Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Promote yourself.

Netiquette reminders:

  • Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread.
  • we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe))
  • extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting –  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If it’s a side-discussion that would be off-topic/unwelcome/distressing on the other site, take it to #spillover after leaving a note on this thread redirecting others there.

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21 comments for “Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

  1. August 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Yesterday’s wonder drug is today’s banned substance- but the deadly reefer is on the opposite track. Will the poor little herb be reaped by Big Pharma? Why is the search for health such a big-money industry, and why is depression now epidemic? It’s nothing new, here’s a look back in history- Better Living Through Chemistry

  2. August 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I started the week with a listicle roundup, including a poll asking which classic film you’d like to see rebooted with an all-female cast.

    Then I wrote up part two of my abortion myths vs. realities series, complete with facts and cited sources! (Here’s part one if you’d like to read it).

  3. Sue
    August 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m participating in a Vision Health project as the artistic blogger (woo hoo!) Here are some Q&A posts with various artists about their vision health and the impact of wearing glasses.

    I attended an event for teen girls interested in advocacy on behalf of the LGBT Community Center where I volunteer. I was surprised that each girl who approached me wanted to find out about our youth programs because they had friends who were out, but not connected with other out youth. That was an unexpected twist as the girls advocated for their friends. So yes you can bring your gay friend to the GLCC youth programs.

    Some thoughts on how a memorial tribute to two slain trans women in Baltimore tie in to the larger dynamics of recent events.

  4. August 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Not writing enough lately, but it’s been a busy summer — in a good way.

    Pride goeth (and cometh) is about my ambivalence toward our local Pride celebrations. (As it turns out, I had quite a good Pride weekend thanks to parties and dances with lots of friends.)

    I rarely write about anything that needs a content warning, but this one might. I wrote When the rain comes after learning about Robin Williams. It’s a mild reflection, but you never know.

  5. August 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Robin Williams’ depression and death saddened me. I hope my story of getting out of that hole can help others.

    Robin Williams’ Depression. And Mine.

    I’m with PETA on preventing animal cruelty. But their ads often trouble me.

    Shackling elephants is sad. Shackling women is hot.

  6. August 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Started my Youtube channel.

    • Echo Zen
      August 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Congrats! Just maintain reasonable expectations, keep thinking of ways to improve each next installment, and eventually you’ll have a stable springboard from which to enact world domination. In all seriousness, there’s plenty of experienced advice out there, and I could offer some myself, but the most important part is you took the first step.

      • August 27, 2014 at 2:48 am

        Thanks Echo! I’m enjoying the platform so far.

  7. August 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I wrote about 6 feminist TV shows you should go binge watch now. Come over and share your recommendations in the comments.

  8. August 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    On Thursday, I posted about what’s been happening in Ferguson, Missouri, which I had been following primarily via #BlackTwitter. The post includes a number of links that provide some context or expand on particular themes, and has pingbacks to posts I wrote later.

    On a lighter note, I wrote Painted Screens and Painted Stations, after visiting an exhibit of the traditional Baltimore folk art of screen painting, and doing a close read of the painted Stations of the Cross and other art in a Catholic chapel.

  9. pheenobarbidoll
    August 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Just out of curiosity, why don’t many of the people who promote themselves here ever comment here?

    • Echo Zen
      August 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I noticed the same thing, though I’m hardly in a position to criticise (since I rarely comment here now, and had to push myself last week to upload a new vlog draft to Feministe, pending tigtog’s blessing). To be fair though, blogging is time-consuming enough that maybe that’s why promoters don’t comment between Sundays?

      Still, it would be nice to see promoters using Feministe for something besides self-promotion…

      • pheenobarbidoll
        August 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

        Yup. It would.

    • August 22, 2014 at 12:19 am

      I always figured that reading the blog was “using” the blog…

    • Jane
      August 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      I think that many of the people who “self-promote” under their own names comment under a pseudonym, sometimes to share more personal information. I know that’s true in my case.

      And those who don’t comment often contribute to the website in other ways, like by linking in other forums.

      I think it would be sad if people were dissuaded from self-promoting out of a sense that they weren’t using the blog properly.

  10. August 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    This week on the blog, I wrote about discussing being autistic with a new clinician and the accompanying frustrations of in-between places: Serpentine hallways and waiting rooms.

  11. August 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Adding to last Sunday’s “self promote” on a Saturday probably isn’t a ticket to visibility, but since I’m here: The site has been completely revamped, re-designed and restructured, and the gender equality writings there are now vastly more readable than before. That topic is collected at and recent entries include 2 ways quotas raise quality for women and Sex is making research better. Love to hear what you think of the new design — and the new content!

  12. August 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Here’s a link to my latest research — a scholarly article called “Negative Identity” — that includes substantial discussion of women who are single by choice and childfree by choice.

  13. August 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    My commentary on a wonderful, lengthy interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a focus on her comments regarding the different trajectory of LGBTQ equality and racial equality.

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