Sunday, November 12, 2017

Retirement for Don't Be Afraid of the Dork

Hi. I'm retiring. Sort of.  Well, the blog is retiring. Don't Be Afraid of the Dork is shutting its doors and moving to Costa Rica (or some other nice place where retired blogs like to hang out). 

For whatever reason, my heart just hasn't been in it this year.  I don't know that I can pinpoint a reason or that it even really matters.  The point is, I'm not really producing the content I want and it's best if I just bite the bullet and shut things down.  I still have the desires that made me start the blog in the first place - to connect with other like-minded book and TV dorks, to practice my writing skills and create something - but finding/making the time to devote to producing the blog just hasn't been happening.  

My plan is to see if some different platforms might allow me to continue to connect with folks and continue to write.  Sporadic blog-like activities will take place on Tumblr (my Tumblr page) and I will refocus on reviewing books on Goodreads.  Please connect with me at one or both of those places if you haven't already!! 

That's the saddest consequence of shutting things down.  I've met and interacted with so many amazing people and learned SO MUCH from all of them.  Thank you to everyone who has ever visited the blog, read and commented and shared your thoughts.  You're amazing and making the world a better place by sharing your enthusiasm and thoughtfulness regarding books and storytelling! Keep being beautiful!!

It's been great and I am grateful.  

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” 
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh