Top Ten Real Reasons Why There Are 'No' Female Bloggers
Once again, bloggers and mainstream media reporters are wringing their hands over the perceived lack of female bloggers. I've written about this before, but the issue just won't go away. Today Chris Nolan of Politics from Left to Right gives her own top ten reasons.
Like Chris, I too am a female blogger cursed with a "Pat"-like name. Because of that, and because of some of the topics I tackle, readers often assume I'm a man. People that actually know me would find this hilarious. In my circle of friends, even the girliest girls won't pass up a Badger game. A love of sports, like a love of blogging, isn't necessarily passed down to just those with a Y chromosome.
But then again, maybe we should all just embrace those feminine stereotypes. And in that spirit, I present:
10. Her monitor is full of white-out.
9. Still too weak in the knees to type after reeling from the overwhelming sexual attractiveness of John Kerry's and John Edward's lush, full heads of hair.
8. Deathly afraid of mice.
7. Hasn't figured out how to solicit political opinions from Fluff Fluff and Mr. Huggins.
6. Can't figure out how to read the map of the blogosphere.
5. The Manolo, he has already cornered the market for the blogging of the shoes.
4. Can only blog 25 days out of every month.
3. Political polls are too much like math.
2. Tragically confused about the term "link whore".
1. Still hasn't found the right pajamas.
Posted by at March 14, 2005 09:45 PM
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|# March 14th, 2005 10:09 PM james|
|hehehe, some of those are pretty good. i think you do much better with lists when you don't have me dragging you down with lame ideas. :-) |
|# March 14th, 2005 10:22 PM jodybecker|
|I have one of those ambiguous names too so I just make sure to include a lot of girly phrases and mention the word pink a lot... |
|# March 14th, 2005 10:50 PM kris|
|You know, I think I figured out why it bugs me so much when people assume I'm a guy.
When I was in kindergarten I had a very short haircut. One day, the crossing guard lady mistook me for a boy.
That, combined with my first name, must make me a little sensitive.
|# March 15th, 2005 6:17 PM Daddy|
|Maybe you should, ummmm....EMBELLISH your name a little bit.
Go with Kristy....or Kristi....then draw a heart instead of a dot over the 'i'....
|# March 15th, 2005 10:53 PM TheUnabrewer|
|Chris Nolan has it worse, since she shares a name with the director of Memento. |
|# March 16th, 2005 2:24 PM Laura|
|Kris, my husband also has your name problem but in reverse - his name is Kristan and he goes by Kris. People reading his name think he's a girl, and once when he was in the hospital for chemo, he was given a pregnancy test by mistake.
I asked his mom about it once and she said in his case it's German, a family name. He spent a LOT of time in detention as a kid. Go figure...