Editor Reflects, Reminds

Happy Birthday, Stereohyped!

In honor of our sister site Stereoype’s first birthday, we temporarily open the floor to its editor, Lauren Williams (pictured, in baby form).

Stereohyped launched exactly one year ago, and what I remember most about that day is that I was completely terrified. I was terrified that I would suck, that I would mess up, and that you wouldn’t like me. Well, over the course of the year, I have sometimes sucked, I have messed up on occasion, and some of you have not liked me at all.

Nevertheless, the good has far outweighed the bad, and the site has grown and evolved so much – with no small thanks to the readers, especially the ones who actively comment – since this cheesy, dated introduction was posted. Among other things, we’ve won awards and expanded our staff, and we hope for even more good things to come in our second year.

In honor of the Stereohyped’s birthday, I went through the archives and picked out some notable moments in the site’s short existence. If you’ve been reading for as long as I’ve been writing, you’ll probably remember many of these, too.