5 Female Bloggers Who Will Get You Thinking

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If you happen to be a woman doing your dance in the midst of the nerd kingdom that is social media, you may or may not have noticed that we are a very small slice of the overall pie chart of geekdom.

This shouldn’t be news to anyone. The tech world has long been a boys club, and in general, boys like to hear what other boys are saying. But recently this point was brought home to me when I noticed this tweet:

She’s referring to Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, who recently posted an article on CNN citing his favorite blogs to make you think, none of which are authored by women.

Now, we all know that there are relevant and insightful blogs out there being written by women. I know because I have them in my feed, so I decided to share a quick list of 5 with you, in case you are one of those people who just doesn’t know where to begin. So don’t say I never did nothin’ for your feed reader.

  • HorsePigCow – Written by Tara Hunt, this blog focuses on all angles of the marketing and social universe, but her charming Canadian turn-of-phrase will keep you coming back for more.
  • Geek Girlfriends – A tecchy type blog, written in laywoman’s terms so that everyone can join in the conversation. Christina Tynan-Wood has a way of writing both intelligently and approachably.
  • eHub – Emily Chang curates a blog with near daily bite-size posts about what’s new with web applications and mobile services. And occasionally you get some meaty morsels to really sink your teeth into that are well worth the wait.
  • Beth’s Blog –  Focusing mainly on the use of social media for nonprofits, Beth Kanter digs into tactics and strategies and susses out what works and why. Not for the social media dilettantes!
  • Debbie Weil – As a corporate social media strategist that has held the hand of her share of big names, Debbie has plenty to say that you want to hear. She delves into the technical details and peppers them with a smattering of personal anecdotes.