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November 03, 2009

Word Around the Watercooler is....

by Darla Mack

Once upon a time, a little girl said "when I grow up, I wanna be different than the other girls.  I wanna be badass, hang with the big boys and play with their toys.  I wanna be remembered for being something extraordinary"  Many years later she did just that.

First... lemme apologize for missing in action for almost a year, but the truth is... sometimes you have to step back and take a breather to realize and focus on exactly what and who you want to be.  I know that probably doesn't make sense to many of you, but without getting too personal (and teary eyed) I needed to shut alot of things down.  I do owe alot to the crew who kept my blog running... why in the hell they did it I have NO clue... but I am and always will be eternally grateful.

Someone once told me... that breaks are needed now and then, but when you get so lost in what's going on to the point that all you want to do is sleep to get through things, it kind of makes you think.  In a nutshell... most of 2008 and 2009 wasn't great for me.  I needed the time off to reflect and decide what I really wanted... not to mention to figure out if I was in fact happy with who I was.

I'm returning to blogging and doing what I love which became a major part of my life and who I am.  Lol, hopefully by next week I'll be 100% ready to go.

My apologies in not contacting people... but when you can't identify the problems within your situation... how in the hell can you share or explain what you are going through to someone else?  Trust me... I was battling myself in trying to find out what the hell was going on. lol

I'm happy to say that I'm in a much better place in my life now.  I can breathe and yes dammit I was and am happy with who I am... but as I said... that break was needed.

Thanks again to ALL of you who contributed to keeping my site going... for all the love and support you've shown... and just for everything.

Now in the words of a true Mobile Diva.... "pass me my damn Nokia and let's get this show on the road!!!"

xxx Darla xxx



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I can't tell you how happy I am to hear from you. Some of us have been trying to reach you for a while and finding out you're coming back to us today has truly made my day.

Talk to me any time my friend,


I am so glad to see you back! Even more glad to hear that things are going better for you! Welcome back!

Angel Martinez

Welcome back, Darla! You were missed!

Ms. Jen

' Now in the words of a true Mobile Diva.... "pass me my damn Nokia and let's get this show on the road!!!" '



Michael Hell

WOW!! .. finally THE mobile diva is back!! :)
feels good to have you around again darla, you were missed!
Rock on!!

Clinton Jeff

Omg Darla i'm SO glad to see you back !

Rita El Khoury

Damn it, it was so hard trying to keep the female's role in this nokia/symbian world going on our own (I speak on my and Jen Hanen's behalf). Now that the diva's back, we can easily proclaim that we're a force to reckon ;)

You know how happy I am to see you here, Darla. Yours was the first site I read back when I got my 3250xm, and along with Ricky's, my all-time favorite, even if later I discovered other sites. I'll always be grateful because you showed me that playing with the boys toys is something we can do, and we can do it pretty darn well.

Bring it on!


Nice to see you back. Take it easy. 100% is a lot..


glad to see u back... u were really missed!!


glad to see u back... u were really missed!!



There is nothing more important than yourself and your well being and that in reality is more important than any website. I am glad to read you have found a new purpose and I hope it leads you in good stead.

As for the people who kept your site together and running, they should be given a medal.

Welcome back Darla! I look forward to your next post.

Ray H

Welcome back Darla, catch up soon, CES perhaps? ;-)


Don't worry, Diva. I've been through my trials, too, and at the moment, I'm sure I'm the only mobile industry blogger without a mobile device. Economic/employment/emotional issues are a pain we all endure from time to time. Just know we endured them alongside you. The community certainly has your back, as you can see. What doesn't kill us will only make us stronger.

You are one of the first bloggers I followed, and the inspiration for my own mobile blogging aspirations. Glad to see the Queen Diva of Mobile back on the scene. Its also good to see a Black woman being a role model for so many. I am proud of Darla Mack, and as Jay-Z said, "Guess who's bizzack..."

Devin Balentina

Welcome back Darla and I'm happy that things are getting better.

Whooohoo Darla is back!


Welcome back! Word of warning: stay focussed - it's late 2009 and the influx of new stuff to write about it starting to overwhelm *me* and I do this for a *living* - don't try to cover everything 8-)


welcome back, darla! happy to hear you're ok.


And Just in time to get that new shiny N900. A TRUE comeback for two Divas... Darla and Nokia.

Darla Mack

Awww wow!!!! Thank you all so much for the love!!! Lol now I have to go and educate myself on the N900.

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At last you are back! Nice to see you again. I hope you will not be going to be vanished again. Just keep on rocking!


Just a quick note to say that I'm glad you're getting better, and It'll be good having you back.



Good to have you back. I found this blog when I was waiting in anticipation of the N95 being released and rushed to NYC to get one when it first went on sale there.

Now I'm hoping to do the same for the N900. Time to get excited!!!

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