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    5 February 2009

    top-100-women-bloggersWomen are a force to be reckoned with in both business and the blogosphere.  In honor of these hardworking and insightful ladies, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 100 Must Read Blogs by Women.  You’ll find that with very few exceptions, all of these blogs can be equally enjoyed by men or women.   They are all written with an engaging, unique voice that they bring to their subject matter.  Some of the names you will recognize and some you may be seeing for the first time.

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    News and Politics

    1.    Michelle Malkin

    Politically conservative award-winning powerhouse blogger.

    2.    Feministe

    A collaborative blog that discusses feminism in a smart, educated, and often humorous way.

    3.    Momocrats

    Another collaborative blog of Democrat mothers “Raising the Next Generation of Blue”

    4.    Ann Coulter

    Love her or hate her, Coulter is provocative.  One of the most outspoken (and notorious) conservative writers in the country.

    5.    American Princess

    She’s a 25-year-old overeducated, overopinionated libertarian conservative, relapsed Catholic, technogeek, crunchy con and…?

    6.    Pamela Gentry

    Even though Pamela is blogging for the BET network (as opposed to blogging independently), her posts contain much of her personality, smart analysis, and the much-needed policial perspective of a black woman.

    7.    Suzie-Q

    Politics and rock n’ roll.

    8.    Citizen Jane

    Patricia Murphy worked on Capitol Hill for 9 years and knows how hard it is to be heard as a woman in the political sphere.

    9.    The Little Pink Clubhouse

    Two women contribute their liberal views on current events.  Nice, clean blog.

    10.    Taylor Marsh

    Taylor Marsh is a political analyst, insightful journalist, and talk radio personality who tackles provocative, complex and controversial issues.

    11.     Girl With Pen

    Another collaborative effort by a group of women who are “bridging feminist research with popular reality.”

    12.     Feministing

    Smart, feminist perspectives on social and political issues.

    13.     Confessions of a Closet Republican

    A working actress, writer, and artist who is also a somewhat-moderate Republican.

    14.    Arianna Huffington

    The Queen of Liberal Blogging.

    Health & Fitness

    15.     MizFit

    Runs a boutique personal training studio focusing on one-on-one lifestyle education and blogs about everything fitness.

    16.     Fit Bottomed Girls

    two regular girls share their trials, tribulations and adventures in staying fit to help you know what’s good and what’s whack when it comes to working out.

    17.     Training for a Half

    Dedicated runner who started the blog to document training for a half marathon details her workouts and adventures in long-distance running.

    18.     Run Like a Girl

    Sharing thoughts on running as well as family, friends, career and more.

    19.     The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl

    Shauna Reid is an Austrailian living in Scotland.  In 2008 she weighed 351 lbs. and lost over half her body weight through diet and exercise.  She’s also a published author and highly entertaining blogger.

    20.    The Great Fitness Experiment

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen experiments with all kinds of health and fitness products and concepts and then blogs about them.

    21.     The F Word

    Rachel Richardson is a 29-year-old writer and award-winning journalist.  She is doing her graduate work specifically on American food culture and the social history of food-related disorders.

    22.     Everything Yoga

    Diane Cesa is a professional yoga instructor and therapist who discusses everything yoga.

    23.     The Blog that Ate Manhattan

    Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Polaneczky, MD practices medicine, cooks and waxes prolific in NYC.

    24.     Everything Health

    Dr. Toni Brayer, MD addresses the rapid changes in Science, Medicine, Health and Healing in the 21st Century.

    25.     A Sizeable Apple

    A Sizable Apple discusses well-being in smaller, more manageable steps.

    26.     Iron Maven

    Tracy Fober is a physical therapist who specializes in physical health and athletic performance. Her goal is to educate coaches, athletes, parents and other physical therapists on the appropriate application of resistance training techniques for health and performance.

    27.     Workout Mommy

    She’s a certified personal trainer with NASM, fitness junkie, and mom.

    28.    Fitness Fixation

    She encourages you to “unleash your inner badass.”

    29.     100 Days Of Real Food

    Written by Lisa Leake.  “1 Family. 2 Kids. 0 Processed Foods.”

    Business & Technology

    30.     Successful Blog

    Liz Strauss works with businesses, universities, and individuals on their products and social web strategies. She has worked over 20 years in print, software, and online publishing, and has worked with entrepreneurs, small businesses, companies in crisis, and corporate giants.

    31.     Emily Chang

    Emily Chang is an award-winning strategic designer and co-founder and principal of, a web consultancy in San Francisco that focuses on the design and user experience of next generation websites, social applications and networked communities.

    32.     Women On Business

    A collaborative blog by business women on a wide berth of business-related topics.

    33.     Brazen Careerist
    Penelope Trunk is the founder of 3 startups — most recently, Brazen Careerist, a web service to help companies find candidates. Her career advice appears in more than 200 newspapers and magazines including Time magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe. In a review of this blog, Business Week called Penelope’s writing “poetic.”

    34.     Lipsticking

    A group of women bloggers write on how to market to women online.

