Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2009

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2009

We’re honored that Copyblogger has been chosen as the top blog for writers for the fourth year in a row. Thanks to Michael Stelzner for the nod, and for holding this terrific competition.

Here are all the winners with Michael’s commentary. If you’re interested in writing online, you’ll get a lot out of adding each of these to your daily reading.

  1. Copyblogger This site is the heavyweight champion of the world four years running (and one of the top blogs on the planet)! The brain-child of Brian Clark, his blog keeps winning because of its insightful articles.
  2. Men With Pens: James Chartrand and Harry McLeod maintain the number two slot with their inspiring content and rich community discussion.
  3. Write to Done: This blog nearly always delivers a home run with its excellent articles for all writers and is the product of top blogger Leo Babauta.
  4. Editor Unleashed: Inspired by the former Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Digest, Maria Schneider explores writing, social media and community on her excellent blog.
  5. Freelance Writing Jobs: 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). Congrats Deb Ng!
  6. Confident Writing: Joanna Young delivers rich and useful articles that will help you take your writing to the next level.
  7. Urban Muse: Susan Johnston covers a wide range of excellent topics that all writers will enjoy.
  8. WordCount: Journalist Michelle Vranizan Rafter explores the challenges freelance writers face on her excellent blog.
  9. Quips & Tips for Successful Writers: A true cornucopia of ideas for writers, Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen provides endless content and freelancing tips.
  10. Fuel Your Writing: This site will certainly fuel you! Michelle Krasniak Oxman and her huge team of contributors provide great content for writers.

About the Author: Sonia Simone is Senior Editor of Copyblogger and the founder of Remarkable Communication.

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Reader Comments (49)

  1. says

    CONGRATULATIONS! I have to be honest with you. I started blogging about one week ago and didn’t find this website until today. But digging through the popular articles I found your articles very helpful for improving my writing skills and learning more about the blogging business. I’ll definitely use your tips on my blog


  2. says

    Not surprising that Copyblogger would rank no.1! Congrats.

    It is also cocol to see the other authoraties in the blogs for writers market. I’ve only been blogging about 2 months, and I can see how my writing has improved dramatically since reading this blog and a handful of others.

    I’m looking forward to checking out the others. Keep up the great work.

  3. Sonia Simone says

    Killer, the link is right (, I just tested it again), but I imagine Deb & some of the other winners may be getting a few “brownouts” from getting lots of clicks this week.

  4. says

    Congratulations! Hands down you guys truly are the best. Many sites offer help with marketing. Some specialize in blogging SEO tips. And others give insightful info on becoming a better writer. Copyblogger does it all with such a personal touch. Thanks for the help and always making me feel at home.

  5. says

    I love your articles! You’re the newsletter I look forward to reading every weekday. Thanks for the inspiration. I will continue to use your material on my blog.

  6. says

    Adding my congratulations to the list. Copyblogger might be directed at copywriters and bloggers, but the advice is universal enough it applies to all types of word work, including the kind of traditional journalism I practice. Keep up the good work.

    Michelle Rafter
    WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age

  7. Alan says

    Congratulations to all the winners for coming up in the top ten. Inspirational stuff for newbie bloggers like me

  8. Sonia Simone says

    Very cool, Michelle, not every journalist can see how this stuff applies.

    Thanks to all for the kind words.

  9. says

    *shakes fist* I’ll get you next year, Copyblogger! Oh, wait, I already write for you too… ha! I win!

    Seriously, congrats. You guys deserve it, and it was great to see such a fantastic list of sites. The order doesn’t count – the passion everyone has that shows through so clearly in their blogs certainly does, though.

  10. says

    Congratulations to Copyblogger. Brian, Simone, Tony and all the contributors do a genuinely fabulous job here. What’s most impressive about Copyblogger is that it seems to live by the motto “Lead by example.”

    If bloggers simply emulate Copyblogger, you’re gonna get one hell of a run for your money.

  11. says

    Wow! These are the heavyweights indeed of blogging. This list is a gold mine for any bloggers.

    This list is a must for all bloggers to read.


  12. says

    Thank you for sharing your collections. Yes, indeed according to me, is a very useful blog helping bloggers to stand on their own foot.
    Regards, Sid!

  13. says

    Congratulations ! . I like to read . Now it come one of the best blog . I am proud of reading content from this blog .

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