Friday, March 15, 2013
I came up with an idea last year to form Raft-UP. I spent a lot of time thinking through what I wanted to do and how I wanted to make it work. I wanted it to be fun and easy for everyone involved. No stress writing about something. I realize that my idea must have been good because two of the members who wrote for Raft-UP decided to run off and make their own website using the original statement of what I wanted to accomplish as the format for their site. They have continuously stated that Raft-UP has changed it's name, they have taken Raft-UP topics and claimed them as their own, they have tried to ruin my reputation and publicly make fun of me. There are a lot of great people in the sailing community but there are also a lot of people who aren't and unfortunately I let two of those people into my circle of ideas. Frankly, I'm done. This was supposed to be fun and it no longer is. So as of now I have decided that Raft-UP will no longer exist. Anyone who is interested can continue to follow my personal blog SVNorthfork. I thank everyone for writing and reading. It's sad that a few bad apples can ruin something good but unfortunately that is how the world works.