoeMoney.com Jeremy Schoemaker
FamousBloggers.net Hesham Zebida
Entrepreneurs-Journey.com Yaro Starak
Source-Wave.com Becker & Cass
MattsMarketingBlog.com Matt Carter
ArtOfManliness.com Brett and Kate McKay
ChrisBrogan.com Chris Brogan
ViperChill.com Glen Allsopp
iBlogZone.com Francisco Perez
Netchunks.com Shiva Chettri
TrafficGenerationCafe.com Ana Hoffman
ComLuv.com Andy Bailey
kaushik.net Avinash Kaushik
marcandangel.com Marc and Angel
Clicknewz.com Lynn Terry
SmittenKitchen.com Deb Perelman
BasicBlogTips.com Ileane Smith
Michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt
ThinkTraffic.net Corbett Barr
Kikolani.com Kristi Hines
Coolest-Gadgets.com Allan Carlton
MarieForleo.com Marie Forleo
NicksTraffictricks.com Nick Stewart
SEObyTheSea.com Bill Slawski
ZenPencils.com Gavin Aung
PickTheBrain.com John Wesley and Erin Falconer
WeBlogBetter.com Kiesha Easley
Dukeo.com Stephane Kerwer
MariSmith.com Mari Smith
DuctTapeMarketing.com John Jantsch
ZacJohnson.com Zac Johnson
TheBloggess.com Jenny Lawson
TinyBuddha.com Lori Deschene
DavidRisley.com David Risley
BrianSolis.com Brian Solis
CarAdvice.com.au Alborz Fallah
Imimpact.com/blog Shane Melaugh
BloggerMint.com Franklin Manuel
Dudeiwantthat.com Two Dudes
SmartBloggerz.com Sushant Risodkar
JamesAltucher.com James Altucher
PenelopeTrunk.com Penelope Trunk
GrowMap.com Gail Gardner
FirePoleMarketing.com Danny Iny
HotBlogTips.com Brian D. Hawkins
SteveScottSite.com Steve Scott
TimothySykes.com Timothy Sykes
NerdFitness.com/blog Steve Kamb
AdrienneSmith.net Adrienne Smith
SocialMediaExplorer.com Jason Falls
blogtyrant.com Ramsay The Blog Tyrant
TheSalesLion.com Marcus Sheridan
BoostBlogTraffic.com Jon Morrow
LKRsocialmedia.com Laura  Roeder
PositivityBlog.com Henrik Edberg
LetsBuildWebsites.com MITZ
GaryVaynerchuk.com Gary Vaynerchuk
happiness-project.com Gretchen Rubin
SteveBlank.com Steve Blank
liveyourlegend.net Scott Dinsmore
MyWifeQuitHerJob.com Steve C
BecomeABlogger.com Leslie Samuel
ChrisG.com Chris Garrett
Probloggertips.com Yeremi Akpan
personalexcellence.co Celestine Chua
LeavingWorkBehind.com Tom Ewer
MakeALivingWriting.com Carol Tice
sivers.org Derek Sivers
FansBridge.com Faissal Alhaithami
ContentMarketingup.com Michael Chibuzor
ManvsDebt.com Adam Baker
AlexWhalley.com Alex Whalley
PaidToExist.com Jonathan Mead
MenWithPens.ca James Chartrand
StayOnSearch.com Mark Thompson
reviewzntips.com Daniel Sharkov
MakeMoneyOnTheInternet.com Chris Guthrie
SparringMind.com Gregory Ciotti
DannyBrown.me Danny Brown
JohnPaulAguiar.com John Paul Aguiar
ReachFinancialIndependence.com Pauline Paquin
JoelComm.com Joel Comm
TylerCruz.com Tyler Cruz
Everywhereist.com Geraldine DeRuiter
AriHerzog.com Ari Herzog
PushingSocial.com Stanford Smith
SuccessfulBlogging.com Annabel Candy
Growwithstacy.com Stacy Claflin
lifeoptimizer.org Donald Latumahina
OnlineIncomeTeacher.com Matt Smith
IncomePress.com Joey Kissimmee
HackTheSystem.com Maneesh Sethi
Erica.biz Erica Douglass
EMFastincome.com Enstine Muki
blogbloke.com Blog Broke
ImJustSharing.com Mitch Mitchell
Sizlopedia.com Saad Hamid
30yearoldninja.com Izzy
ProlificLiving.com/blog/ Farnoosh Brock
AlexisGrant.com Alexis Grantcom
GetBusyLivingblog.com Benny Hsu
ForeverJobLess.com Billy Murphy
FoolishAdventure.com Tim Conley
YourOnline.biz Darnell Jackson
StandOutBlogger.com Thomas Sinfield
CarrieWilkerson.com Carrie Wilkerson
VirtualMissFriday.com Michelle Dale
BuildaLittleBiz.com Karen Gunton
SimplyStatedBusiness.com Cathy Miller
GradMeetsWorld.org Amanda Abella
EmpireFlippers.com Justin Cooke and Joe Magnotti

