30 best male bloggers #30bestof #30DTC

In January I announced a monthly series of the 30 best of #30bestof. This is the second overview in this series. After the ladies beginning March it is now the gentlemen’s turn. An overview of the 30 best male bloggers on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

Here they are, in alphabetical order, the best male bloggers. Psst it is not 30 but 36.

30 best of male bloggers

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Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss blog

Alan Weiss (@BentleyGTCSpeed) blogs on contrarianconsulting.com. He is famous from his books like Million Dollar Consulting, Million Dollar Speaking, and Million Dollar Coaching.

Posts like Traits of My Most Successful Mentoring Clients

Blog Tyrant

The Blog Tyrant (@BlogTyrant) is a mystirious young man from Australie that already sold a few blogs successfully and writes on blogtyrant.com.

Read posts of home like 5 Link Bait Post Types That Get You More Email Subscribers

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan site

Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) writes on chrisbrogan.com, one of the most visited blogs in this area. No 3 on the AdAge Power150. A great guy.

Read posts like Learn From Adele – Build Your Platform. Amazing that he writes these posts every day and it takes Chris about 20 minutes to write these kind of posts.

Chris Garrett

Chris Garret blog

Chris Garrett (@chrisgarrett) knows a lot about blogging and buidling your business by sharing what you know. You can find him on www.chrisg.com/blog/

I love articles like When Should You Start Selling from Your Blog? from the most conventional unconventional guy.

Christopher Penn

Christopher S. Penn Awaken Your Superhero

Christopher S. Penn (@cspenn) has a nice tone of voice in his blog www.christopherspenn.com

Interesting posts on analytics like: Are you doing a quarterly metrics review?

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink blog

Daniel Pink (@danielpink) author of the great book Drive writes informative posts, does videos and podcasts on www.danpink.com.

An informative post by Daniel, on the Pomodoro method: Can a tomato make you more productive?

Dan Zarella

Dan Zarrella blog

Not sure but Dan (@danzarrella) is a bit behind on posting, last post from January but he has great statistics and information on danzarrella.com.

An example post with interesting stats and graphics [Infographic] How to Get More Clicks on Twitter

Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse Problogger

Darren (@problogger) played a major role for me to get started with blogging back in 2005. You can still read regular posts by Darren on www.problogger.net/blog/ and many other guest bloggers.

Posts are about blogging, ads, products and more, like this post How to Pitch Your Dream Company for a Win/Win/Win Blogging Collaboration [Case Study].

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott (@dmscott) is a wonderfull speaker, as the attendees of SMC Amsterdam can confirm. He wrote a number of books and ebooks including the best seller and writes often on www.webinknow.com

I love what David writes on marketing and leadership strategies. Posts that make you go mmmm, like How to do something audacious

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern Social Triggers

Derek Halpern (@derekhalpern) writes at Social Triggers about how psychology helps you get traffic and sales. A very interesting angle. Derek catapulted his blog with blog reviews on blogs of well known bloggers. Like these videos with Denise Wakeman, Smart Passive Income Laura Roeder, Lewis Howes and many more.

Posts like The #1 Sales Killer On Your Site—And How to Get Rid Of It For Good are really interesting. Go read Derek’s blog.

Eric Reis

Eric Reis

Eric Reis (@ericries) author of The Lean Startup writes at www.startuplessonslearned.com. Eric used the principles of Lean Manufacturing to startups.

Watch the talk in this video: That old-time startup religion

Eugene Farber

Eugene Farber (@eugenefarber) writes about content on www.contentstrategyhub.com.

Posts like will Straight from the Source: Blog Post Ideas for Value-Packed Content will help ou to create better posts.

Garr Reynolds

Garr Reynolds

Do you do presetations? You should as an entrepreneur. Learn more about presenting on Garr Reynolds’ blog www.presentationzen.com. You can find Garr on Twitter (@presentationzen)

There are plenty of posts by Garr on his blog to learn more about presentating, like Progress and the intentional selection of less.

Glen Allsop

Glen Allsop

A blog that I learned about a few months ago and boy does Glenn (@viperchill) give me valuable information on www.viperchill.com. He shares How To’s, case studies and user guides.

