Something I often do when I start reading a blog, if it’s not immediately apparent, is to assign in my mind a gender to the blogger.
Sometimes I’m totally surprised when I find out I’m wrong. I mean, some blogs just LOOK male. Or female. Or the writing style is really gender-neutral. Know what I mean?
With some blogs it’s immediately obvious. There are glaring clues.
Like if the blog’s template theme features pastel colors, flowers, birds or bows – well, that’s pretty much a no-brainer.
Then there’s the flip-side, which would be lots of brown, metal, electric hand tools and guns. I guess. I’m just coming up with these things off the top of my head.
But, as usual, I digress.
I think the point I’m trying to arrive at eventually making here is this – does reading my blog, without going to the About My Blog page, clue you in to the fact that I’m a woman?
Is it necessary to know in order to understand the point of my posts?
Does it really matter? SHOULD it really matter?
Or do you even care?
Better yet, should I care?
Because, if you read my post about my little pal OCD Louie, you’ve probably figured out by now that Louie’s been nagging me about my blog.
“Are ya REALLY happy with the template you chose?” “Do you think people know everything they need to know in order to really, really get the most out of your blog?” “Do you think you made it apparent enough what your blog’s about, and all? I mean, sometimes you CAN be a little vague.”
Notice how OCD Louie keeps calling it MY blog, keeps using the word “you” – never “we?” And how he places the blame on me, just in case he’s right?
Louie always thinks of the worst thing that could happen. He’s a real Debbie Downer.
So, I’m just wondering. Am I the only one who has a nagging little voice in my head, planting seeds of doubt in my already over-taxed mind?
Which I’ll blog about later so you’ll know where I’m REALLY coming from.