I still fail at graphics.
I can’t believe it’s been an entire year since we kicked things off here at Chicks With Crossbows. Technically the anniversary falls on Tuesday, but who celebrates on a Tuesday?
It’s been an awesome ride so far and I look forward to more years of blogging with these lovely ladies, going to cons and book events, and generally being nerds.
It’s sort of fitting that the blog kicked off with a book review of Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. We are not a book blog and I don’t think we’ll ever be exclusively book related, but we do have a lot of book-related content. This is because most of us are book nerds. Claire, Alex, and I are also fiction writers, so our love of books is just inherent. And Anji loves to read. Autumn reads a lot too, but she’s busy doing science in basements a lot of the time. Even at conventions, I tend to gravitate toward the author and book panels. And I love going to author events because it’s fun to meet other book geeks and fans and listen to authors speak.
I could blather on about what I’ve learned in a year of group blogging (probably quite a bit) or running around cons and trying to recap panels (iPad helps, it’s best to ask to take a photo before it starts to get a good shot, and most panelists are enthusiastic nerds themsevles). But instead, I just wanted to offer up a thank you.
Thank you to the ladies who spend precious hours of their own free time writing pieces for this blog. It’s a labor of love and it’s awesome and I enjoy reading every single piece.
Thank you to everyone who’s visited. Everyone who’s liked us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, and shared our content. Thanks to everyone who’s linked to the blog and everyone who’s messaged me to say “Chicks With Crossbows” is an awesome blog title.
We hope to continue this blog for years to come. Meanwhile, in two weeks, Autumn and I will be running around Geek Girl Con in Seattle. If you can get there, it should be an absolute blast, and I hope to meet a lot of fellow nerds (ladies and otherwise).
Thanks! Peace 🙂