It's been more than seven months since I kicked off the idea of compiling a list of women bloggers. The idea was to help spread the word on exceptional women who blog and help them network and connect with each other.
Then I let the list go. It's not my list, it's everyone's list. And many who found out about it along the way changed it for the better. Two influential bloggers and good friends helped the list reach tipping point - Liz Strauss, author of Successful and Outstanding blog and Toby Bloomberg, author of Diva Marketing blog.
Then Carolyn Townes, author of Becoming a Woman of Purpose, created a wiki, the w magical list. At last count, there were 304 blogs on the list. I am quite sure that many bloggers don't know about it, or there would be more.
The most magical of all discoveries for me was Do It Myself Blog by Glenda Watson Hyatt. Glenda is upbeat, energetic, and a person you want to be around - she has a generous heart. In her blog she
shares her experiences living with cerebral palsy to motivate and inspire others to think about how they perceive their own situation and their own world around them. She does all this by typing with only her left thumb!
Her reader's cafe' series of interviews with guests who have experienced first hand how it feels like to live with a disability are very powerful. One word that comes to mind is spirit. Drop by and visit with Glenda, and maybe you can meet her at one of her appearances.
Where are those women today? I would love to hear from you here in the comments. Share your stories. I am sure that many of you have accomplished wonderful things since last August - possibly finding opportunity through the connection.
Liz Strauss launched her second SOBCon, which will be in Chicago on May 2-4, 2008.
I discovered other talented women since last August. Skellie who publishes at Skelliewag and was invited to blog at ProBlogger, Connie Bensen, and - thanks to Twitter - Aruni who publishes entrepreMusings.
Thanks to Joe Raasch, I became much more familiar with fellow Fast Company Expert bloggers Wendy Marx and Donna Carlin - if these ladies are not on your reading list, you might consider checking them out. Donna was one of the creators of the Think Different Challenge.
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