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101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010

WOW! It’s hard to believe it’s 2010! And I am so excited because I am sure this is going to be the year of the Social Media Entrepreneur.  Participating in and leading Social Media has become a way of life for people personally and professionally.

Along with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other niche social networking sites, blogs are mainstream now – books are being written by, for and about bloggers. Movies are made showcasing bloggers’ stories and bloggers are headlining news stories every day.

It is an honor for me to share our annual list of 101 Inspiring Women Bloggers to Watch with the readers of WE Magazine for Women.

I want to thank all our readers for all your Women Bloggers recommendations. WE had hundreds of entries. And because there were so many, this list is by no means complete. Consider this the first round of women bloggers to watch for 2010.  In fact, we will be creating several lists of women bloggers to watch this year. There are just too many good bloggers to showcase!  Of course, feel free to share your favorite female bloggers in the comments section below. 
By the way, if you are a woman blogger who has been blogging for at least six months, feel free to share your blog. Please leave your blog title, the url and a one sentence description in the comments section. I personally review EVERY Blog that is on this list before listing it, and would love to do the same for your woman edited, published, or owned blog.

And if you happen to be one of our bloggers to watch, CONGRATULATIONS! (You can download our new logo by right clicking and saving to your computer) or email me at heidi (at) we magazine for women dot com (no spaces) with “Send me the Women Blogger Logo” in the subject line.

Drum roll please….

A Diary Left Open with Patty Mooney ~ the adventures of a patriotic liberal; a karaoke spellbinder; a mountain-biking poet; an intrepid producer, a satisfied soul mate

Advantage Virtual Assistant with April Jones ~ The Online Life of a Single Work at Home Mom

Advice Goddess Blog with Amy Alkon ~ She likes to give advice of all sorts

A.E. Brain with Zoe Brain ~ Intermittent postings from Canberra, Australia on Software Development, Space, Politics, and Interesting URLs.  And of course, Brains…

Allison Kelley Designs with Allison Kelley …jewelry to inspire your beauty  from the inside out

Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy by D. A. Wolf ~ Whatever life dishes out, and whatever we can make of it. . .

Bizzy Women with Miriam Schwab ~ aims to bring high quality information together in one place to empower busy professional women

Books and Authors with Joyce Anthony ~ A place to meet authors, explore their books and enjoy reviews and interviews

Bored Mommy with Maria  ~ Down to earth mommy blogger who really tells it like it is!

Brandeo with Anne Simons ~ dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on marketing ideas, trends, strategies and solutions

BRENDA’S BLOG ~ A breast cancer survivor, filmmaker and journalist, Brenda writes/videos everything from unwanted facial hair, frequent mammary miles, and “not tonight, honey, my feet are cold.”

Budget Girl with Robin ~ Look Great and Live Well without Spending a Fortune

Buzz Bits with Denise Michaels ~ all about supporting women biz owners create more cash flow in testosterone-free ways so you have more fun, feel more confident and make more money

The Center for Joyful Business with Laura West ~ helps women business owners bring passion and purpose to their businesses

Charlotte Gordon’s Blog ~ about politics and religion, interfaith issues, women’s issues, the bible, motherhood etc.

Chick at Sea with Sandy Wheeler ~ shares travel tips, advice, girls getaway trips, themed trips and more

Child Centered Divorce with Rosalind Sedacca ~ support network for parents facing, moving through and transitioning beyond divorce – on behalf of their children

Clear Thoughts with Ann Latham ~  A resource for business excellence

Cleopatra’s Perfume with Jina Bacarr ~ Author writes about Lady Eve Marlow’s adventures from her novel of the same name

Coffee Photography with Rita ~  filled with photography tips, tutorials, and photoshop actions by a mom who does it free

Confidence Boosters with Terran ~ Various articles, tips and quotes to boost your confidence

Creative Perch with Dee Wilcox ~ Art is Everywhere

Chronicles of a Young Teacher by Ms. Understood 3rd Grade Teacher ~ writes about life, being a teacher and miscellaneous thoughts in between

Debbie Schlussel ~ In the News and political commentary

Dog Talk 101 with Joanne Osband ~ Inspiring tidbits for “Dog Owners”

EcoLegacy with CSea Perkins ~ encourages environment and economic responsibility

Escaping Mediocrity with Sarah Robinson ~ Tips for Escaping Mediocrity

Fabulously Broke in the City ~ a female personal finance blogger living in Canada. Interesting and entertaining.

