50 Women Bloggers You Should Be Reading

The inspiration for this post began way back in November, when I spied a tweet lamenting the fact that blogger “Best Of…” lists heavily favor male bloggers. In this mindset, I quickly dashed off a post called “5 Female Bloggers Who Will Get You Thinking,” which received such a wonderful response that I decided to expound upon it.

For this post of 50 women bloggers, I pulled from my own feed reader and used suggestions from my esteemed colleagues. This list, however, is by no means comprehensive. I figured that women bloggers weren’t being mentioned because 1) people just don’t know which bloggers to read or 2) people don’t think female bloggers write relevant content, especially as related to tech and social media. This list is to help remedy both situations.

Help add to this list by leaving your favorites in the comments. In a couple of months, hopefully I can turn this into a list of 100! 

Start-Ups

Naomi DunfordItty Biz  – Naomi’s hilariously tart commentary on scrappy marketing tactics for companies without a marketing department.

Esther Dyson  – The 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 Burke –  Women 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 Joyce  –  Rise 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.

Tech

Veronica BelmontVeronica Belmont’s Blog  –  Mostly tech and gaming focused, Veronica writes with infectious, geeky enthusiasm about what’s brand new. 

Dawn Foster  – Fast 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 WorthamThe 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 Jardin –  Xeni’s Blog –  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 Girl – InspiredMag called her blog fresh for a reason, because Adria takes on tech – and life – with vibrant and energetic posts.

Leah CulverLeah’s Blog  –  People get all hot and biscuit over Leah’s programming speak because she’s a high profile woman in a male dominated industry with an impressive list of successes to boot.
   
Barbara Coll –  Webmama – With nearly 15 years under her belt in the biz, this industry veteran has plenty of insight into what works and what won’t.

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.

Jessica Faye CarterTechnicultr  –  As both an author and the CEO of Nette Media, Jessica Faye Carter knows a thing or two about developing sound social media technology. She focuses on women and multicultural communities, which gives her a unique and crucial voice within the conversation of our current understanding of social strategy.

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.

Gwen Bell –  Gwen Bell’s Blog –  Gwen talks social primarily from a personal standpoint, but that hasn’t made her any less of a success in the business world. You’ll love her easy and open writing style.

Jennifer LeggioSocial Business – A passionate social media evangelist, Jennifer Leggio tackles issues on her blog that concern us all: the issues of safety, privacy, and security in a Web 2.0 world. With more than 15 years of media experience, we look to her to keep us abreast of the ever-changing security landscape of social media.

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 to 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. 

Writing

Thursday BramThursday’s Blog – Lots of blogs discuss writing, Thursday’s blog gets down to the logistics of writing for a living, nitty gritty included.

Meryl K. Evans  – Meryl.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.

New Media

Kathryn JennexKathryn’s Blog  –  With the eye of an artist, Kathryn takes on new media through the view finder of a true creative.

Shai Coggins  – Studio Notes – The co-founder of b5 Media, 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.

Juliette Powell  –  Juliette’s Blog  – Juliette refers to herself as an “integrated media specialist” and I couldn’t agree more. She fuses online and real-time expertise to stay seated at the crossroads of what we’ve learned and where we’re going. Her excellent blog posts aren’t as frequent as I’d like, but they are always well worth the wait.

Sarah Austin  – Pop 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.

Sarah ProutSprout  – More of an online media curator, Sarah posts the fascinating and the gorgeous for your reading pleasure.

Marketing

Lisa BaroneOutspoken Media – Lisa’s honest observations call it how she sees it within the industry.

Susan GetgoodMarketing Roadmaps – A smart marketing blog with its attention focused on results.

Sonia SimoneRemarkable Communication – The self-proclaimed “marketer for people who hate marketing,” communication and strong customer relations are her causes célèbres.

Rita McGrathRita’s Blog – As a Columbia Business School professor, Rita’s analysis of strategy and entrepreneurship goes beyond just an academic perspective to sketch a holistic profile.

Maisha Walker  – The Internet Strategist  –  Demystifying internet marketing since 2004, Maisha’s style is clear and easy to understand, as is befitting of one with her passion for languages.