    35.    Horse Pig Cow

    Tara Hunt is an internet marketing professional, author, and prolific blogger.


    Susan Mellot is a coder, analyst, web guru and self proclaimed ‘geek’ writing about her adventures in Web 2.0.

    37.     Escape From Corporate America

    Laurel Delaney writes the blog Escape from Corporate America and authored an article by the same name.  Escape From Corporate America chronicles the reasons why women are abandoning big companies to strike out on their own.

    38.     Money Wise Women

    Several business women contribute regularly to this blog about money management.

    39.     Geek Girlfriends

    A Guide to Technology from the author of How to Be a Geek Goddess.

    40.    She Takes on the World

    Natalie McNeil is an entrepreneur with style.

    Fashion, Beauty & Design

    41.     Go Fug Yourself

    Celebrity fashion critique by two of the snarkiest women ever to blog.

    42.      Fashion, evolved.

    A style blog for the eco snob.  Focuses on sustainable, ethical, organic, and vintage fashion.

    43.      The Organic Beauty Expert

    Andrea Kane is a licensed aesthetician and writer who reviews thousands of organic and natural health and beauty products every year.

    44.     55 Secret Street

    Nichelle Gainer is a freelance beauty and entertainment writer who has written for magazines and websites including GQ, InStyle, Glamour, Honey, Self, Fitness, The and

    45.     Paint It Noir

    Art. Fashion. Culture. Life. Sanity.

    46.      Fashionologie

    Fashionologie is the musings of a twenty-something American girl who wishes she could have a Freaky Friday incident and switch bodies with Carine Roitfeld.

    47.     Girl Woman Beauty Brains

    This daughter-mother team stays plugged-in so you don’t have to. They track and test beauty products and fashion trends without any ulterior motives and without regard to brand influences.

    48.     Spoiled Pretty

    Beauty Buff. Cosmetics Connoisseur. Makeup Master. She selflessly tests beauty products and writes about their shortcomings and virtues…all to save you time and money.

    49.     Style Bubble

    Smart girl, high style.

    50.     Style Me Pretty

    Abby Larson writes about all things beautiful. All things wedding

    51.     Habitually Chic

    Written by a stylish young woman living in New York City and working as an interior designer.

    52.     Debutante Clothing

    Sandra Mendoza-Daly is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer with a blog that emphasizes the joys of vintage fashion.

    53.     Remodelista

    Stark but style infused blog written by three friends who are all obsessed with interior design.

    Lifestyle & Entertainment

    54.     Smart Bitches.  Trashy Books.

    A highly entertaining blog written by two friends who mercilessly review romance novels.

    55.    Indiefixx

    Jen Wallace writes an enormous blog which is dedicated to featuring the very best in independent designers and DIY business owners.


    A fun, clean celebrity gossip site.


    A fun and eclectic blog that features the author’s own recipes and gorgeous photos of her culinary creations.

    58.    Sex Lies Dating

    A 38 yr old single girl in NYC who dates a lot.

    59.     Garden Rant

    Uprooting the gardening world.

    60.    Jessica Claire

    Gorgeous photo blog of professional photographer Jessica Claire.

    61.     Amy Stein

    Fine art photographer and NYC teacher Amy Stein writes on all kinds of interesting urban and artistic topics.

    62.     Artblog

    Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof write about art in NYC.

    63.       Vintage Inspired Living

    Heather Bullard writes a vintage decorating and antique collecting blog which includes hundreds of gorgeous photos.

    64.     Smitten Kitchen

    When she’s not prattling on about galley and grub, Deb is a freelance writer covering topics from technology to the daily grind, and freelance photographer with a focus on travel and, of course, food.

    65.     My Marrakesh

    Maryam is an american human rights and democracy specialist and writer living in Morocco.  She also produces a podcast by the same name.

    66.     The Homesick Texan

    She’s a native Texan living in NYC, writing about her love of Tex-Mex food and taking beautiful photos of the dishes she creates.

    67.    Ms. Adventures in Italy

    Sara Rosso, former Silicon Valley resident, picked up and moved to Italy where she works as a full-time digital strategist and blogs about cooking, exploring and tasting new specialties in and around Italy.

    68.     Shelterrific

    Founder Angela Matusik, frustrated by the economics of traditional print media, decided to take publishing matters into her own hands.

    69.    Earth to Holly

    Seeking peace through photography, nature, dogs and good karma.

    Humorous Commentary

    70.     The Bloggess

    Respectable columnist for the Houston Chronicle by day, acerbic and hilarious blogger by night.

    71.     Bundlepanties

    A Special Educator and a Mover and Shaker.

    72.    Ms. Single Mama

    A 29 year old, divorced single mom who blogs on dating, single parenthood, and other fun topics.  Her site features a video blog, too!

    73.    Raisin Toast

    Susan is a web designer, artist and patriot.  She blogs on everything from cooking to Photoshop.

    74.    The Q Speaks

    The Q writes about politics, religion, and other important (and not so important) topics with reckless abandon.

