Anne Zelenka has written a post titled “An OPML Answer to ‘Where are the women in tech blogging“, which was somewhat co-incidental because I was all set to write a post I could very much have simply headlined: “Where are the women in tech blogging”.
Yesterday, I conduced an exercise. I counted all the links on tech.memeorandum. There were about 120 or so. About 100 of them were blog posts (you’ll have to excuse the fact I’m talking in generalisations but I just didn’t have the time to sit down and make sure my numbers were precise).
Of those, only around 10 were female bylines (nine by my count). What’s more about half of those were not blog bylines, but were MSM female journalists.
Talk about the bloke-o-sphere. What’s going on here? Why is the tech blogging community one big boy’s club.
Are there so few women in tech? Do women not blog? Do the A-List of male bloggers, simply not link to their female counterparts meaning female bloggers don’t register on a blogosphere radar like memeorandum?