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Salesforce is a hugely popular platform for a reason. It’s customer centric, effective and efficient. However, it’s the community of experts surrounding it which makes it truly special. Whether it’s through social media, blogging, contributing to forums or being active at Salesforce events, members of the Ohana strive to improve their work, deliver a better customer experience, and make Salesforce a better organization to be part of.

The Salesforce MVP program runs twice a year to acknowledge those who’ve made outstanding contributions and proven their commitment to bettering the wider community. Alongside this year’s MVPs, we have compiled a list of Salesforce bloggers and experts we consistently see add value to the online Salesforce community.

Bookmark their blogs, follow them on Twitter and spread the word about these committed Salesforce influencers!

Our recommended Salesforce bloggers

Shonnah Hughes 


Shonnah is an active voice for women in technology and equality as a whole, blogging thought-provoking insights on the topic.

Ben McCarthy


Ben is a valued blogger who shares not only his own wisdom but also provides a platform for others to deliver their insight through his blog. Covering anything from practical tutorials, technical breakdowns, and explorations of the culture behind the platform, Salesforce Ben is a helpful resource for anyone in the Salesforce ecosystem.

David Liu


David’s blog, SFDC99, is not only a platform supporting learning and certification training, it’s also the place to read Salesforce success stories from people across the community. If you need some inspiration or motivation, this site is a must.

Benjamin Bolopue


As a co-founder of the #GifSquad, Benjamin is an experienced Salesforce Admin whose Twitter is a stream of useful resources. His blog provides practical how-tos and tutorials.

Kyla Longe


Kyla is a leader in the Salesforce WIT community. She has an in-depth knowledge of Salesforce and is a 4-time Salesforce MVP.

Mary Scotton 


Mary is a developer evangelist and a huge supporter of diversity in Salesforce and wider tech industry. Her blog is full of explorations of how we can be more inclusive in tech.

Oliver Hansen


Oliver has created a virtual one stop shop bringing together many blogs from across the Salesforce community. His site helps you navigate through topics, jobs roles, and geographical locations to help you tap into the knowledge you need. An absolute must resource for any Trailblazer.

Enrico Murru


Enrico’s developer blog is a mecca of technological insight with practical, clear and easy to follow tutorials on a huge range of topics.

James Goerke


James has been working with Salesforce for a long time and it really shows through the information he shares. His blog is particularly helpful for Administrators troubleshooting quirks.

Kelly Leslie


Much like her Twitter handle suggests Kelly chats all things Admin. Through her blog, she shares her Salesforce journey and provides useful advice along the way.

 People attending talks at Salesforce World Tour NY 2016

Missy Longshore


Missy is a pioneer in the nonprofit sector and has buckets of Salesforce insight as a Developer, Admin, and Sales Cloud Consultant.

Rebe De La Paz


Rebe is a big supporter of women in technology and her motivational blogs are not only inspiring but also a great source company insights and explorations of the industry as a whole.

Rakesh Gupta


Rakesh is a multiple time MVP, Evangelist, and trainer. His blog, Automation Champion, is a useful tool for Admins and Developers alike. With frequent guest posts as well as personal insights, it’s a crucial tool in anyone’s Salesforce belt.

Iain Clements


Iain is not only an active Salesforce expert though social media and his personal blog, but also offers services through his company, CloudUrsa, to provide customers with a wide range of services including configuration and application development.

Amy Oplinger


Amy is one of the most active members of the community and one of the founders of #GifSquad. She uses her influence on social media to support others and share resources with her peers. Her Twitter feed is, in itself, a brilliant resource.

Jina Anne


Jina is a self-described, ‘consultant, community builder, and advocate focused on design systems’. She organizes a whole host of design conferences and was, in fact, the lead designer on the Lightning Design System.

Jesse Altman


Jesse’s a developer who blogs about anything from certifications to Trailhead to Lightning. His blog is a no nonsense stream of tips and hacks that will make any Salesforce Developer’s day that bit easier.



Praneel is a Salesforce Platform Technical Lead with a huge amount of knowledge. His blog is a very easy-to-follow stream of information and tutorials.

Brent Downey 


Brent’s blog, Admin Hero, is something of a fixture in the Salesforce world. He focuses on providing insight for other Admins after picking up a trick or two on his own journey. Brent’s Zero to Hero program is an amazing guide through resources to help kick start anyone’s journey to professional Administrator.

Andrew Fawcett 


Andrew has a great deal of technical knowledge which he shares through his blog and Twitter feed. Andy is even a published author with his book, Enterprise Architecture.

Salesforce World Tour NY 2016

Keir Bowden 


Keir is somewhat of a pillar in the Salesforce world. He is a developer who is enthusiastic about Salesforce, an author of the Visual Development Cookbook, and a blogger with valuable insights.

Bill Powell 


Salesforce Saturday leader and a member of the ‘GifSquad, Bill is a trusted voice in the community. His blog is also a great source of personal experiences with Salesforce.

Melinda Smith 


Melinda is a passionate Trailblazer, co-host of the Two WIT podcast, #GifSquad co-founder, and one of the brains behind WIT Success. Her Twitter is a hub of Salesforce activity and she proudly shares the community’s successes.

Sagar Sindhi 


Sagar is relatively new to the Salesforce community but his passion and drive mean he’s made our list. He’s a Developer who we will enjoy watching grow!

Simon Lawrence 


Simon is an Application Developer who blogs about anything from events to Lightning tips. He’s fun, passionate and engaged in the Ohana.

Phil Walton


A leader of user groups, multiple-time MVP and an experienced Salesforce blogger, Phil is well worth a follow for valuable insights into the platform.

Meighan Brodkey 


Helping Admins and Developers alike, Meighan shares her extensive knowledge of Salesforce through her blog. Not only does she teach you how, she also shows you why, meaning her Salesforce advice is thorough, useful and a true lesson.

Lauren Touyet 


Lauren has well and truly earned her Salesforce expert status as a Solutions Architect, organizer of user groups, co-organizer of Surf Force, and founder of Ohana Virtual Coffee. Her social media activity is fun yet inciteful whilst her blog shares her experiences with Salesforce.

Jodi Wagner 


Jodi is an activist and huge supporter of women in tech and diversity. Aside from her day job as Project Lead, she runs multiple user groups and shares her experience online with others.

Tom Blamire 


Tom is a member of the #GifSquad and one of the most frequently seen faces in the online Salesforce community. He’s always there to share a word of support and chip in his platform knowledge when possible.

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We hope you check out our recommended Salesforce bloggers and spread the word in supporting them. Salesforce is uniquely supported by the people who work with it and display a genuine passion for their work.

Who else would you add to the list? Leave a comment below and let us know.