So Blog Net News Ohio is now doing this influence index thing. And, as deserved, Lisa Renee’s Glass City Jungle is firmly planted at the top of the Top 20. I scooted in this week but I’m far less reliable when it comes to posting (IMO) than Lisa Renee.
That’s it. Totally it, for the Top 20 out of over 100 Ohio blogs that list with BNN.
Word of Mouth blog has Paula, Loraine, Kelly.
Right Angle Blog has others post but I don’t know if any are women – many posters there use pseudonyms so someone will have to out whether or not those authors are women
OPENERS is an MSM blog, but yes, there are women who post through it.
And I think that’s it for women-contribution in the Top 20.
As Ohio Goes was Cindy Zawadski but she’s been invisible lately (I’ve sent a couple of emails to her – don’t know anymore though, hopefully, it’s just life moving on).
BlueOhioan has Susan
Brewed Fresh Daily gets a woman posting now and then – Gloria, myself, others
Some of the Cincinnati blogs might – I don’t follow them closely
Faithful Ohio is Renee in Ohio who blogs at several places and does a great job
Madrigal Maniac – I think is female, yes? Sorry that I don’t recall
Thurber’s Thoughts is written by Maggie Thurber, in the Toledo area.
And those are the only ones I can identify as being written by or having contributions from women. Please add in information on others if you have it.
So – out of a total of more than 100 blogs, a few at least that are not currently active, I could identify a female presence of some type in 13 of them.
Hmmm, women make up what proportion of the voting electorate? Of the number of high school graduates? Of purchasers and decision-makers in households?
I don’t know.
But I know women make up 100% of mothers, daughters and wives (we’re not arguing about that last one today, okay?).
How good is the representation in the Ohio political blogosphere for women’s issues? Do we need to care?
I don’t know. I do what I do, I know Lisa Renee does what she does. What do other’s think about these numbers? I’ve read about how one thing bloggers like to do is get more people blogging. I agree. I’ve just been asked to speak at a girl’s forum on women and technology. Ripe opportunity.
Again – what do others who frequent blogs and consider themselves news consumers think about this info, if you think about it at all?