New DigsPosted: May 10, 2011
Apparently blogging is not a money-making enterprise. You don’t say!
Today I got a call from the Los Angeles Times Magazine where I have been bringing the nasty for the past couple of years. My editor told me that they were ceasing publication of all of the blogs associated with the magazine due to budget cuts. I felt like a public school student on the eve of a big production of Damn Yankees who gets a call from the faculty advisor. “Look, kid. We know you’re already in your ‘Whatever Lola Wants’ costume, but we’re pulling the plug on the show.” I would have cried, but that would make my false eyelashes stick together so I just stared down the phone in disbelief.
The LATM has been very good to me. They pretty much let my snarky ass say whatever I wanted and only censored one post—a good one on female urination devices, which I will no doubt resurrect here—and generally let me trash whoever I wanted without fear of retaliation from advertisers. Well, see, that right there should have been a warning. There were no advertisers—hence the no money-making of the blogs.
I got a little blue for second there thinking about losing all 14 of my faithful readers. But then I turned into some combination of Erin Brokovitch/Sandy Bullock in The Blind Side/Norma Rae and decided I was going to fight the odds. I was going to keep on bloggin on.
I may no longer have the endorsement of the LAT, but now I can totally swear! I’m like Howard Stern once he got to satellite radio. F-bombs away!!!
So as today’s muse I will be channeling Donna Karan doing her best Leigh Bowery imitation at Monday night’s Met Ball. I’ll be shoving body parts around until unwanted flesh from my midsection is reborn as a set of double D’s.
Welcome to the revamped version of The Nines. Pull on your Pajama Jeans and get ready to party!