101 wonderful women bloggers for 2012
Each New Year’s day we publish our mega list of women bloggers whom we love, respect and value their wisdom (in whatever form it comes). Then we share it with you and ask you to leave a comment with the women bloggers whom you love and admire. Help us make this post a terrific resource for women looking to connect and read other women, no matter what their area of blogging is.
As always our list of wonderful women bloggers is in no particular order.
Kristi Hines, author of the fab Kikolani.com Kristi writes some of the most amazing guest posts that you will see online, if there is a new tool on social media, Kristi will have a “how to” post in place so you can maximise it’s use.
Melissa Dinwiddie you may know her from the thriving artists project, but we know her from 365 days of creative genius. Melissa is a creative genius herself and passionately believes that starving and artist shouldn’t be in the same sentence.
Lynne Murphy – aka “Lynneguist” – Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Sussex, and author of the Separated by a Common Language blog: entertaining observations on British and American English http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/ (@lynneguist).
Shelly Kramer loves integrated marketing. Her blog is a mixture of “how-to” and thoughtful article relating to social media marketing. http://www.v3im.com/blog/#axzz1iCPXAJtk
Tamara Colloff-Bennett writes on the Quillcards blog (a Lonely Planet featured blogger). Wonderfully eclectic mix of thoughts on travel, literature, architecture, the environment, and ethical causes – all accompanied by husband David Bennett’s excellent photos. http://quillcards.com/blog/ (@quillcards)
Brankica Underwood: Blog like a star is filled with blogging advice and tips about Thesis, go check it out…. http://live-your-love.com/
Audrey Watters – snarky technology journalist and ed-tech advocate, writing about education technology at Hack Education http://hackeducation.com/index.php (Twitter @audreywatters)
Lori Moreno: Abundance and Inspiration Lori has both and blogs on inspirational topics http://lorimoreno.com/
Lisa Johnson – Lisa is a pilates coach and makes fab videos to show you can get fitter in minutes. No excuse really. She also has a post on fitness for bloggers.
The Parm Farm is a fun place to hang out, written by Amy Parmenter and filled with references to the Sheriff, her husband. http://www.parmfarm.com/blog1/.
Stephanie Wetzel blogs over at A-list marketing with Barrie Davenport, where they share good marketing karma. http://alistblogmarketing.com/.
Shama Kabani, author of “Zen of social media marketing”, Shama also has Shama.tv to share her insights with us. Entrepreneurial-ism and technology blended together .
Corvida Raven, we love the she geeks, go take a look 🙂 Corvida has a unique style that is engaging and informative – check it out, I told you so…
Bizzy Women with Miriam Schwab. Miriam aims to bring top quality information together in one place to empower busy professional women.
The Fast and the Fabulous with Valli Hilaire The blog about motorsports from a female perspective.
Thinking of moving abroad? That means you are a future ex-pat and you need to drop by Susanna Perkins‘ blog http://futureexpats.com/.
Henneke Duistermaat is a blogger that has an interesting topic – ovens. http://www.britannialiving.co.uk/news/ don’t ever moan that blogging is hard or you have no topics until you have walked a mile in Henneke’s shoes. She makes it look easy.
Lisa Alexander blogs at Another Place in Him, she knows her stuff http://aboutpla.blogspot.com/ she is also a smart marketer.
Becky McCray has a few sites but the one we love the most is small biz survival http://www.smallbizsurvival.com/
Margie Clayman has a blend of business and personal over at http://www.margieclayman.com/ she also curates great content and is an avid networker.
Fabulously Broke in the City FB is a female personal finance blogger living in Canada. Interesting, informative, funny. Take a look.
Geek Girlfriends with Christina Tynan-Wood the place for women who like technology but need a little help in keeping up with it all.
Gini Dietrich the PR guru who videoblogs in her cycling gear 🙂 for a blog filled with fun you’ll need to check out spin sucks. http://spinsucks.com/ (they have sensible topics as well).
Good Life Zen with Mary Jaksch. Mary focuses on spirituality and self-development and offers practical inspiration for a happier life. She is living proof of how working with someone can boost you, and your blog.
