Talk about: My hometown. Star Trek, Star Wars, Torchwood, vampires, werewolves or zombies (EEK! Geek Alert!)
Military history, Vintage cars, Classic rock, jazz or R&B
Talk about things about which I care something about.
Of course, that means knowing something about me – beyond my sex, age, geographic location and what blogs I contribute to on a regular basis.
As you can glean from the partial list above, I’ve got many different interests. Does anything on the above list tell you I’m a woman? Really?
Now, if I add to the list:
Shopping at flea markets
THEN, you can probably pretty safely assume I’m a woman…or a man very in touch with his feminine side.
Oh – and here’s one more caveat – you gotta be interesting, rather you’re “talking” online or off.
P.S. Note to PR firms and blogger list vendors scooping emails for “women topics”: I am NOT interested in writing about parenting, how to land a man, female hair loss, breast cancer “awareness,” plus-size clothing, the newest diet aid, diapers, baby formula, those incredibly dull Real Housewives…or anything pink.
P.P.S. Nope, not ironing either. I don’t even own an ironing board. Wrinkles are – um – a fashion statement.
By Guest Blogger, Mary Schmidt, Marketing Troubleshooter