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"Definitions are boundaries, and boundaries are anathema to Webloggers. Moreover, the best Weblogs are always shifting and evolving, always on their way to being something else."   - Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune

This is the "second generation" of the original blogs by women webring. This webring, WomenBloggers, was founded in April 2004, after the original ring stopped accepting new members (mostly due to the difficulty of maintaining such a large and busy ring via Ringsurf's system after they changed it for the worse).

The WomenBloggers webring is now on an automated system to make it possible to more easily maintain a ring with hundreds of sites in it. The previous ring was known to have up to 1100+ sites in it at any given time (when it stopped accepting new members, it had 1000+ sites in it; at the time the WomenBloggers ring was founded, the previous ring had 700+ active sites).

Members of the original blogs by women ring are welcome to join the new ring, as well, if they wish.

Ring Requirements

  • You must be a member of Webring.org. Don't worry, it's free to sign up, just click this link.

  • The site you submit must be a weblog/journal, and the site owner must be a woman. Group blogs are fine so long as 51% or greater of the participants are women. This is a ring for weblog or journal type sites ONLY, and it is not a general ring. Sites which are not weblogs/journals/etc. will be rejected.

    Note: In this case, "women" means female persons of college age or greater. Persons who are clearly below that age will not be accepted into the ring. Persons who are clearly not female will not be accepted into the ring.

  • The ring code must be placed on your weblog/journal page. NOT on a "rings" page. NOT on a splash page. On the page where the journal/blog is. The ONLY exceptions to this are journals on a system that literally does not allow/enable you to edit or add any code to your journal content page, or (RARELY) sites which wish to provide a strong content advisory notice to visitors, in which case you'll also need to put the code on the actual journal page as well as the content advisory. The purpose of this policy is to make it super easy for visitors to travel through the ring, without a lot of backtracking or searching for links or sub-pages or whatever.

  • Making sure your ring code works is your responsibility although I will help or offer assistance if I can. The WebRing system is automated to check sites for the correct code, and if it can't find or can't read the code (or the site), it will automatically suspend the site (or will not allow the site to be admitted to the ring). If your code is not correct and if it is not where it should be, your site will be either deleted or not admitted.
  • If you do not have a working ring code on your site within three days of joining, your site will be deleted, in order to keep the size of the "waiting" queue managable. You may, of course, join again at some later time.

  • This is a ring by and for women. Women are adults, and adults should be able to write about what they wish, and they should also have the sense to leave a site which they find offensive. Most content is perfectly fine.

    Some kinds content will cause a site to be rejected, however. A site will not be accepted if it has clearly visible pornographic images (exceptions will be made for tasteful, artistic nudity), significant amounts of graphic sexual content (most sexual content is perfectly fine, but blogs/journals that are primarily sexual or with a fair bit of unusually explicit or graphic sexual content will not be accepted), clearly visible links or images relating to illegal material (such as file sharing), any site which clearly and obviously promotes hatred, bigotry, or violence. It's my experience that 99.85% of sites are fine as far as content, and in all the years of managing a ring for women webloggers, it's been very, very rare that a site has been rejected on the basis of content.

  • Members are responsible for their own sites in the ring. It's fairly easy to manage sites at webring.org, once you get used to the interface. If you move your site or need to change something, it's easy to do yourself. You need to be the one to be sure that your site has the correct code at the correct URL, etc.

  • The ring manager reserves the right to remove any site which does not comply with the ring requirements.

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