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Moving On

As I’ve perused the blogosphere this weekend reading countless articles (and comments) regarding The Big Quit, I’ve noticed a bit of snarkiness from some on the right. They seem “concerned” about what we poor Alaskan bloggers are going to do now that Sarah has been dethroned. They are angry, you see, and they know right where to aim their ire because Sarah has told them where- the bloggers. More specifically, the Alaskan bloggers.

Well, let me put your mind to rest. Don’t lose any sleep worrying that this blogger is sad to see Sarah go.

When I started this blog last summer, I decided to title it “Mamadance” because of the literal and metaphorical dancing that mothers do for their children every day. This was going to be a blog about motherhood and the joys and trials that go along with that title. At the time, my daughter had just turned one. I spent the summer sharing photos and stories about my life that only I (and a very few close friends) cared about. It was a very peaceful summer.

On August 28th, Mamadance was, in the words of AKM, hijacked by Sarah Palin. I didn’t know at the time that my little obscure mommy blog would almost instantly become a political blog, blogrolled by those in the echelon of Alaskan political blogging royalty. I found Mudflats shortly after the announcement, and joined the Forum as soon as it opened. Soon after that, I was asked to become a moderator, and eventually an Administrator. Suffice it to say, I am a different person than I was a year ago. I think a lot of us can say that now.

My husband has accused me of being obsessed with Sarah Palin. I have to admit, I have spent a lot of time reading, thinking and talking about her. I can see why he would say that I’m obsessed. She is larger than life and has sucked a lot of us into her drama. Personally, I have written a lot about Sarah because I am an Alaskan. An Alaskan woman. With a brain, a voice and a keyboard. I have felt that it is my responsibility to share what I know about her so that more people’s eyes can be open to her madness. I have come across too many Alaskans who like her or who just don’t know that much about her. I’d like to say that I’ve educated them a bit.

So now what? What happens now that Sarah is (will be) gone from Alaskan politics? Am I sad that I will have to work harder to find stories to write about? Will I be disappointed that my page view numbers will most likely plummet back into obscurity? No and hell no. I would love to start writing about my daughter again, posting pictures and enjoying life sans Palin. Now that she can do no more harm to Alaska, I can get on with my life. I’ll be able to write about the things that mean more to me as a mother, a wife, an Alaskan and a friend.

You can choose to keep reading, or you can choose to stop. You can take me off your blogroll if it doesn’t fit you anymore. I won’t be hurt, I won’t cry.

This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop watching what’s going on and posting about things I think are important. You can, however, expect me to start posting about things other than our Ex. It’s time. I’m ready to move on.

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