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’s Blog – She’s a journalist and a digital strategist, which you can tell by her easily read and understood blog posts.

Shelly Kramer  – Vision. 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. 

Branding

Valeria Maltoni  – Conversation Agent  – Valeria helps businesses understand the way that consumers and their communities have changed the conversation.

Laura Ries  – Ries’ Pieces  – Widely considered to  be a branding expert, she blogs infrequently, but her posts are meaty with plenty of observations to digest.
   

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 Holland  – She-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 Miller  – Wonder 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 importance of reception, rather than just 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.

Political

Sara K. SmithWonkette – Following in the grand tradition of the original Wonkette, Ana Marie Cox, Sara blogs snarky and sassy about all things political.

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.

Carmen Van KerckhoveRacialicious  –  A smart blog about race and pop culture in a world that thinks we don’t necessarily need to discuss race and pop culture anymore. Carmen Van Kerckhove is fearless and articulate, writing and curating posts that will get you thinking and even, on occasion, laughing.

Fashion

Heather & JessicaGo Fug Yourself  – Slightly snarky, witty, but most importantly dead-on point 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 an wholesomely entertaining read on eye candy.

Julia RoyJulia’s Blog – As the Senior Manager of New Media at Coach, not only is Julia Roy a serious fashionista, she’s also quite the savvy media minx. She uses her personable blogging style to highlight how she’s fusing cutting edge social tactics with the creative vision of one of the most respected luxury brands.

Non-Profits

Beth KanterBeth’s Blog – With a vault of non-profit successes from which to draw, Beth tracks and blogs about social strategies that work for non-profits on a mission.

Kivi Leroux Miller Kivi’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 Sinreich  – Lotus 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 from corporate savvy to sell just causes. Her personal passion fuses with her professional expertise for a read that is both applicable and compelling.

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113 Comments
  • Matthew Cortellesi
    Posted at 19:17h, 25 May

    Great list…but missing one key “blogger”…mamgirlmelly – http://www.mamagirlmelly.com/

  • Karl Sakas
    Posted at 19:34h, 25 May

    Tamar Weinberg has great insights (I believe she notes that she spends 20+ hours writing each post). And Naomi Dunford is hilarious.

    An addition: Penelope Trunk shares [often risque] work/life advice. People tend to love or hate her: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/

  • Charlotte Moore
    Posted at 19:36h, 25 May

    Do they have to be tech/social media/coherently themed blogs? Because Lisa Creech Bledsoe of The Glowing Edge (www.theglowingedge.com) and Jess Commins of Renewabelle (www.renewabelle.com) are two local Triangle bloggers with some great narrative writing. Their subjects occasionally include observational stuff about their daily lives, but Lisa writes a TON about being a woman interested in boxing, and Jess’ whole thing is sustainable living — for individuals and for businesses. They’re both forces of nature, and really cool, smart women!

  • Shannon Paul
    Posted at 19:37h, 25 May

    Thanks so much for including me on this list. It’s good to see some people I consider friends listed here as well as some new (to me) names. It’s always an honor to be considered part of a group like this.

    Thanks again!

  • Liz Scherer
    Posted at 19:47h, 25 May

    Great list! But where’s the health section?!

  • olivia hayes
    Posted at 20:40h, 25 May

    Oh, good call. I’ll add that to the extended list.

  • ShellyKramer
    Posted at 21:15h, 25 May

    Olivia,

    What an honor to be included on your list. Many of these smart and amazing folks are women I’m lucky to call “friend” and many others I don’t yet know, but follow and learn from on a regular basis. And as for the ones I hadn’t yet discovered, you can be sure I’m following them now.

    Thank you again for the kudos – you’re pretty awesomesauce your own self.

    Shelly
    @shellykramer
    http://v3im.com

  • Shauna Henry
    Posted at 21:24h, 25 May

    I am a lifestyle and wedding blogger so that seems to be where my focus always lands. Along with my own blog, YourLifEvents.com (shameless plug), I enjoy reading StyleMePretty.com, Girlfriendology.com, Wendolina.com and laptoplunches.com – just to name a few.

