April 1, 2013

I quit.

You read that right; I'm committing blogicide.

Maybe you don't realize this, but it's a lot of work drawing a blog. While other bloggers take a cool 30 minutes to whip up a post, it takes me hours and hours, and sometimes even days, to draw something for you. And in the past I've been lucky enough to get some decent page views, a handful of regular fans and enough comments to make it all worthwhile.

But lately....not so much. I grow weary. I'm actually tired of drawing. 



And I'm tired of being taken for granted. I just don't think I can keep this up for you guys, especially as my blog isn't monetized. That was my decision, I know, but I've avoided ads to keep this web space looking decent. If anyone was going to assault my viewers with attention demanding images it was going to be me, dammit! But no one seems to appreciate it, so whatever.

I never thought this day would come. I never thought I'd care if no one came here to look at my silly drawings, never imagined that it would matter that I don't have a book deal to show for all my efforts. But I was wrong. I do care. Blame it on my fragile ego.

And so I bid you adieu. I know I'll miss you. But I'm pretty sure you won't miss me. If there's any chance that someone should think of me and wonder what I'm up to, you can always visit me at work.

Love forever, 

JC aka The Animated Woman.


31 comments:

  1. saw it coming but you did it very well :)

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  2. I will shed a tear or two for this blogicide . . .
    BUT I understand every word of what you're saying. It's thankless, for the most part.
    I've gone from every day to twice a week & now I'm surprised if I get one a week in. Meh.

    I'll never stop lovin' you, JC ;) xx

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    1. BS or not, it's still kinda true.
      Silly bloggy internets. lol

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    2. It's like a hungry baby...you have to keep feeding it. And changing it's diaper.

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  3. I will always love this blog.. and my alter ego/ chippendale dancer aspirant.
    Believe it or not I have drawn comfort from the wacky, rye and whimsey I have witnessed here .. thank you J.C. and I wish you well.. Be well. you have my gratitude and my respect always.

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  4. Bummer. Sorry. *sniff* Been caught up in my own world and not caught up with your 'toons. For the record, I do enjoy them. But I also appreciate the honesty of saying you're tired.

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    1. (pssst....I am actually tired. don't tell anyone)

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  5. Um. Am I the only one who noticed the date today? O.o

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear this JC. I've enjoyed your stories; both the words and the pictures. Your blog has made me laugh and brought a tear to my eye - sometimes in the same post. I understand how you feel though. A blog is so hard to keep up when you just have to come up with words, never mind the wonderful images that you have treated us to.

    I hope that you find something even better to direct your energy to that will make you feel wonderful.

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  7. Ummm im so so sad :'( AS IS aaron we love you and everything we still watch and read and alll

    Angela aka mommyamc

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  8. Ummm im so so sad :'( AS IS aaron we love you and everything we still watch and read and alll

    Angela aka mommyamc

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  9. It's still April first - doesn't count

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  10. April Fools, and who says you should be blogging for OTHER people? If creatives aren't creating for themselves it's a sad day for everyone!

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  11. I remembered the date... but this is a good opportunity to say how much I enjoy the blog.

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  12. I'm hoping this is an April Fool's prank. But if it isn't, what do you mean "I'm pretty sure you won't miss me"??? Of course I'll miss you! I'll miss all the hard work you put into making us smile. I'll miss Pickle Weasel. I'll miss your humor.

    All the best JC.

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  13. If this isn't an April Fools prank, you picked a bad day to make this announcement. If it is true, you will be missed.

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  14. I'll miss you! But support you in your decision! I can only imagine the work that has gone into this blog and I have a hard time finding time to even comment on the blogs I love, so sorry I haven't given you much feed back. But still this was very original and I'll never forget how you made me laugh on some days when I really needed it!

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  15. I was feeling very VERY sad until some of the comments reminded me that yesterday was April Fool's day. How I hope that is what this was. In the mean time I will be over here singing a very off-key version of ♪can't liiive if livin' is withouchoooo, can't li-iii-iiive, can't giiive anymoooooore♫♪♫ *sniff*

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  16. Hoping this was an April Fool joke.

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Cuz You Rocketh.