Jun 30, 2010

If I'm not mistaken, this picture is owned by Chicks On Speed.

Jun 28, 2010

Anna of Cycling Is Good For You

Before Anna of Cycling Is Good For You got in touch, I had no idea that such a thing as a cross-European cycling scene even existed. All the more I was interested in finding out about her cool multi-cultural blog project.

If you're as curious as I was, follow the link below to find out which cities she and her colleagues blog from, and differentiates an interesting blog from a boring one.  

Jun 27, 2010

Serious Play For Serious Girls

Check out Serious Play For Serious Girls, an Australian research forum that aims at advancing the lifelong possibilities for women by enhancing the quality of children's play experiences. (Via PinkStinks.)

Jun 24, 2010


Pharmama is a Swiss pharmacist and mother. Good thing that, after work, she's still got the energy to detail her daily adventures in writing. On her blog of the same name, Pharmama discusses anything from amusing encounters with customers to the composition of drugs and family holidays.

Follow the jump below to find out why Pharmama is keeping her real name a secret, who would likely benefit from reading her blog, and which rules she set for her discussion threads. 

Jun 23, 2010

(Picture taken in Shibuya, Tokio, by my friend Sandra.)

Jun 20, 2010

Lara Ghazal of Lara's Palimpsest

Lara's Palimpsest is among the most intellectually ambitious private blogs I have come across so far. With a firm background in linguistics, Lara takes us on an interesting journey through the fields of langauge and philosophy.

Follow the link below to find out about the advantages of virtual over hard copy notes, what a palimpsest is, and who -according to Lara- should not take up blogging.

Jun 18, 2010

The German Female Economy

Klaus-Peter Müller, member of the Commerzbank board of directors, wants to see more* women in German executive suites and the (usually more sensationalist) newspaper BILD promotes this. Nice.

*Currently, only 21 of 833 members of the boards of directors of the 200 German companies with the highest turn-overs are women.

Jun 16, 2010

Makiko Itoh of Just Hungry and Just Bento

The time has come - GCB proudly introduces its first food blog editor! 

Makiko of Just Hungry & Just Bento has turned her passion for cooking into a fulltime blogger's career. By explaining Japanese cuisine from the very basics, Makiko has become the online source for help with questions such as 'Which are the 100 Japanese foods I must try?' or 'What is Bento?'.

Follow the link below to find out what Makiko's occupation was before her blogs took off, who of us Drupal is good for, and which other female-edited blogs she's reading for inspiriation.

Jun 14, 2010

Female Skateboarders

Photographer Max Hamilton portrays female British skateboarders in a photo series on his homepage. (Via Mädchenmannschaft)

Jun 12, 2010

Daniela Reimann of Media Arts Education

Scientist Daniela Reimann is the editor of Media Arts Education, a blog that concerns itself with educational aspects of interactive media and fine arts.

While Daniela's blog is mainly directed at other experts in her field, read her interview below to find out more about the maturation of blog posts and the future of digital identities.

Jun 11, 2010

'Pink Drunken Elephant' - Jaqee

I came across Swedish-Ugandan artist Jaqee via Smilla Dankert. In the clip above she performs an acoustic version of this original track. I totally love her positive vibe!

Jun 10, 2010

GCB @ dieStandard.at

Much to my delight, the Austrian online magazine dieStandard.at published an article on Girls Can Blog yesterday! Please read it in German here.

For all English users I may say that they took special interest in the interviews with Antje Schrupp (politics), Kathrin Kaufmann (various), Elke Brüns (culture), Mary Scherpe (fashion) and Luciana Schmidt (fashion).

Jun 8, 2010

Anne Feldkamp of BLICA

As BLICA has been among the blogs most often recommended in the Blogger Portrait Series, I was especially curious to find out more about Anne Feldkamp, its editor. With the expert eye of an art historian, Anne composes not ordinary fashion blog posts, but contextual collages instead.

Follow the link below to find out what Anne's imaginary childhood friend has to do with her blogging and how technical dorks will get by in the blogosphere in spite of their cluelessness.

Jun 3, 2010

Elke Brüns of Gespenst der Armut

Today, it's my pleasure to introduce to you Elke Brüns, who is investigating the cultural aftermath of poverty on her blog Gespenst der Armut [Ghost of Poverty]. By tracking and discussing relevant articles on politics, science and the arts, Elke manages to relate an issue to our everyday lives that many might have deemed far away.

Follow the link below to read one of my favourite interviews of this series so far, and find out about the relation between blogging, poverty and the power of interpretation.