Sunday, February 14, 2010
There are a lot of blogs out there done by women on a variety of topics. Men, don’t skip over this post, look at this as an opportunity to get a glimpse into the minds of our counterparts. Perhaps you’ll learn something!
I for one highly respect these women, and while I don’t always agree with some ideas shared, I do commend them for taking to the web and building a community to network with.
5. Broadsheet – This witty and well written blog on the Salon.com network covers women interests in lifestyle, politics, news, health, and celebrity gossip. The writing is very intelligent and I’m very impressed with the comments left in some of the posts. Of the more recent posts I highly recommend the hilarious post “1,250,444 ways to please your man.” Sorry guys, threesomes and foursomes are just not the order for the day.
4. Jezebel – I really love this blogs layout, and the articles range from fashion, to self help, to feature articles on people, places, and groups. This is another blog that has an amazing following and most importantly this blog holds no punches. You doubt me? Guys, think girls are all pristine and polite, well guess again, women are human, and the post “How Do You Break The Poop Ice With A New Paramour?” is a great article. Sure you can snicker and laugh at the topic, but she’s talking about a real problem, and not holding back. Definitely give this blog a try!
3. Our Bodies Ourselves – On a more serious note, this blog has information for women regarding motherhood, health, child care, and other body related issues affecting women. This site is a bevy of information and I recommended it to my wife. Men, I definitely recommend you read this site because these are issues that women, in general, feel very strongly about. Educating yourself on these issue would do you some good. I’d recommend an article, but through the the archives, this site just needs to be added to your RSS Feeds, everything is worthwhile.
2. Feministe – I’ve been reading this site for about three weeks now. I have to say hands down that this site makes me think more than some of the other blogs I’ve listed here. The posts are very tightly written, all topics are well formulated, and the comments are a great resource for discussion. This is one of those sites where I truly don’t agree with everything that is written, but I’d be lying if I said I was not intrigued. Great work, great writing, great posts. I highly recommend the post on John Edwards.
1. Feministing – Okay, this may not be the prettiest site out there, but damn if the information isn’t interesting. From the get go you are slapped in the face with the reality of how women are treated and/or thought of in not just our country but the world. This site tackles subjects on the treatment of women the world over. I find it highly encouraging that they are taking the time to also seek out women in specific industries and highlight them, specifically their women of science segment.
So now that you’ve had your fill, I hope to see women responding to these sites in the comments section. Do you have other sites you’d like to see highlighted or reviewed? I look forward to reading all of your comments!
Women are a force to be reckoned with in both business and the blogosphere. In honor of these hardworking and insightful ladies, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 100 Must Read Blogs by Women. You’ll find that with very few exceptions, all of these blogs can be equally enjoyed by men or women. They are all written with an engaging, unique voice that they bring to their subject matter. Some of the names you will recognize and some you may be seeing for the first time.
Did I miss your favorite blog? Leave a comment and let me know
News and Politics
1. Michelle Malkin http://michellemalkin.com/
Politically conservative award-winning powerhouse blogger.
2. Feministe http://www.feministe.us/blog/
A collaborative blog that discusses feminism in a smart, educated, and often humorous way.
3. Momocrats http://momocrats.typepad.com/
Another collaborative blog of Democrat mothers “Raising the Next Generation of Blue”
4. Ann Coulter http://www.anncoulter.com/
Love her or hate her, Coulter is provocative. One of the most outspoken (and notorious) conservative writers in the country.
5. American Princess http://americanprincessblog.com/
She’s a 25-year-old overeducated, overopinionated libertarian conservative, relapsed Catholic, technogeek, crunchy con and…?
6. Pamela Gentry http://blogs.bet.com/news/pamela/
Even though Pamela is blogging for the BET network (as opposed to blogging independently), her posts contain much of her personality, smart analysis, and the much-needed policial perspective of a black woman.
7. Suzie-Q http://suzieqq.wordpress.com/
Politics and rock n’ roll.
8. Citizen Jane http://www.citizenjanepolitics.com/
Patricia Murphy worked on Capitol Hill for 9 years and knows how hard it is to be heard as a woman in the political sphere.
