As I promised a couple of months ago, I have written the “Latino Blogosphere” for BlogWold. Here is a draft. It will be published tonight or tomorrow, so if you see anything that needs correction, please let me know in the comments here. I will pass by here to pick up all the corrections right before the published button is clicked. By correction, I mean a missing blog that you feel should be added, a wrong link, a better definition of your blog, a more appropriate category and so forth. Needless to say, please take this opportunity to update your blogs in case you’ve abandoned it lately. Remember that your blog is your own space. Everything else (Twitter/Facebook/Ning) should serve to bring traffic to your blog.
Ok, here you go:
BlogWorld 2009 had the innovative idea of hosting a multicultural panel. A clear sign of vision and pulse of the current situation in the U.S.A. I had the honor to be invited by Jose Villa from Sensis to represent the fastest growing group both online and offline: The Latino(a)s! During the session, I was often asked about the Latino blogosphere. What do we blog about? Which language do we use? Where are we? And so forth. This post is an attempt to answer these questions.
I’ve been breaking my head to “define” the Latino(a) blogosphere. However, the best I can tell you is that Latinos and Latinas blog about every possible subject, we write in Spanish, English, and Spanglish and we are literally everywhere! If you want to go deeper, I dare you to just come and see! You will find here a partial list of the best blogs written by Latino(a)s. Feel free to pay a visit and connect with the bloggers on Twitter. You can also find directories of more Latino bloggers listed at the following sites: Blogadera, Blogs by Latinas, Latina Bloggers Facebook Group, AARP SegundaJuventud, Twiteros, and Blogged’s List of Latino Bloggers.
Now on with the list of some of my favorite Latino bloggers:
AKACOCOLOPEZ – Art blog of Kristina Maria Lopez
BluPint – Latino-owned boutique digital marketing agency, recently doing business in Mexico.
Fernando Varela – Official blog of v5, LLC, a company which specializes in online marketing for Fernando Varela and other clients.
Latina Owned Businesses – Latina business owners can list their businesses here.
NSHMBA New York – Blog of the New York chapter of the NSHMBA, striving to be the premier Hispanic MBA professional business network.
Vista Hispano – An online destination focused on providing insights into the trends and changing dynamics of the Hispanic Market.
Zapateria Orozco – Nicole’s blog for her shoe store. You’ll find great information on shoes for men, women, and kids.
Think Multicultural – Covers the multicultural marketing and advertising world through the transformative lenses for the digital media.
Joselin Mane – Streamlining business success by systematizing social media tools and technology
Reach For More – Blog about education, literature, bilingualism, and Latino heritage.
Milton Ramirez – A Blog about learning, knowledge, tech and social media
Hispanosphere – News and commentary blog on Latino/Hispanic issues.
Latina Lista – A niche news blog on politics, foreign affairs, culture, and social justice issues.
New America Noticias – Broadcasting news from Latino media outlets throughout the United States.
Orlando Latino – Covers news and information of interest to Latinos in Orlando and beyond.
A Book Without A Cover – Focuses on topics including women’s justice, radical women of color, gender, politics, and activism.
Bronx Latino – Lifestyle blog aimed at highlighting the people and culture of the Bronx from a Latino perspective.
Cuponeando – Frugal blog sharing information about deals and freebies in Spanish.
Hispanosphere – Covering the Lation experience in Central Florida
Sofrito For Your Soul – Sofrito For Your Soul is an online magazine that promotes the evolution of Latino culture in the United States.
Speak Hispanic – Showing you the way into Hispanic minds, One Random Fact at a time
Tiki Tiki Blog – Stories, essays, videos, and photos of living Latino in the United States.
Latina Geek – Where a geeky chica meets a computadora
DarsanaRoldan.com – Activating the power of collaboration for one love, one wealth, one world.
hisPANIC – A blog about “us” en los estados unidos and then some.
Por La Causa – Blog about Latino American interest, informative with a dash of entertainment.
KMPblog – About events happening in NYC, shows, movies, and reviews.
LatinoInTX – Texas and border affairs from a Latino standpoint.
Latino Sexuality – A sex positive resource for Latinos about sexuality and reproductive health.
Latinos y Latinas Online Blogera – Focuses on Latinos/Latinas, pop culture, trends, policy issues, and more.
Mi Bodega – The voice of urban intelligence; the first urban intelligence agency in the world.
Sententia Vera – Blog on multilingualism and multiculturalism, specifically Spanish, bilingual, and translated literature and the Mexican-American culture.
That Happened to Me – Blog focusing on single women and women in business.
The Fat Apple – A fashion/lifestyle blog from the perspective of a plus-size Afro/Latina/Central American woman living in New York City.
Tu Salud Latino – Associated with the National Campaign for Latino Teen Prevention, focuses on raising Latino pregnancy awareness.
Urbane Perspective – Urbane Perspective is an online lifestyle magazine for women of color, Latina, Black, and Asian.
uwishunu – Written by a group of in-the-know Philadelphians, uwishunu (pronounced “You Wish You Knew”) is your online source for an insider’s look at the Philadelphia scene.
