BLOG CHICKS PIX

Observing the frenzied reaction to Asymmetrical Information proprietress Megan McArdle‘s posting of a photograph of herself on both the blog and her TechCentral column, it became apparent to me that there was a huge demand for photographs of the Babes of the Blogosphere.

I’ll divide them into three categories by locatability: Hidden Gems (in an individual post or offsite); linked on a Biography Page; and Hiding in Plain Site (permanently displayed on the main blog page or, um, “site”). I’ve started a list with regular reads and/or readers:

Feel free to add your own submissions via the comments feature! Nominations are now closed. Feel free to submit nominees for the sequel.

Note: To ease confusion, I’ve decided to simply update the main post rather than keep numerous updates in the Extended Entry section.

Note 2: Not that these are “adult” photos or anything, but bloggers must be 18 or over in the photos to be eligible.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. jen says:

    It’s a technicality, but I’m more in the Hiding in Plain Sight category since I have roaming pics in my masthead. And thanks for the link and traffic. Since I couldn’t open your page last night I couldn’t find out why I had so many visitors from OTB. ‘Preciate it…

  2. jen says:

    Let me recant somewhat – I just checked my about page and I see that I forgot to change the masthead for that page, so you are correct. Thanks again.

  3. James Joyner says:

    No prob. The blog was down much of the night, or you’d have had more traffic, probably.

    The pics on the main page do rotate and seem to be mostly childhood ones.

  4. jen says:

    Yeah, some. Attractive, huh? 😆

  5. Matt says:

    Don’t forget the beautiful Vicky of Liquid Courage. Sure she’s my wife, but that doesn’t affect me in any way.

  6. Wait, didn’t some big time journalist once claim that bloggers were teenage misfit girls? I think you’ve done a lovely job rebutting that, James. Well done!

  7. hln says:

    The traffic from this is amazing. People must be like, “who’s THAT?”

    hln

  8. red says:

    This is awesome. I love it.

  9. AlphaPatriot says:

    Don’t forget Serenity of Serenity’s Journal (pic at bottom of the biography page).

    And Courtney (currently MIA) (biography page).

    And Gennie over at Dizzy Girl (hidden gem).

  10. Bill McCabe says:

    The very attractive Sheila.

  11. Jim says:

    OMG – They are all teenage misfit girls just like I read in the paper!

  12. AlphaPatriot says:

    And Heather Noggle of Angelweave (bio page).

  13. kelley says:

    Wow! I’m very flattered to be mentioned in such gorgeous and talented company. Thanks!

  14. shelli says:

    Thanks for the mention, yep I have no problem posting my mug(in pictures catagory)or half nakidness as a skin on my blog. Thanks for the traffic I think.

  15. linsee says:

    See the link to Sarah Fitz-Claridge in the very same CotV

  16. linsee says:

    See the link to Sarah Fitz-Claridge in the very same CotV

  17. Gennie says:

    Hey cool list! Thanks for adding me AlphaPatriot. 😉

  18. Gennie says:

    Hey cool list! Thanks for adding me AlphaPatriot. 😉

  19. red says:

    Hey, there! Thanks for adding me on! I make it a habit to hide in plain sight. Thanks again…

  20. pril says:

    Queen of Crapblogging, reprezentin’… Pril of Nth of Pril, and here i am. http://www.fotolog.net/nthpril/?photo_id=287418

    its off the blog, but connected to the blog.

  21. Moxie says:

    Thank you so much for adding me — I’m flattered to be included given the fine company! It makes me smile since I’ve feel like shit lately.

    Gah! As for the IP thing you mentioned on whizbang, would you be so kind as to email me the details?

    I even changed webhosts and the problem persists!

  22. Don’t forget Mary at Exit Zero.

  23. “Babes of the Blogoshpere,” LOL 🙂

    Thanks for including me, I’m proud to be a part of such a list.

    Jennifer Martinez sends

  24. Danelle says:

    I’m game, as long as it doesn’t turn into one of those “would you f*** this person?!” lol

    Danelle of My Life Is A Mess
    Pic on Bio page. (Among other places).

  25. I can’t believe I was included…

    Very cool.

