You read it correctly.
Today is my last day as a blogger in this particular space.
Why? Well..I'm so glad you asked. When I began this blog five years ago (yes..it'll be 5 years here shortly), I dreamed that it would be an oasis. An oasis of resources for those who, like me, wanted to live a fabulous life on a budget. And it was that...for a while. I was a bit ahead of the curve with recessionary blogging because...well...I was broke BEFORE the economy officially tanked. It was always my goal to bring a fresh voice to the blogosphere and, for a while, I believe I was successful. Fast forward to now and I feel that I'm a Broke Socialite who has lost her way...in the blogosphere. I began to feel myself conforming and doing what other bloggers do. Read: my KRYPTONITE. I've become far too comfortable (and sometimes lazy...ouch! Those were my toes...) and that simply is not my style.
The good news is that there is a plan in place. I have been fortunate enough, with my blog as a platform, to build a brand. Isn't that what most of us want to do? Build brands. Make a living. (See the Blackberry commercial below...) I believe the practice of blogging has evolved and I want to be on the front lines of the next wave. Social media is personal to me and I think that I've just the voice to usher more change for us all.
What I most want NOT to be is the socialite who overstayed her welcome...*clutches virtual pearls* You know the one: sloshing around full of martinis, stumbling over couches, speaking loudly etc. It's not a good look. Virtually or otherwise. Yikes.
I am grateful for your support. Every comment. Every post. (Lurkers, y'all too:-))
It's time for me to "Exit. Stage Left." from The Broke Socialite as you know her.
I'm NEVER the last one to leave a party but I'll start one in the blink of an eye.
I love you all and I leave you with my personal anthem! Dance with me, won't you?