Ali Luke – www.Aliventures.com writing coach, shares her stories about her writing beliefs and indie publishing and how she become a Kindle convert
Helen Stothard – http://www.trainingforvas.com/ for her intelligent VA site, helping and assisting VAs everywhere with wise words and helpful advice.
Lisa Parkes http://www.lisaparkeslifecoaching.co.uk/ a new blogger who has seen the power of blogging and is reaching out to create a community and is becoming quite succesful through her blogging as well as her offline activities.
Lisa Attias – www.moreSouth.com & www.foodontheblog.co.uk passionate food blogger who has boosted her own blog significantly as well as take on editing food on the blog and creating a community of Foodies there – in less than 6 months.
Harleena Singh http://www.freelancewriter.co/ writing, blogging and a fab women who networks her way across Twitter sharing and promoting other women.
Tia Peterson www.bizchickblogs.com techie, blogger and passionate about raising the profile of women worldwide. They’re taking a little break right now, but will be back later on this year.
Wang Lihong Chinese female blogger not afraid to protest and raise the awareness of causes in China
Sadia Sisay http://www.beingu.me/discuss/ – business woman and founder of BeingU underwear for women of colour
Freda Muyambo– electrical engineer and mad about African food- blogs about african inspired recipes http://myburntorange.wordpress.com/
Minda Magero– Kenyan Poet and writer -conceived the unboxed life http://mindamagero.wordpress.com/
Melissa Esplin – Artist turned Graphic designer. ISLY – Blogging about all things creative. W: http://melissaesplin.com/ Twitter: @melissapher
Carolyn Edlund– Artsy Shark, a website for emerging artists – W: http://www.artsyshark.com/ Twitter: @ArtsyShark
Kate Harper – Greeting Card Designer Trends, News and Tutorials for Professional Writers and Artists : http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/ Twitter:@kateharpercards
Pam Slim – Coach and Author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, helping people leave corporate jobs and start their own businesses. http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com/ Twitter: @pamslim
Jesse Blayne – Writer – thoughtful, real and relevent she posts about life and it is highly relatable. http://survivingnarcissism.com/ Twitter: @jesseblayne
Sandi Flaviell Amorim – Coach and Instigator tired of ‘someday’ excuses. Personal and real writing to get your teeth into. http://www.devacoaching.com/ Twitter @sandiamorim
Lauren C Gorgo – In depth channellings from the Pleiadian High Council. Extraordinarily insightful understandings for the new energies. Think with your Heart. http://www.thinkwithyourheart.net/
Sarah Newton – the supernanny for youths and teens. Sarah’s indepth knowledge is shared with humour and understanding for the problems parents experience. http://www.sarahnewton.com/
Julie Hall of Women Unlimited http://www.women-unlimited.co.uk/ Julie holds regular moxie filled offline meetings showcasing female entreprenuers as well as blogging about women in business.
Jane Woods blogs over at http://www.changingpeople.co.uk sharing advice and tips for living a more fulfilled life
Carole Brown http://www.ecosystemgardening.com Carole is the chief blogger of several blogs including the fab eco system gardening. She also leads a multi author blog as well and we enjoy exchanging knowledge and tips.
Katie Floyd is a Florida attorney who writes an occasional blog http://katiefloyd.me on Mac geekery, but more importantly, co-hosts our all time favourite Podcast – MacPowerUsers http://macpowerusers.com/ – with David Sparks, another lawyer in California. It runs bi-weekly and we eagerly await each one – absolutely fantastic stuff! Twitter: @katiefloyd
Cathy Dobson http://planetgermany.wordpress.com/about/ – Cathy runs a highly succesful consulting business from the former pigsty of the old farmhouse – she blogs about her story of a British expat family’s bungling attempts to integrate into life in Germany..@PlanetGermany
Alison Ottoway http://www.pathlesstrodden.com shows you how to live the life of your dreams. @pathlesstrodden
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs, http://marketingprofs.com. Ann is the 2011 Forbes number 1 woman influencer in Social Media – a genuine expert who has been at the forefront of online marketing for many years.
