100 Women Bloggers You Should Be Reading

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The inspiration for this blog post came about a year ago, when I spied a tweet lamenting the fact that “Best of…” blog lists often neglect to include women bloggers. Perhaps some writers don’t read the plethora of smart and savvy women bloggers out there, but this list will rectify the problem. This list is compiled from my own feed, suggestions from my colleagues and those of you that left comments on the last post. I have personally vetted each of these and didn’t add any blog I don’t read myself. Of course, this is by no means a comprehensive list, just a starting point. If you have thoughts or suggestions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter, or leave a comment under the post with more names you’d like to see added to the list. Enjoy!

Branding

Valeria MaltoniConversation Agent – Valeria helps businesses understand the way that consumers and their communities have changed the conversation. Laura RiesRies’ Pieces – Widely considered to be a branding expert, she blogs infrequently, but her posts are meaty with plenty of observations to digest. Danielle LaPorteWhite Hot Truth – I’m putting Danielle under branding because she has such a highly evolved sense of her own brand. She’s positive, slightly spiritual, avant, and fully facing the possibility of every day, which is probably why so many people turn to her for guidance on how they can expand their brands, their campaigns, their work, and their minds. Kristien Del FerraroBrand Flakes For Breakfast – Kristien delivers bite-sized morsels of brandy goodness each and every day on her blog. Her saucy tidbits highlight various tacks that brands are taking at the rate of a few a day. Enough to keep you from getting hungry, but keep you craving more.

Design

Julie, Janet, Francesca, & SarahRemodelistaRemodelista is actually a collection of female friends with a collectively congruous design and decorating sensibility, which they share on this blog. From high-end to reclaimed, they have brilliant suggestions that are less about making a home the perfect space, and mostly about making it your space. Grace BonneyDesign Sponge – Before creating the eye candy factory that is Design Sponge, Grace worked as a contributing editor for some of the biggest magazines in the industry. In addition to keeping her blog untarnished by the usual ladymag ridiculousness (e.g. 10 Ways To Get Rid of Neck Fat, ZOMG!!!!), her carefully curated stash of goodness demonstrates her exceptional taste. Tina Roth EisenbergSwiss Miss – Tina calls her blog Swiss Miss for the obvious reason – because she grew up in Switzerland – but I like the name because reading it is like drinking a cup of hot chocolate. It’s smooth, rich, and flavored with just the right amount of sweet in the way of aesthetics. She’s a mixed media kind of gal, so there’s plenty here to curb every craving. Danielle de LangeStyle Files – The reason Style Files feels like opening up Danielle’s personal scrapbook of visual delights is because her blog began as a way to compile her visual discoveries. Her impeccable curation includes decor and nesting inspired ideas, a dose of textiles, architecture, furniture, and even peeks at the personal space she shares with her partner and baby named Kick! Capree KimballGrassroots Modern – Although Capree claims her vocation is photography and her avocation is blogging, they fuse together in one seamless feed of her fresh, clean, and colorful picks. She takes a practical approach as well, selecting items with style that can be bought at an affordable price, ensuring that even us frugal shoppers can enjoy the pieces she selects.

Fashion & Style

Heather & JessicaGo Fug Yourself – Slightly snarky, witty, but most importantly dead-on fashion bloggers Heather & Jessica have been critiquing celebrity couture with sass for quite some time now. Though they aren’t your mother’s polite fashion bloggers, they always manage to tell the truth without being blatantly nasty, making for a wholesomely entertaining read. Julia RoyJulia Roy – As the former Senior Manager of New Media at Coach, not only is Julia Roy a serious fashionista, she’s also quite the clever media minx. She uses her personable blogging style to highlight how she’s fusing cutting edge social tactics with creative vision in all her newest ventures. Ariel Meadow StallingsOffbeat Bride – As a departure from the typical, cheesy fashion trappings of weddings, Ariel launched Offbeat Bride to showcase the special days of those with flair, fortitude, and a D.I.Y. attitude. She carefully curates the big days of some of the most offbeat brides, with on-point commentary that will remind you DO love weddings, after all. Natalie JamesFashion Intel – As a Women’s Studies major, Natalie’s blog explores the intersection of fashion, politics, and feminism, perspectives often ignored when trying to distill fashion down to it’s most superficial form. Her posts are insightful, always with her head cocked for what is on the bleeding edge, and she’s got a preternatural ability to call the trends and fixations before they ever breathe their first lungful of LA air. NicoleFrankie Hearts Fashion – When it comes to fashion, I love photos, especially when there’s enough for me to nosh on daily. Nicole showcases her enviable and carefully curated wardrobe, along with some of the tones in trendsetting she spots before they’re spattered all over the glossies. Fresh and inspiring, a little caffeine kick for your closet. Joanna GoddardCup of Jo – As a writer by trade, Joanna already knows the ins and outs of compelling content, but her blog also shows off her inspired style eye. It’s one of my favorite places to swing by for a dose of pretty and positive, since her posts are a sweet, sweet confection of both. Emma ChaseJane Has a Job – Because her name sounds like a superheroine, I like to think of Emma Chase as the Wonder Woman of career, lifestyle, and fashion. It’s difficult to put her in any category, because her blog encompasses all aspects of the life of a 20-something working woman (*ahem* like moi). It’s smart, stylish, and filled with sophisticated prose and is a reminder of a how well-rounded we really are. Abby LarsonStyle Me Pretty – Okay, yes, I KNOW IT’S A WEDDING BLOG, but Abby writes about more than just weddings. She, being the one-woman juggernaut that she is, blogs about being an entrepreneur, finding tools that help her to run the company, innovating, staying balanced AND weddings. She’s got a lovely take on the whole shebang, and even if you’re not in the market for a bouquet, that still smells pretty sweet.

