Robert Stacy McCain writes, “Blogging sucks: Women, minorities hardest hit:”
If there’s anything in the world I hate, it’s women reporters writing “Oh, we’re so oppressed” stories in the New York Times:
[M]any women at the conference were becoming very Katie Couric about their belief that they are not taken as seriously as their male counterparts at, say, Daily Kos, a political blog site. Nor, they said, were they making much money, even though corporations seem to be making money from them. . . .
Yet, when Techcult, a technology Web site, recently listed its top 100 Web celebrities, only 11 of them were women. Last year, Forbes.com ran a similar list, naming 3 women on its list of 25.
“It’s disheartening and frustrating,” said Allison Blass, a BlogHer attendee. . . .
Ladies, please: If your blog sucks, it’s not because of some patriarchal conspiracy, OK? And as for making money, you could almost certainly fit into my living room every independent blogger who earns a full-time living off blogging. Generally speaking, bloggers either have some other job to support their blogging habit, or else they’re “blogging for the man” (e.g., the Atlantic Monthly bloggers, the Gawker cartel, etc.).
(Via Dr. Helen.)