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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Woman Blog Writer's Rule (My World Anyway)

I'm not exactly sure how I am going to go about approaching this next post. Earlier today I wrote a post called: "My Favorite Things" where I write about a few of the blogs that I read that really have impacted me in a powerful way. I mention 5 of them and after I finished writing the post it occurred to me that every single one of those blogs is authored by a woman.

Now I read quite a few blogs and there some good blogs written by guys but ultimately these are mostly my favorites (there are actually a couple of more: Spockgirl Musings and "Wife (Widow) Of A Wounded Marine"). Again woman are the authors I read the most.

At first I was baffled by this a bit then the answer really kind of hit me square in the face...Woman are much more open, honest and candid then men are. They have no problem telling it like it is...the good, the bad and the ugly.

I know some people might dispute this fact but for me and these blog authors that I regularly read it is most definitely the truth...hands down. It isn't even close.

That is the only real reason that I can come up with for being drawn to these blogs. They are also very hard hitting subjects...some are tragic and sad. Again...these are emotions and even though it is a stereo-type, allot of men avoid the emotional stuff. I know this for a fact with the men in my own life from my father and his father right on down the line.

Another thread that seems to run through most if not all of these blogs is that the author is in the process of overcoming tragedy or hardship or illness, etc. They are as much about perseverance and fighting for what's right then anything else. They are stories of LIFE and the inevitable search for TRUTH. Once again...all goals for Shell Shock Serenade....

I don't really intend for it to be a criticism of the guys just is what it is. I read many posts by men, mostly sports related I'll admit. That seems to be a specialty among men bloggers... the subject they write about the most is sports which is just fine with me.

I think I prefer the female authors because I'm drawn by the more emotionally hard hitting posts probably 'cause they more closely resemble my own. I wonder if the reverse might be true because a majority of my regular followers are woman?

Anyway...I figured I'd post about the woman and give them their due...these are all professional quality authors...I'n not exaggerating and I would really miss them if they were gone.

We;;....until the next time!


  1. Thanks T. To be mentioned, and included in the list is just crazy. These amazing women just let the words and emotions flow!

    I did notice the all women writers bit and was just thinking on that. I think that in addition to what you've said here, it seems to me that blogs written by women (most women, not me) have a continuity to them. A flow to the flow so to speak. I don't read very often anymore, but I have been blown away by what so many have shared so openly.

    Now you have me really thinking... I read blogs written mostly by ... men. Hmm... I shall pursue this thought further. Thank you for the nudge.

  2. I think the highest compliment a writer can receive when someone tells you "Now you have me really thinking". Thank you for that.

    There is a blog by a guy called Irish Gumbo That I really like too. He has a brilliant mind...some of the blog is made up of his thoughts, observations, life stuff plus he writes some fiction. Naturally I'm more drawn to the "life stuff" but you may want to check it out.

    Ultimately I think what attracts me the most is honesty and real life stuff. The blogs and reading them are a form of relationship and i think as a society we are still learning about these new relationships with people anywhere on the planet, with someone you never will meet or even speak to on the phone yet you've become friend and intimate friends even.

    Unfortunately there has been some negative results (cyber stalking, obsessions, etc) but I think we are learning that it (online or global relationships) is going to be a part of life going into the future so we have to figure out how to do it.

    I know I've gotten more comfortable with it...i suspect you have as well. I only base that on the fact that you are more open and share more then you ever did before.

    But obviously caution is critical too.

    Thanks for the comments...i'm glad you've discovered some female bloggers..

    Don't know if it's showing in Canada...ACT OF VALOR... Incredible, just stunning.