    Thank you.

  26. sugarmama says:

    One correction on mine: the name of my blog is “sugarmama” not “eponymous blog”.

    Thanks!

  27. J. Fielek says:

    I volunteer the spouse of a blogger — Jessica, wife of J (that’s me)of Quibbles-n-bits.

  28. pril says:

    woohoo thanks for adding me 🙂

  29. Jett says:

    melly of ordinary morning and yvonne of aged and confused both come to mind…

  30. red says:

    has anyone recommended Baldilocks yet?

    If not, then I do.

  31. shell says:

    Here I am.

  32. Jim says:

    How could you POSSIBLY have omitted Rachel Lucas?

    http://www.rachellucas.com

    She seems to be on a blogging-hiatus, but her archives are still amognst the best of the blogosphere.

    Enjoy!

    Jim
    Sloop New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  33. James Joyner says:

    I actually thought about Rachel’s site and forgot about it while looking for links and editing.

    I know I’ve seen a picture of her other than the kiddie shot on the masthead but need a link to it.

  34. Ken says:

    Yeh, I was highly disappointed not seeing Rachel mentioned. I wonder if ‘Sunny’ (her dog) counts as a female of the blogosphere, considering how often she’s viewed or used for blog material.
    Heh.

  35. Anastasia says:

    Since I am new to the blogosphere, I thought I would chime in and say hey! My pics are listed under the See Me part of the About Me section of my sidebar. But honestly I doubt that people are reading my blog because of my good looks.

  36. dude says:

    How could you forget about the cam-girls! 😉

  37. red says:

    I nominate someone else who is hiding in plain sight:

    Rossi

  38. The Thomas says:

    What? You can’t find a picture of Rachel?

    Look again.

  39. The Agnostic says:

    Let’s not forget Annika of annika’s journal

  40. The Agnostic says:
  41. Frank J. says:

    What I need are the vital statistics of who are single and in their twenties.

  42. jed says:

    Hey, how ’bout Susannah Breslin. She used to do the Reverse Cowgirl’s Blog, over at Slate or Salon, I don’t remember which. Had her piccie up there, but of course, it’s gone now. A Goggle image search did me no good (tillamook cheddar?).

    Ah, here she is. She’s doing an audblog now.

  43. aimless says:

    Well I’m not ‘nominating’ myself for anything, just noting that I’m hiding in plain sight also.

  44. Tanya says:

    Well, I’m pretty new to the blogosphere, but I’ve posted several pics this month.

  45. Katewerk says:

    Ok, this was a surprise, since I don’t blog. But to try to be a little more legit, I have a goofy motorcycle diary I’ve been keeping for a few years.

    http://www.katewerk.com/bikediary.html

    Thanks, James. 🙂

    Kate

  46. cj says:

    I was really surprised to see myself mentioned (I didn’t think anyone knew about me). Thanks!

    Makes me wish I’d posted a pic that wasn’t obtained by holding a digicam at arms length!

  47. Fran says:

    No claims to being a babe, but greetings from the Northwest via Arkansas:
    http://www.northwestnotes.net/archives/000318.html

  48. anony mouse says:
  49. Lordy! As if James wasn’t sending enough traffic with this post initially, now that InstaPundit has linked it the hits are going through the roof!

  50. The really odd thing is, it’s not like they’re even advertising us as half-naked babes.

    People really do want to see what the strangers they’ve been reading for all these months look like, I guess.

    An unbelievable Instalanche Echo Effect. James’ referrers look like a typical Instalanche does, only with Outside the Beltway instead of Instapundit’s URL.

  51. yvonne says:

    I love Jett!

  52. Dave says:

    May I direct you to the fairest of them all, gun-totin’ biker chick, intellectual goddess and Samizdatista extraordinary Adriana Cronin.

    Adriana with some serious firepower here: http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/004828.html#004828

    Adriana waking up in the morning here: http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/004747.html#004747

    Leather-clad Adriana on big bike here: http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/004718.html#004718

    I expect I will be banned for life from Samizdata now.

