April 16, 2004

A Dark Day In The Blogosphere

Whether it will be a lasting thing or not, Michele, over at A Small Victory, is hanging up her blogging hat. Let me tell you, this is a tough pill for me to swaller. Michele is one of my daily reads, for more reasons than I can list, and I'll miss her blog terribly.

Yet, I also know what she means when she explains her reasons for quitting. I don't mean the medication issues, either. I mean when it comes to spouting off about politics and marinating in news feeds 24/7/365.

It starts to take a toll and plays with the mind something fierce. You start to feel overloaded and obligated to vent at the same time, and you start feeling mad at the world because not everyone has the common sense to see things your way, and the people who really don't see things your way drop you pathetic e-mails that amount to literary diarrhea and, if you don't have a relatively strong self-esteem, those petty name-callers can really tear at you.

Not me, of course. My self-esteem has achieved near-legendary status. I can laugh off most everything short of a knife in my gut. But, I'm not everybody. Michele isn't everybody, either. She hit her boiling point and decided to step back, and that's too bad. Necessary, but too bad.

Her accomplishments will always be amazing to me. She was nearing 10,000 page views a day. 10,000!! I can't even imagine. Some newspapers and magazines would KILL for a subscription rate like that.

Amanda Beard . Amanda Beard .Amanda Beard .

Although, earlier this week, I had over 300 page views, which was definitely a record for me. Michele, send some of your blogging mojo my way. I'll take your fame and fortune if you're not using it.

UPDATE: Never mind. She's back.

Posted by Ryan at April 16, 2004 02:15 PM

300 page views?!? Motherfucker. Who's linking you?

Posted by: Joshua at April 17, 2004 01:00 AM

Yeah, the whole quitting thing totally doesn't count in my book unless they're gone for at least a month after they announce the quitting.

By the way, why does Mu.Nu never remember my personal info? It sucks because I have to reenter all my info here as well as on Snooze Button Dreams and Everyday Stranger. Pain in the ass.

As for hits, ever since I put up the WalMart is Evil page, I've been getting somewhere around 500 a week just for that page. Kind of nice!

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at April 19, 2004 12:30 PM

I'm not sure why mu nu doesn't remember personal info. I agree that it's irritating, and I'll see about rectifying the situation. Understand, seeing about it and actually doing something about it are two different things.

Posted by: Ryan at April 19, 2004 12:44 PM

Actually, Joshua, most of the page views come from Google searches ranging from what+sperm to Stripperela+anal+sex to God only knows what.

Posted by: Ryan at April 19, 2004 12:46 PM

Being a lowly blogger that talks about things people ain't interested in generally means I get only a few hits a day. But, every now and then, I write an article that draws in more hits. The problem is, it is those articles that I am the least interested in. For instance, I wrote awhile ago about my Subaru needing its head gasket to be replaced. I get more hits to that particular article than all other pages combined. Damn... Oh well, blogging gives me something to do when work gets dull.

Posted by: Scott McGerik at April 20, 2004 03:11 PM

Good Point. Anyways, this was where i met her. You can join for free as well www.redtricircle.com

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