The Fast and the Fabulous with Valli Hilaire ~ blog about motorsports from a female perspective

Fresh eVenture with Keller Hawthorne ~ Your Internet Marketing Blog

Frugal Luxuries with Tracey McBride ~ Celebrating the seasons in luxury on any budget

Geek Girlfriends with Christina Tynan-Wood ~ a place for women who like technology but want a hand getting or keeping up to speed  

Get Fully Funded with Sandy Rees ~ how-to information and encouragement for small nonprofit organizations trying to raise money and fortify themselves

Golf Chick with Kristen Williams ~ features her progress as a golfer, interviews, product reviews, stories and reviews of golf courses and destinations, commentary on professional golfers, charity events, and occasional rants

Good Life Zen with Mary Jaksch ~ focused on spirituality and self-development and offers practical inspiration for a happier life

Great Resumes FAST with Jessica Holbrook ~ Professional resume writing and executive resume writing tips 

Gridiron Goddess with Amy Lamare ~ This chick knows her football!

Grow Your Business with Nancy Michaels ~ Small business advice 

Healthy living Today by Susan Ream ~ designed to share information she has gathered on her journey toward better health

I’m an Organizing Junkie with Laura ~ Enjoying Life One Pile at a Time

InkSpotting with Betty Dobson ~ Writing, life and the writing life 

In Search of Design with JP Jones ~ design, graphics, logos and more

Internet Marketing Resources with Gail Metcalf ~ Helps readers begin thinking about how you can replace your j-o-b
 
The IT Girls Coaching Blog with Krissy Jackson ~ Information for Women in IT and Coaching Professions 

Jacqueline Whitmore’s Blog ~ the life and observations of an etiquette expert 

Jane Out of the Box with Michele DeKinder-Smith ~ offers networking and marketing opportunities, key resources and mentorship from successful women in business 

Join us in the kitchen with Mama Iris and Mama Lynn ~ no more frozen pizza!

The Jump Start Blog with Becca Braun ~ Making Learning Fun

Kendras Creative Corner with Kendra Richardson ~ Inspirational Ideas and Advice for Paper Crafting

Lisa Merlo-Booth’s Straight Talk on Relationships ~ Love, marriage and relationship advice from the expert who tells it like it is

MaAnna Stephenson’s Just the FAQs ~ Workbooks (for non-geeks) to help you create blogs, rss feeds, and websites that work

Mamie Jane’s Crafty blog Ideas

Mannie Mandible News with M Vincent ~ One of a Kind Jewelry finds

Miss Chatter with Cathy Burton Taylor ~ online sportscaster/reporter/photojournalist who blogs about baseball, etc.

Ms. Single Mama with Alaina ~ Single mom talks about dating, motherhood and life

My Friend Amy with Amy ~ book reviews and issues related to the world of publishing, the life of a bibliophile, the importance of literacy, and blogging

News on Women with Alice Krause ~ Celebrating Rising stars

Not Just Pretty with Erin Ferree ~ Helping small businesses stand out with designs that make them shine!

Oh She Glows with Angela ~ dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to lead full, happy, and healthy lives

One Green Generation with Melinda Epler ~ frugal, sustainable, simple, healthy, and happy… We are living the lives we want to live

One Woman’s Eye with Joanne Tombrakos~  chronicles of one woman’s observations on reinventing life after corporate America

Online Business Services with Andrea Kalli Information ~ resources and advice about admin services, internet marketing and more

The Only Thing I Know with Judith Shakespeare (fictional character) ~ the author proclaims to be  a product of far too much coffee, far too many romance novels, and an embarrassing weakness for pretty boys with guitars 

Pathway to Presence with Gina Rafkind ~ helping you overcome and conquer your own life issues so you too can start to awaken and unleash your vibrant inner being

The Pink Ink Blog with Jewel ~ life, liberty and the pursuit of ha-pink-ness

Quirky Insider with Jennifer Marshall ~ comments on life and interests with an emphasis on green, politics, artwork, and anything quirky

