Wednesday, 17 March 2010

On Being a Lady Blogger

Berlin-based poet and blogger Annina Luzie Schmidt has started a new site promoting her fellow female bloggers. The idea being that plenty of women and girls blog, but they don't always have a very high profile - perhaps because their readership is too small, their subject matter is considered too frivolous, they don't publicise themselves aggressively – or there's a male conspiracy going on out there to keep us in the chained to the cooker making beans on toast for tea.

The project is called GIRLS CAN BLOG - and Annina's started a series of interviews with girls who, yes, you guessed it, blog. Her latest victim is a grown woman who writes about German books in English, out of sheer literary evangelism. Ever wondered what makes me sit down and share all these things with you? Find out here. I just wish I hadn't used the word "stuff" quite so frequently.

4 comments:

David said...

Great stuff!

J.M said...

This is inspired my own first attempt at blogging!

Meike said...

Lovely interview. And don't worry about "stuff" - I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it.

annina said...

Oh dear, I only just saw your post! Thanks for being so nice and very glad to hear that we could inspire @J.M to try blogging out - fantastic news! Greetings from Berlin :)