AL&HL: February 2023 Wrap

A L and H L's monthly review, february.

Monthly reviews recap blog post activity on “A Lesbian And Her Laptop,” personal updates, and what’s coming up for the blog next month.

This February on A Lesbian And Her Laptop

February went forward with nearly 3k views and over 2k visitors. This is a slight decline as I get back into regular posting! A Lesbian And Her Laptop now has 510 subscribers (very exciting)!

This month saw two new posts. The first was an LGBTQ book review for The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (the basis for the iconic lesbian film, Carol). Secondly, I published a blog post about changing my ID’s gender marker last summer. In Michigan, it was a pretty simple process. (I didn’t even know an X gender marker was an option in my home state.)

A Lesbian And Her Laptop’s Ko-Fi page is still up-and-running with one-time donations of $3. The current Ko-Fi goal will help me upgrade the blog’s WordPress hosting package for plug-ins and SEO tools. The commission menu is still available as well, including J&J Chats for advice, ($3) promos for LGBTQ artists, businesses, and etsy shops ($5), and reviews of your favorite queer show, film, book, or song ($8). The Ko-Fi shop features pins and stickers with the blog name and logo!

Personal updates from Jess, your AL&HL blogger

My wife and I just sent off the application for step one of Jas’ green card application! The next step likely won’t happen for another 7-8 months, but it’s all supposed to move faster once we get this first form approved. Things for us to break the distance are finally in motion!

That being said, while waiting for Jas’ visa approval, I am not renewing my lease in Ferndale (sad) and moving back in with my parents until Jas gets here (also sad). The good news is that I will be saving a lot of money and be able to spend a final summer in England before she moves. Plus, Jas is flying here (fingers crossed at border control) for a couple weddings this year.

Coming up this March on A Lesbian And Her Laptop

March is reading month, so I will be posting more LGBTQ book reviews than just the usual one review per month. I’ll also be launching a new blogging series about lesbian hobbies. The first hobby in the series is my re-awakened love: crocheting.

As we (slowly) approach Pride month, I want to connect with queer artists, small business owners, and creatives online to promote their work. In the past, I’ve run blogging series “Support LGBTQ Creatives” throughout Pride month, and would like to get a head start this year. If you or someone you know would be interested in their work featured in a free promo series this Pride, please reach out to me on Instagram or Twitter. Some past features included artists and graphic designers, musicians, writers and poets, podcast hosts, textile and jewelry artists, and filmmakers. You can catch all these old posts here. (These are very outdated and I will be taking them down this year when I re-launch the series.) Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

If you enjoyed any of the blog posts during February, consider making a one-time $3 donation to my Ko-Fi. And remember to share your favorite posts to get more people reading!

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