The Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World

Once again, I am presented with a conflict.

I am so beyond overjoyed (overjoyed!) at making this year's Babble's Top 50 Mom Blogs List. To find that writers I respect have seen fit to include me on a list of the best-written mom blogs of all things, along with people I worship from afar (and sometimes a-near) is so humbling and gratifying and freaky and great. And, other better adjectives I might have in my grasp, should I be number 1 or number 2, and not number 8.

(Seriously, I bet Lisa Belkin never calls things "freaky and great.")

But as with last year, when I end up on a list, I feel a little uncomfortable too. Because while those 50 bloggers are indeed all fantastic bloggers, that doesn't mean that other bloggers aren't fantastic too. Magnificent even.

As I said in this blogher interviewI can't judge success based on how many lists I get on; if I did I'd have to look at all the lists I'm not on and jump out a window. This is a very list-happy world we live in!

Still, everyone deserves to be on a list. It makes your mom happy and looks good on LinkedIn.

So here is a new one:

Mom-101's 470 Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World. 

This is, I think, the coolest top 10 list of all time. Because the trick is, there can actually be 470 bloggers on it. Why did no one ever think of this before? So simple! So great!

I was inspired by Yvonne of Joy Unexpected, who is indeed one of the Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World and deserves this badge first and foremost. But there is room for more! Anyone else who wants to put this badge on your blog (or give it to a friend who deserves it) should just go right ahead, and feel good about it too. As long as you're not number 471. In which case...no soup for you. Need to be quicker around these parts, Missy.

Here's the code (if I didn't mess it up).

 In all seriousness, who are the bloggers you love who deserve to be on some top 10 lists? Let's give them some love.


Blogger Maria Melee said...





11/8/10, 6:05 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Makes me die laughing

No one can do stream-of-consciousness better

My favorite guy blogger

Doves Today
She got turned into a blogger when Bossy visited...and she's great

Fluid Pudding
Like a great cozy sweater, plus with the funny

One of my best pals and a great writer to boot

11/8/10, 6:12 PM  
Blogger Muskrat said...

Mine. But I always get penalized for screwing up the iambic pentameter.

11/8/10, 6:13 PM  
Blogger tripleZmom said...

Great post - and badge. And while I love so many of the bloggers on Babble's list, I feel like some you should be moved up to a Blogger Hall of Fame so that some other people can be put on there. I love mommywantsvodka.com, mymommysplace.com, notjustanotherjen.com, uppercasewoman.com to start.

11/8/10, 6:16 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

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11/8/10, 6:25 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

It doesn't really matter who is on that list as long as Yvonne is on it. I have mad, mad love for that lovely lady

11/8/10, 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Abby said...

Top 470? I'm thrilled to join such an elite group. ;) Naturally, I added myself, www.diaryofanewmom.net, and I'd also nominate these sassy, funny ladies:





and @themadmom 's snarky, sassy blog.

11/8/10, 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Julie @ The Mom Slant said...

I don't want to be on any list that Yvonne's not on. So this list definitely passes muster.

11/8/10, 6:32 PM  
Anonymous veep veep said...

Really enjoy


I put your badge on my blog and then it went all nuts. Hmmm... Adding "fix blog" to my to-do list :)

11/8/10, 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I'm going to switch up the usual cliche and say "I can't. It's like picking a favorite mom." However, I am putting myself on the "is added to Twitter mom lists because people think she is a mom" list.

I need a badge that says "My best friend is a Babble Top 50 Mom. Ridin' @goonsquadsarah's coattails since 2008." She'd probably make it for me.

(And make no mistake, I'm pleased as punch -- whatever that means -- that she's on it. About damn time she was on that list I said didn't matter last year. ;))

I really should read Babble sometime and see what they actually say besides lists, eh?

xo your way, Liz.

11/8/10, 6:39 PM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

Ha, I adore you. That is just awesome.

In all honesty, you deserve to be on that list. Most of the people on it, deserve to be on it. Here's a few that I love that didn't make the list:


11/8/10, 6:41 PM  
Blogger Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

Ah, this is an easy one! Two gals who inspire me to be a better blogger, mother and world citizen.


Brit of Running Stitch

11/8/10, 6:58 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Would you mind making a Bloggers I Can't Stand badge?


11/8/10, 7:00 PM  
Blogger Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

Oops! I forgot to include Meagan Francis of The Happiest Mom. No list would be complete without her.


11/8/10, 7:04 PM  
Blogger Prima Mama said...

