I've been putting off this post for over a month now (actually, more like 6 months now, but who's counting?) but it's time! There will not be anymore posts on this site and in a few months from now, I will be taking it down completely.
The decision to stop my blog isn't entirely that I've ceased to enjoy writing, but rather because when I began this blog in 2010, it was meant to be a collaboration blog of various women's stories of how funny and/or horrible it was going through puberty and their early 20s. That never happened. I got a surprisingly low response of women that wanted to share their stories, even anonymously, so I just began writing all of my own stories. Although I was quite the dumb skank, even I only had so many stories to share. After inserting a variety of posts about other topics, I found that my original intent was pretty much gone.
It's not that I am quitting Adventures in Estrogen, but more like it's just complete, and I am proud of what I've accomplished here in the last 4 years, as well as treasuring the friends I have made because of this.
I love you!
The reason why I will be taking it down in a few months is another story all together. It seems as even though I still get about 1000 page views a day, 995 of those seem to be from fucking pedophiles thinking that my stories of my (very) young sexual experiences will somehow turn them on. It's so fucking horrific and never did I ever even consider this to be a possible side effect of my writings, which are 100% meant to be cautionary tales for girls and/or parents of young girls and nothing fucking more than that. I guess I was naive. My blog search term results used to be hilarious and a constant source of entertainment, but in the past year, it's mostly just turned my stomach & I cannot even bear to check them anymore.
I want to thank all of you that have supported, laughed, cried, commented and connected with me over the last 4 years. As you are probably well aware, I'm always on The Twitter and my website LadyE.me has its own independent website now with some of my favourite posts permanently residing there. I'll also have a Tumblr (yeah, I love Tumblr and I don't fucking care who knows it) where I will post things that are longer than 140 characters. I also hope to write for In The Powder Room again someday, but that won't be until Baby E lets me near a computer for longer than 5 minutes.
PS. Buy our book. Woot!
See you on the flip side, hookers! Muuuuuuuuah.
Lady E, signing off.
I have loved coming here and reading everything you write. I will miss your space and your talent.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you will still be on The Twitter. It has been a pleasure reading your blog.ReplyDelete
Was I counted as one of the pedophiles? I rarely masturbated to it. Ah, I guess I'll harass you on the Twitter. Love you!ReplyDelete
Na, Chris. You're just a harmless freak :) xReplyDelete
Well, I'm happy you'll still be around on Twitter. As will I.ReplyDelete
That fact probably doesn't make YOU happy.
I'm just glad I ran into you. And I totally get it. All of it.ReplyDelete
If you ever get the writing bug some night, my place is open, and I'd LOVE to have you over. I usually do the "bad mommy moments" thing for guest posts, but you could write whatever. 'Cuz you're you.;)
I get it! That being said, I will miss this space but I guess this means I shall have to just harass you on the Twitter . . . or in person!ReplyDelete
1) Sigh...so sad.ReplyDelete
2) 1,000 page views?!? Holy shit, you are a rock star.
3) If you leave Twitter, I will stalk you.
Sorry to see you go. I had just starting reading your stuff. I admire the 1,000 page views that is awesome. I will look for you on tumblr. Hope you will check me out on www.peoplemakemecrayz.com. I will also follow you on twitter to see what you are up to.ReplyDelete
I would say I'll miss you, but I see you everyday on twitter, and all your witty, hilarious slapstick posts. Love you E.- JustBeingDeniseReplyDelete
It was a good ride Lady E and I've enjoyed your words and humor. I totally get it though, being disenchanted by your traffic drivers... if I didn't have posts on threesomes , no one would ever find Random Girl from the looks of it. It's a shame really, so many good words overlooked by the pervs. Their loss!! Be well and keep writing your heart out darling!ReplyDelete
I've so loved getting to know you through blogging. DOn't be a stranger. :)ReplyDelete
You came, you wrote, you conquered- it has been lovely having you under my favorites tab for some time now- thanks for all your posts and best of luck with your other projects!!!ReplyDelete
This makes me sad, but I take great comfort in the twitter. xoReplyDelete
Oh! I will miss you here. I don't do the Twitter (I know, I know - call me Grandma). I can totally relate to backing off blogging, though.ReplyDelete
Anyway, you're uber-talented, and I was so proud to be in "You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth" with you!