Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I was not going to openly boycott Blogger Happy Hour because of Kassy's involvement in hosting the event, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like the right thing to do. I was not going to go anyways, but a stronger statement needs to be made. Velvet has been a great friend to a lot of us, and has always stuck up for us. When certain people felt attacked by Rob, Velvet stuck up for them. And what did she get in return? Those same people stabbed her in the back. I remember not too long ago when Rob made fun of some people (including myself), and emails went out all over the DC blogging community, calling for a "take down" of him. But who was one of the only people brave enough to comment as herself on his blog? Velvet. And now it seems the tables have turned. It turns out that Rob may not be the bad guy- just someone who stirs the pot a little. Recent events have opened a lot of our eyes, and we are seeing people for what they really are. And I, for one, can not support people who have reportedly made racist, sexist, and homophobic statements- among other things.
I realize that I can barely be called a blogger anymore- and I'm fine with that. I no longer feel the need for acceptance in this group. Like one commenter on Big Head DC said the other day- I am too happily entrenched in my relationship and career to worry too much about this silly blog- because that is what it is. I never planned for it to get as popular as it did, and when it happened, I realized that wasn't what I wanted. I had only wanted a creative outlet for all of the neurotic, ADD mess in my head. But I can't complain- I've made friends through this blog, and I even met one of the most important people in my life because of it. I am happy that people identified with me and enjoyed reading this. I loved all of the emails I have received. But, as always, the bad always comes with the good. I have tried to lead a drama-free life, and outside of this blog, I have succeeded.
I may still update once in a while, when the mood strikes. But for the most part, I think it's long past time to put this thing to rest. I hope that the friends I've made will still keep in touch, and I will probably still be reading certain blogs once in a while. Like I said, there may be updates every now and then- so don't write me off completely yet.
Take care everyone- it's been fun.