Top 10 Blogs for Writers – The 2008/2009 Winners

By Michael Stelzner

This is the year of the writer! With literally hundreds of nominations pouring in, this year’s 3rd annual competition was intense. The 37 finalists have been carefully examined, with the greatest weight on the quality of their content.  What follows are the top 10 blogs for writers.

If you’re a writer, you’ll find daily doses of inspiration and discovery at these excellent blogs:

  1. Copyblogger: As the undefeated champ, this blog has held the number-one spot for three straight years!  The baby of Brian Clark, this blog keeps winning because of its excellent and educational articles.
  2. Men With Pens: James Chartrand and Harry McLeod are the dynamic duo who continue to deliver rich content and community discussion.
  3. Freelance Writing Jobs: Founded by Deb Ng, this site is the first stop for freelance writers seeking new work and great articles (and it remains a top winner since this contest began).
  4. Write to Done: This blog delivers a steady stream of excellent articles for all writers and is the product of top blogger Leo Babauta.
  5. Confident Writing: Looking for encouragement? Joanna Young will help you take your writing to the next level.
  6. The Renegade Writer: Linda Formichelli and Diana Burell, authors of a book by the same name, help freelance journalists find inspiration.
  7. Remarkable Communication: One part writing, one part marketing and one part selling, this excellent blog by Sonia Simone will help any writer succeed.
  8. Writing Journey: Looking for a great stop on your writing journey? Bob Younce’s blog will refresh and energize you.
  9. Freelance Parent: Two moms, Lorna Doone Brewer and Tamara Berry, provide excellent perspective on writing while balancing time with little ones.
  10. Urban Muse: Susan Johnston covers a wide range of excellent topics that all writers will enjoy.

Congratulations to the winners. Be sure to check out these awesome blogs!

The badge of distinction: If you are a winner, feel free to post the image you see here on your blog and please link back to this page.

Of special note: The top 3 blogs in this contest were within 1 percentage point of each other, making this an exceptionally close race.  I have been impressed at the quantity and quality of blogs for writers that have emerged since we began this contest three years ago.  I encourage all bloggers to take a close look at what the above blogs are doing.

Receive email updates when new articles are posted.


    Wow, this is great post very informative, keep up the good job man, bookmark this!

  • Michael A. Stelzner

    Nominations are now open for this year's contest:

  • Sue Johnson

    Great list of writing resources, thank you. Good luck to everyone!

  • cartenzcrawler

    Nice blog. It makes me motivated to dig more knowledge

  • colonnews24

    Thanks for sharing those blogs. I'm going to visit it for more infos and get some points on how to effectively write a blog.

  • bzuley

    This is wonderful find. It's hard to figure out who's out there doing what. I've started a mission to support novice authors and quality list of blogs is top on the list of needed resources. Thanks!

  • Adam Dilip Mutum

    Thanks for the links. As a budding writer, I have been looking for something like this for a while.

  • angelia110

    <h2 align=”center”>Don't Do For Ugg Boots UK</h2>

    –>If you own a pair of Ugg boots, ugg classic short, be sure to take proper care of them and clean them regularly. With the proper care and cleaning, Uggs can last several years or even a lifetime.

    You love sheepskin footwear and ugg classic because they are comfortable and fashionable. How to keep them looking great? The following are a few tips to help you to know what you don't do for your natural beauty and functionality uggs.

    –>Tip one, don't store your cardy boots ugg in a light place. Because they can bleach in extreme sunlight.

    –>Tip two, ugg boots should not be worn in extremely moist or muddy conditions as moisture can cause problems.

    –>Tip three, don't clean the exterior of? your uggs knightsbridge with a hard brush or cloth at first time dirty.

    –>Tip four, trying not to saturate the sheepskin footwear with water, especially warm or hot water. And don't clean them in a washing machine or dryer, this will cause problems with shrinkage and can adversely change the sheepskin.

    –>Tip five, if need, except specially detergent for sheepskin product, just like classic ugg mini, don't use any wool detergent. Also don't use high concentration cleaning solution.

    –>Some suggestions for you to protect your natural beauty and functionality uggs long periods of time. And also hoping to help you solving your hesitation, spending little time to know more information about ugg boots.

    –>All rights reserved, reprint, please specify source comes from button,ugg knightsbridge boots,cardy boots,ugg tall classic

  • joannewang

    GHD straightener online store,Here at link : . we like to take the hassle out of shopping and bring you professional salon brands at competitive prices. You simply order online from the comfort of your own home and we deliver to your doorstep or workplace. We are official retailers of many professional hair products and hair straighteners and now we are expanding into the beauty and Skin care sector. We stock the hair products range, the amazing new Tourmaline Bespoke Labs hair straighteners and lots of other brands likeGHD Pure Black, GHD Pink, GHD Gold and the popularGHD hair straighteners Rare.
    Hot tags :GHD hair straightener ,ghd straightener,GHD straighteners sale,GHD straightener online store.
    ghd hair straighteners Gold:
    ghd hair straighteners Kiss:

  • angelia110

    <h2 align=”center”>Ugg, Get Thrifty, Get Nifty!</h2>

    As we know Uggs always gets a good reputation for its comfortable and warm. And it is the favorte footwear among most students. Not only its stylish, but also one pair real ugg can save thrifty students much.

    They really look for unique items that never be seen, especially boots and skirts. Sometimes, however, when we see clothing and footwear as a chance to diversify, but find favorite type of ugg boots,which are thrifty, can be difficult.

    Shopping online can really get thrifty as they cost you less but also offer vast styles of ugg boots, specially at website, which can sipport enough styles and colours for the reasonable price. That is the best for students,isn't? Students were extremely proud of that purchase. You really need to go through every single item. Even if it doesn't look good on the photos, you have to try it on because it might look good on you.

    Taking the nifty tips shared by these students and try to wear individual style (and on-the-cheap, to boot) on your own way sometime. They almost wore classic tall uggs with shorts, jeans and skirts with different shapes.That is Uggs, get thrifty, get nifty for you!

    All rights reserved, reprint, please specify source comes from button,ugg knightsbridge boots,cardy boots,ugg tall classic

  • Hard drive recovery

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  • jacob126

    a good writer like a god


  • lisaangelettie

    Have been looking to connect with other writers website owners. This is a great list! Thanks:)

  • Roman Sahakov

    Congratulations to top 10 :D, great post!