This morning I received an email from my good friends at Blogger. Seems as if my old site, Uneasy Pink, was overrun by malware.
No idea how that happened, but I don’t have the energy to investigate or fix. So, instead, poof.
I started blogging in 2008 when I created a site called katie’s little c. I had just been befuddled with a cancer diagnosis at age 41 and wasn’t successfully communicating, so I started a blog to sort the details out and have a “come and get it” central repository for the details. I relied on it quite a bit for working all sorts of things out.
When I finished treatment in 2009, the blog title hardly seemed appropriate, so I started Uneasy Pink to look into the larger culture issues surrounding breast cancer. It was there that my social views evolved, there I made a lot of connections with good, hard-working people trying to cure this rotten disease, and where I mourned the loss of friends. It was there that I decided that all the snark in the world won’t save a single person, and it was time to stop playing to my base and get out of my little box.
So it was there that I left my respectably sized readership!
I know, I’m a branding nightmare, but the idea of being a brand scares me more than the idea of one or two people ever reading my words again.
With bittersweet gratitude for all those blogs did for me, I took them offline today. I lovingly preserved the words for myself, for posterity, so I can prove they existed if necessary. One of the gifts of blogging, I’ve said many times, is that I can go back and see events as they really happened, not as I wished they’d happened. I’ve got that.
Thank you to everyone who has joined me along the way. I hope you’ll find something here that interests you in times to come, but if not, I’ll quote my buddy Bob here.
Well my ship’s been split to splinters and it’s sinkin’ fast
I’m drownin’ in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
I’ve got nothin’ but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me
In fact, in lieu of a send-off poem, I’ll give you the whole song, one of my faves from Bobby D.