|John Green is an incredible source of GIFs|
Mushy Oscar Speech Part
Skip this if you want to read the stats, grab a piece of pizza, and go on with your day.
A lot of the time I feel like no one "gets" me, for many reasons but especially since so much of me is invested in stories and characters and quotes, and many people don't value those things in the same way I do so it's hard to connect.
Of course, I've learned over years of experience that stories are not everything, and if I only relate to someone because he/she likes the same things I do, the conversation shuts down eventually once we've made all the fandom references possible.
But it is good to know that there are other people out there who invest as much as I do in stories (and much more, in fact). You guys inspire me to read and also to write, and to remember that it's okay to be different.
All you great bloggers I've had the privilege to discover this year have driven home to me the fact that difference is beautiful. Some of you have minimalistic blog settings, and use lots of superhero gifs. Some of you have flowery backdrops and talk about period dramas. Some of you mix all of those things together, and some of you are
just weird. ;)
Some of you are introverts. Some are extroverts. Some write detailed posts on Meyers-Briggs and some don't know what that is, or don't care.
There are so many different kinds of people, and I don't think I had realized before how beautiful that is.
So thank you all for being awesome in unapologetically different ways. You remind me that fitness buffs are just as interesting and important as Marvel buffs.
Not that they necessarily have to be separate people.
Celebratory Review Part
Including screenshots of blog stats because these are necessary for posterity.
We've made it, everybody! Through a year of GIFs, ranting, reviewing, and awkwardness.
(For nostalgia purposes I'd like to link back to my first post ever, published, of course, on June 30 of last year. *hugs little me*)
Looking back over the blog, I've changed a lot. At this time in 2016 I didn't know there was such a thing as a blogging community, I hadn't written any ukulele songs, I had not written a first draft of a novel (or even gotten close), I wasn't as comfortable with my writing voice, I'd never heard of VlogBrothers, I had not seen High School Musical, I had never listened to twenty one pilots, and
Most of these changes are thanks to you who have been reading this blog, commenting on the blog whether online or offline, and just plain making amazing stuff on the internet whether you know I exist or not.
And now here's what you all have been waiting for: statistics.
|To whoever seems to be reading the blog regularly from France (and maybe Russia...|
?), hi, and that is awesome that you are reading from so far away!
Anyway thanks again, guys, and it seems only fitting that I end with Martin Freeman drinking tea...in an endless loop.