“Do women make better bloggers?”

My eldest is here…in bed now so I have another chance to post, albeit a quick one. ;o)

Been an interesting few days and partly due to a good friend sharing a book of great interest to me and one every man should read….and possibly the ladies for that matter. ;o)
(anyone wants to know what book just ask in comments)

What really got me thinking though was how I could see what the book tells of in life, real life and online too.

So… I ask you…Do women make better bloggers?

I believe they do and the reason is fairly simple, women connect better than us men, to themselves and each other and also to us fellas.
Women are more likely to write openly and that means other people can relate and connect to the meaning clearer and better, deeper.

It’s no coincidence that the post(s) I have written from the heart on this blog have had the better responses and more comments, in fact a few have sparked donations via the “beer” icon below the post(s). Always welcome they are! :o)

When you do write from the heart it is open, raw and meaningful…no matter what it’s about.

We are emotional beings…not robots! :o)

Inject some heartfelt writing in your blog and give people a better connection to you and your world.
After all blogs were and are still in some way online diaries, personal musings of the blogger.
A way to share your story.

I believe women share better than men do so make better bloggers!

What about you?
Whats your opinion?

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26 Responses to “Do women make better bloggers?”

  1. tikey says:

    I believe in you.. heheh because im a women!

  2. bs angel says:

    Very interesting read. Really makes you think.

    I have to stick with my initial thoughts that I had before reading the article, although your piece presents some good arguments. I feel a good writer who is passionate about their subject makes a good blogger. I am not a fan of gender lines. I see things like this every day as I blog about a male dominated past time. I don’t see myself as more than any of the males and I don’t see myself as less than any of the males. Gender is only an issue if you allow it to be is my main thought.

    Nice article. Thanks for the great read!

  3. Rob says:

    Thanks… lets not make it an issue of gender in THAT sense…

    Women and men are different, we connect different and thats the basis of what I mean.

    All the sexism and gender argument I don’t have time for or think its worth arguing over.
    Thats not why I posted it or asked. ;o)

    Thanks for the comments and no offence.

  4. So far, I like the blogs by men.
    Perhaps because for the most part they are straightforward, concise, and usually they make their point with a touch of humor.

  5. trish says:

    I left a comment on your broadcast, but I’ll leave one here, too. :)

    It’s six of one, half dozen of the other. Some men can really connect with people. Some women can. But to generalize…? I don’t think so.

    To say that women can connect on a deeper level – who’s to say? Sometimes I can read something more on the humourous side, and it will stick with me because on that day, I needed to laugh. And I’ve met a few males who can achieve that same raw, heart-wrenching emotion that women can – and not ALL women can, by the way.

    Being the owner of a vagina does NOT allow one to corner the market on passion, compassion, feeling, caring, nurturing, etc.. πŸ˜€

    So do I think women make better bloggers? No.
    Do I think men make better bloggers? Also no.

    I think it all depends on the person’s ability to connect.

  6. I’m not sure it has anything to do with gender. I’ve read many blogs written by men and was very interested in the topic. If a blogger has something to say on a topic of interest to me personally, I’m there. Regardless of gender.

  7. morinn says:

    i think what you said is true! we are more apt to express ourselves than men! good going! πŸ˜€

  8. Berni says:

    Most women seem to be better at connecting although I have a really hard time with it, in spite of being a woman for 60 years.

    Good article though and a good point about trying to put something of yourself into a post.

  9. Yes this is an interesting post, I really enjoyed it.This is what I answered on your blogcatalog question:
    I agree with nertnie, it makes no difference your sex…the answer would lie in your blogger-personality, lol, ..the way you relate to others…how you comment on their posts,how you communicate and how easy or difficult you may find it to build some connection with your visitors and other bloggers, so that they return to your blog again and again.I have seen male bloggers with far more traffic and readers than I could ever hope to attain.

  10. Rob says:

    Billy…

    Manhood…by Steven Biddulph. ;o)

    Well worth the read mate.

  11. Deb says:

    Women gossip more, rant more, complain more and bitch and moan more. (hehe)

    But, I will say that one of my favorite bloggers is a man!

    http://waterrant.net ….He’s just amazing and he really educates you about the public- since he works for a restaurant. It’s interesting to say the least.

    I enjoy reading men’s blog, because it gives you a different outlook on the world.

