So, obviously I'm starting this post of by assuming that girls blog more than guys. I'm just pulling that statistic from my own experience with teens, not professionals. Besides, if you're a professional, you can hire someone else to write your blog for you and then it doesn't really count :P In my experience, you get a lot more girls commenting and linking to their blogs than you do guys. Since this whole post revolves around my assumptions and experience, you are wholly obliged to disagree :D
Here are some factors that popped into my head
1. Personality~ some people just don't blog. I was one of those people and here I am, branching out. But I think the more introverted you are, the harder it can be. And it seems to me that guys are generally more content to be disconnected than girls are.
2. Authenticity~ girls are known for being girls. They want girl time. Obviously, guys want guy time, too, but it's different. They want real guy time. And, judging from my five brothers, they are either playing around with their friends in person, or they are connecting with those same friends. Girls tend to be more comfortable forging new friendships on the fly even if they're never going to see or meet those people in person. I think guys crave the actual, in-person interaction more than girls do. We can make do with less.
3. Girls Follow Girls~ maybe the reason I've seen so many girls in the mix is because I was following only women's blogs (not anymore; now I follow Jonathan, too). I stalked Jonathan and Katie's follower pools and this is what I found.
Jonathan: 30% male followers (3/10)
Me: 11% which consists of Jonathan (1/9)
Katie: 3% or less (4 possible/131)
So maybe there is something to that. Guys are going to have more in common with guys and girls with girls. End of story.
4. Mom Blogger~ then there's the Mom blogger. I mean how many Dad bloggers can you name that aren't blogging for a living? I think this is one of the legitimate factors on why there's a bigger girl network. Mom bloggers cover life with children, cooking, beauty, DIY, and all sorts of other things. This lures in other moms and the cycle is unbreakable :) (I know they aren't teens, but I decided to include them anyway.)
I think more girls do blogging than guys. However, I don't think blogging is a strictly feminine thing to do, just like I don't think video games are strictly masculine. And I also think it is a really good opportunity for guys to join the blogging world and get themselves out there (if they want to). They stand out in the crowd to me, just because they're guys. We girls may have to work just a little bit harder :)
Sorry this came so late in the day! I'm still a newbie :D So what do you think? Am I totally off base, or do you agree with some of the things I said? Anything to add? Do you follow any guy blogs?