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The Third Annual 50 Best Blogs by Women – 2011

By Holly Reisem Hanna

For the past two years I’ve compiled a list of what I think are the 50 Best Blogs by Women. If you can believe it, it actually takes me a full year to put these lists together.

Each and every day I’m on the lookout for great new resources and fresh new voices. Some of these women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Blissdom Conference; others are part of the Austin Bloggers Social that I belong to and yet other I’ve found on Twitter or Facebook.

The point is… there are so many fabulous women out there creating their own career path and/or business for themselves either by blogging or through blogging – and that is very powerful!

To show my support and recognition for all of these amazing women who are creating their own destiny in the world, I present to you, The Third Annual 50 Best Blogs by Women.

And if you happen to be one of the top 50 Bloggers, congratulations! (You can download our new logo by right clicking and saving to your computer) or feel free to email me at holly (at) theworkathomewoman (dot) com and I’ll send you the logo.

Business and Entrepreneurial Blogs:

  1. Suitcase Entrepreneur – Creative Ways to Run Your Business from Anywhere
  2. Tara Gentile – Empowering Passionate People to Produce and Profit
  3. Jane Button – Turn Your Passion into Profit
  4. The Unemployed Entrepreneur – Street Smart – Far From Perfect – Almost Famous
  5. She Owns It – Celebrating, Supporting & Connecting Women Entrepreneurs
  6. Biz Chick Blogs – Blogs by Women: Business, Health, Technology, Relationships & Family, Food, Style & Travel

Work at Home Blogs:

  1. Michelle Shaeffer – Building Your Business Online Shouldn’t Mean Teetering on the Edge of Insanity
  2. She’s Self-Employed – Chicks Writing Their Own Checks
  3. Working Naked – Working from a Home Office Never Felt So Cool
  4. Real Ways to Earn Money Online – Learn How to Start Earning Money in Your Pajamas Today
  5. Bizzie Mommy – Balancing Work, Life and Motherhood in a Digital World
  6. Work at Home Adventures – Reviews, Leads and a Helping Hand

Social Media & Marketing:

  1. Practical Profitable Social Media with Tai Goodwin – For Authors, Coaches and Solopreneurs

Career Blogs:

  1. Career Diva – The Thinking Man’s and Woman’s Career Blog

Design, Style and Creativity:

  1. Uban Bliss Life – A Modern, Fresh, Fun Lifestyle Blog
  2. Today’s Creative Blog – Featuring the Best Creative Blogs Daily

Self Development:

  1. Your Kick Ass Life – Because Life’s Too Short Not to Kick Ass

Mommy Blogs:

  1. Milk and Cuddles – A Taste of Motherhood
  2. The Wheelchair Mommy – Changed, But Still the Same
  3. Dagmar’s Momsense – Making Sense of Motherhood, Breastfeeding, Attachment Parenting, Green & Frugal Living, Decorating & Social Media
  4. The Morris Bunch – Where Chaotic & Fabulous Meet
  5. Jenni from the Blog – Married, Working Mom of Two Adorable Kiddos
  6. Holly’s House – Not a Perfect Mom’s Blog
  7. Mommy Q – Navigating the Wild World of Motherhood
  8. Scary Mommy – An Honest Look at Motherhood

Baby Blogs:

  1. On To Baby – All Things Lovely for Baby & Mom
  2. Baby Blog Addict – Parenting Tips, Humor, Baby News

Food Blogs:

  1. Playing With My Dinner – Fun and Games in the Kitchen with a Real-Life Working Mom
  2. 100 Days of Real Food – 1 Family. 2 Kids. 0 Processed Foods.
  3. Bakerella – Sweet Inspiration and Fun Baking Ideas

Organization and Simplification:

  1. Simple Home Organization – Helping Busy People Get Organized One Tip at a Time

Lifestyle:

  1. Cupcakes and Cashmere – Award Winning Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

Money and Frugality:

  1. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – Breaking Financial Ceilings One Stiletto at a Time
  2. The Frugal Girls – Living Well with Less $$$
  3. Freebies 4 Mom – Spoiling You with the Hottest Freebies
  4. Posh on a Budget – Living the Posh Lifestyle on a Budget

Writing:

