Going through my blog this morning, I found this diamond in my drafts about Male Bloggers that I wrote a couple of months ago, but never got round to finishing- and the issue (including the amount I drank last night) is exactly the same- so here we go. It’s finally time to finish this baby.
This post is currently being fuelled by one two many Proseccos, sex on the beaches and half a bottle of wine and albeit one slightly sore head, slowly being soothed by a cold juice from Starbucks and some country music. The early morning doesn’t help either- I’m not a fan of breakfast meetings, even if you do get free food.
The sore head and looming hangover, not being cured by the amount of food I’ve ingested already this morning, comes thanks to the UK Blog Awards Health and Fitness mixer, where it was made very clear that the lack of male bloggers in the UK is increasingly concerning. Is concerning the word I need here? Probably not, but the brain isn’t functioning enough today to think of another adjective so you’re just going to have to deal with it babes.
When you looked around the room of around 50 people, only a handful of them were male. And for me, this has been a factor that I have noticed cropping up on several occasions. With more blogging events and meet ups outnumbering the male counterpart by well over half. Out of the 500 people I follow on twitter, lets say around 300 of them are bloggers- with about 70% of them, being female. When asked by other people to name bloggers, the majority will be female with only a handful of male bloggers on my repertoire. But does that mean that I am just not following male bloggers, or is there a serious gap in the market here?
When delved further into the statistics of male v female bloggers in the UK, the majority of male bloggers that are current seem to completely dominate the technology market, with female completely influencing the rest of the sphere.
BUT- that is finally on the increase.
2017 is going to be the year of the Male Blogger. You read it here.
And not just in the smaller dominated categories which has been the norm for so long, but with male bloggers rising quickly in Food, Lifestyle and even in Fashion and Beauty.
Men are becoming more independent, they want their voice heard, and I for one am excited to hear it- and they are quickly making their mark on the blogging and vlogging world.
Researching online about male bloggers, makes me a bit angry- and I have seen this debate on twitter a few times before about how some male bloggers hate to be deemed as ‘Male Bloggers’ and not just ‘Bloggers’- the equality between the two, females and males- who are both doing EXACTLY the same thing is definitely divided and more female orientated. Type into google- (Insert topic here) Bloggers.. and 9 times out of 10 female bloggers will dominate your screen.
I am proud of being a blogger, and that there are so many bomb ass bitches slaying the scene- but there is plenty room for the males to join us.
Including my top 5.
The Bearded Bakery: Not only is Michael an insanely talented chef, whose recipes will make you drool all over your screen, he is also the founder and creator of the Cake Care Package. He sends gorgeously baked goods to people every month- to people who just need a little bit of ‘me-time’ and some positivity in cake form in their lives. P.S Check out his Brown Crackle Cookies for a bit of lunch time lust.
Joe from NorthernBlood has not only THE best taste in music, but his travel, restaurant and lifestyle posts will give you all the envy. As well as his incredible photos- which just give me all the heart eye emojis. Teach me your ways!! Check out his blog for his regular music playlist updates.
I love the honesty Aaron from haloofthoughts puts into his posts, and he has actually touched on this topic of the Male Blogger Label before, and how much he actually loves being labelled as one. His gaming posts mean zero to me but his lifestyle posts from a males point of view get all the thumbs up from my end.
If you are looking for an all rounded Male blog, look no further than Man About Town. Charlie has hit the nail on the head here. With posts varying from Travel wanderlust, Fashion, Grooming, Food and Health/Fitness you can spend far too many hours on his blog. He even created A gift guide for her this year and it was even better than my own.
Rich touches on the most personal subjects and tugs on the heartstrings with every post. Writing about his journey with OCD and Mental Health on RichBiscuit has led Rich to doing some incredible things this year- and I couldn’t be more proud. But it’s his honesty and detail into the nitty gritty that makes his blog so amazing. If you want the truth and no BS into his life and how he deals with everything, then its the place to be.
Who are your favourite Male Bloggers?