  • molly campbell
    Posted at 21:40h, 25 May

    Would love to see some women writers here, humor, mommy bloggers, etc. And not just because I am one! Here are two wonderful writer’s blogs: http://www.annsrants.com and http://www.goodybastos.blogspot.com

  • molly campbell
    Posted at 21:41h, 25 May

    I would also like to add my own Erma Bombeck award winning blog to this list! http://mollyc-lifewiththecampbells.blogspot.com

  • molly campbell
    Posted at 22:09h, 25 May
  • Kim @ Money and Risk
    Posted at 23:25h, 25 May

    Thank you for posting the list. I’m looking forward to checking them all out.

    And yes, the web is heavily male dominated.

  • Marian Schembari
    Posted at 08:51h, 26 May

    I literally JUST wrote about how not enough online women are recognized (http://marianlibrarian.com/2010/05/14/where-have-all-the-ladies-gone/)

    Thank you SO soooooo much for getting out there and doing this. There are so many insanely talented women kicking ass online and (unfortunately) they are rarely recognized — usually only when they’re recognized as “great women online”. So I’m glad someone actually took this issue by the balls 😉

  • Beth Schillaci
    Posted at 12:00h, 26 May

    I’m honored to be included in your list especially with some many other women I follow and respect. You have also helped me to discover some new people to follow and add to my RSS reader.

    Thanks!

  • Julie A. Gorman
    Posted at 13:15h, 26 May

    Brianna Karp at the Girl’s Guide to Homelessness deserves to be on this list. She is an amazing woman and a strong advocate not only for the homeless, but for the many other causes that touch her heart. Everyone can relate to her somehow, and that is something truly special. Please consider her for the new list when it comes out.

    http://www.girlsguidetohomelessness.com

  • Celestine Chua
    Posted at 13:53h, 26 May

    Hey Olivia, this is an amazing list of gems. I know a few of the bloggers, but not all the rest. I’m going to spend some good time looking into their blogs and learning from them.

    I’d also like to add my blog resource to the list. It’s The Personal Excellence Blog @ http://celestinechua.com/blog/, on how to achieve personal excellence and live our best lives. There are hundreds of content-rich articles and a whole bundle of free ebooks at the site for all readers to download.

  • Heather Montgomery
    Posted at 16:37h, 26 May

    You forgot 8 Women Dream (www.8womendream.com) an all women site for women who want to dream big! There’s also their Erma Bombeck-style writer who has her own blog, A Week In the Life of A Redhead, who has been my personal favorite for many years at http://www.aweekinthelifeofaredhead.com. I support them I like them so much. I agree with listing Penelope Trunk too – she’s great!

  • Waynette Tubbs
    Posted at 17:21h, 26 May

    Fantastic post: I want to add Alison Bolen, lead blogger for sascom voices, and Kara Swisher, Boomtown blogger for the Wall Street Journal. Both are great tech bloggers.

  • Coree
    Posted at 17:42h, 26 May

    I’m absolutely humbled to be a part of this growing list of women Bloggers taking the Internet by storm and showing the world the insight and power behind a woman’s voice in new media.

    Controversy? Ha! I laugh in the face of intimidation! Well…maybe I’m not always laughing, but you can expect me to call it like it is and shed some light on the public’s perception of women in the marketplace whenever the opportunity arises….sometimes topped with a pretty pink bow of sarcasm. 🙂

    I love, love, love, that you took the time to recognize all these fab female bloggers! Many I know and call friends, and the rest I can’t wait to check out and see what I’ve been missing! Congrats to each of you.

    Thanks again, Olivia, for the shout out. The one name that’s missing on this list is you!!

  • Remy Gervais
    Posted at 18:52h, 26 May

    your list is fantastic, and I’m hoping next time, there is a space for Inspirational / Dream support blogs – and I would check out http://www.8womendream.com. Catherine Hughes, the founder of that and the blog “a week in the life of a redhead” is a down to earth, real and incredible writer, and her project to help women reach their dreams regardless of what the obstacle or controversy, is inspiring. Thanks

  • Remy Gervais
    Posted at 18:54h, 26 May

    I submitted a response as well! Guess I should have checked comments ahead of time! lol

  • WBMichele
    Posted at 19:37h, 26 May

    Thanks for the honor, Olivia!

