are webloggers male or female?
May 31, 2000 2:59 PM   Subscribe

are webloggers male or female? i'm doing a poll to try and discover the gender distribution of webloggers. someone recently asked this of me, and i had no idea if anyone had gathered that info.
posted by brig (22 comments total)
Looks like roughly two-thirds male (~40 votes). That's about what I would have guessed, actually. Those numbers are pretty good compared with what the net used to be ...
posted by dhartung at 3:43 PM on May 31, 2000

You know, I would've guessed an almost even 50-50 vote on that. Interesting. Now someone should poll on the various CONTENT between male and female loggers.
posted by Zosia Blue at 5:32 PM on May 31, 2000

It's too bad the Vox Populi voting mechanism is so, uh, unscientific. Not that we can't trust our fellow webloggers to only vote once, of course. Just, uh, in the interests of science....
posted by fraying at 7:07 PM on May 31, 2000

There may be fewer females weblogging, but 80% of the sites I visit on regular basis are run by women. I think that means i am sensitive. You chicks rock!
posted by thirteen at 8:11 PM on May 31, 2000

"Are webloggers male or females?"


Next question...
posted by Steven Den Beste at 7:57 AM on June 1, 2000

Steven wins. No further debate is needed.
posted by Ezrael at 9:23 AM on June 1, 2000


or just horny. :-)
posted by baylink at 9:40 AM on June 1, 2000

I dunno know... after listening to Eddie Izzard being interviewed on NPR a couple of days ago, I'd have to say that it may not be such a simple question.
posted by heather at 10:30 AM on June 1, 2000

crap... i can't type/edit. that's "I dunno..."
posted by heather at 10:32 AM on June 1, 2000

"Sensitive...or just horny. :-)" LMAO!
I'm with Brother Thirteen...the female ones (if they are "supposedly" fewer) stand out a lot more. ctrl-alt-ego's pledge to *not* not blog negatively was outright hysterical... and Ms. Champ's superlative command of the "F" word makes me weak-kneed (probably shouldn't have written this as I'm sure her & Faith may come back & read this). The female ones make for a *lot* more interesting reading.

What I would find an interesting survey would also be the, uh, "preferences" of bloggers. Besides Baylink, are there any heterosexual male bloggers? (Not trying to trigger a flame war here...I'm actually curious)

BTW...I don't count in the poll 'cause I don't blog.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 11:05 AM on June 1, 2000

Besides Baylink, are there any heterosexual male bloggers?

Personally, I adhere to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy vis a vis blogging. But since you asked, well, I'm a big ol' queen. :-) (Kinsey 6.1, road-tested, mother-approved.)
posted by bradlands at 11:47 AM on June 1, 2000

Eric, I think I qualify as heterosexual. I'm not sure, though, because I read poetry and take drugs. But nobody's perfect, right?
posted by Ezrael at 12:17 PM on June 1, 2000

"I read poetry and take drugs"
Oh man. Poetry...that's bad, dude!

I hope nobody misunderstood my asking. Tom's pretty open about it (And I of course applaud anyone's honesty)...I just noticed a lot of male blogs that just don't mention wives, girfriends, hookers...

It, of course, dawned on me after I posted that there may be a lot of computer geeks (I keep forgetting you guys) that "just ain't gettin' any" :0) This is not meant to be a diss on brother Ezrael (Haven't seen your site yet...though you may want to take the next few minutes to post your latest conquest before I get there!)
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 12:31 PM on June 1, 2000

Ezrael, I think all heterosexuals are allowed a few vices. Myself, I like showtunes. But my wife is pretty sure I'm straight.
posted by daveadams at 12:31 PM on June 1, 2000

I have a curiosity too. I have a theory that there are more "cat people" than "dog people" blogging. Cat people generally seem to be more intellectual and sensitive than dog people. Maybe your pet preference is tied to your content too... It's late, I'm brain fried. Carry on...
posted by thinkdink at 11:29 PM on June 1, 2000

You know, thinkdink, you may have hit on something. All the "dog people" I know are dumb and mean. Hmm....
posted by daveadams at 6:51 AM on June 2, 2000

iiiiiiiiinteresting point thinkdink. I think a full-blown survey is in order, just for curiosity's sake.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 8:43 AM on June 2, 2000

....uh, if that's ok with you brig? Maybe add a few more questions to your poll? I think you're on to something.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 8:47 AM on June 2, 2000

I've always noticed a preponderance of cat people on the internet in general (i.e., it's not about blogs :>) My decidedly non-scientific answer is this: people who stay inside and play on the net like low-maintenance, independent pets, whereas big lumberjack guys in hiking boots are out climbing mountains with their German shepherds, or whatever.

You can't take your cat hiking with you, and you can't expect your dog to take care of his own calls of nature on hour 9 of your hot hot ICQ chat with your long-distance crush.
posted by Sapphireblue at 12:01 PM on June 2, 2000

Any cat people want some kittens that keep pissing on everything? They're housebroken... just not in one specific part of the house.
posted by precocious at 8:56 AM on June 3, 2000

To Eric with regards to your "I don't blog" comments: To paraphrase the bard - "Methinks [he] doth protest too much."

I love dogs, so I guess I'm not as intellectual or sensitive as some of you *elbowing and nudging dink* :) Oh, and let's not forget dumb, and mean. Let's hear it for dumb, mean, stupid, insensitive dog people!!

I have noticed another phenom - there's a lot of redheaded women with websites. More surveys are needed. Must have more surveys. Cats bad, surveys good!

posted by the webmistress at 9:24 AM on June 4, 2000

I agree that in the past there may have been more "cat people" than "dog people" blogging, but this is going to change. Check out my blog, which is a blog for dogs!
posted by betterdog at 5:38 PM on June 11, 2000

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