Fitness & Body

Charlotte Hilton AndersenThe Great Fitness Experiment – While you’re reading those glossy fitness magazines and wondering if those techniques actually work for anyone, Charlotte is already hitting the gym, getting sweaty to test them out and make sure they do. She blogs honestly about the best and the worst in fitness, and she isn’t one to mince words. Her honesty is what is so appealing, outlining the truth in a path to better total fitness. Gail, Carol, & LauraShrinking Sisters – These women aren’t actual sisters, but they are good friends and moms who openly share their fitness stories on the Shrinking Sisters blog. The best part about this blog, aside from the great typography and fun Wordless Wednesday photos, is their honesty. They tell it like it is, making theirs an infinitely relatable blog. FitarellaFitarella – She has a pretty inspiring story – from eating disorder sufferer to advocate for a fit, healthy lifestyle, she’s turned her whole life into a blog about what it means to be the total health package. She recently submitted a video for the OWN network’s Search for the Next TV Star which garnered over 9.4 million votes. Now that is fierce. Lisa Creech BledsoeThe Glowing Edge – I’m putting Lisa’s blog under Fitness, although it really should stand in its own category of Ass Kicking. She’s a boxer, a digital nerd, and a mom, all of which she writes about in her blog, but it’s her inspired pow-pow boxing posts that keep me coming back for more. If you didn’t realize that a woman boxing makes a rad analogy for life, then stop missing out. KateEat the Damn Cake – Kate is brave. She takes on topics about body image and dieting openly and completely honestly. She faces some of the most difficult questions and conversations and manages to write with unwavering grace. Even when tackling difficult truths, she does it without either crumpling into self-pity or jagging her edges with defensiveness. She’s a better woman than I, and I love to read her blog.

Food

Ree DrummondThe Pioneer Woman – I cannot even begin to explain how charming this self-proclaimed spoiled city girl turned domestic country wife is. And I’m not the only one – her readership has grown exponentially over the past year, thanks in part to her easy, yet filling family recipes that are practically dripping with homey-ness. Pim TechamuanvivitChez Pim – Back in 2005, Chez Pim quit her Silicon Valley job to follow her passion – food. And follow it she did, right into becoming one of the Times of London’s top 50 food blogs in the world. Her innovative yet accessible cuisine is fun to try and even more fun to see with the delicious photos that decorate her blog. Amanda BoyceSlow Like Honey – Aside from the fact that Amanda is a vivid imagerist (yes, I made that word up), what with all of those lollipop-lensed photos and such, she also knows how to infuse her writing with taste. Her food poetry is good enough to eat just like everything she cooks up and shares on this blog. Deb PerelmanThe Smitten Kitchen – I love Deb because she is unafraid to boldly suggest that we eat comfort food, that we partake in the deliciousness of real desserts and enjoy them, as well as the real-life stories behind them. Plus, her recipes are impressive but accessible, which is a bloody relief for those of us tired of feeling inadequate in the kitchen. Deb is a food revolutionary, bringing mastery to the masses! Elizabeth SachsPastry Break – One thing I adore about food blogs is the plethora of gorgeous photos, and Pastry Break does not disappoint. Not only does she bake and share some of the most elegant pastry recipes I’ve ever seen, her plating is like art. The dollops and drops and scoops are arranged so precisely, that just looking at them brings me instant happiness.

Green Living

Lisa SharpRetro Housewife Goes Green – Oklahoma doesn’t seem like the most obvious place to find a green activist, but it’s home to Lisa Sharp, whose visible passion is all things environmental. Her blog is part reading-a-letter-from-a-friend and part rad giveaways consisting of things us greenies truly love. Kelly Drennan (aka Ecofashionista) – Fashion Takes Action – When Kelly Drennan started her campaign, there weren’t any great resources for the sustainability movement in the fashion industry. She quickly changed all that by providing a fashionable view on greening up the industry, and lots of ideas, explanations, and community for us laywomen. Manda Aufochs GillespieThe Green Mama – Manda’s blog posts are always so great to read, because she’s not a hysterical greeniac. She’s not the kind of person who flails and hollers about our impending doom because of antibiotic-filled meat. No, Manda’s Green Mama blog is full of practical and friendly advice for how to be a better ecophile. No judgement, just good green juju. Siel Ju Green LA Girl – Siel is an environmental writer and an activist, and although her blog is called Green LA Girl, I think it’s applicable to any sagacious lady trying to navigate an urban landscape. She’s inventive and adventurous, trying new recipes and reporting on them, reading and reviewing books, and bringing honest dispatches from a woman trying to live mindfully. Beth TerryMy Plastic-free Life – Back in 2007, Beth set out on a mission to de-plasticize her life, mindfully and methodically. Now she’s down to a mere fraction of what the average American consumes in plastic products, and her blog is a thorough resource for testing and helping the rest of us find solid plastic alternatives. Karen LeeEcokaren – As a former Chiropractor, Karen has already made the connection between a healthy environment and a healthy body, so helping us all navigate the eco-friendly lifestyle is really just something she does out of benevolence. From recipes, to how-to’s, to giveaways, Karen makes being eco-friendly seem attainable.

Humor

Anonymous Dear Coke Talk – Acerbic wit and a caustic dose of reality are what define Dear Coke Talk’s refreshingly honest advice column of sorts. A small warning: don’t venture over to this blog unless you are prepared for a brand of truth-telling where nothing is off limits. She does not refrain from bitch-slapping her readers. Jenny LawsonThe Bloggess – If you are offended by salty language, then do not visit Jenny’s blog. However, I can confirm that you will be missing out on some seriously funny shiz. From parenting, to pets, to petting, no topic is left unturned, scrutinized, commented on, and made hilarious via the irreverent humor of The Bloggess. Georgia GetzI Am Bossy – I happen to be a big fan of sassy folk who are constantly referring to themselves in 3rd person; therefore, this blog is my jam. Georgia’s got what might be lovingly referred to as a stream-of-consciousness style of writing that is peppered with weather reports, expletives, and illustrations done in MSPaint. And I, for one, cannot get enough. Margaret & HelenMargaret & Helen – Nothing gets me right in the heart like when two adorable octogenarian ladies (who also happen to be best friends since college) come together and write a blog that is peppered with naughty words and the heavy doses of entitled opinion that come from having lived it all. I love these two ladies and their lively commentary, and apparently I’m not the only one, since the last post has received 841 comments. Allie BroshHyperbole and a Half – There is little more to be said about Allie Brosh than if we lived in the same zipcode, I would force my friendship upon her. She makes me laugh in ways that garner odd glances whilst reading her blog in coffee shops. She writes funny, draws funny, and tweets funny. What more could you possibly want from such a talented woman?

Marketing

Susan GetgoodMarketing Roadmaps – A smart marketing blog with its attention focused on results. Lisa BaroneOutspoken MediaLisa’s honest observations are a “call-it-like-I-see-it” take on the industry. Rita McGrathHarvard Business Review Blog Network – As a Columbia Business School professor, Rita’s analysis of strategy and entrepreneurship goes beyond just an academic perspective to sketch a holistic profile. Martina ZavagnoAdverblog – Working with a premium sports brand has given Martina an insider perspective on integrated marketing, and she’s willing to share! Nettie HartsockNettie Hartsock – She’s a journalist and a digital strategist, which you can tell by her easily read and understood blog posts. Shelly KramerVision. Voice. Value. – Adept at helping brands find their voice in the social space, Shelly’s own voice stands out as personable and knowledgeable without using dozens of cheap buzzwords. Kelly KautzOne Woman Marketing – Kelly is a self-confessed former marketing hater. She was a creative type, not interested in being shilly or pushy to promote her own work. But when she started her own freelance business, her livelihood depended on her ability to self-promote, and thus her happy medium was born. Her blog is an honest account of honing that medium while still managing to be an authentic person.

