Skip to main content

Seems pretty quiet around here. Good a time as any for this, I guess.

I've enjoyed my brief time as the best writer on DailyKos. The medal's really shiny and goes well with my leather-patched tweed jacket. The awards ceremony was like a dream--the champagne, the caviar, the Marine Band. The stretch Prius limo was a nice touch, but really, the booze and broads in the hotel room--that was kind of over the top. But thanks. Y'all are swell.

But I can hear the tower clock striking midnight and I must return to my humble duties as CinderVorra, starting with cleaning the coachmen from the HavAHart trap and getting these glass shards out of my foot. Highly impractical footgear, that.

I'm abdicating the throne, baby. Getting while the getting's good. I hereby declare I am the most mediocre writer on DailyKos. I'll be getting back to my self-absorbed grumblings, painfully obvious reflections, mindless cheerleading and shameless self-promotion. I think it's best.

For all of us.

Because Steven D was right: the best writer on this site is you (I know he was writing to me when he said it, but I was like, "No, Steven, it's o-verrrrr" and he was like, "No, really, it's you" and I was like, "Whateverrrrr" and he just kept on "you, you, you" and I was, like, come on, Steven, like I get it, but he was like, no really, it's you and I was like...).

What? Oh. Sorry.

Anyway, like Steven said, it's on you now. You da man. Or da woman. Heck, it's the internet. For all I know, you da dog.

So, get busy blowing my mind, breaking my heart, stoking my ire and tearing me apart.

But be forewarned: uneasy lies the head. Once you get the title, they'll be gunning for you, going through every diary and comment with a fine-toothed comb cackling over dangling participles and sentences ending with. You'll never hit "publish" again without wondering if they've wired your keyboard to blow.

But you can do it. This is your stage, baby. You hear that crowd? They came for you. So get out there and give 'em what they came for.

You don't mind if I just hang here backstage for a couple of minutes, do you? I. . . I'm gonna miss it.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site