    75.     As I Was Saying

    Teacher, graduate student, and NYC resident, she writes hilarious commentary about her life and accompanies her posts with bizarre photo-shopped pictures.

    76.    The Pioneer Woman

    This 30-something mother of four boys lives on a ranch, takes amazing photos, and writes about her adventures.  She claims to channel Ethel Merman and Lucille Ball.

    77.     Jenny on the Spot

    Adorable eclectic blogger and Renaissance Woman.

    78.    House on a Hill

    Attorney Connie Veneracion is powered by Apple, Canon, Nicotine and Coffee.

    79.    Bunny Glitter

    Two women who live a thousand miles apart confer with one another in a mutually weird way.

    80.    I Am Bossy

    Georgia Getz is an acclaimed essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and director. No wait – that’s Nora Ephron. But Georgia Getz dreamed of one day becoming these things and more – just as soon as she finished college. At the age of thirty-five.

    81.    Attack of the Redneck Mommy

    Once upon a time, in a far away land (known as CANADA) there was a skinny blonde girl with knobby knees and a big dream. Her name was Tanis Miller but her friends called her T. Unlike other little girls who dreamed of becoming princesses or gold diggers or rock stars, this little girl had bigger plans.  She dreamed of global domination.  This blog is the first step in that direction.

    82.    Melia Lore

    Melia writes under a ficticious name because she can.   She’s a 30-something, sometimes “work from home,” student mom of 4 (or is that 400?) kids, and a few animals thrown in for good measure. Lots of issues, lots of humor, will be a writer someday if it kills her.

    83.    Dooce

    Heather B. Armstrong, a former web designer, now is a full time professional blogger with an attitude.

    84.    A Hippy Chick

    Rachel is a crazy chick who doesn’t do anything the right way.

    Environment and Green Living

    85.    Big Green Purse

    Written by eco-maven Diane MacEachern an author, entrepreneur, and environmentalist who champions the power of women in the marketplace.

    86.    Eco-Chick

    Created by Starre Vartan, author, graduate student, and environmentalist, this blog covers all areas of eco-living for the modern woman.

    87.    Victoria Everman

    Victoria Everman is a freelance writer, life-long model, on-camera personality, public speaker, official U.S. spokesperson for Twice Shy Clothing.  She writes on all things eco.

    88.    One Green Generation

    A blog that encourages local living and economy among other environmental topics.

    89.     La Marguerite

    An environmental blog, focused on behavioral solutions to climate change and other sustainability issues.

    90.    Fake Plastic Fish

    Beth Terry writes about alternatives to plastic and sustainable living.


    Smart discussion of the latest science and news on toxins in your food, water, and air, and what government agencies should be doing to protect public health.

    92.     The Alternative Consumer

    The Alternative Consumer provides a unique, upbeat perspective — eco news, green product reviews and useful info for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

    93.    Fig + Sage

    Two sisters discover and share stylish, eco-fresh finds and provide honest reviews of organic and natural products for body, baby, home, pet and more.  (A gem if you’re looking for organic beauty and/or baby products!).

    94.     Climate of Our Future

    Climate of Our Future is a blog meant to open a discussion of global climate change by providing articles, resources and opinions that provoke our readers to thought and action. We’ll attempt to describe how our world’s climate is changing, what’s causing it, and how we can correct it.

    95.     Endangered Species

    Endangered Spaces is a blog about our mother, the Earth, and steps we may take to be a force for positive change.

    96.     Goal for the Green

    Para-education and Green Living Information.

    97.     Green as Thistle

    Toronto based journalist writes her own personal blog about green living.

    98.     The Crunchy Chicken

    She puts the “mental” in “Environmental.”

    99.    Everydaytrash

    Leila Darabi, a Brooklyn-based journalist and nonprofiteer writes a blog that examines the art and politics of the world through the lens of garbage.

    100.    Urban Ecoist

    Urban Ecoist is one blogger’s attempt to document, examine, and explore the myriad ways an ecologically minded urbanite can reduce her impact on the world around her, while maintaining a comfortable way of life.

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    394 Responses to 100 Must Read Blogs…By Women!

    1. Cheryl Bowman April 17, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      I have been following your blog, it has inspired me to continue writing, thanks for the inspiration.


    2. Anton Volney May 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      You should add to this list. I love her blogs and I think they are great. She talks about female representation in movies, videogames and pop culture. She’s pretty new on the scene, but the’s become quite famous in her short time.

      • Anton Volney May 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

        PS. I also love Beth Terry’s blog which is now called

        Her book about plastic changed my life!

    3. Darek May 30, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      Some of those blogs are great but I don’t see other popular blogs here such as trafficgenerationcafe or kikolani. Anyway it’s a great collection

    4. James Smith July 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

      Wow this is nice sharing. Your post is very helpful for the people. I am very impress to view this post. Thanks for the sharing.

    5. Diana August 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

      Wow, I didn’t have the time to check out all of them but those I did sure stand out in terms of quality of contents and engaging layout of the webpages. I was just curious, what methodology you used to choose the top 100 list? Can we nominate our favorite ones next time around? Thanks for a great post.

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