Marketing to Women

Andrea LearnedLearned on Women – With a concentration on marketing to women, Andrea’s posts hone in on what we can learn about all consumers and campaigns by focusing on women in the marketplace. Stephanie HollandShe-conomy – Stephanie’s charmingly witty observations about the mistakes made when marketing to women will have you both entertained and careful not to wind up on that list. Michele MillerWonder Branding – With such a diverse resume, Michele is the ideal candidate to speak to large brands, but she’s also cheeky and honest, which is why she is the perfect candidate to speak to everyone. Holly BuchananMarketing to Women Online – You can tell that Holly has experience as both a copywriter and creative director because she tends to focus on the important of reception, rather than only presentation. Coree SilveraMarket Like A Chick – Thoughtful, in depth, and most importantly, topical. Coree doesn’t miss an opportunity to take on even controversial subjects in marketing.

Mom Blogs

Lotus CarrollI Am Lotus aka Sarcastic MomSarcastic Mom is known to be a lil’ bit saucy on occasion, but mostly I find her blog uplifting, honest, funny, with a serious helping of eye candy. I’m a sucker for photos, and on that count Sarcastic Mom delivers more than a teenage Dominos’ driver. Also noteworthy are her weekly photography picks, crowdsourced and gorgeous. Samantha Moeller Hipster Mom – As the founder of Missbehave Magazine, Samantha can definitely claim authority over the hipster mom moniker. She chronicles her adventures as an inked up mom, entrepreneur, and all-around fly Brooklyn lady, with humor, edge, and honesty. Her blog is a place to reassure those of us that even when we march to the beat of a dubstep drummer, motherhood can still be for us. Ashley FranklyAshley’s Closet – When it comes to mom blogs, honesty seems to be the best policy these days. Gone are the days of pretending to love every minute of the Dirty Diaper Show, and enter the truth-telling of women like Ashley Frankly. Sass, crass, and class are all over the posts of this beloved mom blogger as we follow her through the stickiness and sunshine of mom-dom. Tiffany BirdSimply Modern Mom – Crafty as she is, Tiffany started her blog as a place to share all of her craft projects, but she came to the realization that most modern moms have one need in common: simplicity. So, she turned her focus to that, filling her blog with easy craft projects, pretty photos, innovative suggestions, and her signature sweet writing style. CJ’s MomRaising My Rainbow – CJ’s Mom is busy raising a gender creative son, one who loves Disney princesses and general fabulosity. She writes this brave blog about the challenges they both face with wit, grace, and aplomb, and reminds us all that being different is a gift, and one worth throwing some elbows to protect.

New Media

Shai CogginsStudio Notes – The co-founder of b5media, Inc, Shai is intimately acquainted with both print and online media. And it’s no surprise she’s packing a Psych Master’s Degree, because she gets what it is that drives readers. Sarah AustinPop 17 – Sarah’s entertaining posts are both thought provoking and relevant while still being charming. Think the girl you sat next to in art class meets a successful online presence. Gina TrapaniSmarterware – I used to read Gina’s posts religiously when she was a more active writer on Lifehacker, but these days I’m loving her more personal take on desks, family, tech news, and all the app goodness that I crave. I’m a sucker for a non-compartmentalized life (and blog), so I’m thrilled to get to know Gina in her new incarnation. Venessa MiemisEmergent By Design – Saying that Venessa’s writing is “smart” is too superficial. Of course it’s smart, but there’s a deeply anthropological undercurrent that charges each of her posts. Her insightful vision highlights progress and responsibility, which is a nice change from all those “what’s hot in tech” posts on the interwebs. Danah BoydZephoria – New media was the best category fit I could find for Danah, but her blog covers facets of social media, privacy, identity, and the public/private spheres. It’s an absolutely fascinating read, but it’s also conceptual enough to get you thinking, and practical enough to get you talking.

Nonprofit

Beth KanterBeth’s Blog – With an arsenal of non-profit experience, Beth tracks and blogs about social strategies that work for non-profits on a mission. Kivi Leroux MillerKivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog – As a do-it-yourself nonprofit marketer, Kivi has a whole arsenal of suggestions for how to market when your organization struggles with a lack of funds and time. Ruby SinreichLotus Media – An activist and a developer, Ruby finds time to blog about the intersection of social spaces and doing good, especially on a local level. Her experienced-based posts are rich reads, and occasional new baby pics are just icing on the blog cake. Katya AndresenGetting To The Point – With all of that Network For Good experience under her belt, Katya’s personal blog is full of advice on what she calls “Robin Hood Marketing” – the idea of stealing corporate savvy to sell just causes. Her personal passion fuses with her professional expertise for a read that is both applicable and compelling. Sloane BerrentThe Causemopolitan – The mantra of Sloane’s blog is “Cause-filled Living,” which makes complete sense if you follow her wanderings for awhile. Her consultancy focuses on cause-based campaigns, and her efforts include everything from malaria prevention to community rebuilding. Her blog is an inspiring and exhilarating read.

Politics

Sara K. SmithWonkette – Following in the grand tradition of the original Wonkette, Ana Marie Cox, Sara blogs snarky and sassy about all things politics. Cheryl ConteeJack & Jill Politics – Situated at the intersection of race and politics, Cheryl Contee aka Jill Tubman keeps a close watch on goings-on and calls it like she sees it. Latoya PetersonRacialicious – A smart and fearless blog about race and pop culture in a world that thinks we don’t necessarily need to discuss race and pop culture anymore. Latoya is fearless and articulate, writing and curating posts that will get you thinking and even, on occasion, laughing. A bevvy of moms!MOMocrats – There is certainly a time and place for well-balanced political blogs that deliver unbiased news. However, there is also a time for fiercely written political blogs, where mothers passionately deliver poignant soliloquies about the state of our union. MOMocrats is the time and place for just that. Joanne BambergerPunditMom – As a recovering attorney living in Washington D.C., Joanne’s got politics distilled into her drinking water. Good thing she’s around to decipher it for the rest of us. She is hilarious, her biting wit a welcome departure from what can sometimes be a dry and stiff conversation.

