Clever Girl Miss Lori names her 5 fab bloggers for Trop50

Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!

It’s one thing to talk about things you love, it’s even better to talk about people you love, and respect. Thanks to Clever Girls Collective I am getting to do both today. I love blogging, and I love bloggers, but for this post I need to highlight only five of my favorites. What a daunting, “Sophie’s Choice” kind of a task. When I sat down at the computer to write this post I realized that though I have many, many, many favored bloggers, I don’t get a chance to read a lot of blogs consistently. However, I can’t help but read these five when I have a free moment. They are worth the time.

Chris Brogan: I have to admit, I have a little blogger crush on Chris, ever since I met him in person last year at The Disney Social Media Moms conference. I think he’s dreamy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to read the emails I get from him in the morning. It doesn’t matter to me that everyone else in the World who subscribes to his feed gets the very same emails, I still feel special. He is so talented, so intuitive, so authentic, so insightful…Well, you get the picture. If you have any desire to work in social media you simply have to read Chris. Yes, I am willing to share him.

Stacy Libby: Miss Stacey is also known as LaptopTV Mom. She and I were fellow SV Moms for the last two years. I was a secret fan of hers even before I found out she was a fan of mine. How’s that for true love. She keeps me up to date with this crazy industry I exist in. Her writing is so informative, but written with such heart. I not only feel educated, but touched all at the same time.

Melanie Sheridan: You probably know Melanie as A Dramatic Mommy, and I’m all about drama in my life! I have to admit I rarely get a chance to read Melanie’s posts, but I always make a point to check out her micro posts about her son and the cute things that he says. Totally reminds me of my kids when they were younger and that makes me smile.

Sarah Pinnix: You know my friend RealLifeSarah I bet. She’s a North Carolina sensation. Sarah and I have many things in common, a love of family, music, blogging, travel, dance…but we also have differences, and those are what I love best about our relationship. I am hands down, flat out, no quibbling a to the left, liberal Democrat. And when ever i post my views about politics, religion etc I can always count on Sarah to respectfully share her views, often different from mine. Hearing her take is so helpful, because eventhough I have strong opinions doesn’t mean there isn’t room for learning or discussion. Judging from Sarah’s responses to me she feels the same way. That openness and authenticity is palpable in Sarah’s blog and her vlogs too.

Kelly Olexa: Oh my Kelly. This hot lady is, well…HOT! And so is her blog. She always has the most vibrant, tantalizing pictures on her site as well. But the content is what brings it home. She has been tracking her fitness progress as a part of the Sears Fit club. And let me tell you Kelly is committed. When I attend conferences with her her first stop in the hotel is the fitness room. It’s really impressive how dedicated she is to her physical goals. her mental goals too, cuz this gal is smart. HOT, SMART & FIT, that’s Kelly in a nutshell.

These are my peeps and I love them. I hope you will love them too. Even more, I hope you will take the time to share your fav bloggers with me. Share and share alike, right? We can never have too many friends or posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰



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  1. Miss Lori says:

    Thanks so much for the compliments Mel. But thank you for being such a fine example of grace and humor while parenting.


  2. Miss Lori says:

    Yup, that’s me, a mom wrapped up in a minivan, kind of like a pig in a blanket. LOL! Honored to call you friend.


  3. Real Life Sarah says:

    Lori, I am beyond honored that you featured me in your list of fave bloggers! You are one of my absolute favorite relationships I’ve made in the blog world! You open my eyes to new perspectives, broaden my horizon, make me re-think my opinions on things, all with grace and honesty. Plus, you are so much fun and talent all wrapped up in a minivan!

    PS… I have a bloggy crush on Chris too! I suspect we’re in good company on that!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ HUGS!

  4. Oh wow! I’m honored. Truly. To be in such great company, whew! You’re such a sweet person and I respect and admire the place and name you’ve made for yourself in social media!