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March 1, 2010
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OK, I think we have the basic shape of the site now. Obviously, most of the content is going to be as a page with “index” as the parent. I was thinking of categories such as “film” “fiction writers” “music” “science” “sport” etc, and then having sub pages with sub categories under each one. So, for example, it would go index>sport>rugby and then on the rugby page would be a list including things like the women’s RFU and stuff.

I think that each entry should be a bold name, and  links to website, twitter, facebook, whatever the person/group has on one line, and then a brief description on the next two or three lines. Does this seem reasonable?

Also, does anyone want to join in?

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9 Comments
  1. StaceyRiley permalink*
    March 1, 2010 18:34

    I am liking the structure so far. What criteria are you using for inclusion? For example, I write fiction. I publish to my blog but I’m not a published author yet.

    Btw there is a spelling mistake in your post.

    I think that each entry should be a bold name, and links to website, twitter, facebook, whatever the person/grroup has on one line, and then a brief description on the next two or three lines. Does this seem reasonable?

    I would like to participate as well.

    • innerbrat permalink*
      March 1, 2010 20:53

      I think I’ll leave it up to Jennie to say whether online-published fiction is applicable. But I did fix the typo.

    • March 2, 2010 12:20

      I’m undecided on online fiction, TBH. On the one hand, there is some cracking stuff out there, and I’m certainly going to be linking to online NON-fiction writers, so it seems only fair. But on the other hand there’s a lot of crap out there as well… The thing is, there’s a lot of crap in published stuff too. So do I want to have some sort of quality criterion, or do I want to be encyclopaedic is probably the question…

      • innerbrat permalink*
        March 2, 2010 12:27

        As my personal opinion, I’ve never been told “there aren’t any women writing online fiction!” in the same way I’ve been told “there aren’t any female bloggers!” Or “There aren’t any women writing in comics!” which is our main criterion, right?

        • March 2, 2010 18:07

          That;s a good rule of thumb, actually, if we stick to the areas where women are supposed not to exist, at least at first.

      • March 5, 2010 17:54

        I’m undecided on online fiction

        How about using a ‘qualifying markets’ criteria like the various authors associations do?

        I don’t think it would be possible, or even desirable, to catalogue every writer of fan fic, but it would be good to catalogue every female horror writer; for which Clarkesworld, an entirely online mag (I think) counts for the horror writers association (they pay).

  2. March 1, 2010 22:39

    As you don’t have a science category I’ve got a few to get you started:

    Cocktail Party Physics – http://www.twistedphysics.typepad.com/

    Thus Spake Zuska – http://scienceblogs.com/thusspakezuska/

    Shrodinger’s Kitten – http://www.schrodingerskitten.co.uk/

    Olivia Judson writes for the NY Times – http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/olivia-judson/

    The Ethical Palaeontologist – http://www.ethicalpalaeontologist.com/

    There’s lots of excellent female bloggers on Scienceblogs, covering virtually everything in science. I wish I actually read more of them, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day…

    Aetiology – http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/
    Adventures in Ethics and Science http://scienceblogs.com/ethicsandscience/
    Bioephemera – http://scienceblogs.com/bioephemera/
    Christina’s LIS Rant – http://scienceblogs.com/christinaslisrant/
    The Culture Dish – http://scienceblogs.com/culturedish/
    Discovering Biology in a Digital World – http://scienceblogs.com/digitalbio/
    ERV – http://scienceblogs.com/erv/
    Guilty Planet – http://scienceblogs.com/guiltyplanet/
    Scientist Interrupted – http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/
    Isis the Scientist – http://scienceblogs.com/isisthescientist/
    Oscillator – http://scienceblogs.com/oscillator/
    Tomorrow’s Table – http://scienceblogs.com/tomorrowstable/
    Universe – http://scienceblogs.com/universe/

    • innerbrat permalink*
      March 2, 2010 10:32

      Thanks, Dave! We’ll use that to start.

  3. March 2, 2010 17:45

    I’m happy to look out for religious/spiritual blogs for you, though am not sure how much use I’d be in other areas.

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