A ranty, funny, dead-serious intersectional feminist blog.

Happy Birthday to Me!

ImageMy bloggiversary came and went back in late June while I was attending to other things, and while I’d love to do a clever recap of the year, I’m afraid I just don’t have the energy right now. Instead, here are a few things I’ve learned this year as a baby blogger/activist right off the top of my head:

  • Blogging is fun! And sometimes hard. But mostly fun!
  • I love my readers. The ones I love, that is. You know who you are. Especially you.
  • Some of the coolest people in the world are bloggers, and a bunch of them are now my friends. (An alarming number of them are Canadian for some reason. I blame Le Clown.)
  • Trolls are really sick and sad and I wish I had a superpower to defend the world against them. But as long as they exist, they serve a purpose in the fight against them, so I’m learning to live with them the way I’ve learned to live with the fact that bacteria grows on my teeth while I sleep.
  • When people care enough about an issue, when we join our voices and demand it, change happens.
  • This blog is whatever it is, critics be damned, and I love it more than I ever thought possible. (See “I love my readers.”)
  • I’m grateful to everyone who was a part of this first year (even some of the trolls, though I’m not grateful for the way they treated me and continue to treat women on the Internet).

Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting. Thanks for reading even if you don’t ever comment. Thanks for commenting even if you don’t agree (this goes to those of you who do so politely and thoughtfully–everyone else can fuck off). It’s been a particularly rough year, and this blog has been a huge part of getting me through it and helping me to work out where I’m going from here.

Oh, and before I forget: Thanks. :)

Love,

Rosie

 

25 responses

  1. Leah

    Congrats! :D

    August 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    • Thanks, Leah! :D

      August 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

  2. Thank you!

    August 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  3. Blogging is fun indeed! Congrats on the anniversary :).

    August 16, 2013 at 7:11 am

  4. Happy Blogiversary! I don’t chime in as often as I want. Sometimes I have to wait till my brain simmers down and by then,…SQUIRREL!

    But I do appreciate all you go through for this little endeavor. Congrats!

    August 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    • Thanks, Rose!

      August 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  5. Rosie, congrats to you! I appreciate you and your blog. Sorry, I’ve been so absent this summer, hope to return more often. Keep up the great work!

    August 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    • Thank you! I will! :)

      August 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  6. happy belated blogyearversaryism! and it has been my pleasure )

    August 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    • Thank you!

      August 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  7. Happy Blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed my time in your blog community and enjoyed being intellectually stimulated by your writing and moved to share the few times I did. Have a great year!

    August 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    • Thanks so much!

      August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  8. Charlotte Hayes

    Congrats!! :)

    <3, Charlotte

    August 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    • Thank you!

      August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  9. Wow, this blog is only a year old? How did it get so awesome in only a year?

    August 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    • Ha! Thank you! I ran into a friend recently who said, “That’s you? I’ve been following on Facebook for YEARS!” I loved that. :D

      August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  10. Canadians have good taste!

    August 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    • Why thank you!

      August 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  11. Le Clown

    Rosie,
    You sure do know how to speak to our Canadian hearts… Now there’s a joke to make somewhere with Justin Bieber, but it is your anniversary, and you should just leave it at that. Congratulations, to many more years, and keep on doing what you do. You are important, and relevant, and you make a difference. Thank you.
    Le Clown

    August 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

    • Thanks, Le Clown. For everything! :)

      August 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  12. Thank YOU, Rosie!

    August 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    • No, thank YOU! ;)

      August 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  13. Yay!! Happy Bloggiversary!!

    August 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    • Thanks, Mandaray! You were one of my first commenters! <3

      August 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      • Ooh, I had forgotten about that. =D It’s been my pleasure to play at least a small role in such an awesome blog.

        August 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

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