Kansas City Kitty came about when Average Jane was still largely pseudonymous—I'm going to guess it was around 2005. I wanted a place to talk about things happening in Kansas City, so I started the second blog and recruited my local friends Cagey, Rita and Goofy Girl as co-contributors.
We posted mostly about places to eat and things to do in the area. When I pulled the plug yesterday, I don't think anyone had posted in at least six months and I completely understand why. The blog had long since outlived its original purpose and usefulness. My main blog has included my real name and city for years and I really don't need to shunt local content off to a separate place.
Next on my agenda is deleting all of my disused MySpace accounts. According to the password list I looked up from my browser preferences, I have about eight of them (mostly old bands, but there's one personal one and one associated with Kansas City Kitty). I've been going through them one by one and asking to close the accounts, but I don't think that's actually happening. The last message always says there will be a confirmation email with a link that has to be clicked to complete the deletion, but I haven't gotten a single email yet.
I did go ahead and close the Gmail account associated with Kansas City Kitty. That was satisfying because there are several people who seem to believe that it's their email address. I was constantly getting messages about kids' soccer leagues, QVC purchases, church activities, etc. It was rather annoying.
Big thanks to Tish Grier for giving me the idea to start clearing out my digital clutter.
Have you done anything similar?