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What I Learned from the BEST BLOGGERS ON EARTH #IBCT


I sincerely believe that in order to be the best you have to learn from the best.

One of the cool features of  the International Blogger Championship Tournament is the opportunity to learn from the best bloggers on earth.

In preparing for this years tournament I thought it would be a great opportunity to hear from the best in the biz on a very important topic, success.

So, I contacted a handful of the top bloggers on the internet and I asked them one question:



What is the most important skill to becoming a successful blogger?



Here’s what they had to say:


Ian-Cleary - Writing high quality  content that is relevant to the niche you  operate in.  If you don't have high quality content then you don't have a chance of being successful.

Ian’s blog RazorSocial.com was ranked #46 overall in the 2014 #IBCT.

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“Be authentic.  With so much hype and encyclopedia-like content floating around the web, people long to connect with genuine, authentic people who have shown their primary goal is to help their audience.  The main reason many bloggers fail is they are trying to be carbon copies of other successful sites instead of finding their own voice and approach.”

Lisa Irby

 Lisa’s blog 2CreateAWebsite.com was ranked #44 overall in the 2014 #IBCT

Follow Lisa on Twitter and GooglePlus and don’t miss this exclusive interview.




Zac’s site BloggingTips.com was ranked #33 overall in the 2014 #IBCT. 

Also, Zac has a second site that was nominated for the tournament #94 ZacJohnson.com.  Zac is the ONLY blogger with two sites ranked in the #IBCT.

Follow Zac on Twitter and GooglePlus


Avinash-Kaushik - "Be brutally  honest  about what  you know,  and only  write about  what you  know."

Avinash’s blog kaushik.net was ranked #49 overall in the 2014 #IBCT.

Follow Avinash on Twitter and GooglePlus.


The most important skill is writing.  You can be a web design, branding and conversion ninja. But if you can't write, no one's  going to read your blog.

Brian’s blog BackLinko.com was ranked #27 overall in the 2014 #IBCT.

Follow Brian on Twitter and GooglePlus.





I have to exceed your expectations. 

I can’t say how excited I am to share a tip from one of my favorite bloggers personally because she has the courage to step up and talk about the most important topic of all:


Vani Hari FoodBabe.com

Vani’s blog FoodBabe.com was ranked #56 overall in the 2014 #IBCT.

Follow the Food Babe on Twitter and YouTube.



Now it’s over to you.

I have found that many times people fail to succeed because they are not willing to change.

They start out with an idea of “how it all will happen” and when it doesn’t go that way they get discouraged.

I want you to be successful so I want to encourage you to think like successful people.

Accept that if you want something you’ve never had you absolutely must do something you’ve never done.  Welcome change and GET busy but before you do share your opinion on this important topic, success. 

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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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12 comments on “What I Learned from the BEST BLOGGERS ON EARTH #IBCT
  1. Mohi says:

    Thanks a lot Darnell.

    Those five bloggers are my inspirations and almost for all. I have learned a lot from those great people. And I am glad to learn few more from your blog.

    I really appreciate your efforts. Keep up buddy.
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  2. Adrienne says:

    Great share Darnell!

    As we all know that without great content you’ll be nowhere fast, I think that what Lisa and Avinash said about being genuine and truthful goes a very very very long way. People can see through you after a period of time and it’s hard to save your reputation when you’ve taken the wrong road.

    Thanks for contacting these amazing bloggers and sharing this with us.

    Adrienne recently posted…Why Blogging Relationships Always Win Over TrafficMy Profile (dofollow)

  3. Vikas Kumar says:

    Now, this was quiet inspiring for sure. Especially Zac is a great inspirational blogger. Thank you for getting all this together it is much appreciated. :)
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  4. Wow, they all agree on high quality content as being the most important thing.

    Without that no one is going to stick around for long. The only other way to make money on the internet that doesn’t require content would be products that sale, such as Amazon. I would think it would have to be a physical product that people want. Anything else you would have to convince people that it would make a difference to them if they had it.

    So for most of us it all starts with good content.

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  5. Allen Taylor says:

    Be aggressive. If you do nothing, nothing will come back to you.
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  6. I recently started marketing my blog and I could not imagine how easy it is, simply by having UNIQUE AND CAPTIVATING content. It’s like the few people I have been able to reach out to cannot get enough of it.
    victor nyorani recently posted…Reverse I Know You: A Superb Game To Bring Your Partner Back Down To EarthMy Profile

    • what’s up Victor,

      That’s the key understanding what content will really connect with people. There’s a lot of competition vying for everyone’s attention so when you write you have to make it count. I’ve found it’s easiest to just talk to your audience about the problems they’re facing from there you’ll come up with tons of idea. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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