Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell Christine why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.
This week, we’ll start with a history lesson on International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day this year fell on March 8. It’s been observed since the early 1900s, a “time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.”
According to the International Women’s Day site, 1908 was pivotal in the critical debate among women.
“Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change,” the site said. “Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.”
As a history nerd, I honestly could keep going with this lesson.
Instead, I’ll switch gears to a great post I found on BlogHer about 10 insanely easy ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. There were a couple tips I thought were right on: Go home early, and make dinner plans. (To those I say: Simple, easy, and awesome.)
Here are a handful of women’s blogs I recently enjoyed:
I first learned of Witty + Pretty through Facebook. A friend posted an amusing W+P piece about What a Girl’s Pet Says About Her (and Her Dating Style). I’m apparently all over the map, especially because I have multiple pets, mostly cats, to which W+P says: “If she owns multiple cats, a cat run, four or more scratching posts, and buys 87 pounds of kitty litter a month, that means she talks to make-believe friends and eats couch foam.” Perfect.
I also laughed hysterically with the clip Harry Styles Reveals Favorite Food, Jimmy Fallon Loses It.
Follow @AshHess on Twitter.
Blog – the New Black is a lifestyle blog about fashion, food, beauty, and travel. It’s written by Cleveland-based digital marketer and blogger Nadine Nocero.
This is a fun blog. I really liked this post on Billionaire’s Shortbread, which celebrated Fat Tuesday with this “outrageously heavenly dessert.”
Nocero also recently revealed the stunning result of her kitchen reno. I especially liked that Nocero included specifics at the bottom of her post: Paint colors, furniture, and where she purchased the flooring.
Follow @nadinenocero on Twitter.
Feministe is a blog that’s run by women, from the ground up. It was founded by Lauren Bruce in 2001.
Bruce launched the site as an “attempt to explore feminist practice and theory from the comfort of her own bedroom, writing extensively about the intersections of feminism, teen- and single-parenthood, social class, and pop culture.”
A couple of posts I found interesting and thought-provoking include Eating Disorder Awareness: Myths, Facts, Truths, and Anecdotes and Against Trigger Warnings, which tackles whether it’s OK to post a warning when subject matter can be particularly triggering of negative reactions.
I especially liked that Feministe blogger Jill Filipovic included at the bottom of her trigger warnings post that, “Unsurprisingly, every other feminist blogger disagrees with me,” and she linked to two other opinion pieces.
Follow @Feministe on Twitter.
BettyConfidential has been selected by Forbes.com as one of the “Top 100 websites for women.”
A product of media production company Desha Productions Inc., BettyConfidential was launched in 2008.
“’Betty’ is your go-to-girl for celebrity news, style and beauty tips, relationship advice, and healthy living and family life,” the blog says. “She’s your best friend and confidant. Savvy, sexy and stylish, Betty loves to dish—especially with other like‐minded women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.”
I like BettyConfidential because it’s a simple, attractive, and engaging site. On B’s Hotlist, I found a couple of gems: 3 Steps to Ready Your Closet for Your New Spring Wardrobe and Dessert … for Breakfast?
Follow @BettyBuzz on Twitter.
The Corporate Sister speaks to the career, lifestyle, and fashion of modern women in the corporate world. It’s managed and run by Solange Lopes.
“As a corporate sister myself, and after years in the corporate space, I found there were limited resources and outlets for women of color in corporations,” the blog says. “This is not just a place for Black women in Corporate, it’s a place for all women and men in or outside of the corporate world, to share our experiences, learn from each other, and find ways to reduce the economic, cultural and psychological divide keeping all of us from reaching our full potential.”
I appreciated the message about valid dreams in What Lupita Nyong’O’s Oscar Win Taught Us Last Night. I also find the Lunch Break fashion shots under Fashion & Beauty pretty fun.
Follow @thecorporatesis on Twitter.
We have now arrived at one of my favorite portions of this program: Notable blogs I reviewed last year. There were several stellar women’s blogs, but these continue to stand out:
Arianna’s Random Thoughts is the personal blog of Canadian creative thought leader Arianna Merritt. She shares personal stories, photographs, and conversations with others. Merritt’s Speaking From The Heart series features authors, bloggers, and songwriters who have influenced her journey.
Zensible Mama is a melting pot of ideas, tips, and tricks with a smidge of geek written by Maricris Guadagna. The blog covers a lot of territory: Personal/success stories, travel ideas and frugal tips, events and happenings, tech gadgets, recipes, culture and diversity, and blogging and social media.
Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. She feels honored to blog about these fine examples of Women of Blogging. Follow @cpcube or give her a shout at PR Newswire’s Google+.