Thank you.

Well, friends. This is it. I'm done. But first, I have some things to say.

When I first started blogging, I had so much passion and conviction and there wasn't a day I didn't think about reading/blogging/connecting with the community in some way. I loved it so much. I was committed to writing and felt like I ALWAYS had something to say.


And it was good. It was SO GOOD. I have so many awesome memories and I have no regrets. Not a single one. 

But then things started to change. I started to think about the blog less, despite wanting to read and stay in contact with awesome bookish friends. I started to NOT want to blog. So I took a break. I decided I could keep living my life with the blog in it and that I wanted to make it work.


And I did really well with the balance again! I was reading and writing reviews and discussion posts and meeting new bloggers and I was like YEAH BOY THIS IS THE LIFE. And then, sometime around when I became pregnant, things changed AGAIN. 

I lost interest. I started to lost interest in reading. In posting. In talking to other bloggers. In all of it. In short - it was the worst. So I thought about it. I talked to peeps about it. I made myself a timeline to make a decision to blog or not to blog about YA lit on this particular site anymore. And I decided, I just can't.


CAN YOU SEE THE TORMENT IN HIS EYES?! That is the torment in my soul when I came to this decision. I know it is the right one but YOU GUYS I miss it already. No, that's not true. I won't miss all of the things...but there are some things I will miss. I will miss your awesome comments and your support and your recommendations and your silliness. PLEASE promise me we can keep in touch on Twitter and Facebook and things! PLEASE. Because really this is what I want for us.


Books will ALWAYS be a part of my life, even if this blog won't be. I hope that those of you who feel like we became friends through this crazy adventure will stay in touch with me. If not, that's okay (but not okay at all) and I understand (but not really). I will still be around on the internet because let's be real - how could I NOT be?! I have decided not to go the Tumblr route mainly because I am too old and awk to figure out how to use it correctly, so probably I'll just put my thoughts on Goodreads if I have something to say or on Twitter or text/email those of you who still care to hear my rambles. 

I want to say thank you to all of my readers, followers, and friends for making this one of the most exciting and rewarding things I've ever done. I will continue to be a part of the YA Lit community and read your blogs and love you all dearly. I have so much love for all of you and will continue to hold you, and this amazing 6 year experience, in my heart forever.

I do have a personal blog in which I will continue to update my personal life things, and if you're interested in that you can email me and I'll share it with you. Be warned, it will mostly be about Nubby for awhile but if there's a book that REALLY hits my heart, I may have to talk about it over there in a most informal and rambling fashion. 

I'll miss you all as I embark on the next great adventure in my life and look forward to keeping in touch with your adventures as well! Much love. 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

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  1. Big hugs! You will be embarking on a beautiful adventure soon with the addition of Nubby and life will never be the same. Enjoy every minute of it. I'm glad you have no regrets. This life is too short and you must fill it with the things that bring you the most joy. I will always be here for you my friend. Happy travels! :)

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to keeping in touch with you, Carrie! oxo

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  2. I can totally see the torment in his eyes. AND IN YOURS <3 But I am glad you came to a decision that you think is right for you and I think you will be happier for it and that is GOOD. That's all that matters. You'll always be able to come on to Twitter and chat your little heart out with us whenever you want <3

    Also, that Bilbo GIF is seriously making me want to spend all weekend binge watching Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. JUST SAYING.

    Also this is Tara from Hobbitsies cause I know google is going to be like this person doesn't exist.

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    1. Seriously, if anyone knows torment it is Dean Winchester! But also me right now.

      Please never leave me behind!

      I always support binge watching of LOTR+Hobbit. ALWAYS.

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  3. <333 I will miss youuuu but glad you are doing what feels right!! Please let's still be friends!!?

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    1. YES LET US continue the friendship thanks!

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  4. <3 Your words here will be missed, but I know I won't miss YOU because we'll still keep in touch way beyond this whole blogging thing. It brought us together, yes, but we've moved way past that... to texts & emails, haha! I am so dang excited for Nubby's arrival! Love you friend!

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    1. Oh yes we are WAY past the blogging relationship!

