Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Afternoon Announcements and Cuteness

So I've been pretty stressed out lately, with too many hours at my day job and increasing encouragement from Yes! Magazine to do more pieces for them (which is GREAT but also oh my god) while also trying to do sufficient work for ForceChange and, you know, spend time with the people in my life.

This all results in anxiety which results in disrupted and poor-quality sleep which results in me sleeping in too late which results in less time in the day and also not posting on my beloved blog until the afternoon, which makes me a bit sad and triggers my intense guilt issues. But I know you readers love me and understand.

Lately I'm also dealing with a lot of assholes through my Tumblr account over the Emma Sulkowicz thing, which is emotionally draining because I either have to explain the same thing over and over or deal with the fact that so many of them are going to go off thinking that they're right because I didn't respond, which pisses me the fuck off. I need to discover the root of that trigger and work on it.

I am, however, highly encouraged by what I'm seeing on the Blogger traffic analytics thing. Usually when I see a spike in traffic I can expect to see sources that include Tumblr in Action and some other asshole anti-social justice page. But today, I saw a source from Reddit and was like "oh great TiA again" but it turned out to be from the feminism Reddit page! And another was from a black feminist Tumblr blog! This is a wonderful turn of events. Traffic from anti-feminists and trolls is helpful and appreciated, but getting traffic from other feminist sources could suggest a switch in the pattern of recognition.

Also I need to explore this "Amptoons" blog because they've been giving me traffic for a while.

Anyway, I want to end by posting the CUTEST VIDEO I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. This made my heart feel like it was going to fucking explode.


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