Surrounded by Death

I posted an update (wow exactly a month ago) although we all know I’ll pre-date this post. :P Anyway, my “things have been crazy” was a more vague and nicer way to say… all these people are dying. In the past ~2 months at least 8 people have died. Some in my family, some family of friends. It just hasn’t been a good time. There might actually be more, but I’m actively trying to not think about it, yet at least that many immediately come to mind.

Anyway I thought it was ok just to leave it with the July post, but then I kept getting all this crap about shit. So even though I didn’t want to – more because I didn’t want to think or talk about it than to awkwardly drop this into conversation and upset someone’s delicate sensibilities although that was part of it… I had other stuff to be dealing with, other than romance world and ALBTALBS.

Compounded by additional other bad stuff with work and general life excluding those tragedies.

So.

That’s why I’ve been dropping the ball.

And a little bit of my upset and anger is at myself for not being more on top of things, but you know what? I think I’m going to have to give myself a pass. And as part of that, considering… I think I’ll also have to say a succinct “fuck you” to people who aren’t ok with that.

I do however plan on posting things that I missed on their original dates. I’m working out how to go about doing that – writing up a post with all the “hey look at these posts that won’t appear on the sidebar.” Or what? They should all still go to my Facebook, I’ll tweetlink them, and it should go to tumblr as well.

And I also want to make some changes with information updates, and make a few details even more abundantly clear, such as ALBTALBS communications and the way I [attempt] to run things.

But I guess this counts as an update and my rantypants. The above is also why it’s all more and more guest posts. I do want to have more general posts and less author things (although what do I know – “me” posts will mean less giveaways because I can’t afford that. :P ) but I’ve said numerous times, I never intended for this to be solely (or even primarily) a promo site. In a way though it’s helped me out, because it’s been a mutually beneficial relationship, especially when I couldn’t have handled all the content on my own.

Annnnnddd to end at least on a marginally less awkward note – or an attempt to – do any of you follow me on twitter? Would you be interested in a different account solely dedicated to only ALBTALBS posts and updates? (As in, every time a post goes live here, it would post from say, “@ALBTALBS” – and that account would talk about nothing else?

[And sorry for being bitchy.]

20 thoughts on “Surrounded by Death

  1. Lime I’m so sorry for your troubles. Sometimes life comes up and kicks the crap out of you. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out with things.

    BTW anyone that talks crap about someone while they are going thru something like this is going to be reincarnated as a toilet seat at a state fair.

  2. very sorry to hear about the sadness that has passed through your life recently with the loss of family and friends. It’s hard enough when one person passes away, but it’s compounded when there are more. my condolences.

    I just followed you on twitter, but I don’t really utilize twitter the way most people do. I use it for contests, not communication, except for a few people. That probably shows my age a little.

    • lol not at all, it seems a number of people don’t prefer twitter, Denise. So – would you prefer an account without my babble and outbursts and just to follow an ALBTALBS posts account?

  3. So sorry Lime. I know you’ve told us about your hardship and crisis over the past months but I do truly hope things get better for you.
    p.s. you can use us as your punching bag, we’ll listen -read- your hardships and be here waiting.

  4. Sorry for your losses. Hope things get better. Thanks for whatever you can get to. I think I signed up for twitter at some point, but I have no clue really! (I just got on FB about 1 1/2 yrs ago)

    • Sharlene – I guess my question for you then would be – would you be interested in an ALBTALBS page on FB that would have all the posts there? (Or, links to them…)

    • Thank you Sebella – I think [hope!] things are calming down for me now. It was just during the height of all the stress and tragedy I just could not, did not, and almost would not keep up with the blog beyond getting posts up.
      I really appreciate you sticking with me!

  5. I’m so very sorry to hear you have lost loved ones. I think you should do what is best for you. Stuff the nay sayers I say.

    • Thank you, Nancy. Can you believe it was almost ~2 years ago someone said to me “you know how some people say they wouldn’t have any luck if not for bad luck?” … My cup runneth over. Apparently someone somewhere in control of the universe thinks I can handle it. :|

  6. Lime, I’m sorry for the recent losses in your life. No one can be expected to be up all the time. You do an amazing job. Don’t let the haters get you down. Many more of us support you than you realize.

    • Mary, your comment thrilled me. Honestly. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
      I just feel like I’m totally not keeping up, and just treading water. I guess it’s the best I can do for now.

  7. I’m sorry to hear about so much loss in your life recently. I could only imagine how drained you must feel.
    I hope things start going better for you. :)

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