Saturday, November 2, 2013

Grieving Sprocket

The other day, I told you that part of the reason I haven't written was due to my big move (yay!), but the other part is because I've been grieving and haven't wanted to write or take photos or really be expressive at all.

See, the beloved Sprocket Ink is no more. 


And I am very sad. I wasn't there the entire time, but I was there at the beginning and at the end and there's something sweet and sentimental about that. For about 2 years, I was happy to have a forum to write about news and politics, where I was never censored, where I felt a responsibility to talk about what I was passionate about and flex my writing wings.

And I was part of an incredible community there! I left the first time because, with the exception of a couple folks, I didn't feel part of the writing crew. When I came back, I found the greatest group of nerdy, lovable, witty, warm, and brilliant people whom I could always turn to whether I needed to rant about some idiot politician or just about work issues or some stupid facebook debate. 

I really hope those friendships remain with the death of our wonderful site. They're truly wonderful people.

So, as you can imagine, I've been very, very sad. I felt like I was laid off from the best job (even though I wasn't paid). Or I was going through a breakup, except my ex in this instance was gone forever, not living a new life with some hot girl he met in a bar (just kidding. that actually never happened to me). 

I've been truly grieving. And I'm glad I let myself grieve, because now I'm starting to feel myself again. And look at me! Writing again!

I also have a ton of articles over at Sprocket that I have no clue how to pull off and save. If anyone is super techy and smart at Wordpress, I'd very much appreciate the help. 

Some of the ex Sprockets have some ideas in the works for next steps and I'm really hoping to be a a part of that too. I'm not sure what I'll do in the meantime. I hope to write here a hellofa lot more, but I haven't decided if I'll write about politics at all here or just save that for an external site. I just don't know that this is the place for it. I might rant about world issues like racism or sexism, etc., but I don't know that I want my blog to be taken up by politicians and pundits and government. 

Time will tell, I s'pose. 

Bye, Sprocket. It's been too wonderful. 

6 comments mean you love me:

Kat's Theory said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Right about now, I would normally be heavy into writing my post which would be published Monday at noon. Nice to see an old friend pop up to remember what was a truly wonderful experience. I have a feeling we may all link up at various times because... we are all weird like that. And someone is gonna slip and tell us where the unicorn is being kept. Big hugs AA.

Lance said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I enjoyed every internet character with you.

Hugs

That other opportunity took shape over the weekend. I'll be in touch very very soon.

Sprockets forever

more hugs

Brahm Kornbluth said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely post, feeling the loss too.... missing the crazy smart super-opinionated nerds!

Vinny C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My week feels so weird without now without having to schedule a Sprocket post. At least we all still have each other.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was only part of the team for a couple of months, but I enjoyed it so much. I'll certainly miss it.

Damon Peter Rallis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope to see you out here more... because you rock and I miss Sprocket too. :( - Great things to come for everyone who was part of it. xoxo Six

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