They say that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. You know what doesn’t happen when you’re busy making other plans? Blog posts. Sorry I’ve been away for a while. The new job’s great, but it just doesn’t leave me with any time to blog. So, this is going to be a short one.
I found an awesome new website! xoJane. Here’s what they say on their “about” page:
xoJane.com is where women go when they are being selfish, and where their selfishness is applauded. This is not the place to find out how to please your husband, mom, kids or boss. This is the place to indulge in what makes you feel good.
We are not snarky, but inclusive and uplifting, while remaining nothing but honest at all times. Like Sassy and Jane before it, xoJane.com is written by a group of women (and some token males) with strong voices, identities and opinions, many in direct opposition to each other, who are living what they are writing about.
xoJane.com is not about changing yourself to fit any mold of what others think you should be. It is about celebrating who you are.
xoJane is a collaboration between Jane Pratt and SAY Media.
So, yeah, it’s pretty much awesome. It’s not too commenter friendly right now, but it’s only been live for about a week. I’m hoping that they’ll ameliorate that situation and it can become the new Jezebel. (In this blogger’s (not so humble) opinion, Jezebel’s gone way down hill in recent months. The combination of the new layout (awful and hard to navigate) and the increase of groupthink and driving out anyone with an opinion differing from that group have lead some of the best commenters to flee. And the commenters were the best part!)
So, if you like quirk, opinionated feminist cultural commentary, you should mosey on over to xoJane. Tell them I sent you… or not, cause they have no idea who I am. Boo. But someday, when my conquest of the blog-o-sphere is complete they will… or not.
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