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A look at the top Mommy Bloggers

October 22nd, 2010 by Ashley Jacober
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Do you know how influential moms really are? Of course, our mothers are influential in our own lives but there are some moms that touch thousands of lives. Blogging has become an amazing tool for mothers to help and inspire other mothers. Sharing stories, tips, and just the day-to-day obstacles, is a great way for other women and parents to find real life advice. We took Babble.com’s list of the Top 50 Mommy Bloggers, and ranked it to see who is the most influential.

Topping the list is @thepioneerwoman, an extremely interesting lady, who went from city glam to a country-style housewife and mother of four. She shares everything from recipes to love stories. Another influential mama is @mrlady, her blog Whiskey in my Slippy Cup, has been around since 2005. Not only does she blog about being a mother but also being a woman.

So here are the results.

1. I’m The Pioneer Woman. Desperate Ranchwife. Mother of Four. Lover of Butter. Amen.

2. Mom Blogger. Not Stupid.

3. Mommyblogger, tyrant, snugglebunny

4. Yes, they’re real and they’re spectacular. Also leaking a little.

5. Principal+Co-Founder, Clever Girls Collective, Inc. One of Forbes’ 10 Mommy ‘Hood Gurus. (Their word, not mine.) Noodle seeker. Risk taker. Karaoke queen.

6. Co-author of LET’S PANIC ABOUT BABIES! (@letspanic_) which will arrive in bookstores (and your hearts) in March 2011.

7. I have an adjective, adjective noun that would verb your adjective noun so, so adverb.

8. I look forward to utilizing social media outlets such as Twitter in order to express myself in a more succinct and to-the-point manner furthermore I believe tha

9. Survival Requires Humor

10. Generalissimo of Free Range Kids Movement, syndicated columnist, sought-after speaker.To book, write: Lskenazy@yahoo.com .

The Babble.com list was a great place to start, but we know there’s more great mom bloggers out there. Who do you think are the top Mommy bloggers? What other lists should we look at? Leave a comment and fill us in.

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  • http://twitter.com/AshRust Ash Rust

    Some great bloggers here.

  • http://twitter.com/kristysf kristy sammis

    Yay to everyone, and to our partner, Stefania!

  • http://twitter.com/momversation momversation

    Momversation.com brings together the most influential mom bloggers in video for inspiring and real conversations about motherhood and life. Many of the bloggers on this list are involved including @dooce and @finslippy. Would love if you could also rank the rest of our cast. You can find them all here: http://www.momversation.com/panelists

    @momversation if you’d like more information.

  • http://thesocialjoint.com/ Lucretia M Pruitt

    Be careful to note the difference between “mom bloggers” and “Mommy Bloggers” – they are two entirely different descriptors. A “mom blogger” has both kids and a blog, whereas a “Mommy Blogger” writes specifically on her blog about being a mom. Just like all men who are dads and have blogs are not Daddy Bloggers (altho there are some good ones of those too!), not all moms who have blogs are Mommy Bloggers.

    But great place to get started. Don’t forget to check out the list that readers of that Babble.com article came up with http://www.babble.com/babble-50/mommy-bloggers/nominate-a-blogger/ – bearing in mind that each one of those “votes” was someone else nominating that blogger (and not all of them consider themselves Mommy Bloggers either.) So some of them have proof of their influence right there.
    :)

    Love you guys – keep up the good work.

  • http://twitter.com/mombloggersclub Jennifer James

    I appreciate your article about influential mom bloggers and their Klout scores. I wish, though, that instead of piggybacking off the Babble list, you created a ranking of your own. It’s a lot of work, but certainly can be done. There are a lot of mom bloggers out there with extremely high Klout scores who aren’t even on Babble’s radar or fit their demo.

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    Ashley | OCT 24, 2010 05:44AM UTC

    Hi there,

    Thanks for clarification. We simply decided to take the Babble.com’s “Babble’s Top 50 Mommy Blogger” (http://www.babble.com/babble-50/mommy-bloggers/) and from that list we found out the most influential of that list called Mommy Bloggers. I really appreciate the feedback (as I am the one who wrote the post) and please fell free to send over anymore thoughts.