  53. rossi says:

    this is sooooo sexy
    i’m just blushing
    and flushing
    and gushing
    and hmmm
    what else rhymes with that?
    oh well
    thankee
    thankeee

  54. aa says:
  55. Damn! These pix make me feel like a fraud! I guess when I get back to blogging, I’ll have to post a picture from younger beach-bunny days — circa 1965!

  56. mary says:

    Am I a babe of the blogosphere? I guess I should go off on some feminist tirade here, but really, this is so nicely presented – and it’s an honor to be in such fine company. So all I can say is a big thank you for the nomination and the link.

  57. anony mouse says:
  58. Check out Melissa, Mrs. ZogbyBlog.

    http://www.zogbyblog.com/archives/2003_10.html#004082

  59. Sallie says:

    YOU gotta be kiddin’ me! I mean uhhhh…another desperate guy out for film(good try!) I was referred here by a friend. You gotta be doin’ better than looking where you are looking. (a)nd, that is suppose to be a capitol “A” there is more to a Babe than looks(brains count!); but hey, when ya got it why flaunt it with a pic on the front page!

    …so it goes!

  60. Sallie says:

    YOU gotta be kiddin’ me! I mean uhhhh…another desperate guy out for film(good try!) I was referred here by a friend. You gotta be doin’ better than looking where you are looking. (a)nd, that is suppose to be a capitol “A” there is more to a Babe than looks(brains count!); but hey, when ya got it why flaunt it with a pic on the front page!

    …so it goes!

  61. Ursula says:

    Oh my good James! The traffic from this is off the chart. Yesterday I got over 500 unique hits. That’s twice as much as when I was profiled in the Chicago Tribune this past summer. Totally amazing!! Mega thanks for including me on the list. Now I suppose I should go update the picture. I’ve lost quite a few pounds since that picture was taken.

  62. Ron says:

    Don’t forget Carlene from Stiletto Philosophy. This an entry with her as a go-go dancer at a Maxim party.

  63. snide says:

    The link to my fav blogger babe Adriana is phuked up… please fix!

  64. Gennie says:

    I think someone forgot to add Ith. I guess she would fall in the Hidden Gem category. Her pic is here: http://www.ondragonswing.com/journal/muse/

    Her blog is here:
    http://www.ondragonswing.com/journal/gaggle/

  65. Lori says:

    Here is a peek-a-boo picture of Lori and Maripat..

    http://rightweare.com/comments.php?id=561_0_1_0_M

  66. J. Fielek says:

    Okay, the pendulum needs to swing the other way. Add teh male bloggers here.

  67. Shannon says:

    I’m definitely a “plain site” girl, blogging for almost two years: Shannon Campbell of Pet Rock Star.

    This is neat stuff. Thanks.

  68. Ray Trygstad says:

    You missed one of the best photos in the Hide in Plain Site category: Gretchen Pirillo at gretchen.pirillo.com. How a little dweeb like Chris, nice though he is, grabbed such a babe is still a somewhat beyond me.

  69. Ray Trygstad says:

    Aha; a little digging came up with another larger photo of Gretchen.

  70. Nika says:

    Hey hey,

    Here’s Nika… and my pics are all over the place!

  71. Nika says:

    Hey hey,

    Here’s Nika… and my pics are all over the place!

  72. No Pucker says:

    How far up Venemous Kate’s ass does someone have to be to get linked by you? Is it mandatory?

  73. michele says:

    I have newer pictures of me here. And I’m dressed like a bar wench!

  74. driverdave says:

    Awesome list. Thanks!

  75. J. Fielek says:

    I’ve got a list for the guys going here.

    C’mon, gents, let’s provide some entertainment to the ladies…

  76. Great list. I’m glad that I stumbled across your blog. I’ve been blogging for a couple of months and am enjoying the opportunity to read and chat with other bloggers.

  77. emily says:

    How strange that I got added to this list! I don’t know if you care, but my journal is at http://www.idontthink.com, it’s just the photoblog at photoblog.idontthink.com.

    Thanks for adding me though. It’s nice to think someone out there wants to oogle my goodies.

