I'll try to post on it, maybe reconnect with some of you guys. I miss this site, much as it pains me to admit it, but I can't say I'm surprised to see it go. Frankly, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.
So yeah, feel free to contact me on wordpress. Especially if you like anime/manga. I'll talk your ear off on that particular subject. ^.^
Seeing as how I haven't posted on this site in well over a year, I doubt anyone is still subscribed to me or cares that I'm alive. But with Xanga shutting down, I think it'd be a good time to write a little reflection on what this site meant to me, why I'm glad I signed up on it, and what I plan on doing in the future.
I joined Xanga over three years ago-seems like an eternity to me. It was not a pleasant time in my life. I had just been planted in a terrible home situation, and I used this blog as an outlet. Xanga got me through the three toughest years of my life. Things were not helped when my superiors discovered this blog and began reading it. If they're still reading this now...well, fuck it. I turned 18 last November, so I can say whatever I want.
I've migrated from my former domain of Tennessee to my current location of Northern California, in preparation for attending school at the University of California-Davis in the fall. I've been toiling away tirelessly in retail for almost a year now, establishing in-state residency and getting a feel for work. I've got a little over $2K saved up, which makes the burden of student loans a tad less crushing. I've had many interests and hobbies since I left here, most recently anime and manga, which I think are my true loves in the fictional world.
So that's my current life situation. As for my time on Xanga? Well, I was a teenager, 15 when I began and 17 when I quit. Take everything you've read on here with a grain of salt. I was an asshole, I admit, and needlessly confrontational. But I also made some of the best friends of my life on here, and I if I had to do it all over again...well, I would. This site helped me grow up, see things from different perspectives, and gave me an appreciation for the world. Not to mention that it helped me hone my writing skills, even if said skills still need a lot of work.
I'm going to unprotect my blog in the hopes that the Wayback Machine will preserve it, and also download my writings. Anyone who remembers me that hasn't added me on Facebook already can reach me as sveach94@msn(dot)com.
So thanks for the memories, the friends, and the life experiences, Xanga. You were not perfect, and you frustrated me at times, but I still loved you and became good friends with many of your members. May you enjoy a peaceful death in the arms of the Internet Archive.
Love, Peace, and Friendship, Steven TheThinkingPerson 1 June 2013
Yes, it's me Steven, talking to you from my phone! :) I couldn't access Xanga from my phone previously because my browser didn't record cookies, which is why I needed Elle to type that blog for me. Fortunately, I downloaded this nice new browser called Opera which has cookies, so now I can use Xanga from my phone, however much that might hurt my thumbs. Unfortunately, this also necessitates moving to another blog. I know for a fact that my dad and step-mom monitor everything I say here, so I need a new blog away from all that. I'm not going to reveal the name of it on this blog (I'm not stupid), but I'll send you guys a mass message with the details. It's been a fun run, but I need to move somewhere new. Sorry for any inconvienience!
Pink_TeaCups here, Steven gave me his password so I could write this. Okay so basically, his dad and stepmOm have gone crazy on their parental settings, and as well as limiting his internet usage to a mere couple of hours a day, he can't access Xanga at all now.
He'll still be able to when he's round his mum's or grandparents, but not when he's round his dad's which is most of the year. Sad stuff.