About Us

Team Mascot Frog

The Next Goal contributors are a team unlike any other in the blogosphere. Assembled in the fall of 2011 to compete in the We Blog Better Survive The Blog Contest, this international team of writers will provide you with the tools, motivation and encouragement you need to leapfrog through challenges in life!

We believe in helping everyone find the strength and motivation to move forward through life, with the most fulfillment and happiness possible. No matter if you’re just starting on life’s journey, somewhere in the middle, or enjoying the golden years, here you’ll find the inspiration to live life to the fullest!

Nevada-based Brandon Freund considers himself an avid student of success.  His passions include writing, technology and the pursuit of happiness.  He believes in the human ability to succeed and in helping others achieve the same success.

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck.  She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer.  Please leave comments on her posts; otherwise we’ll have to coax her out of a sulk in the corner.

Fellow Texan Larry Lourcey is a portrait artist with a flair for storytelling.   His blog is all about education and inspiration.  He also claims to have co-founded the internet with Al Gore – but Mr. Gore was unavailable to confirm this story, so we haven’t been able to actually prove that.

Keeping the team’s Zen in order is London-based Yoga teacher Ntathu Allen.  She is a loving mum to three teen daughters, as well as an aspiring blogger.  She strives to teach over-stressed working women and busy mums the art of weaving moments of calm into their hectic day.

Rounding out the team is Neeraj Sachdeva.  Located in New Delhi, India, he is a philosophical thinker who uses psychology to understand and better explain human relationships.  An avid traveler, he has already traveled to ten different countries.

Team Shot

Sponsors for this contest include:


Platinum Level:

Twitter Marketing by

Ileane – Blogging Tips

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Brian Clark –

Hector Cuevas – Blog Marketing Tips

Jane Sheeba – Successful Blogging

Bryan – Host with Support

Brian – Blog Engage

Devesh – Blokube

Ana Hoffman – Internet Marketing Tools

Andy Bailey – CommentLuv

Gold Level:

Marcko – The Traffic Blogger

Silver Level:

Mike Jackness – Best Online Storage

Basic Level:

Aidy – Writing

David Leonhardt – Blog Writer – How to Market on Facebook

Sonny – Best WordPress Themes

Jacob Share – Group Writing Projects

John Border – Learn how to invest

Customer Paradigm – Magento Developer

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