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.

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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. :-)

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