Spotlight on Latina bloggers

Jun 02, 10 Spotlight on Latina bloggers

We recently looked at Sophia Mind’s study on Latinas and their use of social networks. While that post focused on a general lack of relevant online content and sense of community for this segment, I wanted to take a moment and spotlight some of the Latina bloggers that are indeed developing some very cool content! This is an exciting, growing area to look at, especially since the study mentions that blogs and recommendations by people they trust are more important to Latina consumers than ads or pitches by salespeople at the moment of purchase.

Here are some of the blogs I like, based on their frequency of posts, level of interaction and originality of content:

  • Mamá Contemporánea: A very stylish blog for the “domestic diva,” this site posts regularly, has tons of cool giveaways and gets its readers to comment & interact.
  • The Tiki Tiki Blog: Featuring stories with cultura, color y sabor, this blog’s posts are mostly in English, but span topics from news and pop culture to recipes and reflection.
  • The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Penned by a fashion & style expert Lilliana Vazquez, this stylish site features the latest fashion trends.
  • Taza de Chocolate: I love this blog’s focus on cooking traditional Mexican recipes, and the photos make posts extremely easy to follow, even for a novice chef like me!
  • Modern Mami: Parenting blog, with especially great posts for working moms.
  • Spanglish Baby: Great resource for parents raising bilingual kids. Bonus features include forums and weekly “Ask an expert” posts.
  • Lali Amora: Blogger dedicated to beauty, especially sharing make-up tips with plenty of photos!

There are also some great Latino blog directories as the list continues to grow:

  • HispanicPRBlog does a nice spotlight on Latino bloggers pretty regularly.
  • Blogs by Latinas is a directory you can browse or add your site to.
  • Blogadera is a great blog network and directory for “content curators”

This is just a very select few from a growing blogosphere. What’s your favorite Latina blog?

9 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including us, SpanglishBaby, on your short-list! Melanie from ModernMami made us aware of this post.

    I do agree that even a year ago the Latina-blogosphere was in it´s infancy stage, but is now booming with amazing content from excellent writers and professionals.

    My personal favorite at the moment is http://www.ModernFamilia.com

    There´s also a great list over at ShePosts: http://sheposts.com/content/general-mills-hosts-latina-blogueras-qu%C3%A9-rica-vida-relaunch

  2. Great, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks so much for the link love. I love that our once “little” Latina blogging community is expanding and growing with so many Latinas talking about so many different topics.

  4. Hi! I guess I spoke too soon, obviously I am not on the list, but thought you might enjoy my blog and maybe include in your next Spotlight? (only if you enjoy it of course!)

    I am a chilean mama who moved to the US when I was 12, and I am now living in the UK and raising my son bilingually.

    The blog is from his point of view! The latest entry is about him teaching his papi spanish. If you get some time, I hope you can have a look! I am enjoying seeing other Hispanic mamas out there blogging!

    gracias!! Maria Jose

    Mummy’s Busy World by me, Little M
    http://bit.ly/dBisZn

    p.s. thanks for following me on twitter! :) @verybusymama

    • Thanks for mentioning your blog – I was only able to mention a couple in the post, but I’m glad more are coming up in the comments! It’s definitely interesting to get your perspective from overseas!

  5. Great list you have here!!! These women are as awesome in person as in their blogs!

  6. Thanks for helping us shine, it’s great to see more and more articles that highlight us, latina bloggers.

  7. Muchisimas gracias for mentioning my blog, “Taza de Chocolate”. We might be modern women, but let’s never forget those wonderful tradtional Mexican recipes–or the women who taught us them.
    Anyone for menudo?

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