Originally Posted by RDiaz
I can understand why he quit this forum, but why erase his entire blog as well?
Can't really answer that, though I think the two go hand-in-hand.
There's a delicate balance here, at least in my mind. You need to care enough about something to keep coming back; to keep generating content; to keep the fire alive; to keep yourself satisfied. However, with this investment comes the realization that you care a great deal about what you are doing. For some that is the whole point. For others, you realize that you are allowing strangers on the internet and the associated confines to affect your mood (for better or for worse). Just like your local sports team losing a game shouldn't wreck your day, you shouldn't be completely frustrated by matters outside your control. And when you try to regain control and find that you cannot, this only heightens your realization that you're too invested in something that's not giving you a lot back.
Realize that aside from all the likes and reblogs, outside of the praise and deification that he received, there was really no payout for Vox to keep doing what he was doing. And, again, once you realize that you are going to great measures to appease people and impress strangers, there's a whole other realization that deriving satisfaction or bewilderment from anonymous ego stroking is completely absurd.