Something has been on my mind this week and if you have read this blog for any small amount of time, you know that there are times when I have to write it out. Today is one of those days, so bear with me and I hope you can follow.
I am a girl…I know, Quelle Horreur! Before you start breaking out the questions about whether or not I knew I was a girl or any great jokes which I’m sure you have , I’m going somewhere with this. Because I’m a girl, because I’m a mom, I have a specific perspective on life. I have a set type of emotions, feelings, outlook, etc. that God gave me inherent to being a girl. But if you look at the commenters on my blog, they are mostly g
Now guys, please hear me…I love my guy readers! They sometimes have a different perspective on things I write about than I do and a few of them have become personal friends. And I don’t want to lose them as readers and commenters. (So don’t leave guys!) But all week, I’ve been thinking, “I need more women readers and commenters on my blog.”
Growing up I always had more guy friends than girl. Now that I am older and I’ve been able to look back on my life, I think it’s because guys don’t judge like women do. Women can be vicious and cruel, they can judge each other harshly, sometimes even before they really know the other person. Since I moved place to place almost every two years while growing up (Air Force brat), I didn’t have much time to develop deep relationships, especially with other girls. But now that I am older, and a mom, I realize that I need more Godly women in my life. I need to try to surround myself with more female perspective. God created us for connection…Not just the connection of a husband and wife, as in the case of Adam and Eve, but also in friendship, as shown in Ruth and Naomi, Mary and Elizabeth, etc. And as Grown Up Girlfriends puts it, “women crave relationships innately and are driven to be in relationships in a way most men do not fully understand”.
So, how do I get more female readers and commenters? I’m not sure. I’ve had this blog for just over three years now and still the majority of my commenters (since I don’t know how to track gender of readers) is male. How do I engage the women who read these posts? How do I draw them in so we can form a community of women who share each other’s struggles? I’m honestly not sure of these answers yet, but I feel this is something I need to figure out, with God’s help.