At the cocktail reception, I had a brief discussion with Nameless Girl (I didn't get her name....) who pointed out there were large chunks of the Big Internet Conversation missing. In her case, faith-based blogs.
Staci Kramer thought that BlogHer did a good job of capturing the diversity of the internet.
I thought about that some more. I have identified a few missing blog identities.
Here are some blog foci that were missing:
Female Milbloggers (some nominees, in no particular order, all members of the MilBlog webring; if I find more I'll add 'em):
- Hooah Wife
- Kim Ponders, Femme La Guerre
- The combat medic, Female Soldier2
- The fiber artists, RenFair participant, and oh, yes, soldier.
- The female marine Akinoluna
- Military wife TryingToGrok
Bloggers with a strong religious slant to their blogging (again, random selections--Baraita is at the top of my blogroll, and then I used hers, and then I...)
- Barefoot Jewess
- Velveteen Rabbi
- Sage Starwalker (pagan)
- Amy Welborn at Open Book
- Feminist Mormon Housewives
- Beth Quick
- Maggi Dawn
- Reverend Mommy
I'm still looking for blogs by Islamic women and blogs by Buddhist women. They are out there, I am just not looking in the right places.
Health-care bloggers who are women (non-exhaustive list, all right)
- Genetics and Public Health Blog by Hsien Hsien Lei --she is also a LiveJournal tipster (her personal blog is CottonTime)
- Alisha at Pink Slip Central
- The Well-Timed Period
- Maria at Intueri
- Doc Shazam
- Crazy Tracy
- Mediblogopathy (for a complete list of nursing blogs)
- Michelle at the Underwear Drawer
I'm sure there are more there, too...