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Friday, September 01, 2006
Emerging Women Stats
So far we've posted 88 entries (including this one.)

One-third (13 out of 39) of us have not published a post.

The rest of us average 3.4 posts per person...or 2.3 per person if the silent-so-far third is averaged in :)

52 (59%) of the 88 entries were written by six of us:

From the Margins - 15 posts
Julie - 11 posts
Mizliz - 10 posts
Me - 6 posts
Michele - 5 posts
Sylvia Skinner - 5 posts

Can you tell that I like crunching numbers? ;)

I've noticed similar trends in other groups (IRL and online) I've hung out with in the past. If this was a face-to-face gathering I'd be much quieter and some of you, energized by such a large group of people, would probably speak up more often.

Why do you think this is? How often are you in a group of people where this isn't the case?

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posted by Lydia at 1:51 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


8 Comments:


  • At 9/01/2006 02:29:00 PM, Blogger Doxallo

    Hey, but have you counted my COMMENTS, in the short time I've been here? :)

    In reality, as a newbie, I have not felt comfortable yet with the whole blog format. I run a discussion group and its much different there. Here I feel as though the OP is more of an article, which I am not comfy doing right now. :) Not to mention still trying to get to know everyone, not to mention still trying to get a handle on 'emergent'...

    I often have very much to say.....

    Give me time.

     
  • At 9/01/2006 03:05:00 PM, Blogger Michele L

    I spent most of this year bugging the crap out of my pastor in e-mails, I needed a place to sort through my thoughts, and bug him less! Over time I guess I have felt more comfortable being me, and I have grown to respect the dialog that occurs here. This is actually my first experience with the blog world. I hope to hear more from those that haven't posted. It opens my thinking, and really my eyes to different perspectives and thoughts that I may have not considered

     
  • At 9/01/2006 05:10:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    Lydia - I love it when you do the number crunching thingy.

    I'm way way quieter in real life. I have to make myself speak up and often am not quick enough to grap a space in a conversation. I'm getting better, feeling more at ease, and not always thinking I'm rude it I jump in - but its been a process. Perhaps the freedom I feel online has helped.

     
  • At 9/01/2006 06:01:00 PM, Blogger Tiffanie

    Julie- I never would have guessed that you are "way quieter in real life". It's funny because I am pretty outspoken in "real life" yet it was awkward to establish my online presence (which is still just limited to this blog and my own, although I read many others). For whatever reason, I get nervous about posting online, and still run my posts by Stephen before submitting them. :)

     
  • At 9/01/2006 09:05:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Fun stats!

    I think I'm the type both in person and online that thinks and processes a lot, but holds out for a bit before really jump in to much. I'm working my way there!

     
  • At 9/01/2006 09:16:00 PM, Blogger caz

    Well, I am a newbie. Though I am a lot like Amy it sounds like (process first, respond later), I didn't even realize that this blog was open to other people posting. Is there some way to "officially" join this conversation that I missed? I have certainly enjoyed these discussions since I found the website and would love to continue to be a part of this community!

    Sarah

     
  • At 9/01/2006 10:08:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    If you want to post as a member (not just make comments, but create posts) send an email to me at emergingwomen@gmail.com and request to join.

     
  • At 9/04/2006 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Charlotte Wyncoop

    I'm very outspoken in face to face conversations, but usually my body language carries a lot of my intentions. It's hard to post online, I feel like people read what I post way differently than I mean to say them!

    Also, it's hard because it's easier to reread a thread and see exactly how a person responded and exactly what they said. Whereas, face to face there's a very fluid dynamic to a conversation and a "group mind" sort of thing - everyone has interpreted what's been said and filed it in their own version in their heads - it much less precise.

    Just rambling...

     

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