30 best female bloggers #30bestof

In January I announced a monthly series of the 30 best of #30bestof. This will be the first overview in this series. Ladies first, so I will start an overview of the 30 best female bloggers on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

It took me a while to collect a list of great female and male bloggers. Both lists have now more than 30 bloggers so I can choose the best ones. The 30 best Male bloggers will be published in March. First, in alphabetical order, the best female bloggers.

30 best of female bloggers

My idea is to give you new content ideas, inspiration for your bog. Add the ones you like the most to your feedreader or subscribe to the newsletters and get inspiration delivered to you.

Adele Revella

Adele Revella
Adele Revella (@buyerpersona) writes on the Buyers Persona Blog. You probably know what this blog is mostly about… buyer personas.

I think that posts like Are you on first-name terms with your buyer personas? and Marketing lessons from ‘the other’ Adele are great.

Amber Naslund

Amber Naslund
I just love the writing of Amber Naslund on brasstackthinking.com on Facebook on Twitter @ambercadabra.

A great post by Amber Change Is Sexy, Until it Costs.

Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield (@amyporterfield) http://www.amyporterfield.com/ is a social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies.

Amy writes about Facebook, Twitter and blogging like this article, 3 Easy Tips to Drive More Facebook Traffic to Your Website

Ann Handley

Ann Handley writes mostly on MarketingProfs she is also the Chief Content Officer at this website. Ann also has her own website but the posts are more personal and the last post here is from a while ago.

A post of Ann (@marketingprofs) on MarketingProfs Why Instagram Matters to Marketers: Evolving SoLoMo to SoLoMoSto

Brigitte van Tuijl

Brigitte van Tuijl
Brigitte van Tuijl writes her thinking and shares her ideas on brigittevantuijl.com. She helps heart-centered entrepreneurs who want to get unstuck, and find their purpose.

Brigitte (@brigittevant) writes articles like The ONLY thing you have to do to find your purpose

Note: the websites and forum for her program are all build by our company Hannink Online Media.

Catherine Caine

Catherine Cane
Catherine Caine (@catherinecaine) writes on http://cashandjoy.com and has her own typical way of writing, not for everybody.

You probably like this post too 10 lessons every entrepreneur has to learn or The artist and the alchemist talk about Why

Celestine Chua

Celestina Chua
Celestine Chua is the founder of the Personal Excellence blog for people who are passionate about achieving excellence in life.

Her blog is a bit different compared to the other blogs, but Celest (@celestinechua) is doing great things, writes a lot and is building a great community. She connects people in common goals like All-New 21-Day Positivity Challenge for March!! Sign Up Here!! posts with 600 comments!!

Dawn Barclay

Dawn Barclay
Dawn Barclay (@dawnbarclay) writes at Living Moxie and is about living big, bold, brave and creating a life you are passionate about, including what you get paid.

Have you ever thought about quitting? Read this post Knowing When To Quit

Deirdre Breakenridge

Deirdre Breakenridge
Deirdre Breakenridge deirdrebreakenridge.com PR 2.0 strategies is a speaker, author of 5 books and has her own agency.

In this post Deirdre (@dbreakenridge) explains How Evernote Helped Me To Write My Book.

Watch also my expert interview with Deirdre that will be published soon.

Denise Wakeman

Denise Wakeman
Denise Wakeman is great and has plenty of tips to boost your visibility on the web.

Denise (@DeniseWakeman) shares good and practical tips like Easy Video Creation on Facebook [cool tool alert!]

Elizabeth Purvis

Elizabeth Purvis
Elizabeth Purvis (@elizpurvis) writes on http://www.marketinggoddessblog.com/ for women entrepreneurs that want to earn more.

A lot of her posts are directly connected to the services Elizabeth offers, I like this post 3 Tell-Tale Signs That It’s Time To Raise Your Fees.

Fabienne Fredrickson

Fabienne Fredrickson
Fabienne Fredrickson writes on her blog at ClientAttraction. Fabienne writes, talks, creates, coaches, trains on my topic attracting clients. I love the way she does this and combining it with her family.

A great post on content creation by Fabienne (@fabienne), How to create content for your newsletter

Gail Gardner

Gail Gardner
Gail Gardner created a map to grow your business on growmap.com

Gail (@growmap) writes post like Fearless Women on the Internet Plus Exceptional Bloggers and Twitter Influencers for #FollowFriday

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich
Gini Dietrich writes at http://spinsucks.com, professional development for PR and marketing pros.

There are guest blogs on her website and Gini (@ginidietrich) writes a lot of posts herself. Good posts like Seven Tips for Gaining Business from Speaking Engagements, where she shares her experiences and gives valuable tips.