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    Ashley


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    Ashley Jacober
    Marketing Associate, Klout
    ashley@klout.com
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    Ashley | OCT 24, 2010 06:38AM UTC

    I totally understand that and fully appreciate your feedback. We plan on compiling a full list of influential mom blogger soon but thought Babble.com’s list was a great place to start. If you have any recommendations of another list or other great moms on Twitter it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Ashley

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  • http://twitter.com/mombloggersclub Jennifer James

    Thank you for your response. I created a list of mom bloggers with 40+ Klout score. I will be creating an additional list, because with all lists generation there are bound to be people unintentionally left off. http://jjamesonline.com/2010/10/23/50-mom-bloggers-with-a-40-klout-score/

  • http://parentingbydummies.com Parentingbydummies

    I am a mommy blogger who doesn’t appear on any lists and probably never will. But, I do enjoy consulting them and often find new blogs to read from the comment section of those listed (everyone usually already knows about the ones that make every list, so I don’t find the lists particularly useful in introducing me to fresh blogs directly; everyone knows who the Pioneer Woman and Dooce are by now, ya know?!). Thanks for sharing and good luck compiling your next list!

  • http://www.thespohrsaremultiplying.com heather…

    You missed me, I have a 57!

  • moosh in indy.

    I have a 46. Aww, I remember when we were both big fat nobodies. (Okay, let’s be honest, we’ve never been fat, well, recently. *ehem*)

    Now we have Klout, which is not to be confused with Gout.

    Now where’s our trophies?

  • http://www.twitter.com/micheledortch Michele Dortch

    Thanks for making the distinction between “mom blogger” and “mommy blogger” while also mentioning the fact that many, many men who have blogs and happen to be dads are not automatically dubbed “daddy bloggers.”

  • http://thedailyblarg.com Steph

    I am not on this list either… Which admittedly stung a little because I am more proud of Twitter than I am of my blog. But, I also take solice seeing that I am higher than the number 3 person on your list.

    The list is great… all wonderful people. I guess we all just like a little validation for our accomplishments now and then. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/SugarJones Sugar Jones

    Guess my 54 wasn’t good enough… sigh…

  • http://twitter.com/rockdrool Melissa

    i think, quite frankly, lists are getting tiresome.

  • http://www.mommyniri.com Niri

    Personally I think it is sad to use the Babble list – that list has been wrought with controversy in the blogosphere. Only if someone searches the names and then klout score they will be listed.

    Somehow even with a klout score of 59 I am not even on the radar.

  • http://jessicagottlieb.com JessicaGottlieb

    Really?

    I had no idea there’s a difference. You and I have ALWAYS differed on this one though. I don’t really care what you call me, I just care that you call me.

  • http://thesocialjoint.com/ Lucretia M Pruitt

    Ha! Well yes, we are playing semantics to a point aren’t we? But it’s good to have differing perspectives! And yes, I will call. :)

  • http://thesocialjoint.com/ Lucretia M Pruitt

    Ashley: It’s a great post and you have to start somewhere, so why not there? :)

    I just pointed out the distinction because it’s an ongoing discussion.
    A year ago, with regard to my now defunct tech blog, Robert Scoble asked me over a beer why people insisted on calling me a Mommy Blogger when I never wrote about or posted pictures of my daughter. He then said “I’m more a Daddy Blogger than you are a Mommy Blogger” based on the fact that he has often posted about his sons.
    But no one ever calls him a Daddy Blogger.

    But there is something to be noted about the differences between the online-Moms community and other communities. Influence is actually different there than it is elsewhere. But I’m not quite sure how it impacts the Klout algorithm.

    Again tho? Great start!

  • http://thesocialjoint.com/ Lucretia M Pruitt

    Jennifer: hope you work with Ashley on expanding Klout’s list. I think it can only lead to a broader view of the Mom space!

  • http://twitter.com/bodhi_bear kia

    What kind of rubric do you use for your ranking? I can think of a few others to mention such as some ladies on twitter like @bookieboo @phdinparenting and @thesmartmama who work their butts off to educate women on various topics and have large followings they interact with.

  • http://www.postpartumprogress.com Katherine Stone

    I’ve got a 53 and rising. Does that rate?

    – Katherine Stone, mom & blogger, momblogger, mommyblogger, blogmommer, bloggymom and author of the most widely-read blog on postpartum depression, Postpartum Progress at http://www.postpartumprogress.com

  • http://www.postpartumprogress.com Katherine Stone

    I wonder what a Gout trophy would look like.

