Monday, May 14, 2012

4 Women Academia Blogs to Follow

Women College professors — stats show that there are not only less in the academia world, but they also earn a smaller salary than male professors. While the XX gender may be overshadowed by their male counterparts, some women professors have definitely taken the spotlight in the academia world. The bloggers listed below are successful at not only giving you a better insight to what it's like enriching the minds of the future, but can also give you some really interesting and topical brain-challenging subjects to discuss at your next party or luncheon for example. That said, if you want to sound like a Miss. Smartypants with various subjects, then make sure to check out the four women professors blog's we've hand selected below.

Little Professor is a blog written by Dr. Miriam Elizabeth Burstein of Brock Port University in New York. She specializes in Victorian Studies and British Literature, therefore her blog heavily covers the Victorian and Romance era. While it tends focus on her specialties—she discusses her research and writes reviews about Victorian books— she also manages to veer off for a bit and tries to inject some humor to some of her pieces.

Critical Mass is a blog written by Erin O'Conner, a former professor from the University of Pennsylvania who left the world of academia after falling disenchanted with how higher education is dealt with in the U.S. That said, the blog is dedicated to highlighting the faulty system of the academic world and what it means for the future of our children.

University Diaries is a blog written by Margaret Soltan, and English professor at George Washington University. She more or less focuses on all things university including campus life, online colleges, scams, as well as policies occurring at colleges around the U.S.

Lastly, Science Professor is a blog written by a woman physical sciences professor who not only blogs about her experiences as an woman instructor, but also covers an arrange of topics including: feminism, balancing a life of working couples, and ethics just to name a few.

This guest post is contributed by Alvina Lopez, a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

3 Hilarious and Talented Lady Bloggers

Blogging is a wonderful way to express your opinions to the general public and exercise some imagination while doing so. In such a flexible and open medium, blogging opens up many different pathways for expression. One of the most beautiful things about blogging as an art form is that it allows for so much variation. You can write on any topic or within any niche that interests you and still find a way to make it unique and original. Self-expression is an extremely important aspect of becoming who we are and understanding our thoughts and feelings. These three women have created wonderful and interesting blogs each concerning different topics and taking different approaches to blogging as an art.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie

This is by far one of my very favorite blogs online. Blogger, Allie, has been contributing to Hyperbole and a Half since July of 2009. Her approach is simple and hilarious. Allie tells stories from her adult life and childhood and illustrates them with crude drawings. This blog strikes the unique and powerful point between humor and reality. While, as the name suggests, many of the stories and posts are exaggerated and ridiculous, there is something brutally honest and genuine about Allie's posts. Many of her posts revolve around her two dogs. She has the ability to take the mundane task of moving and turn it into one of the most interesting and hilarious stories I've ever read. Allie approaches serious, non-serious, and fantastic topics in a way that is easily relatable and endlessly entertaining.

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

This blog is more of a web comic than it is a traditional blog, but it is nonetheless worthwhile and interesting. Kate Beaton has a degree in history and worked in a museum in British Columbia for a period of time. Her comics focus on historical events and commentary. Kate does the writing and drawing for the comic. Part of what makes Hark! A Vagrant so successful in comedy and satire (like Hyperbole and a Half) is the style of drawing that is used. Many of the characters are drawn in a way that is decidedly inartistic or exaggerated. This has a great effect when paired with the commentary. This blog has a wonderful way of drawing on the ridiculous and just plain mocking it.

The Bloggess by Jenny

The Bloggess is run by Jenny Lawson who also writes for the Houston Chronicle online and several other online editorials. She is an incredibly funny voice, who has a way of sharing her everyday conversations and experiences so that they are approachable and at the same time being obscene and endlessly entertaining. Most of the topics that are discussed throughout The Bloggess are just silly musings and funny occurrences that have occurred throughout Jenny's days. However, her voice is so powerful that she can really get you laughing at the most ordinary of things.

This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey, who regularly writes for accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: blauren99

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blogging Women "Featured Blogs" Contest - August 2011

OK ladies, it's that time again. Do you want to have your blog listed in the "Featured Blogs" section on Blogging Women? Do you want further promotion for your blog? Well, here's your chance...

To Be Eligible to Claim Your Spot:

Your blog must already appear on Blogging Women.

You MUST have a text link or graphic link back to Blogging Women listed on your blog and it MUST remain their for the entire month.

For more help on linking to Blogging Women visit: Link to Blogging Women

The five blogs to win the contest (and have a Blogging Women link) will have their blog listed in the "Featured Blogs" section for the month of August 2011.

The contest works like this:

Click on the "Blogging Women Featured Blogs Contest" link at the bottom of this post and complete the form. At the end of the month, five winners will be selected by random generator and then have their blog listed in the "Featured Blogs" section. Don't forget you must have a Blogging Women link on your blog.

When you click on the Blogging Women Featured Blogs Contest link below, please make sure you fill in all boxes and please make sure you are specific as to where I can find the Blogging Women link on your blog (Ex: in the right sidebar under Blog Links). If I can't find the link, you blog will not be listed in the "Featured Blogs" section.

Good luck!

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