9. The Little Pink Clubhouse http://strategerie.wordpress.com/
Two women contribute their liberal views on current events. Nice, clean blog.
10. Taylor Marsh http://www.taylormarsh.com/
Taylor Marsh is a political analyst, insightful journalist, and talk radio personality who tackles provocative, complex and controversial issues.
11. Girl With Pen http://girlwpen.com/
Another collaborative effort by a group of women who are “bridging feminist research with popular reality.”
12. Feministing http://feministing.com/
Smart, feminist perspectives on social and political issues.
13. Confessions of a Closet Republican http://republicaninthearts.blogspot.com/
A working actress, writer, and artist who is also a somewhat-moderate Republican.
14. Arianna Huffington http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington
The Queen of Liberal Blogging.
Health & Fitness
15. MizFit http://mizfitonline.com/
Runs a boutique personal training studio focusing on one-on-one lifestyle education and blogs about everything fitness.
16. Fit Bottomed Girls http://fitbottomedgirls.blogspot.com/
two regular girls share their trials, tribulations and adventures in staying fit to help you know what’s good and what’s whack when it comes to working out.
17. Training for a Half http://trainingforahalf.blogspot.com/
Dedicated runner who started the blog to document training for a half marathon details her workouts and adventures in long-distance running.
18. Run Like a Girl http://run-likeagirl.blogspot.com/
Sharing thoughts on running as well as family, friends, career and more.
19. The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl http://www.dietgirl.org/
Shauna Reid is an Austrailian living in Scotland. In 2008 she weighed 351 lbs. and lost over half her body weight through diet and exercise. She’s also a published author and highly entertaining blogger.
20. The Great Fitness Experiment http://thegreatfitnessexperiment.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Hilton Andersen experiments with all kinds of health and fitness products and concepts and then blogs about them.
21. The F Word http://the-f-word.org/blog/
Rachel Richardson is a 29-year-old writer and award-winning journalist. She is doing her graduate work specifically on American food culture and the social history of food-related disorders.
22. Everything Yoga http://www.itsallaboutyoga.com/
Diane Cesa is a professional yoga instructor and therapist who discusses everything yoga.
23. The Blog that Ate Manhattan http://theblogthatatemanhattan.blogspot.com/
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Polaneczky, MD practices medicine, cooks and waxes prolific in NYC.
24. Everything Health http://healthwise-everythinghealth.blogspot.com/
Dr. Toni Brayer, MD addresses the rapid changes in Science, Medicine, Health and Healing in the 21st Century.
25. A Sizeable Apple http://www.asizableapple.com/
A Sizable Apple discusses well-being in smaller, more manageable steps.
26. Iron Maven http://ironmaven.blogspot.com/
Tracy Fober is a physical therapist who specializes in physical health and athletic performance. Her goal is to educate coaches, athletes, parents and other physical therapists on the appropriate application of resistance training techniques for health and performance.
27. Workout Mommy http://workoutmommy.com/
She’s a certified personal trainer with NASM, fitness junkie, and mom.
28. Fitness Fixation http://www.fitnessfixation.com/
She encourages you to “unleash your inner badass.”
29. Health Bolt http://www.healthbolt.net/
Written by Liz Lewis. “It Ain’t Your Mama’s Health Blog.”
Business & Technology
30. Successful Blog http://www.successful-blog.com/
Liz Strauss works with businesses, universities, and individuals on their products and social web strategies. She has worked over 20 years in print, software, and online publishing, and has worked with entrepreneurs, small businesses, companies in crisis, and corporate giants.
31. Emily Chang http://www.emilychang.com/go/ehub/
Emily Chang is an award-winning strategic designer and co-founder and principal of Ideacodes.com, a web consultancy in San Francisco that focuses on the design and user experience of next generation websites, social applications and networked communities.
32. Women On Business http://womenonbusiness.com/
A collaborative blog by business women on a wide berth of business-related topics.
