Top 10 Chick Bloggers and Women’s Blogs – Your Votes

October 10, 2011

in Editor's Corner

top chick bloggers womens blogs

As part of this month’s theme, I’m returning to one of my favorite subjects: blogging. This time, I’m putting it together with “on being women.” What do you get? Chick bloggers and women’s blogs.

Since Forbes just cannot be completely trusted (how could they leave us off the top 100 list? I mean, seriously), it’s up to us – those of us who are in the trenches – to celebrate ourselves and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. After all, it’s constantly being said that women simply do not brag enough about themselves. Ladies, this is your time to brag.

From now until October 20 (that’s 10 full days), I’m taking nominations for great chick bloggers (specifically) and great women’s blogs (generally). You are welcome to nominate yourself, a friend, or someone you don’t even know. Please leave your nominations – including links – in the comments section below. If for any reason you are having issues leaving a comment, email me your nominations at letters@bizchickblogs.com.

I will update this page with those nominations.

Who’s Eligible?

For Top 10 Chick Bloggers: Chicks who blog. It doesn’t matter whether or not they write about women’s issues. It doesn’t even matter whether or not they own the blog for which they write (example: writers for technorati.com or mashable.com). If you are a great chick blogger or someone you know is a great chick blogger, let us know.

For Top 10 Women’s Blogs: Blogs with a female target audience. Please do not think too much into it. The blog doesn’t need to have pink as a primary brand color or talk about women’s issues every day. The blog could be women’s fashion, or a business-oriented blog aimed at a female audience. Submit as many as you’d like. There’s a ton of them out there. I would like to know which ones you think we should be reading.

Say Why

It’s going to be very helpful for me if, when you add your nomination, you include the all-important why. I’m interested in everything, from great writing to great design to great social media skills. It helps me figure out what to look for when I go visit the site or specific post you link to in the comments section below.

And the Nominees Are…

…going to be posted here. Submit as many as you’d like – and seriously, if you are a chick blogger or own a women’s blog, do not be shy. Nominate yourself, too.

Nominees for Top Chick Bloggers

Nominees for Top Women’s Blogs

Winners will be decided the last week of October. Subscribe by email free so you don’t miss when the winners are announced!

P.S. I really tried to let the Forbes thing go. I did. :)

Image: David Castillo Dominici

angelashelton November 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Awesome post. Thank you for this list. I just found so many awesome women writing awesome things. Thank you.

MichelleShaeffr October 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

@torcon Thank you!

MichelleShaeffr October 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

@kidsexercise@MichelleShaeffr Thanks, Jeff, I appreciate that. :)

CarynSpencerSchulenberg October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

@Tia Peterson My vote is for Corrie Petersen and also her blog, http://peekintomylifeasasportsmom.com/

Petersilver October 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Natalie Sisson is my bet, i have read a lot of things about her blog already and i learned a lot of things because of her blog. Go Natalie:)

Kevinpetersen October 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

My Vote is for Corrie Petersen. Her blogs are at

http://www.virtualfreedom4you.com and

http://peekintomylifeasasportsmom.com

Tia Peterson October 26, 2011 at 12:26 am

@CarynSpencerSchulenberg Hi Caryn – The votes are really the nominations that everyone submitted. I’m in the process of going through them all and finalizing everything! Stay tuned.

Tia Peterson October 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

@aroyce Thanks for your vote.

aroyce October 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

My vote is for Corrie Petersen. Her blogs are at http://www.virtualfreedom4you.com , and http://peekintomylifeasasportsmom.com.

CarynSpencerSchulenberg October 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

@Tia Peterson How do we vote?

uncommonchick October 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

@Tia Peterson@MelanieKissell Mel, you are awesome…I’m just now seeing this!! *smooches*

And Tia this is a wonderful idea and you’re right, Forbes doesn’t know what its missing ;-)

Tia Peterson October 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

@SarahArrow Yes I found it after I left the comment. Thanks!

SarahArrow October 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

@Tia Peterson Jackie Walker can be found at http://jackiewalker.me/ if I am not too late

Tia Peterson October 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

@Sonia (Sunnnee)@nittygriddyblog@krenee76@tiapeterson Thanks for your nominations, Sonia. I am keeping myself and bizchickblogs.com off the nomination list but I really appreciate your kind nod!

