Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Two Weeks Notice

Even my most ardent of fans have brought it to my attention that I seem to have run out of ideas. And let me tell you, folks, this is not news to me at all. I have even mentioned here several times that my newfound paid writing gig has sucked all the ideas out of my head leaving this poor blog with the dregs of my creativity. And for that, I am sorry.

It is also apparent that this blog is not what it once was. Traffic is down to about a third of what it was five months ago, as apparently not as many people are looking for pictures of Jenn Sterger as they used to be. Comments have waned to almost nothing, as even ANON1 doesn’t bother to make fun of me anymore. The comments section at Whitedade.com has become a constant billboard for online poker and Viagra ads. I am watching my Technorati rating drop faster than Notre Dame's during the first three weeks of football season.


I have more or less abandoned any hints of anonymity, and thus have lost that mysterious element that was once there. Everyone knows who I am, where I live, what I write and what I look like. All sacrifices I had to make for greater success, but still at the expense of some of this site's appeal.

And, as my good friend Larry of “This is What We Do Now” former-fame pointed out in a recent email, personal blogs seem to have lost their luster. As he put it , “several of you have retired, or taken hiatuses, and it seems the overall number of comments on many of the more popular blogs are down, and as we all know, comments tend to have a direct correlation to number of visitors.” And this is true.

Combined with all my good ideas being sold to MiamiBeach411, the other ideas I have I can’t write because of who reads my blog now. I won’t go into any more detail here, but since my Miami-specific stuff goes there and my personal life is for all intents and purposes off-limits, there just ain’t much for these pages anymore.

So it is with a semi-heavy heart I hand you folks my two-week notice. That is to say I still have a few more post ideas in me and I’d hate to go without even saying good bye. Or at least telling you all what I’m up to and other reasons why I’m leaving. Haters, I’m sure this will inspire a slew of ‘yeah, you jumped the shark four months ago” comments, but even bad TV shows are held on until the end of the season. So this June will mark the end of White Dade as you all knew it. But hold on these last couple of weeks. There should be at least one post that is up to my old standards.

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9 Comments:

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Godspeed, man. Will be missed.

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger aikin said...

Absolutely you will be missed. Even though I never actually met you, it was great knowing I'm not the only white guy somewhat confused by where I live.

If you would and if you start blogging again, follow the links to my blog, which will get you to my e-mail, and let me know where I can follow any new adventures.

take it easy and good luck.
Eric

 
At 11:14 PM, Anonymous Nostalgic Nymph said...

Hopefully this is not goodbye - rather just "Hasta luego". See you in the legitimate press.

 
At 1:38 AM, Blogger latinbombshell said...

ok I Will so call you with the den mother thing ... xo

 
At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darn it, whitedade. I enjoyed your writing. Good luck with whatever you do!

 
At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Gatsby Girl said...

WD, I was just starting to have a crush on you--you can't leave me. As a new resident of Miami,I want to thank you for all the warnings and advice about what to expect about my new city. Besitos and good luck.

 
At 12:07 PM, Anonymous White Dade said...

Alex - Thanks

Aikin - you can still find my stuff on Miamibeach411.com

NN - Thanks. Is the press really "legitimate?"

LBS - The den mother thing? I'm confused?

Anon - Thanks. Hopefully you will see more of it elsewhere.

GG - Hey, I still got two weeks.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger David in DC said...

Thanks for the entertainment, inspiration, and kindness.

The fact that you're writing for money is a good thing. Mazal tov.

Since you have actually held a lotta firepower in your hands, I won't try to stretch the metaphor too far, but in many ways the pen IS mightier than the sword.

Wield yours well.

Thanks again.

DiDC

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger ANON1 said...

I say take a break and come back.

 

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