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Women and Blogging

By idaflo | May 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

On launching a blog….am determined to be “tough for truth”, not in my approach, or even in what I post necessarily, (I just wanna post what I wanna post…) but since my conservatism is evident – regarding the potential for negative feedback. In the following article, Clouthier is right, it comes with the territory;  have already experienced it a bit via other online blogs etc… Folks get nasty.

Though the attacks ARE personal, it’s a mistake to take them personally because ultimately, snarky comments say more about the source than they do the target. I glean what insight can be harvested from the experience, trusting Christ to provide comfort. It’s not my fault their moms failed to teach them good manners….(they LOVE that response by the way).

There are not enough conservative Lutheran women sticking necks out, but “the brotherhood of the sisters” in the political and theologically liberal ELCA or the Democrat Party for example, require conservative WOMEN counterparts.  Lord knows Liberal women get coddled enough, it’s ALWAYS time to provide some contrast, EVEN in public.

Dr. Melissa Clouthier smiling photo

Why There Are Fewer Women Bloggers

Originally posted on October 26, 2009 at her blog

At Western CPAC there were a row of blogging men with two notable exceptions: Rachel Alexander of Intellectual Conservative and me. Proportionally in political blogging and in blogging generally, there just aren’t as many women bloggers. David Griner of The Social Path asks why:

If you spend any time looking at social media demographics, there’s one stat you see over and over: women dominate the space. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter — all are more popular with women than men.

So it was a bit jarring this week to see that 67% of bloggers are male, according to the newest installment of the Technorati State of the Blogosphere report.

Admittedly, this isn’t a new stat. In least year’s report, Technorati’s survey put the male blogger ratio at 66%. But compared to the other mainstream social media activities, it seems bizarrely guy-heavy.

In the post, he asks women bloggers he knows for their answers. Here’s my answer: (continue reading article here)

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