Tia Peterson October 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hey @SarahArrow or @jackiewalker Let me know what the URL for Jackie Walker’s blog is please! :)

ExpatDoctorMom October 22, 2011 at 3:04 am

Wow thanks for your list! I already follow kikolani who is top notch! I am now following hte others as wel. @wchingya @Tia Peterson ileane @Kristi Hines @Evelyn Parham evelyn_parham erenmckay

Tia Peterson October 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Nominations are now closed. I will be updating the post with all of the nominations this weekend!

wchingya October 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

I would like to support @Tia Peterson ‘s event by voting/nominating below candidates:

ileane : http://basicblogtips.com – Ileane is amazing in explaining the blogging tips via video tutorials. I’m always fascinated by her enthusiasm in sharing g8 tips with her readers.

@Kristi Hines : http://kikolani.com – As a social media enthusiast myself, I admire Kristi’s skills and expertise in this field. Great personality as well.

@Evelyn Parham : http://evelynparham.com/ – I love evelyn_parham ‘s passion in promoting healthier life. I always get to learn a thing or two when visit her blog, definitely a thumbs up from me.

erenmckay : http://www.embracinghome.com/ – When visit Eren’s blog, you will be amazed by her hard work in getting all the information together – from baby shower ideas to blogging tips, you name it.

wchingya October 20, 2011 at 9:52 am

Thank you so much evelyn_parham for your gracious nomination. :-) And thank you @Tia Peterson for this event so we could get to know more wonderful lady bloggers.

WorkingNaked October 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Thanks for nominating me, @MichelleShaeffr !

kidsexercise October 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I vote for @MichelleShaeffr because she consistently delivers high quality information that relates to chicks and dudes. She’s a family person and has good character too.

ExpatDoctorMom October 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I am going to nominate myself: http://www.expatdoctormom.com

Not only do I provide free healthcare advice to anyone anywhere on the back end (via email), I provide a bit of everything out side of the main focus of health care and parenting: travel, expat, fashion beauty and tips along the way on personal and professional development. I strive to be the girlfriend you want to have on hand when you need advice :)

I could be in either category!

Best,Rajka

ExpatDoctorMom October 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Here goes! I would like to nominate myself: http://www.expatdoctormom.com

Why: Not only do I provide you

Angela Boothroyd October 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Adding my vote for @SarahArrow – over the past couple of years I’ve learned a huge amount about blogging via Sarah.

CarynSpencerSchulenberg October 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I would like to nominate Corrie Petersen. Corrie works full time, is a busy sports mom, blogs, and runs a successful business on the side. Her blog sites include http://www.virtualfreedom4you.com, http://ghostwritertotherescue.com, http://wahm-articles.com/blog, and http://peekintomylifeasasportsmom.com.

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

@JoeCheray Thanks for the nomination!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

@SocialBeeJunkie@MichelleShaeffr Thanks for your nominations!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

@Debi Waltershiptotarshish@bonnie Thanks, Debi! Nomination is noted!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

@stylishthought I love Marie Forleo as well. Thanks for both of the nominations!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

@torcon Thanks for the nomination!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

@NinaNichole Thanks again, Nina!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

@NinaNichole Thanks for your nomination, Nina!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

@Evelyn Parhamwchingya Thanks, Evelyn!

torcon October 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

While there are great contenders, Michelle Shaeffer gets my enthusiastic vote, nomination, endorsement….etc. Vote Shaeffer!!!!! : http://michelleshaeffer.com/about-michelle/

NinaNichole October 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

I would also like to nominate my friend Rosie, who blogs about her passion for music. Through her blogs she exposes her readers to new music and emerging artists or artists we may have not heard about. I have picked up on a several favorite musicians from her blogs.

http://www.rosiesrandomplaylists.blogspot.com/

NinaNichole October 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

I would like to nominate myself or let people know that I am a blogger. I am a graduate student blogging about student life and trying to maintain a full-time job. Thank you Tia for this opportunity!

http://www.robertmorris.edu/profiles/nrodriguez/2011-09-07/index.cfm

Evelyn Parham October 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

wchingya I’d also like nominate Ching for both categories.

Evelyn Parham October 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’d like to nominate Ching Ya. Ching provides helpful information for using social media and her website has helped me so much.

The name of Ching’s blog is Social @ Blogging Tracker: Comprehensive Social Media Guide to Optimize Network & Branding Experience. http://www.wchingya.com wchingya

stylishthought October 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

This is an amazing roundup! I would nominate Marie Forleo (www.marieforleop.com) and Alicia Cater (cartergirlevents.com)

Debi Walter October 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

I would like to nominate my friend, @Bonnie Anderson, shiptotarshish . Her blog is new but SO worth reading. She is the funniest woman I know, and she sees life from this humorous bent. If you need to lighten up a bit and see the witty side of life, then her blog will fit the bill. And the best part? Her wit has a point! You’ll walk away with something to think about to. Check it out:

http://shipboundfortarshish.wordpress.com/

LeanneChesser October 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

Thanks @MichelleShaeffr !

