As if Easter, Purim and of course the Sabbat didn’t give Americans enough reasons for merriment, Spring has brought us another occasion to celebrate, namely the one year anniversary of Great Satan’s Girlfriend, one of the most unique and enjoyable blogs on the right side of the Internet.
Blogging can be a drag. Though I do this for a living (and of course I mean “living”) the truth is my wife and I make much more money selling ring tones and W.O.W. gold than from a series of niche blogs. I keep Red Alerts going for a little less than minimum wage and the occasional box of promotional swag because I believe in it, I believe in the ascendancy of the new media.
The reason I believe so strongly in the new media is not because of the blogs that are big now, but because of the new voices that are finding audiences now. G.S.G.F, Lost in Lima, Ohio, Mosquewatch, Ironic Surrealism: these are the sites that are building upon the success of pioneers like Hot Air. While Hot Air and DailyKos brought the audience to the table, these new blogs are stepping forward to show readers what they can do with the medium, and they’re making it their own.
Courtney of G.S.G.F. is the Robert Johnson of the young blogosphere, a pioneer in her own right who has created an entirely new genre of weblogs. Literate yet approachable her writing a synthesis of post-Beat poetics and pulp-era bravado, presented with the tongue in cheek pretension that is the hallmark of the true poet.
There is no one that does what Courtney does on the web today and that, combined with her admirable work ethic, have won her many fans including me.
Happy one year blogoversary G.S.G.F. and may there be many more.