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Here come the women*

September 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Blogging, Feminism, Irish Blog Awards

Do you remember the days in the Irish Blogosphere when people wondered why there weren’t more women blogging in Ireland or if there was even a need to encourage more women to blog. We had the discussions about women and why they blog or don’t blog. And there were also the times when the men wondered about the differences with womens’ brains/discussion styles/self confidence/comedy stand up routines etc. etc.

Then along came the Irish Blog Awards and the recognition of some great women bloggers in the first and second years apportioning of the gongs.

This year however there was a significant shift! The awards were well and truely feminised.

And it continues, each month someone else brings to our attention another great blog written by a woman. And there seems to be a lot of genuine support out there for new voices and to encourage women to write about whatever it is that interests them.

In Saturday’s Irish Times, Aisling (One of the Beaut‘s) McDermott profiled some of the many women involved in blogging in Ireland in a feature in the magazine. There were lovely photos also. (Yup I missed the photoshoot 🙂 )

It’s a great article capturing some of the wonderful talent out there and remembering the times when being involved in blogging in Ireland seemed daunting or not so female friendly. Thanks to Aisling for the kind words about this particular speck on the map. I’d encourage you to have a look at the other blogs mentioned and go have a read. If you are thinking about starting your own blog you might get some inspiration from some of the women profiled.

*(I have an image in my head that the day of the photoshoot for the article being a bit like that Boots ad with makeup and stuff going



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