5 Great (Chick) Bloggers and What They Do Best

April 12, 2010

in Business

Truthfully, I hate using the term “women bloggers” because it doesn’t sound correct to me; that said, it is widely used. Just not here. “Female bloggers” sounds worse. ;-)

I decided to go with chick bloggers and hope the term doesn’t offend. I am a chick through and through and use it with only the utmost respect. ;-)

Without further ado, here are 5 outstanding bloggers you should check out.

Five's ..

Photo Credit: ArtByChristi (flickr)

1. Sonia Simone

Characteristics: Funny, witty, and of this list, is the one that shares the most similarities in writing style with me. If you like my blog, you will like hers.

Topics: Many. Blogging, social media, communication in general, business, and related topics.

Her blog: Remarkable Communication. Note: I was first introduced to Sonia’s writing on Copyblogger.

Recommended post: SlowBlogging. Successful blogging is not always about speed to market, especially if what you are really aiming for is high quality content. There are many bloggers out there pumping out 30 posts in 30 days, and that’s wonderful, but it’s OK to take your time on the really great ideas.

2. Tamar Weinberg

Characteristics: Brilliant, constructive, and always on-point.

Topics: Blogging and social media.

Her blog: Techipedia.com

Recommended post: All of them. :) OK. Actually her latest post as of this writing is 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing and it’s brilliant, so go have a read.

3. Kiesha Easley

Characteristics: Encouraging and creative.

Topics: Blogging, social media and Internet marketing.

Her blog: Weblogbetter.com

Recommended post: I Threw SEO to the Wind. Read this post to discover how writing great content and promoting your blog well is more effective than stressing out over SEO.

4. Marie Forleo

Characteristics: Edgy, motivational and engaging. An impressive video blogger, also.

Topics: Success, marketing, life, among other things.

Her blog: MarieForleo.com

Recommended Post: Want a Booming Local Business? Try This. This is a great example of how Marie engages her readers, and is also a great example of video blogging done well.

5. Jennifer Brown Banks

Characteristics: Top-notch writer. I wish I could write half as well. :)

Topics: Writing, blogging and related topics.

Her blog: PenandProsper.com. Jennifer also posts regularly at BloggingPro.com.

Recommended Post: “Kids Don’t Try This At Home!” Do All “Good Writers” Make “Good Bloggers”? My answer: No, not necessarily and blogging is not a “write” of passage for writers. This is just a really interesting topic from a great blogger who just happens to be a fantastic writer, as well. Actually, you should go read this post and leave a comment because this is an on-going debate, I think.

Ones You Might Have Missed

I also wanted to include a few who don’t focus on blogging, social media or marketing. What I like about the following blogs is the personality and interest in the content found in each of them.

1. Lucy Thompson / 5 Minutes Peace

Lucy is a new college graduate, a new children’s book review blogger and is currently hunting down her future career in publishing (ah, to be fresh out of school again…). She is incredibly dedicated to blogging, and there’s something about the whimsical nature of her blog that is attractive. Lucy is also very down to earth and has been a great person to interact with on Twitter.

Recommended Post: Young Adult fiction today: What the market needs. This is one of Lucy’s longer posts, and it demonstrates that her knowledge and understanding of books goes well beyond just reading the back covers and regurgitating blurbs. She’ll go far in her career. Good luck, Lucy!

2. Michelle / Italian Mama Chef

Michelle is very honest and her writing style is natural and unpretentious. She finds a way to weave herself into her posts, and that is very cool. Even if you don’t like cooking (like me) you will find Michelle easy to relate to.

Recommended Post: Chicken Scampi and a Funny Story

3. Writing Without Periods

Whether you are pre, peri or post-menopausal, this blog is hilarious and good reading. That’s really all I can say about it because every time I think about the blog, the corners of my mouth turn up :). Life after menopause must be funny – at least, that’s how these ladies make it seem!

Recommended Post: Mary: Sticky Note. My thoughts exactly.

That’s the round-up! This post was fun to write, so you can expect more of them in the future. I have a growing list of chick bloggers to recommend, so just hold tight because yours might be next!

If you have a chick blogger to recommend, feel free to leave the link here – even if it’s yours! If there’s one thing we can start to learn from dudes, it’s how to toot your own horn. :-)

Jay Gumbs@IM Product Reviews August 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I’ve only heard of Sonia Simone from Copyblogger. I’ll check out the others as well.

