Hello dear readers! I know I have a few things that are still in the works, like the Top Ten Toys of 2012, but before the year closes I wanted to discuss all the Dorkette-goodness that occurred in 2012. I tried my best to make this a fun blog to visit in 2012. I know there have been some terrible things that have happened in the real world this year, not to mention what happened last week in Oregon and Connecticut. I am aware of those tragedies and they do play heavy on my mind. A friend asked me why I hadn't posted anything about the tragedies, but this just isn't the place to do that. I had briefly posted my thoughts to those involved with the tragedy in Aurora over the Summer, but at some point it all becomes too sad to type about. We all are aware of what is going on and I am sure have plenty on our hearts and minds. I want this blog to be a place that can just be a frivolous means of escape. (You can't get more frivolous, and corny, than a photo spread about a Santa Lego minifigure.) I'm not good at much in this life, but I hope I'm good at providing an escape.
Anyways, since the year is almost over, I have been thinking about ways to improve this blog. I tried to do that in 2012 with fun things like the 12 months of Heroic Hottie wherein I interview the studliest most heroic dudes from the toy aisle. Or the Clip 'n Save File features that show off real people and their collections. There were also some other fun topics and features that I added to Diary that I hope have been enjoyable.
Personally I loved the Dorky Snaps feature with its homage to the funny pictures from ToyFare magazine. I also am glad I was able to keep doing Toy Chest Tuesday which will be back in the new year. I also thoroughly enjoy Adora's Search for Honor, my fan fiction love letter to She-Ra and her friends. But what worked for you?
What did you like reading? Or maybe didn't like reading so much? What of the layout? I want to ask because if there is anything that you'd like to see changed or doesn't make a whole ton of sense, I want to work on those things. I want to be able to still make this a fun blog to wander through. Also let me know if there is anything that you'd like me to type about. I try to capture a ton of toy related topics from the past to the present, but I do know I might miss a thing or two in the process.
I enjoy each and every one of you. I can't tell you how nice it is to respond to your comments and get to know some truly amazing people that I would not otherwise have met. What did we do before the Internet? Don't answer that. I was busy hanging out in my room with She-Ra and a Wolverine with a loose ankle joint. Best of times.
I hope everyone is doing well. There will be some more fun stuff coming up soon!