Blogs are being introduced every day on all imaginable topics. Most specialize in a specific category, such as sports, cooking, drones, video games, business, marketing, real estate, and hundreds of others. Some are generalized, such as blogs dedicated to health and wellness, because the topic covers vast amounts of information. There are more and more blogs that focus on women’s issues. The leading ones, like Ms Mettle and BlogHer, for example, are gaining in popularity and subscribers because they offer clear and concise articles and posts on several topics. They also provide an opportunity for women to share experiences, support each other, comment on posts, and even submit articles for consideration.
The format, tabs, and easy of navigation take into account the hectic schedules of women. Sites are designed to include articles on everything from work, health, and relationships, to beauty, parenting, and finances. Women can find information that is relevant to them quickly. They rarely have to read through five pages to find clear information about investments, travel, buying a car, or proper nutrition. A browser can find simple and cost-effective ways to begin a gluten-free diet, for example, at two in the morning. If subscribers are wondering if an IRA account will save them money on their taxes, they only need to place “IRA accounts” into the search box to find information. The articles are short, but include additional resources and helpful links to direct users to more detailed information if desired.
Another reason blogs for women are increasing is submission guidelines for articles are minimal. Women do not have to be experienced authors to contribute their insights, ideas, or expertise. Articles have to be original, and will be checked for plagiarism prior to being posts. There is typically a minimum, as well as a maximum, amount of words required, and the number of images accepted is specified. Guidelines vary from site to site, so be sure to reference them when submitting an articles. The blogs provide a welcoming platform that encourages and empowers women, in addition to providing valuable information and resources. The perspective is geared to a woman’s point of view that most women can relate to and understand completely.