Read behind the scene of his premium product launch and case study 7 steps to creating million dollar web apps with Joost de Valk.

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki) is a venture capatalist but he also launches his own companies like All Top and uses social media to promote these ventures. Read more on http://blog.guykawasaki.com/, How to Change the World. A practical blog for impractical people.

Guy is an author and gives great presentations on entrepreneurship. Read his posts like Raising Money: What Not to Say and What Not to Believe and How to Create an Enchanting Pitch #OfficeandGuyK

Hector Cuevas

Hector Cuevas

Hector Cuevas (@hectorcuevas) is the Inbound Pro and writes at www.inboundpro.net/blog. Inbound marketing is everything I believe in. It is about attracting your target audience, instead of pushing your information.

Hector wrote a number of ebooks as a free resource for you, The Ultimate Guide to Writing & Selling an Ebook in 7 Weeks or his 7 Simple Action Steps To Build An Unshakable Blog Foundation with his scatter strategy in step 7.

James Altucher

James Altucher confidential

James Altucher (@jaltucher) is a trader, investor, writer, and entrepreneur and writes on www.jamesaltucher.com/. He writes all kind of things and it is fun to read his posts.

Read these 9 things in How to Be Less Stupid by James. For entrepreneurs it is good to read The 100 Rules for Being a Good Entrepreneur and The Easiest Way to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Jay Baer

Jay Baer Convince and Convert

Jay Baer (@jaybaer) calls himself a hype-free social media and content strategist and speaker. Jay and guest bloggers write at www.convinceandconvert.com

Read this interesting post Fight Premature Monetization – Add a Second Step to Your Content Marketing on how important this is when people look at 10 resources before they buy from you. You will also learn from this video with Derek Halpern on better website conversion.

Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen a Smart Bear

Jason Cohen (@asmartbear) is the founder of WP Engine and Smart Bear Software. He shares his posts on blog.asmartbear.com/ and writes about startups and marketing.

Interesting post by Jason: Intense Asymmetry and Self-Flagellation

This is one of the great new blogs I found while creating this inspiration overview.

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas) and some guest bloggers, blog at www.jeffbullas.com about social media marketing for business.

He writes about Pinterest, Facebook, and other social networking sites or more general about Why Content is the Foundation of your Social Media Marketing.

John Jantsch

Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch

John Jantsch (@ducttape) writes at www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/ and I follow his writing (including the books) for a long time now. This blog is really about marketing for the small business.

Read posts like The Three Most Important Factors of Business Success and How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps

Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta ZenHabits

Leo Babauta (@zen_habits) writes at zenhabits.net. Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

A peace of simplicity in this large list. Build some peace in your every day live as an entrepreneur and read his posts like A Powerful Three-Step Algorithm for Happiness or A Survival Guide for Beating Information Addiction

Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes site

Lewis Howes (@lewishowes) is a great athlete turned into a LinkedIn, webinar pro and making lots of money with it. Always good te learn on www.lewishowes.com.

Interested in doing a webinar? Read this post and ebook The Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide by Lewis.

Mack Collier

Mack Collier

Mack Collier (@mackcollier) writes in his hub www.mackcollier.com – even though he writes more for larger companies, lots of the posts can be used by you as an independent professional.

Posts like What’s the Difference Between a Brand Advocate and a Brand Ambassador? and Think Like a Rockstar: How Taylor Swift Connects With Her Fans At Concerts will help you to create your social media strategy.

Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer Grow

Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer) is about grow. We are all in marketing to grow our company, reputation, our customers, ourselves. Mark and guest authors write at www.businessesgrow.com/blog/.

Mark writes about Twitter and other social media.

Martyn Chamberlin

Martyn Chamberlin

Martyn Chamberlin (@twohourblogger) is the Two Hour Blogger – he is calls himself a Visual artist. Martyn is a Front end web developer and let’s not forget a college student. So what is stopping you?

He writes interesting posts like The Most Painful Way to Becoming a Proficient Professional in Your Vertical – is school the right way?

Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

Michael (@michaelhyatt) loves to help people live and lead on purpose. He is the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers and blogs daily at michaelhyatt.com.

