Stavrositu, Carmen & Sundar, Shyam S. Does Blogging Empower Women? “Exploring the Role of Agency and Community”. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 17. Issue 4 (July 2012): 369-386. Web. 17 Oct. 2012.
In changing my paper focus to what blogging does for women in general, this article defines two theories. This article discusses how women who blog develop a strong sense of agency from blogging. Blogging gives them a sense that they are competent and confident as well. The article also discusses how blogging gives women a sense of community. Readers are invited to interact with blogs in commenting. By reading what other women have to say and feel, a sort of bonding occurs forming a community with fellow readers.