Like anything else, I didn't know what would happen when I started Band Back Together. I mean, I didn't really think much about it when I started Mommy Wants Vodka either. Over thinking things isn't my strong suit.
I knew I wanted to do two things:
1) Put together a place where anyone could put down their stories.
B) Put together Resource Pages for each category* so that people had a reliable place to go for more information on the topic.
I just gave it a whirl. If nothing happened, it was worth a shot and I was out a couple of bucks for the domain name. Whatever.
Not exactly a soul-crushing experience for me.
But something happened. The Band happened. (no, not the "Up On Cripple Creek," Band)
We actually got The Band Back Together.
I was giving an interview recently and was asked what I considered to be the most important thing I'd done with my life. Of course, I immediately ruled out "having my kids," because it was such a trite cliche of a thing to say. I mean, that's what you expect a mother to say, right? And it's boring and predictable, and yawn, so I moved onto the next thing.
What did I consider to be the most important thing I'd done?
After some deep thinking and a couple of Cherry Dilly Bars, I decided that the answer was very simple: I created the space for Band Back Together. Not The Band, mind you (I can't take credit for that), but the space. The platform. The rest has been all you; The Band.
I'm so beyond proud of this space that you guys have made, I'm so proud of The Band, that when I think of it, my heart feels like it's going to burst out of my chest. I can barely talk about it without getting misty-eyed. You guys are so far beyond anything I could have imagined. The site is so much bigger than anything I'd ever thought it would be.
And I don't think we've seen a fraction of what it'll be, The Band.
We're doing good things. All of us.
With every word you write, every single post, every keystroke you type, every prayer, every well-wish, every comment, every tweet, every Facebook-Like, every time you share the site with someone else, you're doing good. You're doing amazing things. All of you. Everything you do; it all matters. It all matters. All of it.
I hope you know how amazing you all are. How proud I am to be a part of The Band.
And I wanted to share with you, just in case you didn't know, that you guys did it!
You won The Bloggie for Best Kept Secret Weblog! We FUCKING WON A BLOGGIE!! That's about the highest honor a weblog can have and you won it. We won it and we deserved it.
Congrats, The Band! I don't think my heart has been this full in a long, long time.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this. And congrats again! You earned the shit out of that Bloggie.
Now go eat some fucking cake! With sprinkles. Sprinkles taste like win! AND WE WIN. AT LIFE.
*my goal for the week is to add more resource pages because I am a slacker who has been incredibly lazy about adding more resource pages, instead choosing to spend my time eating cupcakes and imagining my life married to men from television.30 Comments