For Mary Hunt blogging allows her to be a 21 century cultural anthropologist. One of Mary's passions is understanding how women are influencing changes in commerce, leadership, business and society in-general. Blogs provide an unique avenue for her to listen, to learn and to connect with people who are part of the greater conversation.
Blogger Story Teller: Mary Hunt, In Women We Trust
I came to blogging after 49 million others tested the waters. I was done teaching myself a system, only to have it replaced with the new, dominate app a year later. I had turned into a late adopter…
At first I had a bout of blogging laryngitis, but found my voice soon after I found myself… a change-the-world idealist of the 70s, beat up by the 80s, who gave up in the 90s and was now ready for that world project again.
Blogging gives me the excuse to play cultural anthropologist, to ask questions of those changing the way our world works. In sales terms, it’s a warm call. By reading their blog or website, I’ve already seen how they write and have a good idea of how they might respond to an interview request.
I focus on the founders of recent “New Girls’ Clubs”; organizations that formed in the last 10 years that allow women to network, share and learn. Each woman has generously let me inside their world to explore the dynamics that keeps their group together and why they formed in the first place. What was missing from our current society that these women and their group members needed? It’s a question first posed by Terri Whitesel at Interpret-her.
Admittedly, I spent the majority of my life trying to be “equal,” and find it ironic now to be siding with women who opt out of the mixed gender crowd. They aren’t wimpy women, who can’t cut corporate or hold their own in a conversation; they are true entrepreneurs defining a new social order based on their culture such as NEWentrepreneurs.
What is interesting is that every one of them (on their own) has built their group on a woman-helping-woman matrix. They don’t lead in the traditional way, as much as they inspire each other. It’s an all-for-fun and fun-for-all attitude that includes full life integration and having time for their families. It’s the way business should work.
Without blogs I couldn’t fulfill my alter ego career without getting an anthropology degree first. I couldn’t connect with those who are making differences and I wouldn’t be part of their greater conversations. I only regret is that I should have started blogging about 30 million people earlier.