A Blog of One's Own - Christine Kane

Here’s the deal:

This is a list of women bloggers. It’s called The W List. (As opposed to The W Hotel – where the music in the elevators is at Abercrombie & Fitch levels.) I’m thrilled to be on this list. (And not in The W Hotel elevator.) I’ve discovered some great blogs in here.

Here’s the skank:

Some people are disgruntled at excluding men from the list. There are comments on other blogs with varying degrees of disgruntledness. I don’t know how to respond. I love men. They rock. There just aren’t any of them on this list.

Here’s my thinking:

I’ve been on tour more than ever this summer. This has prevented me from keeping in touch with the blog world. I haven’t linked out in a while. And I like introducing other blogs to my readers. It’s a good thing to do. So, I’m posting this list. Admittedly, it’s cheating. I am knowingly participating in link vomit to overcompensate for my link lack.

Here’s a few more:

In the spirit of introducing my amazing readers to other bloggers – I’d like to add a few of my own personal favorite women bloggers out there to start things off…

Stephanie Diamond is my hero. Last August, I got to participate in a 4-part teleseminar that she led. It was like having my own personal blog/marketing coach. She gave me tools. She gave me ideas. She is brilliant and marvelously steady in her approach. Her blog is called The Marketing Message Blog.

Tammy Vitale is an artist, sculptor, and blogger. Check out her work and her writing. Her blog is called Women, Art, Life: Weaving it All Together.

I’ve recently discovered Andrea Hess and her fabulous blog: The Empowered Soul. Her writing is intuitive and practical and wise.

Pam Hauser and Grace Scarbrough are two great massage therapists here in Asheville. They’ve updated their site and added a great blog about health issues. Visit them at the Phoenix Massage Blog.

And now, The W List:

