Thursday, January 6, 2011
Am I too much for you to tame?
That was then...
In honor of the exchanging of the Speaker of the House gavel (insert gavel size joke here) that took place yesterday, I thought this would be a perfect time to introduce you to DCup. DCup was my alter ego for a couple of years in the blogosphere. Sometimes I really miss her. When you blog under a pseudonym, there's a certain fearlessness based on some illusion of anonymity. She was necessary. I wouldn't have developed as a writer without her as a crutch.
I spent some time thinking about DCup as a result of this post at amyg's. Amy blogs and is a columnist for a regional newspaper somewhere near where I grew up. This fascinates me. Could I have ever been so brave to write with Amy's honesty were I still living in Rising Sun? Ooooh...I doubt it. Everything would pass through the filter of what kind of face my mother would make as she read my columns. So not pretty. So I look at Amy with awe and respect.
When Amy wrote yesterday about her reaction to negative comments to her columns, I was reminded of how DCup got a boost by some negative attention in 2006. You might say the negative attention played a large role in DCup getting readers. You can read the progression here. DCup has her own page now. Note: there is a photo that isn't 100% work or kid friendly.
Over time and after some funny conversations with my therapist, I decided to lay DCup to rest in late 2008, but there are moments when I wish I could be her again if only so that I could look that good in a lacy black bra.
This is now...
DCup's blog PoliTits is gone, but I still have access to the posts in my google reader. I trolled through them yesterday to see if I could find my response to the post written about DCup in 2006. (I found it.) In the process of scrolling through old posts, I was struck by how little has actually changed politically since 2006. Some of the names are different, but the problems have actually grown worse. It's so disheartening.
Looking ahead, I decided to back up this blog at Wordpress and then took the additional step of buying my own domain name. I'll eventually move operations there, but I'll continue to blog here for a couple more weeks. lisahgolden.com is live, but still a work in progress. You're free to check it out and offer feedback. I'll let you know here when I'll write new posts there in case you want to change rss feeds or bookmarks.
If you're still wondering how this relates to the exchange of the Speaker gavel, here's the answer. PoliTits, aside from the charming, subtle name, had its largest number of concentrated hits from people who searched the internet for photos of now former Speaker Pelosi's breasts. Yes. A woman achieves a historical milestone and people all over the globe turn to Google with some hope of finding photos of her breasts.
How do you feel about blogging anonymity? How much do you self-censor? Can you believe the size of Speaker Boehner's gavel? Should we google pictures of his "gavel?"