*In order of Alexa rank.

+Only the top 64 will be selected for the tournament.


Now I want to hear from you.


What are you favorite blogs?

Please send me your nominations before 6PM EST Monday March 18th.

Post a comment below or on the main #IBCT page thanks.

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What's up! I'm Darnell the founder of Your Online Biz. I believe "We come from absolute greatness. Accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves." In 2012 I launched TruckLicense.net which redefined how to get a CDL without expensive trucking school. I also created the #IBCT - International Blogger Championship Tournament which features the top 64 blogs worldwide in a competitive comparative analysis. When you support me you help #PayItForward as I contribute 10% of my online income to help children in need.

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18 comments on “2013 #IBCT Nominations – Did your favorite blog make the list?
  1. Wow. Great list of blogs. I am already following most of the blogs on the list, and I can say that following and learning from their tips and styles are worth it.
    Victorino Abrugar recently posted…16 Leadership Tactics for Small BusinessesMy Profile

  2. mitz says:

    Great idea Darnell…

    How do I keep ending up at your blog?? Oh yeah I know..It’s your great ideas you come up with..

    mitz recently posted…Creating an Authority Website Because Blogging is Dumb?My Profile

  3. Whoa, I got nominated; thanks! I remember this from last year but it’s the first time I’m hearing of it this year and I saw it on a post today on G+. Great company to be in as well.
    Mitch Mitchell recently posted…You Can’t Please Everyone So Start With Pleasing YourselfMy Profile (dofollow)

  4. Brian Couch says:

    Where I’m going to vote? Hope I will be nominated next time. :D
    Brian Couch recently posted…Direct Selling Online- Stop Harassing Friends And Family!My Profile

  5. Johanna says:

    Great list and one that has thrown up some interesting new ‘faces’ along with the old tried and tested faves that I refer to often. Well done to my friend Annabel Candy for making the list :) One day I hope to be on the list too – wish’n and a dream’n!
    Johanna recently posted…How do I create an effective system to drive traffic to my blog?My Profile

  6. Wow Darnell, that’s an epic list – look forward to seeing where it goes :)
    Annabel Candy, Successful Blogging recently posted…5 Best Blogging Practices for Freelancers and ConsultantsMy Profile

  7. Ruth Zive says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination Darnell! Especially awesome to be included with such incredible bloggers!
    Ruth Zive recently posted…Does Your B2B Brand Have Personality?My Profile

  8. Adrienne says:

    Hey Darnell,

    I think anytime I’m nominated for something I’m honored so thank you for that. I’m definitely among a great group of bloggers and it’s kind of fun to see that although there are plenty of bloggers that have a heck of a lower Alexa ranking then me, I’ve got a lot of them beat still. Yay me!

    Again I just appreciate the mention so thank you for that.

    Adrienne recently posted…UPDATE: Author Bio Box Solution FoundMy Profile (dofollow)

  9. Stacy says:

    Thank you very much, Darnell! This is a great group of people, I’m honored to be listed with them!

    Stacy recently posted…Get 3 of My Books for Free – Limited time onlyMy Profile

  10. Meryl says:

    Without a doubt, my vote is for Marketing Wise!! They are paving the way and standing out as leaders in their field.

  11. Cathy Miller says:

    I’m not sure I understand the whole process – boomer brain here – :-) but I am honored to be nominated and to be in such good company.

    Thanks, Darnell.
    Cathy Miller recently posted…Spring Into Better Business WritingMy Profile (dofollow)

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