  1. Harrison Amy – Copywriting that Counts
  2. The Mom Writes – Fun and Frugal Solutions for the Work at Home Mom
  3. Make a Living Writing – Practical help for Hungry Writers
  4. All Freelance Writing – Your Freelance Writing Resource

Review:

  1. Stuff Parents Need – Feathering the Family Nest with Products that are the Very Best
  2. Bored Mommy Blog – Funny Mommy Blog, Reviews and Giveaways

Fashion:

  1. Corporette – A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for Overachieving Chicks
  2. Jane Has a Job – Modern Career Fashion + Style
  3. A Mom in Red High Heels – Beauty and Fashion for Busy Moms

Women’s Blogs:

  1. Upper Case Woman – Living Life Out Loud One Day at a Time

Fitness:

  1. Work Out Mommy – Never Underestimate the Power of a Workout
  2. Miz Fit Online – Because Fitness Isn’t About Fitting In

Humor:

  1. The Stiletto Mom – Notes from a Bitch on Heels
  2. Kludgy Mom – The Art of Living Haphazardly

Do you have a favorite blog that didn’t make the list? Feel free to share your favorites below. Make sure to check out 2009’s Best Blogs by Women and 2010’s Best Blogs by Women – there are some fantastic blogs you don’t want to miss!

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76 Responses to “The Third Annual 50 Best Blogs by Women – 2011”

  1. 1
    Anna says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for mentioning me! I am so honored! Thanks for the list and for putting together such an awesome site.

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    Lisa says:

    Great list but you forgot a really good site – Work At Home Mafia – http://workathomemafia.com

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    Gena says:

    Thank you for the mention!! Love a lot of these blogs myself too!

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    thank you, Holly, for deeming my blog worthy of being listed alongside so many other great bloggers. there are a few i’ve never heard of so i’m looking forward to checking those out. i appreciate all you do here at The Work at Home Woman to spotlight and promote our entrepreneurial endeavors!

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    Carol Tice says:

    Wow, thanks for the mention! For next time I want to nominate Jenny Baitch’s hilarious Suburban Jungle blog. http://www.suburbanjungle.net/

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    Lisa Kanarek says:

    Holly, thank you for including me! I’m honored. :)

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    Princess Jones says:

    Thanks so much for including She’s Self-Employed in this! It’s an honor to be included.

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    Wow! Thanks so much for including Urban Bliss Life! What a nice surprise to wake up to this morning, and what an honor to be mentioned among so many other blogs I have long respected and enjoyed. Thanks!

  10. 10

    Thank you SO MUCH for including me in this list! I’m honored to be among so many amazing women!

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    workout mommy says:

    thank you so much for including me! :)

  12. 12

    Many thanks for the honor! A Mom in Red High Heels is proud to be included on this amazing list of blogs!

  13. 13
    Joseph D. Shiller says:

    Fabulous collection of blogs collection! Thanks Holly, I bookmarked all of them!

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    LaTersa Blakely says:

    Congrats to all of you honorees and thanks so much Holly for gathering a great list. I’ve already started checking them out. They are awesome.

  15. 15

    Thanks for putting this list together. I’m familiar with some, but always love to learn about new great sites. Maybe someday, I’ll be on the list, too. :-)

  16. 16

    GREAT list. This is a ridiculously hard task; thanks for doing it!

    Suggestions for next year:

    WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age by Michelle Rafter
    (http://michellerafter.com)

    MommaSaid.net by Jen Singer
    (http://mommasaid.net)

    Project: Happily Ever After by Alisa Bowman
    (http://projecthappilyeverafter.com)

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    Aww ~ thank you so much for including The Frugal Girls on this list ~ what a great resource… I’m honored!

    ~ Heidi

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    Wow! Thanks so much for including my blog in this fantastic list of women bloggers! I thought it was some sort of joke email…haha! I’m still stunned I’m included in this group…and I can’t wait to check out the ones I don’t know yet!

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    KK says:

    I didn’t see any nutrition blogs listed.

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    Prerna says:

    Wow!! This is SUCH an amazing list and I am SO honored to be included along side such awesome names. Thank you deeply, Holly!

  21. 21

    Thanks again for including bizchickblogs.com! What an honor and a privilege to be listed among such fantastic websites. I am definitely going to share this with my fellow editors and readers!

