A Month of Misfitting - January
It’s been a busy month here in Misfitsland...we rolled out a new site, welcomed a handful of great pieces from some guest contributors, got accused of a whole bunch of nonsense and wrote quite a bit.
The best news of all, is that you guys read a lot. A LOT!
In total, the Misfits wrote 21 original pieces and our guests contributed 12 others. In addition, there were 4 MisfitMemo weekly recaps, two #OldManYellsatClouds and four #AskAlex’s. Some of those pieces drew more attention than others, so we’d like to close the month by counting down the 10 most widely read and talked about pieces from the Month of January:
10) On January 16th, Lauren (@LilMissRightie) joined us as a guest to tell you why Personhood is the conversation that 2017 needs.
9) Two days before inauguration, Alex Baldwin told us all why Donald Trump was unfit for office, and why “giving him a chance” was a fool’s errand.
8) Guest contributor @RaymondWPS explained why even reasoned pro-choice voices can be bothered by the agenda and activities of Planned Parenthood.
7) Three weeks earlier, Raymond penned another popular piece when he took on the pressures exerted on oppressed groups to support anyone who claims victimhood.
6) Rebecca de Winter’s moving and heartfelt tribute to her autistic son is the only piece here that wasn’t written in January. It is now over two months old, but continues to resonate with readers in a remarkable way.
5) A week after he angered “left wing conservatives”, @danieltobin quickly reminded them of exactly what he had been warning about.
4) As President Obama prepared to leave office, @molratty took a sobering look at his performance against the lofty ideals that he had expressed before he was president.
3) On January 19th, regular contributor @patriot_musket discussed the hard-to-explain list of inclusions and exclusions at the Women’s March in his usual witty style.
There were two pieces that resonated with readers in a way that nothing else we have ever published has, and became our most-read articles of the month. In fact, their total readership was so close, I’ve decided to name them #1 and #1a for the month of January.
1a) In “The Abortion Dodge” @molratty took The Atlantic to task for their (since almost entirely redacted) nonsense suggesting that ultrasounds were the source of anti-abortion feelings in America.
1) @danieltobin roused some serious anger from defenders of Evan McMullin when he asked What Happened to McMullin? on January 12th.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this month as much as we have, and we look forward to an equally productive February!
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