I love these women. When they do something – they do it right! They constitute some of the best minds in my world. One of the reasons they made my top 5 list is that they make serious success look possible. They don’t live in ivory towers where you can’t reach them – they’re real, they have stories just like mine and best of all – they talk to you on Twitter. That is refreshing!
- Ching Ya: She takes the lead because she doesn’t even realize that she’s right up there with Mari Smith. She has totally mastered everything about Facebook Page customization and her blog Social@Blogging Tracker packs the best tutorials and tips I’ve ever seen – anywhere! Ching Ya is also a friend of mine – and her personality can be summarized with one word – Unassuming!
- Ann Handley: is the one I look up to. I had the pleasure of meeting her last month during her Content Rules book tour in Arlington, Virginia (posted the pictures on my Facebook page). She’s the first person to own the title ‘Chief Content Officer’. What I like most about her is that she’s really big on educating her audience. Everything I know about content marketing, I have learned from her website/blog Marketingprofs and her book ‘Content Rules’. I believe I’ve read every word that she’s ever writen!
- Pam Slim: is the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation (blog and book). I first heard her speak last fall at the International Freelancers Day online convention. I was only six months into my freelance career at the time, and so everything she said had my name on it. What I like most about her is that she is above all else – a motivator. She speaks to frustrated corporate employees about breaking the chains and doing their own thing (can anyone relate?).
- Amy Porterfield: is the kind of writer you want to be when you grow up. She is part of that awesome team at socialmediaexaminer.com (with Mike Stelzner and Cindy King). Apart from her solid social media strategy skills (which she shares for FREE in her training program), I love that she’s a lot of fun (I mean she even watches ‘Real Housewives of New York – really!), is friendly and approachable (that’s why I friended her on Facebook). Her new book – Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies – comes out in May. I’ll be on the lookout for that!
- Sarah Mitchell: is my competition (even though she’s in Australia)! I first noticed her last year when her name kept coming up in content/copywriting circles. I’ve been following her aggressively since then. When I discovered that she’s a contributer to the Content Marketing Institute – I immediately signed up as well. She’s a few steps ahead of me but Sarah keeps me sharp. She challenges me and I analyze her every move! Thanks to Sarah, my competitive spirit is on the rise.
People assume that women don’t write relevant content that appeals to both sexes. This is entirely untrue. This group of 5 writes some of the most important and relevant ideas in social media and content strategy and they’re experts that’ll get you thinking.
In the meantime who are your favorite female bloggers?