Shonali October 18, 2011 at 6:30 am

@Tia Peterson Hi Tia! @Ari Herzog That was very nice of you, thank you!

SocialBeeJunkie October 18, 2011 at 2:39 am

I nominate my blog SocialBee Junkie at socialbeejunkie.com for chick blogs. I love @MichelleShaeffr her blog is very informative especially for those who want to better their blogs. I find myself constantly checking her blog for tips. I also love Natalie Sisson’s (suitcaseentrepreneur.com) blog as well. It provides awesome tips and information for budding entrepreneurs like myself.

JoeCheray October 18, 2011 at 1:22 am

I would love to throw my name in the hat for chick blogger.

my blog can be found at http://wildheartsweb20.com

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 1:15 am

@MARLdblEprolificlivingtmfprojecttiapeterson Thanks, Marlee!

MichelleShaeffr October 18, 2011 at 1:10 am

Awesome! Now the only challenge is choosing just a few to nominate…

I already seconded @MelanieKissell in a reply below. Her blog rocks.

@LeanneChesser ‘s blog is packed with not only great, inspirational info but a down-to-earth perspective that makes it easy to follow and implement.

@WorkingNaked because she’s got the coolest office tips, gadgets, and recommendations.

@ThereseSkelly has a fabulous blog for women centered around mindset issues and marketing in business.

@CatherineABruns of YourWiseVoice is a wonderful place to take a step back and think about what we’re doing, where we’re going, and whether we’re listening to the wisdom inside us.

MichelleShaeffr October 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

@LeanneChesser Thank you!

MichelleShaeffr October 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

@MelanieKissell Thank you so much for the mention. :) I appreciate it.

And I’ll second @MelanieKissell – her blog is full of great info but it’s always shared in a way that makes me laugh and brightens my day.

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

@suziecheel@theboldlife Can you give me another link for @zeenatsyl? The one provided doesn’t seem to work for me!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:57 am

@SEOcopy@Kristi Hines@MenwithPens Hi! If you would, please add links or a way of getting to some of the names. I already know of The Bloggess, Kristi, MenwithPens, and Liz Strauss but if you could add links for the others, that would be great. Thanks!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:56 am

@Ari Herzog@Shonali Hi Ari – I will take that as your official nomination. :)

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:53 am

@MelanieKisselluncommonchick Got it! Is the web link just uncommonchick.com?

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:52 am

@RachelHenke Thanks, Rachel!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

@AngelikaDavey@SarahArrow@NikkiPilkington@SuzeStMaurWrites Thanks, Angelika!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

@ElizabethAnderHughes Thanks for your nomination, Elizabeth!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

@SmallBizLadysmallbizlady Hi Melinda – Thank you for stopping by and I’m so happy to add your nomination!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

@John Garrett@MARLdblEliveurlove@kikolani I’m LOVING BossChick. Love it. Thanks for the nominations!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

@Brankica2createawebsitekikolani@krenee76newbizbloggerelisesreview Thanks for the nominations!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

@Red Kathy@krenee76 Hi Kathy – Thank you as always for your support. And thanks for the nomination for Claudia. I can’t wait to check it out!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

@suziecheel@theboldlife Hi Suzie – Thank you for your nominations!!!

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

@DeliberateBlog Hi Melody! Hugs back to you! Looking forward to checking out your blog.

Tia Peterson October 18, 2011 at 12:30 am

@MichelleFantanzaArbore Hi Michelle – Absolutely! Thank you for the nomination. I will definitely check it out.

SmallBizLady October 18, 2011 at 12:22 am

Great idea Tia–

I am excited about this contest. I think that I could fit both of your categories. http://www.succeedasyourownboss.com

Melinda Emerson

smallbizlady

MelanieKissell October 18, 2011 at 12:09 am

@MenwithPens You’ve just got to connect with my friend, Keith Davis @easyPblog. I can hear the banter already and the sound of good times! :)

John Garrett October 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

Oh man, where to begin! As we all know “technically” I’m an honorary bizchick, but I won’t nominate myself, I guess :)

I’ll take it from the top:

1. @Tia Peterson (bosschick of this whole show – that’s your new nickname by the way…BOSSCHICK)

2. @MARLdblE (Marlee Ward) always kicking the business knowledge at http://marleeward.com/

3. liveurlove (Brankica Underwood) Learned so much fro her blog its ridiculous: http://live-your-love.com/

4. @findingthehumor (Melinda of http://findingthehumor.com/) she is always making me laugh!

