Thursday, December 03, 2009

Jen Savage Join Blog Death March?

Can it be that our very own Jennifer "Jen- Jen" Savage has sent her blog to its final resting place? If so, she'll be joining Carson Park Ranger, Boy Most Likely, Ekovox and Captain Buhne, to name just the ones I remember off the top off my head. Who might be next?

18 Comments:

At 1:36 PM, Anonymous beel said...

Yeah, Jennifer probably retreated after being disrespected in Hank Sims' lame cover story http://www.northcoastjournal.com/

Hank disregard Savage’s insight and relied on information from impersonal web sites from the British Virgin Islands and Europe. I’m sorry, but quoting barely literate anonymous rants from 2005 on a foreign blog does not inspire my respect for investigative journalism. Get a story, Hank. Like; what makes Humboldt surf so special? How do local surfers feel about the proposed wave energy program? What’s the long term swell forecast for this winter? How are surfers actively contributing to our community? Did you ask Jennifer how the participation of the Humboldt Surfrider chapter has swelled recently? Surrfrider is more than an advocate for clean oceans. Why not explore their various campaigns and profile those activities that you find interesting. Get off your ass, step away from your computer and sleuth out a story. Oh yeah, for the record, the party line on the surf here is that it’s heavy, cold and sharky.

 
At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the Hankster alone 1:36.

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hank has a certain arrogance that is discernible here and there in his writings and his blog comments. I expect any disruption caused by a mundane surfing article works in his favor, because controversy is equated with quality over there.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Tom Sebourn said...

Old Glory Radio's Tom Fredrickson has also disappeared.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Oops! Forgot about Tom.

The Humboldt Blogosphere might well be going to hell in a handbasket.

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that no other blogger has picked up this story. Hank printed Jennifer's URL in the article. Lots of people will know something's up.

 
At 3:42 AM, Anonymous Jennifer Savage said...

What Beel said. Thanks, Beel.

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't surf and don't care, but Savage is a solid writer and a real asset to the Journal.

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

beel-
How could Hank write any of those things when he could not get any surfers to talk to him? He states as much in his story

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Here's hoping Jennifer makes a comeback. I'll miss her writing. More than the surfing I was interested in parenting posts. One of the best Mom's I've ever met, in person or virtually.

 
At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Damn shame to lose Ms Savage. One of the best local blogs, and one of our best writers out there. Hopin' she finds her way back. Sorry excuse for a story in the Journal. I've never surfed but could've told you most of those spots cuz that's where I see surfers when I'm wanderin' around. Slow news week in HumCo deprives us of a great local writer.

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Jennifer Savage said...

Thanks – the kind words are much appreciated. I wasn't prepared to have my blog advertised as a surfing "resource" and so the simplest thing to do was delete it.

And even though I write about a lot of personal stuff, I never worried about leaving the blog set to "public" before because it naturally only had a quiet little spot on the internet. Lesson learned.

If anyone wants to know where to find me, I'm easily reached at jen@kslg.com. Thanks, again.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Fred said...

For crying out loud, Jen- Jen. It's not like you blog url was published in the Wall Street Journal or something a lot of people read.

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger Rose said...

I'm confused. What on earth do you suddenly find wrong with your blog?

And why in the world would you adamantly refuse to talk to Hank - I mean, Hank, of all people - about surfing spots when that's what your blog is about?

What's with this sudden territorialism, and wanting to keep other people out? You're supposed to be all about access.

Okay, so the pot lawyer doesn't want people flying in on his private airstrip - is that it?

This is just stupid, the whole damn thing.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Rose said...

To clarify - Jennifer's blog is widely regarded as one of the best around. I don't think the national quality, powerful, evocative writing style has translated into her columns in The Journal, and part of that is the idiocy of having her writing a column on money. The power of her own posts is in the struggle with an enormous difficulty, and yet, in spite of the emotional exhaustion that results, finding the beauty in each day, something that has nothing to do with money. They are posts that can bring you to tears.

Hank has found his stride, but Jennifer has not found hers in the Journal, unlike her blog, perhaps she should be writing about surfing - and surfing locations, recreation and the like instead, things she loves. Any of her blog posts would make better columns.

But I listened to the radio discussion about the "controversy" over revealing the surfing location - as if it was some kind of state secret, and some strange anger at Jennifer either for talking or adamantly not talking, or at Hank for publishing the sekrit info, and all kinds of strange hierarchies... and I am baffled that this non-issue would go this far.

(because of moderation, written without knowing if there has been a response to my previous comment.)

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Jennifer Savage said...

Rose, if someone wanted to publish my ramblings on surfing, I might be thrilled, but being asked to be part of a "wave exposé," not so much. Unfortunately, my lack of involvement in the story sure became a weird focal point.

As for my blog, well, it wasn't so much about surfing as my life in general, therefore having it listed as a "surf resource" along the awful Wannasurf.com was so inaccurate/embarrassing that I decided deleting it would be the easiest solution.

Thanks for the kind words regarding my writing. (And your honesty when you don't -- Ouch!)

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hanks surf piece was as dumb as Jen's advice/guidance on money pieces. The NCJ is pure junk these daz's.

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Soul Surfer said...

Ditto what Anon 4:17 says

 

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