What is this place?
I started clevermanka.net in July 2016 as a way to manage my feelings of desolation and despair from the closing of The Toast website.
For now, it’s a pretty simple blog of personal posts about striving to live rewarding lives in spite of, well, pretty much everything. This world can be incredibly shitty and let’s face it, spite can be a fantastic option for a motivational tool. If you don’t understand that, this might not be the website for you and that’s okay.
Thanks to the generosity of Amy Rydecki (bless you, Amy!) there will be a weekly post of This Week in Feminist History for as long as she wants to keep submitting them. For the time being, that is the only regular feature I plan to host other than my own contributions. If you would like to submit something for publication here, please see the How can I submit? page.
Since The Toast used IntenseDebate for commenting, I am using it here so people’s profiles, etc., will carry over. IntenseDebate has some issues, though, and is no longer supported even by its creators. If things get too squirrelly with IntenseDebate, I’ll uninstall it (here’s hoping not).
Publishing schedule: Mondays, This Week in Feminist History. Tuesdays, a link to my Tuesday Tumblr collection (a collection of themed posts). Wednesdays, a blog post (either by me or a guest contributor). Thursdays, a link dump of interesting things I’ve found on the internet. Fridays, free-for-all commenting opportunity (a pale shadow of The Toast’s Open Thread, but we’ll see what happens).