Ode to the Women Who Blog

I spend a lot of time surfing the internet, and looking for new blogs to read. I must say that some of my favorite blogs are written by women, and I thought I’d share a few of my “must reads”. These blogs, in my opinion are some of the best in their field, and wanted to recognize some of the best bloggers in the world.

For those of you who have never heard the term “dooced” before, you should read what it means. Utah blogger Heather Armstrong contributes in whimsical, sarcastic and sometimes vulgar way on her blog. And I love it. I do have somewhat of a risque side to me, and Heather touches on that almost every day. If you want a taste of how funny she can be, you should read her Frequently Asked Questions page.

Last year, this blog was basically prego mommy meets the OC. Blogger Whoorl (aka Sarah) spent a majority of last year pregnant with her adorable little baby Anders. She’s got a very simple blog layout, which is saturated with some spunk and wit. When I need a break from the real world, I check out to see what kind of recent discoveries of motherhood she’s going through. A fun read, especially for moms.

Building My Empire
I’ve been following this blog for some time now – talk about a woman who’s driven to make money online. Empress, as she calls herself, has been pimping her blog for a while now, and seems to be seeing the fruits of her labor. To be honest, I’ve never seen anyone try so hard to make money online, as she is with affiliate marketing. Loaded with content, her blog is a fine example of how to build a blog online, with the intentions of providing helpful tips, as well as how to make money.

Lastly, I wanted to share a few blogs I’ve seen over the past few months that are being used to showcase work. Many people are using WordPress to display their portfolios, which is a great way to utilize “blogging” for business. I’ll take that concept a step further in an upcoming article about businesses adding blogs, but for now, here’s a little eye candy created by women bloggers. Phokiss Photography, Expressions by Michelle, Beyond Ordinary are fine examples of photography sites, using creativity to mask their blog.

So if you’re new to the blogging world, take a look at some of these sites – they are successful, and I believe that we can all learn from them. They are really good examples of how to display content, how to encourage interaction and how to be creative with your blog.

8 thoughts on “Ode to the Women Who Blog

  1. there’s a chick named Flash Warner at flashwarner.com that’s probably the most pissed off sports blogger i’ve ever read. 9/10 times she’s hilarious but in that 1/10, the unbridled rage is still pretty fascinating.

  2. I’ve always wondered where to good women sports bloggers are… other than the Kickette.com ladies, I don’t know why there aren’t more women giving their take on sports. I quite like Dooce, though I think in terms of parenting blogs, Metrodad or Mom101 are top notch.
    Just my two cents!

  3. That’s a pretty funny image doody – the reason I think most people like her blog is that they are envious of her ability to speak her mind and be transparent. In other words, people wish they could hang their nuts out there, but are too afraid to.

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