Thought I was finished blogging for the night, but I found one more bit of "news" I'd like to share. Kim Berg, owner of the Cr8aSite Forums, and her own blog Cre8pc on Usability & Holistic SEO had a post that made me really sit back and go "hmmmm"?
Kim points out a post on Google Blogoscoped about "Popular Blogposts". I'd say there's about 10-15 picked, he even took the time to take images of the bloggers and make them into black & white. When a few women spoke up on his comments area, about the lack of women being represented in this piece, the reaction was a not all that enthusiastic. In fact, as a women reader, I took the replies to the women as a bit combative.
Granted this medium does not display those body language queues we all try to gauge human emotions and reactions with, and perhaps I had a predisposition from reading Kim's article. However, instead of being a little rude about the questions perhaps Phillip could have offered "Why don't you point me to 5 or 10 women bloggers. Maybe I could add them to my reading list."
Kim presented a good question - how many women bloggers do you know or read? I went through my bloglines tonight, I can count 4 solely women written blogs, 1 co-written and then if you count Search Marketing Gurus who's headed by a woman (me) - there 6 out of 130. Wow what a percentage that is. It's not for lack of trying either, it's just that the search/blog/womm industry is predominantly male.
So here's a few women bloggers you might want to add to your blog roll:
I think I'd like to take a woman's perspective of this, and ask any women bloggers out there, "What was your highest trafficked blog post to date and why?" Email me - smg [- a t -] searchmarketinggurus dot com. Hopefully I'll get a few together in the next couple of days to put together a nice article.