Hey friends, guess what? The Blog is 5! Back in January of 2010* I was a first year graduate student, and now I’m Dr. NativeApprops, and between those two milestones was a lifetime’s worth of learning, growing, finding/refining my voice, and things I could never have even imagined.
I don’t have time for a huge long reflection today, but I’m sure you’ve noticed–things are looking different around here! I finally got a chance to work on some new design elements incorporating my beautiful logo from Victor at DGTL NVJO. I’m also rolling out a new tagline (this is my new FB cover photo):
“Representations Matter”. No more “Examining representations of Native peoples”–because who could say that anyway? I think it sums up pretty well what I hope we’re doing here, and the cause I hope to continue to push moving forward. Be cause representations do matter. In very real and concrete ways.
So that’s it! For a little flashback fun, this is what the blog used to look like 5 years ago on blogspot:
All dark and emo. Things are a little brighter now, I’d say. In more ways then just the blog background.
The design and backend things on the blog (menus/categories/tags/comments/all sorts of stuff) will continue to be tweaked and shifted, so don’t be surprised in the coming weeks if things keep changing a little bit. It’s all to make it a better experience for you, the awesome fantastic readers.
The other huge milestone to report: The Native Appropriations Facebook page has over 100,000 likes. That blows my mind and I don’t fully know what to do with that information, so I’ll just report it. Ridiculous, right?
Thanks, as always, for being with me on this journey! We’ll reflect/talk more soon.
*Ok technically the blog-o-versary was January 13. But…I didn’t let it go live for a couple weeks? So, it’s still ok?