It’s pingback time on Random Misanthrope. Be prepared.
Amazingly, the one year anniversary of RM came and went without anyone noticing. Back then it was called Project Mayhem, which was the name of a previous multi-blog writing project started up by High Priestess Kang, myself, and the marvelous Ming. (Whatever happened to her?) That project was abandoned after about six weeks, so keeping this current blog going for over a year has been quite a feat, and therefore a little nostalgia is called for.
After a month or so we realised that there are several intentities on teh intarwebz called “Project Mayhem,” which meant that we had to change the name to something totally original. Eventually we settled on Random Misanthrope. Before then however, on the 6th of April, 2011, the first ever Project Mayhem/Random Misanthrope post was posted by High Priestess Kang. It was called, appropriately, “…and she’s back!”
There have been a few changes since then. We have lost one founding member and there was a lot of drama associated with that, none of which ended being shared here (thank goodness). We had a lot of great ideas but very few of them were carried through to the present date. For example, in the beginning I took it upon myself to write a Word of the Day post every single day, but only managed to keep it up for about three months. One thing I’ve learned about keeping a blog is to not make any promises to the reader. I “promised” several times to get back to posting regular WOTD updates, but I never actually did.
The Month of April 2011 was the busiest month on RM, with a total of 129 posts. And no wonder. It was our first month and we were all so full of energy and enthusiasm for the project. Exactly one year ago today, on the 19th of April 2011, we posted three updates:
Word of the Day: Hopefully <–by Miss Kitten
…fuck Time Warner Cable <–a great rant by High Priestess Kang
McJobs: The Road to Recovery
Where does the time go…
4 thoughts on “A trip down memory lane…”
Holy crap. A year already? Although it’s changed somewhat from the original vision, I’m glad we managed to keep it going thus far. Would love to get back to the occasional music pieces by Dock, and some scathing rants by the High Priestess herself.
Same here. RM has evolved to more or less a poetry blog, not that one should consider that a bad thing. 😉 It was just more fun when more members were posting. I miss Kang’s rants and Shark’s product reviews.
The CC drama definitely had a detrimental effect on the blog, though.
Yes. I need to pull my head out of my ass and start scribbling again. Thank you both for keeping this alive whilst I’m lost in a haze of toddlerdom and painkillers.
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