Blogger Success Bulletin: Issue #1

June 16, 2015

Blogger Success Bulletin

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of the Blogger Success Bulletin!

The Blogger Success Bulletin is going to be a regular monthly report where you can meet new bloggers who are succeeding!

How is “success” defined? Those who make the BSB are bloggers who follow the blogging tips shared on this website. Or they started their blog by using my blog setup guide.

Plus, the bloggers you will meet here are doing more than just “setting up” their blog.

New bloggers who find success early are those who grow by taking action NOW. They learn on the fly.

When I say grow, I am talking about growing on the inside. Their blog readership might not be gigantic at this point because their outward success has not yet caught up with their internal development. These are bloggers who are learning and big time success is just a matter of time.

They’re successful because they’re doing something. They’re courageous enough to get started despite not knowing what they’re doing.

These are the types of bloggers you’re going to meet here on the Blogger Success Bulletin.

The BSB is a work in progress. It will likely evolve in ways I cannot see yet.

For now, you will find it on the blog here. Maybe also via email. Perhaps through video. We shall see.

With that, let’s get to what this bulletin is actually all about–successful bloggers.

Blogger Success Bulletin – Issue 1

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Blogger: Elyse Resnick

Blog: Beholding U

Her Success: Elyse didn’t build her blog using my site, but she’s told me she wishes she had found Build Your Own Blog much sooner. Her website is pretty in design and full of well written blog articles catering to a primarily female audience. She’s a big fan of the Blog Post Ideas Generator, which helped her come up with this article: Lady Wanderlust Travels Solo


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Blogger: Rich Pierce

Blog: iBlogAbout

His Success: Rich recently started his blog using my setup guide. For that, he earned the Blog Boss 2015 badge that he proudly displays on his site (Thank you, Rich!)

It looks like this:

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Here’s another reason why Rich makes the first issue of BSB–he has one of the most compelling About Me descriptions I’ve seen on a website

Here’s how it reads: I KILLED a man, arrested for growing CANNABIS on an industrial scale, faced 8 years JAIL and lost the best girl in my life. Read my story. I’m 45 and it’s never too late to turn your life around.

Wow. Will be interesting to see where this blog goes next. Keep it up, Rich!


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Blogger: Elsa Fridl

Blog: Elsa’s Travel Blog on Paris

Her Success: Elsa has an elegant blog/website for anyone interested in traveling to Paris or learning about French culture…maybe I’ll be able to use my college French after all?

Seriously, I was humbled when Elsa included me in a list of Thank You’s on her site. She wrote: Matthew Loomis, creator of, whose informative website put me on the road to creating a blog at all. Beyond that, he is patient, kind, and an excellent writer. Matt, you deserve all the rewards you get in life, because you stand behind your promise of support with action.

Merci beaucoup, Elsa.  Je vous souhaite beaucoup de success!


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Blogger: Miran Kocmur

Blog: Football Revealed

His Success: Miran has put together a solid soccer blog. (Everyone else in the world besides the U.S. calls this game “football.”) If you’re a fan of football, check out the new kid on the football blog niche block! Thanks for proudly wearing the Blog Boss badge! Well deserved.


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Blogger: Ms. Sadie

Blog: Echo Class 101 – Echocardiography Simplified

Her Success: She’s been in the cardiovascular field for over a decade and wanted to share her expertise as a cardio sonographer. She is now becoming an authority in her field after creating her blog using the Build Your Own Blog setup guide. I sent her a badge, which is well deserved because I’ve read all the grateful comments from her readers.

This blog has heart. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Way to go, Ms.Sadie! Keep on pumping out those helpful posts!


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Blogger: Dr. Rin Porter

Blog: Things Could Be Worse

Her Success: Many of you have become acquainted with Dr. Rin through this site. She’s been in the “retirement blog niche” for about a year now and continues to grow.

