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August 18, 2003


Yo' Mama

What has precipitated this? Could you get into trouble at work for having your own "very open" website? Tell me more!


Oh Aubs...please don't seccumb to the negative thoughts of the world! I've become a dedicated reader of your site and would hate to see this one sided friendship (that I've formed in my head) disolve. Screw what others think! Keep on, keepin on girl!


You can't close down this site, I read it everyday and I look forward to your stories and thoughts as they make me smile with each word I read. I really hope you re-think closing this site, it would make a lot of people sad.


It's all my fault. At the suggestion of a friend I started reading this blog a couple weeks ago and was impressed enough to link this site from mine (three hits in two months!). I'm cursed. Kinda like that Michael Vick/Madden 2004 jinx going around. Aubrey, keep writing so your faithful long-time readers won't hate me. Thanks.


Aubrey O'Neil Sabala I will not stand for such craziness as you shutting down your site!! I mean don't make me move back to Atlanta and kick your behind!! I am serious!! :) Who cares what anyone else thinks your site is my stress relief that makes my days not seem so bad , so you have to keep it...ok!!


Due to the fact that my mother, brothers and elderly aunt read my site, my site has become less, well, racy...

I find that a challenge.

You can be poignant and moving without exposing too much, without hurting anyone, without divulging too much truth.

I like to think of it as an exercise in limits...

And before you know it, you'll have your potential audience AND your self satisfied.


As the friend who gets nervous that internet crazies are going to use our pictures to come kill us all in our sleep, I would like to see you use this site to do what you do best...to write. But not about what you had for dinner, what you did over the weekend, who you have a crush on or who you wish you have never had a crush. I want to see you do what I know you can do. WRITE. Be creative. Start that novel that you have talked about for years. Write short stories. Figure out what it is you really want to write about and go for it!


your friends are right....


I read just about every day also. And I totally agree with Kelly, you should just start writing a novel-like item here. Although, if you get all Craig Mitchell on us and stop writing at Chapter 24 when there's easily another 3-4 chapters left, I might become an internet crazy that'll use your pictures to ... well you get the point.


I agree with all your friends! There will always be those who will try to tear what you have down. They are smurking at you right now. Don't let them have the last laugh. Hang in there and write your best ever.


I agree with all your friends! There will always be those who will try to tear what you have down. They are smurking at you right now. Don't let them have the last laugh. Hang in there and write your best ever.


Writing is a gift that so very few are blessed with. If you arrive at the decision to remove your web site or stop making new additions to it, we all will miss your ability to enlighten us with your unique outlook on your life and ours. Your ability to transfer your thoughts has also helped me to understand your concerns.

I stumbled onto your site only recently and regret that I had the ease of speed-reading your work instead of having to patiently wait for new postings as I do now. I suspect the chances of my stumbling onto a new anonymous site you might create are probably slim to none and for that selfish reason alone I would hope you put these fears aside and continue to keep this site up as you have in the past.

If you decide to stop writing for your site, I can only hope that you need to work on that book you’ve spoken of and hopefully when you get it finished maybe the same kind of fate that led me to discover your website will allow me to discover your book.


A lot of what I was going to say to you about keeping your site open has already been said. We know its totally your decision and respect whatever you decide to do. But can I just say that every morning when I trudge into work and turn on the light in my shoebox of an office, the first 6 or so websites of the day I regularly visit are blogs and yours is one of them (thanx HJ for linking to it!). Its a rare thing to make me smile that early in the morning but you've done it many times over, so for that and your obvious talent of weaving the written word into thought provoking pieces, I'm hoping that you'll decide the positives outweigh the negatives and continue...

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