Four years ago today I stayed up all night starting Fantasy is More Fun. It’s home was blogger and it was a hot mess. But within a month I had roped my brother into making me some decent graphics, instead of my paint/power point creations. I had moved to Word Press. Then I met Michelle @ Because Reading and started COYER – and the rest was history.
I was a blogger and I was obsessed. I posted more than once a day at first. I checked obsessively for comments and visited other blogs like a mad woman. Because I had FINALLY found MY people. The book people. And it was a a time in my life that I needed it desperately. In a way, my blog and the friendships I made through it saved me from a severe depression.
Over the past 4 years I’ve had an amazing time. I’ve become co-host to a handful of challenges – my proudest remains COYER, a challenge that brings so many readers together into a really fun, supportive community. I’ve gone to author events and met many of my favorite authors – I’ve been on a first name basis with some and even been a beta reader for favorite series!
And, most importantly, I’ve made LIFELONG friendships. I’ve managed to meet several of you in person and those days have been some of the happiest in the past few years.
And that’s way it was so hard for me to make the decision I made today… to shut down Fantasy is More Fun. It’s not what I need anymore. I’m not excited about it anymore and it’s just not my place right now. I mean do you see my header? It’s STILL on set to MARCH and St. Patrick’s Day. I just don’t have it in me to handle a blog myself right now.
Thankfully this isn’t REALLY good-bye though. I’m not ready to leave entirely – and thankfully Michelle wasn’t ready for me to leave either. So I’ve been adopted into a new home. That’s right, guys! Michelle @ Because Reading is fostering me! I say fostering me because there is a possibility that Fantasy is More Fun will become my home again someday. But for the rest of this year – or until Michelle kicks me off her blog LOL! – I’ll be at my new home Because Reading. Any maybe it will become my forever home, we’ll just have to see.
We’ll be sharing more details on her blog later this/next week (we just made this official today, so it may take a few days lol!).
I hope you’ll come visit me at my foster home!! 🙂