Monday, October 28, 2013

Again I Say Goodbye (Relax, My Blog Isn't Going Anywhere).

Since the last time I used the word "goodbye" in a post title caused one or two people to get a little worried I was quitting the internet, I made sure to clarify it in the title this time. I'm still here. Sadly, as of this week, I'm only here. Some of you may already know this, but for those of you who haven't gotten the news yet, Sprocket Ink, my home away from home here on the blogosphere, took its final bow last Friday.

I know. We were all bummed about it too. But we understood it was how things had to be. Our readership was growing. Sprocket also had a great group of writers too (and me). Nichole, one of the site's co-founders, our boss and an all-around awesome lady, invested a huge amount of time, effort and everything else into running the site. Unfortunately it is time, effort and everything else she can no longer afford to give.

I'll miss it. I was there from the start just a little over two and a half years ago and, during that time, I got to write alongside some amazing writers, who were all nice enough to humor me as I muddled my way through. I can truly say I made some great friends at Sprocket Ink. Them, I won't miss, but that's only because we're not saying goodbye to each other. After you finally find a group of friends who are as crazy, funny and even slightly twisted (some less slightly than others) as yourself, you hold onto them. Friends we became and friends we'll stay and for that I'm happy.

So here I am. Back to full time on the old AVCI. I'm down with that. Hey, maybe now the quality of my posts will improve now that I'm... What? It could happen. Of course, I'm also not opposed to writing for another site sometime again in the future, should anyone ever gets it into his or her head to make me an offer. Just sayin'.

12 comments:

  1. Ha, yeah you know you can't get rid of us. But you don't want to.... right?

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    1. Never! Who else is going to keep talking to me even after I bring up Japanese tentacle-rape porn in conversation... more than once?

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that an experience you enjoyed so much has closed down. I hope you find another opportunity soon. Meanwhile, you've got AVCI!

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    1. And I'm happy I have this. This is where it all began and, come what may, you're all stuck with me.

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  3. It didn't hit me until I wanted to call dibs on Julianne Hough's black face Halloween costume. :(

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    1. I know how you feel. I bet all kinds of weird and crazy stuff are going on in Japan right now that I should be covering.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your 2nd home! The empty feeling may linger for a while, but we'll still blog stalk you here!

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    1. Half the stalking is better than no stalking at all. Right? Besides, I already know how I'm going to fill the void. I plan to handle it the way any mature, reasonable adult would. Alcohol!

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  5. Yeah, being that I didn't have time to keep writing just one poorly-thought-out article per week, so I have no clue how she kept the site going as long as she did. Despite all you other writers being nothing more than Zuckerburg's drug pushers, "C'mon man, just try a little Facebook, the first hit is free," I will miss reading everyone's unique take on current events. Please do continue to bring us all the Japanese oddities possible.

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    1. You have no idea what you were missing. Trust me, the witty banter in our secret group would have made it worth having to deal with the pokes, cryptic status updates, political debates, etc. Okay, maybe not by much but it still would have been worth it.

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  6. Saw that about Sproket, that's a ball of suck. Buzzfeed lives but....nevermind. Hopefully our new Halloween spooky candy venture will fund the all new huge conglomerate Vinny'sWorld.com

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    1. Sweet! I always wanted to be the head of a huge conglomerate. Then I could look down on people passing by from my penthouse office and imagine squishing them like the insignificant ants they are

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