  • Jon-Mikel Bailey
    Posted at 19:45h, 26 May

    Big fan of Beth Schillaci, one of the few out there that gets Social Media because she knows how to make it work for her clients, not just because its there.

  • Taylor Davidson
    Posted at 19:54h, 26 May

    Valeria Maltoni has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I’ll second Karl in the comments with nominating Penelope Trunk. And I’ll add 3 I read:

    Sloane Berrent -> http://www.thecausemopolitan.com about philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and “living a cause-filled life”.

    Beth Harte -> http://www.theharteofmarketing.com/ about integrated marketing and communications, now that she’s started blogged again, albeit less regularly than previously 🙂

    Colleen Wainwright -> http://www.communicatrix.com/ because she’s just a great writer.

  • olivia hayes
    Posted at 20:37h, 26 May

    Oh stop, you make me blush 😉

    It was my absolute pleasure to bring all of this excellent writing to light. I’m looking forward to doing the next, larger iteration of this list.

  • DianeCourt
    Posted at 23:33h, 26 May

    An awesome curated list, Olivia. Thank you for this great collection.
    I’d like to second Taylor’s suggestion of Beth Harte’s, The Harte of Marketing and Sloane Berrent’s The Causemopolitan. Several more I hope you’ll consider:
    dana boyd danah boyd | apophenia http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts
    Leigh Duncan-Durst http://livepath.blogspot.com
    Venessa Miemis http://emergentbydesign.com/

  • RCDuffy
    Posted at 02:51h, 27 May

    I think you need to add http://fingercandymedia.​com/ from jessica northey. I applaud her for her common sense approach with a twist approach to Social Media that makes marketing as simple as pie!
    She could put some of the “gurus” and “experts” out of business.

  • Kim | Money and Risk
    Posted at 04:35h, 27 May

    Olivia,

    I was slowly going through this list of women bloggers and suddenly realized as I read the different blogs. Where are all the finance blogs? I remember being one of 2 women out of a 1000 back in the 80s when I attended conferences but wouldn’t we have some bloggers by now?

  • Viki
    Posted at 07:02h, 27 May

    Sorry to see that the wealth of women writing about erotic subjects aren’t included in this list: perhaps another time?

  • Corey Heller
    Posted at 08:50h, 27 May

    Wow, this list is fabulous!!! I’ve already checked out quite a few on the list and am not sure where to stop. I’ve bookmarked this already and will come back again and again!

  • Anne Perschel
    Posted at 12:12h, 27 May

    Great start. Please add the following categories – 1. business 2. leadership 3. finance
    Let me know if you need any help.

  • Danny Devriendt
    Posted at 12:22h, 27 May

    Great list! you could add Marta Majewska http://iheartsocialmedia.net/ refreshing look on Social Media

  • Amber Naslund
    Posted at 13:05h, 27 May

    Olivia – Thanks so much for including me. Some fantastic company to be in, and some great new blogs for me to check out. Appreciate the recognition!

    Amber

  • olivia hayes
    Posted at 13:46h, 27 May

    Absolutely right, Kim. Finance will definitely be a category in the next iteration of this list.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  • olivia hayes
    Posted at 13:51h, 27 May

    Wow. Thank you for the heads-up on that powerfully written blog. This is what I love so much about the blogging community – everyone has a platform to speak what’s on their heart.

    Thanks for reading!

  • Kelly Kautz
    Posted at 14:01h, 27 May

    Great list! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of several new women bloggers.

  • bruce@brucedaley.com
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 May

    Who has the time to read 50 blogs? How about a blog that summarizes and highlight these 50.

  • Andy
    Posted at 14:55h, 27 May

    Women bloggers bring emotions to, most of the time, very direct and business-like blogs. I think that gender should not be considered a criterion in judging whether a blog is worth reading or not. It’s mostly based on how much the writer researched his or her facts before putting them down in writing.

  • SFNY
    Posted at 15:07h, 27 May

    We get up to 50 without a single humor or feminist site? This list is on a social media blog, so maybe B2B and B2C focused sites are all we get. But wait, what’s more “social” than someone making you laugh or inspiring you to take action IRL?

