http://www.yk2daily.net/2011/11/10/i-bid-farewell/vo9445/'>Where do I begin, ya’ll? It’s been four years of a tumultuous yet successful time in my life. In this period, the Young Kingz Daily brand, my first child born so to speak, has become one of the most respected websites out there and still is—solely for namesake, anyways. It was a gratifying feeling that my hard work and dedication had been acknowledged by industry heads and bloggers alike, who all supported the movement since 2007.
Within this time frame, as a strong-willed individual, you give up so much to become the best at your craft. That’s me, 110% or nothing at all. Initially, you never realize what you have to sacrifice, and with this, I mean a shit load of hours, to get your just due in this fickle blog game. That’s what I thrived on, just being consistent in doing what I loved, but somewhere down the line…things suddenly changed.
To sum it up, I lost the passion as the stressful days went by, posting like my life depended on it. Some may say, well, who told you to go ham like that in the first place? And to answer that, I wanted to give everyone a chance, known or up-and-coming artists. Introducing newer acts was something I took a liking to, and if I still could, I’d do on the regular (thanks to Melanie Fiona for recognizing that).
But what was jumpstarted as a hobby of mine had become a nuisance—for much of this year—and even dating back to the end of 2010. When fun becomes a headache, something has to give. Trying to juggle a regular life with internet life was somewhat the challenge, but it was something I had under control, even with a [supportive] gal pal, who sometimes always wanted some down time with good old Kingz. I couldn’t offer that at that moment, because simply put, I cherished my site more than anything in this world. I wasn’t going to let anyone or anything stop me from doing this. Crackhead status.
For God sakes, I’ve invested a ton of dough on YK2, and although it wasn’t financially beneficial, I stuck it out…just because…I loved f-in blogging. Let’s just say, more money has come out of my pockets then come in, but I never let that bother me in any fashion. So recently, I took a few breaks, weeks on end, to see if my heart was still with this blog. And after suffering some minor setbacks, coupled with my fiancé’s untimely miscarriage, I tried over and over to give it a shot, but nothing gave, and I’ve come to the dark reality that it’s time to step away (why feel forced, you know?). Well, at least for now. Who knows, I could be back in a couple of months, or maybe a year from now. One thing is for sure, you could never count me out. I love music too damn much.
I’ll get that Ray Charles itch, pop up on your favorite site(s), or just pick up where I left off with this brand—with a fresh mind and different outlook on things. At this point, I don’t know, I’m just taking one day at a time. Shouts out to the entire blogosphere family, my loyal readers, and the many relationships built along the way. It was a pleasure…knowing and witnessing some of the best.