This post has been writing itself for months now. I have talked about quitting this blog for a while now, here and in private with friends, asked for opinions on what I should do, weighed the pros and cons, and have finally come to a conclusion.
As you may have discerned from the post title, I have decided to say goodbye to Writing, Wishing. The “long” part of this is that I will still own my domain and renew my hosting for another 12 months. My content will remain for now, I will still be on all the social media channels, and most importantly (to me at least), I will still be writing. Just not here. When the next renewal comes up, I will figure out what to do with nearly 700 posts (ideas, anyone?). In June, I am closing comments, including Facebook comments.
You see, this blog has served its purpose. It gave me a space to write whatever and whenever I wanted to. It led me to working and writing for many places. It gave me the balls to launch my own business. It motivated me to pursue lifelong passions for photography and writing, and best of all, it opened the door to amazing friendships I would never have made otherwise.
By leaving this blog, I am not giving up all that I’ve earned. Quite the opposite. By freeing myself from blogging with all its entrapments and obligations, I have guilt-free time to focus on them, and what matters most – my family.
I will continue to write, in private, and if I am so lucky, on other sites, and maybe even get into another book anthology.
I will continue to take photographs and finish off my year-long Through The Lens Thursday project, probably on my blog’s Facebook page.
I will continue to be at BonBon Break, looking for and sharing great content.
I will continue to work on blog book tours.
I will still be on Twitter sharing my favourite reads and chatting with friends. I will definitely be on Facebook. I am not abandoning Pinterest or Instagram ( though I will be making the latter private).
Most of all, I will still be your friend. I may not make it to your blogs to read and comment regularly, but I will try. I may not be joining in your blog hops or linkups, but I will support you. I may leave some private Facebook groups, but I will certainly still be your Facebook friend (if we are already friends there).
It’s been a wonderful four years. I have loved blogging, but I don’t anymore, not in its current form (with all the social media obligations and whatnot). I am forever grateful that I decided on a whim to start a blog on March 29, 2011. I am thankful for all the opportunities and friendships.
I will miss this space, but I have no regrets.