G is for Gender

A8EFD86C-21AE-44A8-B8FF-625B403FB877I haven’t conducted a definitive, scientific study, but it seems to me that I have more women — you know, people of the female persuasion — who read and comment on my blog than men. That made me curious to know if there are, in general, more female bloggers than male bloggers. Or if there’s something specific about my blog that attracts more females than males.

So I Googled “Blogger genders,” and came across this handy-dandy pie chart:ABCA3428-37F3-4E21-B1C5-C96BECE1E308The chart suggests that blogging is pretty much gender neutral, with only an ever so slight edge going to females. Of course, this survey was conducted a while ago, and, you know, feminism and all that.

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe my blog doesn’t really have more female readers than male readers. Maybe it’s just my imagination. Or wishful thinking.

Just to be sure, though, I’m going to conduct this highly scientific survey. Please indulge me by voting for whichever item applies to you:

And remember: vote early, vote often!

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38 thoughts on “G is for Gender

  1. Asbestos Dust April 8, 2019 / 6:59 am

    No poll necessary for my blog. My readership is so skinny that one vote one way or the other would skew results by about “100%”.

    As for myself, at least as to online activities, I’ve identified as male, female, gay, lesbian, white, black, brown, euro, asian, trans, undefined, neutral, native, and on one memorable occasion as a conflicted bisexual lizard from the Draco constellation over on a UFO site (conflicted as to what we were doing with humans, not my sexuality, you understand).

    So really I suppose you could consider my gender/racial makeup as being “fluid”, which is to say, not defined by genitalia, DNA, or the fascist strictures demanded by the rigid labels of Church and State, but rather in my inherent human right and freedom to choose based totally on whatever persona seems to annoy people the most that day.

    It’s all very PC.

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    • Asbestos Dust April 8, 2019 / 7:19 am

      (NOTE: I was originally going for “conflicted tri-sexual” but I had to dial it back a bit — remember I was talking to people who think there are lizards from Draco running the place, and I could already smell the wiring overheating.)

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  2. newepicauthor April 8, 2019 / 7:43 am

    It seems like you covered all of the possibilities with I am not sure, I am in transition, I don’t know and I don’t care, It’s none of your business and What? You have to ask? I’ve never been so insulted in my entire life! Is it terribly difficult to create one of these voting polls, as I may need to do that for the new challenge that I am hosting?

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    • Fandango April 8, 2019 / 8:55 am

      Not difficult at all. Just go to “Add Post” and when you want to add a poll to your post, just click on “Add Poll” in the Editor as shown below.

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      • newepicauthor April 8, 2019 / 9:15 am

        Thanks for the wonderful instructions. I am going to be the host of the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenges and I may need to make a poll.

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        • Fandango April 8, 2019 / 11:36 am

          Hey, good for you, Jim. You are all about music these days!

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  3. Sadje April 8, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I voted as a female but the last option was attractive too.

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  4. rugby843 April 8, 2019 / 8:22 am

    No mystery, color – cranky old lady and the last part is iffy

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  5. Melanie B Cee April 8, 2019 / 10:48 am

    That last option was very attractive, but I’m female and not ashamed of it either.

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    • Fandango April 8, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      So did you vote?


  6. Marleen April 8, 2019 / 11:36 am

    Long ago, in forum world, I learned (by experience) not to use a name that was male or female (or even, for a while, include content that would identify such). There was a lot of abusive attitude toward women (I found this surprising). Then the misogynists had to explicitly ask or hint around about my gender not being “out there” before feeling freed to savage me.

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  7. BlackSheep April 8, 2019 / 2:31 pm

    You forgot Russian Internet Bot on your poll, although they would probably just lie and pick another category.

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    • Marleen April 8, 2019 / 6:19 pm


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  8. leigha66 April 8, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Fandango it must be your picture… ♫♪”every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.” ♪♫

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  9. crushedcaramel April 9, 2019 / 6:26 am

    I have just read the comments from other bloggers and now I am nervous about the poll.
    But is it really surprising that there are more communicative female bloggers. There are some male bloggers who comment regularly on my site, but the vast majority are female. I think women on the whole do like to communicate.

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    • Fandango April 9, 2019 / 7:36 am

      “ I think women on the whole do like to communicate.” Versus us male, strong, silent types!

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