45 Things by Anita Bruzzese
A Look at Art & Design: Lisa Mikulski
angiemckaig.com: still a great pair of legs Angie McKaig
Ask Dr. Kirk
The Artsy Asylum
by Susan Reynolds
Back in Skinny Jeans by Stephanie Quilao
Beltway Confidential by Julie Mason
BlogWrite for CEOs Debbie Weil
Biz Growth News by Krishna De
Brain Based Biz by Dr. Robyn McMaster
Brain Based Business by Dr. Ellen Weber
Brand Sizzle Anne Simons
Branding & Marketing Chris Brown
Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk
Build a Solo Practice, LLC by Susan Cartier Liebel
Christine Kane by Christine Kane
CK’s Blog CK (Christina Kerley)
Communication Overtones Kami Huyse
Confident Writing by Joanna Young
Conscious Business by Anne Libby
Conversation Agent Valeria Maltoni
Corporate PR Elizabeth Albrycht
Crazy Aunt Purl by Laurie Perry
Creative Curio by Lauren Marie
Customers Are Always by Maria Palma
Customers Rock! Becky Carroll
CustServ by Meikah David
Debbie Millman by Debbie Millman
Deborah Schultz by Deborah Schultz
Designers Who Blog by Cat Morley
Design Your Life Ellen and Julia Lupton, identical twins
Design Your Writing Life by Lisa Gates
Diary of Claudine Hellmuth Claudine Hellmuth
Diva Marketing Blog Toby Bloomberg
Do It Myself Blog by Glenda Watson Hyatt
Dooce by Heather B. Armstrong
Email Marketing Best Practices Tamara Gielen
Emily Chang – Strategic Designer Emily Chang
Enter the Laughter by Marti Lawrence
Escape Blog by Melissa Petri
Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim
eSoup by Sharon Sarmiento
Essential Keystrokes by Char
Every Dot Connects by Connie Reece
Fish Creek House by GP
Flooring The Consumer CB Whittemore
Forrester’s Marketing Blog: Shar, Charlene, Chloe, Christine Elana, Laura and Lisa
Forward Steps Life Coaching by Thea Westra
Franke James by Franke James
Get Fresh Minds by Katie Konrath
Great Presentations Mean Business by Laura Athavale Fitton
Hey Marci by Marci Alboher
Get Shouty by Katie Chatfield
ifelse by Phu Ly
Illustration Friday Penelope Dullaghan
Inspired Business Growth by Wendy Piersall
Jen McClure’s Ruminations & New Communications Review by Jen McClure
J.T. O’Donnell Career Insights by J.T. O’Donnell
Joyful, Jubilant Learning by Rosa Say
Kinetic Ideas Wendy Maynard
Learned on Women by Andrea Learned
Lindsay Pollak by Lindsay Polla
Live The Power by Karen Lynch
Liz Strauss at Successful Blog by Liz Strauss
Lorelle on WordPress by Lorelle VanFossen
Making Life Work for You by April Groves
Manage to Change by Ann Michael
Management Craft by Lisa Haneberg
Mandarin Design Daily:The MEG Blog Michelle Goodrich
Marketing Roadmaps Susan Getgood
Moda di Magno by Lori Magno
Modite by Rebecca Thorman
molly.com Molly E. Holzschlag
Narrat Assets Karen Hegman
Netdiver Carole Guevin
On My Desk Linzie Hunter
Peace, Love, and Harmony by Kristen Harrell
Presto Vivace Blog Alice Marshall
Priscilla Palmer: Personal Development Demands Success by Priscilla Palmer
Productivity Goal by Carolyn Manning
Purse Lip Square Jaw Anne Galloway
Small Biz Survival by Becky McCray
Small Failures: Sustainability for the Rest of Us Jess Sand
swissmiss Tina Roth Eisenberg
The Brand Dame by Lyn Chamberlin
this is rachelandrew.co.uk Rachel Andrew
Sheriar Designs Mani Sheriar
Spacey Gracey Review & TrueGritz by Grayson Daughters
Spare Change Nedra Kline Weinreich
StealthMode by Francine Hardaway
Talk It Up Heidi Miller
Tech Kitten by Trisha Miller
The Blog Angel by Claire Raikes
The Engaging Brand by Anna Farmery
The Floozy Blog by Kate Coote
The Kiss Business Too by Karin H.
The Origin of Brands Laura Ries
The Parody by Sasha Manuel
The Podcast Sisters by Krishna De, Anna Farmery and Heather Gorringe
Veerle’s blog 2.0 Veerle
Water Cooler Wisdom by Alexandra Levit
Wealth Strategy Secrets by Nicola Cairncross
What’s Next Blog B L Ochman
That’s What She Said by Julie Elgar
Versa Creations by Vivienne
Ypulse by Anastasia Goodstein

25 COMMENTS ADD A COMMENT
  • Becky Carroll

    Christine, thank you for keeping this list going. It has been great fun to “meet” other women bloggers from around the world. You truly rock!

  • Anne Libby

    Christine, I’m one of the grateful women who you’ve sent a few people over to visit. Thanks so much.

    I love your blog, and look forward to hearing your music!

    Be well.

  • Christine Kane

    hi all – thanks for the notes, and all the additional blog references. i’ve heard from some of the women on this list – all very grateful to get the traffic to their sites!

  • Andrea Hess

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for this beautiful list, and for including me on it! I am honored!
    Blessings,
    Andrea Hess

  • Tammy Vitale

    Hi Christine! Thanks for including me! I love these links – I always find someone that I connect with long term (I do believe you came in on the original Z List). 7th Sister is right – I did start a W List, but that was for creatives. This W List (which has given me a shout out for the original idea)is marketing. As for only women – Karen is right. There is a certain energy. Come on guys – tell me you don’t still have a guys’ night out! I consider this girls’ day out. It all levels out. hugs.

  • Brian Clark

    This list rocks, and thank goodness no men are on it.

    It’s so predictable that people will complain about everything that’s it actually more remarkable when they don’t. 🙂

  • zach

    very interesting list of links there. not all of them are to my taste, but there’s a number that I might have to take another look or three at. nice, and thanks.