Mari Smith – THE font of knowledge when it comes to Facebook – http://www.marismith.com/
Sarah Pennells – Savvywoman – helping women to get a handle on their finances. Whether it’s divorce, children or general finance, Sarah knows her stuff. http://www.savvywoman.co.uk/
Andrea Vahl/Grandma Mary – http://www.grandmamaryshow.com/ social media made fun, fab videos and webinars, you will always learn something from the Grandma.
Ory Okolloh of the The Kenyan Pundit blog and now heading up Google’s adventures in Africa.
Beth Wodzinski – The Fiction-writing Directorate verbhounds.com being a sci fi fan, I kick myself for not visiting as much as I should.
Catherine Caine – Cash & Joy http://www.cashandjoy.com BeAwesomeOnline http://BeAwesomeOnline.com for fun filled websites, filled with visual promise. Catherine is a popular blogger with an eye for colour.
Bushra Burney is the caffeinated muslim. She writes warm and witty posts about her coffee addiction and on being a Muslim. It’s an entertaining read.
Kelly Kingman- Sticky eBooks http://www.stickyebooks.com Kelly has her eye on the ebook world and shares it in her blog.
Maureen Carruthers – Low Hanging Fruit http://www.lowhangingfruit.us Maureen is a swift worker, and has turned around a fantastic ebook in 7 days for the readers of her site.
Naomi Dunford – Ittybiz – A link to her that doesn’t mention swearing or x ratings 😉 our fave post is still Oh the place’s you’ll go, a much loved Dr Seuss story. A tough year for Naomi, hang in there girl.
Pamela Wilson – Big Brand System: http://www.bigbrandsystem.com The design membership website and the one woman campaign to get us to use fonts that are not Verdana.
Sally Quilford http://sallyquilfordblog.co.uk/p/about-me.html One of our Facebook writing friends, she writes a regular column for Writer’s Forum magazine, and updates the writing competition calendar as well – this can also be found on Facebook.
Nicola Morgan – Another writing blog from a self described “crabbit old bat” who knows her stuff when it comes to publishing. Her non fiction book Write to be Published is due out next year, looking forward to it. http://www.nicolamorgan.com/author/
Kayla Coo -An embroidery blog – lovely visual feast of the art embroidery of Michala Gyetvai – the most gorgeous landscapes. http://kaylacoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/winter-landscape.html
Jessica Northey, the queen of country music, social media and what she has learned along the way – go check it out http://fingercandymedia.com/
Liz Plummer’s textile arts blog, where she writes about her creative processes. We love her latest quilted headboard. Also check out her Etsy shop http://lizplummer.com/blog/
Dr Petra Boynton http://www.drpetra.co.uk/blog/ Academic and sex educator – she often comments on issues related with sexuality in the news. Everything from World AIDS day to Page 3, sex education and the media.
The Skepchick blog http://skepchick.org/blog/2010/12/skepchick-quickies-12-13/ Several female bloggers here, taking a skeptical look at various issues in the news. Recent blogs have covered “intelligent design”, the vaccination controversy, women in science…and regular links to interesting posts about science.
Laura Roeder is an inspiration to young women everywhere, her creating fame program was incredibly successful and her Dash newsletter is one of the fastest growing newsletters on the web. Go check Laura out.
Rachel Matthews – Successful Garden Design http://www.successfulgardendesign.com Rachel brings garden design into the 21st century. Using internet marketing techniques she has successfully put her her business offline and online, firmly on the map.
Sonia Simone – Remarkable Communications http://www.remarcom.com/ and CMO of Copyblogger Media, you will find Sonia more active there than her own blog. Sonia shows that business can be done a better way.
Tessa Shepperson – Solicitor Online Blog http://www.solicitorsonlineblog.co.uk Tessa also shares guest posts over here about her popular membership sites. Look out for the next installment to this in the next few days. Landlords and tenants can take advantage of Tessa’s fab resource site. If you are in property, you need to go and take a look.
Wendy Cholbi – “Wendy Cholbi – Training wheels for your website” http://www.wendycholbi.com/ Wendy has a terrific resources page that will help you with your website design, as well as a useful PDF if you sign up to her newsletter. More importantly her blogs are fun to read.
