WYSK Road Trip On the Digital Highway

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Navigating the digital highway can be like a fun road trip or an exciting adventure… so much to see, so much to learn, so much to explore. But, with all that info delivered by all sorts of different sites and blogs, it can feel a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve nominated ourselves to be your personal, online tour guides by sharing some of our favorite, go-to sites, reference resources and cool places to check out on the web. Today’s stops include a number of sites and blogs written for and/or by women, who we consider to be Women You Should Know.

The Hairpin logoThe Hairpin is a general-interest “ladies first” blog edited by Edith Zimmerman and Jane Marie. We dig their smart and sassy approach to everyday topics, books, music, beauty and fashion. Here’s how they put it… “You know how having cocktails at a friend’s house can sometimes be more fun than the Big Party you go to afterward… This site hopes to be a little like that — a low-key cocktail party among select female friends.” We couldn’t agree more!  Be sure to check out the Be Less Filthy posts by Jolie Kerr, think Heloise meets Erma Bombeck in 2012.


Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman makes “fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City” look easy. She cooks up some really delicious, accessible and unfussy food. Her gorgeous photography, witty commentary, approachable style and easy-to-follow recipes make this blog a favorite. We can’t wait to try the Homemade Poptarts, a Smitten Kitchen cult favorite.


WIFE.orgWIFE.org, the Women’s Institute for Financial Education is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. WIFE founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall share a passion for helping women connect with resources to help them prosper and grow financially. WIFE provides numerous financial resources and information on topics such as budgeting and planning, taxes and retirement and divorce and widowhood. The posts and articles are easy to digest and the simple approach makes this usually heavy topic seem a little less daunting.


The Football Girl, Melissa Jacobs blogs all about football, “because women love football too.” Her site includes headlines, analysis, exclusive interviews, news and observations and fantasy football tips for women too. With the NY Giants – our home team – securing a spot in this year’s Superbowl, we will be sure to get the inside scoop here!


FabFitFun_Giuliana RancicWe don’t usually love celeb sites as they can sometimes seem canned and trite, but we have to give a shout out to FabFitFun by Giuliana Rancic, the E! News anchor/reality star. Giuliana brings her quirky and fun perspective to everything related to health & wellness, fitness, beauty and style. You can sign up for a free daily email or just check out the posts on the site. It’s a one-stop-shop for looking good and feeling great.


Wonkette, founded by Gawker Media and founding editor Ana Marie Cox, mixes political discourse with humor. Known for their controversy and snarky tone, the site focuses on breaking news, rumors and the downfall of the politically powerful. Although leaning to the left, Wonkette is critical of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. You can say it’s a bipartisan roast.


CatalogLiving.netCatalog Living gives us a glimpse into the exciting world of the people living in your catalogs. Created by comedienne and writer Molly Erdman, this blog shares the ridiculous, perfectly styled home décor photos from catalogs, including West Elm and Pottery Barn, and republishes them with hilarious comments by fictional couple Gary and Elaine. You’ll never look at a catalog the same way again.

Catalog Living’s Gary & Elaine comment for this West Elm catalog photo reads: “Gary, I don’t think I’m saying anything particularly surprising when I tell you this was not your best breakfast effort.”

Be sure to also check out our previous posts about LearnVest, Love Jac, Veronica Brett, MyPheme, Sheryl Yvette, and the many other women owned sites and businesses we have featured on WYSK.
  • Jean

    I checked out Catalog Living, Football Girl, and Smitten Kitchen so far. Catalog Living is hysterical. I’m going to add a lot of these to my favorites list. Thanks WYSK.

  • Thya S.

    OMG, Catalog Living is hysterical and I love Hairpin. They are all great sites, thanks so much for sharing.