The W-List

by Laura Fitton on August 10, 2007

Normally don’t “play memes” here at Great Presentations Mean Business, but this one’s important to me. I’m grateful Liz Strauss threw my name in with others in this very big hat to fill, and I’d like to salute a number of my own blogging women heroes. Liz’ followup post captures something I agree with about the “M-List” objection to the “W-List” idea:

I celebrate the women bloggers on the list. By giving to them, I take nothing from the men I esteem. I only wish I had taken the time to celebrate the men too.

As a child I knew, sometimes my parents celebrated one of their children without mentioned the other two. Yet each of one of us was always their favorite.

One lesson that I have always had trouble with is that when I’m not included it’s rarely about me. (And when I am, that’s usually not about me either.)

So with that caveat to the many adored male bloggers I read, here’re my W-List additions:

Here is the list from Karin H.’s post:

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Susan Cartier Liebel August 10, 2007 at 6:07 pm

Thanks for adding to the list with all those you have. While this may have started out as something that makes you go, “ummm” I’m thrilled it is making the rounds because of all the incredible blogs I am being introduced to.

Catherine August 11, 2007 at 7:07 am

This week has been a crazy stressful time of dust and workmen so I’ve decided I’m not going to do anything considered super productive. Not unpack, not clean, nothing.

What I am doing is having an easy Saturday visiting blogs I’ve never read before. First by following blogs coming via my stats, then by clicking down each list. Nice. I feel spoiled.

Karin H. August 11, 2007 at 9:38 am

Hi Laura

Thanks for ‘picking-up’ the list with the added ones, they indeed belong here too.

Why do I get the feeling this is going to be like a small pebble in the pond, creating ever increasing and expanding ‘waves’ ;-)

Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

Anna Farmery August 11, 2007 at 10:38 am

At the Podcast Sister we want to get the message out that there are wonderful female role models, that there is a depth of female talent…I love the fact that the list is growing and that I find a wonderful new blog each time I follow the link!

Anna Farmery – The Engaging Brand & The Podcast Sisters

whymommy August 12, 2007 at 2:37 am

Thank you for including me! How kind!

April Groves August 13, 2007 at 1:48 pm

One of the greatest benefits of this list has been finding great blogs like this one!

C. B. Whittemore August 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Thank you for continuing the conversation around women bloggers and including Flooring The Consumer. It’s an honor to be in such good company!

Stephanie Agresta August 21, 2007 at 2:54 am

Hi Laura. Thanks so much for thinking of me and “InternetGeekGirl.” I salute all the women on this list. As with anything else, I celebrate women who take chances, put themselves out there, and make a difference.

U all rock.


Toby August 29, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Laura – wonderful intro to the W List and the hat tip to your guy blogger pals. The W List is not to say we don’t love our male friends but sometimes a little GNO is good for the soul and spirit.

Lisa Gates November 13, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Hello Laura. Great to meet you and your blog. Thanks for introducing me to you!!

franke james November 13, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Laura — I appreciate you keeping the W-list growing by sharing your great picks. Cheers ~ Franke

Yves Marie Danie Baptiste November 29, 2007 at 7:49 am

Awww, you forgot me. :-)

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