WARNING: This post DOES contain the occasional curse word, so if that offends you, DON'T READ IT!
It takes most people a while to get to really know who they are.
I would guess it's because you have to be willing to go deep;
look at it all...the good and the bad. You have to face things
that you don't like. A friend once likened it to looking for a
It took me a long time to get where I am and to know myself the
way I do...really know myself. I know what I believe in and I know the standards and ethics I hold myself to.
It becomes extremely difficult when you mix good-hearted, trusting people together with liars and manipulators. The result is that throngs of good people end up getting thrown under the bus, so to speak. In October, I unknowingly got mixed up in one of these situations. I wouldn't have expected it, but hindsight is 20/20. Like Mom always said, "If it seems too good to be true, it usually is." Once again, Mom nailed it!
Zibbet seemed like the most wonderful place on earth when I started selling there. I will tell you from my own personal experiences while there, that sometimes what is being shown as the promised land can very quickly turn into a Hell on earth. The venue's founders couldn't have put this together any better if they had tried. In public, the co-founders gave lip service to wanting to 'stop the us vs. them' rhetoric within the Zibbet community, when all along they were orchestrating it.
Yep... they were reelin' the suckers right in and I was one of them! I fell for this shit! Hook, line & sinker! I fell for the barrage of lies told by the unofficial forum moderator (and don't tell me there wasn't one because she used to talk to co-founder Andrew Gray on the phone at least once a day according to her, if that is to be believed!) and got sucked into a complete Charlie-Foxtrot of a mess because I believed her! You have more than likely read about the 'secret hidey-hole' group... well I was in it! A good friend and I were lied to about the reason for the group, but by the time we sat back and realized it, the bomb had already gone off. I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm an innocent victim, because I'm not. I did and said many stupid things that I have since apologized for repeatedly. Does that make me a saint? Nope...certainly not.
Feeding the Bull
People were being banned left and right and we were being fed total bullshit! When one of the ladies was removed from the forum, people were told there was this horrible deluge of vial cursing that was the filthiest thing anyone had ever seen. Looking back, I should have known it was a bold faced lie! Why?. Because out of ALL the people on Zibbet, the only ones who supposedly saw this were the owners and the 'moderator'! Shut the front door! NOBODY else...out of all the people there...saw this supposed rant! Things that make you go, "Hmm..."
These boyz had managed to turn people who could have been great allies, and possibly even friends, against each other for the sake of keeping their SCAM up and running! And it all began with a bird...
Robin was the first person I remember to question Zibbet in a way nobody else had...and they didn't like it...at all! She certainly did shake the place up! So...they banned her. She had 3 Premium shops and they banned her and gave her no refund! (Nor have they refunded anyone!) Check out her blog here, as she has tons of good stuff on this subject --> http://anyoldtime.blogspot.com/search?q=C3
In the End...
At this point I really don't care if anyone believes me or not, or feels that I'm getting my ass kicked by karma. I am not going to tell people what to do other than look for themselves. I have written blog articles with facts out the wazoo and screenshots to prove them. I know what I know and if I feel like writing about it, I will. If I feel like screaming about it, I'll do that too (cause sometimes screaming can just do your lungs some good). We all deal with things differently. Heck, I remember making a comment about Robin 'screaming from the rooftop' back in the day... Well, I've crawled up there myself on occasion and it is a pretty nice view. Live and let live!
Just an aside: When someone states that they understand something, it does not mean they agree with it! I understand a lot of different opinions on this whole ridiculous circus of a scenario, but that sure as heck doesn't mean I agree with all of them!
In the end... we ALL go into the same sized hole in the ground! (Unless of course you get cremated, and that's an entirely different ballgame!)