Baby Love Child banner

Belated High Praise for the NaBloPoMo truly *DAILY* Bastardette!

This is one of those posts that’s been on the back burner brewing here for a bit.

I’ve known Marley/Bastardette for a number of years now and I find I always come away from time spent with her having learned something. It may be  something deeply nuanced in relation to the intricacies of adoption policy and politic, or it may be something as marvelously “mundane” as her turning me on to a classic film. Other times we talk about music or history or she recommends another book to add to my seemingly endless reading pile.

Always, she leaves me with new ideas to chew on. Her humour, wit, and willingness to dare the outrageous have inspired me time and again.

Spending time with her down through the years has always been time I’ve treasured.

So when I heard she had taken on the task of tackling NaBloPoMo, I knew we were all in for a treat.

Get her talking, and sooner or later listeners (or readers in this case) are going to stumble headlong across new ideas or even old concepts that leave them thinking.

The promise of a truly *DAILY* Daily Bastardette has always been inherent, but trust me, as a fellow blogger, I understand how maintaining such, even over the course of a month is no small feat. (Closest I’ve ever come is 20 some odd days in a single month around the Nebraska big kid dumps.)

So this past November, The Daily Bastardette pulling 30 blogs in 30 days was just a bit like sitting down with a cup of coffee and opening the paper each morning used to be (back in the age when ‘Dinosaurs roamed the earth’ and ‘news was actually printed on a thing called “paper” and was delivered daily to one’s abode.)

The Daily Bastardette this past November served as the perfect anecdote to the nonstop cotton candy sticky sweetness of the all-marketing-all-the-time National Adoption Month.

For those of you who may have missed it, you missed the development of a body of work over the course of a single month the likes of which you wouldn’t find in the course of a year on many an adoption related blog: humour, history, media criticism,  original research/investigative journalism, community connections, theory and international content. Or put more simply perhaps, everything that the Daily Bastardette is, condensed down into a nutshell, a single month long extravaganza.

Marley is a true Bastard treasure, a genuine preserver of the rich Bastard-centric history that surrounds us all, even as it continues to unfold day in and day out all around us.

This post then is both a small personal ‘thank you’ and a celebratory ‘well done old girl!’

***

Browse at will, the November ‘09 body of Bastardette’s posts-

HAPPY NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH: JOIN ALT.ADOPTION ON FACEBOOK! Nov 1

UPDATE: JEAN PATON BIO Nov 2

3RD ANNUAL DEMONS IN ADOPTION AWARD WINNER: BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES Nov 3

NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH RESOLUTION: SURPRISE! WE’RE NOT IN IT Nov 5

GALLERY OF HEROIC ADOPTEE & BASTARD LEGENDS Nov 6

BASTARD NATION BEST PRACTICE 12 YEARS LATER: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELF-DEFEATISM IN ADOPTION REFORM BY DAMSEL PLUM Nov 7

MY LAME MAD MEN BLOG Nov 8

OHIO ABANDONED BABY CASE SOLVED: WE KNEW IT! HOAX! Nov 9

HOAXES CANNOT PIMP BABY DUMPING Nov 10

11-11-11: PVT . FRANK LAWRENCE RIP Nov 11

HAWAI’I: THEY’RE BACK–MORE MORONISY Nov 12

MY FIRST ADOPTEE: RONNIE BURNS Nov 13

CONGRATULATIONS DON CHAON! Nov 14

THE GREAT LIE. THE GREAT CAT FIGHT. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ADOPTION FILMS Nov 15

MORE FILM–THAT HAGAN GIRL: YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS. BE GLAD YOU’RE NOT MARY! Nov 16

UK FLIM-FLAM: THE FERTILITY SHOW Nov 17

ADOPTION IS A FEMINIST ISSUE: DAWN FRIEDMAN TAKES ON THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ADOPTION Nov 18

ABC NEWS LOOKING FOR ADOPTEES: DISCRIMINATION Nov 19

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Nov 20

THE AAC AND ADOPTEE RIGHTS: A REPLY TO THE EXAMINER Nov 21

MARLEY MISSING FROM SHELTER Nov 22

JOAN WHEELER IS A BAAAAD GIRL! Nov 23

FIND MY FAMILY: WHERE’S THE RECORDS? Nov 24

“SAFE HAVEN” SURVIVOR Nov 25

THANKSGIVING: I’M GRATEFUL FOR CELEBRITY ADOPTERS! Nov 26

KITTIES SPEAK OUT ABOUT ADOPTION Nov 27

“FIND MY FAMILY” REDUX Nov 28

TROY DUNN TALKS ABOUT GLADNEY AND RECORDS Nov 29

BABYKLAPPE NEIN DANKE! GERMAN ETHICS COUNCIL SAYS NO TO BABY DUMPING Nov 30

Leave a Reply