Social Media

Amber NaslundAltitude – As the Director of Community at Radian6, you can be pretty sure that Amber has seen it all when it comes to engagement and metrics. Maybe that’s why her blog is full of actionable suggestions for a better social experience. Beth SchillaciMarketing Roadhouse – Beth is an industry professional that has experience in both the client facing and technical sides of social media and marketing. This means that her blog posts are a well-rounded mix of why, how, and for whom, with a dash of personal opinion to keep you from going astray. Shannon PaulVery Official Blog – Shannon focuses on the successful integration of social media with PR and marketing campaigns. Tamar WeinbergTechipedia – Aside from being the Community & Marketing Manager over at Mashable, Tamar has been all up in social interactions for the better part of 15 years. Though she looks far too young to have all of that meaty experience, her blog posts will satiate with concentrated insight and glimpses into her personal experiences of everything social. Deb NgKommein – You might know her as the founder of the Freelance Writing Jobs network, but Deb has a different passion she attends to on this blog – social media. She offers a great deal of practical advice that is incredibly relevant in the nascent world of social media. My most recent favorite example – her posts on how to make sure kids are using social responsibly. Marta MajewskaI <3 Social Media – As a Social Media Strategist for Porter Novelli, Marta spends plenty of time playing around in the social media sandbox. Her blog is a source for entertaining quick bites of infographics and palatable blog posts that can be snacked on in transit. An iPhone read that saves you from doing the dirty work.

Start-Ups

Naomi DunfordItty Biz – Naomi’s hilariously tart commentary on scrappy marketing tactics for companies without a marketing department. Esther DysonThe Huffington Post – A veteran angel investor, Esther has first-hand experience helping to do the delicate work of nuturing a start-up. Her trademark candidness only further convinces you that what she’s saying is the real deal. Shonali BurkeWomen Grow Business – As editor of Women Grow Business and head of her own consulting agency, Shonali Burke is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. She tackles topics that sometimes speak to the unique issues that women face, but mostly her insight is invaluable across the board. Tara JoyceRise of the Innerpreneur – I put Tara under my “Start Ups” section because her blog should be an immediate read for anyone with an entrepreneurial jones. She explores what she calls “meaningful capitalism,” which means discovering your own business passion, and bringing it into the world in a mindful way. And it’s highly inspiring. Penelope TrunkBrazen Careerist – The founder of 3 start-ups, Penelope has logged more than enough experience to dish out advice, but her blog is more than just a formulaic “You can do it!” entrepreneurial cheer. She very honestly exposes the more trying aspects of living your career, and loving your life. Laurie RuettimannThe Cynical Girl – Formerly the blogging brains behind Punk Rock HR, Laurie has a long-standing tradition of openly discussing the pitfalls and tough spots of career and business. An expert in the field of human capital management, she’s not one to sugarcoat with corporate speak, but she does have a wicked sense of humor while telling it like it is. Marla TabakaThe Successful Soloist – Marla is a life and business coach who helps entrepreneurs shape up and become the proud owners of successful companies. Her blog addresses the gamut of issues you might be struggling to address if you were one person trying to do the job of 10 – read: an entrepreneur.

Tech

Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont – Mostly tech and gaming focused, Veronica writes with infectious, geeky enthusiasm about what’s brand new. Dawn FosterFast Wonder – Using a combination of her technical and business expertise, Dawn educates companies on how to get business value from being a part of online communities…without boring us to death. Jenna Wortham The New York Times Bits Blog – Before writing for The New York Times, Jenna was a culture and technology writer for Wired, and it shows. Her pieces generally focus on smartly outlining digital culture, while simultaneously showing how people are putting new technologies to use in their lives and businesses. Xeni JardinXeni Jardin – Xeni is a stylish and well-known tech culture journalist who watches the industry with both an aesthetic and functional eye. Find her on Boing Boing. Corvida RavenSheGeeks – Corvida vets and blogs about useful tech services and tools with an eye to what is going to make your online journey less noisy and more interesting. Adria RichardsBut You’re A GirlInspiredMag called her blog fresh for a reason, because Adria takes on tech – and life – with vibrant and energetic posts.

Travel

Laura WalkerA Wandering Sole – As you can tell by the cute pun in the title, Laura does a lot of walking. She’s got a self-confessed itch from that travel bug, and ultimately her posts are meant to inspire others to do what she did – take off and see the world. Using lots of gorgeous photo montages, she takes us with her on her travels and continues on her mission to expose the commonality underneath all our differences. Kate McCulley Adventurous Kate – If you’ve ever been a woman attempting to plan a solo trip to various parts of the world, it can be intimidating. But Kate is determined to show all of us that a solo traveling gal can be safe, have fun, and do it on the cheap. And her blog seems to prove it, with lots of dispatches and anecdotes from locations around the globe. Even if you can’t leave the country, Kate’s blog is an easy read for a little mental escapism. Abby TegneliaThe Neon Jungle Princess – Abby is one of those brave travelers that has the gift of conveying what was so enticing about her journey. Far from the dozens of photos you’re forced to sit through when your friends return from a week in South America, Abby is able to hone in and speak to the soul of a trip. She also rounds-up spots to eat, stay, and even throws in a dose of international politics for good measure. SallyUnbrave Girl – People are often daunted by the idea of traveling, unsure of how to leave their home behind, even if they want to. Sally’s blog is reinforcement for those people – she honestly relates her fears and obstacles, and keeps on trekking anyway. An inspiring read for all those vicarious travelers jonesing to book a one-way ticket.

Writing

Thursday BramThursday Bram – Lots of blogs discuss writing, Thursday’s blog gets down to the logistics of writing for a living, nitty gritty included. Meryl K. EvansMeryl.net – With a strong tech background, Meryl’s understanding of how to write both accurately and engagingly for new media makes her blog an invaluable resource. Amanda HockingAmanda Hocking’s Blog – If you haven’t heard of Amanda Hocking, and you’re into writing, then you’re missing out. She writes what are deemed “paranormal romance young-adult fiction” stories, and her creative writing style and alternative distribution have helped build her formidable career WITHOUT a publishing deal. You’ll appreciate her fortitude and keep coming back for the fiction. Debbie Ridpath OhiInkygirl – Debbie is both a writer and an illustrator, which explains why her blog works so well – she can catch your eye and keep your attention. As a writer herself, she’s able to offer insight and industry-specific help, like compiling a list of literary folks on Google+, for example. Useful and unique, this is a necessary daily read for writers. Colleen WainwrightThe Communicatrix – The thing that I love about Colleen, aside from her wry and sailor-y writing style, is her consistency. She blogs with commitment, and as a writer teaching others the craft, that means something. Her lessons from the pulpit are actionable and fun, and I hope to someday practice exactly what she preaches. Denise ShekerjianSoul of a Word – Denise is the author of a book called Uncommon Genius, which is all about how great ideas are born, and her blog builds on that concept. But it’s not a clinical study into what sparks ideas that turn into words – while she has actionable suggestions, much of her writing is as honest and lyrical as you’d strive to be after taking her well-researched advice.