  • http://twitter.com/TechSF Anthony

    We’ve created a unique ranking tool, ABIE, that determines online influence based not only on data from the top ‘ranking’ services out there, but also on factors such as audience engagement levels and the frequency original content is shared across the social Web. The latter two factors are key given the nature of the Web today, where interacting (commenting, liking, Digging) with content and/or sharing it with your friends and followers can be done with a single mouse click. We are also in the process of incorporating Klout scores into this ranking, because as noted above, Klout is fastly becoming a pivotal figure in measuring a blog’s overall influence online using information from Twitter and Facebook.

    Please find a detailed list of our Top 10 Mommy Bloggers listed below, also listed on the Access Point Blog –> http://bit.ly/bA1m3e.

    1. Celebrity Baby Blog
    2. ParentDish
    3. NYTimes.com: Motherlode
    4. Strollerderby
    5. The Mom Blog
    6. The Bloggess
    7. Simple Mom
    8. Mom Dot
    9. Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
    10. An Island Life

  • Anonymous

    Hey Niri,

    Excellent point, and we’d love to create a more comprehensive list, but it’s quite a daunting task when we’re just starting to understand the mom blog space. You should check out Jennifer’s posts as well, they’re great!

    -Megan Berry
    Marketing Manager, Klout

  • Anonymous

    Hey Steph,

    This is based on babble.com’s list, we know we missed some great mommy bloggers! We wanted to get the conversation going, just like this :)

  • http://www.paulholmes.ca/ Paul Holmes

    My favourite Mommy blogger is @imamomgyver. I’m very biased, though.

  • http://dadarocks.com/ DaDa Rocks!

    So where is the daddy blogger list?

  • http://girlfriendology.com Debba

    Does a Mom Blogger (or Mommy Blogger) have to be a mom? Can’t it be a female who blogs and has a community? If so, I don’t have children (aside from a cat and dog) but ranked 46 (w/o being able to add in my 11k Facebook female fans – it wants to rank me on my personal friends instead). Would love to be mentioned in other lists and be acknowledged as a female blogger with influence.

    Thanks! Debba Haupert / http://girlfriendology.com / http://facebook.com/girlfriendology

  • haveuheard

    I’m a mommy blogger but because I have a celebrity entertainment website, i often get overlooked. http://www.haveuheard.net.

    Klout was giving out tickets to Tangled – would have loved to get them for the kids. Maybe next time.

  • Scatteredmom

    I’m a Mom/Food Blogger and my score is 66, and I’m not on the list either. But then I’m Canadian.

    But seeing I’m second on that list made me quite happy.

  • Vodkamom

    i agree. These women have unique voices, talent and wit. Awesome combination.

  • Her Bad Mother

    I’m curious: I’m on the Babble list (and in the top ten) and have a Klout score of 66, so what other factors did you consider in putting together this list (if it’s not, as is implied, a list of the Babble-listed mom bloggers with highest Klout scores)?

    (Honestly, just curious.)

  • Her Bad Mother

    Sorry – I totally missed the date here – someone directed me here and I didn’t realize it was months old ;)

    (That said – my score has long hovered in the 60′s, so the question still stands, I suppose ;))

  • http://www.aMomKnowsBest.com AllisonAlexander@aMomKnowsBest

    Admittedly, I’m a little late in this discussion, but I do have a question. I have 2 twitter profiles and just received a Klout perk based on my profile that has a lower Klout score (@allialexander). Grateful, but curious, as to why that would be? Also, does Klout take into account multiple profiles? I’m guessing not, since my score is different on those profiles. Also, in terms of Klout, which is factored into our score…personal FB account or fan pages? There are so many top mom blog lists, I think you have to start somewhere and while there are terrific bloggers on the babble list, no matter where you got your list from–some terrific people would be left off. You can’t please all the people all the time!

  • Girl to Mom- Heidi

    http://www.GirltoMom.com Klout score 58.

  • http://www.singleparentcenter.net/single-parent-statistics.html single parent statistics

    Hello..
    This is a great resource for all the mothers.. I am glad I visited here and come to know about the blogs which will help me a lot to know better what to do for a good parenting..

  • http://twitter.com/mrsdchastain Diana Chastain

    I am a mommy blogger with higher klout scores than most of them. #justsayin… :/