5. @elisesreview Elise drops tech knowledge and humor so it works for me: http://www.elisesreview.com/

6. @basicblogtips Ileane from http://BasicBlogTips.com is always putting out great stuff daily on many sites!

7. @kikolani (Kristi Hines) Those Fetching Friday round-ups are dangerous with all the cool stuff in there lol

For some reason my last four twitter handles wouldn’t “activate” in the comment window. Kinda weird, maybe I’m on LiveFyre probation or something? Oh, well.

Good luck ladies and keep up the great work!

Brankica October 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

2createawebsitekikolani@krenee76newbizbloggerelisesreview

Of course I forgot to add links (thought Twitter is enough)So for 2createawebsite it is http://blog.2createawebsite.com/

Kikolani is already linked below.

@krenee76 is at http://weblogbetter.com

newbizblogger is at http://www.newbizblogger.com/

and Elise is at http://www.elisesreview.com/

I hope livefyre won’t mess up the formatting when I hit “post comment” :)

Brankica October 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

@krenee76@Ileane@liveurlove oh wow, thanks Keisha, I really appreciate this!! The reason why I am good is YOU :)

Brankica October 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

@keepupweb thanks so much for the mention :) I really appreciate it!

Brankica October 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

@Kristi Hines@MelanieKissell@keepupweb wow, can’t wait to get that one :)

Brankica October 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I am sure I will forget some cool chicks but these gals definitely deserve to be listed 2createawebsite kikolani @krenee76 newbizblogger elisesreview and you

Red Kathy October 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Hi Tia,

#1 Nomination – Near and dear to me, bizchickblogs! @Tia Peterson I hope you knew that :) I agree with @krenee76 Forbes is just out of the loop about you!

#2 Claudia Lamascolo is a talented and thoughtful food blogger. She is all about family and of course home cooked Italian food! always there supporting her friends! Her blogs – http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com and http://blogsgotheart.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend Tia!

suziecheel October 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I have just discovered your blog- now in my reader. I nominate @zeenatsyl from http://positiveprovactions.com where you will experience positive vibes, love and happiness @theboldlife Tess from http://theboldlife.com invites us to live fearless and be bold and then to be even bolder I add in my blog http://suziecheel.com where I you will be inspired, empowered and energised

DeliberateBlog October 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hey Tia,

What a fantastic idea!

First, I’d like to second the nomination for Farnoosh Brock of prolific living. She’s awesome.

Second, I’ll throw my own hat in that ring. I blog, and I am a certified (yes, certified! Don’t let anyone tell you differently!) chick. I write about the law of attraction in a no-nonsense, no-BS way that actually makes some freakin’ sense. I try to infuse humor (try is the operative word. You be the judge) when possible, and have an in-your-face directness that I haven’t really seen applied to the subject of the law of attraction before. That makes me a renegade. I think. Do I get some kind of extra credit for that? Do you have a renegade bonus?

As with most LOA sites, I have a predominantly female following, although I also have a surprisingly healthy male readership. Maybe because I’m not afraid to curse… Men apparently like cursing. And funny pictures. Did I mention the funny pictures?

You can find a typical blog post here: http://www.deliberateblog.com/2011/09/27/so-i-got-hacked-apparently-because-im-a-dingwad/ and my about page here: http://www.deliberatereceiving.com/about.html.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Hugs! (I’m a hugger. Just go with it. It’ll be over soon…)

Melody

MichelleFantanzaArbore October 14, 2011 at 8:23 am

I would like to nominate myself. I blog about an important health topic, Fibromaylgia. I have suffered from this disease for over 15 years and love that I can share articles, experiences, and stories that can help people understand fibromyalgia more. It is also a great place for people to vent about the disease and hopefully find support. You can find my blog at http://fibro2010.com. Thank you for considering me.

SEOcopy October 14, 2011 at 6:44 am

Debra Mastaler, The Bloggess, Jill Whalen, Donna Fontenot, Lisa Baron, Rebecca Murtagh, @Kristi Hines , @MenwithPens Alessandra Colucci, Nichola Stott, Annie Cushing, Liz Strauss, Heather Lloyd Martin, Kim Krause Berg, Becky Tsaros Dickson are a few women I enjoy reading and following.

SandyKesslerMiller October 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Great idea for everyone to see who people are reading!

SandyKesslerMiller October 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Great idea to see who everyone is reading!

