12 Most Enjoyable Blogs by Women

12 Most Enjoyable Blogs by Women

Since starting my blog, Empty House, Full Mind, in August of 2011, I have read hundreds of other blogs by women — and there are some terrific ones out there. My preference for personal blogs is well-written, not too long posts with a unique author’s voice that says “this is me.” For a how-to or recipe blog, I like useful information shared in an easily accessible way with great photos.

Here are some of the blogs written by women that I enjoy the most.

1. Grown and Flown

This is a well-written blog about midlife by two women who are friends. Easy to read, relevant topics, this blog is of particular interest to those of us who are at midlife and have teens/grown kids.

2. The V Spot Blog

I found this blog when I met its author at a girl’s-night-out in my neighborhood. What a great introduction that was! This blogger is sort of a cross between Martha Stewart and Erma Bombeck — she crafts, she’s funny, she’s honest, and she shares her life with her readers, warts and all. With nearly 2000 Google friends and 2000 Facebook fans, this woman knows what she’s doing… and it shows.

3. Word Nerd Speaks

A few months ago I joined a blogging group on Facebook called GBE2. Our fearless leader is the author of this blog, where she talks about writing, blogging, current events, her life… whatever strikes her fancy. She also provides prompts for our group each week, inspiring us to write more, think harder, and push ourselves.

4. Confessions of a Fat Girl

Funny, clever, honest and entertaining, this blog is a new one on my rotation but it’s always a treat to read. From personal confessions to cures for the hiccups, she never fails to hold my attention.

5. The View From Midlife

Every time I read this blog I feel like the author is saying what I’m thinking or feeling. Her words are genuine, her posts are concise and readable — you can hear her voice clearly. A mom at midlife, she speaks from her heart.

6. The Gypsy Nester

Ok, technically this is written by a husband and wife, but I wanted to include it anyway. This couple decided to sell everything and travel the world after their children left home, and they are sharing their experiences with their readers. You can live vicariously through their words and (fabulous) photos.

7. Housekaboodle

Another recent addition to my list of favorites, Housekaboodle is all about real estate and interior design — and it’s fabulous! Amazing pictures of homes for sale across the country, plus beautiful interiors to drool over, this site is a home design addict’s dream. I predict this blog is on a path to big numbers.

8. The Mouthy Housewives

The Mommy Bloggers are a huge, big, gigantic phenomenon. They are everywhere, and most of them take themselves very seriously. Not these women. An advice column with a great big wink, the four women who run this blog are very, very funny and sharp as tacks. I’m always glad when they pop up on blogher.com with another post.

9. Kalyn’s Kitchen

I was introduced to this blog by a friend who lost nearly 75 pounds, helped along by recipes he found on this website. Everything I’ve made that I’ve found here has been delicious. Following the basic premise of the South Beach Diet, Kalyn’s Kitchen creates recipes that anyone will enjoy, dieting or not.

10. The Succulent Wife

This life-style blog is packed with great ideas for cooking, home maintenance, travel, gifts… you name it. Lots to read and lots to learn about.

11. Over 50, Feeling 40

What’s great about this blog is that the author shares not only about her life in San Antonio, but the fabulous fashion finds she picks up for herself. She posts photos of what she’s wearing, along with where the items were purchased and how much they cost (not very much!), and she always looks so put-together. She’s a great example for women over 40 of how to dress well for very little money.

12. Margie Clayman

For a thoughtful and entertaining blog about blogging and all that’s involved with social media, this is the place to go.

Which women are you following via social media? Which blogs by women do you find especially interesting? Share yours so we can all discover new voices.

Featured image licensed via Creative Commons.


 

Sharon Greenthal

http://emptyhousefullmind.com

Sharon Greenthal is a former stay-at-home mom, now empty-nester. She lives in Orange County, CA with her husband Peter and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Her two children are away at college. Sharon blogs about her observations the world around her, from the important to the inconsequential.

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42 comments
SimplyStephanie
SimplyStephanie

simplystephaniesblog.weebly.com

Come check out my blog as i'm preparing for marriage and all the silly-ness, excitement and stress along the way!

cestgigi
cestgigi

I am hooked on writing. It's like smoking. As soon as I'm done with a post, I'm thinking about the next one, and worried sick inspiration won't rear its Medusa head, swarming with snakes. Lady Gaga should channel her.

