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Monday, August 23, 2010

IT AIN'T OVER YET!

When I first began this blog on January 11, 2010, there were zero followers. There was an exquisiteness in this. I think it was Stephen Hawking who said that when one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really does appreciate what one has.

Being a daughter of Eve, however, I wanted more. I had to engage, to reach out, to seek...and the nothingness was broken. Everything changed. There were insightful comments and there was titillating interaction. The nature of zero was affected.

I miss the days when everything could be multiplied, divided but never truly be affected. You can only do that with 0!

These days, people blitzkrieg onto my blog and either silently disappear as did Propoquerian, Molecule Colony, Mr. Schafner, the Novelist... Or, if they are more polite, they feel the need to explain. To give reason why they are considering to quit so that there is no false hope for those who have come to love their presence on the blog-sphere...

I guess all things must come to an end, eventually. That's only natural, isn't it? Books finish, lives end, species become extinct...and personal blogs also must have a beginning, a middle and an end. In the case of the one you are reading, I have already decided that it will end on January 11, 2011 (11.1.11), when the blog turns one bringing all nothingness to an end. Until then, I intend to make the most of it.

But here's a song I dedicate to all the bloggers who disappeared without so much as a farewell despite the fact that for a brief moment we felt a bond, a click, a friendship even... CLICK HERE! (I wonder what happened to Eugene and to all bloggers lost in mid-air!)

For the others, kind enough to share THIS or THIS or THIS I just say thank you.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Your today's blog states so eloquently exactly why I'm taking a break. I miss the freedom that I abdicated. When I find it again, I'll be back. Hope we meet again in the future. Thank you, again, for all of your kind comments.

Veronica Lee said...

Aw! Don't quit! I'm just beginning to get to know you and I honestly love your blog.

Have a nice day!

Colleen: said...

Hello there.:)
I came to your blog from Lidj's blog, Crown of Beauty and I have to admit that this post made me smile. :)
The pressure of having people to please, huh? I began my blog ages ago and love to write just for the sake of writing itself and while my blog certainly isn't widely read, I think I have a few more readers now than the very few I had at the beginning. And I find that knowing this hampers my writing somehow!:) It's less free and sometimes i feel like I've sold out, to whom I have no idea! I've been thinking about this odd fact for some time now so when I read this I thought it quite nice that someone else has similar thoughts! :)
Take care, Colleen

Robin said...

I clicked on all of your links and I got to Sharon's post and I really think I am going to cry. Yep. Crying. I hope that she decides to come back. I really hope that you change your mind. Or you quit for a week and decide that you actually miss us. I really can't imagine this blogosphere without Purple Cow in it. Of course, you will do what you will do. And I will take my dose of medicine whether I like it or not. But if you leave, it will definitely be not.

Ro Magnolia said...

No way! You can't just create a blog and then get us all hooked and then walk out on us after a year! Not fair. And giving us this "dead line" of January 2011????? How are we supposed to live with that? Just pretend it's not there looming in the distance? At the very least, I suppose, you have given us ample time to strategize and come up with some sort of plan to force your hand on this one. For goodness sake, you'd think this blog was all about you and your needs or something! Shocking attitude in a blogger!!! ;)

Purple Cow said...

Sharon, your post what the straw that made this post happen...though lately there has been a tendency to disappear...Who knows? it could be the full moon.

Veronica Lee, not quitting yet...

Colleen, I went on a blog hop "just for the heck of it" and my readership went up 50 percent in a day and I don't know what to make of this yet.

Robin and Ro...quit or not quit something tells me that by the end of this experience I'm not gonna lose you guys...we're already FB friends with Robin and I feel a bond with you, too, Ro! But you know what they say, with every ending comes a new beginning!

Jan said...

Aww, Purple Cow...I know how you feel.

I don't know what it is about blogging, but for some, it is cathartic, and it's great if you manage to bond with certain others, and for some, like myself, tend to pick up some readers who decide to become enemies...and I'm not sure why.

Whatever the reason, it hurts to go to a blog, and find that someone is making heinous accusations against you, and even warning others to stay away, and to erase all evidence that I had ever even been to their blog, such as deleting all comments, and removing my name from their blog roll.

You know, of course, that I have stopped blogging, but I am still suffering the consequences of very harsh words, which really hurt a gentle soul such as myself.

I wish you all the best...knowing that you will make the decision that is right for you.
Jan
xoxo

Purple Cow said...

I am sorry blogging has had such a negative affect on you Jan. Perhaps that is why I do it anonymously...to not expose myself too much so that if it boomerangs I can just blame it on the purple cow...

So far its been good...but its good to quit while you're ahead. And I will quit on January 11, 2011...

Just Me said...

#47 here! My new favourite quote -"Blame it on the Purple Cow." I'll follow you as long as you mooooooo.

ecelliam said...

I don't know what to say, so I'll say this, you are a wonderful writer, in every sense of that word, I enjoy everything that you write,and write about, I can only wish I could do the same.

I also want to say thank you.