There a business in Albuquerque called ABQ Jump that is a big building (air conditioned!) full of those huge air-filled toys kids can jump on. It’s crammed with them and the noisy fans that keep them inflated. Here’s one of the little people in my family sliding down a jumper slide.
Look at these results from a Google blog search for Foxit Reader.
Who the hell are all these people named admin or with email addresses like email@example.com? Everytime I do a blog search (which I do about twice a week) I find these unidentifiable bylines on blogs. Why can’t you just set up an account name on your blog so people can tell who you are? Are you trying to keep it a secret? Don’t you want anyone to know who writes your blog? Sheesh, people.
I think maybe all these admin and noreply people are women. Because you sure can find a lot of blogs in a blog search that are written by Matt or by Bob or by Jay or by Gavin. Yet, you hardly ever see a woman’s name in a byline. Is Google biased against women bloggers? Are women bloggers hoping to be anonymous? I happen to know that millions of women are writing blogs. Surely some of them are writing about the things I’m searching out.
So, if it’s women who are posting as admin or noreply, cut it out. Just stop it. Go into your blog control panels and give yourself a name that identifies who you are!
It matters a lot to me if all these unidentifiable bloggers turn out to be actual women. That’s because I spend a lot of time, energy and caffeine writing for a website which has the expressed commitment and purpose of helping people find women bloggers. We want to find you and promote you. If I were to base my thinking on the results of a Google blog search, I would think there were only 3 women bloggers in the entire world.
Get over it. Be who you are. Be identifiable. Be somebody.
Have you seen this fascinating fountain in San Francisco? It’s in the park across the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building. I stopped for a look after BlogHer08 in July. Then I came home and got to work writing for eHow.