Image from the Sinhala blog marathon of 2008.
I suppose I should put a question mark after that title. How many women are blogging in Sinhala or Tamil? The Women and Media Collective is holding a meeting on September 9th for the same. They’re also conducting research on the potential of women bloggers. There certainly is a lot of potential, and if you are a woman blogger, I hope you’ll attend.
Twitter and Facebook have kinda overtaken blogging in terms of immediate hotness. It’s easier to get on and easier to build an audience. However, social media works with blogs that stick at it, and – just like blogs depend on newspapers – social media depends on blogs for content. It’s like an ecosystem.
In my experience, girls that blog compellingly tend to get disproportionate attention, partly because the audience is so male. Also because some of the girl bloggers I’ve seen have been really quite good. Off the top of my head, however, I don’t know any that blog in Sinhala or Tamil, though I’m not exactly one who would know. Do you?