I previously posted my thoughts on the differences between men and women bloggers. I know there is no formula to follow and that exceptions will always come up. In fact, there may be a lot of exceptions. But if we can hit on some of the differences between men and women in the world of blogs, perhaps we will find some of the reasons why men do not pay enough attention to female bloggers.
Do women and men blog differently? Here is what some women had to say in the comment section last week:
Kim wrote . . .
I think men tend to report on what they think they’ve figured out and women tend to write about what & how they are experiencing something.
Makeesha wrote . . .
I don’t think I write all that differently from many male bloggers I read that write about similar things so I’m not sure I can support that theory…not personally anway
Tammy wrote . . .
In my experience, women tend to blog like they talk -longer stories, more details, lots of emotions, and the whole story instead of the conclusion. Another thing i notice is that men tend to have a blog that is about a defined topic. Women tend to have a blog that has attention deficit disorder. That is yet another generalization, so don’t try to engage me in a debate about gender roles!
Well that’s enough said for now. I don’t want to go on and on with how I fell about all of this . . . I need to just get to the facts and stick to the topic . . .
In all seriousness, I agree with the above statements. They are all on to something. I think men and women do blog differently, but there are always exceptions. Tommorrow I hope to address how men can pay more attention to female bloggers and what a more equal online discussion looks like.
If you haven’t had enough, I asked my friend Josh (the co-author and creator of this blog) to ask his wife Jamie to chime in on this issue. She has three small children at an age where most women are thinking about having their first. I think she is wise beyond her years and has always been a very passionate disciple. Don’t get lost in her generalizations or comments on feminism though. Those thoughts are merely footnotes to her thoughts on humility and sensitivity to God’s Holy Spirit. I was hoping to include her voice in the discussion and am glad she stopped by.
OK, it’s time to go, the rabbits are assaulting our Poang chair.