33. Brazen Careerist http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/
Penelope Trunk is the founder of 3 startups — most recently, Brazen Careerist, a web service to help companies find candidates. Her career advice appears in more than 200 newspapers and magazines including Time magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe. In a review of this blog, Business Week called Penelope’s writing “poetic.”
34. Lipsticking http://www.lipsticking.com/
A group of women bloggers write on how to market to women online.
35. Horse Pig Cow http://www.horsepigcow.com/
Tara Hunt is an internet marketing professional, author, and prolific blogger.
Susan Mellot is a coder, analyst, web guru and self proclaimed ‘geek’ writing about her adventures in Web 2.0.
37. Escape From Corporate America http://escapefromcorporateamerica.blogspot.com/
Laurel Delaney writes the blog Escape from Corporate America and authored an article by the same name. Escape From Corporate America chronicles the reasons why women are abandoning big companies to strike out on their own.
38. Money Wise Women http://www.moneywisewomenblog.net/
Several business women contribute regularly to this blog about money management.
39. Geek Girlfriends http://geekgirlfriends.com/
A Guide to Technology from the author of How to Be a Geek Goddess.
40. She Takes on the World http://www.shetakesontheworld.com/
Natalie McNeil is an entrepreneur with style.
Fashion, Beauty & Design
41. Go Fug Yourself http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/
Celebrity fashion critique by two of the snarkiest women ever to blog.
42. Fashion, evolved. http://www.evolvedfashion.com/
A style blog for the eco snob. Focuses on sustainable, ethical, organic, and vintage fashion.
43. The Organic Beauty Expert http://theorganicbeautyexpert.typepad.com/
Andrea Kane is a licensed aesthetician and writer who reviews thousands of organic and natural health and beauty products every year.
44. 55 Secret Street http://55secretstreet.typepad.com/
Nichelle Gainer is a freelance beauty and entertainment writer who has written for magazines and websites including GQ, InStyle, Glamour, Honey, Self, Fitness, The Knot.com and Essence.com.
45. Paint It Noir http://paintitnoir.blogspot.com/
Art. Fashion. Culture. Life. Sanity.
46. Fashionologie http://www.fashionologie.com/
Fashionologie is the musings of a twenty-something American girl who wishes she could have a Freaky Friday incident and switch bodies with Carine Roitfeld.
47. Girl Woman Beauty Brains http://www.girl-woman-beauty-brains-blog.com/
This daughter-mother team stays plugged-in so you don’t have to. They track and test beauty products and fashion trends without any ulterior motives and without regard to brand influences.
48. Spoiled Pretty http://www.spoiledpretty.blogspot.com/
Beauty Buff. Cosmetics Connoisseur. Makeup Master. She selflessly tests beauty products and writes about their shortcomings and virtues…all to save you time and money.
49. Style Bubble http://stylebubble.typepad.com/
Smart girl, high style.
50. Style Me Pretty http://www.stylemepretty.com/
Abby Larson writes about all things beautiful. All things wedding
51. Habitually Chic http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/
Written by a stylish young woman living in New York City and working as an interior designer.
52. Debutante Clothing http://debutanteclothing.com/
Sandra Mendoza-Daly is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer with a blog that emphasizes the joys of vintage fashion.
53. Remodelista http://www.remodelista.com/
Stark but style infused blog written by three friends who are all obsessed with interior design.
Lifestyle & Entertainment
54. Smart Bitches. Trashy Books. http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php
A highly entertaining blog written by two friends who mercilessly review romance novels.
55. Indiefixx http://indiefixx.com
Jen Wallace writes an enormous blog which is dedicated to featuring the very best in independent designers and DIY business owners.
A fun, clean celebrity gossip site.
A fun and eclectic blog that features the author’s own recipes and gorgeous photos of her culinary creations.
58. Sex Lies Dating http://www.sex-lies-dating.com/
A 38 yr old single girl in NYC who dates a lot.
59. Garden Rant http://www.gardenrant.com/
Uprooting the gardening world.
60. Jessica Claire http://www.jessicaclaire.net/
Gorgeous photo blog of professional photographer Jessica Claire.
