Do y'all think this is the first time this same old, same old, story has been "told"? If you do...you just fell off the turnip truck.
Some day it "may" be true...not much lasts FOREVER.
BUT don't let it be because somebody tossed a stink bomb into the office on their way out, and YOU were too Chicken-Sh*t to stand UP and stand BEHIND the people you claimed to support...the day BEFORE!
Seriously! What has changed for YOU? This is NOT the first time this has happened at Active Rain. I can't say more because I know all at once too much and too little. But really. WHAT has changed for you?
I didn't start blogging here on AR. I have other loyalties to the places where I started blogging.
BUT I'll tell you this. If BOB STEWART said: "ARDELL, I need you to write on Active Rain EVERY FREAKING DAY to help keep my (HIS) head afloat", I WOULD DO IT! ...and I don't have as much reason to as most of you here! Don't let this CRAP become "a self-fulfilling prophesy!"
Bob himself said it best:
To Jorgen in the comments on his "Eulogy" post:
"I'm a little surprised you decided to go out like this Jorgen. I suppose you were destined for a career of working for yourself, but you've pretty much ensured that now.
Obviously your dealings with the 'corporate overlords' didnt go very well and your loyalty to Jon is quite impressive. I have a family to provide for and a community here that I truly love so I have to take a slightly different route with my approach. At the first sign that I see that the corporate overlords are running this place into the ground, I'll be out of here. Probably with less fan fare because I will rely on this industry and my reputation long after ActiveRain is in my past.
I will say that I believe Nikesh when he says that the technical stability of ActiveRain is his first priority. I wish you were on board to make that a reality. Since you are not, I wish you well in whatever you have going on next.
I have no question you'll be successful but wish you would have thought about the people and families of the 25 of us who are still here when you decided to try to light a match to things on your way out the door."