Yeah, the zenhabits guy who I might or might not have had a teensy faraway crush on at one time. But that’s over (mostly.)
Yesterday, Leo posted a list of 20-plus Amazing Fitness Blogs to Inspire You*. Reading through the list and clicking a few links, you quickly see that there are, indeed, some good blogs on the list.
But when you move further down the list, you start to notice a disturbing lack of estrogen-ic representation. This is a list of the favorite male fitness bloggers of other male fitness bloggers, presented on the blog of a male blogger. I’m not a particularly demonstrative feminist, but t’s enough to make me want to burn one of my sports bras. (One of the ones that’s too big now, not one of the few I have that still fit.)
To be fair(ish), it’s Leo’s blog to do with what he wishes, and it makes sense that he would be drawn to bloggers with a similar mindset. You’d think, though, that if he planned to make a whole dramatic post out of it, he’d consider that a goodly portion of his readership is female and maybe consider asking at least
ONE woman her opinion. Sheesh!
And that’s why I’m (mostly) over Leo. I hope he survives (and has a sense of humor.)
So here’s what YOU can do to help me through this break up: I want YOUR five favorite health & fitness blogs. They can be written by men or women or anywhere in between. I, unlike certain other people, recognize that I have a diverse–if much, much tinier–readership. If I have enough (any) response, I’ll compile a list and post it in it’s very own post later.
(*In case you’re wondering, I did consider not linking to the article, but that’s just bad manners. Besides, those blogs I’m familiar with or checked out really do seem to be good blogs. In the end, it IS a good–if masculine–resource.)