      In fact, I listened to your Tune in Tuesday CD on my way home today! WEEE!

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  5. I will miss your reviews and gifs and posts, but I'm glad you're doing what you have to do! I'm super happy you'll still be around twitter and goodreads so we can still talk books and fangirl over X-Files :)

    Also I would love to read your personal blog so I can drool over adorable baby pics (you know, in a non-creepy way) :)

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    1. I'll email you the URL for the personal blog!

      I will talk to you about X-Files anytime, anywhere. Know it.

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  6. Lisa, I adore you and totally understand where you are coming from. It's been wonderful to get to know you through the blog world, and I do hope we keep in touch. :) And um, I need to stalk baby picures. Yes I do.

    Big kisses and hugs to you my friend! xo

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    1. I'm so glad we met through blogging! I look forward to keeping in touch fo sho!

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  7. Aww, as much as this news saddens me, I'm really happy that you've made the right decision. I know we've only just recently connected via blogging but I'm really glad I got to meet you. You're a wonderful, funny, amazing gal and I do wish the best for you. Please keep in touch and know that we'll happily welcome you back if you ever change your mind! Miss you already and best of luck! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad we got to get to know each other through blogging too. I won't be too far from Twitter or the interwebs ever! oxo

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    2. Ya know, you just might be the person to actually get me on Twitter now!! :P

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  8. I do understand not feeling it anymore, especially with a baby on the way, but I'm sad to see you leave :[
    I'm glad you figured out what you want and are going for it, though :] I'm still trying to figure out what I want since I don't always enjoy blogging anymore but I also don't think I could just stop yet either.
    Best wishes :]

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    1. I wish you the very best of luck figuring out what to do with the future of your blog! It's not an easy decision, but hopefully with time and trial, you'll figure out what works best for you. :)

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  9. I LOVE that you've made the right decision for you and your family and that it feels right! You are awesome and I adore YOU. We will be keeping in touch, friend (so I can rap to you). xoxo

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    1. YES PLEASE.
      Also thanks for dealing with my Darryl and Patrick Ness obsession. oxo

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  10. This post is an example of everything I'm going to miss about your blogging, but I TOTALLY get it. Just last night I decided to downgrade on all the blogging frills and get back to the basics in hopes of livening up. We'll see where it takes me. And I'm certainly happy you'll still be around the internets, that's for sure! That's where all of our shared nerdiness happened most of the time anyway. :D

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    1. GO JESS. Do what you gotta do! I wish you the best figuring out the right way to blog for you.

      Oh yes, we shall continue to geek out like nobodies business. NO doubt.

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  11. Gonna miss your posts, chica, but I'll definitely still keep up with you on Twitter. *BIG HUGS*

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  12. Good on you for making the best decision for you - that is the most important thing, Lisa! And who knows, you may blog again in the future!

    You've just made me realise that I feel the same way about my food blog which I have abandoned and which I feel so guilty about :)

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  13. It sounds like you're making the decision that's best for you -- although I won't lie and say that I wasn't just a little bit sad when I read this. But YES, let's stay in touch on Twitter ... I have to hear all the details about you and Nubby! Who you're going to meet really, really soon! I'm sooooooooooooo excited for you!!!

    Sending you a great big hug XOXOXO

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  14. P.S. A personal blog? With gushing about Nubby? SIGN ME UP! I'll DM you my e-mail address on Twitter =)

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  15. Aw, see how out of the loop I am? I didn't even know about this. But I must say being in a very similar situation, that I completely understand. I adore blogging still and reading, of course, but I've lost the love of writing reviews for sure. I'm not sure what will happen to my blog after the baby is born. I guess I'll take it one day at a time. We will miss all your nerding on here! But I'm happy we can still keep in touch!

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  16. I go away for a second and THIS HAPPENS!!!! I will be emailing you PRONTO!!!!

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  17. I haven't been blogging in FOREVER, and I was curious to see how your blog was doin'. I'm sad you aren't blogging anymore, but hey, I can't complain because I haven't had the time to blog like I used to. I'm glad I still get to see you on facebook though!! Yay!

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