I can assure you that I didn’t plan it that way (I’m simply not that organized), but this is the blog’s second major milestone within a week: The First Girl With The Cane Blogoversary!
What?? Girl With the Cane Blogoversary??
Yes, it was one year ago today that I launched this blog. To get this Girl With The Cane Blogoversary started, let’s go over some of the things that have happened since. Since June 12, 2011, Girl With The Cane:
- Become the promotional cornerstone of my company, Running Steps
- Was nominated for Ninjamatics Weblogs Awards for Best Feminist Blog, Best Weblog about Health and Wellness, and Best Life Weblog
- Won 3rd Place in the Canadian Blog Awards in Best Personal Blog Category
- Has at least 10 influential websites linking to it
- Has developed a network including high-profile disability agencies, authors, bloggers, activists and advocates in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
- Has become closely involved with the Accessible Clean Taxi Coalition and the individuals and organizations involved with them through blog coverage of New York City’s fight for increased numbers of accessible taxis
- Has became involved with the Spartacus movement in the UK, protesting devastating cuts to disability supports.
- Has had, just in the last two days, visitors from Canada, the United States, the Czech Republic, India, Ireland, England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, and Peru
Not bad for the first year. I think I can justify having some Girl With The Cane Blogoversary celebratory ice cream today
I’d share it with a lot of people if they lived just a little bit closer, because there’s are some people that I need to thank for actually getting me to this Girl With The Cane Blogoversary:
First…the Facebook friends who like pages and posts and leave notes and go vote and keep me honest and just generally support me any way that I need them to. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you.
Second…my blogging buddy in crime, who has stood back on this one, but who has always been there with advice and encouragement.
Third…all the other disability bloggers and online advocates/activists who haven the taken the time to read, retweet, and repost my content, link to my website, and let me do guest writing for them. Thank you in particular to:
- Gregg Beraton @Greg Beraton on Twitter
- Marissa Christina – http://about.me/MarissaChristina
- Steph Cutler – http://making-lemonade.co.uk/
- Disability Horizons – http://disabilityhorizons.com/
- Displaced – http://gonnaeatworms.blogspot.ca/
- Vicky Ann Hunt – http://www.animatedfaithzone.com
- Elizabeth McClung – http://elizabethmcclung.blogspot.ca/
- Nick McGivney – http://www.adlandireland.com/
- Liz Miller – http://doorbellqueen.com/
- Pratyush Nalam – http://reflectionspn.wordpress.com/
- Ruth Madison – http://www.ruthmadison.com/current-fiction/
- Meriah Nichols – http://www.withalittlemoxie.com
- Roya Rafieyan – http://mindfulmusictherapist.blogspot.ca/
- Sandra Rhodda – http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nz/
- Chris Satler – http://www.post-polio.org.uk/
- Martyn Sibley – http://martynsibley.com/
- Donna Thompson – http://www.donnathomson.com/