Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women
I was recently invited by BlogHer to speak on the Blog Monetization Panel at their San Francisco conference. With over a thousand women bloggers attending the conference, I expected to run into quite a few personal finance bloggers. The conference planners had the same idea and had set aside a room for a personal finance meet-up.
The meet-up was packed with industry players like BlogHer's business editor Elana Centor (who was a terrific host), Allese Thomson from Wesabe, and PR folks from Edelman. However, other than a couple of Wise Bread writers, no personal finance bloggers attended the shindig.
Many people walked away from that meet-up thinking that women do not care about personal finance. That is unfortunate because I know there are a lot of great women personal finance bloggers out there. OK, maybe we're not as visible as our male counterparts. But the talent level is definitely there. All we need is to start doing what we do best -- talk to and support each other.
Wise Bread's Spotlight on the Women of Personal Finance
To help women bloggers network with each other, we are starting a series of discussions in our Bloggers Forum focusing on female personal finance bloggers and special blogging challenges faced by women. I invite everyone to come by and share your thoughts on:
- Tell us about your blog and what motivated you to start one
- Why women personal finance bloggers are not more prominent
- What we can do to promote each other
- Tips about successful blogging and financial management.
- Networking opportunities, like the the book signing party hosted by the Frugal Duchess
We are also inviting top women bloggers to stop by and share their secrets. Our very first guest will be the fabulous SVB from The Digerati Life. She'll be answering your blogging and personal finance questions in our forums from 8/11 to 8/17.
Above all this is a chance to network with your fellow women bloggers and let your voice be heard. Visit our forum now and join the conversation!
First guest: SVB of Digerati Life
Readers and journalists often ask me about where they can find more great personal finance blogs written by women. Over the last two years I have gathered an impressive list of great bloggers. By sharing it here I hope it will make it easier for women bloggers to find each other and reach a wider audience.
There is no way I can compile a "complete" list (I'm sorry if I accidentally left anyone out). But I promise to revisit this post once every two weeks to update it with new entries. If you would like to add a name to the list, please make your nomination in this thread.
Please visit your fellow sister bloggers and subscribe to their feeds!
Women of Wise Bread
We have a wonderful group of women writers right here on Wise Bread. Drop by any time to talk finance or blogging with Andrea, Julie, Linsey, Margaret, Myscha, Thursday, Xin, Carrie and, of course, our always helpful Wise Bread readers.
I'm sure we didn't get every female personal finance blogger out there. Tell us about a great blogger (or nominate yourself) and we'll add the links here!