Thursday , May 23 2024
Politics, the arts, life-stuff, and can you smell that patchouli in the air?

Friday Femmes Fatales No 67 (Women Bloggers)

Ten great posts from ten new (to me) women bloggers:

Starting topical this week, on Women's E-News, a blog by Nouhad Moawad, who left Lebanon for a New York internship. Now she's torn about being away from home during a war, as are her friends. That seems to make a good pair with Mistress La Spliffe's discovery, on Costume Jewelry, of a book that would be a good primer specifically for Americans who hadn’t been educated to figure out why essentially everyone kind of hates them.

Sticking with politics, McDonald's thought it was a good idea to have a Hummer promotion, Elena Centor reports on Blogher. Well why not put two destructive, dangerous corporate elements together? Makes perfect sense!

Then a roundup in a roundup — well why not? On the Nonprofit Blog Exchange is a collection of good ideas, including how to get more money from donors to your website.

Turning literary, on Getting Medieval, her blog about "Trials and Tribulations of Getting my Medieval Mysteries published", Jeri Westerson interviews Sharan Newman and Margaret Frazer, "two of the divas of Medieval Mystery". Very honest — a sample: "What keeps you going? My mortgage."

Sticking with the writers, Janest Koch says she only updates once a month, since she's a "slow writer" and is working on her latest novel — when she's not finding other books to read. And also on the artistic side, on OhMyNews, Bahma Sivasubramaniam explains why My Fair Lady is her favourite movie.

Melbine on Clouds of Blue has a big after-the-baby-back-to-work? decision coming up, but in the meantime is just a bit concerned that the local sex shop might know her a little too well. It is all life-stages. Sugarplum on Visions of Sugarplum is meanwhile celebrating the Minou Monster — he's bad, but oh so cute.

Then on the power of scent — Alphabitch reached for the wrong bottle for a morning bath, and found it flavoured her whole day. Nothing like patchouli to bring out the old hippie in you!

If you missed the last edition, it is on my home blog Philobiblon.

Please: In the next week if you read, or write, a post by a woman blogger and think “that deserves a wider audience” (particularly someone who doesn’t yet get many hits), drop a comment. It really does make my life easier. Or don’t be shy — nominate yourself!

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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