My Top 12 Female Bloggers From Yorkshire
A selection of inspiring, innovative and successful female bloggers from Up North.
This cross-genre group of blogs is just a small selection from the huge range of great blogs written by Yorkshire women. I shall leave the official selection criteria for “best bloggers” to the awards panels. This is my personal list of top female Yorkshire bloggers: blogs that stand out to me for one or many of these things: for being honest and written from the heart; for making me laugh; for resonating with me; for making me think; for their professionalism and their personality; for trying to change the status quo; and for the level of engagement they inspire, both through the blog and social media. other social media pages. Creating content for various genres, these women really are the cream of the Yorkshire crop.
1) Trouble Doubled is a great blog sharing tales of life with four girls under ten (including one set of twins). Her posts about nannies are insightful but this blog is all about the chaos, fun and love of a larger family. This writer shares her journey and reaches out to other parents of multiple pregnancy and births with her posts about everything from sleeping habits to meals out in an honest and often humorous way.
2) Lucy from Attic 24 shares her garden and home in this beautiful and visual blog. Full of brightness it is a design/photography fans delight. Although it is a family blog, Lucy takes care to engage with the reader with her photography. Showing colour and light in a mixture of snaps and well thought out photography.
3) Offcumden shares musings from a student mum. She is local to Yorkshire yet is treated like she isn’t. Her blogs range from How to’s (a baking series) to regular slots about what makes her happy. Her blog goes from family to political and I love this post on reform.
4) This photography business blog by Rebecca Honeywell is beautiful and inspiring, with everything you would expect from a traditional photographer and much more. I have to say that my favourite shot is a bride with her pink hunter wellies under the most divine dress. Her photographs really aren’t meant for the memory box, but for display.
5) While Digital Mental Health is written by Victoria Betton from a professional point of view, her friendly and personal writing style shuns techie or medical jargon and makes this subject matter – on which Victoria is an active commentator and instigator for change – accessible for everyone.
6) Ms Peaceful Yorkshire, Yankee Bean and Pacific Yorkshire Bird writes with humor and humility over at She’s not from Yorkshire. These American ladies oop North guide us around their lives, loves and opinions. They are hugely opinionated, yet so much fun.
7) We discovered super funky Kate on Thin Ice when one of the team saw Kate speak at a recent conference. We love her ‘How to be a groovy mum’ but we’re really not sure about being beaten with a big stick….. It is great that Kate describes herself as non sugar coated. Nothing like plain honesty, we say!
8) Eleanor Snare set up The Magic Square Foundation as a fashion and culture blog, but she now also incorporates insights from her day job at a creative agency. Seamlessly mixing both personal and professional in a single blog can be tricky but Eleanor does it well. Her blogs are beautifully written, fun and a pleasure to read, whatever your interests. Already award winning, this busy and hard working lady is an inspiration to many young female aspiring writers.
9) This is Yorkshire Life is a blog of a relocation from a London girl to her roots. Full of craftiness and grub, she also talks about being President of the Women’s Institute (WI). We love this post about having writer’s block and the encouragement she found to open up the laptop again.
10) Lisa Clifford is a coach, speaker and facilitator in York. Her self titled blog shares hints and tips on how to stay motivated, check lists of how to grow and improve you business by following her lead, including 4 golden pillars to achieve your goals. The charity firewalks do sound a little scary, but for a worthwhile cause. Would you?
11) Marilyn Stowe is one of the UK’s best known divorce lawyers and the resident legal expert on ITV’s This Morning. The blog is updated frequently with discussion pieces, such as this latest piece on the debate around what age children should be given control over their decisions. Her pieces are heartfelt, practical and informative. She engages with those that comment on her site, enabling further discussion.
12) The Women’s Business Club can be found UK-wide, helping women into business and supporting throughout their business life. This site provides a selection of guest blogs covering many different areas. Members are encouraged to guest blog, to share their experiences and to help other women in business. This is a great resource as well as a community.
So who would make your top list? It really is harder than it looks to narrow it down to a set number isn’t it. Who do you rate in the Northern blogging world? And has anyone on our list inspired you to step into the blogiverse?