Blown Away Blog Challenge 30 of 30 The Peeps Edition

Blown Away 1: Todd
I didn’t even think about winning a contest when I used (some of) the social media tools I’ve gotten more comfortable with over the past month to spread the word about Todd Temaat‘s “Win Your Local Market” contest. He was looking to generate interest in his work and his upcoming training/membership program.

I was speechless when I heard I’d won his incredibly valuable grand prize of two months of his coaching for communicating all things local online. I literally couldn’t even process the news. Thank you Todd. I look forward to participating in your magical process. And, I think it’s sometimes tough for local market-focused people to “get” all that they can actually do with social media. Many are in the beginning stages, and the steps of your contest might have seemed daunting for someone not already somewhere in the stream already.

Blown Away 2 – ??

Can’t even count all the pleasures and friendships that have grown up over the past month from #blog30 community that grew up around the 30 Day blogging challenge. Of course, to start, there’s the incomparable Connie Ragan Green herself, the woman who convened, gathered, and offered the #blog30 group a “home base” throughout. She’s an inspiring, self-made empire builder who wants to help others build lots of other empires!

Then I connected with writing maven Debra Marrs who started the #blog30 challenge. It worked so well that she got so busy with clients that she didn’t finish. Her encouragement out of the starting gate really fueled me in those early days when I didn’t “know” anyone else. (We’d met through Christina Hills’ Web Site Creation Workshop.)

Can’t even say where to begin to thank all the remarkable people I’ve shared the past month with. Some I’ve gotten to know better than others, but each of you is remarkable, as a person, entrepreneur, and a creator. Thank you. I look forward to staying connected and deepening the conversations as we proceed onward. Hope to see some of you on the June #blog30 under the guidance of Dr. Jeannette Cates.

When in Southern California, I know I have a second home with Melanie Kissell and all the love from the Solo Mompreneur crew. Her heart is bigger than the state of California.

When headed to the East coast, to South Carolina, there’s storyteller and businesswoman extraordinaire, Jeanne Kolenda. Jeanne’s stories are alchemical transformations of everyday life to something  more. She’s partnered in biz with Sue White (on Twitter as @WhiteSue )

Greetings to Terrie Wurzbacher in San Antonio, a warm-hearted doc sharing the wisdom from universal laws at

My new go-to techXpert: @MyWebGal, Deb Augur, in Washington state.

Heather Bestel in Scotland shows us all how to move from mad dash to organised simplicity with great warmth and charm.

New friends, resources, experts, supporters — Many thanks to all who commented, retweeted, posted, and generally spread the great energy as part of the #blog30  including

Martha Giffen, online maven extraordinaire.

Marcia Hoeck, for all things breakthrough for your  business.

Geoff Hoff, writer’s writer w/ a theatrical flair.

Piotr Krzyzek on marketing and social media.

With gratitude to Annette Nack for her part in the 30 Day blog challenge.

Get fit with 50 and Fit founder, Kazi

Meet Vernon Harleston on The High Road

Find all things health with the All-health expert Robert Britt

Get happy with Happiness Guru Evelyn Roberts Brooks

Where to go for innovation ideas? Innovation Expert Steve Sponseller

Thanks to Gwen Tanner who is inspiring me to reshape my offerings in her role as  @ecoursemaster.

Kudos to Helen Raptoplous an energetic proponent of Moving your Business Forward: Action Habits that Matter Most.

Acknowledging Janet Eisenbise from Coach4LifeChange, sharing insights with grace and wisdom.

Oh, my.  Loving apologies for omissions and those I haven’t caught up with this time. Let’s connect in the follow-on #blog30–coming in June and hosted by Dr. Jeannette Cates! And it will use the same twitter #blog30 hashtag! Thanks to everyone for your support!!

Author: Bobbye

Bobbye Middendorf, MA, partners with evolutionaries as mystic-catalyst, healer, and poet -- evoking experiences of hope, self-grounding, self-trust, resilience, and joy. Spoken Word Alchemy opens portals for Yin Arising via mentoring; she offers inner wisdom guidance and word altars. With WayMakers, this award-winning wordsmith regenerates their clarity and expansive expression to live life as a work of art.

19 thoughts on “Blown Away Blog Challenge 30 of 30 The Peeps Edition”

  1. Bobbye,
    I’ve only just found this all these months later. I so enjoyed our time together on the challenge and love that we have connected in so many others ways since.
    I’m delighted that you won the comp. I hope you enjoyed the magical months with Todd.
    A heartfelt thank you for mentioning me in your post – you are so kind.
    much love
    Heather xx

  2. Just reading what you’ve written about all these wonderful people makes my heart warm. Can’t we all get together here in Myrtle Beach for a Blogger’s Think Tank? I think we should plan it for the Fall or next Spring.

  3. Bobbye ~

    My life will be forever changed and enriched by the crossing of our paths.

    Thank you for wrapping your arms and your heart around everyone during the 30-day blogging challenge. You are headed straight toward a life and a profession of soul-filled contribution.

    Being mentioned here means more to me than words can express.

    Thank you!

    1. Melanie,
      So gracious! Thank you for joining in the fun and making powerful contributions to all our conversations.

  4. Thanks so much Bobbye! I had missed this post too but through the help of twitter & Geoff, I saw this post!

    Thanks so much for your part in blog30 and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better the next go around!

    Who could have thought that 30 days and 30 posts would go by so quickly?!

  5. Thanks for the mention, Bobbye! I look forward to working with you too. You’ve come a long way in the last 30 days and I’m sure we’ll help you maintain the momentum. Thanks for playing along and helping me out.

  6. Hi, Bobbye – not sure how I missed this back on the 9th when you posted it. Thanks so much for the mention. Theatrical flair indeed!

    I, too, found much that was wonderful in this challenge, both in the writing and posting itself and the people, new and old friends, I’ve been in touch with. Thank you for always having been willing to join the conversation. Let’s continue the conversation into the future!


  7. Hi Bobbye,

    I love the “peeps edition”! I agree 100% with all that you said – everyone you listed were so wonderful in making my first blogging challenge rewarding and successful. And I know you can’t put yourself on your list, but you are one of the special peeps too! 🙂


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