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About Inspired Advocates

Inspired Advocates connects social workers and those passionate about social justice through a community of blogs that raise awareness about important social issues. Our list of Inspired Advocates is compiled of blogs you recommend to us, and reviewed by our moderators for quality and relevance.

With your help, we’re bringing passionate and informed voices into conversations that inspire social change.


Engaged readers like you recommend sites focused on social work and advocacy, and our moderators review each site before adding it as an Inspired Advocates. Once included, we run each site through an algorithm which gauges audience engagement, post frequency, domain authority and more. We keep the Inspired Advocates rankings updated daily, so that you can always find the most active and influential voices on social work and social justice.


There are four major components of the Inspired Advocates scoring, which is aggregated when calculating a blog’s rank. These four components are:

  • Social (40%) – Engagement as determined through its combined Facebook shares, Tweets and StumbleUpon visits to the blog and its most recent posts. Ranking weighs shares pointing back to the blogs 10 most recent posts as well as for its main domain.

  • Activity (20%) – The frequency of a blog’s updates. The more frequently a blog is updated, the higher its activity score

  • Authority (20%) – The overall authority and influence relative to the rest of the web as determined by the number of sites linking to the blog. This methodology is one of the foundations of the Google Search Algorithm and is a commonly used measure of a website’s authority.

  • Inspired Advocates Score (20%) – This is the single subjective factor in the evaluation of Inspired Advocates. Inspired Advocates considers how media is used throughout a blog, how topics are discussed, the timeliness of blog content, the capacity to inform, and the overall presentation of the blog.


If you write a blog or know of a blog that should be considered for the Inspired Advocates, send us an email at InspiredAdvocates@socialworklicensemap.com and tell us about it. Please note that upon the submission of a blog, the Inspired Advocates score is computed only once. If you feel as though you have made large improvements to your blog in the categories mentioned above, please email us at InspiredAdvocates@socialworklicensemap.com with “Your Blog Name + Inspired Advocates Score” as the title and we may update your score accordingly.


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about Inspired Advocates, email InspiredAdvocates@socialworklicensemap.com.

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