sports bloggers, just like us

Friday, January 22, 2010

it's a common perception in the blog circles i run in that 9 out of 10 bloggers are female.

well i'm here to break that myth.

now while it may be true that 9 out of 10 LIFESTYLE bloggers are female there's a massive group of male bloggers out there talking about one thing and one thing only...

SPORTS.

go ahead and google your city's name with "sports blog" after it and see what comes up. i bet hundreds of sports obsessed men blogging about the teams that make them cry are what you find.

i'd even confidentially say there are more sports bloggers than female lifestyle bloggers.


true story.

this past wednesday night i headed across the street to the map room to meet up with some of my
sports blogging guy friends who were meeting up with other sports blogging friends
.

(see? they even have their own sports themed meet ups!)

and while i was drinking my wild turkey american honey on the rocks i had a bit of an epiphany.

i decided that male sports bloggers are, until recently to us twenty-something bloggers, an untapped blogging friend resource.

it's a fact in my lifestyle blogging circle that male bloggers tend to get more internet attention than female bloggers because there are less of them.

FACT - don't deny it.

ladies, don't tell me you haven't gotten all starry eyed while reading one of peter dewolf's posts, dreamed about caressing narm's beard, or prayed to the gods to turn ben boudreau straight.

just imagine the inappropriate email and gchat possibilities if we could suddenly increase the male blogger pool. well we can if we count sports bloggers - i think it's brilliant.

sports bloggers, just like us...

but with balls.

25 comments:

  1. Something is seriously wrong with my city. Not ONE sports blog. At least that comes up on Google anyways. What the Hell? Cleveland has a massive amount. Atlanta has a ton. Even Charlotte has a few. My city sucks.

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  2. Oh suuuuuure, bring in more male competition.

    Way to go, alexa.

    We're fighting.

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  3. I'm with Shannon...I Googled sports blog in my city and came up with zero (could I borrow some of yours?). I did however Google beer blog and my city...this came up with a few but I was too concerned to look!!

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  4. Oh yeah, sure, sports bloggers are just like us, only they have balls and single-tracked mind (when it comes to blogging). hahaha. Even though I have my sporting allegiances, I kind of cringe when that's all people want to talk about. I think I'll stick to my lifestyle blogger pals. =)

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  5. Does this mean I will be less adored? 'Cause I'm not okay with that.

    I could get more balls.

    Seriously. Gays have the hookup.

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  6. So I guess there aren't many guy food bloggers? Especially in their 20's?

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  7. Brilliant! I don't even blog but somehow now want to be in a sport blogging circle!

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  8. I think you're on to something.

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  9. I want to maek a dirty comment here, but your mom reads and I want her to like me.

    I will just say: yes, male bloggers get a lot of action.

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  10. I love this:

    sports bloggers, just like us...

    but with balls.

    It feels like the tag line to, I don't know, a mixer or something. (That's a good thing.)

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  11. I grew up figure skating, same theory. If their straight and charming, god help them. And the straight part really doesn't matter. Just give us some male perspective expressing their thoughts in a cohesive post...and we salivate.

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  12. We need more boy bloggers. Other than sports oriented.

    Up the competition I say! (Don't hate me boys.)

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  13. This is brilliant.

    I like sports and I like balls.

    Sign me up.

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  14. eh. theyd just wanna talk about sports. lol.

    i really hate sports! balls are ok, but not when used in a sport!

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  15. You totally nailed that last line.

    I want so bad to be a sports blogger. I read a million of them. They are like the cool kinds in high school and I am stuck in the marching band.

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  16. Narm: You, me and Matt could totally do a sports blog.

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  17. i don't think i've ever read a single sports blog before. maybe i should? eh maybe not, i like the guys i read already.

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  19. I wish there were more men bloggers. I agree completely.

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  20. I still adore our male bloggy pals more cuz I don't really get sports. Those sport bloggers should write about lifestyle or personal stories once in a while, lord knows I need more male bloggers to adore :p

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  21. Like many things in life, gender roles in blogging are pretty self-selected. If an alien came down to earth and walked into a nursing school, it might think 95% of college students are women. Obviously this isn't the case.

    P.S. don't forget about us who blog about neither our lives nor sports!

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  22. I have one burning question: CAN WE DATE THEM???

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  23. I'm gonna have to look into this... I'm very intrigued!

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