Today marks my first anniversary as a Feministe blogger. I like it a lot. It’s cool.
I want to thank everyone who’s been encouraging as I’ve figured out how to do this whole blogging-for-a-community thing. I want to thank everyone who’s laughed at my jokes, because sarcasm and humor are basically the only methods I have of expressing myself while bypassing uncomfortable sincerity, so really you’re only enabling bad habits. I want to apologize to everyone I’ve insulted unintentionally–and apologize more to everyone I’ve continued insulting even after you told me what I was doing wrong–and thank you for your patience in educating me, even though it wasn’t your job, even when I didn’t appear all that educable. I want to thank everyone who’s left comments that made me think. I want to thank everyone who’s made me feel like I’m not shouting into a void, because y’all, shouting into a void is kind of spirit-sucking. I want to reaffirm my commitment to post incisive commentary and/or things about hats, to keep learning, to keep shouting into a non-void, to keep rooting for Georgia and wearing purple nail polish, and to continue using sarcasm to deflect sincerity because you’re not the boss of me.
I want to do all those things, and I can, because I have a platform. So there.