Do girls get more comment then boys, because of their gender?
Some days back a friend commented that, female blogger always get preference then male blogger. I thought let me ask the same to the bloggers itself and find out what they feel.
"Do female bloggers get more comment then male blogger, because of their gender?"
I think it is totally absurd comment. People get comments on the quality of content, popularity of subject matter, relevance of opinion and expression.
I replied tha same to my friend. But then we are girls so people can think we are biased.
lets see what the guys have to say
i will say this much: i read tons of blogs everyday, but ahem, it just so happens that the blogs i most frequently comment on are written by gals.
mere khayal se agar quality of post achha hai to aapko achhe comment aayenge..
jo log ye dekhte hain ki blog kiski hai male ya female...they just dont know the blogging thing...
we should comment and appreciate the post which is meaningful, expressful and good...
"Text with values" is the heart of bloGGing..
So, keep blogging!!
hmm clearly saying that I think it may be possible that gals get more comments
as compared to boys. I am a boy its not mean that they all have wrong thinking in
mind. Its human nature.
As well as I agree tat content also is so important to get comments. So don't mind
boys but its true, don't you think? :)
i think this shouldnt be the case that we should only give comments so that other can comment on our posts....
i think we should give more priority to quality of posts than comments...
blogging should only be done for post quality, what we exactly think about particular things and what we want to express through our blogs....this should be the sole reason behind blogging...comments are essential but secondary...primary thing is quality of posts
and i agree in some cases female blogger gets more comments....but not in all cases
I don't know about "Quality" I am a newbie and consider myself too small to categorize other bloggers work! (this would be inhuman).
I personally prefer taste, what I like and enjoyed I comment there............what does not belong to my taste, I refrain from commenting (as it is not my domain, so I am no one to say anything) but sometimes you just have to let the person (blogger) know about his/her awesomeness, one should always do that!
And gender biasness........maybe some male bloggers are biased, maybe; all blames on their hormones, not their reading/blogging skills though!
you have answer for everything addy
and its harmone's miskate... too good
hahaha this discussion is becoming very interesting.
keep it going guys.
The question is equivalent to say, which post gets more comments? A post on a positive note/or, a controversial negative post? Obviously the answer depends. And so the answer to this question also varies. Though, I do feel that in some cases undeserving female bloggers (Who write total s*it) get more comment than a male blogger who has written a serious genuine post, and that is the fact. Accept it or not!
I've seen bloggers who have written - "Awww, I miss my boyfriend!" as an entire post, with 70+ comments on that bloody post. I bet, if I write a similar post that - "Aww, I miss my girlfriend!" =) - I doubt, whether anyone will even notice that? Also, if I tell you that I've written a post on "How to spread peace"- you may ignore that. But, if I tell you that I have written a post on "How all the babies in this world should be aborted ( www.bit.ly/abortsomebabies ) ", I am sure you are going to visit the second one.
Oh, crap. Over all, yes, at times... girls do get more comments on their blogs - Not because of their superb writing skills, but because of their gender. A blogger (Jeetu) had written something on the similar note - read it for yourself. http://gtoosphere.blogspot.com/2010/03/hot-girl-pseudonym.html
well most of the girl bloggers are very talented even more talented than most of male bloggers..m not so much active on english blogs but i have seen this trend in most of the hindi blogs where you will find female blogger are much talented than male bloggers....but this dosesnt mean that we(male) bloiggers are not talented, its just the fact that some female bloggers are slightly more talented than us :)
very few of girl bloggers are talking crap in their posts..atleast i have observed this...
Yes, girls get more blog views n comments. This is what i observed.
The main reason is mostly guys write intellectual stuff or commonly known as boring stuff. Something you won't like to read to refresh yourself, i mean larger percentage of guys or they mainly blog about technical stuff. For gods sake which girl will be interested in all that stuff?
And then about girls, their blog posts are vibrant and refreshing. No matter how intellectual a girl try to be, she end up writing something intellectually refreshing and then not many technical blogs from girl's side. So, thats why everyone love to read what a girl has written, because she always pours her heart out unlike guys( we just pour our mind out, heart is unavailable in most of the cases :P)
Ohh but girls there are guys who do pour their heart out, like me, addy and arjit. Do visit our blogs and load it up with comments :P :D .....
Who says girls don't like technical stuff? Take IndiRank for an example.
i am sorry, are you saying girls aren't inherently intellectual or that boys are just bad writers?
I totally agree with Abhi. Let alone the gals, even if 50% of my male friends like reading my intellectual/philosophical posts( Quantum Verse ), I'd be happy as anything!