183 Comments

Danny Brown says:

September 14, 2011 at 2:59 am

Any list like this needs to have Gini Dietrich on it:

http://twitter.com/ginidietrich

Owner of one of the most successful communications blogs around, hugely respected speaker and businesswoman. Check her out:

http://spinsucks.com

Danny Brown says:

September 14, 2011 at 2:59 am

Any list like this needs to have Gini Dietrich on it:

http://twitter.com/ginidietrich

Owner of one of the most successful communications blogs around, hugely respected speaker and businesswoman. Check her out:

http://spinsucks.com

Kevin Briody says:

September 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

This is a ridiculously useful post Olivia. Picking out some good ones to add to Reader now…

Kevin Briody says:

September 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

This is a ridiculously useful post Olivia. Picking out some good ones to add to Reader now…

Joanne Bamberger says:

September 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Thanks so much for including me with other amazing political blogs!  And I think you’re the first one to dub me “hilarious!”  😉

Joanne Bamberger says:

September 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Thanks so much for including me with other amazing political blogs!  And I think you’re the first one to dub me “hilarious!”  😉

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:

September 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

You must be adding Brittany, Barefoot Foodie, to your humor list: http://barefootfoodie.com 

Also, Rachel, A Southern Fairytale, need to on your food list: http://asouthernfairytale.com/

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:

September 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

You must be adding Brittany, Barefoot Foodie, to your humor list: http://barefootfoodie.com 

Also, Rachel, A Southern Fairytale, need to on your food list: http://asouthernfairytale.com/

Anonymous says:

September 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Mom: Morgan Shanahan The818.com
Food: Bakerella.com

…and of course I’m an Expat/Mom/Feminist all rolled into one :) TransatlanticBlonde.blogspot.com

Melaina25 says:

September 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Mom: Morgan Shanahan The818.com
Food: Bakerella.com

…and of course I’m an Expat/Mom/Feminist all rolled into one :) TransatlanticBlonde.blogspot.com

Kathryn McCabe says:

September 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

No Sport category? 

Madaketgal says:

September 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Ana White  Ana White | Free and Easy DIY Furniture Plans to Save You Money should be added to the design category.  She develops free blueprints for home furnishings specifically geared toward women.  She is terrific!

Ryan Vet says:

September 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Olivia-this blog post is awesome… So resourceful, thanks!

Ryan Vet says:

September 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Olivia-this blog post is awesome… So resourceful, thanks!

Jeanne Garbarino says:

September 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Tha ms for rounding up some great women writers. But, you forgot science!! There are many women writing about some awesome science, and doing a hell of a job. Please include this category on your next round-up. Thanks!

Lucretia M Pruitt says:

September 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Interesting list… but I’m not through it yet and I’m seeing that you’ve got Julia Roy listed as still being at Coach – she left that quite some time ago and is “the Vice President of Marketing at Manilla, a new web-based service backed by the Hearst Corporation.”  As it says in her about page.

Still, as Danny says – any list with Gini in it… :)

Lucretia M Pruitt says:

September 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Interesting list… but I’m not through it yet and I’m seeing that you’ve got Julia Roy listed as still being at Coach – she left that quite some time ago and is “the Vice President of Marketing at Manilla, a new web-based service backed by the Hearst Corporation.”  As it says in her about page.

Still, as Danny says – any list without Gini in it… :)

Lucretia M Pruitt says:

September 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Oh and it’s Amber Naslund at Radian 6 and her blog is Brass Tack Thinking. http://www.brasstackthinking.com/

Lucretia M Pruitt says:

September 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Oh and it’s Amber Naslund at Radian 6 and her blog is Brass Tack Thinking. http://www.brasstackthinking.com/

Karen says:

September 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

Holy Moley! To be included on the short list of six amazing greenies is such a honor! Thank you Olivia! Now off to check other great sites! Thank you for this comprehensive list. YOU rock!!

Robert Craig says:

September 15, 2011 at 1:53 am

How about

http://www.anneofcarversville.com/

From fashion to flogging, telling women’s stories

She always connects dots…….

Deb Ng says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:28 am

Thank you so much for including me on this list – I appreciate the honor.

Deb Ng says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:28 am

Thank you so much for including me on this list – I appreciate the honor.

Jacqueline Carly says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Thank you so much for including me will all of these fierce women!!!

Jacqueline Carly says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Thank you so much for including me will all of these fierce women!!!

Lisa Creech Bledsoe says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

What an intense, fabulously useful post! I was honored to be included, but I’ve also bookmarked it so that I can start subscribing to some of these amazing women. Many thanks for your hard work and great information.

Lisa Creech Bledsoe says:

September 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

What an intense, fabulously useful post! I was honored to be included, but I’ve also bookmarked it so that I can start subscribing to some of these amazing women. Many thanks for your hard work and great information.

Pastrybreak says:

September 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Hi Olivia, thanks for including me with the big girl bloggers. I knew about only a few of these design/writing/politics/nonprofit blogs–had great fun going through your list and discovering all the rest.

Gail Gedan Spencer says:

September 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks very much for including Shrinking Sisters on the list!

Gail Gedan Spencer says:

September 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks very much for including Shrinking Sisters on the list!

GailGedanSpencer says:

September 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks very much for including Shrinking Sisters on the list!

Capree Kimball says:

September 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Well, you just flattered the pants right off me!  Thanks so much for including me in such a talented group!

Capree Kimball says:

September 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Well, you just flattered the pants right off me!  Thanks so much for including me in such a talented group!

Raising My Rainbow says:

September 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I’m honored to be on this list.  Thanks for the love!  Muah, C.J.’s Mom at RaisingMyRainbow.com

Gina Marin says:

September 16, 2011 at 12:51 am

Wonderful list… but what about Dooce (Heather Armstrong)? I check hers daily along with about 4 or 5 of the ones on your list.

http://dooce.com/

Gina Marin says:

September 16, 2011 at 12:51 am

Wonderful list… but what about Dooce (Heather Armstrong)? I check hers daily along with about 4 or 5 of the ones on your list.

http://dooce.com/

Dave Hildebrandt says:

September 16, 2011 at 3:25 am

Submitted for your consideration:

http://chicanaontheedge.blogspot.com/

“One small Mexican American woman against the world.”

