Friday, April 22, 2011

My Weekend Blogiversary

Kittens, holy crap. Sunday is the fifth blogiversary of Dorothy Surrenders. Five. Freaking. Years. My baby’s old enough to go to kindergarten. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it still boggles my mind that this thing I started on a whim five years is still here, and that you’re all here. Together we’ve made a happy little corner of the internet where we can talk about TV like a beloved family member and drool (respectfully) over talented women in tank tops. And, during those hive years, my have we grown. I’ve gone from having a wee blog to blogging for AfterEllen to becoming a Twittering fool and now even being a Tumblesbian. None of this has been good for my sleep patterns. But I also wouldn’t change it for anything.

In years past I’ve celebrated with milestone with a around-the-world roll call, unsolicited FAQ, The StraHOTski and ruminations on anonymity. But this year, I think I’ll give back. Yes, I’m giving you a gift on my blog birthday. See, I can’t do anything right.

We haven’t done a giveaway in a while, so let’s just see how it goes. But everyone loves free stuff, right? So, I have one copy of “Black Swan” on Blu-ray to give away. This is your chance to relive all the batshit ballerina breakdowns and hallucinatory girl-on-girl make-out sessions in beautiful hi-def in the comfort of your own home. It is a two-disc set with tons of special features and a digital copy included. And, again, this is the Blu-ray, so you’ll need a Bly-ray player or computer that plays Blu-ray of PS3 that plays Blu-ray – you get what I’m saying here. But I will happily send it to wherever in the world.

If you want to enter, leave a comment with 1) your email (feel free to spell it out if you’re worried about spam), 2) your state/country (what, I’m curious) and 3) if you really want to indulge my curiosity, how long you’ve been reading (any old timers in the five-year club?).

I’ll pick a winner at random next Friday, so feel free to enter until midnight Thursday night. I know it’s not much, and I wish I could send you all one. But this is just my little way of saying thanks for being interested in the random things that rattle through my head on a daily basis. I read all of your comments and tweets and emails and while I can’t get back to all of you as I’d like to, I appreciate them more than you’ll ever truly know. Happy weekend, all.

p.s. Even if you don’t want to enter the contest, please feel free to still tell me where you’re from and how long you’ve been reading. I’d love to know.

UPDATE: The contest is now closed. Thanks for participating and the very, very kind blogiversary wishes. Y’all are the best.


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Caramela said...

I'm from Portugal and I've been reading your blog for... Two years or so. since you so kindly offer that Blu-ray, my e-mail is
And since I'm here, Happy blogiversary and hope to still be reading this 5 years from now!

Hua said...
from California
no lie, I just discovered it today but I've been following Afterellen for about a year now

Formucca said...

Hi dear dorothy!
I'm italian, from Venice, and now I live in Holland, Amsterdam, but you and your words come here with me!
my e-mail is
i read you untill the last year, maybe more... sometimes I think I would like to ask you the permission to translate it in italian because it's very funny and interesting. the gay culture here is not so easy at the moment.
thank you for beeing there, for me, and for all of us!

herisson said...

Bonjour Ms. Snarker.

Hello from Paris, yes Paris the city of lights ....

I have been reading your blog since February 11, 2008. I remember this day precisely because a friend of mine who was a big fan of Hillary Clinton had told me that a certain blog was mirroring her exact thoughts !
I now tied your blog to an RSS feader so I know right away when a new post is up.
My email es:
Thanks for all the laughs and lascivious thoughts induced by your blog !

Anonymous said...

Happy blogbirthday! I'm from Illinois and I've been reading your blog for about 3 years, and I've been reading Afterellen for about 6 years. Love seeing your posts show up there! Keep it up! My name is Sara and my email is

MasterKaters said...

Well... For ONE... my name is Kate E.. My email is I've seriously been reading your blog since I was a closet case. I'm happily out now but, like most of us, it took a bit of time and a few beer to get the "big secret" out. Always helps with a few eh?

You help people everyday so, truly, thank you. Here's to another 5 years and many more!

OH and I'm Canadian. Ha. Almost forgot to add that.

Kate E.

mel said...

i've discovered your blog only a couple of month ago. shame shame shame on me.

mel said...

oh, and that's mel from germany :)

Ryou said...

Happy Blogiversary, Dorothy! I forgot when I found your blog, but I remember knowing about your blog from Afterellen and I've become a regular to Afterellen since 2005.
Anyway, it's interesting that you've got a worldwide audience, I'm from Indonesia myself, and it'd be great if your could recap the location of your audiences! :D My email is ryan_boomery (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks for the 5 year of blogging goodness and looking forward to five more years of your writing! :D

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