At this moment I’m ringing in the New Year at a party being hosted by Nikki Araguz Loyd, so I wanted to make sure I took a moment to wish you TransGriot readers around the world a very Happy New Year.
It’s actually the first time in several years that I’ve done something on New Year’s Eve besides chill at home and wait for ABC’s New Year’s Rocking Eve to come on TV and watch the ball drop from Times Square. Hasn’t really been the same for me since Dick Clark died anyway, so needed to do something to get out of the New Year’s Eve rut I’ve lapsed into, and thanks Nikki for providing the opportunity and the event to do so. ..
January 1 is also the blogiversary for TransGriot. 11 years ago today my first post went up on this electronic platform at 12 midnight EST. It was based in Louisville at the time, and not only focused on my life in Da Ville, it was also focused on giving Black transpeople a voice in the blogosphere in addition to talking about and recording our history.
Today my award winning blog is now based in my hometown of Houston, and this is just one of over 10,000 posts I and my guest bloggers have written for you to peruse.
I’m also rapidly approaching the 6.5 million hit milestone that I’ll achieve sometime during the first two weeks of 2017.. I’ll also have something I didn’t have when I started this blog thanks to Koncept Kit, a logo.
With an incoming administration that doesn’t like the media or the truth, telling it like it T-I-S is even more important now and vital for the next four years. It’s also important to speak truth to power to the people in our TBLGQ community and the other communities I intersect with.
So celebrate the fact that we’ve survived the 366 day trip on this space rock, and then after the last song has been played and the fireworks have faded, it’ll be time to wake up and get to work.
And it’ll be time for me to start my second decade of telling it like it T-I-S is on this unapologetically Black blog that has evolved to be a media voice for an entire community.