Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Women Bibliobloggers?

April DeConick has a good point about the dearth of women Bibliobloggers and wondering just why that is could be useful. Got any thoughts?

  1. Time. Clearly, not all of us have enough time and energy to give to blogging.
  2. Interest. Blogging just isn't interesting to all women scholars.
  3. Benefits. Could be there just aren't enough benefits for women scholars in blogging .
Update: informal conversation with several women colleagues indicates interest in this provided that the purpose of the blog was clear.


Julia M. O'Brien said...

As a fairly new woman blogger, I'll admit that the exhibitionism/egotism aspect of blogging takes some getting used to. Maybe it's more of a problem of us Southern women bloggers, but I was socialized not to call too much attention to myself or assume that the whole world is hanging on my every word.

Deirdre said...

Highlighting each other's work, new publications, etc. is definitely a good thing!

J. K. Gayle said...

Your #1 is my main reason for leaving blogging. Julia's observed "exhibitionism/egotism aspect of blogging" is something I've never gotten used to. (Sigh. Now, back to being a sausage).

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