Updated: May 2014
Not long after I posted the top 10 Christian blogs according to the industry standard, someone asked me to list who I consider to be the top 10 female Christian bloggers of our time.
I hesitated to compose such a list because I absolutely despise what I call “beauty contests” (a metaphor for creating “lists” of men and/or women who an individual or organization regards to be “the best”).
But more so, I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings who didn’t make my “top 10” list. No one likes being left out. So my greatest concern is that someone who might rightfully deserve to be on this list is going to read it and feel slighted because I didn’t mention them.
Anyways, I’ve made a decision to respond to the request and list my top 10 female bloggers . . . despite the fact that some may want to roast me over a slow spit for not including them or their favorite bloggers.
Keep in mind. This is just the present opinion of one small voice amid a sea of online voices. So if I put you on the list, no need to get supercilious over it. And if I didn’t, no need to feel vertically flattened.
All told, it takes a LOT of hard work to keep writing quality content on a blog. So whether you agree with all that these sisters have written or not, their hard work deserves to be noticed.
I’ve chosen their blogs based on the following:
Interesting content. I regard them to be interesting, that is.
The accessibility of the bloggers themselves. Each blogger I’ve listed has a noted reputation on the Web for responding to people’s emails, something I try to do with diligence myself. Hence the value I place upon it. They aren’t dismissive, snooty, or snobbish, but happily respond to others. If you’re a blogger or an author, you’d do well to take your cue from these women.
They are generous. They don’t just take, but they give. They don’t just talk about themselves and their work, they promote the work of others. If something resonates with their cause or burden, they let their readers know about it. They aren’t’ “tribal” or cliquish.
Each blogger is a Christian, but some specialize in various topics. For instance, one of them specializes in blogging, another in the book publishing industry, etc.
1) This should go without saying, but for the both of you who found this blog on a search and don’t quite understand this principle, just because I’ve listed a blog here doesn’t mean I agree with everything the blogger has written or believes. And I’m positive that each one of them would say the same about me and anyone else who likes their blog.
2) I’ve not read every blog authored by a Christian female. There are THOUSANDS of them! And many of them have great value. But these are the top 10 in my book presently based upon what I’ve read thus far.
3) I’ve not put these in any particular order. So the list is in alpha by last name.
* Nicole has stopped blogging for now, but all her posts are still accessible. Her blog is so good I kept it on the list.
Keep up the good work, Sistas. I hope this list encourages you and inspires others.