In case you haven’t heard yet, the Daily Post is a goner. It bothers me more than it should. As we say in the second world, it’s not like bread is gonna be cheaper for that, so why care. As I hear is legit in the first world, though, one has the privilege to rant about things. Let’s do this!
Stages of Grief
I’ve gone through the five stages of grief regarding the Daily Post’s demise.
- Denial (“What? Nooo—!!!”)
- Anger (“Losers! Quitters! Traitors! Class enemies!” — Please note that “class enemy” is a cultural thing and it’s a bad thing to be. The worst, actually.)
- Bargaining (“How hard is it to keep the thing running, huh? As Ben admits in his post on the Daily Post, WordPress servers shall be chugging along for the next 14,320,078 years, so come on!”)
- Depression (“Can’t even…”)
- Acceptance (“As you wish.” — That means I strongly disagree with you but currently can’t think of any means to bring you to senses.)
I even added an extra stage, just for the fun of grieving.
- Resistance (“You won’t take responsibility? Fine. I’ll take it myself. In yer face.”)
Stages of Feelings
I notoriously suck at connecting with my feelings because I read on Freud’s virtues of repression in an impressionable age and it stuck. I perfected the art of not admitting to feeling anything to the point of actually not feeling anything. That is, besides a single uniform formless emotion, whose name I don’t know but which is dull and depressing. I think it’s a constant lack of will to live. Is that an emotion? I need to practise naming emotions, so let’s identify how I feel about the Daily Post’s decease.
- Disappointment — I was dumb enough to form some expectations and to believe that at least over at WordPress, everything will be as it should be. That’s disappointing on so many levels. (Which I’m too lazy to describe, so trust me—and you shall be betrayed! See below.)
- Betrayal — Well, I didn’t sign up for this. For WordPress quitting on me.
- Guilt — I should have had more sense than to be trustful and end up cheated, so serve me just right.
- Anger — I was totally triggered by the mention of the discontinuation of the Daily Post being “a hard decision” in the post bringing this news. Saying “a hard decision” means avoiding telling the real reason.
- Loss of faith in humanity — See above. I wonder what the real reason for this “hard decision” was. Kidding, I don’t wonder, we live in a capitalist society (even me), so it’s an easy guess.
- Affirmation — The Daily Post challenges kept me blogging and connected with the world when I was too depressed and/or busy to even— But we’re ultimately all alone, so it’s up to me to do shit. You know, like to blog about it. Incidentally, I just did that.