Heidi Miller

Heidi Miller
Heidi Miller (@heidimiller) is zen marketing from a social media junkie on http://www.heidi-miller.com/. Heidi helps you to build passionate communities online.

Great posts like How brands are using Pinterest where you learn about building a community on Pinterest.

Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd
Jane Boyd (@boydjane
) writes over at boydjane.ca about work-life balance. She actively explores how social media intersects with our lives and our work.

When you are stuck read Jane’s post 27 Actions That Will Move Your Life Forward

Kathleen Gage

Kathleen Gage
Kathleen Gage is founder of the Street Smarts Marketing and writes on kathleengage.com. She create information products and helps independent professionals to build informational products.

Kathleen (@kathleengage) does lots of white board videos, where she is in front of a whiteboard explaining a topic like Video Pros and Cons – What’s your take?

Kendall Summerhawk

Kendall Summerhawk
Kendall Summerhawk is all about women entrepreneurs and building a good business. It is about Money, Marketing and Soul. If you are a man and pay attention to your feminine side this is interesting for you too. What I also like is that she creates an audio recording of her posts, so you can download the mp3 and listen to it.

In her blog Kendall (@kendallcoach) has articles like Your Simple, Readiness Checklist For Attracting Higher Paying Clients

Kim Garst

Kim Garst
Kim Garst (@kimgarst) writes about social media and personal branding.

See this post, 10 Simple Ways To Turn Your Followers Into Paying Customers

Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines writes great and informative posts on social media at http://kikolani.com/ (has guest posts). She is famous for her Fetching Friday posts with a large amount of links to great posts on blogging, SEO, social media, freelancing and more

Here a great post by Kristi (@kikolani) about the New Facebook Pages with Timeline Design

Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder
I really love what Laura Roeder http://lauraroeder.com does. She works actively with video and is always launching programs. A very successful lady.

Lately you really have to look for Laura’s (@lkr) posts and there are lots of guest posts. Funny if you watch this video He Who is the Most Consistent Wins where she talks about blogging, sending newsletters to keep your clients informed and up to date.
For me guest posts do not contribute to your consistency.

Laurel Papworth

Laurel Papworth
Laurel Papworth blogs on her website laurelpapworth.com, and has been creating and managing virtual communities for 20 years, teaching social media for the last 5 years.

Laurel (@SilkCharm) writes thorough posts and my guess is that she does a lot of research for posts like Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss
Liz Strauss and various guest bloggers write on the Successful Blog. Liz is a dear friend and she all about teaching and conversation. I love how she gets so many people to have conversations on her blog and Twitter.

Learn from Liz (@LizStrauss) and read the Five Keys to Get People Inside What You Write

Note: I work with Liz on SOBCon Europe June in Amsterdam.

Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor
Lori Taylor blogs on lorirtaylor.com together with Jerry Battiste.

I guess Lori (@lorirtaylor) is busy with her company REV Media Marketing llc since Jerry publishes most of the articles lately.

Lori Ruff

Lori Ruff
Lori Ruff (the LinkedIn Diva) writes on http://www.integratedalliances.com/blog together with Mike O’Neil. Lori writes a lot about LinkedIn as you can imagine (@LinkedInDiva).

She answers questions of readers in the blog like Tips from the LinkedIn Diva: Optimizing your Profile Picture

Mari Smith

Mari Smith
The goddess of Facebook is Mari Smith. I love how she communicates via Twitter and Facebook. Mari publishes about once per week on her blog, and she publishes on Social Media Examiner, Facebook and published two books The New Relationship Marketing and Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.

On Mari’s blog (@marismith) you will find lots of articles on Facebook. This is a post I refer a lot to 120 forms to contact Facebook.

Marie Forleo

Marie Foleo
Love the videos of Mari Forleo, they are funny, informative and good. For me a good example how you can use video to build your brand on the fast track.

One example video by Marie (@marieforleo) “How To Get Customers – Local Business Marketing”

Marsha Collier

Marsha Collier
Marsha Collier (@marshacollier) writes on http://mcollier.blogspot.com/ and occasionally you will find a guest post. She really is a writer more than just posts, Marsha published more than 35 books in the “For Dummies” series and sold over 1 million books.

Marshas’s blog is active with a few posts per week and informative next to all the books, like this post Transaction Problem on eBay or PayPal? Enter Twitter Customer Service: Why It’s Time

Mavis Nong

Mavis Nong
Mavis Nong is all about Attraction Marketing Online – my kind of topic 🙂

Learn important points that Mavis (@MavisNong) learned in How I Went From a Struggling Marketer to a Marketing Rockstar

Naomi Dunford

Naomi Dunford
Naomi Dunford is http://ittybiz.com (@NaomiDunford). She blogs a lot less compared to a year ago, hopefully it all comes back. I love her writing. She has her own style, you love it or hate it. She is really good at copy writing.