Latina on a Mission – The title speaks by itself, Latina on a mission to inspire and empower with style
Be Chic – Online magazine and lifestyle channel covering fashion, beauty, entertainment, arts, and culture
Ian’s Music Blog – Blog of Editor In Chief of Austin Vida.com
Modern Mami – Parenting blog by a Latina working mother, focusing on specialized concerns working mothers have achieving work/life balance.
The Online Mom – Protecting children online. Tech tools for parents
Todo Bebe – Una comunidad de madres Latinas que producen artículos, videos y el programa: Viva La Familia TV
NY City Mama – The adventures of a NYC mama of three boys
My Big, Fat Cuban Family – All about a Cuban-American family life in Southern California.
Pediatra Amigo – Blog by pediatrician and neurologist on children’s well-being, health, and topics on pregnancy and general parenting.
Spanglish Baby – Expert and peer advice, informative articles, forums, and community for parents raising bilinguals.
Spanglish Baby Finds – Reviews of the coolest products and services made with bilingual and/or Latino kids in mind.
Hecho Para Mama – Motherhood from a Latina perspective
Mommy 2 Mommy – Una comunidad, Many voices
Against the Flow – Blog about everything from politics to observations about everyday life.
New York Chica – Ramblings of a woman trying to survive this crazy life
Aina Montero – Chronicles the life of a Quito-based elite international escort and personal concierge.
An Eclectic Soul – Personal blog about travel, photography, spirituality, media, social media, marketing, art, and words.
Bilingual in the Boonies – Living la vida Cubanita in Tennessee.
Courage Factor – Blog about stepping out of your comfort zone, challenging your cultural beliefs, and becoming the best you possible.
Carolyn in Carolina – Personal blog of a Latino city girl living in the country.
Eastside Writer – Personal blog of a writer with interests in arts, beer, and photography.
Inside My Head – Talks about how honesty is the only way to find personal freedom and happiness through life and culture.
Mischief & Impermanent Bliss – Tackles topics on social activism, music, arts, culture – with a special fondness for Peruvian and indigenous.
Not a Dimwit – Blog about the personal journey of a writer toward writing a first novel.
DC Agenda – Apuntes, video-clips, fotos y recortes documentando las vivencias y aprendizaje de Reina
One Latina’s Journey – Here you’ll find Belle’s personal blog, covering her life as a single mom, college student, and full-time employee.
The Jose Vilson – Award winning blog from a NYC teacher, writer, activist discussing topics from an Afro-Latino perspective.
Trust Miguel – Latino student employee blogs about life at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
Una Mentira Perfecta – A perfect lie is about a Latina who will make you laugh, think, cry and maybe not even believe,
Under the Tucson Sun – Personal blog of a Latina vegetarian, daily yoga practicing Latina, wife, mom, and dog owner.
Clarisel’s Photo Place – A photoblog dedicated to the photography and news of Clarisel Gonzalez.
Manuel A Rios Photography – A photoblog of one Latino’s perspective of people, places, and events.
Puerto Rican Sun – A cultural and photoblog focusing on Puerto Ricans and the Diaspora.
Only Just a Shot Away – Blog of professional photojournalist Ricky Flores, who has documented life of Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx in the 80’s and 90’s.
Velez’s View – Visit Phil Velez’s personal blog for information on Latinos and politics.
Culture Kitchen – Daily servings of political dissent
LatinMinds – Think tank within a large Hispanic ad agency called GlobalHue Latino, fascinated with the DNA of culture and obsessed with social media.
New Media Brief – Building communities one word at a time
Louis Pagan – The journey about a “Latino Rebranded” and everything relating Latinos and new media.
V5 LLC –A blog about the company and what it does for their clients through social media
Learn Social Networking – Includes topics such as How to Build Community, Hispanic Fluentials, Latina(o)s in Social Media, Digital Marketing, SEO, and Twitter/Facebook.
Social Nerdia – A blog about the convergence of tech + marketing + social media, and the people/sub-cultures that make it possible.
Successfool.com – The official guide to becoming awesome online.
Premier Social Media – A blog about social media for business executives and consultants
LuisDanS Weblog – Luis blogs about new technologies on emerging markets while working at Microsoft Latin America.
All Things That Rise – A journey of people, technology and evolution
Mobile Test Kitchen – Where mobile apps get cooked
BronzeWord Latino Authors – Assists writers to achieve their publishing goals and authors to promote their books
Latino Book News – Circulates news on the book industry, agents, articles, Latino/a events, Latino/a books and authors.
Musings by Nilki Benitez – Latina writer explores life through the art of poetry, fiction, prose, and screenplays.
Nilki Benitez Communications – assisting authors and small buisness with their media needs.
The Latino Reporter – A blog for student journalists from the classroom to the newsroom.
I’m thrilled to represent this amazing community of social media professionals. I encourage you to There you have it, a comprehensive list of some of the best Latino bloggers around. I hope you enjoy visiting their blogs!