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“Sunshine Mary” Closing Blog

Sunshine Mary,  anti-feminism hero and rape culture denier, has announced she is leaving the internet.

I would like to let readers know that I have reached the very difficult decision to stop writing my blog.  This is a sad and hard post for me to write, but I feel that an explanation ought to be given here. I have been the victim of a vicious (and needless) smear campaign; this is not a problem per se, but my children have been brought into it and their safety and security has been compromised.  As a mother, I cannot continue to write this blog if it endangers my family.

Saying “It is not my preference to do this, but my hand has been forced and I am left with no other options” due to “the extreme aggression of two women” Sunshine Mary then went on to detail the alleged harassment, even including the text of an email supposedly sent around containing links to her daughter’s (public) Google+ account.

Well, if nothing else this will probably just confirm for Sunshine Mary that all women except her are evil bitches. As if she needed further nudging towards hating anything with a vagina.

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Open Post (And A Programming Note)

It’s finally feeling like spring outside and I’m working a lot, so I haven’t been spending as much time on GOMI as I probably should. To make it up to you hams, I’ve created two new forums to celebrate everyone’s favorite time of year: wedding season.

In the general area there is now a new forum for Wedding Blogs. Wedding blogs and wedding hashtags are so common now that they really need their own forum. And for you GOMI members, there is a new forum for the Bridal Hams. It’s a place for you to discuss your engagement, wedding, get advice, show off your ring, whatever.

And now please enjoy an open discussion post while I take Loliver to the park and enjoy a rare Friday afternoon off. What are you doing today? Are you super jealous that I’m off this afternoon you haters? Isn’t it annoying when bloggers end posts with a comment prompt question?

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“American Blogger” Movie Takes Blogging Circle Jerk To New Level

oh shut up

Well it seems that “behold the glory of us” project the Wiegands announced last year is finally finished. “American Blogger” now has a trailer up on vimeo and is apparently “coming soon”.

The trailer claims its “stunning cinematography” will “leave you feeling inspired” by a “movement” that “could change the world”. It then features a bunch of bloggers talking about how awesome blogging is, with the usual such brave, much influential self-back patting. One blogger explains it all by saying ”If we’re keeping it private, why are we experiencing it?”

I’ve said from the start that this entire project just seems like a way for the Wiegands to circle jerk with their blogger friends. This has to be the most self-indulgent tripe that has come out of the blogging world to date, and I don’t understand why it needs to exist or what it offers to the world of cinema. But hey, some hipster got to take a road trip in his Airstream and call himself a filmmaker, and a bunch of bloggers got to rhapsodize about their own importance. Hooray, internets.

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“I Don’t Want To Be A Lame Person” – An Interview With STFU, Parents’ Blair Koenig

By now most of the internet world has heard of Blair Koenig, creator of the blog “STFU, Parents“. And most of those people also know by now that she recently released a book of the same name, resulting in a flurry of interviews and tv appearances full of the usual “tell me about your blog” and “but you don’t have kids” questions.

This week Blair took the time to participate in a different sort of interview with GOMI. Read on to find out why she remained anonymous for so long, why she feels “like an outcast sometimes”, and what has (and hasn’t) changed since her success.

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Tumblr Gets Rid Of Editorial Staff

Tumblr, yeah I guess people still use it, announced yesterday that after a year of posting stuff their “editorial team” is being disbanded:

A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the people, their work, and their stories. The result of this ambitious experiment was Storyboard.

After hundreds of stories and videos, features by publishers ranging from Time to MTV to WNYC — not to mention a nomination for a James Beard Award and entries into this year’s NY Press Club Awards — we couldn’t be happier with our team’s effort. And as Tumblr continues to evolve, we’ll always be experimenting with new ways to shine light on our creators.

What we’ve accomplished with Storyboard has run its course for now, and our editorial team will be closing up shop and moving on. I want to personally thank them for their great work. And please join us in wishing them well.

So basically, “Great job guys, now get lost!” But really I don’t see why tumblr keeps trying to be some world tastemaker about everything from fashion to content to gifs. Why can’t they just stick to running a blogging platform and be done with it? Maybe spend those resources giving users the features they’ve been wanting for years now?

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