  78. Mikey2 says:

    Hiding in Plain “Site”: http://www.jozjozjoz.com

  79. Anonymous says:

  80. How could a list such as this NOT mention Stevie at caughtinthecrossfire.com? Yes, a strong. outdoor girl in boots can be intimidating, but this is a serious babe. (Sorry, I don’t yet know how to link. Newbie, dontcha know?) Great list, though. BTW, I adore Michele and Rachel as well. Best, Terry

  81. James Joyner says:

    The list consists entirely of people who were on my blogroll in October 2003 and those who were nominated.

  82. Sorry, it’s caughtintheXfire.com. Told you I was a newbie. Terry

  83. Stevie says:

    Actually, it’s caughtintheXfire.mu.nu…lol.
    And, thank you, Sweetie!
    This is so cool, I almost don’t know what to say…(and if yer at all familiar with me, you’ll know how rare that is…lol)

  84. Babes of the Blogosphere(!?!)
    James Joyner is compiling links to photos of bloggers of the fairer sex. One glaring oversight: the omission of the ladies of madpony.com.

  85. Eric Berlin says:

    THE CARNIVAL OF THE VANITIES
    Welcome, my friends, to the Carny of Vanity! With all these great links, you could stay here all day! We’ve

  86. Jihad!!!
    How dare the J.E.W. controlled infidel, James Joynerberg, defile the web of Allah with a post about “Babe Bloggers” without…

  87. angelweave says:

    Traffic Patterns
    So, y’know, I forgot to submit to the Carnival of the Vanities this week. And, of course, the fun with this is that I’m getting more traffic from this Carnival than from any ever before. Why? Here’s why. Everyone’s like, uh, who’s that? I’m sure. Thank…

  88. dustbury.com says:

    Babes in blogland
    For about a week, James Joyner has been responding to a perceived demand by offering a supply of links to pictures of Women Who Blog. Not that there’s anything wrong…

  89. Babe-a-licious Blog Goddesses
    James Joyner keeps a running tally of “chicks with pix” – Babes who run blogs – whatever alliterative term you want to use. Picked this one up at Carnival of the Vanities……

  90. AlphaPatriot says:

    Blog Chicks
    Outside the Beltway is looking to add to his list of blog chicks pix. A worthwhile endeavor? I report, you decide….

  91. The Champagne Room
    Remember: There is no sex in The Champagne Room! I don’t care if this link gets worn out – I love having an On-line Orgasm! Don’t go drinking with Donnie, from Ain’t Done It’s, friend Charlie, he’ll get you all…

  92. More Pictures That Speak
    Remember when you read that bloggers are teenage girls and misfits? Well, it’s time for another round of pictures that speak a thousand words….

  93. Everything but the staple on the fold!
    James of Outside the Beltway has assembled a Girls of the Blogosphere featureama. I find it interesting that Kate’s remark plays off the ‘bloggers are teenage girls and misfits’ line, and the top of James’ list is Meryl. Hmm. I…

  94. Wizbang says:

    More Blog Chicks Pix
    James Joyner started a listing of Blog Chicks Pix, but had the misfortune to do so right around the time of the Hosting Matters DDOS attack. Time has passed, and others have finally come around to adding to the list….

  95. GIRLS OF THE BLOGOSPHERE
    Collected OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY….

  96. Reactuate says:

    Blog chicks
    Found this site today which has links to pictures of women bloggers. It has actually given me a couple of new blogs to check out. It is also interesting that pictures are so hard to find.

    Also w…

  97. Unfogged says:

    Aspectivilism
    James Joyner has posted a list of links to pictures of female bloggers. Of course, there’s great natural curiosity about what the people you read look like, but I must say, a list of only female bloggers seems a bit odd; a bit like the obsession with H…

  98. Babes of the Blagosphere
    Today I discovered that I made the new “Babes of the Blogosphere” list. Yep that’s the one. I was quite surprised to see my name and blog listed. This must mean that someone actually noticed me! James of Outside The…

  99. Nth of Pril: says:

    teen-aged girls & misfits
    James at Outside the Beltway sets out to prove that the women in the blogworld are neither entirely teen-aged girls or misfits by putting up links Because i’m opportunistic and narcissistic, I’m included ;)…

