I’m Quitting My Blog

Yeah…unfortunately, this is not clickbait. I started this blog back in December of 2016. And this will be my last post for the foreseeable future. I can’t believe it’s already been almost five years that I’ve posting on an almost perfect schedule (there are just a handful of times I couldn’t post for various reasons). I started with no followers but my mother, and now I’ve grown to almost 1,500 followers. It’s something I’m very proud of and I have loved every minute of blogging!

Blogging is such a fulfilling enterprise and it’s taught me valuable lessons. I have gotten better at writing and now writing pretty much everything short feels like a breeze to me. Words come more easily to me and I’m much better at basic grammar. I have learned better discipline and been able to talk to other amazing book nerds about books!

So you might be asking, why are you quitting if you’ve enjoyed it so much?

The main reason is: I’m engaged.

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Yes, my boyfriend popped the question and we’re getting married next year. On one hand, that’s great news! But it also means I have a wedding to plan while finishing up my college degree. Also, with getting married and starting a new life, I’ll be soon starting a full time job, as well as being able to take care of a new place. Because finances will be tight for my fiancΓ© and I at first, I realize that right now it’s just not feasible for me to spend time writing this blog.

I did the math and I spend about between five to eight hours a week on WordPress, between actually writing my two blogs a week, answering comments, and reading other blogs on here. And that is five to eight hours I won’t have soon. Especially something that is just a hobby that doesn’t make me any money (I’ve been making about $6 a month from ads).

So, what’s going to happen?

I’m no longer going to post on my blog. In December, when my paid WordPress plan ends, I will not be renewing it. I mean, it is $50 a year I don’t need to spend and every bit helps. My blog’s website will transition from madamewriterblog.com to madamewriterblog.wordpress.com, the free version of WordPress. I talked to WordPress and they were very helpful in informing me that all my content will stay exactly as it is, so you or any other readers can return to my blog and read anything on here.

A part of me is hoping that this will be a temporary break for a year or so, but I’m honestly not sure. As much as I would love to come back to WordPress in the future, it may not be something I ever have time for.

For now, I will still be on Youtube posting videos once a week. In the 8 months I have been doing Youtube, my channel has grown more than my WordPress blog did in two years, which is pretty impressive. I’m also finding it to be a new and challenging endeavor while I think I have gained all the knowledge I can from WordPress.

Before I go, I want to thank all of you for almost 5 years of an amazing time.

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And thank you for tuning in every week to hear my rants and raving on books, movies, and writing.

Take care and best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Anne (Madame Writer)

37 thoughts on “I’m Quitting My Blog

  1. Congratulations on your engagement and I do hope everything in your personal and professional life will turn out as you always wished! I am sorry to know you’re leaving but I understand that if time has come to move on, it is time to move on. Thanks very much for being my friend on wordpress from the start of my blog! We certainly have many things in common, including interest in history and in Asia, and I will certainly miss you!

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  2. Madame Writer, sad to see you go (for the foreseeable future), but I hope you do come back once in a while.

    It’s been great to see fellow bloggers grow in WP, I started in September 2017 and had a lot of hiatus every now and then. You have been one of those who I frequently see on my notifications.

    I enjoy your book reviews, though I’m not an avid reader, I get to find good titles to find/read, your reviews are really gems when there are so much to read and too hard to filter what to look for.

    Congratulations on the next chapter in your life! Hoping for success and happiness.

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  3. Congratulations, exciting times ahead! Commiserations on leaving the blogging world. Not an easy decision to make but one that will work for you. Life is about change and growth and new adventures – and of course reading! All the best πŸ™‚ Gretchen.

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  4. So good to know that your life will be taking some very positive new directions. Being engaged and getting married are such enormous and wonderful milestones. I send my very best wishes to you and your fiance.
    I will miss your blog SO much. It was one of the first that I read when I started on WordPress and I have really enjoyed it and getting to know you a bit through your posts.
    I am going to move on to denial and hope that one day you will be back.
    In the meanwhile, thanks for all of your wonderful posts and thanks too for having read my blog. It has meant a lot to me.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will miss reading your posts as well and reading all your amazing comments! Like you said, your blog was one of the first I found on WordPress and I have enjoyed it since. I hope someday I’ll be able to come back to WordPress when I’m less busy.

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  5. My jaw dropped when I read this.

    I wish you and your fiance well in your future life. It’s sad to see you go, but ultimately, you have to leave something behind as you move forward.

    I do hope, however, that it won’t be the last time I get to hear from you, as I’ve always enjoyed your comments and thoughts on my stories and blog posts.

    Good luck to you in all your future endeavors!

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  6. Reblogged this on La Petite Muse Blog and commented:
    Anne has been a constant member of the WP community, and I’m going to really miss her presence here, but she’s embarking on a beautiful life soon!

    Anne, it was a pleasure to read your book reviews, your thoughts about college, and even your movie views. I’ll stop by your YouTube channel soon! Thank you for being a part of the community, and may God bless your new life. πŸ’™

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  7. Congratulations! Glod bless the new life you are to embark on. If not on blog posts, you could spend those 8-ish hours a week writing chapters of your own fiction, which I trust, with your talent and drive, will yield you considerably more than $6/month.

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  8. To be honest, I’m really going to miss you, but I understand. You got to do what’s best for you, and time is of the essence, so we can’t afford to waste time on what doesn’t matter.

    I’m hardly on YT now, but I’ll pop by sometime. Congrats my friend, and I’m sending you BIG HUGS from this side of the world! πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  9. Oh, it’s sad that you’re leaving, but at the same time you know what is best for you and doing that is absolutely perfect! It’s awesome that your blog will not be gone for good and that, will there be a time in the future where you’ll want to return, it will be waiting for you πŸ™‚ All the best, congratulations for your engagement and I hope that everything will turn out just as you want it ❀ Lots of hugs from me!

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