You know how Facebook is all like, "Hey! Look over here! Here's some stuff you posted on this date years ago"? For the most part, I am not amused by my past posts —what the hell was I even talking about? — especially the ones where we were all still writing our statuses in the third person because the format was a sentence starting with our names. *shudder*
But yesterday, I saw a throwback that I loved. Facebook showed me a status of mine from 2012 in which I basically shouted gleeful exclamations, followed by an apology that I couldn't give more details about why I was so psyched.
That was the day I found out I got the gig here at xoVain.
THREE YEARS AGO!
To those of you who have been reading xoVain from the beginning, the official three-year anniversary comes on March 1, 2016, but I was onboard for about three months before that, finding writers, brainstorming with Annie and Jane, and generally pinching myself because I couldn't believe my career hero hired me.
Many faces on xoVain have come and gone (and some have come back again), some former freelancers have launched full-time editorial careers after starting out here, and even I went through a few changes in roles: I started as beauty director, went freelance for about a year (while still contributing and freelance-editing on the xoJane side), and then came back as executive editor.
But despite the many changes, there are articles I absolutely adore from all three years xoVain has been around so far. And I bet you have some favorites, too.
So, in the next week or two, we're thinking of re-running an oldie-but-goody once a day until the new year. Now, don't hold me to this — we're still trying to decide whether or not to do it. But if we do, I'd love your input.
So, for today's Open Thread, I ask you:
- What are your all-time favorite xoVain articles?
- If you could resurrect one writer that ghosted, who would it be?
- Who do you want to see more of from our current crop?
- Do you want to be part of the current crop? Send me an email about what you'd like to write about with PITCH in the subject line.