The Cool Kids of WordPress

I’ve been collecting a list of WP bloggers with an insane amount of followers who focus primarily on writing. No doubt you’ve come across most, if not all of these writerly scholars who meander about WordPress, affecting us with their Hollywood connections, best seller success, dreamy wordiness or their delicately composed poems that touch on the otherworldly.

The curiosity of cats dictates that we want to know all about them. Who are they? What’s their cat’s name? Do they even have a cat? Why are they being so cryptic in their About page? And how on Earth did they get so many followers? There are a variety of reasons why they got to where they are, reasons which you will no doubt uncover if you visit their blogs. So far my list only includes bloggers I’ve stumbled across since 2015. I’m sure there are plenty more out there… just waiting to be found!

Name Link WP Followers Total 

(if known)

Cristian Mihai Cristian Mihai 111,704 120,524
Jason C. Cushman Opinionated Man – HarsH ReaLiTy 55,708 55,808
Kristen Lamb Kristen Lamb 31,000 34,407
John Scalzi Whatever 27,086  
Kent Wayne Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha 11,854 11,883
Mike Allegra Hey Look A Writer Fellow 11,741 11,772
Luther M. Stiler Infinite Free Time 10,244 20,772
Ryan Lanz A Writer’s Path 9,896 10,050
Bitter Ben Ben’s Bitter Blog 8,755 9,671
Sarah Doughty Heartstring Eulogies 8,633 12,543
Lynette Noni Lynette Noni 7,080 9,634
Claire A Little Blog of Books 6,047 7,223
Unknown All Romance Reads 5,707 5,854
Phil Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge 5,331  
Sue Vincent Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo 5,295 12,944
C.p. Singleton Madstoffa’s Crunchy House 5,208 5,963
Austin L. Wiggins Writings By Ender 4,674  
Richard M. Ankers Richard Ankers 4,571 6,292
D. Wallace Peach Myths of the Mirror 2,049 4,177
Luane Writer Site 3,887  
Morgan Booknvolume 3,841 17,479
Patrick W. Marsh What the Monster Said 3, 717 4,707
Jacquelineobyikocha A Cooking Pot and Twisted tales 2,988 9,717
Jenny Jenny in Neverland 2,266 9,368
Hugh W. Roberts Hughes Views and News 1,956 12,075

 

Honourable Cat Mentions

Nicola L Robinson Katzenworld 7,909 45, 848
Caroline Beauty is a Sleeping Cat 1,394  
Bailey Blue Bailey Boat Cat 2,267  

 

Last Updated March 21st 2017

P.s Feel free to let me know in the comment section if there is a (writing related) blogger you think I should add to my list 🙂

152 thoughts on “The Cool Kids of WordPress

  1. Hi,thanks for following my little bloggy blog. I just had to quickly say- I thought your blog byline said, “The Cat’s Wife. ” I just saw what it actually says now!😂😂Oh dear..it’s very early here in London. ..

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  4. Fascinating read, thanks! It’s always interesting/helpful to see what people write, how they conduct themselves online and how many followers they manage to attain by doing so! This is a challenge for me. Up until recently, I’ve been using twitter, but I find it can often be like a social cocktail party, i.e lots of noise and not a lot of interaction. It’s good for fast posts regarding new material, or thoughts, but not so much connecting and being a part of a community of link minded people. After reading your post, I want to make a change by being more interactive, and hopefully, I will learn a thing or two along the way!

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  5. Hey Millie, you should think about contacting each of these bloggers and creating a follow-up curated post of their advice on how to build a following for a writerly blog. Just ask for like 2-3 sentences from each blogger. We all would eat that up!

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  6. Hey, I made the list. That’s sort of shocking. Ha ha. I’m far from some of the huge blogs you have listed, Millie, and I’ve never actually “tried” to grow my blog. I just have fun, visit, and I always reciprocate. It is a nice community. Happy Blogging!

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    • I think the biggest key to being on my list is being really friendly and super involved in the WordPress community (or blog a lot), which you are! And that’s crazy that you’ve never tried to grow your blog, you must just be a natural blogger! ☺ half the time I don’t have time to respond to people on here, though it’s my absolute favourite thing to do in the world. I love so many people on here ❤️ if I didn’t have a full time job and part time study I’d be on here all day ☺☺

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  7. My point is that being premium doesn’t build an audience. An active blogger does. I’ve built blogs with thousands of subscribers just by going out and meeting people. Conversing like you and I. 🙂

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  8. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for doing all the hard word and curating those blog sites!
    BTW, I have 1&1/4 cats. The 1/4 is for our cat who decided to leave his brother and move in next door. We only see him occasionally 😹

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  11. LOL, I’m cool–yay!!!! And most of these blogs are new to me, so thanks! BTW, I have FIVE cats: Pear Blossom, Felix ScoobyDooby Man, Tiger Queenie, Kana Bear, and Sloopy Anne. No better combo than writing and cats. I’m so sorry about your cat Moet (I saw the pic on your bio). My oldest cat died two years ago this coming summer, and I still miss him.

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    • You have FIVE cats? I just asked Kally from MiddleMe how on Earth she manages with three… hahaha I absolutely LOVE the name Pear Blossom. I hope you don’t mind if I steal that name one day! And I’m sorry about your cat too, it is so tough losing a pet, I didn’t realise how much I loved Moet until he vanished!

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      • I didn’t intend to have 5, but the 5th one had been at the shelter for two solid years, and I couldn’t stand that idea. She’s an adorable little calico with a tortie back. You can have Pear Blossom haha. It comes from the children’s book The Korean Cinderella.

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        • Oh she sounds so pretty! That’s a really long time for a cat to be at a shelter. My kitten was six months old when I finally adopted him, he’d been advertised since he was a kitten by the RSPCA. He is the most beautiful cat !! I’ll have to look up Korean Cinderella ☺ I’d love to rename Sven to pear blossom but I’m not sure he’d agree hahah (I just kept his name from the shelter, but I wish I’d thought of something cool!)

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  12. Their writing is pretty good and the other advantage is that their blogs are premium unlike free. free blogs have limited features compared to premium.

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  13. “I wish I could be like the cool kids/Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in.” That lyric describes how I feel reading those numbers. WOW! I love how you have an honourable cat mention list. That’s so you!

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  14. I don’t think I’ve been called a cool kid for the last few decades… if ever 🙂 Thanks for including me in your list, Millie. Sad to say, I have a dog and a load of fish, but my cat is only a part-timer… I get to look after my son’s cat, Boots, every day.

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