The Blog Sisters generally, and Elaine and Jeneane, specifically, have been featured in a new New York Times article on weblogging, It’s a Man’s World (Isn’t it). The article focuses on weblogging and the perceptions that men tend to dominate weblogging, especially since most prominant webloggers are men.
From the article:
If that is the case, the Venus-Mars divide has made its way into Blogville. Women want to talk about their personal lives. Men want to talk about anything but. So far the people who have received the most publicity (often courtesy of male journalists) appear to be the latter.
Though this sounds stereotypical, the author, Lisa Guernsey, does go on to say that this view is changing. She provides a new perspective, though the subject is, as we know, not a new one. If there is a lack in it, it’s that there are prominant female ‘warbloggers’ such as Meryl Yourish and others that should have been featured. Additionally, for an article about skewing of weblogging to men, the author tends to fall into this trap herself. And I would have wished for more emphasis on women in technology, politics, literature, and other interests rather than knitting, cooking, and personal journals.
Still, very nice to see the subject being addressed. And nice to see Jeneane, Jenna, and new kitten in the accompanying photo.
Congratulations to Jeneane, Elaine, and Blog Sisters.