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.

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  • http://twitter.com/mike_stelzner Michael A. Stelzner

    Nominations are now open for this year's contest:

    http://www.writingwhitepapers.com/blog/2009/08/

  • http://www.writers-toolkit.co.uk/blog Sue Johnson

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

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    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.

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    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!

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

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