Recently, she gave the Blog Post Ideas Generator a whirl and came up with this article thanks to the tool: How I Stopped Needing to Accomplish Something Every Day

Who Will Be in the Next List of Blogger Success Stories?

As this inaugural edition of the Blogger Success Bulletin wraps up, I want to ask you a question: Should your blog be featured in the BSB? If you think so, go ahead and tell me why in the comments.

Congratulations to these 6 bloggers!

Who’s next?

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter


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  1. precosian says:    •   5 years

    Id love to blog, especially if its like a diary that yo can refer too. I have NO IDEA please let me knpw what to do how to do it etc etc etc. would be great to get feelings out there into the whata sphear? anyways
    ciao for now ind regards who ever…

  2. Brent Jones says:    •   5 years

    Happy to see Dr. Rin and Elyse on your list, Matt – both ladies I have had the pleasure of connecting with 1-on-1.

    Should I be on your list? lol I don’t know, man. Only you can decide that! 😉

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      🙂 Keep reading future issues, Brent! You just might find Mr. Jones in one. 🙂

  3. Dr. Rin Porter says:    •   5 years

    What an unexpected surprise to be included! Thanks, Matt! I owe you a great debt of gratitude for all your help in setting up my blog, publicizing it, and connecting with other bloggers in the LinkedIn “Leading Bloggers” group. Your generosity is an inspiration to me. I use you and Brent Jones as role models for helping other bloggers and leaving positive comments. It’s humbling to be in the same list with the other writers you included in this post. Thanks a lot!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      You deserve it, Dr. Rin! Happy to spread the word about what you’re doing.

  4. Elsa Fridl says:    •   5 years

    I honestly couldn’t have done it without you, Matt. You were integral in my successful launch of Elsa’s Travel Blog on Paris. Do I have to tell you how proud I am of it? It is truly a reflection of me. I have learned so much already; I know I will continue to do so. I have experienced many setbacks, but I now have something to show people what I can do. Thank you for all of your help.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Awe, thank you Elsa! Your story is why I do all this. Its my pleasure helping awesome people like you reach their dreams online.

  5. Patricia Taylor says:    •   5 years

    My daughters and I started our Life Retreat blog to inspire people to live a healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle. We have a shopping site, diary of events & a competition page on our blog/ website. We have all studied various health & healing courses, and we have different interests, so we appeal to anyone that would like to Live-Embrace-Love-Cherish.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      That’s fantastic, Patricia! Love it.

  6. Patricia Taylor says:    •   5 years

    Matt, all your info is incredibly useful. Thank you.

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      You’re welcome, Patricia. 🙂

  7. Neven Abed says:    •   5 years

    Hi Matt!
    I just wanna say thank you for your very informative and detailed step by step instructions on how to set up a blog! I’ve had mine up since April and I honestly could not have done it without you! I’m having a blast! Blogging is so addicting now! It doesn’t matter if you include me in one of your success stories. I really just wanted to say thank you!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Hi Neven,

      So glad to hear how the setup guide helped you. Happy to help out!
      Your blog is looking sharp! Be watching for the next BSB. 😉

  8. Peter says:    •   5 years

    Wow, Hopefully My site can make it up here someday!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Peter! It’s been awhile. Good to see you again. How’s the blog going these days?

      1. Peter says:    •   5 years

        Well I scrapped my first idea but I have two new ideas. One for a personal blog and another a site more as a business. I recently went through the ‘Bring the Fresh’ course and it inspired me to get back in the online game 🙂 it’s great to be back though. I know alot more about SEO and keyword research now than when I started which is good 🙂

        1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

          Awesome, mate! I wondered where you went? 🙂 Time away can be good. This is your fresh start, Peter. Make the most of it!
          Keep in touch…

  9. sophia says:    •   5 years

    I am subscribed to your byob blog and wondered if it will include your success bulletins?

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   5 years Author

      Yes Sophia, the success bulletins will be shared through the email newsletter.