Some Explanation

by Katy on November 10, 2010

I wanted to take a chance to thank (most) everyone for their kind and thoughtful comments on my decision to take a break from writing The Non-Consumer Advocate.

The response to my blog post about shopping at Safeway vs. New Seasons really put a bad taste in my mouth. Yes, the majority of comments were benign, but a few were mean spirited, condescending, elitist and downright bizarre. (Seriously, you assume because I bought two cans of refried beans, that I’m feeding “lard” to my family?) I am a 42-year-old registered nurse and do not welcome online letters written to me about how important it is to eat fruit and vegetables. Seriously. No, I do not want your guidance.

My first response was to write a post about all the healthy and impressively green choices I make for my family, but then kind of decided that I didn’t want to be writing The Non-Consumer Advocate from a position of defense or one-man-upmanship.

The result of all these ruminations, was that it made me question why I write The Non-Consumer Advocate, and I couldn’t come up with a definitive answer. I have enjoyed creating what I thought was a positive and non-competive environment for frugality and sustainable, but everything has its end.

I think I might move towards writing an e-book, although I might not. I’m not really sure what’s next and if I’ll even be able to stay away from the blog.

Please do know that I am not doing this because there’s anything wrong in my life, nor am I burning the candle at both ends. My life is fine.

If you’re missing The Non-Consumer Advocate, please feel free to browse through the archives. Surely there’s something you haven’t read before. There are 917 of them.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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