Tales of the big fat nothing

I was hoping to announce the winner of the Vagina Monologues photo contest today (it ended at noon today). But all I can announce is that nobody entered the contest. Not one person. That’s embarrassing to say the least.

This is a post I never thought I’d have to write. I am not happy. In fact, there are many other words I would use to describe how I feel right now: frustrated, disappointed, mad, confused, curious and humbled.

What’s up Las Vegas? What’s up feminist community? I thought we were friends. Or is that just a line you use to get me to post about your events and help you with your agenda?

For three years I’ve been doing my best to put out a good blog. But I don’t have ESP. And clearly, I don’t know what you want. Except, when I look at my daily hits, I know people are coming to the blog. I know there are readers out there.

I don’t know if this was some sort of message I am to interpret. (If so, you’ll have to use your words because I don’t know what you’re trying to tell me.) I don’t know if this was just bad timing for a lot of people. Maybe everyone thought this was a dumb idea. Maybe nobody wanted to go to the Vagina Monologues. Maybe people hate contests. Maybe people just don’t give a shit about sexual violence. I just don’t know.

And it’s not just about this one contest. The contest was sort of a last straw of many for me.

Is the Las Vegas community done with The Sin City Siren? Is it time for me to hang up my blogging hat?

I don’t know the answer right now. I’ve got a lot of thinking to do. In the meantime, I plan to blog at least until The Sin City Siren’s 3rd anniversary on May 6. And I will definitely be doing a lot more blogging about Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April.

And, because I gave them my word I would do so, let me plug The Vagina Monologues shows one more time:

PERFORMANCES ARE AT PLACE GALLERY, 1054 S. MAIN STREET

FRIDAY, APRIL 9 @ 7 P.M.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10 @ 6 P.M. AND 9 P.M.

TICKETS ARE $10 EA.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE NEVADA COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE

FOR MORE INFORMATION: LasVegasVM2010@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Tales of the big fat nothing

  1. Don’t feel bad. My various blogs and sites get hundreds of visits every day and maybe one or two comments a month. People just can’t be bothered to get off their lazy behinds.

  2. having never blogged or really read a blog before, i can’t so much comment on how often or not persons offer their words in reply to posts. however, i can say that in over 10 years as a “community organizer” advocating for genderqueer justice that it is sometimes very lonely, even when i am among persons who are supposed to “get it.”

    i respect your struggle, and i look forward to working together to bother persons sufficiently to get them off their lazy behinds.

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