61. Amy Stein http://amysteinphoto.blogspot.com/
Fine art photographer and NYC teacher Amy Stein writes on all kinds of interesting urban and artistic topics.
62. Artblog http://www.THEartblog.org
Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof write about art in NYC.
63. Vintage Inspired Living http://heatherbullard.typepad.com/
Heather Bullard writes a vintage decorating and antique collecting blog which includes hundreds of gorgeous photos.
64. Smitten Kitchen http://smittenkitchen.com/
When she’s not prattling on about galley and grub, Deb is a freelance writer covering topics from technology to the daily grind, and freelance photographer with a focus on travel and, of course, food.
65. My Marrakesh http://www.moroccanmaryam.typepad.com/
Maryam is an american human rights and democracy specialist and writer living in Morocco. She also produces a podcast by the same name.
66. The Homesick Texan http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/
She’s a native Texan living in NYC, writing about her love of Tex-Mex food and taking beautiful photos of the dishes she creates.
67. Ms. Adventures in Italy http://www.msadventuresinitaly.com/blog/
Sara Rosso, former Silicon Valley resident, picked up and moved to Italy where she works as a full-time digital strategist and blogs about cooking, exploring and tasting new specialties in and around Italy.
68. Shelterrific http://www.shelterrific.com/?pg=1
Founder Angela Matusik, frustrated by the economics of traditional print media, decided to take publishing matters into her own hands.
69. Earth to Holly http://earthtoholly.com/
Seeking peace through photography, nature, dogs and good karma.
70. The Bloggess http://thebloggess.com
Respectable columnist for the Houston Chronicle by day, acerbic and hilarious blogger by night.
71. Bundlepanties http://bundledpanties.wordpress.com
A Special Educator and a Mover and Shaker.
72. Ms. Single Mama http://mssinglemama.com/
A 29 year old, divorced single mom who blogs on dating, single parenthood, and other fun topics. Her site features a video blog, too!
73. Raisin Toast http://raisintoast.typepad.com/
Susan is a web designer, artist and patriot. She blogs on everything from cooking to Photoshop.
74. The Q Speaks http://www.theqspeaks.com
The Q writes about politics, religion, and other important (and not so important) topics with reckless abandon.
75. As I Was Saying http://www.asiwassaying.com/
Teacher, graduate student, and NYC resident, she writes hilarious commentary about her life and accompanies her posts with bizarre photo-shopped pictures.
76. The Pioneer Woman http://thepioneerwoman.com/
This 30-something mother of four boys lives on a ranch, takes amazing photos, and writes about her adventures. She claims to channel Ethel Merman and Lucille Ball.
77. Jenny on the Spot http://www.jennyonthespot.com/
Adorable eclectic blogger and Renaissance Woman.
78. House on a Hill http://houseonahill.net/
Attorney Connie Veneracion is powered by Apple, Canon, Nicotine and Coffee.
79. Bunny Glitter http://www.bunnyglitter.com
Two women who live a thousand miles apart confer with one another in a mutually weird way.
80. I Am Bossy http://www.iambossy.com/
Georgia Getz is an acclaimed essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and director. No wait - that’s Nora Ephron. But Georgia Getz dreamed of one day becoming these things and more - just as soon as she finished college. At the age of thirty-five.
81. Attack of the Redneck Mommy http://theredneckmommy.com/
Once upon a time, in a far away land (known as CANADA) there was a skinny blonde girl with knobby knees and a big dream. Her name was Tanis Miller but her friends called her T. Unlike other little girls who dreamed of becoming princesses or gold diggers or rock stars, this little girl had bigger plans. She dreamed of global domination. This blog is the first step in that direction.
82. Melia Lore http://melialore.com/
Melia writes under a ficticious name because she can. She’s a 30-something, sometimes “work from home,” student mom of 4 (or is that 400?) kids, and a few animals thrown in for good measure. Lots of issues, lots of humor, will be a writer someday if it kills her.
83. Dooce http://dooce.com/
Heather B. Armstrong, a former web designer, now is a full time professional blogger with an attitude.
