Let’s start by saying ‘Hi!’
You’ve probably seen me here before, if not, shame on you! I’m John, the odd guy who lost is hair at 20 and decided to write a blog at 22.
What’s the blog called you ask? John’s Road to Volunteering is its name and making a difference is the aim. As you can already tell, I’m a moron, but this is me and it certainly has an importance in today’s blog.
Me being me I speak for those not currently heard and JRTV helps them to amplify their story in a way they want. The thing is this isn’t always the same for certain groups. Certain groups are mocked in society, excluded from specific campaigns and events and some are just belittled for no apparent reason.
If I look at the blogging world, male blogging is certainly a group which are hard done by. I’m biased, right? No! I hear and read about it all the time with Twitter chats really playing an important part in today’s blogging community.
Blogging to many non-bloggers is seen as a female dominant hobby, but I agree and disagree. What do you think?
I agree with the fact there’s many more females blogging than males, and it’s quite noticeable, but I disagree with the fact it’s dominant.
Domination is a word I might end up using on my own blog over the next few months, because with anything I do, I look for inclusion. How do you dignify females are more dominant than males if there’s no equal opportunity?
I’ve had enough shit in my life with being bullied and discriminated due to physical attributes, and don’t we all talk about how positive the community is? Well at times it quite simply isn’t and we’re all in denial when we say it is.
Twitter chats as I said earlier play an important part in the blogging community, and with every chat taking place, a networking opportunity appears. A networking opportunity that is so often implemented the wrong way and here’s why in 3 points.
- Do we choose topics based on the chat’s aims?
- What topics would you choose for a lifestyle chat? Maybe a travel chat? Even a fitness chat?
It’s in the name. The niche of the chat needs to be defined through the topic. I see so often chats coming outside their niche trying to reach out to more bloggers, yet coming away from overall aim.
- Once the aim isn’t reached, individuals are disappointed.
- Are we even taking this into consideration?
This is my point. Some individuals are just moaners. They’re not going to like a topic unless they have a say in it. Aren’t they allowed to be disappointed?
- Gender-based topics are not the way forward.
- Do you host a ‘GIRL’ chat?
Good for you. If not, are you showing the definition of unwillingly wanting a diverse and inclusive chat?
Can you see why I shared these 3 points? Not because they were reasons why male bloggers at times feel excluded, but because there’s no inclusion.
I wanted to fixate the topic around male blogging, but the truth is, an inclusive community doesn’t focus on genders, it focuses on equal voice regardless of background or opinions, and this is the future of the blogging world or is it?
I think so if terminology becomes open and we stop saying ‘Hi girl’s’ when there’re blokes around, because the moment I see a chat or a person clearly limiting the voice of a gender or a group, I will speak up.
I spoke up recently and the response clearly showed the love from others, but is this just another example of exclusion or is it really the sign the community is finally coming together?
You tell me. What’s the future of blogging look like?