[Beginner - 101] Most Popular Blogs for Women To Follow for Inspiration

While many blogs online are enjoyed by both men and women, there’s no doubt that the majority of men and women have different interests, hobbies, preferences, and needs.

In fact, even the type of news that women and men read is completely different – women are much more likely than men to read news about tornadoes, kidnappings, diseases, and product recalls. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to read content about the Super Bowl, international tensions, immigration issues, and the U.S. economy.

In other words, women read different content than men do. Often reading content that’s actually written by a woman enhances the experience of reading content as a woman.

The following provides a list of some of the most popular blogs written by women for women.

Women's Self-Improvement & Spirituality Blog

Self-improvement is one of the broadest topics out there, and can include everything from learning how to manage your anger, to becoming more self-sufficient, to how to write a college paper.

Spiritually, much like self-improvement, includes blogs that are good for the soul, and provide women with tips on connecting with themselves, others, and the earth, offering inspirational and relatable stories.

Top women bloggers in the far-reaching self-improvement & spirituality categories include:

Gina Trapani – Lifehacker: Gina Trapani is the blogger behind the very famous and popular blog for women, Lifehacker. Lifehacker features blogs on a variety of topics, ranging from how to improve your running to the safety of pumpkin carving tools.

The blog even includes a whole array of posts on technology, such as a post about Google’s Nexus 6 phone, and how to improve your mechanical keyboard. Trapani’s main focus, though, is to give advice on how to improve one’s personality.

As one of the highest paid bloggers in America, Lifehacker is certainly worth following.

Madame Monarch – A Black Girl’s Blues: One of the best blogs for women, Madame Monarch’s blog is a creative, witty, spiritual, and savvy take on sex, love, relationships, poetry, celebrities, adventuring, music and art, and health and wellness.

For women that need a smile, a quick laugh, or some oh-so-true dating advice, A Black Girl’s Blues is the blog to follow.

Women's Fitness Blogs

Women, let’s face it – our bodies are just plain out different than men’s, and reading a men’s fitness journal probably won’t do you much good.

For women looking for fitness and wellness tips, these healthy women have some fabulous advice for you:

Gabrielle Reece – Gabby Reece Fitness Blog: Gabrielle Reece is a fashion model and actress, and professional American volleyball player, too. Today, as a mom of three children, Reece’s volleyball career has taken a backseat to her family, but she’s still as fit as ever.

Her blog on fitness talks about fitness as a lifestyle choice, and provides women with tips on easy ways to get fit, her personal training routine, great healthy recipes for the whole family, how to detox, and more.

Her blog also features a family, children, and marriage section, too.

The Lean Green Bean – “Lindsay:” The Lean Green Bean is a blog that focuses primarily on eating well, although the blog does have a great section on workouts, too.

Whether you want to know how to lift some dumbbells or make a sausage and vegetable egg bake, Lindsay can help.

Amazingly fit herself, this clever and creative blog is inspirational and motivating – just what a woman needs when looking for fitness tips.

Women's Motherhood Blogs

For those women that have children, there is no job more important than being a mother.

However, motherhood isn’t always easy, and reading about other mothers’ experiences, tips, and parenting advice can be relaxing, inspiring, and much-needed.

Two of our favorite motherhood bloggers are:

Girl’s Gone Child – Rebecca Woolf: This adorable blog has more than just a great name and gorgeous images; Rebecca Woolf is a mom of four and a vegetarian who focuses her blog on family life, love, children’s styles and music.

Her blog has some great parenting tips, as well as nutrition advice for kids. She’s even a star of HGTV’s “Child Style with Rebecca Woolf.”

Not Your Average Mom – “Susie”: A 44-year-old mom of seven, a wife, and a full-time blogger. While other mom blogs present a picture-perfect life, Susie’s blog focuses on the more realistic elements of raising seven kids, a.k.a. the chaos.

For moms who have their hands full, you’ll appreciate the frankness and sincerity with which Susie writes. The blog also contains a lot of great not-so-average tips and tricks for crafts and projects, like how to recycle Christmas cards into ornaments or transform a dresser from drab to fab.

There’s even a not-so-average fitness section, which can be great for busy moms who want to stay on top of their health.

Women's Science and Engineering Blogs

Women – including moms, fitness addicts, and those committed to becoming more spiritual – have a lot of to offer the world, and are involved in a number of careers and industries. One industry that is booming with bright female bloggers is that of science and engineering.

For a couple favorite blogs that will give you a chuckle or make your brain grow a bit, check out these two:

Cocktail Party Physics – Jennifer Oullette: Jennifer Oullette’s clever and brilliant blog makes connections between the science of physics and the real world. Her blog is informative and interesting, but also highly readable (even if you’re not a science genius) and entertaining.

Female Science Professor – author unknown: In case the title didn’t give it away, the unknown career of this female blogger is a science professor. Her blog is more than a scientific hotspot, though, – it’s also a great resource for professional females as the blog talks about everything from grant writing to rejecting candidates for a job position.

The Value of Women Bloggers

Women are dominating the Internet.

An infographic published by The Atlantic shows more women than men build and update blogs, follow brands online, follow a celebrity, and have a social networking profile.

If you’re a woman yourself, reading other women’s blogs can provide you with great tips and advice for fitness, being a wife and mother, running a household or a business, and of course, blogging.

The bloggers listed above are just a few of the authors of some of the top blogs for women out there today.

Women bloggers aren’t limited to super moms, either.

Feministing, Wonkette, and Pandagon are three great politically oriented blogs kept by women; Ries’ Pieces is a blog written by Laura Ries, a branding expert; One Woman Marketing provides some great marketing tips, Xeni Jardin keeps a tech culture blog; and Rita McGrath writes for the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.


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