Technical posts however do attract quite some number of responses, if not as comments, at least through emails and IMs.
Just like what Abhi said, girls pour their hearts out, and who doesn't like to know more the opposite sex?! (Though I rarely do so myself :P)
hey Abhi & Samir,
nice points guys.... but i feel even technical blogs are very famous, as all top rank blogs in indiblogger are technical one.
hmmm maybe someone should start a gender neutral blogging site, just focusing on pure blog content rather than who writes it.
But on the other hand dont we all need our biases while reading a blog/book/article.
Once we make up our opinion about someone i think we read just for the love of the author the content comes secondary.
I would be hardpressed to choose one side over the other without empirical data. It might be a good area of research from a sociological point of view. Though i dont know what the benefit would be.
My two cents:
I won't say girls get more comments than boys. I'll say "pretty" girls get more comments than boys. The definition is subjective ofcourse so i'll say some parameters help more than others:
1) Fair Skin will get more comments than dark skin
2) Funky haircut will get more comments than oiled hair in a bun
3) Bloggers willing to engage in conversations will also get more comments (even stalkers get bored of leaving comments after a while if they dont get a response)
You can blame it on hormones, colonial legacy, lack of social life etc etc
B.S. aside, from a long term perspective i would (like to) think content is king. Also once you do it for a long time and sort of create a community of people who read you - even crappy content would get more hits than those starting out. But thats natural.
I think I can conclude the discussion now..........
- Everyone believes that content is the KING!!
- Girls/Female Bloggers get more comments than boys/male bloggers
- Pretty girls get more comments than an average girl
- Even more if she replies to those overwhelming and flirtatious comments
- Bloggers believe Indirank is a female!
That is what I have concluded from the discussion in this thread
You forgot the final conclusion - everyone who responded with a yes potentially pissed off a couple of feminists and they will never visit your blog again.
but who ever replied with yes they should think first, do they visit girl bloggers post for contents or........
@Sweta and anik
Well if Indirank is something technical for girls then you can see how interesting those MSI,windows 7, etc etc geeky stuff will be for them. No i am not saying girls are not intelligent or they hate all these. But generally girls, leave the educational and technical stuff to the books. And yes there it should be left or to some educational forums.
Blogging is for fun and pouring your heart out, and thats what girls do and get lots of comments. I dun think technical guys pour their heart out, i mean who will have windows 7 bugs, 4 GB flash drive prices, new processor technologies in their heart.:P
So, thats the thing no matter if you are a guy or a girl, if you can pour your heart out and can make someone smile and feel touched, then there you have won a lot of readers. But generally only girls do that, and there is a big reason for that.
Most of the guys are interested in( this also includes the non technical writers like me n addy) :-
* Count of blog readers
* RSS subscribers
* No of backlinks, alexa ranking, digg, ezine, GOOGLE PAGERANK, blogged n etc etc
About comments, who care as long as the ranking, followers and other technical stuff are brilliant.
* 80% of them don know this stuff, or rather dun care about these.
* They love to share their stories and experiences, and that what people like to read and comment on.
Plus, mostly girls are capable of indulging into a discussion, so they get more readers because they provide freshness not a course book.
Ohh, btw i think INDIRANK is very male oriented because of this, as it gives more attention to what interest guys, " THE NUMBERS "
I am very sorry if someone felt bad because of this. :( I just explained few things i observed, and there are clear cut chances of me being totally wrong. But i still feel i am right :P :D ....
@Sweta: Does it happen is what you ask. It is true and that is what i have seen. I joined 20 something bloggers a few months ago. I was pretty surprised when i saw the volume of female bloggers around. I sincerely believe that there are more woman bloggers than male bloggers. having said that, it is obvious that they get more comments.:)
And we all know what a big relief it was to the gender "Female" group when orkut came up with scrap privacy and image privacy. We all know there are souls out there, looking out for genders. So, don't you think that ablog is a good way to get that? And so the number game of comments.....
How many have you seen out there who read to know what you are upto, what scored for you in the day and what made you go nuts...? I believe not many.
But yeah, one should ignore all this and just enjoy the followers and the joy of a good nice comment because with time, such fllukes fade off. Being the way one is all that matters. Cheers!!!
Well, I have noticed that in blogger there is a sort of sisterhood thats absent in male bloggers.There are certain blogs like "receipts of a boyfriend shopper" that are extremely famous in the blogosphere. and the promotion is all through the sistahs.if girls get more comments its not necessarily from boys who are trying to impress them but rather from girls who connect with their emotions in a way *most* guys never can.