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    Angela Boothroyd says:

    Thank you for putting this great list together – some I’m already familiar with, and it’s really good to see some new ones to check out too.

    I’d like to give a quick mention to Birds on the Blog: a team of business women, blogging about something different every day at http://www.birdsontheblog.co.uk/

    Thanks again :-)

    • 22.1

      Haven’t heard of Birds on the Blog – I’ll make sure to check it out. A couple of this year’s winners were found from recommendations that were made last year.

  23. 23

    Great list — amazing collection of awesome blogs by and for women. I’m perusing my favorites now. :)

  24. 24

    Thank you so much, I’m honored to be on this list!

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    Victoria says:

    Thanks for putting this together, I’m going to check them out now!

    Mine is http://www.adventuresinmommyhood.net

  26. 26

    I am so honored to see my name there!! Thank you very much. :)
    I look forward to checking out the other blogs you listed!

  27. 27

    Hoping to make your 2012 list!! Thanks for these great resources! Shadra

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    cheryl says:

    wow! this is one impressive list of blogs! sooooo helpful, i actually went through some of them and it mentioned about working at home programs. during this economic times, sites like this actually helped me out:
    http://preferredpublishers.go2cloud.org/SHB8

  30. 30

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for including me on this list! You just made my day and I can’t wait to check out the other bloggers on this list. Thanks!

  31. 31

    Holy heck, awesome work Holly. What a great bunch of women pushing the boundaries and achieving super woman feats every single day. Honoured to be in their company and on your list.

    Natalie

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    Krizia | Women Entrepreneurs HQ Show says:

    What a great resources for women entrepreneurs!

    That is so awesome.

    Holly congratulations and I so love the comments you are receiving from your readers!!!

    Krizia
    Women Entrepreneurs HQ Show

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    What a fabulous list! Thanks so much for including my blog, Holly.

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    Rondi says:

    Hello Holly, Great list! Please check out my site when you have time.
    http://www.wahmresourcesite.com/

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    Kim says:

    WOW!! Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoy Playing With My Dinner! What an honor!

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    Amanda says:

    Hi Holly,
    Check out this wonderful blog – just started by Debbie Wilson. Cheers.

  37. 37
    Amanda says:

    Hi Holly, I don’t think the link came through on my last post – check out this great new blog – thanks:)

    http://debbiewilson.ca/WordPress

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    Amanda says:

    Wow, I can’t imagine that was an easy task! Well done everyone. Great list! If you ever decide to include a Technology or Gadgets category, I’d love for you to check out my blog for inclusion! http://www.theimum.com Thanks!

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    Aly says:

    Great list. It’s so hard to FIND good blogs, even though there’ plenty out there. I made a list of 5 of my favourite blogs, which I like to follow: http://goo.gl/q79NR

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    Hey there! Thank you so much for including me on this awesome list! I will be sure to check out some of the other ladies as well!

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    Teresa says:

    Enjoyed your list and I am familiar with many of these sites, but there is one group of women you failed to represent; grandma (or nana bloggers). We are growing in numbers! Besides my nanahood.com there are great sites like grandmasbreifs.com and gagasisterhood.com Check us out!

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    An AMAZING list – thanks so much for putting it together! I’ve been wanting to find new blogs and bloggers to connect with, follow, and promote to my readers – excited to check all these out!

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    Maybe Lady Liz says:

    What a great list! I’d love to throw my hat into the ring for 2012 (I know, I’m an early starter!) with my blog: http://www.MaybeBabyMaybeNot.com

    Thanks so much for putting this together!

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    Silke says:

    Great list of blogs, I’ve been to several of them and will check out the rest over time. This is a great resource for fellow bloggers.
    I have a blog that’s all about women and high heels:
    http://www.sexyshoesexpert.com
    My husband and I also maintain a blog together, we’ve had lots of fun with this:
    http://www.jagerfoods.com

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    Michael says:

    Check out http://urbancomfort.typepad.com/ my wife’s amazing blog!

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    Stephanie says:

    Great list! I can’t wait for 2012 list to come out. Thank you for sharing.

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    Vinay says:

    Hey, great job. Is the list for 2012 coming out soon. Do not forget to check out Harleena’s blog http://www.aha-now.com/ . It is for sure a winning contender. Thanks, Holly.

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