Just do it!

  • Remember, blogging/writing online offer great opportunities for you personally, professionally, and perhaps also financially. For most women I interviewed, these good opportunities and responses clearly outweighed a far smaller number of negative incidents. And, collectively women have grown resilient to deal with negative instances. They have developed strategies to handle them and to support each other.
  • Many interviewees stressed the importance of solidarity. If you can, help other women who start blogging/writing online to know what experiences might await them, including potentially negative ones. But also share your positive stories. What have been your best experiences with your blog or social media use? What benefits have you derived from your blogging? Share the good news about joys and opportunities.
  • Create your own safe digital room and express yourself online; support potential new and fellow bloggers/writers online to do the same! It is worth it!