Rarely do blogs admit their traffic to the world, but we don’t really give a fuck as you know by now.
We were averaging a solid 1500 uniques at one point early this year. That’s not too bad.
Than something happened which I would like to call – JTTS Bloggar White Flag Syndrome – Faraone was gone – thinking he was making a difference writing about lesbian rights and social injustice, Marty was claiming to be “researching” monetization schemes (i.e. got a girlfriend and stopped blogging), Yukonn was going through a messy break-up and no longer was poasting and drawing the ire of standard JTTS haters, JKFGT was curled up in a fetal somewhere, and myself.. Well.. I was up to my fucking neck in work and had no time to blog (2Jobz).
This left the door open for DJ ON&ON to slither in to the fold.
Who can forget this terse exchange with JKFGT which seemingly ripped open the then-healing wounds of the JTTS staff.
Since that moment, the hate filled (yet loving) exchanges between the staff and perhaps carefree feelings towards this beloved site seemed to wane. We all lost interest. JTTS had evolved into something that we all despised – a shitty rap blog.
Yes, there were many good poasts this summer. Many amazing stories from DJ ON&ON, however – no one was there to clean up the imagery, the grammar, the weak posts, the WSHH copy+pastes.
I attempted to prove my worth and commitment with this post in the heat of the summer sun: JTTS IS NEVER GOING TO DIE
But it slowly did.
The editing I toiled on tirelessly behind the scenes for years fell by the wayside. The poasts became lazy. Even ON&ON seemed like he was growing tired of the blog game.
Then we got blog aids. No one seemed to care. None of the bloggers. None of them except Knife who was pleading to bring JTTS back to me on the regular.
Then we got nominated for a Boston Music Award, even when we still had tons of malware.
Something lit a spark in the hearts of all the bloggers. We could not let this precious website die before the BMAs. We turn 5 years old next year (That is kinda crazy).
Anyway, I have a shitload of free time now since I know no one where I live. I will be blogging hard. 2013 we will take home the fucking BMA. That is the goal. (And was last year). But I mean it now.