MelanieKissell October 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

@Kristi Hines That’s exciting news, Kristi — looking forward to your blog promo guide updates! :)

Kristi Hines October 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

@MelanieKissell@keepupweb Thanks Melanie! I’m coming out with an update to the guide soon (free to anyone who has already purchased of course) and it’s going to have even more! :)

Kristi Hines October 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

@keepupweb@Ileane@krenee76@MelanieKissell@basicblogtips Thanks for adding me to this list Sheryl! I’m definitely all for everyone you mentioned as well!

LeanneChesser October 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

@MelanieKissell@michelleshaeffr@HeatherBestel@LeanneChesser Thanks, Melanie! I second Melanie’s vote for michelleshaeffr and also vote for @MelanieKissell . Michelle is real, knowledgeable, giving, and a wonderful source for a ton of blogging and social media tips. Melanie is creative, she gets people thinking, and she gives constantly by promoting and supporting others.

Ari Herzog October 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Nobody’s mentioned @Shonali yet. Hmm.

MelanieKissell October 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

@keepupwebkikolani Two thumbs up and a polka dance for Kristi’s “Kikolani” blog! Her Ultimate Guide to blog promotions is the BEST work I’ve seen on the topic in ages. And while I’m dancing around about “awesomeness”, Sherryl belongs in this mix, too! I’m casting a vote for http://keepupwiththeweb.com :)

keepupweb October 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

This is a great idea Tia. I see some of my favorite chick bloggers here already (you, @Ileane @liveurlove @Basicblogtips @krenee76 @MelanieKissell ). I’d also like to add Kristi Hines kikolani at http://kikolani.com. Kristi has saved me countless hours by shedding light on a multitude of topics that have helped me to be a better blogger. She has a way of combining annotated screenshots into her posts that really help her to explain complex topics.

MenwithPens October 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

You know, I’ve always wondered why I’ve never been listed on a “Top Women Bloggers” list… but show up regularly on “Top Bloggers” lists. Makes me grin!

As for Top Ten Hunks… Dang. I could have fun with that one, eh?

MelanieKissell October 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

@easyP Keith, you’ve got to stop pointing out how verbose my comments can be. It’s true – many are longer than my blog posts. But you don’t want bloggers to start avoiding me, do you? LOL :)

MelanieKissell October 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

@easyP LOL! You should send a proposal to “Men With Pens” and pitch your “Top Ten Hunk Bloggers” idea. Seriously. Do it. :)

easyP October 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Good to see such great support and interaction in the comments.

Hope you will be doing a “Top ten hunk bloggers” for the gentlemen. LOL

easyP October 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

@MelanieKissell@michelleshaeffr@HeatherBestel@leannechesser

What did I say about Mel?

“she writes short to the point posts”

I never mentioned that she makes up for it in her comments.

Only kidding Mel.

Tia Peterson October 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

Don’t forget to add links to the blogs/posts of people you nominate! If someone has nominated them previously and left a link, that’s fine, but if you’re the first to nominate them, definitely add a link.

RachelHenke October 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

Hi gals

Definitely Sarah Arrow as she brought this to my attention with her commitment to blogging.

I’ve been blogging since 2007 on Internet Niche Marketing & Mindset – I have a lot of women readers but the men find their way in too and are very welcome. :)

As a result of my blog and social media platform I just got my first book published by a ‘real’ publisher.

You can find me at http://www.Rachelhenke.com with more details.

Have a great day all and I’ll nominate more when they come to mind.

Ileane October 12, 2011 at 4:36 am

@MelanieKissell@Tia Peterson@krenee76liveurlove@weblogbetter Thanks so much you guys! This is a wonderful idea Tia! I really appreciate your efforts to shine the spotlight on us girls :)

SuzeStMaurWrites October 12, 2011 at 3:35 am

In terms of Twitter links my nominees are @saraharrow and @nikkipilkington, and should anyone want to nominate me I’m suzestmwrites…

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

@Sonia (Sunnnee)@nittygriddyblog@krenee76@tiapeterson A tip of the hat to @AdrienneSmith40 — she definitely gets my vote! :)

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Hey Tia — Gotta add uncommonchick to the votes! Lakesha Brown adds Professional Prowess, Personality, and Pizazz to the blogosphere! :)

SarahArrow October 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

maverickny writes a great science and pharma blog, not your typical female blogger but a great one at that. @jackiewalker for her Relation ships blog. No pink in sight. smileycoach new to blogging and still joyful

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

@yolandafaciograndmamaryshowandreavahllisawoodcaroleabrowncmartell I’m backing up Yolanda’s vote for Andrea Vahl (a.k.a. Grandma Mary) — she’s got one of the most unusuall and unique personas on the net! Love her!

onhighheelzPR October 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

My nominees are: @Tia Peterson Bizchickblogs.com and I have a newcomer, whom I met in NYC at our photo shoot with Real Simple magazine: Margaret Miller of http://divorcedbutnotdivided.blogspot.com/. One of my all-time faves: Natalie Sisson of suitcaseentrepreneur.com. Last, judicogen of Girlfriendology.com.