Take a Break, Anne Gael http://www.gaalcreative.com Anne is a photographer and a creative blogger. She makes cards and writes passionately about creating things. It’s a good read… go take a look.
Goddess Leonie Allan http://www.goddessguidebook.com/ it speaks for itself really… unleash your inner goddess.
Su Butcher leading architectural practice manager, Su blogs on the things than matter. She is one of Twitters great influencers and a great advocate for women in the architectural business. Go Su. You can find her at Just Practising.
Pam Moore aka the marketing nut. Pam writes about social media marketing and has a thriving community -go check it out. http://www.pammarketingnut.com/
Jamie Ridler http://jamieridlerstudios.ca/ Reflection and finding yourself are the themes that run through Jamie’s blog.
Jill Chivers regular guest blogger Jill has several guises – I’m Listening Now http://imlisteningnow.com/ and Shop Your Wardrobe
http://myyearwithoutclothesshopping.com/blog/ <— look out for the review in the new year.
Carol Roth, Carol is the author of the Entrepreneur Equation and blogs at http://www.carolroth.com/she is also the owner of a pinball machine. #justsayin’ and if the pinball machine doesn’t convince you her blog is worth checking out, then the fact she has an action figure might!
Kathy Steele – http://blog.desertrose.net/ social media, marketing and design. Kathy is supported by Samantha Schak, Kristi Munno, Christina Reed, Helen Levinson. their mission for the last 8 years has been to deliver fresh social content to their audience.
Jane Sheeba Problogging success is Jane’s online home, a Thesis grandmaster and she’s organising a blogging competition, go check out her stuff here – http://www.probloggingsuccess.com/
Maggy Whitehouse: the home of soul wisdom and other wise words with a spiritual flavour can be found at http://www.maggywhitehouse.com/ <—- look out for a book review in the New Year. Would now be a good time to mention our book of the month club?
Ileane Smith, I know Ileane more for her fab video than her blog posts – but she has quite a blog following as well. http://basicblogtips.com/ go take a look.
Ameena Falchetto is incredibly talented in lots of areas but the blog I know her for is http://www.mummyinprovence.com/ the last few weeks she has compiled a series of posts from women who have given birth all over the world. It’s a great read.
Ann Smarty is name you may have heard of, and if guest blogging is your thing them you are already a member of her hugely successful guestblogging community.
Kathryn Hunter – The Social Caterpillar http://www.thesocialcaterpillar.com/blog/welcome-to-my-chrysalis/ Kathryn helps shy women get to grips with social media. She may seem outwardly confident but inside, like a lot of us she is quiet.
Kim Roach, the Buzz Blogger. Kim is a strong, smart blogger who tries out interesting blog marketing techniques. http://www.buzzblogger.com/
Linda Lopeke, CEO of Smart Start. Linda is a confident networker who is supportive of women everywhere. Her advice is well respected and well thought out. Linda has had a tougher year than most yet she doesn’t let it get her down – go Linda.
Marsha Stopa – Winter Blues Coach http://www.winterbluescoach.com/ Marsha helps people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, she is opening a community to help sufferers beat the winter blues. She’s also the helpful support to Jon Morrow’s guest blogging program.
Michelle Howard’s Blog http://www.antistressandpain.com/ if you care for someone, and I mean in the “look after them sense” then you will find this blog to your liking. Michelle helps carers deal with the stress and pressure of looking after someone they love.
Stacey Curnow – Midwife for your Life http://www.staceycurnow.com/ Stacey is a midwife, a coach and a whole heap of other things that will help you get on the right track. If you follow Sarah on Twitter you will regularly see links to Stacey’s blog, as she is a big fan.
Susan Johnstone – The Heart’s Voice http://www.theheartsvoice.com/Susan Johnstone, molecular biologist turned mystic.
Joanna Paterson – http://confidentwriting.com/writer, teacher, photographer Joanna writes in a way that makes you feel welcome and want to take action.
Happy New Year from all the Birds on the Blog
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