Dave Hildebrandt says:

September 16, 2011 at 3:25 am

Submitted for your consideration:

http://chicanaontheedge.blogspot.com/

“One small Mexican American woman against the world.”

Sally says:

September 16, 2011 at 5:55 am

Wow, it’s an honor to be included in such an awesome group of ladies — including many of my blogging heroes. (Yes, I have blogging heroes. What I would LOVE would be some blogging action figures. Someone needs to get on that. Maybe The Bloggess could sell them on her Zazzle store? I feel they would be a big hit.)
Again, thank you so much!

olivia hayes says:

September 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for that! There’s a redirect set up, so we’re all good to go 😉 

olivia hayes says:

September 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for that! There’s a redirect set up, so we’re all good to go 😉 

olivia hayes says:

September 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for all of your suggestions, y’all! Keep them coming…

olivia hayes says:

September 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for all of your suggestions, y’all! Keep them coming…

Amanda says:

September 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Also for your consideration in the humor category: Hoosiermandy.com Thanks!

Lulu Chadow says:

September 17, 2011 at 4:57 am

Fabulous list, with some of my favorites and lots of new blogs to check out!  One you may have missed is Melissa Baswell, the blogger behind the fashion/design/inspiration blog Bubby & Bean.  She’s an eco-fashion designer by day but her blog features all kinds of cool and inspiring project, thoughts, and ideas.  http://www.bubbyandbean.com

Rebecca says:

September 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

are there no photography blogs out there?  Here is mine…beccaphotog.blogspot.com  not that it’s all that fab, and I’m just getting into the groove of things…but as someone who say’s they are a sucker for photographs!!  here is an opera singes photo blog.  pretty neat!  http://www.asingerssuitcase.com/

Shadow Boxer says:

September 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I found this through The Bloggess, and I am thrilled to see it! I see some good friends already, and I will be checking some of these out. I also have a few suggestions for you:
The Pursuit of Harpyness – http://www.harpyness.com.
The Rotund – therotund.com
Two Whole Cakes (which used to be Fatshionista) – blog.twowholecakes.com

Happy reading!

Raeleigh Jane says:

September 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Dr. Virago says:

September 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

For your consideration under travel:  http://storiesthataretrue.wordpress.com/  The American author lives and works in Antarctica. Yes, *Antarctica*. Before that, it was New Zealand. She’s about to leave Antarctica, alas, but you can always read her old posts about it, and who knows where this intrepid woman is off to next!

Dr. Virago says:

September 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

For your consideration under travel:  http://storiesthataretrue.wordpress.com/  The American author lives and works in Antarctica. Yes, *Antarctica*. Before that, it was New Zealand. She’s about to leave Antarctica, alas, but you can always read her old posts about it, and who knows where this intrepid woman is off to next!

Anna Jobsis says:

September 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

No science section?

Anna Jobsis says:

September 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

No science section?

Girl to Mom- Heidi says:

September 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I’m Heidi Ferrer http://www.GirltoMom.com with 3 million hits in the first year, in the top Alexa 4% of all websites. Check me out for humor, too :-)

Libby says:

September 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I love Hyperbole and a Half, but she hasn’t posted anything new in months!  She is apparently busy writing a book or something, so no new posts since May!

Sam says:

September 19, 2011 at 3:21 am

What kind of blog do women bloggers always follow?

Bijuterii argint says:

September 19, 2011 at 3:33 am

Thanks. I will read them

Bijuterii argint says:

September 19, 2011 at 3:33 am

Thanks. I will read them

Sandra says:

September 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thank you so much for having so many topics covered!  So many articles geared to women only focus on parenting – as if that is the only thing that should be of concern to wormen…. 

Abby says:

September 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

WOW such an amazing list! I can’t wait to go through it and subscribe to a bunch. I’m so, so honored to represent travel with these three amazing ladies. And you said such wonderful things. Thank you so much!

olivia hayes says:

September 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

That’s an excellent idea for the next iteration, I’ll add it!

olivia hayes says:

September 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

That’s an excellent idea for the next iteration, I’ll add it!

Cailin O'Neil says:

September 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

Great list! A lot of new lady bloggers I haven’t heard of before! :)

Cailin O'Neil says:

September 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

Great list! A lot of new lady bloggers I haven’t heard of before! :)

Adventurous Kate says:

September 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thank you very much for including me in such an inspiring list!  Will have to add many of these ladies to my Google Reader!

Adventurous Kate says:

September 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thank you very much for including me in such an inspiring list!  Will have to add many of these ladies to my Google Reader!

Kelly Watson says:

September 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I’m excited to be considered part of such great company … and even more excited to check out the bloggers who are new to me. Thanks for compiling this list!

Kelly Watson says:

September 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I’m excited to be considered part of such great company … and even more excited to check out the bloggers who are new to me. Thanks for compiling this list!

MLCrenshaw says:

September 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I think you should have a DIY catagory and include http://www.younghouselove.com/

Lisa says:

September 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

Thanks for including me! And yes most people are surprised to hear I live in Oklahoma, but I’m working hard to try and help Oklahoma become greener. We are getting there. :)

Lisa says:

September 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

Thanks for including me! And yes most people are surprised to hear I live in Oklahoma, but I’m working hard to try and help Oklahoma become greener. We are getting there. :)

Joanne Cipressi says:

September 23, 2011 at 1:39 am

Wow…what a great list! I have read some of them…now I have many more to check out! Thanks for sharing! :) 

Joanne Cipressi says:

September 23, 2011 at 1:39 am

Wow…what a great list! I have read some of them…now I have many more to check out! Thanks for sharing! :) 

b.davis21 says:

September 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

Please read my book,”MY LITTLE SECRETS” author Belinda Davis,If you like it please help me tell the world about it! MY book is about a love south that happen in the south and a lot of secrets was kept hided, but in my book all of them will be unveil! I know my book will make a great movie! To read my book please go to Barns and Nobles on line or B.N.com,THANK YOU!

b.davis21 says:

September 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

Please read my book,”MY LITTLE SECRETS” author Belinda Davis,If you like it please help me tell the world about it! MY book is about a love south that happen in the south and a lot of secrets was kept hided, but in my book all of them will be unveil! I know my book will make a great movie! To read my book please go to Barns and Nobles on line or B.N.com,THANK YOU!

b.davis21 says:

September 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

Please read my book,”MY LITTLE SECRETS” author Belinda Davis,If you like it please help me tell the world about it! MY book is about a love south that happen in the south and a lot of secrets was kept hided, but in my book all of them will be unveil! I know my book will make a great movie! To read my book please go to Barns and Nobles on line or B.N.com,THANK YOU!