Posts like How To Email Your List are informative and fun to read.

Pam Moore

Pam Moore
Pam Moore is a Marketing Nut, and writes about marketing and social media. She posts on her blog and also on social media today.

Pam (@pammktgnut) creates lots of valuable content like 12 Tips to Rock Your Blog This Week!

Pam Slim

Pam Slim
Pam Slim (@pamslim) is the author of the book and blog Escape from Cubicle Nation. It is all about from corporate prisoner to thriving entrepreneur.

Posts like Are you massively wrong about the size of your market? help me to rethink the way I look at the market. How do you follow, potential clients or colleagues?

Dr. Rachna D. Jain

Dr. Rachna D. Jain
Dr. Rachna D. Jain is a specialist in psychology for marketing and writes on Social Media Marketing Strategies.

Rachna Jain is a psychologist by training and social marketer by preference, and has always been fascinated by the interplay of psychology and technology in terms of creating reach and a global presence.

Learn more about what Rachna (@rachnajain) does in this interview with Denise Wakeman Predicting Social Change

Shelly Kramer

Shelly Kramer
Shelly Kramer (@shellykramer) is the Founder and Chief Imagination Officer of V3 Integrated Marketing and Kramer & Co. She, other members of the V3 team and guest bloggers write on http://www.v3im.com/blog/.

Shelly writes about integrated marketing, brand strategies, social media, for example Recent Facebook Emails To Small Businesses Are Research, Not A Scam

Sonia Simone

Sonia Simone
Sonia Simone has her own website remarkable-communication.com but her last posts there are from 2010. She is CMO and co-founder of Copyblogger Media and blogs frequently at copyblogger.com.

Sonia (@soniasimone) writes many great post, really good quality to improve your writing and your blog. Posts like Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your About Page?

Valeria Maltoni

Valeria Maltoni
Conversation Agent by Valeria Maltoni is a blog with quality content on marketing and technology. Book reviews, selection of articles to stipulate a point, forward thinking. Always informative.

An overview of 50 must read blogs by Valeria (@valeriamaltoni).

Look at what Lou Bortone created from this post. A video!

How do you like that 🙂


It was really difficult to make this selection. Some bloggers did not make the list although I like what they wrote, but they are not blogging anymore. No use to show you a blog that is not active.

Then I had to make a selection to keep it on 30 blogs. Come on ladies that was impossible to do. Some blogs had to go, but this is my list. Even though it is more than 30 (+7) it is my list for you. 🙂 You Like?


Do you have any women blogger coming to you via your RSS reader or your inbox that inspire you and is about marketing, social media, entrepreneurship? Share it with us below.

By Erno Hannink

Sparring and accountability partner for entrepreneurs who create sustainable positive impact. Explores decision-making. Shares his insights on this in, articles, books (Dutch), podcast, newsletters, and tools. Has a life mission to reduce social and ecological inequality. Father of two children, husband of M., runs, referee for the national soccer league, and uses stoicism for calm. Lives in the Netherlands. Speaks Dutch, English, and German.


  1. I can imagine it took you a long time to put this together! I see some good friends and some new faces that I’ll be by to check out. Thank you so much for the nice honor, Erno!

  2. Ah Erno, my old friend. How I’ve missed you. Shame on us for keeping so busy that we don’t do a better job of staying in touch. Then, when I discover a delightful post like this – one that clearly took FOREVER to compile, I’m excited. And to be included here amongst so many talented women – even more exciting. As Gini mentioned, many, many of the women included here are friends – many of them very close friends. And the few that I don’t know — well, they are soon to be friends. I’m sure of it!

    Thanks again, my dear, for the mention. It’s a great honor. And for the gift of your friendship. Which is even better!

    Take care and let’s talk soon! I miss you!!


    1. Could not agree more with you Shelly. Shame on us, will you come to SOBCon in Chicago?
      Did you hear that we are also organizing SOBCon Europe in Amsterdam?

      Always great to make new friends, that is what this list is for, so you can make some new friends.
      We will talk soon.
      Actually I would love to do an interview via Skype with you. Something like this http://ernohannink.com/tag/experts-video/

  3. Erno, wow, thank you so much for including me in this amazing list of women bloggers. I know this was a huge effort to undertake and I appreciate the honor!



  4. Great that you have included so many of the people I know and respect. This makes it more certain that I will be following the couple bloggers mentioned here that I hadn’t known of previously. Thanks Erno!