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

@easyP Sending out a big virtual hug, Keith! Thanks for stopping by @bizchicksblog to place a vote for me. My life if garbage without you. :)

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

@HeatherBestel Thank you, Heather! And you’re a mumpreneur (and dear friend) who never takes off that cheerleading skirt. :) xoxo

Sonia (Sunnnee) October 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Love this idea Tia! Here is my picks:

- Adrienne Smith from Adriennesmith.net – @AdrienneSmith40 – She is one of the nicest bloggers out there and her personality shines through every post you read. She is very encouraging and a fun person to network with.

- Lori Gosselin – lifeforinstance.com -@lorigosselin – Not only is she an accomplished author (her new book just came out), she is also very inspirational. Her posts garners tons of comments and she is very proactive in responding to all comments. Gotta love Lori!

- Crissy -dearcrissy.com -@Crissy – This lady is one hardworking SAHM that built her blog into one of the most popular “Mommy Blogs” out there. She is super nice , has a large following and very encouraging for new bloggers coming into this arena. She is a brand marketers dream!

- Ingrid Abboud – nittyGriddy.com- @nittyGriddyBlog – Ingrid is brilliant and she is very funny. This is one blogger you want commenting on your blog. When she comments, she gets down to the NITTYGRIDDY! Ingrid rocks!

-Kiesha – weblogbetter.com – @krenee76 – When I started blogging, I had no idea there was any of “us” out there to be honest and finding your blog and Kiesha’s propelled me into doing what I now do. I can’t say enough for the contribution she has put on her blog and to the blogging community.

-Tia Peterson – bizchickblogs.com – @@tiapeterson – How can I leave you off this list? What your doing for the blog community is outstanding and I am glad to see a “self made” woman out there doing her thang!

MARLdblE October 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I’d like to nominate Farnoosh Brock of prolificliving . Farnoosh blogs with passion and commitment to readers – she always gives her all in every post whether it’s about blogging, travel, or staying motivated, Farnoosh is definitely a top ten blogger. I’d also like to nominate Ashley Ambrige of tmfproject – Ashley’s not only inspirational, but she’s really helping people live our their dreams and laughing their way through every minute while reading her work. And lastly, I’d like to nominate tiapeterson . Tia has built and incredible community for women to find solid and sincere support. I’ve gotten so much out of being a part of the BizChickBlogs community. I think Tia certainly deserves credit for a job well don!

ElizabethAnderHughes October 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

My blog focuses on cooking and simple recipes that are healthy and delicious. It provides a time saver for us women who lead hectic lives and have minimal time for cooking.

http://virtuallyhomemade.blogspot.com

MelanieKissell October 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

@Tia Peterson@krenee76@Ileane@liveurlove

I’ll second Kiesha’s motion to nominate @basicblogtips & liveurlove and I’ll add @weblogbetter to the list! Kiesha ROCKS!!

AngelikaDavey October 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thank you @SarahArrow for the nomination.I’d like to nominate @SarahArrow and @NikkiPilkington as without their blogging tips I wouldn’t have a blog worth nominating, and also @SuzeStMaurWrites whose blog posts remind me to check my English now and then ;-)

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

@NikkiPilkington@SarahArrow@JudyM Thanks for the nomination, Nikki!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

@SandySidhu Thanks for your nomination, Sandy!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

@krenee76@Ileane@liveurlove Thanks for your nominations, Kiesha! Duly noted! Please do come back if you have more.

NikkiPilkington October 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Another vote for @SarahArrow – http://www.saraharrow.co.uk – helping us all to ‘blog better’

Thank you for my nomination @JudyM – much appreciated (i’m at http://www.nikkipilkington.com)

SarahArrow October 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

@Tia Petersonnitajoysuze stmaur writesyolandafaciomary c. weaverangelika daveyangela boothroydida horner I can only hope Tia :)

SandySidhu October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

Great idea!

My pick for top 10 women blogs: http://www.suitcaseentrepreneur.com: helpful and relevant content, and Natalie is the real deal. She writes from her actual experiences.

