www.inkthinkerblog.com — Interesting article in Sunday’s New York Times (via Debbi Mack), “Blogging’s Glass Ceiling,” about the BlogHer conference in San Francisco earlier this month. The article reads in part,
There is a measure of parity on the Web. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, among Internet users, 14 percent of men and 11 percent of women blog.
A study conducted by BlogHer and Compass Partners last year found that 36 million women participate in the blogosphere each week, and 15 million of them have their own blogs. (BlogHer, which was founded by Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins, has itself grown into a mini empire that includes a Web site that helps publicize women’s blogs, and an advertising network to help women generate revenue for the site.)
“It’s disheartening and frustrating,” said Allison Blass, a BlogHer attendee whose personal blog at www.lemonade-life.com is about living with Type 1 diabetes.
Interesting concept, this glass ceiling for women bloggers. I’ve never felt marginalized as a woman blogger, though as a non-mommyblogger… well, that’s another story, and one I’m still feeling kind of cranky about thanks to all of the people at BlogHer who looked at me like I had four heads when I told them I didn’t have kids.
What do you think? Is there a glass ceiling in blogging? What about in writing in general?
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