A Sad Farewell

by Shauna on February 27, 2013

This is hard for me to write. In fact, I’ve put off writing it for a few weeks now. But I think I just have to come out and say it, like pulling off a band-aid quickly.

I’m getting out of the blogging business.

It’s time. I know it’s time.

I used to have so much to say. And really, now, I feel like I’m all talked out. Seriously, there’s only so many times I can share stories about my kids, my vagina, my bad habits, and my food issues. Know what I mean?

Anyway, I’ve loved every second of this crazy journey. I started out blogging as a conduit to the publishing world and ended up with this huge online family. You are my friends now, which was most unexpected. I never considered sharing my life with total strangers would make me such a better person. My life is better with you in it.

While I’m sad I won’t be sharing my stories as often as I have for the last seven years, I’m not saying I won’t ever again. I’m still pursuing my career as a writer, I’m just taking some personal time off. My family needs me right now.

I’ll be around. Oh don’t you worry. The world still needs my pithy, witty Facebook posts, so if we’re not Facebook friends already, FRIEND ME.

I’m not going to say good-bye. I’ll just say See You Later.

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Momo Fali February 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

*weeps*

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Brittany February 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

I love you, and I’m glad I get to selfishly keep you in my life forever. Write your books, they’re amazing!
Brittany´s last blog post ..The Mustache Ballet

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Carolyn Dingman February 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

:( See you in Facebook land.

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Marinka February 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

Sad to read, but you have to do what you know is right. See you on Facebook!
Marinka´s last blog post ..I’m Right, You’re Wrong: Teacups

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Naked Girl in a Dress February 27, 2013 at 10:46 am

I understand having to make decisions based upon the needs of the family. I hope whatever free time you have can lead to more writing for you, possibly just a different medium. We are Facebook friends so I will see you there.
Naked Girl in a Dress´s last blog post ..A New Chapter in Life

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Greis February 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

BOOOO!!!! Glad you only live 4 1/2 hours from me. I’m coming to visit!!
Greis´s last blog post ..48 Questions

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Allison Zapata February 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

You do what you need to do! But, never forget how many people you affected with this space of yours. I *might* know of a certain blogger who would have never opened her blog or herself up if she hadn’t met you. Thanks for opening the door to this weird world for me. I love you. I’m glad I know you for real or else I’d be crying. xo

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lceel February 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’ll see you on FB, as always. It’s too bad I never really got HERE very much, but I get busy, too – and there’s only so much time in a day. Excuses, really. But – like “Naked Girl in a Dress” made me realize – beneath it all, we are all bare as the day we were born. Which makes us all equal, I guess. Well … most of us. Some of us, after all, are hairier than others.
lceel´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday

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Maria February 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

Though I don’t comment on your blog, I always love to read all of your posts. They are so well-written, hilarious, and insightful. Thank you for sharing your life here. I’ll miss your stories and recipes, but wish you all the best. (And look forward to being FB friends!)

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Monika February 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

Your blogging will be missed….but I look forward to your next book and (of course) your Facebook posts. Lots of love.

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Kari Andersen February 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

You will be so missed but we’ve been friends forever on Facebook so see you there!

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Tanis Miller February 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

I so understand this.

I adore you and I hope wherever the wind blows you, it leads to joy and success. Thanks for always inspiring me, you minx. You will be missed.
Tanis Miller´s last blog post ..Spaghetti Westerns

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Selina February 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

Thank you for the laughs, the recipes and the great party ideas. I stumbled upon your blog thru Ms. Allison Zapata and have you on my daily blog reads. I’ll be downloading your book and wish you the best of luck in future writing endeavors. Thanks for being so raw and opening yourself up for the whole world to read. See you on Facebook!

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Allison Zapata February 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

I think this entitles me to some sort of commission.
Allison Zapata´s last blog post ..Good Friend, Sheep, or Mean Girl?

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Nuala Reilly February 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

I wish you every kind of happiness that you deserve and will keep on reading your awesome facebook posts. Just wanted you to know, you were the first blogger I ever read, the reason I started to read Brittany and others and the reason I started blogging myself.
Good luck, Shauna!! And thank you.
Nuala Reilly´s last blog post ..Did I ever tell you about the time I was sooo embarrassed??

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kristeneileen February 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Brittany said it :) We’ll miss you but keep the books coming! Writers like me need writers like you to admire. xo

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Audra February 27, 2013 at 11:34 am

You will be missed! I hope to see your name in the bookstore soon!! Thanks for sharing your life with me!

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BusyDad February 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

You made the internet a better place, and a funnier place. And I am sure you will continue to do so. Best of luck, Lobster!
BusyDad´s last blog post ..Minecraft Dynasty

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Debbie B. February 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

:( I’m going to miss you. Friending you on Facebook right now.

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Kelly Radel February 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Oh Shauna, how I will miss your blogging, but we’ve been friends on facebook for like forever.. :) at least a year or something.. :) so.. between that and instagram you should still be able to make me laugh right? Or cry, or.. :) whatever. <3

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Always Home and Uncool February 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Family (and sanity) comes first. We’ll run into each other again, in real life. k
Always Home and Uncool´s last blog post ..Honor a Founding Father with @Newcastle Founders’ Ale

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Nikki Mohamed February 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm

You will be missed, Shauna! While I will miss reading your blog, I will so much rather have those laughing -so-much-that-we-cry conversations in person over coffee at Monika’s house or mine….since, OH YEAH, BABY….we are on our way to being neighbors with you in 4 months or so. Very happy for your new beginnings….may you never have writer’s block! Love <3
Nikki Mohamed´s last blog post ..You Think Junk Yards Are Cool, But I’M Embarrassing?

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Amanda February 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

You will be remembered.
Amanda´s last blog post ..Seven

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Becky Mochaface February 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Gonna miss reading your posts. Best of luck!
Becky Mochaface´s last blog post ..Hump Day Humor: Drunk History

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Mr Lady (@mrlady) February 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

GIRL.

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Tracie February 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm

So sad! Off to facebook friend you. Good luck in your new adventures, it has been fun reading your blog!
Tracie´s last blog post ..January 2013

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Kimberly February 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Going to miss reading your blogs. I dont think Ive ever commented but Ive been a faithful lurker for years! :)

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Endo February 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Ughh. I’ll miss your vagina. And you’re so hot!

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Christine @ FLY FISH CHICK February 28, 2013 at 6:49 am

Our loss but good luck with your next phase. can’t wait to see your next book. congrats on a wonderful 7-year blogging run! CHEERS!
Christine @ FLY FISH CHICK´s last blog post ..Austin Is As Austin Does

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Barb February 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

While I didn’t always comment I almost always read all of your posts. You will most definitely be missed!
I totally respect your decision- you must prioritize and family is always first!
Look at this as a new chapter in your life and smile.
I’ll “see” you on FB!
Best wishes to you and your family!
Barb´s last blog post ..#28 Is that all

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Gaylin February 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Go, have a great life. See you on FB.

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AngelLeigh February 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I’ve been so worried this would happen after your long away, and it has. We’ll miss you! Aw, I’m sad. You’re a terrific writer and I’m looking forward to reading your books. Best of luck &&thanks for the posts!

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J legget March 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Your kids must be glad not to have their lives posted on the internet anymore.

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Tracy March 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I will miss your blog posts, Shauna. Best of luck in your future endeavors. I’m pretty sure this is the only time EVER that I’m sad I don’t have a FascistBook.

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Neeroc March 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

Crap, now I’ll actually have to pay attention to FB!
Neeroc´s last blog post ..Goodbye Old Pal

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