One thing even a casual reader will notice is that, Sady is great at tooting her own horn! Yes! She constantly links to her OTHER writings at MORE IMPORTANT websites!
Let us be clear on this: in a post in which I did nothing but make fun of and/or get down on myself, someone left a comment about what a cocky, self-promoting bitch I am. Apparently, I’m not sufficiently convinced that I and my writing are shit; also, I do the decent thing, which is to try and drive traffic toward sites that are driving traffic toward me, and to let my readers know about the other stuff I am up to. I just don’t hate myself enough, is the problem! Fortunately, AAC #419, in the tradition of AACs everywhere, is here to help.
And what do her readers get HERE .. fake interviews with some compatriots instead of original thoughts… reviews of 4 yearold movies! Wow!
You know, some day I’d like to have a “personal blog” where I can write whatever the hell I want, often in direct contradiction to the received wisdom about what makes a commercially viable blog post (short, witty, timely, and controversial are the goals; also, it helps if there are click-through links, polls, and – if possible – naked boobs). But, alas! My days are spent maintaining the corporate media giant that is Tiger Beatdown!
One MIGHT start thinking, well ‘tiger beatdown’, which sounds like a 60s fanmag to Fabian and Rydell…
is just an ‘experiment’.. an add on to see if Sady can make it in the world of fem-blogging… hence her slavering delight when Melissa McEwen featured her .
but wait … favoring better gigs for more exposure? Relying on more famous friends? That sounds like the very patriarchy we’re all supposed to be fighting! YES! Sady doesnt put her A team material on ‘tiger meltdown’.. she has bigger designs.. she wants to MAKE it as a writer .. oh theres patriarchy again ! HIERARCHY!
Oh, wait. I know what you’re thinking. I know, because I used to think it too. Because, you see, for as long as I have been writing, I have had people in my life encouraging me to start pitching publications and make a go of the writing. And I said, “no.” I said, “I could never do that.” I said, “I’m not good enough.”
I said this for a variety of reasons, but one of the chief ones, I think, is that I’m a woman. (That is, when I am not Ohio state Representative John Boehner.) Women aren’t supposed to like themselves: they’re not supposed to like the way they look, they’re not supposed to like what they need or how they feel, and they’re definitely not supposed to be ambitious in any way or to believe in themselves to the extent that they can pursue the careers of their choice. Writing – which is, basically, the act of conveying what you think, in the belief that other people will want to hear it – is a particularly unladylike act.
But it’s OK as long as I don’t seem proud of it, right, AAC? It’s OK as long as I don’t betray the massively unwomanly confidence necessary to talk to people and basically be like, “I think my writing is good enough to appear in your publication.” It’s OK as long as I’m obscure, unpaid, not valued. That’s what purity looks like: doing hours of work for no compensation and never betraying any indication that you’re proud of what you do or believe it to be in any way exceptional.
AAC #419, you changed all that. I realize that devaluing myself is a radically un-feminist step, given that my culture already devalues me. I’m a writer. I’m actually a pretty good writer. I’m going to work as hard as I can to write the best stuff that I can, and sometimes I might get compensated to write that work, and you are just going to have to sit there and fucking deal. And occasionally accuse me of PATRIARCHY! when you get really upset.
I do apologize for not putting any “A team” material on the blog, however. To make up for that, here is a picture of Mr. T:
dont post this.
I just think you are diluting what talents you have trying to be too many things. I have faults too. But I dont blog them with 40 links to other places.
See! Love ya Sady! Really!