    I can’t decide which I like better…it’s more of “WHO” I like better! πŸ˜€

  12. Courtney says:

    I think that women may be more inclined to start a blog…especially a general blog that isn’t necessarily linked to any marketing. Sharing motherhood via the internet has been an important part of keeping my sanity and sense of humor while staying at home. In my experience, however, men tend to ramble less in their blogs and have a specific purpose. As always Rob, you have something interesting to say.

  13. trish says:

    Again.. left a response on your broadcast and figured I’d also post here. :) Especially since you seem to insist that this topic has nothing to do with gender.

    Erm.. no offense, Rob.. but when you ask if “women” make better bloggers, you ARE making it about gender. Just because you didn’t add “better than men”, you aren’t exactly leaving anything to personal interpretation. Are women better bloggers than what? Hamsters? Toyotas? Children? Alzheimer’s patients? The logical choice would be.. men. So you’re asking if women connect better with the general populous than men. Which would also lead to a barrage of questions.. connect with whom? Women would certainly connect with other women better than men IN MOST CASES. Men would connect better with men. Again, IN MOST CASES. Women, as mothers, may connect better with children. Mothers (who are all women!) will probably connect better with other mothers. I know of some bloggers who try to remain as androgynous as possible.. and it’s VERY difficult to tell what gender they actually are.

    But the bottom line is still the same. When I’m reading other blogs – and I do – often… I don’t look for the gender of the blogger. It’s all about the topic, the writing style, and how much it touches me at that moment.

  14. Rob says:

    I understand that Trish…

    I just didn’t want it turning into an argument over the gender… what else can I say?

    How else can I ask it without it “seeming” that way?

    Awkward and I will have to choose words better next time.

  15. RockStories says:

    Ironically, the very reasons a lot of the previous comments (and the original post) cite as things that make women “better bloggers” are the things that make me lose patience with a lot of blogs (no gender differentiation here) and move on without finishing what I’m reading–I really don’t have any desire to read someone else’s diary.

  16. Writing doesn’t have anything to do with gender. Who is the better poet? Carl Sandburg or Emily Dickinson? Two different genders, two different times, two different locations but both excellent at their craft.

    Every writer has his/her own style. If two people are equally skilled, they may look at a topic from different viewpoint but that’s not to say that one work will out-class the other.

  17. Roger Davis says:

    Hi Rob,

    Amazing how inspiration comes full circle – and it was started by a woman.

    I’m not sure whether men or women are better either. But I think blogging is an excellent medium for men to say what they can’t always manage to spill from their mouths – the fingers can sometimes say what the mouth can’t.

    Let your fingers do the talking πŸ˜‰ (oo-er)

  18. Hi Rob, First I wanna say thanks for adding me, and I think you have an excellent blog here and I will be back for sure. Second, my thoughts on this echo shyflower’s. I think it all depends on what your looking for…altough yeah we women do tend to ramble just a little bit.

    (twistedsister)

  19. Windyridge says:

    Women think differently than men and externalize their thoughts whereas men tend to internalize and not share. So women tend to communicate their feelings more easily because they are used to talking about these things with their other female friends. Men and boys tend to not talk about feelings as much.

  20. Rob says:

    Windyridge, you summed it up perfect.. ;o)

    Thanks..

  21. Jamie says:

    You’ve brought up some really great points and I would have to agree with them. I do however find that there are quite a few “guy blogs” that I love reading too.

  22. Rob says:

    Thanks Jamie…

    You mean like mine!? ;o)

  23. Anonymous says:

    Woman tend to go more into detail and could lose a male reader because of this. You know the way we go on and on and on and the way you men tune out πŸ˜€

    If men blog from the heart then it does become a compelling read. The best read is a blogger who has an interesting tale to tell. Yours is one I can see myself reading regularly :)

  24. Anna says:

    I believe that anyone willing to put themselves out there for their readers will be a good blogger. Women do tend to be better bloggers simply because we do seek out connections with others more than men do (usually). If a man is willing to put his ego on the line and reach out to other bloggers and his readers, then he’ll be a successful blogger. Just my two cents :)

  25. Rob says:

    Personally, no, I don't think that women do make better bloggers.

  26. Rob says:

    Interesting to see both sides to it, I been recently thinking about more it as I Have noticed that I read without fail more blogs by women these days. :o)

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