Our good friend Violet Blue might not have responded to SF Weekly’s email asking why she left her freelance position as the Chron/SFGate’s resident sex columnist, but she more than makes up for it on her personal blog today, in which her reasons for leaving are outlined in a level of detail that just might redefine the phrase inside online baseball.

I’m kissing up to Violet right now in the hopes that she’ll grant us an interview, because, look, y’all know and I know I’d be lying to you if I pretended I could cover this (to some of you probably, non)story in an even remotely objective fashion — Violet’s a pal, and I quit the Chronicle, too, so an interview where we talk seems way more “honest” than any article I could write.

Until then, if you’re interested, read her account of why she walked out on the Chron/Gate, and keep your fingers crossed that I can get her to talk to me on the record. Because even if you don’t care about inside publishing baseball, man, are we gonna have some fun.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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