Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Yesterday I took one of the very few weekday vacations days from blogging I’ve taken since I started writing Dorothy Surrenders. Why, you might ask, did I afford myself this tiny luxury? Well because Sunday marked my 10th anniversary, or blogiversary if you will. What started as a whim has become a decade of my life. Holy and shit.

What has kept me going, all these past 10 years, is sharing my love – and sometimes otherwise – of this culture we call pop with you. Being able to write down the things I would otherwise only yell at my television in the privacy of my living room, and connecting with other folks yelling the same things in their living rooms, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

It’s a reminder that we have so much more in common than what separates us – especially for us gay ladies. So I want to sincerely thank you, as always, for coming here every day to read the sometimes serious, often silly things that float thing my head. It has meant more to me than I can possibly say.

So in celebration of this ridiculous milestone, I will reshare this video that I made some five years ago. Yes, back when I thought five years was a long time to be writing a blog. Thank you, kittens. Thank you for 10 amazing years.

p.s. As a reminder, you can also follow me on Twitter (@dorothysnarker), Tumblr (dorothy-snarker) and Instagram (mssnarker).
p.p.s. Thanks for letting me know how long you have been reading, and where you are from. I love finding out more about you, kittens.


Jay said...

Well, I was here when you first posted this video ... and even before that.
Does that mean we're getting old, Ms. Snarker?
Thank you for ten years of blogging. I enjoyed every one of it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations :) I only discovered you about a year ago, but now I'm here every day. Cheers to you and the next 10 or 20 years of blogging. Keep them coming :)

LG fan said...

I just love your posts. I'm so glad I came across your blog some 6 years ago now. I never miss a day. You make me laugh, sometimes you make me roll my eyes, but you always make me think. You are my gay idol. Roll on, Ms. Snarker. Here's to another 10!!

Carmen SanDiego said...

Well, I've been here for perhaps 7 or 8 of these 10 years and will continue to be here for as long as you'll have me
Thank you for an amazing decade and congratulations!

LG fan said...

I just love your posts. I'm so glad I came across your blog some 6 years ago now. I never miss a day. You make me laugh, sometimes you make me roll my eyes, but you always make me think. You are my gay idol. Roll on, Ms. Snarker. Here's to another 10!!

Helena said...

Thank you so much for your blog and keeping at it for so long. It has been part of my daily routine for at least the last six years. I really have come to rely on you for keeping me informed :) Please continue for many more years.

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU!

Ian Goldring said...

(I remember this video... Shit, has it really been that long?)



Happy Blogiversary, Ms. Snarker! Long may you continue!

Jaibrd said...

Thank you for the past 10 months - I'm so happy I found your blog.

Franzi said...

Happy Anniversary!

I discovered your blog while I was still in Uni about 7(?) years ago so I actually remember that video!

By now it is part of my daily routine to check out your latest entry and I'm always delighted to find another clever, funny or insightful commentary.

Here's to the next 10 years!

Vanessa Ramz said...

Though this is the first time that I make a comment, I have been reading you for 9 years.

Thank you for expressing what I feel sometimes related to the content of the blog (TV shows, facts, etc).
I was so lucky to find this jewel.

Congrats for all this journey you have made.

Greetings from Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorothy, I've also been reading your blog for years (at least 7). I'm so happy that you're part of my routine. I know writing and managing a blog, especially one with such smart, impassioned cultural criticism and advocacy, is tremendous work. Thank you for doing this work. I hardly ever comment, but I am very moved by your writing. Thank you.

Lise said...

As someone who has been reading your blog daily for nearly a decade : thank you so very much!!! Love from Belgium

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dorothy, and congratulations! Your writing is always a pleasure to read. This is one of the few blogs I have been following actively for years. I hope you find motivation to continue FOREVER :) Greetings from Austria!

Voo said...

been reading you for over 8 years...never stop :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for officially being awesome for over a decade. May it long continue.

Best wishes from the UK


Alissa Weber said...

Love your blog. I know so little about pop culture so yours is where I come to learn. And it is the best. It's the only blog I follow. I'm wondering what the name of the song is on the video and who sings it?

And here's to the next ten years!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and have been reading for over 4 years now. Yours is the only blog I ever read and I look forward to your posts every morning. Keep being you and stay golden Pony Boy;)

Althena said...

Reading for 7 years now. All the way from Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! What an amazing achievement.
I can't remember how many years I've been coming here, but I remember first finding you. I was trying to find proof/agreement that what I saw Olivia Benson wasn't just something that I saw, and I remember reading your blog and thinking, "This is what I always thought the internet would be like." As the internet has changed around you, you've remained the one thing that I come back to regularly. I've read you from as far away as Antarctica!
All my love and best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 10 years!

I started reading when the L Word posts were still going on, but towards the end of the show. I was so deep into the closet. This blog and AfterEllen really helped me feel better about myself. So thank you! (from Israel, by the way)

*** GayGirl2000 *** said...

Not sure when I started reading exactly, but it must've been a good ten years ago, so probably sometime in 2006 or 2007. You and AfterEllen are my longest running online media relationships (with the amazing addition of Heather Hogan later).

Oh, and Danish gay girl here! ;o)

Congrats on the first 10 years. Please, never stop!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Thank you for everything.