A bit more on men and women and blogging

A few days ago, I mentioned that Ed Stetzer had posted the top 100 church blogs. I didn’t say that he mentioned it because he was on the list, but he is. I did say that I thought the title of the list was misleading because the blogs are not specifically church related.

I went back today to the blog today to read comments and I reread the post itself and guess what came up? Women bloggers. Amazing. AND then not only is blogging a man’s world, but it’s a WHITE man’s world. Even more amazing. These comments aren’t as volitile (or even as insightful) as those we’ve seen around Biblioblogs, but still . . .

Third, blogging is a man’s world. There are very few women on the list (unless they are contributors like in Out of Ur and GetReligion). I wonder why. Even in my own limited experience, I have noticed that those who leave comments on my blog are mostly men and those who comment on Facebook are much more likely to be women.

From the comments:

Maybe the comments on this post prove your point, Ed. It looks like me and Tiffany are representing the women.

I’m an editor and writer for a major Christian media company. I actually have found most of our writers (for one of our newly launched sites) through blogs and most of the writers happened to be men.

Maybe the comments on this post prove your point, Ed. It looks like me and Tiffany are representing the women.

I’m an editor and writer for a major Christian media company. I actually have found most of our writers (for one of our newly launched sites) through blogs and most of the writers happened to be men.

I started blogging seriously as one of my New Year’s resolutions. My blog is exported to facebook and I get more comments and messages from my posts on there than I do my actual blog but I would say I’ve had both men and women comment.

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It’s not only a white mans world, it’s a white Anglo-American world. I seem to be the only Aussie on the list and from my initial screening it seems the rest of the world is likewise poorly represented. How world wide is the Christian world wide web?

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I’d love to know if there are other women bloggers writing about their faith in that way?

I like blogging better than facebook btw.

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