  • ecokaren
    Posted at 16:11h, 27 May

    This is an impressive list! Sorry I didn’t see eco-living or green life on here though – where I would be 🙂 So for your next list, how about adding categories like…..Health, Cooking, Family, Green Living, and Handmade Life? Just a thought.

    Now off to check out all these awesome women on your list!

  • Gwen Bell
    Posted at 16:40h, 27 May

    Thank you for the inclusion, Olivia! Curated lists like this always start me on a new path of discovery.

    One I’d love to add: Rebecca Thorman’s http://modite.com/blog/ – Rebecca blogs on modern life at the intersection of adulthood, career and personal development.

  • Shaun Dakin
    Posted at 16:49h, 27 May

    Great list !

    I’d add Joanna Pineda at the Matrix Group. She is an awesome CEO in the DC area and blogs here:

    http://www.thematrixfiles.net/

    Bio here: http://www.thematrixfiles.net/about/

    Shaun Dakin

  • Ekaterina Walter
    Posted at 16:54h, 27 May

    Great list, Olivia! All very smart very deserving women. I am honored to know some of them.

  • Brent Bolding
    Posted at 17:07h, 27 May

    To add to your list in the Health area: Robyn O’Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth & founder of AllergyKids Foundation (@ http://www.allergykids.com/about-us/blog/) writes on food issues.

  • Ana Toledo
    Posted at 17:19h, 27 May

    Nice list…if you could include a brazilian yoga blog next time which has a Google Translator gadget, it would be great! Check .:.Aulas de Yoga::. at http://www.anatoledoyoga.com.br about the Yoga world, news, practice and thoughts

  • Nettie Hartsock
    Posted at 17:53h, 27 May

    Thank you for including me in this great list! Very humbling!

  • Jan O'Daniel
    Posted at 18:50h, 27 May

    Great list! Some of my favs as well as some new-to-me ones. As a writer, I’m surprised that there are only two (though great ones) in the writing category, though. More please!

  • ConversationAgent
    Posted at 19:12h, 27 May

    Thank you for the kind words, Taylor. Excellent choices for adding to the list!

    And thank you Olivia for including me in your reading and sharing.

  • Aman
    Posted at 20:05h, 27 May

    How about adding a section on career advice as well as corporate responsibility?

  • Selena Makeba
    Posted at 20:15h, 27 May

    This is SHAMEFUL!

    This list is not nearly diversified enough.

    There are no Black women, no Latinos and no Asian women bloggers represented.

    It appears that you are of the opinion that only Caucasian women have anything important to say.

    I’m unfollowing you and your worthless opinions.

  • Mona Gable
    Posted at 20:19h, 27 May

    I tend to stick to politics so it’s great to see this list of women’s blogs I don’t know — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-gable/

  • Mona Gable
    Posted at 20:21h, 27 May

    I blog mainly about politics so it’s great to see this list of blogs by women I don’t know-www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-gable/

  • olivia hayes
    Posted at 21:06h, 27 May

    Actually, on the contrary, Selena. Jenna Wortham, Corvida Raven, Shai Coggins, and Maisha Walker, just to name a few, are all fabulously insightful women of color or Asian/Pacific Islander descent who I’ve included in my list.

    If you read on down, I’ve also included Carmen Van Kerckhove, who writes and excellent blog addressing race and pop culture, Racialicious.

    Because I myself am a woman of mixed racial heritage, I am always excited to highlight the diversity of the women of the blogosphere. I also welcome any contribution that you would like to make to this list, as well.

  • Jacquie
    Posted at 21:31h, 27 May

    This is an amazing list for newbs like me. I love that there are so many women in this field and I hope to one day soon add my name to this fantastic list!
    Thanks for putting it together and keeping your finger on the pulse of what people are reading and writing!
    Keep up the great work!

  • Rk
    Posted at 21:35h, 27 May

    If only someone could provide an integrated RSS feed of all of the above 😉

  • cheryl aka jill tubman
    Posted at 22:03h, 27 May

    Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it — this is a great list of amazing women. Thanks for compiling it.

  • lovesmediummost
    Posted at 22:47h, 27 May

    This is great! It’s so hard to zero in on those with something substantial to say and this surely helps. Kudos to Ms. Hayes for putting this together.

