If you are interested in writing – in any shape or form – then you would know that the search for The Annual Top 10 Writing Blogs is on.
Currently, people on Write to Done, and by people I mean Mary Jaksch and Leo Babauta are doing their best to encourage raging fans to come forward and nominate their favourite writing blogs.
Unfortunately, I can’t nominate my favourite one – and no its not Writing Happiness, although I am quite partial to it. It is Write to Done itself – too bad it can’t win or can it? hmm – I am pretty sure you can’t nominate a blog that is running the competition.
Anyway, there are plenty of other amazing writing blogs so I am compiling my own list and telling you why.
Of course, it is a matter of personal taste and interest, your choices would be different if you are more into creative or freelance writing. But I want these 10 writing blogs to win. In no particular order …
1. Jeff Goins of Jeff Goins Writer
I love this blog because Jeff writes from the heart and is ubber inspirational. Great. Stuff. Always.
2. Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad
Sean, by his own admission, has gone from a struggling freelance writer to a place where he is now an authority on how to build your own writing business.
His advice is practical and he tells it like it is. I am especially impressed with his direction and work ethic. That really resonates with my values. On top of it, he is a great guy.
3. Oni of Young Pre Pro
I came to know about Oni when I started looking into guest posting. And he has a wealth of information to share in this area plus tips on writing for money.
He probably won’t remember but I had a brief exchange of emails once where he very kindly and patiently replied to my long list of questions that most big bloggers shy away from. That converted me.
Did I mention he is almost half my age?
4. Melissa Donovan of Writing Forward
Could you follow any grammar blog?
Yes you could and you should – Melissa’s is fantastic. Plus she writes about other cool stuff as well such as craft and genres and what not. Highly recommended.
5. Judy Dunn of Cats Eye Writer
This blog is a pleasure to read. Delightful mix of writing and blogging advice. Well done, Judy.
6. Suzannah of Write it Sideways
Suzannah writes about writing fiction. Although, not one of my goals for the moment, I still read hers because much of what she writes about also applies to other forms. Plus, she is an extremely nice person.
7. Marya of Writing Happiness
err … this is me. I think I should win, what do you think?
Now on to the heavy weights …
8. Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn
No introductions about her are necessary. She is the go-to person for self publishing, establishing your online author’s platform, and all things writing. Must read for people who have a book in them.
9. Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing
One cool lady. Very savvy when it comes to freelance writing work – her tips are always spot on.
10. Linda F & Diana B of The Renegade Writer
Queens of freelance. Enough said.
James Chartrand of Men with Pens
If these guys (or gals) win, should copyblogger win too? Shouldn’t these guys be judging instead of running? Come on, give it to upcoming bloggers who need this for so many reasons.
Nominate Writing Happiness as your favourite Top 10 Writing Blog for 2011
A big thank you to those of you who already nominated Writing Happiness. Thank you so much, I can’t even put that in words.
If you haven’t voted for anyone, and if I haven’t killed any chance already by pointing you towards these fantastic bloggers, do nominate me. It would mean a lot.
Go here and leave a comment with your choice (me!) and your reason (how fantastic I am!)
Have a great day every one. And happy reading!
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