Top Ten Blogs for Writers: The Results are In!

top10blog-winnerbadge09Well, it’s a wrap, folks. The finalists are out for the Top Ten Blogs for Writers, and we’re pleased and honored to have made the grade again.

“Oh, come on, James. We all knew you’d be on the list…”

Well, to be frank, we didn’t. There are new sites for writers and writing blogs cropping up daily, some of them with excellent contributors making waves around the world. It’s anyone’s game, frankly.

And making it to the Top Ten Blogs for Writers list is still is anyone’s game, because no one should ever get so comfy they forget the little guy that might come out of left field. That’s where we came from, and we know that someone else can do the same.

Bring it on, tigers. With the great competition we all offer each other, we can only get stronger together.

Now for the list of finalists in the Top Ten Blogs for Writers – don’t forget to visit each site!

  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 maintained 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, Laura 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

Congratulations to all winners this year and to everyone nominated as well. Also, thanks to our readers and those who support us on this crazy ride. It’s both rewarding and humbling.

And, a special thank you goes out to Michael. Events like this involve a lot of organization, and his contest gives every writing blog out there a chance to make it.

See you next year!

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.

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  2. Fine recognition of your consistently good content and the countless hours you spend making us all better writers.

    You are on the short list of my recommendations when I teach my Savvy Blogging: Getting Started workshops through

    A great big congratulations to you!
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  3. Wendi Kelly- Life's Little Inspirations says:


    Wonderful, wonderful, and well deserved. Congrats and it’s because you stay humble and on top of your game that it keeps happening!

    Good for you!
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  4. Congratulations guys!
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  5. Excellent list!

    More feeds for my RSS reader…

    Thanks for putting this list together.
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  6. Congrats, guys!

  7. Copyblogger is a great marketing site, probably the best. I still don’t think it is a site about writing. Write to done has some good stuff, but Leo’s name is the only reason it is ranked so high. FWJ and MWP should be in the one and two slots, in either order.

    Just my opinion. no real complaints with the rest of the list.
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  8. Nice list..Thanks for sharing……..
    Congrats to all the finalists.

  9. Thank you, thank you! *grins and looks all happy*

    @ John – May I just say smug was on my face that I ranked higher? 😉

    And yeah. I was pretty surprised that FWJ wasn’t the one sitting next to me in that top three. That was a shocker.

  10. Congratulations!
    It’s great to see you ranked that high.

    That list gave me some new sites to look at and learn from.

  11. @James @John, actually I wasn’t surprised at the drop at all. Taking a year off to work for BTR meant I couldn’t focus my attention on FWJ like I had in the past. It showed. I honestly didn’t deserve a top spot.

    I’m putting a full time effort into it now and I’m seeing good traffic and revenue growth. It’s proof you get what you give.
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    Our votes were not wasted!
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  13. I understand James. I have been very impressed at how your blog has continued to thrive, even after you put the business first design-wise, although I see you have reduced that a bit from the initial redesign. Time marches on.
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  14. Congratulations. As a relatively new blogger (I started in January 2008), it’s fantastic to be included along with much more established blogs like yours.

    Michelle Rafter
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  15. Congratulations! To you and to all the winners!
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  16. Susan Johnston says:

    Congrats! You guys rock!
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  17. Great post. Congratulations! To you and to all the winners! I am a regular visitor of your blog. I really like your posts very much. Thanks a bunch for sharing such an great informative post with us. Keep blogging and stay tune with us.

  18. I’ve just discovered this blog but congratulations on your award! I’ll have to bookmark all these blogs and check them out.

  19. Thanks guys! Do check out the other winners – there are some really great blogs in that gang!

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