Dear Devoted Readers, Commenters, and Lovers of All Things Trent and Pink Is The New Blog,
Allow me to begin by stating the obvious: This is awkward. You just came on here to get your PITNB on and now there’s some new chic all up in your space trying to compose a ridiculously witty post to show how cool she is, and how much she relates to you, but let’s be real: She just got here! I speak especially, to the veteran PITNBrs– you know who you are. The ones who remember reading about Trent and David’s first meeting in Amsterdam; the ones who shed a few tears as they typed “Congratulations” on the engagement announcement post. To you all I say, again, this is awkward.
That being said, I am here. And I am beyond thrilled to be in the virtual presence of Trent and all of you who come on here to laugh, cry, gossip, gush and challenge a blogger or two.
The most important thing I can think to tell you is that I’m just plain happy/stoked/scared/happy again to be here, and I will do everything I can to bring you what you need, when you need it. My job is also to come up with big fat sexy posts that will give us all a stronger sense of what’s happening in movies, music, media, fashion, and anything else pop or culture that WE (as in you and I) see fit to blog about. I know a thing or two about what’s going on out here, but, seriously, I need your help! I’ve always loved that blogging is not what people make it out to be sometimes– alienating and arrogant. I think (good) blogging requires a community, a relationship with others. You and I are starting a new relationship, sure to be filled with moments of awkwardness and blunders and eventually (I hope… please… love me… lol) overall respect, affection, and interest in each other. And I know I can count on you all for some light-to-heavy brutal honesty when needed.
After much deliberation, nail biting (which was gross, because I’d just gotten a manicure with hot pink nail polish in honor of my new job), and a lot of pausing to ask, “does that sound pretentious/douchey?” I’ve decided to introduce myself to you in the way that makes the most sense for our world in the year 2012: via photo gallery. You’ll get to judge me based on the important things, like my favorite movies, books, and dress– and my ability to procreate BEAUTIFULLY. My captions pretty much say it all, and I seriously look forward to reading your comments. I know you’ll go easy on the new girl. It is her first day ;)
Shannon M. Houston
Pink Is The New Blog’s New Blogger
Also important to note: When I signed off on my paperwork to write for PITNB I began my celebration with this: