Thursday, January 7, 2010

What do you like to read about?

So I've been surfing around the various blogs I follow and noticing that there seem to be many more female bloggers/participants than there are males.

Why do you suppose that is? I'm curious. And after you're done pondering that question, here's another one: Do men and women enjoy the same blog topics equally? Now, I suppose if the topic is fashion, there are bound to be more women jumping in with comments. Sports, probably men. But I'm wondering if it's a good idea to try to choose topics both genders will enjoy.

I've always tried to be versatile with this blog, choosing a variety of topics. I like the idea of giving everybody something to think about.

So what do you think? What subjects/topics interest you?


  1. Because I started blogging for writing purposes, I am most interested in writing topics, but I am drawn to anything that catches my attention or that I can relate to.

  2. Writing, funny and techy stuff. :-)

    All the blogs I follow (barring 2 I think) are by writers, editors, publishers or agents.


  3. Any subject, Kathy, as long as it's universally charming (hmmm ... a broad appeal?). I usually find a blog post fun to read when it is eccentric but not egoistic. While the first stamps your blog with a personality, the second is a turn-off.

  4. I've had the same thoughts before, too, Kathy. And while I like my male readers, and don't want to turn them away, I do write women's fiction. I think that's apparent through my blog's voice, and it tends to attract more women.

    And I'm open to any topic, as long as it's presented in a clear, relatable way.

  5. Thanks, everybody, good comments. I'll take all of this under consideration. I really do want to know what people like to read about.

  6. I write about parenting and football. However, I think men blog just as much as women. It may be that you are spending more time on blogs written by women than by men.

  7. Thanks Walt.

    I guess I'll have to go read some more men's blogs.

    I do try to follow both men's and women's blogs.