I have prolonged this already for far too long, so I am just going to jump right in. This is my official “good bye.” For real this time. As I already told you way back in June, I am no longer going to be known in the internet world as She’s Right.
For another, I don’t want to be She’s Right anymore. I don’t want to blog politics. I don’t want a clever, yet in-your-face name. Besides, the need for a good conservative Vermont blogger is no longer there, and there are plenty of ladies filling the conservative woman niche to overflowing. It’s the right time for me to move on.
In the first post on my new blog, which is called Shatter Nicely, in case you missed the last two times I mentioned that, I put it this way.
I just can’t go on being She’s Right. Maybe it is that I am getting older, starting to realize that I am not always “right.” Maybe it is the toxic political environment that makes me want to eschew the right/left dichotomy. Whatever it is, I am done with it. It’s no longer who I want to be.
I am not giving up political blogging altogether as I had originally planned. I just can’t seem to stop. So, my new blog will have some political stuff, probably more around elections, less other times. (In fact, you should head over there right now and try to guess which two issues I disagree with on the proposed RNC litmus test.)
I just want to tell you all how much this blog has meant to me. Not the blog, but you all. I have made some real friends here. I am not going to name names because I don’t want to forget anyone, but if we have ever had e-mail communications, if I ever gave you something I made for your newborn daughter, if you ever drove up to meet me for coffee and help me through a personal crisis, if you ever gave me your phone number in case I needed someone to talk to, if we ever had a beer together, if we have ever met in real life and hugged, or even if we didn’t, just know that I consider you a friend and I consider myself very fortunate to have to have met you.
People say that the internet is having a negative impact on friendships, that people are not forming meaningful relationships because they are, instead, spending time online social networking. I could not disagree more. I would not know any of you were it not for the internet and this blog. I love you all and you made running this blog a wonderful experience.
So, enough with all the mushy stuff. If you are even remotely included in the above list, you are totally going to read my new blog.
With that, She’s Right says, Good bye.