As the smart ones among you may have realized, Six Words is not dying! We would and could never do such a thing! Where would we get our sense of purpose? Where else could we rant about bikini jeans and leggings as pants and the Republican party?
It’s funny how few people catch on to April Fools jokes. I’m one of them, but I thought I was just a gullible person who rarely knows what day it is. Last year, for instance, I totally fell for Gmail’s Time Machine feature, which claimed to allow you to send emails from the past to cover your ass. I found myself debating the ethics of such a tool, and chalked it up to the genius of the amazing nerds at Google who, frankly, are welcome to take over the world.
With our teensy attempt at an April Fools joke, we got a chance to see who REALLY cares about our blog. We got some great reactions to the initial announcement:
Lynn: no more blog?!! sad day – but please don’t grow up and get a little serious!!
Abbey: Why oh why are you stopping your blog??
Some earnest attempts to change our minds:
me: i know, i knowww
Karen: no entiendo
me: we just haven’t been good at updating it, you know? we think its time to move on
Karen: what if i bought you giant cheetos?
And some relieved, if angry, after-the-fact responses:
Shannon: you got me.
Susannah: GAH! you totally got me. i unsuscribed in google reader and everything. wtf
Daniel: you guys really scared me
Kelsey: you not funny bitch.
In the end, this little gag made us really appreciate our readers. Not to get all Ram Dass on you, but we’re obviously not trying to make a living off of our blog. We’re just trying to write about, well, whatever we want to write about, and if people enjoy a post here and there, that’s great. When even a handful of people really care enough to get upset about “the death of our website,” as one of my friends put it, then Six Words is more than worth it. We’ll keep writing if you keep reading. No more tomfoolery, we promise.
[Posted by Mallory]