Latin American women in the 2007 Bloggies

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The 2007 Bloggies are coming up, and 4 of the 5 finalists are women. You're in for a treat, because they're all fantastic bloggers!

  • Bestiaria is the only blog nominated that's written in Spanish. If you're monolingual I encourage you to at least cruise an automatic translation of some of her posts -- funny, insightful, often poetic descriptions of heterosexual relationships, gender, and love.
  • Cooking Diva, one of the many excellent blogs by Panamanian writer and chef Melissa De Leon. It's beautiful, well written in English and Spanish, with photos, recipes, history, tons of cultural information about food, and more.
  • Bibi's Box, an amazing blog about everything interesting. It's in English and Portuguese. Bibi's list of post categories says it all, very eclectic: Vintage, Weird, Folksonomy, Science, Fun, Geek, History, Comics... I look forward to reading her blog regularly (would you believe I had never seen it?) Then there's her Dodo Blog and her LibraryThing catalog, and her Cinematography blog, if you start looking just a little further into her extensive footprints on the net...
  • Travelogue, a really good, juicy, detailed, year-long travel blog by Megan Lyles. The fifth nominee is her travel partner, the photographer Michael Simon. Together they're "the gringoest gringos to ever gringo", going by bus from New York to the tip of South America.

    They're all great blogs, and I'll have a hard time choosing one to vote for. Here's hoping I get to meet some of them at the Bloggie Awards at SXSW Interactive - where I'll be speaking on a panel about fictional blogs! Good luck to all of you, and congratulations on getting nominated!

    Contributing Editor Liz Henry also blogs at Composite and Badgermama.
    Email her your favorite blogs by Latin American or Latina women at: lizhenry@gmail.com.

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