I have to second http://www.anymommyoutthere.com and third http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com. Both are fantastic. Also, http://www.morethanaminivanmom.com.

11/8/10, 7:22 PM  
Blogger Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

My must-reads:





11/8/10, 7:24 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Who should be on the list?

Um me of course. I mean like duh. If you don't believe in yourself who will?


And I guess...these other people deserve a little nod or two :-)

Baby Rabies
Nice Girl Notes
Motherhood in NYC
My Bottles Up
Harpers Happenings

11/8/10, 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Katherine at Postpartum Progress said...

Top 470. Hmmmmm ...

Aunt Becky - Mommy Wants Vodka http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Heather - The Extraordinary Ordinary http://www.extraordinary-ordinary.com/

And Ann at Ann's Rants who cracks me up. And Megan at Velveteen Mind. And ...

And about 1,000 others. So this is impossible. I'm going crazy. I can't list them all. I quit.

11/8/10, 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com/
2. Julia @ hippogriffs. She's perhaps the best writer around this universe of mildly maddening and insular self-promotion.
3.Antonia Cornwall

11/8/10, 7:38 PM  
Blogger Devra said...

I don't understand why dad bloggers were left out of the Babble list.

At least the 470 will include all bloggers, so there's that. : )

11/8/10, 7:42 PM  
Blogger Devra said...

Lord I am tired, I meant Babble should have had a list of dads too.

I also feel parenting isn't just something we do, it is also something that is done to us.

I'm just happy to see Liz go for an model of inclusivity. Brava!

11/8/10, 7:56 PM  
Blogger Sugar Mama said...






11/8/10, 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see:


Oh, and zrecs, which I think is www.zrecommends.com.

Also, www.satorismiles.com (best homeschooling blog I read, I think).

And, well, there's always me, too:


11/8/10, 8:09 PM  
Blogger C_Girl said...

I love these kinds of posts, where everyone names great bloggers that are a little less well-known.

I second the nomination for Julia at Here Be Hippogriffs.

I love mommy blogs as much as the next single, childless woman, but I wish there was a similarly strong community for non-mommy bloggers. Because I would so rule it.

I nominate me: http://www.hilarity-in-shoes.com

11/8/10, 8:34 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

C-Girl, if we're talking about the 470 10 best bloggers, there's plenty of room for non-moms. Heck, Laurie White beat you to it.

These ideas are all awesome. So excited to check out great new voices.

And TripleZMom, I love the idea of a new bloggers category - Babble should get right on that.

11/8/10, 8:36 PM  
Blogger Nicole Feliciano said...

I'm happy living in my blissful little momtrends bubble. We plug along doing good work and that is reward enough--plus I get to work from home. This job rocks far too much to worry about rankings. Having a very zen day.

11/8/10, 9:14 PM  
Blogger Abbey said...

There are so many awesome Mom bloggers and Mom-101 always is tops in my list, but today I would add my very own mom's blog: http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com/

11/8/10, 9:49 PM  
Blogger Mahreen - Veni Vidi Blogi said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I added it to my blog (www.venividiblogi.com) and I feel so proud of myself for doing nothing other than cutting and pasting! Thank you, Liz - for your generosity of spirit, and excellent badge-making skillz. Your rank in any Top 10 list is so well-deserved!

11/8/10, 10:18 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

Other than my own blog?

Faiqa: http://www.native-born.com
Megan: http://www.grrlathr.com
The Trephinist: http://www.thetrephine.com/

11/8/10, 10:23 PM  
Blogger Truthful Mommy said...

Oh yeah, I totally added it to my page. I love it. All inclusive.If you don;t already know these ladies, you shoudl stop by and check them out:)Happy Mothering!

Aunt Becky: http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Truthful Mommy: http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

Peryl: http://blog.seattlepi.com/parentingadabsurdum/

Kit: http://www.bloggingdangerously.com/

Jenni: http://mommynanibooboo.com/


Laura: http://anuncommonfamily.com/

Aleaxandra: http://www.gooddayregularpeople.com/

11/8/10, 10:49 PM  
Blogger Everyday Mama said...

Oh, yes mine too is the best of the best! Lists are popularity contests, right?! But we all want to be at the top of them :)

I love:

Great reads that make me laugh or give me a helpful hint or two!

11/8/10, 11:46 PM  
Blogger Linsey K / Me Too You / From Left to Write said...

Oh so lovely of you. I was on your list last year - known for remembering random stuff that no one cares about - and am HONORED to have made it again!!! Adding the badge to my site. So many good ones already listed in the comments...More:


11/9/10, 12:14 AM  
Anonymous LOD said...