84. A Hippy Chick http://ahippychick.com/
Rachel is a crazy chick who doesn’t do anything the right way.
Environment and Green Living
85. Big Green Purse http://greenwoman.typepad.com/biggreenpurse/
Written by eco-maven Diane MacEachern an author, entrepreneur, and environmentalist who champions the power of women in the marketplace.
86. Eco-Chick http://eco-chick.com/
Created by Starre Vartan, author, graduate student, and environmentalist, this blog covers all areas of eco-living for the modern woman.
87. Victoria Everman http://victoria-e.com/
Victoria Everman is a freelance writer, life-long model, on-camera personality, public speaker, official U.S. spokesperson for Twice Shy Clothing. She writes on all things eco.
88. One Green Generation http://1greengeneration.elementsintime.com/
A blog that encourages local living and economy among other environmental topics.
89. La Marguerite http://lamarguerite.wordpress.com/
An environmental blog, focused on behavioral solutions to climate change and other sustainability issues.
90. Fake Plastic Fish http://www.fakeplasticfish.com/
Beth Terry writes about alternatives to plastic and sustainable living.
Smart discussion of the latest science and news on toxins in your food, water, and air, and what government agencies should be doing to protect public health.
92. The Alternative Consumer http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/
The Alternative Consumer provides a unique, upbeat perspective — eco news, green product reviews and useful info for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.
93. Fig + Sage http://www.figandsage.com/
Two sisters discover and share stylish, eco-fresh finds and provide honest reviews of organic and natural products for body, baby, home, pet and more. (A gem if you’re looking for organic beauty and/or baby products!).
94. Climate of Our Future http://climateofourfuture.org/
Climate of Our Future is a blog meant to open a discussion of global climate change by providing articles, resources and opinions that provoke our readers to thought and action. We’ll attempt to describe how our world’s climate is changing, what’s causing it, and how we can correct it.
95. Endangered Species http://endangeredspaces.blogspot.com/
Endangered Spaces is a blog about our mother, the Earth, and steps we may take to be a force for positive change.
96. Goal for the Green http://goalforthegreen.com/
Para-education and Green Living Information.
97. Green as Thistle http://greenasathistle.com/
Toronto based journalist writes her own personal blog about green living.
98. The Crunchy Chicken http://www.thecrunchychicken.com/
She puts the “mental” in “Environmental.”
99. Everydaytrash http://everydaytrash.com/
Leila Darabi, a Brooklyn-based journalist and nonprofiteer writes a blog that examines the art and politics of the world through the lens of garbage.
100. Urban Ecoist http://www.urbanecoist.com/
Urban Ecoist is one blogger’s attempt to document, examine, and explore the myriad ways an ecologically minded urbanite can reduce her impact on the world around her, while maintaining a comfortable way of life.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I don’t know her much...still remember the childish innocent smile on her face...
Banaras Hindu University the place where I learned countless lessons of my life...there i met this girl...who is a synonym to life...whom whenever i remember i recall the smile which can flower many hearts. Today i confess that I was jealous of her...the way she stole my best friend Raunak... and stole me as well...
Sowmita...my friend’s friend...my favourite junior’s best buddy...the two people who matter in my life the most during my graduation were raunak and pragyna...and today I got hurt coz she left them inhumanely how dare she do that to them, to me...to everyone who love her...how unkind of her...
Sowmita, you made me realize how important raunak is for me...i’ll never forget the way you really taught me that one should care about his /her friends...though u never taught me with a stick in your hand...but the way raunak and you created a bond i learnt the way of MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIP.
I know how helpless one is who really want to be with her loved one, I know how it is all about... coz when u lose some one then only you realize his/her importance in your life.
True are the words which says, ask the person the value of life who is about to lose it.
The way she ran towards me with that chocolate pastry, her lips showing that she already have tasted the pastry... the way she offered me to have a bite of that already eaten pastry that flawless innocence...i remember the child ...in her....still remember and tears rolled down my cheek to hurt them make them wet...
