Actually I never left, but whatevs, same difference.
I have locked up the older posts as there’s no need in stirring up shit that doesn’t need to be stirred. I just didn’t want to relocate blogs for the umpteenth time in a year. Feel free to ask me for the password – usually if you’re willing to ask, I’m willing to give it to you. Usually. Plus, half of it is the stuff that was public before- I almost didn’t even lock that up at all.
I’ve done a lot of thinking about blogging and personal bubbles and criticism lately. I think part of is from watching Dooce deal with her attackers and noticing how she’s become so defensive these days- her header even states, “That Vile Person,” right now. I think that’s sad that she has to feel that way.
Putting yourself out there on the internet takes courage. Yes, it does open you up to a certain amount of criticism, but that’s not a license to be a jackass, rude or insulting. If anything, you should be more respectful of someone who’s willing to say things that most people wouldn’t. It takes guts.
So I’m back, and happy to be so. I won’t be as ballsy as Dooce, I’m sure, but I will say what’s on my mind.
Fortunately for most, I’m a pretty happy girl these days.