Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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Ladies Who Blog, Listed

Here is a list of "125 Fearless Female Bloggers," most of whom apparently possess that quality because they're not afraid to post about SEO practices, people being "Too Fake On Facebook," and "How To Get Incoming One Way Backlinks to Your Blog." What these women are trying to say aside from "Look at me! I have a message!" is unclear, but that is precisely why I am never not fascinated by the alternate-universe Internet; it's not even the medium that is the message over there, but its amplification. [Via]

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Now, now, I'm sure they all have a commitment to excellence too.

ericspiegelman (#3,421)

Did Alex Blagg compile this list?

KarenUhOh (#19)

Oh, lord. I mean, You Go Girls, and all, but Jeez Louise, what aren't they afraid of, besides marketing? To wit: "an [sic? Who the hell knows?]rebel, and SEO geek who loves marketing and finding ways to make her clients more visible," "life coaches," "business coaches," and "green" "spiritual" "mothers. . . helping other mothers. . .rock their sites"?

Mother of God.

ericspiegelman (#3,421)

Just an FYI, the American Apparel ad for thigh-highs and the "Get awesomely clean balls" ad for Axe shower soap ad are popping up on the permalink page for this post.

garge (#736)

It's only fair if you mention the Merge Records ads as well, for the archives.

Matt (#26)

"Zing."

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I actually do buy a lot of Merge records — I own two of the five listed on the banner, and I'm considering buying a third. So, target audience: reached?

Matt (#26)

I happen to enjoy both Miles Davis and beer and am from the state of Delaware so that one ad is pretty much a "custom fit."

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I drank a bottle of that stuff over the weekend. Tasty! But it'll put you on your ass.

garge (#736)

I was just trying to be comprehensive, for posterity.
/library staff

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

The new American Apparel ad looks just like the Whiter Shade of Pale ad. This… seems appropriate.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

Reading about the other-internet and the people who live in other-internet-land always saddens me.

brent_cox (#40)

I am not about to risk pissing off the feminist SEO geeks out there — I've had enough chairs thrown at me in my lifetime thank you very much.

Multiphasic (#411)

They will beat you to death with your own keyboard keyboards key board keypad typing typists.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Have we eliminated "writing about things that are interesting" as a way to attract readers?

Hmm, something to think about for the people at theawl dot com.

Matt (#26)

Alphabetical by first name. Nice.

cherrispryte (#444)

'Cause Laydeez (that's how we spell it) are just informal like that!

LondonLee (#922)

What's a "organic technology consultant"?

The internet needs to get off my lawn.

Someone's not hip to xeriscaping yet…

I think that's SEO jargon for "crowdsourcing."

cherrispryte (#444)

Oh god they all look horrible. But perhaps that is because I neither know nor care what SEO stands for?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

It's when you Optimize your website for Search Engines. Rather than, you know, readers.

@DD: The machines laugh at your outmoded binary logic.

LondonLee (#922)

So there's more to SEO than just using the phrase "hot naked girls" in every paragraph?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Yeah; you have to put it in the meta tags, too.

KenWheaton (#401)

"Fearless" was possibly the stupidest adjective they could have picked, but unlike many of the "influential" lists on YOUR internet, there are some non-White and non-Asian bloggers on this one.

thanks for making assumptions about 'my' internet

KenWheaton (#401)

That was meant to be a plural, general you — as in THIS universe of the internet. Give me some credit: I'm generalizing as well as assuming!

Full disclosure, I follow quite a few of these women on the Twitter machine — and I'd challenge anyone to find a funnier (and crazier and, interestingly, more terrified) blogger than The Bloggess

Multiphasic (#411)

I bet I can find something that terrifies at least some of those ladies.

Such as, say, actually functional heuristic search algorithms.

Claire Zulkey (#7,101)

I have to confess I thought I'd recognize a lot more names on this list. I must be less relevant than I thought.

pepper (#676)

Who wouldn't aspire to be a Bath Bomb Goddess or a Webinar Queen? Sigh. The revolution will not be tweeted.

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