Quirky Kitsch Girl with JA Huber ~ One blogger’s view of the world 

RULES TO LIVE BY with Sylvia Dickey Smith ~ Show Up, Tell The Truth, Pay Attention, Be Unattached to the Outcome

Secret Women’s Business Network with Allison Reynolds ~ practical business advice and training highlighting Women’s greatest gifts

The Self Improvement Blog with Irene Conlan ~ because almost everyone wants to be better, do better, achieve more 

Smart Growth with Pam Watson Korbel~  Smart Growth helps entrepreneurs to enjoy more money, less work, more fun™

Solo Travel with Jennifer Huber ~ Girl Traveling alone, not lonely

Somewhere I Have Never Travelled with Daphne Ann Phillips ~ chronicles of a blogger cooking, creating art, reading and trying to figure out what the heck she’s supposed to be doing with her life

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog with Firefighter Dayna Hilton ~ Children and their caregivers can follow the adventures of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog on her blog as she travels across the country teaching fire safety. 

Streets Smarts Marketing with Kathleen Gage ~ Internet Marketing Strategies for Speakers, Trainers, Consultants who want to turn their expertise into money-making products and services

Success in Sweatpants with Trish Lambert ~ useful ideas, tips, and resources for work at home entrepreneurs

Sunny Girl Scraps with Pam Staples ~ Every day is a sunny day stamping and crafting

Tania Samsonova’s Blog ~ Ideas and articles about what makes the economy tick

Tax Lien Lady with Joanne Musa ~ explains tax lien investing to the ignorant and makes it a viable income stream for anyone

Tea Leaves with Teabird ~ a librarian who likes to read, knit, write, and comment on more things than she should…

Tickled By Life with Danielle LaPorte Productivity and Life Enhancement

Tout est des roses with Sara Sophia ~ adventures in sustainable style–a green parenting blog

Transformation Revolution with Dr. Leah addressing career, business, and life goals

The T-Shirt Lady with Sandi Myers ~ Business & Life Musings of a T-shirt lady

Turbo Charge Your Marketing with Carma Spence-Pothitt ~ From the nuts and bolts of e-mail campaigns to finding a niche, this blog covers it

Until 2010 with Denise Gabbard ~ Living well and thriving in the current depressed economy. Good news and tips we all need today!

Virtual Event Success with Leesa Barnes ~ Make Money, Build Your List, Become an Authority

Wait ‘Til A Commercial with VeRonda ~ helping those understand sports better and bridging that awkard sports gap that happens within relationships

Wealthy Bag Lady with Linda Hollander ~ teaching entrepreneurs about small business success and attracting corporate sponsors

Webutantes with Noa Gafni ~ Internet trends impacting women

Welcome to my World with Roberta Hart ~ writes on a variety of topics including politics, parenting and humor bound to make you laugh.

The Wendland Post with Kristie Wendland ~ Everyday blog about marriage, husbands, housework, family and everyday life

When Fridays Were Fridays with Colette Martin ~ Reflections on life in Corporate America when Fridays were Fridays, loyalty mattered, and bosses still cared

Where There’s Life There’s Hope with Sharon Rose ~ Musings of a writer, singer, music producer, filmmaker, political activist, world traveler, connoisseur and healer

Within My Means with Ellen Rosentreter ~ a mix of thrifty, simple living, local LA activities, and crafting

Women at Forty with Grace ~ “Life. Love. Reality. In our fortieth year

Women Dating Like Grownups with Bobbi Palmer ~ Advice for single gals to find love, adventure and relationships in the grown up world

Women’s Tennis Blog with Marija Zivlak ~ promoting the skills of female players

World Changing Business Blog with Coco Fossland ~ Accelerating business success by aligning with inner wisdom

The Work at Home Woman with Holly Reisem Hanna ~ women and moms acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to successfully work from home or to become self-employed while providing support, inspiration and motivation

Writes Like She Talks with JILL MILLER ZIMON ~ represents just one of many ways in which she’s pursued a lifelong interest in civic engagement

You Can Never Have Too Many Books with Susan Flynn ~ a writer, a poet who’s goal is to read 100 books a year and comment on them

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