Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Friends, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that I’ll be closing the doors on Addicted 2 Decorating at the end of this month.
Believe me, this wasn’t a decision I made lightly. In fact, I’ve been contemplating it since the end of last year.
I have been blogging now for six years, and it’s been an amazing journey. I’ve met so many wonderful people (both online and in person) as a result of blogging, and the entire journey has been so incredibly rewarding.
But the time has come.
When I first started blogging in 2007, I really had no idea what to expect. In all honesty, I really didn’t know much about blogging at all. I just knew that I had a passion that I wanted to share with people.
And the sharing has been so fun!! I have loved (almost) every moment of creating fun projects, documenting the process, sharing sharing those ideas with you. I’ve loved the interaction with readers, and getting glimpses into your lives. And I’m so thankful for all of that.
But I think that every blogger, at one time or another, faces the question, “How long can I keep this up? Will I be blogging until I’m 80? Does this whole blogging thing have an expiration date?”
Sadly, it does.
While blogging has been so incredibly rewarding…and just downright fun…it has also been exhausting. When I started blogging years ago, I certainly had no idea how much time and energy goes into blogging, especially for a DIY blogger like myself. I work unbelievably long hours, sometimes until the wee early morning hours, on projects. Then there’s the photographing, editing, writing, proofreading, etc.
One single post can represent hours…even days…of work. And it’s exhausting.
So it’s time. It’s time to close this chapter, and move on to what’s ahead.
Life after blogging…
It’s very scary stepping into the unknown like this, but I’m confident in my decision.
The fact is that my website and blog design business has really taken off, and I’d love to be able to focus on that right now. And with us hopefully moving into a house in the next few months, we’re really trying to save up as much money as possible right now for the renovations we’ll be doing, so it just makes sense to put as much focus and energy as possible into my website design business.
I won’t disappear completely!
I’ll still be around the blogosphere. You’ll still see my handiwork when I complete rooms. It just won’t be here. But keep an eye out, because I’ll be submitting my work to other blogs and websites that I’m sure you’re familiar with.
So thank you for everything! Thank you for a wonderful six years of blogging! Y’all have all made it so worthwhile. And I hope you’ll stick with me through the end of this month as I wind things down.
Blessings to you all!!!
(Psssttt…April Fool’s! 😀 I’m not going anywhere! At least not anytime soon! 😀 So did I get you? Did I have you going there for a while? Sorry! I couldn’t resist!)
Speaking of April Fool’s pranks, this one from Google (who is well known for their annual pranks) is my absolute favorite this year. They announced the closing of YouTube so that they could select the best YouTube video. They estimate that the selection process will take 10 years, and the winner will be announced when they relaunch the site in 2023. 😀 Enjoy!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
I hope you’ll join me on my DIY and decorating journey! If you want to follow my projects and progress, you can subscribe below and have each new post delivered to your email inbox. That way you’ll never miss a thing!