  • ErinPDX
    Posted at 23:20h, 27 May

    You really should check out Echidne’s blog.
    echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com
    “ErinPDX”

  • Debi Watson
    Posted at 23:31h, 27 May

    Great article! My personal favorite women’s marketing website is http://www.onewomanmarketing.com Gotta love the ‘superwoman’ logo, and the writing, of course.

  • muskrat
    Posted at 00:48h, 28 May

    i thought i’d be on here. hell.

  • Thursday Bram
    Posted at 11:46h, 28 May

    Thank you so much for including me — I was really surprised and it made my day!

  • amazingsusan
    Posted at 12:07h, 28 May

    Thanks for the great list.

    You might also find my website including blog (http://www.amazingwomenrock.com/), and its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amazing-Women-Rock/107437701695?ref=ts) interesting.

    Thanks again 🙂

  • Irene
    Posted at 13:36h, 28 May

    Great list! Lots of new blogs to follow. Hope you’ll consider http://www.TheFriendshipBlog.com when you think about blogs about women by women!

  • Cristina
    Posted at 15:50h, 28 May

    Great list, I’ll sure check them all!
    May I suggest Christine Kane’s blog http://christinekane.com/blog/ she’s a great mentor and coach
    And what about design as a category? Not because I’m an interior designer 😉
    Thanks again for this post!

  • Lori Baer
    Posted at 17:37h, 28 May

    Add http://www.onewomanmarketing.com to the list. Kelly’s marketing insight is always relevant and her delivery is real because she’s genuinely out there along side all of us trying to make this thing called marketing work. Plus her format is clean and polished, and she’s does a beautiful job incorporating all kinds of social media tools. Be sure to check it out!

  • Beth Terry
    Posted at 18:44h, 28 May

    A woman who should be on your list shares my name – Beth Terry of FakePlasticFish.com – she is a plastics activist and in a few short years has shown everyone who believes in causes exactly how to do it. She has a huge following, and in my Google Alerts on my own name, 3 out of 4 list her. I’m proud to share her name. She has caused Brita to take back the filter, has helped shame millions into remembering to bring a cloth bag, and she’s a hoot.

  • Tara Joyce
    Posted at 20:53h, 28 May

    Thanks for mentioning me and my work, Olivia. It made me smile to know you liking what I’m doing.

  • Annette
    Posted at 21:53h, 31 May

    Nice article Olivia. Well researched and well organized. But you’ve skipped mommy writers…many out there. Moms who rock. Quite funny & often poignant. And I’m one of them 🙂 http://babyspartanmom.blogspot.com/

  • Meryl K Evans
    Posted at 11:32h, 01 June

    Olivia, honored to be mentioned along with incredible women you’ve mentioned that I’ve followed for a long time. Thank you. I’m also discovering some new great resources thanks to you.

  • Carolyn Ovaitt Christians
    Posted at 21:39h, 01 June

    Love this list – but it’s also missing sports?

  • Hector
    Posted at 08:54h, 02 June

    You totally forgot Gina Trapani!! She started http://lifehacker.com/ and a bunch of other awesome stuff!! http://ginatrapani.org/

  • Gayle Valeriote
    Posted at 02:12h, 03 June

    May I recommend Hildy Gottlieb and her blog, Creating the Future (http://hildygottlieb.com/) for the Nonprofit – Community Benefit section. I find Hildy to be an original thinker and a very positive force.
    Thanks for bringing new perspectives to our attention!
    Gayle Valeriote
    Guelph, Ontario

  • Taylor Davidson
    Posted at 22:24h, 03 June

    Can’t believe I forgot danah boyd. Definitely seconding that recommendation.

  • communicatrix
    Posted at 05:17h, 04 June

    Taylor! Thanks for throwing my name in with such great blogging company.

    I’m always happy when I end up in close proximity to Valeria. 🙂

  • whatiwore
    Posted at 16:07h, 04 June

    I think the fashion section could have been rounded out a little better… Julia has updated her blog twice in the past month and a half. What about Refinery29? Or Fashionista? Or… the list goes on.

  • Shai Coggins
    Posted at 00:47h, 05 June

    Wow. Thanks for including me in this list, Olivia. It was quite unexpected. 🙂 Really appreciate it, as I know that these things often take a lot of time and thought to put together.

