Thursday, August 20, 2009

So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Good-bye

So, I've been mulling over what to do with my little blog here. My posts have become few and far between as I spend most of my time writing for my travel blog and my Lexington Herald-Leader blog. The travel blog takes a big chunk of time and, although I used to reserve this blog for more personal information, once I was "outed" as a blogger, I began using the Herald-Leader blog more for personal stories. I just don't have that much to write on here anymore.

I got an email from BlogHer today saying that they were pulling their ads because I haven't written in more than two weeks. I didn't realize it had been that long. Time flies when you are retired. I wonder how I ever had time to work, I stay so busy now.

So. I guess I'm closing up shop here. It makes me a little sad. I have written 663 posts here. Uh. 664 now. I started writing here on January 11, 2007. And I'm stopping on August 20, 2009. That's a lot of writing. And it quite literally changed my life.

I would have never dreamed of becoming a travel writer on January 11, 2007. A travel writer who is traveling the world and writing about it. I would never have dreamed about writing for the newspaper. But that happened too. All because I learned, honed, polished and improved my writing on this blog.

I appreciate you reading. All of you. Your hits, your comments - they all kept me writing. Thanks.

If you want to keep up with my life, you can subscribe to the travel blog. There's no way to subscribe to the newspaper blog, but if you friend me on Facebook (Jan Shepherd Ross), you can keep up with those as well.

Thanks again. Have a good life.

I certainly plan to.


The Mother Tongue said...

I'm so sad to see this blog end, because you are such a funny writer! But I'm glad I'll still be able to read your H-L and travel blogs, so there's some comfort. :)

sarah said...

I am so sad to see this blog go, but lord knows you do a ton of writing on the other two, so we all understand.

Love you lots and lots!

Nance said...

Sorry to see you stop your writing here, but the choice you made is understandable. Happy trails.

bejewell said...

GOD I WANT YOUR JOB!! Who can blame you for closing up shop here when you have such great gigs elsewhere? Will look for you in other places... good luck!

Gayla said...

I am so sad. I finally got your blog to work on my Google Reader and now it's over.