As you may have noticed, Lizzyfied has been pretty quiet lately. My usual schedule of posting twice a week has been abandoned and I don’t have any posts scheduled for the future either. The reason for this is that I have decided to quit Lizzyfied.
The reason to leave behind Lizzyfied is not because I have fallen out of love with blogging. In fact, I have been thinking about blogging more in the last few weeks that I have in the last year. And if you enjoy my writing, then the good news is that I will continue blogging on a different platform very soon. The reason for quitting Lizzyfied is that I have been struggling to fit my writing onto Lizzyfied in a way that felt aligned with my creativity for a while now. And so, it is time for me to switch things up and start with a clean slate.
My journey to this decision
Back in January, I wanted to give my blog a makeover. I started fiddling with the layout and removed some of the categories from my blog (remember when I wanted to share recipes?). But as I kept fiddling and planning and designing, I realised that the way I wanted to write wasn’t easy on the space I had built on Lizzyfied. I wanted to have a place where I could grow and evolve as a writer, as I grow and evolve as a human. And Lizzyfied wasn’t growing with me the way I wanted it to. So, I decided to start a new website, with a different name, a different layout and a new content plan. It will hopefully be a place that will be able to host my writings for years to come in a more sustaining and enduring way that Lizzyfied has been.
The end of Lizzyfied
When I first made the decision to make a new website, I had intended to keep writing on Lizzyfied until the new website was finished and then keep Lizzyfied live for at least another year (for non-bloggers, you pay for the hosting of your blog on a yearly basis.) But I gravely underestimated how much time designing my new website would take me. It has taken up most of my free time lately, so I have had no time to also write for Lizzyfied. And as I have passionately been contemplating and designing my new website, I realised that the passion I once had for Lizzyfied is fading more and more. And that realisation led me to the decision to start fresh completely and not continue my hosting contract for Lizzyfied once it runs out.
The practical stuff
My hosting contract ends on the 3rd of June. By that time, I will have bought the domain for my new website and will have shared it on here, for those of you curious to check it out. I have a name in mind for the new website, but I don’t want to share it quite yet in case it gets taken before I buy it. I will continue working hard on all the design work for my new website and will share a link to it as soon as I can. If I can find some time, I would also like to post a few more casual life updates on here, before I say goodbye for good. I hope to welcome some of you on my new platform – once it is live – and would like to thank each and every reader from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read what I had to share on here for the last year.