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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  1. 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. Congratulations to Brian and the team! You guys deserve it! :)

  3. Congratulations! And thanks to the Copyblogger team for always providing such great stuff!

  4. Congratulations Brian, Sonia, Jonathan and the rest of the team. You rock!

    Thank you for making our life easier with your great content!

  5. 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.

  6. The Freelance Writing Jobs link is broken. Do you have the correct address?


  7. sorry it was a blip. it’s working now!

  8. It’s not broken, the site is just slow. Give ‘er another try. 😉

  9. 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.

  10. Copyblogger has been a continuous source of inspiration for me and I thank you all for your fabulous work. Your site deserves the recognition and then some.

  11. 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.

  12. Congrats to all the winners AND especially Copyblogger!!

  13. I’ve come to totally trust Copyblogger, but thank you for this list of other sites I can consult.

  14. Great resources for writers. Congrats on being the numero uno Copyblogger!

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. It is great to here that you are in top 10 blog….

  18. Congratulations. And now it’s time to lose a few hours delving into the archives of all these other top blogs. -_-

  19. Something bigger is missing. deserves the top place of the listing.

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

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

    Thanks to all for the kind words.

  22. Congratulations, Brian and the whole Copyblogger team!

  23. Congratulations to the Copyblogger team! And for the 4th year in a row! Well deserved guys!

  24. Congrats Copybloggers :) !!!!!!!

  25. Great List guys. Look forward to seeing my blog on that list in the near future. I blog on Online Marketing Strategies and more

  26. *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.

  27. Great list–I will have to add some of the these to the old rss reader.

  28. Hands down, Copyblogger dot com is my all-time favorite read 😀

  29. 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.

  30. Congratulations Brian and your team! Your blog is consistently professional and delivers quality info while also being very personal and friendly.

  31. Congratz … your article always make me read till the end.

  32. Congrats on first place. To be honest there is an unbelievable amount of useful information on copyblogger so im not suprised you guys got the number 1 :-)

  33. 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.


  34. And rightly so! As a newbie blogger (a trying hard one at that) I am learning a lot by visiting this blog everyday, well, almost everyday. More power!

  35. Hey,
    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!

  36. By far, Copyblogger’s always the place I turn for info, advice and some interesting dialog… Congratulations!

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

  38. Congratulation for being on the top…no doubts…mostly liked by millions…I am a regular reader…..keep it up :-)