It is great how open Michael is in his blog and you can learn how he created his ebook and podcast for example. Listen to his podcast #006: the power of incremental change

Michael Port

Michael Port bookyourselfsolid.com

Michael Port (@michaelport) is the author of the book Book Yourself Solid www.bookyourselfsolid.com/blog/. A great book where you will learn to grow your business.

Enjoy Michael’s posts like, Your Logo doesn’t matter.

Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel TwistImage.

If you want to learn about good writing, reporter style writing, read Mitch Joel’s daily posts on www.twistimage.com/blog/. His book ‘Six Pixels of Seperation’ (2009) is a must read. His new book Ctrl Alt Del is scheduled for Spring 2013. Follow him Twitter (@mitchjoel)

Read posts like The E-commerce Tipping Point and No Pictures Allowed, and listen to the podcast The Realities Of Being Brandwashed with Martin Lindstrom of Brandwashed.

Neil Patel

Neil Patel QuickSprout

Neil (@neilpatel) writes great blog posts on quicksprout.com. I have already learned so much from his content. @neilpatel

This is a great taste of his valuable content, The Marketer’s Guide to Blogging

Neville Hobson

Neville Hobson

Neville Hobson (@jangles) does a weekly podcast with Shel Holtz on FIR and publishes it and other posts on www.nevillehobson.com.

Neville writes about Business, Communication, Technology. And shiny new objects. Like Website backups: 4 ways to protect your investment

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn (@patflynn) writes at www.smartpassiveincome.com about passive income that you can generate. Great articles and valuable examples.

What is really great is that Pat is sharing his earnings each month like, My Monthly Report – March 2012

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bharagava

Rohit Bhargave (@rohitbhargava) writes at www.rohitbhargava.com, and I like what he writes. We got his previous book Personality not Included translated in Dutch and published at A.W. Bruna.

An example of Rohit’s writing 5 Insights From The 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is not really on Twitter but you can follow his daily posts on sethgodin.typepad.com. Author of books like Linchpin, Tribes, Purple Cow and many more.

Short posts, longer posts, thought provoking, marketing like this one, Making big decisions about money

Shel Israel

Shel Israel Blog

Shel Israel (@shelisrael) writes at globalneighbourhoods.net and has a new book out. Presentations is an important part for you as an solopreneur to get the word out. So learn about good presentations with this book.

This is one of the posts about his book A Stellar Presentations Excerpt: The Three Questions

Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders blog

Tim Sanders (@sanderssays) is a great author and speaker you can read more about him via sanderssays.typepad.com. Watch the review of Today we are Rich.

Love this post Rehearse Before You Create
David Lynch: “It takes four hours to get one hour of creative work done.”


Again it was really difficult to make this selection. Some bloggers did not make the list although I like what they wrote, but they are not blogging anymore or the topic is a bit off for independent professionals.

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By Erno Hannink

Sparring and accountability partner for entrepreneurs who create sustainable positive impact. Explores decision-making. Shares his insights on this in, articles, books (Dutch), podcast, newsletters, and tools. Has a life mission to reduce social and ecological inequality. Father of two children, husband of M., runs, referee for the national soccer league, and uses stoicism for calm. Lives in the Netherlands. Speaks Dutch, English, and German.


  1. Wow Erno, Thanks so much for the mention! This is quite some company you are putting me in. Very humbling. I’ll have to do my best to live up to it :).

  2. Awesome stuff Erno.. thanks for the mention. Looks like I’m in great company. I’m honored to be on this list.

    Now, let me go share this all over.. take care bro..

  3. Thanks for mentioning me… very cool. I have to admit, when I saw the headline I got a little nervous (I was wondering what gender had to do with it?).

    All the best!

    1. Thank you Mitch. Gender has nothing to do with it. It just gave me the opportunity to create 2 of these lists 🙂 And now I see lots of difference in the responses and attention for these 2 overviews. The ladies shared their list a lot more than the men did.

      PS I am reading your book now (Six Pixels of Separation) and enjoying it 🙂

  4. My father-in-law is 90 years old and sharp as a…anything that is sharp. He has just started a blog and though many of my friends have read it and commented, he wonders where all the men are? Would you all please look at his blog and leave comments? It would mean the world to him. He also needs some technical help…but we can deal with that later. Here’s the link:

    Please read it and comment on it. Send him some love:


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