10.02.2004

Dearest Readers,

Thank you for all the love and support. Despite all my recent talk of simulacra and pretend friends, I have found genuine warmth extended through the ether of the internet. Here is evidence that rather than isolate people, the internet can create new communities. I enjoy this community very much. And I'm not sure that going to a party to socialize with a bunch of phony people by putting on our masks to match theirs is a better social experience than communicating with people online who are brutally honest because they need no mask. Which brings us to the big news.

Here's the big news: No man can keep me down, this blog lives! I made some mistakes which I regret and will not repeat. I've mourned a loss. And even though I missed the last bus to Boston, I am de-funkdifying myself. I don't have time to be in a funk. Much has happened in the last two weeks with this blog and my life.

Several blog milestones passed in the last two weeks. Celibate in the City had its 6 month birthday. We had our 10,000th visitor! Soon to be 11,000 by the looks of things. The average daily hits have doubled since the blind date post, thank you Steve and Kaimi, the hits also stayed high by the linkage to the PoMo post, thanks to Naked Villainy and Times & Seasons again, and thanks to everyone else who also linked to it. [The discovery drama probably lured many of you back as well. I might post the details in the future, but I might not.]

Those of you who particularly enjoyed the PoMo post owe a thanks to the Maximum Leader of Naked Villainy (a quality group blog about politics, current events and the dissemination of Mike's World Order). I put up the post and he linked to it. Then a few hours later I pulled the post down, deciding that I didn't want to scare away my readers with something that boring. Well, I've learned my lesson and won't do that again! You can read the Maximum Leader's post about it here. As a direct result of his link and an email regarding the post, I put it back up for your viewing pleasure. In fact, the reaction to that post was so great that I plan to do more posts of that nature in the future. I'm not sure what that means yet but I'll figure it out.

In dating news this week, HT called out of the blue and wants to catch up, he was out of state and had all kinds of crazy bad things happening. I haven't gotten around to returning his call. And another forgotten man from my past (whom I did not post about yet) also called "because he just re-read a text message I sent him in March and wondered what I was up to." Right. He also told me his life story for the last few months on my voicemail. I did not care to call him back so he accosted me via IM. He signed on visibly for the first time since we stopped talking in March. He probably just got dumped so he was lonely on a Friday night. More about that guy to follow soon. Quite the dramatic week.

The final piece of blog business today is to thank Ebenezer Orthodoxy for the blogger comments hack, which I implemented a few days ago. So, if you hate blogger comments, you can now enjoy the improved version programmed by him. Help yourself to the code at EO's Blogger Hacks, and tip him for his trouble if you can. I'm still deciding if I want to add his recent comments hack or not. Let me know if you have an opinion.

Thank you everyone!!!!

Come back for more TRUE stories of the strange, sad and pathetic exploits of me not having sex in the city.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're not letting the blog go! And best of luck in the coming week!  

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Anonymous said...

I like the new comment feature. I had to post my first comment (about liking your writing) as "anonymous" because I couldn't figure out how to do it otherwise.

I'm a little bit confused, though; who is it that found your blog, your mom, a male friend you were interested in, or someone else? Or didn't you mean to get into that level of detail yet? 

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Anonymous said...

Glad you are doing better.

I can't imagine any guy who was dating you who came across this and who would be offended.

It is mostly the sort of thing that goes on inside of people's heads and it is a great view into yours. When I was dating I sure would have liked a roadmap like this one.

If I knew who it was I'd give him a call and straighten him out ...  

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Anonymous said...

I installed the recent comments hack and it is working perfectly. That EO is one sweet guy.  

Message from Lisa

Anonymous said...

You know I am worlds apart from the world you live in, geographically, emotionally and spiritually but a day doesn't go by that I don't check out your blog. I *like* you and I suspect I would *like* you 'live' also. You have truly touched my life, I enjoy what you have to say and I appreciate your intelligence.
Blogs are a place where you can vent and that is exactly what you have done. Yeah maybe you would do it differently next time, maybe not, I am just glad that you are going to hang around and keep writing.
Cheers
 

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Anonymous said...

Man oh man did I hate the old blogger comments system. This is SO much better! Thanks for installing it on your blog.

I'm also very glad you're sticking around. I look forward to reading more about your future dating exploits. 

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Anonymous said...

You are amazing! I am so proud of you for being so strong. Your blog is one of the best out there and you have many more faithful readers than some of us who have been around for longer LOL. You have an amazing way with words and are one of the most amazing people I know. I look forward to reading more... it helps me not feel so alone in the LDS dating world. Big hugs to you my Internet Best Friend. :) 

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Anonymous said...

keep up the good work. so gald to hear you are gonna keep on bloggin!

 

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