I have a puzzle for you all. Recently, I have been looking at the BlogHer website. BlogHer is a community for women who blog. It aims to create exposure, foster networking and build a community through a blog directory, featured posts, bloghosting and forums. Sounds great! You register with the website and then you are free to list your blogs in the BlogHer directory under the relevant topic(s). In addition to this, BlogHer bloggers will be writing about the interesting posts that they come across in their topic areas. It all sounds pretty straightforward and productive, except I have one question: What topic would This Humanist come under?
Religion & Spirituality?
I suppose this is where most people would put a humanist blog, but humanism is a philosophy not a religion.
What doesn’t come under this? Or do they just mean journal blogs?
Race, Ethnicity & Culture?
To some degree, it is a community of people building a culture based on rationalism and compassion, celebrating nature, art and the world.
Research, Academia & Education?
Education and scientific method are certainly integral to the humanist way of life.
Social change, Non-profits & NGOs?
Humanists would like to see a society which includes universal human rights, free speech and secularism among other things.
Politics & News?
Religion has exploded into the political sphere making secularism a hot topic.
In case you’re wondering, there is no philosophy category, but you can put something under more than one topic. I know where this blog would be placed, but I don’t really appreciate being put in a category that doesn’t really describe me. Who needs spirituality when you have plain old earthly compassion?
Any suggestions or thoughts on this conundrum?