    It’s also wonderful to see other amazing women bloggers – both the familiar and new.

    Again, thanks!

  • wendy
    Posted at 11:23h, 06 June

    who needs magazines when you provide such fantastic up-to-date info… thanks for bringing it together…wendy

  • john
    Posted at 04:50h, 07 June

    where is The Bloggess you cant have any kind of list involving blogging without The Bloggess she’s a goddess of blogging if you want to rectify you oversight her blog is here: http://www.thebloggess.com

  • Sarah Prout
    Posted at 02:42h, 10 June

    Thanks so much for adding me to the list! http://www.SarahProut.com is relaunching soon.

    Please feel free to tweet me anytime @sarahprout

    With Gratitude,
    Sarah Prout

  • Annabel, Get In The Hot Spot
    Posted at 03:55h, 10 June

    Hi Olivia, thanks for making this resource introducing us to some new female bloggers. There are some familiar ones there too and it’s great to see more women making a name for themselves on the Internet. Naomi, Sonia and Thursday are familiar favourites and I can also recommend Penelope Trunk for careers. Let’s rock the blogosphere ladies. I’d be delighted to be included on a list like this and associated with these women any day:)

  • allconsuming
    Posted at 04:29h, 10 June

    You missed out me as all round hilarity and proof that heaps of bad crap can happen to one family all of the time. Not to mention my baking prowess or dodgy exploits into the world of craft.

    http://www.allconsuming.blogspot.com

  • Marly
    Posted at 04:29h, 10 June

    This is a great post. I’ll look forward to checking these out.
    Marly

  • Rachel Prosser
    Posted at 06:54h, 10 June

    I’d add a pseudonymous blogger – Female Science Professor – smart, thoughtful, analytical and observant for anyone in science. http://science-professor.blogspot.com/

    And Marcia Reynolds, of outsmartyourbrain.com, and burdenofgreatness.com, and the Huffington Post.

  • Stacey
    Posted at 21:55h, 18 June

    Add to your list of fashion bloggers with the witty and funny Frankie Hearts fashion! This blog is a must read!! http://frankieheartsfashion.blogspot.com

  • goroe
    Posted at 02:54h, 30 June

    what about a humor category?

  • Jane
    Posted at 02:13h, 01 July

    Finally a post / resource for women bloggers highlighting areas of expertise. Targetted and on point, thanks!

  • Nettie Hartsock
    Posted at 15:51h, 03 July

    thanks so much for the inclusion to this list! I really appreciate it and I think all these women including you are leading the way on the Web! Go Women Go!

  • dotJenna
    Posted at 17:39h, 11 July

    Olivia,

    Thank you for the following:

    1. Writing this list. I know how much time these things take, even though you make it look easy;

    2. Highlighting the need to acknowledge women bloggers. There is a definite need for equality in all areas for women, in ways we may overlook ourselves.

    Great post. I will follow all of these blogs in my reader.

    Have a great day!

  • Olivia Hayes
    Posted at 04:43h, 15 July

    Aw, Jenna, thanks so much for your kind words! Here’s to hoping that this post does expand a few horizons here and there.

    Thanks for the support!

  • Brosix
    Posted at 16:32h, 16 July

    GREAT list. I saw Amber Naslund speak at Social Fresh in St. Louis this year and she was great.

  • banana_the_poet
    Posted at 14:15h, 22 July

    You could read my blog ( The Prize Winning Banana Blog) once you’ve finished reading all the great blogs about business and things. Mine is more about fun and philosophy and getting through life without saying good bye to the things that make us individual and quirky. I did win a weekly best blog competition for being inspirational – and people say I make them think. Probably thinking what category I could possibly fit into – none of the above for starters! 🙂

  • Daharja
    Posted at 03:39h, 29 August

    Nice list. Shame it is so mainstream, based on women bloggers who won’t offend anyone or upset the apple cart.

    If I were going to create a list, I’d be starting with people who really *are* changing the world – with Beth Terry’s Fake Plastic Fish (http://fakeplasticfish.com) right at the top of the list.