I also nominate you Tia! This blog is wonderful: diverse content and real community feel.

krenee76 October 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hi Tia,

Awesome idea! No worries Forbes is just out of the loop about you – they’ll get with the program one day!

As far as nominations go – can I nominate more than one? If only one, then, I’ll go with @Ileane / @basicblogtips – http://basicblogtips.com – she’s an amazing blogger who;s doing great things! She’s like EVERYWHERE – don’t believe me? Visit any noteworthy blog and you’ll find her smiling face somewhere within the comments if not the post itself. Plus, she’s super helpful, kind and generous!

If I can add a few more people – I’d like to nominate you! Can I do that? I’m so impressed with the transformation you’ve made to this site, from a blog to a social network – that I think you should definitely be on your own list! :)

I’d also like to nominate Brankica @liveurlove – http://live-your-love.com/ – she’s another amazing blogger that’s on top social media and is also EVERYWHERE!

Those are my 3, I’ll come back if I think of more!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

@jackiewalker Perfect! Thank you!

jackiewalker October 11, 2011 at 11:04 am

@Tia Peterson@SarahArrowjsflowerspirit@amypalko Lol, hmm, yes that would be helpful wouldn’t it!! http://www.saraharrow.co.uk/ ; http://www.amypalko.com/ ; http://leawoodward.com ; http://artofeverydaywonder.com/ and http://www.flowerspirit.info/

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

@HeatherBestel@MelanieKissell Thanks for the nomination, Heather!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

@Wilson Writes Thanks for the nomination!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

@BlogMonster Thanks for the nomination! Neat.

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

@yolandafaciograndmamaryshowandreavahllisawoodcaroleabrowncmartell Thanks, Yolanda! If you could come back and leave their links, that would be really helpful!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

@easyP@MelanieKissell Thanks for your nomination!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

@MelanieKissell@michelleshaeffr@HeatherBestel@leannechesser Thanks, Melanie!! And high five for adding yourself. :)

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

@Ethnicsupplies@SarahArrow Thanks for your nomination!

Wilson Writes October 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

Great idea! This is one of my favorite blogs – always informative and helpful http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/list-building-facebook-landing-tab/

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

@jode69 Thanks, Jode!!

HeatherBestel October 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

Tia, what a wonderful idea. I’m so honoured to have been nominated by the lovely @MelanieKissell and I’d like to nominate her too. Not only does she have a fabbytastic blog ~ but she is the best cheerleader of chicks that I have every come across xx

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

@jackiewalker@SarahArrowjsflowerspirit@amypalko Thanks, Jackie! If you could, leave the links (I know the link to Birds on the Blog) or at least the names of the blogs so I know where to find them!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

@jackiewalker@SarahArrowjsflowerspirit@amypalko Thanks, Jackie! If you could, leave the links (I know the link to Birds on the Blog) or at least the names of the blogs so I know where to find them!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

@JudyM@heathertownsend Thanks, Judy! If their links are not on their twitter profiles, please be sure to come back and leave the links so I know where to find their blogs.

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

@debjmeredith@jackiewalker Thanks for your nomination, Deb!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

@SarahArrownitajoysuze stmaur writesyolandafaciomary c. weaverangelika daveyangela boothroydida horner Thanks for your recommendations, Sarah! And what a bummer about the broken link thing. Maybe someone there will see this comment and fix it!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

@SarahArrownitajoysuze stmaur writesyolandafaciomary c. weaverangelika daveyangela boothroydida horner Thanks for your recommendations, Sarah! And what a bummer about the broken link thing. Maybe someone there will see this comment and fix it!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

c_linnellmarldblebasicblogtipsevelyn_parhamweblogbettersweetsfoods Pls come back and leave your nominations!

Tia Peterson October 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

So many recommendations! I’m happy to get to check out so many new blogs! :) Keep them coming!

BlogMonster October 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm

For “Chick Bloggers” I’d like to second Sarah’s recommendations.

For Blogs for women I’d like to nominate one that isn’t obviously aimed at women. It’s run by my friend Charles Conway and it’s called Scam Detectives (www.scam-detectives.co.uk/blog) – Research has shown that women aged 25-45 are most likely to fall for internet scams and Charles’ site is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to stay safe online. One particular piece stands out as particularly important for women – Helen’s Story – http://www.scam-detectives.co.uk/blog/2010/04/14/helens-story/ tells the story of a scam victim in Scotland who lost everything when she fell in love with a guy she met online.

yolandafacio October 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

My favorite bloggers whom I’m nominating are: grandmamaryshow / andreavahl always providing great social media advice. Also, lisawood for great website design stuff and caroleabrown for her intense passion for wildlife blogging and finally cmartell for providing great content on how images can help us understand ourselves and the world around us.

easyP October 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I’ll go with @MelanieKissell she writes short to the point posts, she is fiercely loyal and she is one great Chick Blogger.

