5 Cool Online Hobbies for the Urban Lady
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5 Cool Online Hobbies for the Urban Lady

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It’s a known fact that the average woman spends less time online than the average man (though she spends twice as much on online shopping!). Men have plenty of online hobbies ranging from fantasy football to learning an instrument online to even running online businesses. While you may be an atypical woman with interest in fantasy football, there are many other women-centric hobbies that you can pursue online in your free time. Here’s a look at 5 of them.

Fashion Blogging

There are plenty of urban women and self-styled fashionistas out there who enjoy taking photos of street fashion, of their own daily fashion dos for their online photo blog. Take inspiration from DIY fashion blogs like that of the talented Man Repeller at www.manrepeller.com or other top fashion blogs like www.lovemaegan.com and apair-andaspare.blogspot.in. Many of these bloggers are highly talented urban ladies with a skill with the sewing machine and scissors. You can also be handy with the camera and have an eye for design and focus on taking great photos of street fashion on the streets of your town like Vanessa Jackman does for London at vanessajackman.blogspot.in.

Online Bingo

Online bingo can be a fairly inexpensive and easy pastime for someone looking for a new hobby. Whether you are a newbie or someone with experience, you can play from the comfort of your own home regardless of the time. You don’t have to drive to a smoky bingo hall to enjoy the game. You can also play for a price you can afford. Most online bingo sites charge only a few cents per card. While games vary from site to site, most sites have the classic games such as six packs, coveralls, nine packs and X and L letter games.

Food and Craft Blogging

Why not share your creations with the rest of the world if you love cooking or crafting on weekends? If you had a food blog like katemakescake.blogspot.co.uk or even a blog-curating website like Kim’s todayscreativeblog.net, you could document your passion for creating. And the best thing about blogging is that you can do it at your own time – on weekends, for an hour after work to keep your hand in. The possibilities of subjects are also endless. And if your blog gets popular enough with time, you may even begin to make money from it!

Word Games

You can always enjoy classic word games such as crosswords and scrabble with online players in your spare time. Facebook, for one, has some great scrabble games that you can play with people from all over the world – not necessarily only those on your friends list. You will not only keep brushing up your vocabulary, but also make like-minded friends along the way!

Online Trading

Most online traders are women, but a study in 2010 found that women may be better online traders than men. If you enjoy trading, then why not try your hand at online trading? Anyone who has a computer and enough money to open an account, and a reasonably good financial history can open an account. You don’t have to have a personal broker. There are plenty of websites that will act as online brokers for you, where you request your trades yourself. Some will even offer you advice.

Take up one of these interesting hobbies and you will never get bored in your free time. And online hobbies like these will also open up the rest of the world for you with your online interactions!

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