Vacation is Over!

Spring break was lovely, but all good things come to an end.  And some good things just decide to keep going.  Like this blog.

It has come to our attention that we are missed by many, and we have really appreciated the kind notes and comments of encouragement. It is also clear that the band is getting busier, amping up for the release of this (still yet to be named but fondly referred as #DD14) album in September.  We sense a single coming, with plenty of promo and other goodies along the way, or so we can only hope.

It has never been our job to report the news. Other people do that, and they do it extremely well. We like to comment on the news, but we also comment on fandom, on experiences, and on anything else that we feel is pertinent on any given day.  Additionally, we have a much larger goal of fostering friendship and community within this fandom, and we take that very seriously. This will remain our focus.

As part of this focus, we have always encouraged discussion. Unfortunately at times, a small percentage of our readers have assumed that also means that anything goes. Negativity, rudeness, and open hostility were tools used to make sure that we never overstep our place in the fandom. Sometimes they were even used to undermine the goals and purpose of this blog.

Going forward, we’ve agreed that we will no longer reward and reinforce negativity. As always, we welcome comments that further the discussion and the goals and purpose of this blog. If a comment does not appear to do that, we are not going to respond.

During this time off, we continually talked about the things we’d like to change, and the things we wanted to keep. We want to focus on having fun and not allowing a simple blog to become a constant source of stress and anxiety.  Therefore, #PressureOff, right??  While most days will have a poll question, quality blog posts will happen organically. If we have something to say, great. If not, that’s OK too. We would rather like to have fewer posts with quality every single time than put out posts that no one cares to read. That just was never our goal, but became a heavy responsibility, especially during what we like to call the “Duran Drought”.

We’ve also agreed that it has been far too long since the last tour. We are incredibly anxious to be planning and plotting for the next set of tour dates and other Duran events! We’re looking forward to having a lot of fun in this next chapter of Duran Duran and Daily Duranie, we hope you join us!!

-A & R

 

5 thoughts on “Vacation is Over!”

  1. A & R – What you’ve experienced sounds an awful like “YOU will conform, we will assimilate..”

    Well, last time I checked it’s a free country (countries) and they can go start their own website blog to try and control people with if they so desire. Not sure how many people will WILLINGLY go there, but if it makes them feel better to try and MAKE everyone think as they do then they should definitely go for it, lol.

    Moral of the story; “Let those ‘haters who are gonna hate’ reveal themselves for what they truly are. And, WE should ALL say whatever we want about Duran when we want and how we want, because, hey you earned it, and so have we. We’re fans, not blind mice or lemmings.

    So come on Duran, time to ‘s*it or get off the pot’ as they say. Your music awaits us, and we’ve been patiently (or impatiently) waiting long enough so hit us with your best shot! 🙂

  2. I’m glad you guys have managed to find your sweet spot. and SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK… for the very least so that the trolls don’t think they’re gonna win! So much fun watching your exploits too. And perhaps there are more on the horizon? Perhaps Perhaps?

    1. Nope, no trolls will win! I seriously hope that more exploits are coming! I missed it all SO VERY MUCH! -A

We (Amanda and Rhonda) appreciate discussion and differences of opinion. We respectfully ask that you fully read the blog before bitching us out. If you're only here to take us down a notch, note that we moderate replies (meaning we're not printing rude comments). Thanks a bunch!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.