Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2008

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2008

I’m please to say that Copyblogger has been chosen as the top blog for writers for the third year in a row. Thanks to Michael Stelzner for the honor once again.

Here are all the winners with Michael’s commentary. You should really be reading all of 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 Dianna 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 Johnson covers a wide range of excellent topics that all writers will enjoy.

Congratulations to the winners. In particular, make sure to tell James and Sonia great job!

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  1. Congrats again!!! And thanks for the gazillion fine pointers here, Brian.

  2. Congratulations Brian, you’re a worthy winner once again!

  3. Congratulations Brian! You inspire the rest of us to continue perfecting our craft. The Top 10 is definitely a notable list with many of my favorite blogs. It is a joy to see friends win this honor!

  4. Great list! I have 5 of the ten are already bookmarked. I have to include the others now.

  5. Congratulations to the winners!

  6. I can’t live without the information you provide. I would be happy to be one tenth as brilliant and articulate as you are. But I’m sure that’s not a high enough aspiration. Darn, don’t tell Seth Godin. That sounds pretty unremarkable. OK, I aspire to be you. So there.

  7. Congratulations again guys, definitely deserved, I’m a big fan of write to done as well!

  8. We hear a lot of talk about giving value to your readers. I can assure you that this post does just that. I went through each of the sites and found helpful material on everyone of them. This is what a blog post should be about!

  9. Congratulations, Brian, on three in a row! Way to go!

  10. Nice work B.

  11. Congratulations, Brian. You couldn’t deserve it more. Good job James and Sonia.

  12. Congrats! Love men with pens, glad to see them on the list as well.

  13. Congratulations! This blog provides invaluable information and I can’t stop hearing about its importance from others. Kudos!

  14. Congrats Brian, and everyone else in the Top Ten. Wow, top three were within 1% of one another. Mighty close race!

    Bravo Pen Men! :)

  15. Congratulations Brian – I always look forward to your posts. When I grow up I wanna be…

  16. What a stellar list. Brian, Sonia, James and Harry: I’ve learned so much from you.

    Now I need to check out some of the other winners.

    Congratulations to all!

  17. Great job on all the hard work you guys have done throughout the year. You always supply excellent articles and I look forward to reading them everyday.


  18. Congrats to everyone! That is a pretty good list, and yes, CopyBlogger is definitely worthy of #1.

  19. Arrrgh, so close and yet so far!!

    Good job, Brian, and I’m glad to be part of both that list with such great competition and part of your blogger team as well.

    Man, I just realized I’m doubly honored.

    Good on you Sonia, too! (Okay, look, next year, if you and I team up together, we can… *whisper whisper*)

  20. I’m just a great big dork of happiness over this.

    And I would like to officially point out that I am in no way cooperating with that troublemaking James in his attempt at a coup, er, healthy competition.

  21. Oh good, she stuck to the script- Uh, I mean…

  22. Congratulations, Brian. I’m not surprised. I’ve been reading your blog and enjoy your practical suggestions. I want to start a company blog, but keep thinking I need to learn more. You would probably say, “Just do it and learn as you go.” Again, congratulations.

  23. Fantastic list–I can’t even complain that I’m not on it. (Yes, that was a joke.) I consider the fact that I was already reading 8 of the 10 of them a compliment to both the quality of the list and to my own excellent taste in blog reading … after all, I’m HERE, aren’t I?

  24. Congratulations, Brian.
    Your blog continues to demonstrate how “blogging” is not only “real writing” but also how its interactive nature can offer even more to readers than traditional magazine and book writing.
    Well deserved recognition (again!).

  25. Congrats, Brian. I remember the first few months of Copyblogger… it was really obvious that it was going to be a genre-defining blog. A new level of clarity in online writing instruction. Keep on keeping it top notch!

  26. Congrats, Brian! You are, as Michael put it, the undefeated champ!

  27. Congratulations!

  28. Congratulations — I like how you consistently provide focused articles that turn insights into results.

  29. Way to go dudes. Way to go.

    Hey as for the list – what about WriterDad – he’s coming up trumps!

  30. Congratulations Brian…
    Your site deserves the accolades.
    Keep it up

  31. Congratulations on another well-deserved finish.

  32. Congrats Brian. I agree. Great Blog…one of my first stops every morning.

  33. Congratulations! from one more copyblogger fan. I am not surprised by the reward you get but I am alsways expecting and wishing more success for
    Thanks for enlightening many new writers/bloggers like me.

  34. This is rigged. You shouldn’t have one I should of…

    Haha just kidding. I just didn’t want to start my comment with “congratulations” like everyone else. But seriously….well done. You deserved it, your blog rocks

  35. Just sharing some more congratulatory love! Thanks for raising the standards of blogging.

  36. Congratulations Brian.I totally agree with the ones chosen.I read most of them

  37. As you are doing a great job, you must be awarded with this.

    However reaching to top in 3 times in a row is not that easy. Congratulations and keep it up.

  38. Congrats brian, keep write useful article for blogger. I know you will always share your thought

  39. Congrats Brian! Copyblogger is always a great go-to source any time I’m (literally) at a loss for words. Thanks for the top 10 list, many I knew, but Freelance Parent now has a new fan in me!

  40. >I’m please to say…

    You’re what?

  41. I’ve been a subscriber of your site for more than a year now. Thanks for all your interesting and very informative articles. Congrats and more power!