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18 February 2011 @ 04:18 pm
2011 confessional wrap-up  
Wowsa, y'all.

Simple stats:
2007: 424 comments
2008: 1287 comments
2009: 4657 comments
Fall 2009: 1050 comments (open 24 hours only)
2010: 4752 comments
2011: 5774 (before IP logging went back on)

I started out being a little disappointed in the first day or so that it wasn't as playful and flirty as it has been in past years, but I have to say, I am overall incredibly impressed and pleased with this year's confessional. We tackled a whole bunch of big, complex issues, and while I can't say no one stepped on anyone's toes, I can say that nearly everyone did the right thing in the aftermath of missteps.

Wow. Seriously.

Thanks to all of you who engaged at whatever level you did. Thanks to those of you who pushed your boundaries and comfort zones to engage in topics that were hard, scary, or revealing, and for exploring the context of anonymous and onymous posting.

I feel pretty damn awesome about my people and the people you brought with you right now. You all rock!
 
 
I'm feeling: happyhappy
 
 
 
metagnatmetagnat on February 18th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
You are awesome for putting it together and keeping us all in line as necessary. Thank you!
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on February 18th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're crazy and we love you. :)
B.K. DeLong: drwho fantasticbkdelong on February 18th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for doing this every year. I can't begin to imagine the incredible amount of work it takes to read every thread, comment where necessary/appropriate, moderate and such - not to mention hosting it in your own, personal space.

I do hope we get another chance to meet in person and I'm glad I got a chance to apologize for my missteps this year. As my running theme in the confessional was about taking ownership, my goal is to take cues from those who responded - short but sweet, read before I post, and reflect a little more when possible.

I did post anonymously several times today as a result of your encouragement yesterday FWIW.

Thanks again!
Yagayagagriswold on February 18th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for hosting!
David Policardpolicar on February 18th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for creating and maintaining the infrastructure. I'm glad I participated.
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on February 18th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks again!
a fountain of blood in the shape of a girlcatling on February 18th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you for hosting! This would appear to be a valuable community service, and I enjoyed it both nonymously and anonymously this year.

(I was mostly anonymous this year, and I really enjoyed that)
Renata Piperlyonesse on February 18th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
i am glad you are pleased with it overall :)

i am sad to some extent about my contribution, not to mention the people i apparently dragged along :/
existential hot showerveek on February 18th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Speaking of privileged: it's how I feel about knowing you.
Majesmajes on February 18th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
It's a fun ride every year; also, it comes during the dark times and helps to lift spirits. It did for me, at least. Thanks much for doing this!
Pumpkin Pi: dancepumpkin_pi on February 19th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks again for an awesome confessional!!! I learned a lot and had fun, too! You rock!
Spike: Basic - Glow Gogglesspike on February 19th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Thank you for hosting an even-better-than-ever event!
The Semi-Artful Dodgerfaerieboots on February 19th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
I have never read this before, but I found it incredibly poignant and moving in a number of places, and also feel like it drew out a lot of really important statements and issues.

Thank you so much for moderating this; I can only imagine how much work it must have been and I definitely think your active moderation contributed greatly to the overall tone.
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on February 19th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
i think this was the most interesting and thinky one yet, and it was FULL of people being classy and using their words in adult-appropriate ways.
thank you for helping facilitate a sandbox for people to do that in. you're awesome :)
joev on February 20th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
Thank you for hosting! I always felt like I was a few steps behind, but 700 posts a day will do that!