Sunday, October 19, 2008

Half a troll - My Sweet Life

My Sweet Life was a popular and active blog that followed the tales of three children - Dennis, Emeray, and Yasmine, and their caretaker, Kelsey. They jet-set all over, having visited Alaska, Mexico, and most recently, Europe, in just the last few months. The family speaks Turkish, and Kelsey commented on how she's been speaking Turkish as a second language for 15 years. This summer, producers of "Wife Swap" even contacted the popular blogger about appearing on their show.

Kelsey twittered here as well, and there were times stories that made Twitter did not show up in her blog. In Twitter, she was very politically active, and announced she registered to vote "for the first time" in August, and was excited about voting for McCain in November.

Only, Kelsey isn't eligible to vote. She's sixteen, and she's still in high school in Washington. On other various sites, Kelsey lists herself as "32" and her blog as "The snippets and ramblings about a family trying to survive in modern day suburbia. Armed with a camera, bible, laptop, three kids under four, two parents, and a blog about the extraordinary life of a average suburban family."

In a couple instances, she did correct readers by mentioning she was not the mother of the three children in her blog, but many commenters thought she was, and she did not correct their assumptions.

The site came down in early October, and her Twittering stopped. Her usernames can be found around the Internet, but for the most part, Kelsey seems to be a bored high school student whose blog and photography became popular, and who began embellishing her life at times. She does know the children from her blog -- the pictures and information were hers, and were not stolen from another site.

Because of her age and because her blog was harmless (no gifts, requests for money, dying individuals), we won't release any more of the personal information we have about Kelsey or the children in the blog.

Thank you to J for emailing us about this blog.

1 comment:

DownWiththeTrolls said...

Looks like the blog is back up now....