Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012 – The Winners

When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writers, we got a huge response! Great to see how passionate readers are about their favorite writing blog.

As you’ll see there are some previous winners, as well as some talented new bloggers in the top 10 of 2012.

How were the winners selected?

  1. Initial qualification: A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. If someone nominated more than one blog, only the first nomination was counted. Valid nominations needed to include the URL and give a reason why the nominated blog should be considered.
  2. Contest criteria: In order to be considered, a blog needed to be a writing blog. In order to qualify, at least 50% of posts needed to be about writing and not about freelancing, business, publishing etc.
  3. Blog-based analysis: Reader involvement: Comment numbers per post accounted for 15% of the total score. The number of nominations accounts for 15% of the total score. Number of shares on social media per post accounted for 15%. These three blog-based factors make up 45% of the final score.
  4. Quality of posts: Educational, useful, engaging, and discussion-creating posts were rated higher than self-promotional posts. The quality of posts accounts for 55% of the final score.

And the winners are …

Jeff Goins Writer


Positive Writer

positive writer

The Creative Penn

Creative Penn

Make a Living Writing

make a living writing

The Write Practice

Write practice

Live Write Thrive


Moody Writing

Moody writing

The Romance University

Romance university

The Renegade Writer

Renegade writer

The Writers [Inner] Journey

Writer's inner journey

Congratulations to all the winners!

The badge of distinction: If you are a winner,  display the badge you see above on your blog and link the badge back to this page.

Readers, be sure to check out these awesome blogs!

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We’ll be inviting the winners to guest post on WTD so that all our readers can get to know and enjoy these excellent bloggers.

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Mary Jaksch, Chief Editor, Write to Done

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Mary Jaksch

Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.