Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I've Got An Ice Box Where This Blog Used To Be
It's with a heavy heart that I report that the Weave's sister site, That's What She Said Boston, is signing off once and for all. For those of you who didn't get the chance to follow the hectic, hilarious, and often times all encompassing lives of the 5 post-grad Bostonains who ran the site, you really missed out on something special.
The site was nothing if not honest. The bloggers wore their heart on the keyboard and readers flocked there in droves. At no time was this more apparent than during Joe "Bromeo" Stevens' July takedown of Rolling Stone over their now infamous Boston Bomber cover photo. Joe captured the outrage of millions of New Englanders who felt the publication was glorifying the man responsible for terrorizing their city. His article was passed around the internet so much in the 24 hours after posting that it temporarily shut down the TWSS servers.
But without a doubt the best part about the That's What She Said experience was that the dialectic really made you feel like you were friends with the people writing the posts. Their comment section and twitter feeds were always engaging, and the self-awareness the writers possessed really made it clear that they were only there for one reason- they loved what it was they were doing.
Over the past two years I've been lucky enough to develop a friendship with the majority of their writers, despite only having met one of them in "real life" (and even that encounter becomes a little fuzzy somewhere between tequila shot 8 and 10). But that hasn't stopped us from collaborating on things like "Girl Talk With EB", a Q & A series the Weave ran with TWSS founder Elyse Bogacz, and "The I-95 Exchange", a back and forth free flowing sports conversation between Joe and I.
I also dropped a "Pros and Cons of Going Greek" column as a part of TWSS's "College Week" celebration last September.
There's no doubt in my mind that all five of them will go on to achieve future success in whatever it is they put their mind too, but for now, I've got this ice box where my favorite blog's URL used to be.
Thanks for the memories!