I've already talked about letting my blog on AFF go. In addition, I'm letting a friendship fade into oblivion and it was a friendship made there on the blogs. The details are not important, what is important is that every time I speak of this friend on the blog, a whole slew of people we pissed off in the past come out of the woodwork and start visiting.
Oh, the drama.
My friend and I pissed off a lot of people back in the day, mostly because they thought we were trying to manipulate the blog popularity rankings,which we did, but not for the reasons people think. We even admitted we did, but that wasn't good enough. People wanted us to admit to having an evil motive but the truth is, we didn't. Well, I didn't. I can't really speak for my friend.
There was a whole group of people- whom I had been friends with at one point - who wrote nasty, nasty things about me onsite, talked shit about me offsite, and basically tried to force me to leave out of embarrassment. I never succumbed to that bullshit because I knew I had done nothing wrong. There were a few self-righteous former friends whom I asked to tell me what I had done to offend them and they refused to tell me. I was confused and frustrated, sad and hurt, but I just moved on. I didn't visit their blogs. I didn't spend time thinking about them.
Yet anytime I write something that is the least bit inflammatory they show up.
This is the internet, folks, the land of outwardly appearing sane people being given full anonymity and with it the ability to act completely bat shit crazy.
And it's like they are obsessed with me. Just waiting for me to say something they can smack me down for. Wanting to see me fail. Wanting to see me fall.
God, if I could get people this dedicated to loving me instead of hating me, I would be making millions on Mountains Wanted by now.
In any case, I will be shutting down my blog there at the end of the month regardless of whether or not I've finished my archiving project. And I will not look back.