    1. Great Denise, glad you like the list and found some new bloggers for your inspiration. Love your blog, good post on the Facebook Timeline for pages.

  5. Hi Erno,

    thanks for highlighting these amazing female bloggers! Know many of them, but discoved some too! I would like to add Tara Gentile, a very inspirational small business blogger. In the Netherlands we have Kitty Kilian, a copywriter who blogs about writing and unconventional marketing advice on http://www.blogstylers.nl.



  6. Hi Erno –

    I’m late in arriving, but thank you so very much for the kind (and meticulous!) recognition. Some fantastic company to be in, and many thought-provoking bloggers that spur me to be better every day. Thanks again for including me in such fierce company. It’s very much appreciated.


  7. Gr8 list sir… Bt sir don’t u think Lisa Irby of [http://www.2createawebsite.com] should also b dr
    on the list !! Just my opinion…….

  8. I am humbled and thrilled to be included in this list Erno! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my site and consider me for this honor. I hope that your followers will enjoy my blog and the other free resources there. I’m really hoping to change the traditional view that marketing is all about tactics, and show marketers how they can become the buyer experts that drive strategy.

    This is definitely a BHAG, so I need and appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks for the help and let me know if there is anything I can do to return the favor.

  9. Erno,

    Thank you so very much for including me on this list of female bloggers. I am truly honoured to be included with the company of these amazing and talented women. This post must have taken you quite a bit of time to put together. It is a great resource! I am looking forward to seeing more of your 30 Best posts!
    Kind regards.

    1. Thank you Jane. Each month I will post a 30bestof list. Got some great lists coming, I am even looking forward in putting these together 🙂

  10. Hi Erno,

    This is a lovely, highly useful list! I know a few of the ladies on it (it was pointed out to me by Gail Gardner, GrowMap) and will add many others to my feed reader. Thanks for the careful work you put into it (and for leaving the 7 extra ones on it). 🙂

  11. Thank you Marsha, for including me in this exceptional list. It is a great honor to be mentioned on your blog and especially alongside these top women bloggers. Many of them I already knew, but others I will be connecting as soon as time allows because they are exactly the kind of bloggers I want to know.

    I didn’t realize you were using CommentLuv and the GrowMap antispambot plugin or I would have been by before now. I’ve just been so very busy. I’ll add you to my lists and my Twitterfeed. Your CommentLuv is saying “internal server error” so I popped into a couple other CL blogs and theirs is working.

    I quote your advice all the time to ecommerce stores and others – the part about having such clear images that a buyer would not have to really read the description AND such a clear description that
    a buyer would be able to picture your product even without the photos.

    That is what so many ecommerce stores – and eBay sellers – need to do better!

    1. My apologies, Erno,

      Marsha either sent me this link on Twitter OR someone else used the link from her sharing tool. The URL visible in my browser even now has Marsha Collier’s name in it and it only just dawned on me that is from the sharing tool being used and I am in fact on YOUR site – not hers! Oops!

      I just spent 3.5 hours straight editing that Fearless Women post you linked to because it broke my feed. Valentine had saved it in gmail somehow and that added all kinds of extraneous coding. Even after I removed it if I switch to the visual reader some of it comes back! What a nightmare. I am 55 and my eyesight isn’t the best and that many hours of editing html means I did not see your name at the top of this post. I usually don’t wear reading glasses at the computer, but some text is harder for me to read than others without them.

      I hope you get your ComLuv fixed and I will do my best to remember to add you to my lists on Twitter and in several blog posts. It would really help me if you could fill out my little form. Since CommentLuv isn’t working I’ll put it in the Website field that gets linked to my name.

      1. Thank you Gail. I just installed ComLuv yesterday and I did notice the error but don’t know what it is now. It will just have to wait a while before I get that fixed.
        I did fill out your form. Don’t worry about calling me Marsha I can see what happened. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the addition Shane. I have seen Ash’s site before and I will put it back on my list. Maybe there is just to much F**k for me in there., not sure.

  12. Terrific list, Erno — so many of these women have taught and inspired me.
    Hope you’ll include James Chartrand, Men with Pens, in your next list. She is an amazing writer.

  13. Hey Erno!


    All these women (whether they know it or not) have inspired me, helped, offered a piece of advice that I needed. They are on RSS speed dial when I think ‘who would have the answer to this question’.

    Thank you for including me in your list. Away to check out the women I don’t recognise.


  14. Hi Erno, it’s great to see women being honored like this. I follow most of the women on your list already but I need to be sure I’m connected to each one of them. Thanks!

  15. Thank you Ileane. Glad you liked it. Like your post about the podcasting gear. I use audacity too, but I do more with video than podcasts. For a microphone I have a Blue Yeti. 🙂

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