Where the women bloggers are
Monday was launch day for the Blogher Network. Blogher started about a year ago in response to the lack of recognition main stream media and other organizations hosting blogging conferences were giving women bloggers. It was as if the women were invisible.
A group of women decided to do something about it. Nuf said. First, there was a Blogher Conference with 300 bloggers last July .Now there is the Blogher Network. Check it out.
There are over 20 categories of blogs ---everything from Fashion & Shopping to Technology& Web and Research And Academia. In other words, the network covers everything that women are interested in.
For the foreseeable future, I will be one of four editors covering Business& Careers. In this role I will be featuring posts and blogs of women who are writing about business culture, news, and trends.
From time to time I will cross-pollinate on FunnyBusiness.
Today, I wanted to share a post that I read last night on Blogher from one of the editors of the Blogging& Social Media category. It was posted by Debi Jones aka mobilejones. It touches one of my favorite topics-- the risk of blogging about work.
"Anina whose star has been rising on the mobile technology conference circuit through 2005 receives an ultimatum from her modeling agency. "Choose modeling or technology, because you can't do both."
Anina's story isn't unique. Many employers are concerned about their employees blogging, and as a result, some people blog anonymously.
The concerns of the modeling agency aren't clear, but it does raise what is likely to continue to be a tough choice for employees. When an employer dictates your activities outside of work, what recourse do you have?
Read the comments on Anina's post. Also, she has included a short audio recording of a discussion with 2 friends on handling the situation."