July 24, 2005

Jolie Unmasked, Or, I Vow (Again) To Never Be Dooced

A blog I have kept tabs on just went under, or got outed, or was dooced, or whatever. There is a lesson here, people.

Jolie Unmasked

As you may have read in a little paper called the New York Post, I've been outed: my name is Nadine Haobsh, and I was a beauty editor for one of the most popular magazines in the country. I say "was" because there is a predictable end to this story: I came clean to my bosses about my blog—which very, very unfortunately coincided with a job offer from another top magazine—and gave my two weeks notice, which was declined. As luck would have it, once the Post story broke, my new magazine decided to rescind the offer. And that's the end of that chapter.

It's been a tough couple of days, mostly because I let down a lot of people who I care about and respect. To all you would-be bloggers out there: even if you truly are "just being funny" or "don't really mean it", think before you write. And definitely don't write about your industry: things will absolutely be taken out of context or interpreted incorrectly, and that's just not fun for anybody.

So, yeah, I'm starting my new job in a week, a job unlike any other I have ever had, a job I will not discuss here except in the most general, universal terms.

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