Thursday, November 20, 2008

Male Bloggers...Female Bloggers

I apologize to the blogger since I can't remember now where I read this question posed, but her question pertained to the differences between the types of blogs men and women post. Her guess was that women tended to blog more about personal things, man about cerebral general. This certainly isn't true across the board but does it hold any truth? Which type of blogging do you prefer reading/posting?

Weigh in with your opinions, based on your own blogging style and that of blogs you've read.

I think I'm somewhere inbetween. A little of both.

(If you posted this question, say so and I'll link it to your post)



Monique said...

I certainly don't think this is true Pris. There are excellent blogs out there by men and women who post both ways. I personally love photo blogs, art blogs and short story blogs but there are several with dilemma's, men and women, who are asking the visitors point of view. Not always easy to deal with at times.

One (male) blogger was at one time in such despair, finding life worthless and he was seriously thinking of stopping blogging, not seeing the point of it anymore. I gave my viewpoint. He later credited me for keeping him sane and keeping blogging, which was very flattering.

Good post... lol

Scot said...

i like to sometimes see something different when i visit on a regular basis--the same begins to bore. I am like that too posting the same trend of stuff, so throwing in a picture or video breaks this

Pris said...

Hi Monique
I've seen the same thing. Women don't have a monopoly on personal blogging.

I like variety, too. I've visited a few blogs that post poem after poem after poem...I want to see something new. Sakuo's blog with his original art haiga and translations of Issau is an exception. I do enjoy that. I also enjoyed when Birdie J was doing her Avon lady blog since each of those tales was so unique.

Collin Kelley said...

I try to mix my posts up, but my blog is very personal.

Pris said...

Hi Collin,
I always enjoy reading your blog for that very reason. You present the personal so well.

Lyle Daggett said...

I agree in general with Monique's comment, that I've found all sorts of blogs I like, with a wide mix of content or subjects, by both men and women.

I tend to read, particularly, blogs that talk seriously (at least sometimes) about poetry and related things. I suppose this is mainly because when I started blogging, that's the kind of stuff I had in mind to blog about (and still do, generally). Not that I avoid other sorts of blog content, it's just a matter of having only so many hours in the week, and making choices, etc.

In my own blog I tend not to talk too much about more personal things, people and events in my life, though I will mention what's going on in my life (or experiences from the past) if it feels relevant to whatever I'm talking about in the blogpost.

Some of my reticence about talking about myself in my blog is, really, just a general (sensible, I think) caution about over-revealing about myself in someplace as public as the internet.

Word verification is "ablebas," which sure seems like it should mean something, but... ?

Pris said...

Hi Lyle
With the crazies out there you're probably the wiser of us all to be more prudent. I like to post personal things, but try to be careful not to post anything that might put me at risk. I know C.E. Laine still has to use fake names on the internet and shut down Verse Libre after passwording it first because she had a stalker. One of his fun activities was hacking the journal. Another was emailing her nonstop. Scary! At least getting older reduces some of that sort of risk.

My word is scoleta. Sounds like a weird disease.

Anna G Raman said...

Once its on a blog (by a male or female), it is not personal any more...

The cerebral is important, but only a subset of the person-al.

Your post reminded me of a conversation between Ron, Harry and Hermoine in one of the Harry Potter movies when Hermoine says that men have the emotional range of a teaspoon. I know for sure it applies to at least one male close to me :)