  • seventh sister

    This list has really morphed. I think Tammy started it. Here is what it looked like in December:

    California Fever
    Gobulous Hottie Bloggers
    Wings of the Morning
    Tuff Toe-Nail
    Be Alive, Believe, Be You
    The Viral Garden
    Looking Beyond the Cracked Window
    Aphra Behn – Danger of eClectic shock
    The New Charm School
    Taexalia
    Creative Every Day
    Methaphor Bling
    Simply Wait
    Jana’s Journey
    Tinker Art
    Art In the Garage
    Thick Paint
    MollyGordon Authentic Promotion
    Christine Kane
    Guilty with an Explanation
    Shimoda’s Dream

  • Mackie

    What a great list…and such creative names! I’m anxious to work my way through them all.

  • Mindi

    Thanks for the list! I’ve been looking for more inspiration!

  • dezann

    Wow! Going to spend some time getting acquainted. Thanks Christine!:)

  • Chickiepam

    Hi Christine!
    I always love your posts. I have been to many of the links you have mentioned in the past, and always they have been perfect for what I’ve been needing/wanting at that time. Thank you so much! Now, I’ll have to go check out a few of these.

    Thank you so very much for the honorable mention! My first thought was that since we’ve just re-done our website and started over with our blogging….there’s not much there! AAaacccckkkk! So I posted a new blog immediately…and then I came back here to thank you.

    I’ve just found a way to hear about interesting things on the web. It’s http://www.stumbleupon.com. I filled out a survey of my interests and it takes me to websites on stuff that I like. I have to set a timer or I can surf forever!

    Another site that I have recently found that I like is: http://toolgirl.typepad.com/toolgirl/. She has a blog also.

    Thanks again!
    Pam

  • franke james

    Hi Christine,

    So nice of you to help spread the word on the W-list! I was in the audience at SOBcon 2007 and heard you sing — lovely performance.

    Cheers,

    Franke

  • Kathy

    wow – inspirational blogs here! What a list! I’ve been spending this morning exploring and it has been enlightening. Thanks again for broadening our blog horizons 😀

  • Debra Roby

    Yesterday morning I read through the original (I thought) list. Fabulous blogs! I have increased my reader significantly. But your list (even before your additions) is longer. Time to spend another morning finding more great reads. Thanks. This list is just growing and growing…

  • Liz Strauss

    I know that you know that loving one doesn’t take away from another. 🙂

  • lisa

    Congrats for being on the list and thanks for sharing it with us.

  • G’s Cottage

    Looking forward to working through these lists of blogs.

  • C.B. Whittemoreh

    Christine, thanks for promoting this wonderful list of talented women. It’s an honor to be included – and your additions are right on! I’ve heard and read so much about you [including Mack’s case study], and regret not having been able to make it to SobCon to hear you in person.

  • Rebecca Thorman

    Thank you for spreading the list Christine! I’ve heard good things about you from Scot Herrick – Cube Rules/Ten Keyboards and am looking forward to reading your future posts.

    As far as men goes, when I posted the “W list” recently I also posted a “M list” right below it for men who blog 🙂

  • elaine1

    Thank you for sharing this list with us this has really opened up new and inspiring areas for me.

  • Char

    Christine – you did a wonderful job presenting this list. And if I haven’t told you before, I love your new blog design – beautiful!

  • Caren

    Wow, what a long list! Just wanted to chime in to say I love Tammy Vitale’s blog (of course!) and also recently found Andrea Hess – she *is* wonderful.

    I lead a women’s drum circle, and that circle is SO different from a mixed one, the energy is palpably different – I’m keeping this one like it is! It’s vital for me to connect with women in that way.

  • Susan Cartier Liebel

    Christine, There is nothing wrong with spreading a litle love. I would never have found such interesting women if not for their blogs and spreading the word. Thanks for keeping it going with your special take on the whole list.

  • Anna Farmery

    Christine – I love this list, I have found so many new great writers and not necessarily in areas that I would have looked for…isn’t that the best part of blogging!

    I am over in LA late September/early Oct, looked to see if you are playing but can only see San Francisco…let me know if you are playing would love to meet you in person.