She also writes the best comments on the internet.

Let’s hear it for Mel my Chick Blogger.

MelanieKissell October 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Two thumbs up and a basket full of kudos on this one, Tia!

There are SO many chick bloggers I could list here but I’ve narrowed it down to four.

My nominees:

1.) Michelle Shaeffer (http://michelleshaeffer.com/about-michelle/)

@michelleshaeffr

Michelle is a home-schooling mompreneur from Alaska who provides her readers with an ENDLESS supply of blogging, social media, and business-building tips, resources, and tools. She is the creator and host of the BEST blogging challenge on the planet – the Ultimate Blog Challenge! Along with her exemplary blogging skills, she is my go-to gal for any technical issues I encounter. She has been a saving grace to me more times than I can count. If I was limited to just one “chick” blog to read, it would be Michelle’s!

2.) Heather Bestel (http://mumsgotabusiness.com/about/)

@heatherbestel

Heather resides in the “middle of nowhere” in South West Scotland. She’s not only a mumpreneur but also a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and public speaker. Community involvement and networking are at the top of her priority list. Heather has interviewed and featured more mompreneur bloggers on her blog than anyone else I can think of! Heather is the most generous and kind “chick” blogger in the blogosphere. To use a word she coined — Heather’s blog is “fabbytastic”!

3.) Leanne Chesser (http://building-blocks-coaching.com/about/)

@leannechesser

Leanne is a Canadian mother of four and a “chick” blogger who wholeheartedly supports Christian work at home moms by helping them learn all the “foundations” (the building blocks) for business success. She hones in and hits the highlights! She calls herself a “word nerd” and I call myself a “grammar geek”. Let’s face it … our paths were meant to cross. Leanne loves growing as a person, reading, spiritual things, writing, nature, elephants, and vegetarian eating. Her blog posts are fantastic and she always replies to comments!

4.) Me. (okay, I couldn’t resist) (http://melaniekissell.com/about/)

@melaniekissell

Thanks, Tia, for encouraging us to vote for ourselves. :)

This is a fabulous opportunity and I hope you get a huge response and tons of participation!

Melanie

Ethnicsupplies October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

My nominee, is @SarahArrow what she doesn’t know about blogging is probably not worth knowing but not only that she shares what she knows with the rest of us

jode69 October 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Would like to nominate Maria Montgomory for her Confessions of Dizzy Blonde blog. Emotionally honest, open, funny, brave, full of integrity and not afraid to talk about the difficult stuff. Her writing has made me laugh and moved me to tears in the same post – inspirational!

http://confessionsofadizzyblonde.wordpress.com/

jackiewalker October 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Well of course I have to mention @SarahArrow for all her blogging expertise and co-ordination of Birds on the Blog; then I would add @leawoodward for her online entrepreuner help. In no particular order I’d nominate @joannapaterson’s work with nature and poetry, and @amypalko for her soul writing and last from the hat this time round would be jsflowerspirit Jackie Stewart whose flower essences blog is heavenly

JudyM October 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

So many talented women out there! I’d like to vote for them all, but have chosen the amazing ladies @NikkiPilkington, especially for her ’30 Days…’ series, and for @JudyHeminsley who got me started on the whole Jelly homeworking thing, and for @HeatherTownsend and her business networking guidance. All very generous with their knowledge and help.

debjmeredith October 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

@JackieWalker at http://www.jackiewalker.me wins for me hands down.

SarahArrow October 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I think Forbes were seriously remiss not to include you. If it’s any consolation the link they have for us doesn’t work and despite asking them to change it, they never did. So we don’t benefit from the list at all :(

I would like to nominate Anita Hunt ( nitajoy ) for her flower designs blog. Jackie Walker for her relationships blog and Suzan St Maur ( suze stmaur writes for her How to Write Better Blog.

yolandafacio for Red.Hot .Momementum blog and mary c. weaver for her Prime Fit blog – a sensible fitness and health blog.

angelika davey for her German tuition blogging and angela boothroyd for her language studying online, helping women worldwide learn English. Of course ida horner for all the work she does on the let them help themselves blog.

I could go one all day, but I shall give other people a chance to get in :) Let me know if you need Links to their sites

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