Personally I like Jennifer Ledbetter. You may know her as PotPieGirl

You’re great as well which is why I got you in my Google Feeds.

seospidy@Internet marketing August 10, 2010 at 4:36 am

very useful female bloggers list i bookmarked this interesting post. :) but i feels you are best

Ileane April 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Tia, this is a great list for me to dive into. I’m already a fan of Kiesha and she is such a great supporter. I’m following Tamar on Twitter and Buzz. The other bloggers are new to me so I will give them all a visit.
Thanks!
.-= Ileane´s last blog ..Take Control of Your YouTube Activity Settings =-.

Tia Peterson April 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Ileane, you’re welcome and I hope to see you here often! I plan to do a part 2, because there are many more amazing chick bloggers out there!

Tia April 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Thank you, Robyn! :)
.-= Tia´s last blog ..Blogging Tip: Don’t Use So Many I’s =-.

Robyn from Sam's Web Guide April 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Hey Tia,

Your listing is definitely graced with remarkable chick bloggers.

Keep it up!
.-= Robyn from Sam’s Web Guide´s last blog ..6 Best WordPress Alternatives =-.

Monica April 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Love this, Tia. Thanks! I found Marie Forleo just last week and she’s a riot. Makes me want to vlog, but I’m not ready for that yet.

I’m going to go check out Sonia Simone’s post that you recommended. I was just thinking to myself that I want to stick to my 3 posts per week schedule, but at the same time I want quality and have ideas I need to nurture first. I’ll go see what Sonia has to say about that.
.-= Monica´s last blog ..Spring Break =-.

Tia April 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Hey Monica – It’s nice to stick to a schedule but I think the great posts come first and then the habit of posting frequently happens after that. I also find that the more response I receive from readers, the more enthusiastic I am about blogging.

I’m going to give video blogging a shot, too. :)

ww@gelfloormats April 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

You’re right. “Chick” bloggers is way better sounding than girls or women. Hey…what about “Dudettes”? :)
.-= ww@gelfloormats´s last blog ..A Beautiful Floor Mat that Looks as Good as It Feels =-.

Lucy April 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Tia,
You have made my day thankyou. Such kind and uplifting words, it is nice to be recognised in the vast expanse of blogs out there so I really do appreciate it. :)

*walks off with a slightly bigger head*

Lucy
.-= Lucy´s last blog ..Happily Ever After- A Grimm Exploration… =-.

Tia Peterson April 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Michelle – You rock. Thank you for your thoughts on this. I agree; I love blogging for the connection. It’s used now mainly as a tool to make money, and that is a shame. So I am trying to do my part to improve blogs that aren’t designed solely to make money. That’s why I connected with Lady Blogger Society and have plans to do more, free resources for what I like to call “lifestyle” bloggers. It’s great if people want to use blogs to make money, but I just like the breath of fresh air found in other types of blogs.

Amy – Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I’ll connect with you here in the future. I look forward to reading your blog, http://www.parmfarm.com. It looks great!

Amy April 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Tia:

I have checked out several of these great women thanks to you! It just really turns me on that there are so many terrifically bright and talents ladies out there! Thanks for sharing…

Amy

Michelle @ Italian Mama Chef April 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

Tia, like the others I am so honored to be on your list. I think blogs about blogging are great but there also needs to be blogs that are simply about the blogger and their life. I have been blogging for almost 6 years, my previous blog had another name. That one is now defunct and represents a time in my life that I am mostly past. In any case, when I began a new blog last December, I knew I wanted to keep to the heart of blogging, writing about me and my life. So the fact that I am mentioned in the second list is truly special to me. I feel there is room for both types of blogs and blogging styles. I am going to be sure to check out the other blogs you mentioned here, although I already read Writing Without Periods.
.-= Michelle @ Italian Mama Chef´s last blog ..Creamy tomato basil soup =-.

Tia Peterson April 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

You’re welcome, Jennifer & Keisha! I’m glad I got the opportunity to get connected to you both. Cheers, Tia

Kiesha @ We Blog Better April 12, 2010 at 8:19 am

Hi Tia! Thanks for the wonderful mention, I’m so honored that you’ve taken notice of my encouraging and creative style – it’s my overall goal when writing, to let people know that they can do it despite all the obstacles. I also have a Christian blog that can be added to the list of topics that I blog about. I’ve left my link to that blog in the ComLuv below.

Have a super blessed day!! And thanks again!
.-= Kiesha @ We Blog Better´s last blog ..You don’t have to have “that talk” to talk =-.

Jennifer Brown Banks April 12, 2010 at 7:37 am

Tia, what wonderful news, and a great way to start the week!
I’m honored to be in such great company and reflected on such a great blog.

Thanks so much—and keep up the good fight! I mean work…:-)
.-= Jennifer Brown Banks´s last blog ..Why this "Go-getter" is Not on Twitter—A CONTEST =-.

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