Yes, once again the fellas (except Jim at Sweet Juniper) are left out in the cold, huddling together like Emperor penguins on an ice floe. (Thanks for the shout-out, Devra!)

Here are some great dadblogs:
Pacing the Panic Room
Beta Dad
Father Muskrat
Clark Kent's Lunchbox
Backpacking Dad
Rude Cactus

As well as the groupblogs DadCentric and DadWagon.

11/9/10, 1:51 AM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Liz... there is no one but you... for me. Oh... and Redneck Mommy.

11/9/10, 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Korinthia Klein said...

Well, Tamis as Attack of the Redneck Mommy made Babble's list and deservedly so. I also love The Bloggess. (And Mom 101!) I would love to see my own blog on your list, but don't feel worthy of such great company yet.

So for a new nomination I vote for Is There Any Mommy Out There? which is thoughtful, funny, and brilliant.


11/9/10, 7:23 AM  
Anonymous MDTaz said...

I'd like to add two phenomenal moms bloggers (not yet mentioned above, I don't think), who write in a full range of emotions (and in one post!): Reluctant Memsahib and Crib Chronicles

You always win with such grace. Thanks for the way you are so generous with your blog love.

11/9/10, 8:06 AM  
Blogger Mama Cas said...

A few people here have mentioned Any Mommy Out There....I read many blogs and hers is always my favorite for a million different reasons. Mostly, I love her because she seems to be exactly like me, yet far more eloquent at conveying her thoughts and feelings.

11/9/10, 9:44 AM  
Anonymous robin said...

i like adventuroo.com and allthingsfadra.com and flutiemcd.com also, velveteenmind.com

11/9/10, 10:51 AM  
Anonymous dusty earth mother said...


11/9/10, 10:52 AM  
Blogger Miss Magpie said...

The Nut Free Mom
Raising a Nut Free Kid in a Nutty World

11/9/10, 10:55 AM  
Blogger Jana A said...


11/9/10, 10:59 AM  
Blogger Loukia said...

You and Girls Gone Child were the first two mom blogs I read and I love you both to this day. That was years ago!
Okay... I'd LOVE to be on this list!
Pretty much everyone else has mentioned all the other blogs I love, too. But there are so many, so many great parenting and mom blogs and blogs in general out there, I hate 'lists' for this reason.

11/9/10, 11:04 AM  
Blogger Loukia said...

You and Girls Gone Child were the first two mom blogs I read and I love you both to this day. That was years ago!
Okay... I'd LOVE to be on this list!
Pretty much everyone else has mentioned all the other blogs I love, too. But there are so many, so many great parenting and mom blogs and blogs in general out there, I hate 'lists' for this reason.

11/9/10, 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Katherine at Postpartum Progress said...

Oh, and since the "blogging for good" bloggers generally never get nominated for these things (maybe it's because the subjects aren't very funny):

Maggie for Violence Unsilenced http://violenceunsilenced.com/

Becky & the rest for Band Back Together http://www.bandbacktogether.com/

Kristine for Cora's Story http://www.corasstory.org/

and, well maybe, me, if you were so inclined. because I'm needy like that.

11/9/10, 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Butterflies and Babies b/c she is trying to help a family in need.

11/9/10, 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Brittany at Mommy Words said...

What fun to read everyone's nominations and congrats on making the top 50!

I alwasy read Anns Rannts www.annsrants.com and Any Mommy Out There www.anymommyoutthere.com so I would definitely put them there.

And hey, I would love to be on any list at all...except Marinkas list of bloggers she can't stand. I'll stay away from that if possible ;)

11/9/10, 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ninotchka at http://ninotchka.squarespace.com

Ali at http://cleanerplateclub.com

Jill at http://clearestglimpse.blogspot.com

Robin at http://noteverstill.blogspot.com



Emily at http://thekeepingtime.blogspot.com

Tina at

Amy at www.teachmama.com

These women make my day, every day.

11/9/10, 11:36 AM  
Blogger Mama B said...

Hi! I got sent a button and checked it out. Thanks Jess!

11/9/10, 11:38 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

You have to put this fantastic blog on the list!!!



Looks like you got all of my other favorites! YEA!

11/9/10, 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Laura {A(n) (un)Common Family said...




Great post/idea!

11/9/10, 12:44 PM  
Anonymous pipergb said...

I love Mommy Shorts. She's only been writing it for a couple of months but it's really hilarious and well-done.