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Oh wow, that is serious funny. I’ll have to create an Irreverent section just for you :) 

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Oh wow, that is serious funny. I’ll have to create an Irreverent section just for you :) 

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I’m afraid to answer this because I feel like it might be the beginning of a joke…

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I’m afraid to answer this because I feel like it might be the beginning of a joke…

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Oh YEASH! That is an excellent idea, and one I hadn’t thought of, thank you for that!

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Oh YEASH! That is an excellent idea, and one I hadn’t thought of, thank you for that!

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I have this feeling that The Bloggess could sell anything, considering how popular she’s made Beyonce the chicken. 

Olivia Hayes says:

September 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I have this feeling that The Bloggess could sell anything, considering how popular she’s made Beyonce the chicken. 

Amy Schiele says:

September 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

Great job picking the travel ladies, I love them all! 

Amy Schiele says:

September 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

Great job picking the travel ladies, I love them all! 

Tara Joyce says:

September 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi Oliva,

Thank you so much for the kind words about the value my blog adds to the start-up space. I am honoured to be mentioned here. Thank you for reading!

Tara

Tara Joyce says:

September 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi Olivia,

Thank you so much for the kind words about the value my blog adds to the start-up space. I am honoured to be mentioned here. Thank you for reading!

Tara

Leanora Minai says:

September 29, 2011 at 2:28 am

Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. 

I just launched my new crime and urban affairs blog (focusing on Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina). 

You’ll find it here: http://www.LeanoraMinai.com

I’m a former cops reporter for the St. Petersburg Times now working in communications at Duke University, so this is a part-time endeavor/passion. I’d love any feedback or suggestions on how I can improve the blog and promote it.

Thanks, Leanora

Leanora Minai says:

September 29, 2011 at 2:28 am

Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. 

I just launched my new crime and urban affairs blog (focusing on Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina). 

You’ll find it here: http://www.LeanoraMinai.com

I’m a former cops reporter for the St. Petersburg Times now working in communications at Duke University, so this is a part-time endeavor/passion. I’d love any feedback or suggestions on how I can improve the blog and promote it.

Thanks, Leanora

Anonymous says:

October 16, 2011 at 5:24 am

Thanks for a great list…..just what I needed: more great reading to distract me from writing. :-)

Reticula says:

October 16, 2011 at 5:24 am

Thanks for a great list…..just what I needed: more great reading to distract me from writing. :-)

elizabeth scott says:

October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

i hope in the future you add some of the wonderful health blogs, including mental health….full disclosure: we have one:

http://pocketshrink.blogspot.com

elizabeth scott says:

October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

i hope in the future you add some of the wonderful health blogs, including mental health….full disclosure: we have one:

http://pocketshrink.blogspot.com

Kim Kircher says:

October 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Great list. Thank you. I now have opened so many tabs in my browser, either my computer is going to crash or I’ll never get to own writing today. Ah well.

Kim Kircher says:

October 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Great list. Thank you. I now have opened so many tabs in my browser, either my computer is going to crash or I’ll never get to own writing today. Ah well.

LA Juice says:

December 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sigh. Maybe next year!

LA Juice says:

December 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sigh. Maybe next year! I would love to see a “Left of Center” category, and I would put http://www.simianidiot.tumblr.com at the top.

Anonymous says:

December 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Such a great list. I see so many talented bloggers! It’s a pity you’ve missed Kanelstrand http://blog.kanelstrand.com/ in the green category – such an amazing blog about the joy of simple living. Sonya, the author of the blog, makes leading a sustainable green life look so easy and makes understanding environmental issues easy and non-threating. My all time favorite green blog for sure!

sokri says:

December 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Such a great list. I see so many talented bloggers! It’s a pity you’ve missed Kanelstrand http://blog.kanelstrand.com/ in the green category – such an amazing blog about the joy of simple living. Sonya, the author of the blog, makes leading a sustainable green life look so easy and makes understanding environmental issues easy and non-threating. My all time favorite green blog for sure!

Marla Tabaka says:

January 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Such an honor to be listed on this fabulous resource Olivia. Thank you!

Marla Tabaka says:

January 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Such an honor to be listed on this fabulous resource Olivia. Thank you!

Liz Ference says:

February 3, 2012 at 4:05 am

A great list, thanks for pulling this together, Olivia! I hope I can one day join the ranks – if there’s anyone else out there as confused about whether or not to have a baby as I am, feel free to check out my blog at http://www.maybebabymaybenot.com.

Liz Ference says:

February 3, 2012 at 4:05 am

A great list, thanks for pulling this together, Olivia! I hope I can one day join the ranks – if there’s anyone else out there as confused about whether or not to have a baby as I am, feel free to check out my blog at http://www.maybebabymaybenot.com.

The Ladies says:

February 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

our Blog should be added too. 

The Ladies says:

February 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

our Blog should be added too. 

Harleena Singh says:

February 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Incredible list. Women writing on family – can you afford to miss that – do check out my pot-pourri of a family blog – http://www.aha-now.com/ . I just love this list – thanks Olivia!

Harleena Singh says:

February 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Incredible list. Women writing on family – can you afford to miss that – do check out my pot-pourri of a family blog – http://www.aha-now.com/ . I just love this list – thanks Olivia!

Bronwyn McBride says:

February 17, 2012 at 2:13 am

What a fabulous, in-depth list! I’ll be spending the next few days going through the links: thank you!

Bronwyn McBride says:

February 17, 2012 at 2:13 am

What a fabulous, in-depth list! I’ll be spending the next few days going through the links: thank you!

Anonymous says:

March 8, 2012 at 2:33 am

This is a great list. You’ve introduced me to some new blogs to visit. I am a new female blogger. My blog is called:The Women’s Insider.
http://www.thewomensinsider.com

Ben Benjamin says:

March 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

especially a fan of veronica…where geek meets hilarious humour. 

i saw this blog the other day: http://www.sexatoxbridge.com and this blog is brilliant. where most people shy away from the sex banter, this ex oxbridge grad embraces it with everything she’s got. highly entertaining and has to be on the list. 

Butterfly_north says:

March 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

How can you not have a sport category? 

Holly Campbell says:

April 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I host an internet radio show about the latest trends in social media. I have been searching for a particular female blogger. Please end the mystery for me. Here is what I remember. Her blog was very candid, I even remember she cursed a bit. It had a techie focus but she really knew her info. And her logo was a silhouette graphic image of a woman holding a gun. Does anyone know who I am talking about??? I would love to find her and snag an interview. Thanks for this wonderful list, I plan on contacting a few of these dynamic bloggers now.

