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The Fab Five, According To Me #clever5

by TerriAnn


Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!


When I was asked to write about five bloggers that I liked I thought, “Easy-peasy!” After all, there are hundreds of great blogs out there covering countless subjects and angles. But to name the five that I want to lift above all others I became stumped. After spending hours going through the bloggers I follow on Facebook, Twitter, Networked Blogs, and subscribe to either via email or rss I finally narrowed it down.
When I first started blogging, I looked for local bloggers and found Ana. She was one of the few to actually respond and with words of wisdom. Establishing herself well, she now writes for many influential blogs as well as her own at Finding Bonggamom and Bonggamom Finds. She also runs the best Twitter parties ever!

I only recently discovered Coffee on the Patio. While this blog is aimed toward women over 40, I quite like it. The premise is simple-find interesting articles online and link to them with a short blurb. Those 1-2 sentences and well-chosen articles constantly peak my interest and keep me coming back. Perfect example of staying focused!

I have so much to learn from Julia of The Frugal Find. She really shines in the way she engages her audience. Her Facebook posts and tweets are written as if each follower is her personal friend. She has also achieved something many bloggers struggle with, a loyal following of local readers. Deal sites come and go but TFF is here to stay!
Jen, the creator behind The Mom Reviews and Musings of The Mom Jen, is as fabulous as they come. Jen knows what she’s doing and does it well. She has a great writing style that is honest and easy to relate to. She’s also secure and kind enough to support a newbie blogger like me. Did I mention how awesome her travel reviews are?!

The gals behind Simply Stacie continue to impress me. They are constantly coming up with fabulous ideas such as the Global Blog Hop and the Cash Follower Giveaway. They have grown greatly in the past year and for good reason. Despite that, they keep the content useful and personal. If you are not following this blog yet, you should!

The blogosphere is broad and vast. A good blog really needs to have that ‘something special’ to make it blog stand out and grow. As I continue to add to and improve Cookies & Clogs, I want to thank the above bloggers for setting a wonderful example for me in how to be fabulous.

Do you know of any others I should check out?


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Jennifer @ Mom Spotted January 24, 2011 - 9:42 am

I love Jen & Stacie but aren’t familiar with the others. Off to check them out 🙂

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:34 pm

I think personal communication with readers is really important and those two do shine in that area.

blueviolet January 24, 2011 - 10:44 am

I know Stacie and she has just exploded since she took on a staff. I’m happy for her. I only know Jen a little bit.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:34 pm

True, true. But you, my dear, have gotten quite a bit of love lately as well! You rock 🙂

Sharon January 24, 2011 - 11:41 am

Great set of blogs you have listed.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Thanks, it was a lot of work!

JulieD January 24, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Ooh great list and some new to me, I will have to check out!

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Yay! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Kasandria Reasoner January 24, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Thanks for the rundown! I see some blogs I love and some new ones. Going to check them out now.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:45 pm

You’re welcome. I’m so new to the blogging scene that I still have many more wonderful ones to find out about 🙂

Jessica @That Tech Chick January 24, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Great list of blogs, I am a huge fan of Simply Stacie.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Haha- who isn’t?

Kathy January 24, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Thanks for the awsome list. I am familiar with some of them, I will be sure to check out the ones that I am not so familiar with.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:49 pm

No problem. I hope you find a new one to love 🙂

Jen-Eighty MPH Mom January 24, 2011 - 5:18 pm

These are great choices! I highly recommend Shauna Glenn too, if you need a good laugh 🙂

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Never heard of her. Thanks for the recommendation! I was going to list Scary Mommy but thought some of the content may ‘scare’ some of my readers 😛

Karen January 24, 2011 - 8:41 pm

thanks! I have bookmarked a couple of them to go back to later.

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Yay! Let me know what you think!

HilLesha January 25, 2011 - 6:14 am

Great blogs! 🙂

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Thanks, they really worked hard and deserve some credit!

Mandi January 25, 2011 - 5:07 pm

How fun! I’m going to check these out and see what I find!

Cookies & Clogs January 25, 2011 - 10:20 pm

Hope you find a keeper!

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