Over the past few months I’ve noticed** something while following links from blog to blog.
There are a lot of funny, intelligent blogs out there. Of those funny, intelligent blogs I’ve noticed that those belonging to men, tend to attract female commenters much more than other men. Hoards of female commenters. Perhaps simply because women are more comfortable commenting.
Come to think of it, the funny, intelligent blogs belonging to women also attract female commentors.
The interesting thing is the tone of the comments. Comments on women’s blogs, tend to sound "girlfriend to girlfriend-ish" (for want of a better term).
When women comment on the men’s blogs, however, the comments often have a whole different, almost fawning tone; very “highschool girlish”. It’s totally bizarre, as if they’re out to impress the boys and stroke their egos. Takes me waaaaaay back. Shudderingly far back.
It’s as if they're competing, jockeying for position, out to prove they are smarter and wittier than the others, and more worthy of attention.
This is especially stange when the same person comments on two different blogs, one written by a guy and one by a woman…
It’s a whole different world. Totally surreal.
For the record :
- you know it’s gonna be a bad day when you WAKE IUP with a tension headache.
- Christmas decorations have no freaking business in stores yet. It’s not even October for chrissake. I can almost understand Hallow’een stuff, but Christmas? Geez!
** ChooChoo and I were discussing this phenomenon just this morning.