Sunday, March 4, 2012

Reddit with a Positive, Female-Friendly Focus - LadiesChoice





I have been enjoying a website called, Reddit.com.  It's a social news website and I have been posting pictures, commenting on other people's posts, and "upvoting" when I like something.  Alternatively, I can "downvote" when I dislike something.  The more votes an entry gets, the more popular it becomes and then it shows up on the top of the list, gaining more exposure and more popularity.  If it happens to be something you have posted as a "Redditor", you get "points".  The more virtual points you get the more fun it is.  You can also accumulate points for "Link Karma" and "Comment Karma".  There is also a "Trophy Case".

There are a lot of "subreddits" or categories that you can "subscribe" to so that those topics show up on your Reddit Home page.  It's free to sign up, and once you get an account, you can find all the topics you are interested in and personalize what you want (and don't want) to see.

I have noticed that a lot of the subreddit categories are not that female-friendly or female-oriented, so I have been searching for appropriate and relevant topics for myself and my interests. I have come to learn very quickly that it appears that the Reddit reader is most likely a younger male.  You also have to watch for links called, NSFW (Not Safe For Work), as those are usually inappropriate for children or bosses.  Also to be avoided is NSFL (Not Safe For Life).

I am moderating a subreddit called, LadiesChoice.

  A place where women can hang out and share posts, pics, whatever. 
Female-friendly posts only please.  

To get to LadiesChoice, go to www.reddit.com/r/LadiesChoice

The subreddits that I have found so far that are more female-friendly, or have more of a positive spin to them are noted below.  To get to any of these subreddits, go to www.reddit.com/r/ then the name of the subcategory.  For example, to get to "happy", go www.reddit.com/r/happy.

Female-friendly, positive and upbeat:
Happy
Cute
Aww
Animals
Nature
Pets
Zenhabits
Wallpapers
Gifs

For parents:
Raising Kids
Parenting
Mommit
Daddit


All about food:
Food
Cooking
Recipes
Foodporn

Fun for the ladies:
Male Models
Ladyboners

More serious stuff:
Psychology
Self-Help
Self-Improvement
Literature
Writing
Health
Feminisms

Interesting:
Videos
Photos
AMA (ask me anything)
TOMT (tip of my tongue)


I have noticed that sometimes the Redditors (people who have a Reddit account) can be inappropriate and rude with their responses/comments, and I have learned how to ignore those comments.  I have found some really great pictures and stories and I think it's worth sifting through the weeds to find some great gems.  The categories are monitored by moderators, but sometimes things still get past them.

Check out Reddit.com and see for yourself. If you can think of any other subreddits that would be enjoyed by happy, positive females (teen girls, ladies, women, mothers, whatever!), please let me know and I can add it here.

Have a great day!

Angela Gentile

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