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3rd Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest

Michael Stelzner at Writing White Papers is running the 3rd annual ‘Top 10 Blogs for Writers’ contest.

I was surprised and delighted to switch on this morning and find Confident Writing had made it to the list. (Huge thanks to Jon Swanson and Becky McCray for the nominations).

The list of 37 is blogs that were nominated more than once.  Selection of the top 10 will be based on these criteria:

Quality of posts: A qualitative analysis of the content of posts will be examined. Educational and discussion-spurring posts are more valuable than self-promotional posts. (55% of decision)

Frequency of posts: Blogs that write multiple posts per week will score higher. This is a sign of the blog’s commitment to blogging. (15%)

Reader involvement: Blogs that have regular comments from readers are another sign of a healthy blog. In addition, the numbers of nominations for a specific blog play a part in this. (15%) Ranking: The number of other blogs that link to the blog shows the value of the content. (15%)

Here’s the full list of nominees - worth a browse if you enjoy following blogs for writers.
A n n a r c h y
Beyond the Rhetoric
Book Deal
Confident Writing
Copywriter Underground
Diary of a Wordsmith
Freelance Parent
Freelance Writing
Freelance Writing Jobs
Get Paid to Write Online
Golden Pencil
Hell or High Water
Ink in my Coffee
Ink Thinker
Itty Biz
J A Konrath
Men with Pens
Pro Blogger
Remarkable Communication
Renegade Writer
Rogue Ink
Story Tellers Unplugged
Urban Muse
Wealthy Freelancer
Well Fed Writer
Word Count
Word on the Page
Word Tales
Write from Home
Write to Done
Writer Dad
Writer Mama
Writer’s Manifesto
Writers Resource Center
Writing Journey

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  1. Brad Shorr says:

    Congratulations, Joanna! Well deserved.

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  2. Karen Swim
    Twitter: karenswim

    Joanna, I saw the list yesterday and was thrilled to see Confident Writing - yay! Given the qualifications I am sure you will make the Top 10! It is a much deserved honor! Congratulations on making it the finals!


  3. Bo says:

    With the above criteria, this blog should do very well. Great content, frequent posts, devoted following - hey, you’re a shoe-in!

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  4. Amy Derby says:

    Congrats Joanna! You definitely need to be on the top ten!! :-)

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  5. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Brad, Karen, Bo - thanks so much guys!

    Amy - let’s hope there’s room for both of us :-)

  6. SpaceAgeSage says:

    Joanna — well deserved recognition! Congrats! Looks like you are in great company.

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  7. Ellen Weber says:

    Wow - Joanna - what cool news. That place among the top is so well deserved! Bravo! Thanks for sharing the news!

  8. jon says:

    you are always welcome.

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  9. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    SpaceAgeSage, yep, there are some good looking blogs in amongst that list. It would be great to get into the top 10 but the short list is also a good place to be!

    Ellen, thank you, and thanks for stopping by :-)

    Jon: thanks.

  10. Kristen King says:

    Joanna, I’m not one bit surprised you made the list. :) Congrats. Best of luck for the Top 10. :)


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  11. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Hi Kristen, good to hear from you. I see that I’m in good company on this short list!

  12. Shari Smothers says:

    Congratulations, Joanna! Your work deserves recognition from the masses. I know I’m thrilled you do it.

  13. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Shari thanks! Keep your fingers crossed for me over the next week or so while the judging is done…

  14. Barbara Swafford says:

    Hi Joanna,

    Congratulations and best wishes. Keep us posted!

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  15. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Thanks Barbara, I will do :-)