Yep, it’s all over. I signed up in August 2005. There was a time when I was a full-on Myspace addict. I was on all the time. First thing in the morning, after waking up, would be to check my Myspace page. I actually liked getting to know new people, finding out about them and such. I got to “meet” folks from all walks of life, different backgrounds, all across the country, and as far away as Japan, it was great.
I especially liked reading, writing, and replying to blogs. I used to write a new blog at least once a week, sometimes twice (rarely more than that) & at one point I had around 150 subscribers.
Then I eventually found myself spending less and less time on it. As my list of blogs that I subscribed to grew, I found myself almost feeling obligated to read and leave comments on all of them. Same with my own blogs. With so many folks reading them, I started feeling pressure to be entertaining and interesting. While I started off just writing whatever popped into my head & then posting it, I later began spending days planning in advance what I was going to blog about. I had to keep my “fans” hooked.
But I realized how dumb that was. This is supposed to be fun, not work. Then, around the fall of 2007, I joined Facebook, and started spending more time on that. Finally, by April of last year, I announced that I was officially “semi-retiring” from Myspace. I stopped posting new blogs there, and would only log-in about ever other month, just to check in on the friends that I still had on there who had not made the switch to FB. Luckily, more and more folks started joining FB, which led to me spending even less time on Myspace.
Myspace always felt rather immature anyway, with it’s glitter graphics, music players, and people signed up under goofy fake screen names, instead of their real names. Who needs all that junk?
I was down to my last 100 or so Myspace friends, & I will miss most of them, but I just felt that it was time to drop it altogether. So I deleted it. http://myspace.com/jrlemar is no longer a valid url. In retrospect, I probably should have saved some of my old Myspace blogs first, because I did have some noteworthy topics on there, but, oh well, what’s done is done.
Free at last!