    Your list is great for marketing, great for shoe buying, gossiping, yada yada heard it before. Great for people whose main ambition in life is not missing the next episode of Days Of Our Lives.

    Can I yawn now?

    Leanne at Cluttercut – you can check my blog out at http://cluttercut.blogspot.com but it will probably offend you.

  • Re Thinkyourstrategy
    Posted at 10:23h, 06 September

    Great list thanks Olivia 😉

  • Holly @ The Work at Home Woman
    Posted at 13:48h, 06 September

    Great List! Here are some great women bloggers that I’d like to add to this list…

    The Mogul Mom – Heather Allard http://www.themogulmom.com/
    Kikolani – Kristi Hines http://kikolani.com/
    She Takes on the World – Natalie MacNeil http://shetakesontheworld.net/
    Kommein – Deb Ng – http://kommein.com/

  • Jodi
    Posted at 12:37h, 07 September

    It’s a good list…but I think there is a lot missing. There are so many other great women bloggers in…graphic design, fitness, crafts, etc. Thank you for sharing though!

  • Jackie
    Posted at 16:59h, 13 September

    Impressive list.. I love them all, I would most certainly add this one to the list http://loudmumblingsofaclosetromantic.wordpress.com/ Its new, refreshing!! You should check it out!

  • Fan of Eb
    Posted at 15:36h, 27 October

    For entertainment definitely check out http://ebtheceleb.com Her celeb interviews are hilarious and I love her commentary

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 20:29h, 07 November

    Next round make sure you include “the environment” or “sustainability” in your categories. Check out Women Of Green. We’re turning up the voice of the feminine voice in green and celebrating the women who are leading the way. http://www.womenofgreen.com.

  • Nexs
    Posted at 02:38h, 10 November

    Great blog, but hopefully your list of 100 female bloggers won’t have so many social media types.

  • Lindley
    Posted at 01:00h, 04 December

    Your title should read My 50 Favorite Women Bloggers in Marketing-Advertising-Social Media.

  • Baseballphotosbycheryl
    Posted at 09:16h, 04 December

    Great start, but so many other topics missing. Sports, health, fitness, crafts, pets, photography, humor, etc.

  • Liz McCormick
    Posted at 22:50h, 03 January

    When you do this again, how about adding a category for travel?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:42h, 17 February

    Wonderful list but I’d like to suggest one more essential blogger: Lynne Mashhadi the Clutter Expert (@clutterexpert on Twitter) http://www.inspirationzone.co.uk/clutterblog.asp

  • inplymouth
    Posted at 14:42h, 17 February

    Wonderful list but I’d like to suggest one more essential blogger: Lynne Mashhadi the Clutter Expert (@clutterexpert on Twitter) http://www.inspirationzone.co.uk/clutterblog.asp

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  • Dr. Cheryl Pappas
    Posted at 17:38h, 16 March

    I write cutting edge, satirical social commentary for the Huffington Post. I am a psychotherapist and on-air host. I analyze the news of the day and address the numbing media hysteria, revealing the psychological impact the “non-news” has on us all. To be awake is to be empowered! I can also be found on http://www.drcherylpappas.com.

  • Koowie
    Posted at 01:32h, 19 April

    Great list. I would nominate thecubiclechick.com.

  • Koowie
    Posted at 01:32h, 19 April

    Great list. I would nominate thecubiclechick.com.

  • LA Juice
    Posted at 22:39h, 25 April

    I’d love to see you add a lifestyle/humor category to your list and if you did so, add http://www.thebloggess.com to your top 50- Jenny is fearless and brilliant! Or me. you could add me: http://www.la-juice.com

  • LA Juice
    Posted at 22:39h, 25 April

    I’d love to see you add a lifestyle/humor category to your list and if you did so, add http://www.thebloggess.com to your top 50- Jenny is fearless and brilliant! Or me. you could add me: http://www.la-juice.com

  • Karen Worden
    Posted at 01:49h, 06 May

    Another one worth noting – http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/

  • Karen Worden
    Posted at 01:49h, 06 May

    Another one worth noting – http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/

  • Kaare
    Posted at 10:59h, 29 July

    I would like to recommend Kelly Jo Johnson who’s running a simple but yet informative blog for women at http://www.ifaceit.net

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