And Then Something Awesome Happened

A story. I had a lull in my day yesterday and decided to browse the pop culture tag on my phone and look for some readers for Sourcerer. I discovered the very first post at For A Feminist, Anyway. It grabbed me. I looked at the post, realized it was the first ever, and loaded it up in my reader to look at the followers. Turns out I was the first, y’all! The very first!!!

I left a comment. Received a thoughtful, enthusiastic, and polite response. You can guess what I did next. Shared it, is what I did. Because you know I like some Feminism, and so do a few of my friends. Once I got an idea of what my friends thought of the post, I went ahead and shared it on Twitter. Here is the tweet for your convenience.

Now, let me just say. I understand Feminism pushes buttons for some people. I also understand this is a blogger I just met yesterday. But I’m interested, as of right now. She gets to take the shot. I’ve added her to my WordPress “Discovery” list. I am sharing her blog today because I value feminism, it is not every day that I get to be the very first follower at a new blog, and I am eager to see what she does next. (And the fact that she’s answering her comments doesn’t hurt a bit.)

That’s all I have to say about it. I have a long day at work today, and the first ever #WeekendCoffeeShare is almost upon us. But I’m paying attention to this blog, whether you see me liking and commenting over there or not.

That is all.

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10 thoughts on “And Then Something Awesome Happened

  1. I loved getting to discover (yet another) promising new blog through you… and I also love how you have helped give this new blogger a bit of a boost by sharing her link — seeing the community appear in the comments on her post is awesome. I know what a difference that kind of interaction can make when you’re just starting out (or ever, really)
    Looking forward to the #weekendcoffeeshare!

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    • Yeah. When I went back a couple of hours after sharing that link and saw the first seven likes, it gave me the warm and fuzzies. And yeah. It can make a big difference. I remember who the first person to comment on my blog was, and I remember who the first person to find it in the newsfeeds and comment was, too. Still following and talking to them both.

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    • Thanks for reblogging this, Rose. And WordPress is offering me to follow you. WTF? I KNOW I followed you from this account ages ago. I remember tracking down ALL of your social media and a conversation we had when I did that. No way I manually unfollowed you from this account. Is WordPress playing Facebook games now?

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        • Ok cool. I seriously was not following you on wordpress until 20 minutes ago, is why I you got that notification. But I know I followed you in the BeforeTime, and I would never unfollow you. It is puzzling. I am trying to figure out whether it is a bug or a corporate social engineering strategy.

          See you next week!

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  2. I will never forget who first showed interest, giving me a break when I started my blog, almost one year ago exactly.
    🙂
    Going to check out this blog you speak of…right now.

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    • I will never forget, either.

      The first commenter, the first one I linked to, the first commenter that never heard of me until they found the blog because I tagged it right.

      Most of the people on the threads over there right now are friends of mine. I pulled out the stops a bit 🙂

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    • LOL, I know. Take a look at those two threads. Took me months to get just one thread that good, and I started with a partner.

      A bit like being struck by lightning, wouldn’t you say? I am hoping she’s just offline and busy, and communicates more with us a some point.

      That second post is pretty convincing. Thinking I did the right thing.

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