I just had a peek at the top ten UK Christian female bloggers in the previous post and noticed a few things:
- half of these blogs are PINK!
- most of them deal with theology
- most are creative in the comments section - one uses French language and a few of them have hacked into the instructions for a more personal touch.
- most use the blogger platform
- most come from a conservative evangelical background.
Maggi Dawn should probably be there somewhere. Maybe next time around. Her blog is really popular and full of good content, esp. regarding worship.
A few months ago at GodBlogCon, I met La Shawn Barber who has a fantastic blog and is really one of the best female Christian bloggers I have met. She doesnt consider herself a political blogger but her blog does seem to focus on politics, at least recently. Politics in the USA is a hot topic for the blogosphere and the audience is massive - much bigger than "religion" or "theology" or "mission". Helps with the blog traffic, doesn't it La Shawn?
And there are plenty of other killer bloggers out there who are not male.
- Cynthia Ware (American) at The Digital Sanctuary rocks the blogosphere.
- Becky Garrison [also American - yeah - the Americans are finally catching up] is all over the web but never on her own page.
- Cathryn Thomas [the Texas 'pomo charismystic'] blogs at Love Fiercely. She is an absolute scream and I visit her blog a lot.
- Kerstin Hack from Berlin - everyone should know Kerstin.
- Gabi Ngaboca from Hungary has an exciting life following God and her blog reflects that. Some blogs are boring because the blogger's lives are boring. Not Gabi!
- Barbara from Portugal is an blast. She lives off-grid in a Christian community and blogs at Shantii Pilgrim. Baba recommends Lisa's blog from Tanzania.
- Wendy Cooper from Canada has been blogging as long as any other woman I know. Her husband Jordon has been a blog superstar since last century but Wendy is a great blogger in her own right.
- Rachel Cunliffe [yeah New Zealand!] is an award winning blogger and blog designer.
- Amy Chapman is a gifted writer and blogs with her crazy husband Derek at The Bearable Light.
- My wife Debbie had a well known blog on motherhood called MumJones but gave blogging a break for a few years as an attempt to reign in her husband's blogging addiction. I could probably mention a new blog that she and my four daughters have started called A Van Down By The River but then you would discover some secrets about our family plans that i have not revealed yet.
I could go on, and talk about Whitney, Bea, Jen, Kristin, Juli, Maggie, Cindy, Shannon [when she feels like blogging] and obviously, i have ignored many many more who will no doubt give me a hard time in the comments. But what about you? Which female Christian bloggers do you read?