Today I realized it's been over a year since I started this blog. It began as a random project to let me opine about butch fashion, gender expression, etc. Since then, BW has grown to over 1000 unique readers daily (40,000-50,000 monthly!) and been voted About.com's Best Lesbian Blog of the Year. You've commented over 1000 times to my over 150 posts. Wow, dear readers.
I didn't expect to enjoy writing BW this much. Yeah, I love writing. And yeah, I care about these issues. But I wasn't expecting to receive hundreds of emails saying that a blog entry made you think, or made you laugh, or helped you get through your day in some small way. Thank you so much for reading. It means a whole lot to this butch.
I hope this year will be even better. I want to keep writing stuff you enjoy and find relevant, keep giving you solid fashion advice, and keep starting different dialogues about gender and sexual orientation. I want to finally flesh out the Butch Store, have more guest posts, and make occasional video or audio postings. Maybe we'll grow, maybe not. Maybe I'll finally break even on this thing (ha!), maybe not. But regardless, we're all going to have a really freakin' good time and keep building this community of readers, butches and non-butches alike.
Whether you're a new reader or a longtime one: thank you for making this year awesome.
Love, hugs, and fistbumps,
P.S. Some of you have written asking if I've covered particular topics. This weekend, I'll make an index that should be easier to navigate than the usual post tags, and will help you see what I've written about various things.
P.P.S. Thanks again. You rock.