When I think about 2014 and Words Don’t Do It Justice certainly a lot of things come to mind. The beginning of the year and our posts, the to date biggest day we’ve done as a blog, the podcasts, moving to our own hosting, all the behind the scenes stuff. But the thing that sticks out the most is probably the addition to the Staff that would forever change WDDIJ and absolutely for the better. Of course, I’m talking about the debut of Reign. When I look back and see where we were going into the end of the year I can’t imagine how we would have had the ability to make 2014 what it was without her. When the questions are asked about how we got to 10 thousand views less than a year after getting to 3500 I really only have one thing to say. Reign. Because it wasn’t just about what, it was about who.
When I look back and see where we were going into the end of the year I can’t imagine how we would have had the ability to make 2014 what it was without her. When the questions are asked about how we got to 10 thousand views less than a year after getting to 3500 I really only have one thing to say. Reign. Because it wasn’t just about her posts. Sure she accounted for 1600 total views over the course of this year, but there is something more than that insanely cool number she brought us. Hope.
Yes that’s right. Even I have a need for that lightning charged word Hope. At the beginning of the year I knew I would be around less and less often because I would be studying for the bar exam, and in the middle of that I was losing writers due to burn out and a sudden lack of interest as well as technology issues on their end. Without her I’m distracted again trying to keep the place working while studying. And I don’t have time to do the first post to break 1,000 in its first day. I don’t have time to go out looking for Xion, Ruminated Thoughts, Revanchist, and our various guest bloggers. And without her Kudo, and Reason would never have come here with their work.
People assume because I’m generally the antagonist of the site that I’m not a grateful person. Far from it. I know the sacrifices people make to bring me a post each week. I know the revisions they go through, the time they spend to make it look like they want it to. And for all of our writers I thank them for it. But like I said. We don’t get here without her. Because when it was going to be shut down WDDIJ or face not passing the bar, she was not just a good solution, she was THE solution. A lesser writer with her drive to post wouldn’t have made it. For those months while I couldn’t be here, and was reduced to tapping all of my pre-written pieces, she was giving you fresh takes and pieces that keep you reading, that kept you believing. And that made the difference.
As 2015 starts I look at the other contributions she’s given. Stumping for the site in her personal circles. recruiting, and being a voice of clarity and reason in times when I have been unreasonable. So today I am happy, and dare I saw proud, to have her as part of WDDIJ and our future. Words Don’t Do HER Justice!