When Style Bytes (aka Agathe) disappeared a month ago, I wasn’t too worried. She’s blogged consistently for the past three years, I thought, she’s entitled to some time off. If she didn’t leave a note explaining where she’d gone, that was okay too; after all, I’d done the same thing earlier this year. Sometimes, life gets in the way.
But when her blog went off-line last week and she didn’t respond to any of the prominent bloggers lamenting her absence, it hit me: this was no extended holiday. This was the blog world equivalent of “I need some space.” In short, we got dumped. Via the silent treatment, no less.
So, to help everyone achieve closure, I sought out advice on getting over break-ups. I want to point out, if it needs to be pointed out, is this post is totally tongue-in-cheek. Style Bytes was awesome & will be deeply missed, but I fully understand and support her desire to bin the blog. I also think she doesn’t owe anybody anything, although a quick goodbye note would’ve quelled the insanity. Anyway, onto the break-up advice:
After the relationship reaches finality, you have to break off contact or you will go mad. Don’t beg or cry. Don’t drunk-dial. Don’t write her email. Don’t send packages or CDs. Don’t dedicate a song to her on the radio. […] She will find you if she wants to.
Add to that list: don’t peep into her windows, stalk her MySpace, or any of the other vaguely scary things I’ve heard people mention. For serious.
DO get it all out. Wallow in self-pity, cry into your pillow, write bad poetry. (Link)
The wallowing I’ll leave up to you, but here’s a Style Bytes haiku:
fringe and vintage fur
she waits in wine-red lipstick
holding the black pig
Don’t listen to sad music.
Meet a fascinating woman: yourself. (Link)
Oh, gag. Couldn’t they just say “get some hobbies”? Like, try cooking or learning a foreign language or starting your own blog.
The way I’ve always heard it is… the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. (Link)
Although mad bunny sex will distract you from Style Bytes’ departure, you also might try rebounding with blogs that cover similar territory. For starters:
More breakup advice? Bad poetry? Suitable rebound blogs? Leave them below.
Of all the “Where is Style Bytes” posts out there this is my favorite. I miss that girl a ton too but thanks a lot for linking me as a rebound!
You’re too funny!
Teresa (good grace) says
oh my! look at all of these great links!!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
haha, this was a fun read. thank you for this post. i will miss agathe but i agree with everything you posted above, she probably needed space, felt that she was dedicating too much time online, and people should be okay with it.
i miss Agathe alot, and have been deciding if she did away with stylebytes because of a horrible accident, or, as you suggested, because she got dumped. I, too, am starting to think the latter. I just dont understand why she would obliterate something shes done for so long, even if she didnt feel up to posting anymore, she couldve left it up! I think she’ll regret it.
Also, what an asshole he is to dump her, from his pictures i can only compare him to a chipmunk with a side-swept bang. His loss!
http://shesontherag.blogspot.com …here, here’s a breakup blog for ya.
she was my favourite blogger by far, I was quite confused that she cut off so fast, not as I would expect, a slow ‘petering out’
I did actually think there was something wrong with my newswire.
Sad to see her go.
Get Back Together With Ex says
so sad to see her go she was so funny!
Style Bytes is back online
Yes, although it’s more that Agathe’s back online, not Style Bytes. Which is still cool:
Wow. The old blog IS back on line at stylebytes.net tonight. No new posts, yet. But I’m hopefully hoping. Thanks, Agathe!
That’s great news, Mel! Thanks for the update.