One Last Day in Mariposa’s Office: I’m Being Evicted!

You read that right.

I’m being evicted—shoved out of the web into the cold dark world with no WiFi. My blog is being bulldozed to make way for new construction. What should I do? I’ve contemplated running a protest. Or maybe eating all the WordPress apps. I even thought about filing for a lawsuit.

But alas, it was of no avail. It’s time for me to move on.

Your thoughts are probably going something like this: WHAT ARE YOU INSINUATING , ABERDEEN?

If you guessed Mariposa is abandoning this website, you’re right. Mariposa insists I was a sluggard and didn’t post enough on my site. I say she’s evicting me.

What do you think?

Why We Are Really Abandoning the Digest*

Goodbye Dino’s Digest! I’ll miss you!

(Please excuse me for a moment while I grab a tissue).

Before I go farther, I just wanted to say neither me nor Mariposa planned on this. We were actually planning on launching a new site aimed at readers with a newsletter, blog posts, and everything. That’s why I created a survey a while back and asked for your thoughts.

During my hiatus, I was planning on building the new blog and all the necessary prep. But instead, I used my hiatus for thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know). And Mariposa got to thinking too. Blogging used to be such fun for us, but lately it’d started becoming just something we needed (rather than wanted) to do.

Other things kept coming up that needed Mariposa’s attention and she felt God was calling her in a different direction (and of course, I sat on her till she listened to Him). Maybe it wasn’t what she originally planned, but you humans don’t plan very good and God sometimes has to wreck your plans so you don’t wreck yourself.

What I’m Doing Now

I promise you Mariposa didn’t fire me. I quit. For about five seconds then I turned around and said, “how can I help you?”

I’m a pretty understanding fellow.

I’m still going to be around (you can’t get rid of me that easily). Mariposa is going to feature me and my wisdom in her Instagram posts. She’ll share all my witty sayings, advice, and favorite books. And who knows, maybe someday we’ll even have a website again or restart this one!**

Saying Goodbye

I hate saying goodbye to y’all. We’ve become such great pals, and your assistants are the bomb! I loved every minute of my time here, giving you good and bad advice. But before I leave, I wanted to give a few shout-outs to those who have encouraged Mariposa and me throughout our blogging journey. Thank you, Jenna, for encouraging us even when our blog was still in its infancy and never forgetting us when it came to a cool tag. Thank you, Eliza, for every sweet comment you left on our blog and made us smile. Thank you, Julia, for nominating us for the blogger awards and making us feel special. Thank you, Eden, Evelyn, Emma, Penny, and Kassie for always giving us a smile. And thank you, readers, for being with me all this time.

But it’s not really goodbye. I’ll be hanging around Mariposa’s Instagram all the time if you want to find me.

Thanks for being there, Dino-mites! Please come and visit me soon!

Sincerely your loving dinosaur,

Aberdeen

P. S. I’m still leaving this website up for a while in case any of you want to reread any of the Pixar articles or anything.***Also, in case I change my mind and start a new website later this year, I can notify you on here. 😉

*The real reason is that I chewed up WordPress. Yes, only I could do that.

**I haven’t given up hope.

***A while equals anything from 4 months to 4 years. You’re welcome for my non-specificity.

27 thoughts on “One Last Day in Mariposa’s Office: I’m Being Evicted!

  1. *sobs*
    But those of us not on Instagram gonna miss y’all so much!! 🥺
    Always best to listen to God, even if you have to be sat on by a dinosaur. But we still gonna miss y’all. 😉
    *from behind a tissue* thanks for the shoutout, love ya aberdeen 🥺🤗

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  2. Aw, it’s sad to see you go! I’ve really enjoyed this blog, learned a lot from it and had some laughs too. ❤ But I totally understand too. I wish you well on your future endeavors!
    (and thanks for the sweet shoutout 🙂 ❤ )

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  3. Noooo!!!!! I’m going to miss getting Dino Digest notifications in my inbox *sobs* But I’ll see you over on Insta! 😉
    (and Aberdeen, I have to say, you are hands down the most perfect assistant anyone could ever ask for. ❤ Make sure to give Mariposa some extra chocolate for me).

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    1. *sobs with you* 😭🦖 *grabs a bunch of tissues because dino tears are HUGE*

      Aw, thank you. 🤗🦖 I’ve been trying to convince Mariposa what a good assistant I am for years. 😉🦖❤️ *eats the extra chocolate and gives Mariposa the wrapper*

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  4. Okay, now I’m gonna cry!! 😭
    You and Mariposa and this blog have been a bright spot in my life and I’m gonna miss you guys so much! 😢💔
    I’m really sad that you’re leaving but I understand and I applaud you for realizing when it’s time to move on. ❤️
    Thank you for always writing the best of blog posts, for bringing a little more humor and laughter to the world, for the AAA, and for not eating my books. 😂 I hope that whatever lies ahead for you is simply wonderful! *hedge-hugs*

    (Ferdinand and Olli and Jeb all send their farewells and wish you the best of luck! ❤️)

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  5. I wish you guys the best! (and good to know that you haven’t been fired, Aberdeen!) I look forward to seeing you both around 🙂 Hope your week is full of blessings!

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  6. Aw, I’m going to miss having you guys around! 😭💚💚💚 I guess I’m going to have to get back on IG so I can see what you’re up to. Thank you for all you’ve done. I’ve loved reading y’alls posts *salutes and goes to eat a book in honor of you.* *realizes I can’t eat books* Maybe I’ll just make some cookies to comfort myself.

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  7. *lip quivers*

    WAIT WAT

    Nuuu this cant be it. what will I do without you Arberdeen??? 😭😭😭

    Not to say I don’t understand. *sniffs*

    *sniffs again*

    *hides face in Rufus’s fur*

    I guess I needs get myself some Instagram. 🥺

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    1. *pats you on the shoulder* I’ll still be around. I’ll be visiting you on your blog and telling Rufus to be a good assistant. 🤗🦖

      (And I ain’t giving up on having a blog again someday…it just may be a little while. 😉 It depends on where life takes us)

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  8. I’ll miss this blog! *hugs you both* I know how you feel. Sometimes blogging is more chore than fun. You and Mariposa are the sweetest peeps ever, and I know I’m gonna have so much fun following you on IG!! ❤

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  9. This makes my heart ache!!! 😭😭😭💕💕💕💕😫😞😞 Aberdeen and Mariposa will be greatly missed by me. I always looked up to your great sense of humor and way with words. (And thank you for the kind shout-out!)I understand that we can’t always go on doing things the same way, but just know I always adored this blog!
    (P. S. Thank you for leaving the site up! I still would love going back to read the Pixar posts over and over!)

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