Top 8 Blogs By Women and Why I like Them

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Catherine Hughes

Director of the 8 Women Dream Project at 8 Women Dream
Catherine’s dream is to make 8 Women Dream the premier online publication for women looking to pursue their dreams. She is a published author, a freelance writer, and a guide for those who want their dreams to come true online. Catherine would someday like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations about her 8WD project inviting women to take a chance on their dreams. Wine was required... Catherine posts on Sunday evenings and fills in dream stories as needed. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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Top 8 Blogs By Women: Trophies

In my 10 years as a blogger and a top blog dreamer I’ve seen a lot of blogs by women come and go.

Today I am going to reveal to you my favorite blogs by women and why I like them.

They are examples of what a top blog should look like and the type of content successful bloggers should create, which is why they continue to be a success.

My Top 8 Blogs by Women and Why I like them —

Top 8 Blogs By Women: The Penelope Trunk blog

1. Penelope Trunk.
She’s real, she’s bold and her blog follows the rules of making it easy to read her. If you want to connect with your blog readers, you have to be willing to be open. Penelope is so open she’s the Grand Canyon. It’s why I love her.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: The Suitcase Entrepreneur

2. The Suitcase Entrepreneur.
Natalie Sisson’s destination blog for entrepreneurs wanting to create freedom in business and adventure in their life. Natalie gets real with making money online.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: The Curious Case of Jane Button

3. The Curious Case of Jane Button.
The blog of Jane Button, who has a passion for helping creative entrepreneurs turn their creative ideas, hobby or craft into the business of their dreams. Creativity doesn’t always equal to making money and Jane like to talk about how to take your art and turn it into money.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: Make a living writing

4. Make a Living Writing.
Carol Tice’s blog about making money writing. Her blog is worth visiting just for her article, How I Make $5,000 a Month as a Paid Blogger.  I like her because she makes me believe that there is money in blogging.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: Her bad mother

5. Her Bad Mother.
Catherine is the Director of Blogs and Social Media at and a freelance writer who writes, sometimes, about surviving motherhood, sometimes about surviving womanhood, sometimes about trying to make the world a better place, and more often than not about her belief that bad is, really, the new good.  I enjoy her travels and thoughts on motherhood.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: Let the dog in

6. Let The Dog In!
The blog of Wendy Wallace, who will tell you that she is the writer of fiction and nonfiction, a woman, a freelance writer and editor, a mom, a dog owner, a playwright, and more. I just love her humor.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: The bloggess

7. The Bloggess.
The blog of Jennifer Lawson, a journalist and blogger from Wall, Texas. She is not afraid to tell you what motherhood is like.  I just love the curlers in her hair.

Top 8 Blogs By Women: Danielle la porte

8. Danielle LaPorte.
Blogger, Danielle LaPorte, is the best-selling author of the book, The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms and a kick in the butt to read. I really just like her blog design.

Anyone can start a blog and begin publishing their thoughts, but following a top blogger in your niche will ensure that your blogging efforts lead to success.

Who is your favorite blogger and why do you follow them?


  • Amazing list of amazing blogs… I know you have mentioned a few of these in the past but I really needed the humor options for today. Thanks for keeping us in the loop of more cool and inspiration blogs to check out!

  • Thanks so much for including me on the list, Catherine! The problem with blogging – I can’t hear anyone laughing! Good to know someone’s smiling out there! :)

    • Cath

      Wendy, if you only knew how many times I have yelled (lovingly) “Let the dog in!” to my teenage son …  I lov eyour blog.  You are so talented.  Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to stop by and comment. 


  • Hi Catherine — very flattered to be mentioned here! Some great names on this list.  Penelope Trunk is awesome.

    I just read the Bloggess’s book and she is hee-larious, BTW! I strongly recommend. One word: Chupacabra!

    • Cath

      Carol!  I love your blog!  Thanks for stopping by and commenting!