Call for Blogs

Okay folks. I need some help.

Part of my study this semester is how women are using writing (i.e. blogging) to connect with each other and help manage stress due to our current economy.

I’m looking specifically for women-written blogs (although, if you know of a man-written one, I’m all for checking it out.) I’m having a hard time articulating exactly what I’m looking for, which is making a Google search tough. Basically, I’m looking for women who are writing about things like sudden poverty, unemployment, a change is social status, etc. Their whole blog doesn’t have to focus on that, but I’m looking for things like how they are changing, what they are doing differently, to weather whatever they are facing.

I know of a few blogs already, but I’d love a broader range. I’m really excited to research compare how women in particular have managed the stress of a sudden upheaval in social structure during the Civil War, the Great Depression, and today.Β  And you guys already know that I’m particularly into understanding how skills that women of other eras used could be helpful to us now.

If anyone has experience in their own life along these lines that they would be interested in sharing with me, I would be eternally grateful. Part of my study is going to be sending out a questionnaire to women bloggers, so any volunteers would be loved by me forever.

One of my major projects this semester is going to be writing and producing and distributing two editions of a zine that I’ve talked about here already. It’s tentatively called What My Nana Knew, but that may change.

Okay…so please, please, please post any blogs you think I should look at. Thank you so very much.

You know I love you, right? I do. I really do.



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9 responses to “Call for Blogs

  1. Hello! I’ve recently posted my own story about mine and my wife’s unemployment which resulted in our losing pretty much everything! It’s in three parts with lots of supporting links.

    It’s the “American Nightmare”

  2. I love blogs about personal finance, I hope that I can direct you to what you’re looking for.

    Bostongalsopenwallet – lots of stuff but she’s doing very well for herself.

    try sifting through these blogs:

  3. I recently wrote a blog post about cutting expenses when there is no place to cut. I’ll be writing more about money when I have the time.

  4. hello, i sent you a penpal letter recently and have been following your posts when I can, and just read this one.

    I was diagnoised with cancer a week and a half ago do not have insurance and have had to miss some work…I have been blogging all about it, if my blog is something that would help, just let me know πŸ™‚


  5. Blessed

    I’m thinking through the blogs I read–I’ll post a comment if one comes to mind that would fit your goal. : )

  6. I’m blogging about saving an emergency fund after a rather drastic cut in income last year. I post about how I’m making extra money, how I’m cutting expenses and making ends meet, and how my family continues to enjoy life in a high cost of living region with a low income. If I can help, let me know!

  7. Lydia

    Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but it’s worth checking out. The girl who writes it is struggling with an eating disorder and was recently kicked out of the house by her parents.

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