I lost maa...I know how cruel almighty can be...when he likes a person he just snatch him/her away from you, not even think for a second time about the person who will live like dead bodies after those people.
God is just selfish...and no one understand better than those people who have lost someone coz of him.
Death is inevitable truth but sometimes the gangster whom we call lord of heaven... just play so unfair.
We love you sowmita and we will always love you, we will let u live the life through our breaths...see the dreams through our eyes...taste the happiness through our feelings...
We the people whom you have showed the way to smile, to live life ...to love our friends and to help them out in all ways and stand by them always, promise you to make you live through our smiles...
To you for you!!
We love you
(on behalf of All Friends from BHU)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Let me take you through that journey ..As part of our orientation programme for MBA at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies , Pune i was part of a business exercise in which we were in groups of two and had to find a job for one day within a given periphery i.e Kalyaninagar till KP .. without a penny in my pocket ...
At 10 am sharp we were set free ..on our own .. myself neha and my buddy deepak embarked on our path of finding our worth in the market !
There are people who genuinely help you sail through is the first lesson i learnt ..but you have got to have the third eye to catch and hold on to the opportunity .. it was with Maj Mehta who willingly gave us a lift till our destination Kalyaninagar .. we thereafter went to about 5 places asking for a days employment ..but it being a Sunday a busy - busy day there were point blank refusals ,,ofcourse who wants to lose the customers ..
but if there are problems there ought to be solutions all one requires is POSITIVE ATTITUDE plus PERSEVERANCE is the fact that stands tall.
Finally we convinced the sales manager Mr. Sachin Tayade @ Archies gallery ,Adlabs Mall . Every task has it pressure points which have got to be identified .. and here it was identifying the customers who were there to actually buy the stuff..
One thing which i believe is to be done first and foremost is to strike a chord with the employees ,, and yes with the employee i mean even the guard at the door ,,everyone commands respect --a biggg lesson surely !
We then proceeded to understand the domain ,,afterall domain expertise holds an upperhand .. after a few rounds and interaction with the employees we got a fair idea of the work scenario. It soon seemed like a second home ..We managed to be a part of the team and get across a lot of sales ..it was a great insight provided by Ms Florence at the help desk ..which helped us getting to know the tricks of the trade .
Suddenly we realized that it was 2 pm ,,we were dead hungry ..but not complaining for the first time !! All thanks to the kind manager who arranged for a sumptuous lunch for us ..we were back with a BANG ! Ready ,,afresh to attend the customers with a pleasant smile .
Worked for another 2 hrs and looked at the watch ,,it was already the time to leave .. our next target destination was Post 91 .. It was goodbye time ,,before leaving we gave a few humble suggestions to improve the sales in terms of visual merchandising. Surprisingly we got 200 bucks ,,we never asked for it at the time of joining ..Then we set to KP ,, again taking lift we reached and met our mentor and our other batchmates to share the experiences over a cup of coffee !!!!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom,
my Father, let my country awake
( GUEST WRITING:Our inspiration)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Its my heart which beated first, and so had that flame;
Its not you who came for a while,and left it knocking,
Its me who was unknown, and ergo felt so shocking;
Its not you who took the first step,
Its me who spoke that first, and then drew back my step;
Its not you who felt bad,
Its me who is happy to set you free, and hence feeling so glad.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Had somebody hurt you?
Just like for his behaviour,
A gruelling dog is beaten by his master.
O soul! Why are you so splenetic?
Had somebody irritated you?
Just like that nursery mistress,
Who screams uselessly at the kinder garden students.
O soul! Why are you so scared?
Had somebody scared you?
Just like an atrocious dream,
That hinders a child’s sleep at night.
O soul! Why are you so anxious?
Had somebody’s thought made you anxious?
Just like a Jinx’s presence in life,
That makes one’s life full of anxiety.
O soul! Why are you all alone?
Had somebody left you all alone?
Just like in autumns,
Leaves shed down leaving the bare branches alone.
Don’t think so much,
Don’t feel so much,
Don’t speak so much,
Just believe in yourself and grab your dream!!