If sitting is the new smoking, then writing is the new sitting. Or some such. Anyone who thinks you can't do one or both or all three, hasn't watched an old movie about a novelist, furiously typing and perforce sitting, a cigarette hanging from his lips. Those were the days!


I'm gonna take a break and check some of these out- Anyone got a light?

Nadia2009
Nadia2009

thank you for the recommendations. I love  The Mouthy Housewives one. 

I have recently become a recurring guest on my friend’s blog but just been offered my own spot.

We are definitely not taking ourselves too seriously and enjoying what we like most....

Nadia

http://www.design-closeup.com/

Towandagal
Towandagal

Thank You for this list. Last Spring I set up my Website and began blogging. My website is  Towandatude.com I have been looking for blogs to read featuring women like myself, over 50, empty nest, etc. Thank You !

JacinthaCanary
JacinthaCanary

Thank you for introducing us to these great blog posts . I have now decide to put a little bit more personality into my blog . 

Kelly at Try New Things
Kelly at Try New Things

I have now subscribed to three of these blogs that you listed here so thank you.

I am a midlife blogger writing about early retirement, personal development, travel and me! I would love to be on your next list.

albali
albali

great list! specially the last blog is very nice

Alba

www.macondoartisans.com

Lacey
Lacey

A friend of mine has just started blogging, and she's great!  You should definitely check out her blog! www.factorfiction5678.blogspot.com

MyThirdChakra
MyThirdChakra

Thank you for the recommendations. I've just started blogging @ www.miraclemadness.com. Sometimes we women take ourselves a little too seriously, so I try to add a touch of humor. I'll certainly be checking out the blogs on your list.

Moder Woman UK
Moder Woman UK

Hi everybody!
 I moved in another country a few month ago and the best part of all this is that I have more time to spend doing what i like the most... reading! :) I will totally take a look at this blogs. Few of them really got my attention. 

Can you tell me what do you think about this blog:

http://www.modern-woman.co.uk/

Thank you!

Ann

Nancy
Nancy

Great list and some new blogs to check out.  Hop on over to www.justabackpackandarollie.com  I think my hubby and I are living very similar lives.  We're getting ready to sell everything on ebay and become citizens of the world in our retirement.  I decided to blog about it a year ago.  Life is definitely an adventure.  Maybe this year I'll make your top 12.

I love your sense of fun and great humor! 

IsisJade
IsisJade

I like this list you've come up with. There's definitely a couple here I'll be checking out. Thanks for this list! It's hard to come with great women bloggers these days. :-)

30AEATS
30AEATS

Liking your list as well. I am 30A EATS and a a new empty-nester myself. Eating, writing and traveling like crazy now! Best, Susan

accessoriessusan
accessoriessusan

Thanks for publishing this list. I will be visiting all these blogs today! Susan from Fifty, not Frumpy.

lorijovest
lorijovest

@sharongreenthal So great to meet you at #bloomersparty, even if only for a second! Let's connect via email next week. xo

Word Nerd
Word Nerd

Thanks so much for the wonderful shout out! I'll be sure to take your recommendation and visit the others, too!

ONbySensuva
ONbySensuva

@sharongreenthal @12most @SucculentWife @GrownandFlown @mouthyhousewife What a powerful (super fun!) group!!

dbvickery
dbvickery

I'll pass along in case any of the ladies in my tribe would like to add to their reading list.

Laurel
Laurel

I haven't heard of most of these, but look forwarding to some new entertaining reads.

KarenBice
KarenBice

Will definitely check out this list, Sharon, looks like a great list. Would like to add that one "woman's"  blog that isn't listed that  I've become a big fan of is The Perils of Divorced Pauline.

SanPedroScoop
SanPedroScoop

Yes, thanks for the list...I need to read more blogs and these are some great ones!

30AEATS
30AEATS

Like your list, and follow many. Will be an empty-nester myself this Fall with a Soph at Alabama, and a Fresh at Ga Tech! Opposite end of US from you in the Fl. Panhandle, living on 30A at 30AEATS.com. Nice to find you and follow. :)

Risa
Risa

I'm familiar with some, but will definitely check out the others. Thanks for this!

gypsynester
gypsynester

Wow! Thanks for including us in this amazing list - what an honor to be among these fabulous women.

Kalyn
Kalyn

Thanks so much for including,me; I'm honored to be on the list with so many other interesting blogs.

Pam Lutrell
Pam Lutrell

Sharon, Thank you so much for including me in this list!  It is such an honor!  I cannot wait to spend some time reading the other blogs!  Thank you!

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