For a while now, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by the lack of written content here, those of you stalwarts who are still reading, I’ve not really been loving blogging.
I’ve blogged since early 2008, almost 8 years.
It’s no secret that my new thing is YouTube – I love the creativity of making videos, the interaction, and the crazy ease with which I’ve built an audience well into the hundreds on YT in a matter of months, after slogging away for years at writing a blog without making much headway in that regard.
Say what you like, the reason we all blog and vlog, to a greater or lesser extent, is because we want an audience. And, without taking anything away from you lovely, lovely people who have read my blog and been with me for many years, something needs to change around here, because I don’t feel that I’m giving my readers the content that they deserve or are necessarily interested in.
I already put out a lot of content on YT that I don’t share here, because I don’t want to push video content on people who are more interested in written content. I get that not everybody who reads this wants to watch me ramble in glorious technicolour for quarter of an hour at a time. And that is fine.
Equally, however, I know that there are those of you who read my blog, who also enjoy my videos, so I will continue to post some of my videos on here.
This is not the absolute end of written blog posts: I have been doing the Journal Jar project for many years in written form, and I want to complete that, which I think will take at least another year, so those posts will continue. And, never say never, there will no doubt be occasional written posts on other topics as well.
But the majority of what I post here, going forward, is going to be video content. So I hope you’re OK with that. Equally, I’m fine with you choosing not to watch, or to unsubscribe. I know that mostly video is not what you signed up for. And that’s OK – I won’t be offended!
If you do decide to go, then thank you – for reading, for commenting, for being my friend – some of you over a period of years. It’s been an amazing journey, and one that will stay with me forever.
And forgive me, but I just want to mention a few people who’ve made the journey so special and memorable.
From the early days of blogging, some amazing blogging buddies – Holly, Kat, Laura MTP, Mo, Amy, apieceofwood – amazing women, each and every one of them.
Elizabeth Y – still miss your blog and amazing bootsale finds.
Lisa Jumble & Jelly – who writes so beautifully about her family that I feel I know them. We’ve followed the stories of each others’ kids for years now.
Lovely Teresa – looking forward to seeing you in January, honey, for our annual catch-up.
Mumof4 (not putting your real name in lol – I know I slipped up in yesterday’s vid!)- whose emails never fail to put a smile on my face, and who I reckon is a friend for life now
Victoria (F&M) – if Carlsberg made commenters, V, that’d be you – mwah! Love ya!
Kathleen S – I never told you, but you have the best blog name ever – absolutely love love love everything you write. Will never stop reading. X
Lynn A – a newish friend, but one with whom I feel I have a genuine rapport, and when I see a comment or an email drop into the inbox with your name on it, I always smile.
And to everybody else, who I haven’t named personally, know that I genuinely appreciate every single comment or like or interaction that I’ve had with all of you who’ve taken the time to read my
crap ramblings over the years.
If you decide to stay, again thank you. And I hope that the content I put out going forward is worthy of your time.
So, I guess that’s it. Not gonna lie. Crying a little bit.