  100. Mike says:

    Blog Chicks
    Via Instapundit: Outside the Beltway has been working overtime to find photos of blog chicks. Unless legal reasons stand in your way, send James your photo. As Heather found out, it drives traffic. Unfogged is doing the same for two

  101. Criminy!
    It’s an Insta-Beltway-lanche! Welcome, click-through readers. Relax. Stay a bit! (Pssst! Thanks, James! The check’s in the mail, dude!)…

  102. Mike says:

    Blog Chicks
    Via Instapundit: Outside the Beltway has been working overtime to find photos of blog chicks. Unless legal reasons stand in your way, send James your photo. As Heather found out, it drives traffic. Unfogged is doing the same for two

  103. Lordy!
    An extra two thousand plus hits today? Shows you what a little “cheese cake” can do in the right hands, I suppose. Thanks James!…

  104. Lordy!
    An extra two thousand plus hits today? Shows you what a little “cheese cake” can do in the right hands, I suppose. Thanks James! UP

  105. Linky Dink Wednesday
    The Seven Bloggy Sins Sloth Kelley at Suburban Blight was feeling Megablue after sleeping all day, reading a Pern book, and having a good cry. The Discount Blogger explains Why It’s Hard to Work at Home. (Black Labs are so…

  106. Gender Poll
    Given the recent interest in women and the blogosphere (for two rather different approaches to this theme, see 1). the new group blog Misbehaving.net; and 2). James Joyner’s Blog Chicks Pix), I’m curious about the gender breakdown of this blog’s…

  107. aimless says:

    Women of the Blogosphere
    The growing list of Blog Chix Pix at Outside the Beltway. Quite a stir this is causing based on this, this and this. Originally spotted via Kate in More Pictures that Speak….

  108. aimless says:

    Women of the Blogosphere
    The growing list of Blog Chix Pix at Outside the Beltway. Quite a stir this is causing based on this, this and this. Originally spotted via Kate in More Pictures that Speak….

  109. Lemondust says:

    Pictures of Female Blogchicks
    This posting at OutsideTheBeltway.com collects all the pictures of female bloggers in on place. He only provides the links….

  110. Blog Chicks
    I just noticed that my blog stats are off the radar. According to Extreme Tracking, yesterday alone, I had over

  111. Blog Chicks
    I just noticed that my blog stats are off the radar. According to Extreme Tracking, yesterday alone, I had over

  112. Dizzy Girl says:

    http://WWW.Dizzy-Girl.Net/archives/000070.html
    Gacked this from Aimless: You should be a Nurse! What Should Your Halloween Costume Be? brought to you by Quizilla Dude! How did they know that I was going in that EXACT costume? Great, now everyone is going to be…

  113. Dizzy Girl says:

    Whoring Ain’t So Bad
    Electric Venom wants to send some hits your way. All you have to do is create a post then ping hers. Piece of cake. It’ll be interesting to see how many people actually come here through her trackback links. I’m…

  114. Happiness…
    …is an upgraded hosting plan. Yes, oh, yes. More pictures. More sound files. Better. Faster. Stronger. HEH! UP

  115. Studmuffins of the Blogosphere
    Outside the beltway has links to pictures of many of the lovely women of the Blogosphere. Well, gentlemen, let’s flip

  116. Busting The “Teenage Misfit” Myth
    Did the Blog Chix Pix at OTB whet your appetite for Techno-babes? If so, here’s something to look forward to….

  117. Wizbang says:

    The Women Of The Blogosphere
    So I hear (via Kate) that one of the TechTV girls (Cat Schwartz) is in a “hot girls of tech” Playboy poll. This is sort of a much ado about nothing given that it’s a poll not a pictorial, and…

  118. Wizbang says:

    The Women Of The Blogosphere
    So I hear (via Kate) that one of the TechTV girls (Cat Schwartz) is in a “hot girls of tech” Playboy poll. This is sort of a much ado about nothing given that it’s a poll not a pictorial, and…

  119. the blog chicks
    sweet! faces to go with the names (that i know you’re all reading, right?) nice work, james!…

  120. A few good men
    The inevitable result of this roundup of women blogger pictures is that someone will eventually round up the men. The pets are already covered. Of course, some people consider men as pets……

