UK Female Christian Bloggers
@RevdLesley blogged about UK Female Christian Bloggers on her blog this morning http://revdlesley.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-uk-female-christian-bloggers.html
I was shocked to see that my little blog was included as one of only eight female Christian bloggers in the UK. How come there are so few? If someone as inadequate as me, with so little to say, why don't more women do similar?
Not long later @Boudledidge blogged her thoughts on why so few Uk women blog on Christian issues http://ontoberlin.blogspot.com/2011/01/female-christian-bloggers-rare-breed.html
She discusses various reasons including lack of profile for female bloggers perhaps female Christians blog about their lives in general rather than being focussed (multi taskers), lack of confidence, fear of seeming opinionated, women are less competitive over rankings so show less in blog rate lists.
Since then there have been a raft of Uk female Christian bloggers appearing, a friend of mine even launched her own blog (virtual-pilgrim.blogspot.com). So what are my thoughts?
I think there's a confidence issue. I blog, but constantly fear no one reads, or if they do then they don't really think much about my musings. I worry I appear egotistical or uninformed or theological incompetent or boring.
I also think there's a time issue. Blogging takes me about an hour a day, that's a lot of time in my already busy life. I'm happy to allocate that time, especially as my confidence to blog increases and the benefits of my reflections on my ministerial development become clear. I'm a mum, a wife, a minister, a daughter in law, a sister, a friend, a volunteer, a business woman and probably more besides. Time is not hanging around in my life and I doubt I'm the only woman in this position, so blogging is like an extra job, it's a time commitment.
So what do you think?