Holly Campbell says:

April 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I host an internet radio show about the latest trends in social media. I have been searching for a particular female blogger. Please end the mystery for me. Here is what I remember. Her blog was very candid, I even remember she cursed a bit. It had a techie focus but she really knew her info. And her logo was a silhouette graphic image of a woman holding a gun. Does anyone know who I am talking about??? I would love to find her and snag an interview. Thanks for this wonderful list, I plan on contacting a few of these dynamic bloggers now.

hersocialnetwork says:

April 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Thanks for the list of bloggers to check out!  I can’t wait to get reading!  

hersocialnetwork says:

April 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Thanks for the list of bloggers to check out!  I can’t wait to get reading!  

JaneCWoods says:

May 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Good list! I will be checking some of them out. And as you don’t seem to have a category for personal development for women I forgive you for not including me! :) Am interested in the marketing to women section as I think women view things very differently yet most marketing folk i see on Twitter etc are chaps, and are clearly marketing their services towards women. Thanks, Jane

JaneCWoods says:

May 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Good list! I will be checking some of them out. And as you don’t seem to have a category for personal development for women I forgive you for not including me! :) Am interested in the marketing to women section as I think women view things very differently yet most marketing folk i see on Twitter etc are chaps, and are clearly marketing their services towards women. Thanks, Jane

magictravelblog says:

June 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm

HI… add me please! (ok us as there is one woman and one man) under Travel – http://magictravelblog.com

asha says:

July 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

Another great blog is thegirlwhothoughttoomuch.com. I found it very insiprational

JP Benedict says:

July 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I like the categorization of this list.  I think it should also include Hawlie Ohe

http://www.fabhousewife.com/about

JP Benedict says:

July 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I like the categorization of this list.  I think it should also include Hawlie Ohe

http://www.fabhousewife.com/about

Koundeenya says:

August 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

Thats really a great list. But I think Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips should also be added

Koundeenya says:

August 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

Thats really a great list. But I think Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips should also be added

Nicole says:

August 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This is an awesome list. I just wasted about 2 hours of my life looking at various ones, and haven’t found a dud yet! I started my own blog, so I always like checking out other popular places to see what I’m doing right or wrong! http://foghornunicorn.wordpress.com/ 

Nicole says:

August 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This is an awesome list. I just wasted about 2 hours of my life looking at various ones, and haven’t found a dud yet! I started my own blog, so I always like checking out other popular places to see what I’m doing right or wrong! http://foghornunicorn.wordpress.com/ 

Nicole says:

August 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This is an awesome list. I just wasted about 2 hours of my life looking at various ones, and haven’t found a dud yet! I started my own blog, so I always like checking out other popular places to see what I’m doing right or wrong! http://foghornunicorn.wordpress.com/ 

London Rothko says:

August 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

A beautifully reasoned, finely written list. It was a delight to read; now that I know of your wonderful website, it will be a pleasure and an honor to read it frequently… and to link to it at http://ifindmyselfwanting.blogspot.com and http://goddessesgonewild.blogspot.com. Cordially, I remain your faithful reader.

London Rothko says:

August 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

A beautifully reasoned, finely written list. It was a delight to read; now that I know of your wonderful website, it will be a pleasure and an honor to read it frequently… and to link to it at http://ifindmyselfwanting.blogspot.com and http://goddessesgonewild.blogspot.com. Cordially, I remain your faithful reader.

OC Human Rights says:

August 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Take a look at athenawomencoaching.com

Michael Williams says:

August 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Here is an inspirational woman and mother of three who created the first app and website of it’s kind devoted to covering the most compelling court cases nationwide. With a team of lawyers and legal professionals reporting every detail, Wild About Trial takes you right to the courthouse steps with up-to-the minute news, court documents and insider legal perspective on the country’s most captivating criminal trials. You must check it out at http://www.wildabouttrial.com/get-wild-about-trial/

Michael Williams says:

August 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Here is an inspirational woman and mother of three who created the first app and website of it’s kind devoted to covering the most compelling court cases nationwide. With a team of lawyers and legal professionals reporting every detail, Wild About Trial takes you right to the courthouse steps with up-to-the minute news, court documents and insider legal perspective on the country’s most captivating criminal trials. You must check it out at http://www.wildabouttrial.com/get-wild-about-trial/

vegan says:

January 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Exercise is actually a no brainer for both men and women. Exercise is needed by the body for overall health, coupled with proper diet and nutrition of course.

The Submergedlife says:

March 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Hey check out my blog
http://www.submergedlife.com

Stace Jenns says:

March 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Great list! Thanks for the great share! Can’t wait to scroll through this.
Stacey at http://bodytransformationreviews.com

lovingrose says:

March 9, 2013 at 2:25 am

It is interesting to see the lists and it is categorized too. http://astraunic.com/

Julie Gray says:

March 17, 2013 at 7:56 am

GREAT list that I have passed on to a writing client of mine. I would LOVE to be included in the Writing category. My blog, Just Effing Entertain me was named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top, go-to blogs for screenwriters. http://www.justeffing.com

LLMStudent says:

March 23, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I’m starting my own blog!:
http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/

rachel says:

March 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

great list of blogs with award winning design
http://www.thepsychiccompany.co.uk/

rachel says:

March 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

Elizabeth Sachs i love your representations of pastry tho cant eat it as 40 plus!
http://www.simply-psychics.co.uk/

egon says:

April 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

very inspired women.

@better with horizon

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sandra callahan says:

July 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

Please check out the story about my daughter’s house fire. Thank you so much.

http://www.gofundme.com/3ek2yw

Leslie Beecher says:

July 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

If you love wearing the latest fashion accessories, check out my online boutique and become a customer!

fashionsbyleslie.kitsylane.com

ron watson says:

July 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Nice post, i must say.. I have collected some information, some rare photos and video about the life of american women during world war 2 .. It is amazing to see, how american government inspired their women to join their men in war. I invite you to check my blog at – http://ronwatson.wordpress.com/

Mehul Desai says:

July 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

What You say about http://www.techzon.net
its written by 19 year old girl. :)

aisha says:

July 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Hi any one like to see this its awesome
worldisfunny

rachel says:

August 13, 2013 at 4:35 am

thanks for the list I have checked some of them out and they are very good!
http://www.psychicreadingrooms.com

Waveguide Bends says:

August 31, 2013 at 1:48 am

This is a great list and really important.

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I don’t see any self-help or lifestyle blogs listed here. Do you know of any good ones that you might share?

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