Utah’s Top Bloggers 2010


If you want to vote for someone who’s not on the list, please enter their name in “other.”  There will be prizes this year!

1st – $50 Visa gift card
2nd – $25 gift card to Gateway Mall
3rd – $20 Groupon to Zpizzaria
4th, 5th – An autographed copy of I Need a Killer Press Release, Now What?


2009 Utah Top Bloggers

Brandy Roth – Brandy won the contest with an impressive 69% of the total votes cast.  Her win shows bloggers that update regularly with quality content can build the community necessary to win a contest like this.  Congratulations Brandy!

Top Blogger Finalists – We also had four finalists of mention:

Bob DeLong

Heather Armstrong

Janet Thaeler

Jesse Stay

Honorable Mention – There was a tie for the last two qualifying positions.  The winners were drawn out of a hat, but the other two deserve mention; Paul Allen and Stephanie Nielson.

For a list of the original nominees and judging criteria, please see the official contest post.  Congratulations to all the winners!

  1. September 25, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    No one else stands a chance against Heather Armstrong! Hands down the best blogger in Utah (by popularity and fame). But I’m honored to be on the list though.
    Blog on,

    • seobyswaby
      September 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

      I realize it’s unfair to have her on there, but I think the judging criteria will create a more level playing field.


  2. October 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for including me on the list, but I agree with NewspaperGirl- Heather does this as her profession… the other votes are popularity.

    • C.Cole
      October 23, 2010 at 9:10 am

      You obviously haven’t been following Connor Boyack’s blog then. He has the most original, thought provoking blog around. I guarantee you, it isn’t just a popularity vote.

  3. Brenda
    October 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Personally I would vote for anyone but Dooce. Off to get acquainted with some blogs. Good luck everyone!!

  4. Hailey
    October 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Brandy’s blog is by the far the best and most entertaining blog I have ever read!

  5. Rich
    October 16, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Brandy rocks!

  6. October 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Brandy is hilarious. Thank goodness she’s not a tech blogger that would vote for himself! Bravo Brandy!

  7. November 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the nomination – there are a few on here I wasn’t aware of!

  8. October 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t mean any disrespect to Heather Armstrong but why is her blog so popular? I have tons of friends with blogs that are identical to hers as far as content goes but no one has even heard of them. Is it because I’m a man? I just don’t understand why anyone would want to read about someone elses dog and kid on a daily basis.

    • October 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      It’s because she invented the genre of Mommy bloggers. She famously got fired from her job for blogging, “dooced” and has developed and kept an audience since then. Your friends that blog were quite possibly influenced by her. That’s all. I don’t read her blog frequently, but she continues to carry a lot of influence, hence her inclusion on this list.

      • October 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

        Well, I learned something new today. I wasn’t trying to say she shouldn’t be on the list, I was just wondering why she is so popular. Or why any of the mommy blogs are popular. I don’t read a lot of blogs so it has been nice to see some good local blogs.

  9. C Cole
    October 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    How did they select who got on this list? I personally like Connor Boyack’s blog. It is very informative & provokes deep thinking.

  10. C Smith
    October 21, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I always learn cool new things when I read Connor’s blog. He makes me dig deep into my thought process. I especially like the preparedness info he shares.

  11. Rebekah Whyte
    October 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

    connor Boyack has an amazing political and deep thinking blog. It blows all other political blogs out of the water. It always promotes some great discussions.

  12. Mike W
    October 23, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Connor’s blog is incredible. I’m always amazed at anyone who is willing to put the time into helping others become more informed. Even though I may disagree with some of the positions he takes, I find myself being forced to think a lot more critically about why I believe the way I do about certain issues. I have been forced to take a stand on many issues that I was previously unaware of. To me there is no greater compliment than someone forcing someone to take positive action. Love Connor’s blog!

  13. Patti B.
    October 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Connor’s knowledge and his ability to connect it to what is going on in this nation are highly commendable. He not only understands what’s going on but ties it to history and the gospel (for those who care to connect). He is the one I turn to when I don’t understand an issue and need further light and knowledge!

  14. November 11, 2010 at 5:30 am


    I have a message for the webmaster/admin here at seobyswaby.wordpress.com.

    May I use some of the information from this post right above if I provide a link back to your site?


  15. November 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I was roaming round Bing some of the blogs seem to be very interesting. one to watch i think !

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