19 August 2007

W Magical List of Women Bloggers

I have had the amazing pleasure of being a part of the W Magical List of Women Bloggers that is circulating around the blogosphere. I will take a page from my blogging sister, Kirsten Harrell of Thinking Positive! Blog to tell the origin of this list.

"Valeria Maltoni from the Conversation Agent wrote a post about the top 20 PR Power Women. This top 20 list was extracted from Ad Age's Power 150. Valerie had a brilliant idea to add to this list and get the ball rolling to create the "W" list - a list of Women Bloggers. The "W" list idea took off in the blogosphere and has grown into a fabulous list of women bloggers."

I saw this list on a few blogs and thought this is great. Then I saw it on a few more blogs. So, I said if I see the list on one more blog, I have to do something about it. I thought I would just re-circulate the list on a blog post. I didn't know what I was in for. I read Toby Bloomberg's Diva Marketing Blog. Toby gave a great history of the list along with a challenge: The following W Magical List is by no means the end list. It would be as, Jeneane would say, the bomb, if some smart diva could create a wiki to house the list.

So yours truly took the challenge. Now, I had no idea how to even create a wiki. But I was on a mission, I had a purpose, and I was passionate! I went to Google and found Wikispaces. I included Toby's history along with the list. I posted a comment to Toby's post and it has been truly magical! This list of amazing women is as someone said like fairy dust. It was sprinkled and magic happened.

I want to thank the many wonderful and awesome women who have held this list in such a sacred way. I am so honored to be in the company of such gifted and amazing women.

I give a serious wiki love squeeze to my sisters:
Toby Bloomberg
Valeria Maltoni
Kirsten Harrell
Kammie Kobyleski

Elysa of GenPink has amazingly put the list in catogories. I have a shout out to her to see how we can consolidate the list. Will keep you posted.

Check out the list at http://wmagicallist.wikispaces.com/ and celebrate these amazing women bloggers, who keep the conversation going. We have an awesome power at our disposal: the power of our words. And women are exercising that power abundantly. I am so humbled to be among them.

If you are a woman blogger, please add your voice and your blog. This is a living list and a living legacy to all women. Keep it alive and passionate!

Blog purposefully and with passion!
Coach Carolyn


Kirsten Harrell, Psy.D. said...

Brilliant! What a cool thing... especially now that I know you decided to do the wiki even though you didn't know how! That's passion in action! :)

p.s. - my name is spelled Kirsten. :)

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Hey Kirsten,

Thanks for the kudos and your continued support. And thanks for all you do for the world! So sorry about the spelling. Fixed!

elysa said...

Thanks for the mention, I am glad that my time has been so helpful to many people.

I will look into getting my information put on the wiki as well.

Valeria Maltoni said...


That is so generous and kind of you to take the time. And Elysa is my new personal hero. The purpose was for like minded women to meet each other -- I knew you would all find great reasons to stay in touch and continue the conversation.

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Elysa: Thank you for the work you have done to care for this list.

Valeria: You are a pioneering woman! Thank you for giving us the space to celebrate one another and continue the conversation.

You ladies rock!!!

Kammie said...

Hey lady...

Thanks for the super-wiki squeeze!

I appreciate your passion and support.

You know I'm here to support YOU too!!

Stay passioante,

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Hey Kam!
I love you to pieces!
~ The Wild Wiki Woman!

Randee said...


Thank you so much for including The What If...? Women to the "W Magical List of Women Bloggers". We are so excited to be listed!

I'm a newbie to "wiki" and have much to learn. I can't wait!

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Thanks for allowing a space for women to come together to have a voice, share and celebrate being women! You rock, my sister!

Free10007 said...

Carolyn -- you, Elysa and Valeria are all my new personal heroines.

Each one of you took time to create opportunities to spotlight a whole lot of women.

This is leadership, and it is how to create community.

Thanks so much for including me.

Be well.

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...


ALL you ladies are my sheroes! This could have not been possible without all of us standing together in community and loving the conversation.

You are all wiki-licious!

~The Wild Wiki Woman!