It’s a bit early for another Daily Tea, however there are some housekeeping things I need to address. Next November, will be the fifth anniversary of this site. And they said it would never last! lol. There have been many changes in the site over the years and new commenters coming and going over time. Many of you have been here since the very beginning and for reasons unclear to me, continue to stick around for the wild ride on a rollercoaster through crazytown that is me. I really appreciate all of your support both old and new.
When I first began there were some sites out there that I did NOT want to be like. I had a different vision for this site. I wanted the comments on my posts to be, for the most part ON TOPIC. This does not mean that you cannot share your similar experiences that relate to the topic we are discussing. That is actually the best part of the comments. Sharing similar situations that are related in some way to the topic. For example, in a post about the RHOBH or Melbourne going to Dubai, I love hearing about the time you went to Dubai. Not so pleasing comments are off topic comments. Often the commenter will say, “This is off topic but….” I’m going to do it anyway. Or “I know this is a post about your hot tea on RHOA but when are your going to recap Teen Mom OG again?” (Answer: when and if I can, things are hectic at the moment.)
Eventually, we all got to know each other through this site. We wonder how a commenter’s kid is doing their first week of college. How someone’s dog is feeling. How the new job is going? How people are coping with being blindsided with divorce (which has been happening heartbreakingly often lately!) . In short, we care what is going on in each other’s lives. That was why “Daily Tea” was invented. These posts are the appropriate place for such conversations. I try to post at least one each week, usually on the weekend when I have more time to do so. When the Daily Tea post falls off the first page, we are still in there talking.
So please, consider this a gentle reminder and not an admonition, do not drop your personal updates into other posts. Not only does it disrupt the post, but not everyone is going to be looking in every post for an update on your life. Also, the posts on this site regarding TV shows have been very heavy. I try to put in comic relief posts periodically. A funny video or hilarious photo. There are people here who are trying to avoid the heavy stuff because they have enough of it to deal with in real life. It is unfair to those readers for someone to drop a tragic personal situation into the “happy place” posts and bringing down the mood of those posts.
So, if you all could, please BOOKMARK THIS LINK. It will take you to the Daily Tea posts. The most current one will be right on top for you. If your entire community is dying off due to the Zika virus? This is your spot. If you got a promotion from work? Let us know here. If it is four am and you are looking for someone to chat with? Comment there and see who is awake. It’s an open forum for anything you would like to share with us.
But please, please, don’t drag your daily life events into comments. Oh and if I could ask one more thing. If you see something so gross and disgusting that you want to bleach it from your mind, don’t fuck up an entire comment sections so that I am no longer willing to read and moderate it by discussing said act. I have a weak stomach.
Please, don’t fill the comments with apologies or hurt feeling about this reminder. No one is angry. It’s merely a housekeeping reminder long overdue and not caused by any one comment or poster.