I had a heckuva time finding blogs written by women who live in Wyoming for a recent article in Live Well Wyoming.
It's not that they don't exist, but they don't have a list or social group on the Internet. In addition, bloggers don't always post where they live and those who do don't post it prominently for security reasons.
So I used social media to find them. Several bloggers replied to my online search, and those bloggers were kind enough to suggest other bloggers they knew.
In the end, I had a list of about 20 blogs. That was far too many to include in the magazine. (Five were highlighted.) Even so, they are definitely worth checking out. So, here they are:
The wife of a farmer in Wheatland blogs about agriculture, God's grace, cooking, crafts and gardening.
RealRanchers posts a collection of blogs from people who live in rural communities in Wyoming, such as residents, ranchers, farmers, energy workers, loggers and other natural resource users. It's funded by Encana Oil & Gas and the Wyoming Stock Growers.
GENERAL/LIFE IN WYOMING
Join 53-year-old Gail as she rediscovers the sweet and simple joys of everyday life during retirement in Cody. She blogs about family, church, books, decorating, gardening, flower arranging, photography, writing and old houses.
Molly Bredehoft blogs about nature, life in Wyoming and whatever else comes to mind from her home in Cody. She also posts scenic photos and reviews books.
In her second blog, Shreve Stocktan posts blogs and photos of family life in rural Wyoming. She settled in Ten Sleep on a whim after driving through Wyoming on her way from San Franscisco to New York City in 2005.
This blog is about family life, crafting, vegan cooking and what ever weird and random things that pop into the author's mind.
Three mothers write about parenting, cooking, housekeeping, home decor and travel in this group blog. The trio started when the mothers met for lunch seven years ago. A tradition was born, and they encourage others to do the same.
This blog is about moving to Wyoming and other adventures. The author also has quilting and decorating blogs.
Trina Campbell encourages women to channel their inner cowgirl. She lives on a ranch and blogs about trails and tribulations, horses, recipes, photos and more.
SPORTS AND FITNESS
Rock climber and coach Alli Rainey, of Jackson, blogs about sport climbing, from mental training to climbing techniques. While she features many climbing photos, she may also write about her experience as a writer, personal trainer, yoga instructor and video game nerd.
Sarah Jane Parker writes about fitness, nutrition and fashionable workout wear. The certified personal trainer, Zumba instructor and health coach shares workout plans, recipes, motivational tips and product reviews.
Alice Burron, a fitness guru and owner of Soapstone Fitness -- an online retail fitness equipment store -- runs this no-gimmicks blog. She posts about exercise equipment, fitness gear, workouts, injury prevention, healthy recipes and motivation.
ARTS AND LITERATURE
Artist Sarah Frary shares images of her art, from pen and ink to tattooing. She owns Bighorn Tattoo, a custom tattoo studio in Ten Sleep. Page through her galleries of her art in a wide-variety of mediums.
Tamara Linse, of Laramie, ponders culture, life as a writer and what it's like to to grow up in the 1880's in her blog. She is currently promoting her new book of short stories, "How to be a Man." Linse also posts a photo a day.
When an orphaned coyote showed up on Shreve Stockton's doorstep in Ten Sleep six years ago, she took him in. She named him Charlie, and he's been her copilot ever since, riding in Stockton's truck, walking on a leash and playing with the family cat and dog. The Daily Coyote features photos of Charlie.
This blog is about fiber arts such as rag rugs, knitting, sewing, quilting and counted cross-stitch. Posts include photos of finished quilts, as well as photos from her travels in Asia as a teacher many years ago.
Carol Seavey is Live Well Wyoming editor at the Casper Star-Tribune. Contact her at 307-266-0544 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @Carol_Seavey. Read her blog at trib.com/news/opinion/blogs/seavey.