This is something that has been very painful for me the past several weeks. I don't know what it is about me, but as a whole, the prim community does not like me or anything I have to offer. Please, please, don't think this post is intended to those of you who have supported me, commented, emailed kind words to me, etc. I think - at least I hope - you know who you are. Rather, this is intended to the community at large.
What I have found in talking with others is that if you're not 100% prim, you don't exist. Why? My gosh, I've even read comments from prim-sters who scoff at the country look - as if people who like country decor are the lowest of the low. Wow...just wow! Be a little more tolerant, people. The world doesn't need any more judgmental, self-righteous people.
Some of you - at least the three winners of my last giveaway here - knew that I was getting saddened by the lack of support. In fact, the winners are the ONLY ones who even bothered to comment on my post declaring them winners. How absolutely rude to them...even if you were trying to get a rather pointed message to me. I see congratulatory comments on all the other giveaway posts, but none on the last one. That pretty much told me right there that y'all were so relieved you didn't win - lol! Of course, most of you didn't even sign up, and that's fine. I know I suck to most of you in the prim world.
I tried to offer (for FREE, as a VOLUNTEER) so much to the prim community, such as writing newsletters, posting twice a day on a couple forums' blogs since they wanted their forums and blogs to grow. I did the twice daily, keyword rich postings on my Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop and Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies. Those two blogs are now on Google's pages one and two for certain important keywords. I wanted to do this for those two forums, but the admins either didn't support me or couldn't even be bothered to give me a response (despite my follow up private messages). Wow, just wow. So okay...I suck to y'all. Fine.
But I had hopes that the prim community would at least support the Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest. After all, it wouldn't be supporting me, but new artisans. But I guess since my name is attached to it...icky pooh - lol!
So with these things that have been going on for the past several weeks and seeing people having plenty of time to support other people's endeavors, yes, I do have to take this personally. So I'm picking up my marbles and going home.
I will still continue this blog, but it will be spotlighting blogs I've recently discovered that revolve around prim, country, romantic, vintage, etc. I'll also post all kinds of giveaways that I've found. So yes, this blog will continue, but under a different guise.
Edited to add: I posted a follow up to this post.
Additionally, some people seem to think I wrote this because I didn't get enough comments on my blogs or on forums. If you think this way, try to re-read the two posts with an open mind. You will see I wrote NOTHING of the sort! If you prefer to think that I'm an attention whore and get my feelings easily hurt, then by all means, if that makes you feel better about yourself to believe that, go for it, but it's not my reality, nor is it many other people's experience with the prim community at large. As it is, I'm so thankful for those who have actually READ and UNDERSTOOD these two posts. I'm also thankful for those who have shared their hurtful stories of the prim community through comments and emails.