  121. How Much Do You Really Wanna Know?
    Kevin says he’d like to see a Women of the Blogosphere Playboy pictorial! Good idea? (Jennifer has refused to appear before anyone bothered to ask, though LeeAnn says she’ll do it in a bared heartbeat!) 🙂 Kevin also supplies a…

  122. How Much Do You Really Wanna Know?
    Kevin says he’d like to see a Women of the Blogosphere Playboy pictorial! Good idea? (Jennifer has refused to appear before anyone bothered to ask, though LeeAnn says she’ll do it in a bared heartbeat!) 🙂 Kevin also supplies a…

  123. the blog chicks
    sweet! faces to go with the names (that i know you’re all reading, right?) nice work, james!…

  124. A Real Doll!
    Gennie is a doll! I was seeing lots of refferals from here, and come to find that Gennie added my

  125. When you get tired of reading…
    the same five opinions from the same five A-list bloggers, remember that Diversity is the A-roll of life. If you ever had a pre-conception of who’s a blogger, this list will blow it into dust quickly and permanently for you……

  126. Dizzy Girl says:

    Stop…you’re making me blush…
    Can I just say that I have the BEST readers in the entire world, minus the trolls of course. No really, you guys rock. Someone was kind enough to nominate me for The Most Beautiful Women Blogger Poll. Neato. I’d…

  127. Dizzy Girl says:

    Stop…you’re making me blush…
    Can I just say that I have the BEST readers in the entire world, minus the trolls of course. No really, you guys rock. Someone was kind enough to nominate me for The Most Beautiful Women Blogger Poll. Neato. I’d…

  128. Helen Gets Her Revenge
    Having already had Volvo-Man skewered, tarred, feathered, summarily dismissed from Company X and changed into a woman since she volunteered him for the “Sex Change for Meal Coupons at Chick-Fil-A” competition, Helen set her sights on the next two targe…

  129. Helen Gets Her Revenge
    Having already had Volvo-Man skewered, tarred, feathered, summarily dismissed from Company X and changed into a woman since she volunteered him for the “Sex Change for Meal Coupons at Chick-Fil-A” competition, Helen set her sights on the next two targe…

  130. The Champagne Room
    Remember: There is no sex in The Champagne Room! I don’t care if this link gets worn out – I love having an On-line Orgasm! Don’t go drinking with Donnie, from Ain’t Done It’s, friend Charlie, he’ll get you all…

  131. angelweave says:

    Blog Chicks Pix
    James Joyner is linking to many of my body parts. Elbow shot, anyone? hln…

  132. Okay, I give up…
    tkr (yes, you, Terry)…where was it that contest is you said you entered me in? I thought first it was Outside the Beltway. Looked there, didn’t find it. Then, Parkway Reststop popped into my head. Checked there, too. Nada. I…

  133. Blog Chicks Pix: The Sequel
    The much-ballyhooed OTB Blog Chicks Pix listing was originally posted four months ago. There are new blogs, new bloggers, and new pictures coming out constantly…

  134. Tales From The Champagne Room
    Remember: There is no sex in The Champagne Room! I don’t care if this link gets worn out – I love having an On-line Orgasm! Don’t go drinking with Donnie, from Ain’t Done It’s, friend Charlie, he’ll get you all…

  135. Having gotten some referrers for a particular old post recently I thought I would aggregate some of my older photo blogging exploits. -A 120 Minute Photoblog -Workblogging August 2003 -For You, My Dear Loyal Readers as featured in the (in)famous blog chicks post -Ground Zero August 2003 -At Work -Ben & Jerry’s Blogging -Fall Pics 2003 -Apple Picking Technorati Tags: cleverhack, photoblogging, photoblog, egoblogging

  136. Yourish.com says:

    bunch of new readers, in numbers depending on the link. But it never fails—let another blogger mention me in the least bit sexually, and everyone runs over to see what’s the deal. I still get hits—every day—from Outside the Beltway’s Blog Chix Pix post. Every. Single. Day. And that post is nearly three years old. This just goes to show you: Human beings never truly advance out of the high school stage. We just pretend that we did.