Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about blogging. It’s the hot topic du jour. There was an article in the Styles section featuring the editor of Jewcy this morning about it and I’m also reading The Happiness Project, which is giving me some new incentives as to why I blog.
from the rib? is not a gossip blog. It is not a journal (though I occasionally write posts detailing everyday experiences). It is, rather, a vehicle through which I intend to learn more about the intersection of Judaism and feminism and to share that knowledge with those who share my interests.
Here are a few reasons why I blog:
- To learn how to research. I need to develop my research skills and not for any type of collegiate level either. I need to learn how to research what I am passionate about so I can argue my point better at the Seder table.
- To learn how to persuade. I’m not talking propaganda. I’m talking writing in a coherent way that makes my point in favor of Jewish feminism sound not only sensible, but like the proper thing to think.
- To share my thoughts. A huge part of feminism is giving women a voice, giving us the space we were so long deprived of. Blogging is not only an easy, but also an accessible way to do that. It’s an instant voice, read automatically, providing spontaneous understanding.
Why do you blog? Why do you comment? What do you think from the rib? can do to build a cyber-community?