11/9/10, 1:03 PM  
Blogger Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

I found you from the Babbles top 50 List and now I see why you are adored so! That is such a nice way to spread the love. What a great idea :)

11/9/10, 1:11 PM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

This is great, Liz! I love it! And congratulations on making Babble's list.

Seriously, lists and awards, awards and lists. We make some, we don't make others. I'm over it and I'm sure you know exactly what I mean. I'm surprised and happy to find out I'm on one, I'm ... if I'm not. I'm still helping my daughter do her homework and trying to get my son to poop in the potty regardless of what's happening on the Internet today, you know? :)

However, this is a fun opportunity to name bloggers we love, so for those looking for great reading, I HIGHLY recommend:

www.Blabbermouse.net-- HILARIOUS.
www.Babybloomr.com-- Seriously great writer.

They both happen to live in Nashville, which is how I found them at all. But I think they should both be MAJOR PLAYERS in the mommyblogosphere and I have no doubt that it is in their cards.

11/9/10, 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Kami said...

Congrats Liz. So cool! And thanks for being so inclusive. From all 470 of us.

11/9/10, 9:46 PM  
Blogger Petunia Face said...

Love the badge, the inclusivity (is that even a word? If not, it totally should be)...but most of all I am over here all starry-eyed because you commented on my blog. I've been reading you since the very beginning, and am so happy you stopped by. And as if that's not dorky enough, I will end with an emoticon.

11/9/10, 11:23 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

Dood, I love you. I'm all, "I know one of the top 50 bloggers!" YEAH! Actually, I know way more than just one. Still, you all are awesome. :)

I ADORE keeping up with Mrs. Chili, at both

11/9/10, 11:40 PM  
Anonymous nursing scrubs said...


These are some of my favorite blogs...

11/10/10, 12:34 AM  
Blogger Josette at Halushki said...

Well, I think I'm pretty darn tootin' even if my kids ironically keep me from doing my best job blogging.



Also, a shout out to my friend It's Not Like A Cat. Because she isn't. Or is. The double negative trips me up.


11/10/10, 10:49 AM  
Blogger Shannon Drury said...



And other moms (like me) who write about politics and other annoyances:


11/10/10, 12:24 PM  
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11/10/10, 12:24 PM  
Blogger Christa said...


11/11/10, 1:06 PM  
Anonymous The Diamond in the Window said...

You know who's wonderful?
And they way you are doing this makes a person feel all good inside, even from a small colorless cubicle. So nice to reach a hand back to pull the next person up the ladder, instead of stepping on their fingers or pretending they're not there.

11/11/10, 1:08 PM  
Blogger Lynn MacDonald said...

Of course, I have to add myself as I'm new:



11/11/10, 3:19 PM  
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11/11/10, 3:19 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...


11/11/10, 3:55 PM  
Anonymous julia said...

Meredith at http://churchchomp.wordpress.com/
whose blog has me literally laughing out loud every time i read it -- and i'm not really a laugh out loud kind of gal. she is clever and irreverent and honest and smart and hilarious.

11/11/10, 8:24 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

you make me smile. :-) love it

and for some reason, the fact that my word ver is Supsy... seems perfect.

11/11/10, 10:50 PM  
Blogger OrganicMama said...

I'll add my own to the list of moms who have already done it!

Also, I love Cecily Kellogg.

11/12/10, 2:38 AM  
Blogger WallFry said...

wow, congratulations!

11/12/10, 7:37 AM  
Anonymous One Hungry Mama said...

Is it so lame to nominate myself? i'm probably too late. Probably #471. It's okay. I'm used to it (case in point: didn't make Babble's top 50 mom food bloggers this year, but they hired me as a staff blogger. Think the top 50 turned down the gig before they came to me?).

I'd also love to nominate the smart, sassy ladies at ad hoc MOM:


And the brilliant, fun and to the point Eensies. Rebecca just posted for the first time in almost a year. Here's to hoping she has time to get back at it. But, even if not, any parent will love going through what's there already.


There are many more. Haven't had enough coffee to list them all, though. (Maybe that's what happened when the Babble editors left me off of their list? Yes. Not enough coffee. That's the explanation!)

11/12/10, 9:07 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Q. said...

No, no! This does not help me at all with my resolution to spend less time on the computer. Drat.

11/12/10, 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jen L said...

I'll have to add myself, as I love to be on lists, too!


And I'll also nominate my good friend, Anne at Fat J...


11/18/10, 8:31 AM  

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