Did you miss me?

Tell me, did you miss me?

After more than one and a half year of daily posting on here I quit posting early September, and I did so quite abruptly. It wasn’t really my plan, and I still had and have plenty of things to write about. However, some people took issue with things I wrote. People that were so far from my target audience that I was actually surprised they even read my words, but they did, and boy did they have fun on here… They threatened to sue me for slander or defamation and promised that they would end my career. I don’t believe anything I wrote was particularly bad. In fact, what they read was hardly about them personally, but rather about how I perceived them. It doesn’t matter. I just thought it would be good to let some of the dust settle. The only way to do this – I thought – would be to bring my site offline, and have a little blogging hiatus. Cold turkey.

It’s been a long two months…

Today I decided to flip the switch again, even if only to let some of my favorite readers know what happened, but I can’t promise that I’ll be back daily. At least not for now. I do hope to be back on a daily basis in the new year – and intend to be as offensive, slanderous and horrible as ever. I have plenty ranty brewing!

I certainly missed it.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

6 thoughts on “Did you miss me?

  1. I missed you. And I’m horrified to learn you’ve had real aggression over something you wrote. I cannot imagine what it was that they took so personally. I don’t recall you saying anything super controversial, although it was clear you disliked your downstairs neighbour. But there was never anything that would lead to a reader working out exactly who she was or where she was unless they already knew you personally. And the same with everyone else you spoke about, good or bad. People are weird, and very very insecure.

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    1. I was also taken by surprise to be honest. I rarely mention people’s names, unless it’s a form of credits for work (my team would be an example). With anything else – especially negative interactions – I have always tried to minimize the descriptions to that which I felt was necessary for the story. Sometimes certain details matter, but names don’t. Apparently some disagreed. I must say that I never wrote anything to bring someone down, but rather to convey my feelings about situations. Perhaps that’s why I was so surprised…


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