Closing down shop

Written by hootenannie on November 14th, 2007

I am about to do something that is momentous and monumental. I am about to shut down my original MySpace profile.

Ever since I created my music MySpace page, it has been too much work to keep up with dual profiles. My internet time has been inconsistent this fall, and so there have been many days where I ask the question, “Will I check my personal page, or my music page?” because Lord knows I can’t do both.

Well, I’ve been faced with this Sophie’s Choice for far too long. And as Thoreau says, “Simplify, simplify, simplify.”

MySpace has been a revolutionary tool for so many people. At it’s best, it’s an amazing way to network and keep tabs on friends and family. Granted, at it’s worst, it’s a conduit for pedophiles and serial killers to track their victims. But for me, it has brought nothing but happiness and the miraculous ability to shadow boys that I have crushes on.

I have met wonderful friends through MySpace, including my dear friend Sarah here in Nashville who has been instrumental in my decision to actually move here. I love having the ability to stay in touch with my friends who are splayed all over the country and the world. I am friends with about half the city of Anchorage via MySpace. And even my mom has joined in the fun, and has enjoyed “getting to know” my friends via their profiles.

Oh yeah, by the way, if you don’t want my mom checking out your page, you’d best be making your profile private. I, for one, think that private profiles are lame. Go big or go home. If you’re going to display something on the internet, you’d better feel comfortable with anyone coming across it.

Said the girl with the very public internet life, who ends many days with the words, “Open mouth, insert foot.”

There are some sad things about pulling the plug on my personal page. For example, my music page does not give me the ability to tell anyone which high school I went to, and thus opening the door for me to declare that I was the prom queen. The only reason that this is worth mentioning is that I never got anything from being the prom queen aside from the ability to say, “I was the prom queen.” Therefore, I must say it whenever I have the chance.

Also, I got in on the MySpace action fairly early on, and therefore I wore the “Cool Badge” of having been a member since the dawn of time. Now, my new profile will say, “Member since 09/24/2007.” So uncool. So behind the times.

Not to mention the fact that I very well might lose my high place in various friend’s Top 8.

But regardless, here I go. Farewell, original MySpace membership. Thanks for the laughs, awkward wall posts, and boy-stalking memories. See you on the music side.

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