The Women of WordPress and Women Blogging

women blogOnce upon a time women formed groups to find each other online. Now, there are a lot of us wandering around, developing websites and blogs but the main groups for women online are about Mommy bloggers.

Not every woman is a Mother and not every woman wants to focus on her family when she’s thinking about writing, creating, maintaining and promoting her website. But, we all want to learn how to do it better. Many of us like to learn from other women. I do.

I can learn from anyone but there is a nice feeling to find out the person who wrote the tutorial I’ve been reading or the book I picked out at the store, is a woman. Someone who is likely to see things the way I do myself, someone who has a similar perspective to myself.

WordPress Book Writers, Tutorial Makers, Web Developers and Site Designers

Women of Blogger (and Beyond)

WordPressGroups for Women Bloggers

Fat, Ugly or Slutty

Some players like to send creepy, disturbing, insulting, degrading and/or just plain rude messages to other online players, usually women.

We think this is funny.

Why do they send them? There are a few theories. But instead of getting offended, we offer a method for people to share these messages and laugh together.

If having these messages posted online makes someone think twice about writing and sending a detailed description of their genitals, great!

And if not? We’ll all have another submission to laugh at. Feel free to send us your own at While the site is currently very xbox message-heavy, we do accept all messages, no matter what the game! PS3 players, PC players, and Wii players, don’t feel left out, we want your messages, too!

Fat, Ugly or Slutty.

A Simple Thing I Learned Today from BrandYourself

Have you put your name on your site? Simple, right?

I have my name on my About page. I don’t have it on the main, landing, front page. Not anywhere. I hadn’t even thought about adding it in there. Now it is. Stuck at the bottom, but it exists.

I will work on adding it elsewhere.

Part of the problem is my use of ThatGrrl instead of my name, Laura Brown. When I started online (doing the early form of social media which was more like a dating zoo than anything social) women did not want to broadcast their name, age or location. Men were forever posting “asl?” Well, lets not label all men, it was the horny net geeks who were disguised as men, trolling for women desperately lonely enough to grab their worm… I mean bait. (Yes, that kind of humour was popular then – and it was kind of fun).

Anyway, that is how my name never became my Internet profile name. Instead I used ThatGrrl, most recently. I’ve started using my name, Laura Brown. But, I admit I still feel funny about having it out there.

I do see the sense of it now that I’ve had it pointed out to me. What about you?

Bare Naked Breasts?

How do you feel about the issue of women being topless in public?

The idea comes from men being topless in public and how, if  things are equal, women should be able to choose to do the same rather than being discriminated against. It’s a complicated issue, with more things involved than modesty, traditional values, etc.

I wrote about women having the right to bare their breasts. What would you write about the idea, as both a theory and an issue? Try to think of it from different angles and points of view.

Basic Blogging for Women: How Artists Can Use Blogs

Looking through these sites, I would say that some ways for artists to use blogs are:

* To discuss the creative process.

* To share their daily life with their fans.

* To create an online art piece

* To advertise events where they will be appearing

* To market and sell new work.

* To create an online community

via Basic Blogging for Women: How Artists Can Use Blogs.

Ladies Learning Code

We’re a women-run not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.

Ladies Learning Code started in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 2011 – with a tweet. It is through the hard work and dedication of many people (many, many more than are pictured here) that we bring to the Toronto community our take on monthly workshops and other events.

We are:

  • marketers
  • developers
  • designers
  • project managers
  • business development managers
  • research technicians
  • marketing managers
  • digital strategists
  • community managers
  • consultants

Ladies Learning Code (llcodedotcom) on Twitter.

For Men Only?

Read & Trust– is committed to gathering together the best independent writers available – the ones recommended by the writers you read and trust.

It’s all men. Yet, there are endless women writing online.

Maybe we still aren’t taken all that seriously? I thought we had outgrown the time when all women bloggers were seen as personal or Mommy bloggers. Women are writing for impressive sites, have worked for important sites and start ups and successful projects of their own creation.

Note: I am not picking on men, or on Read&Trust. I just noticed there are no women on their list. I was surprised.