[Announcement] Read Me Away is Closing!

Posted January 25, 2017 by Ana in Announcements | 5 Comments

Hello, dear readers!

I’m very sorry to say that Read Me Away is closing down. Honestly, whenever I haven’t updated for a while, I feel like I want to try and bring the blog back with something super fresh. But this time? I’ve been preoccupied with other things, mostly life things. Mostly things like focusing on work, realigning my priorities, and getting into other hobbies. I still read, of course, but I don’t really feel the urge to blog about books anymore.

It’s been an amazing ride, dear reader. Since I started blogging in April 2013, I’ve met such amazing people and been recommended so many great books. I never would have discovered some of my favourite titles and authors if it weren’t for YOU! So I want to thank everyone for all their support. All your comments, shares, recommendations, suggestions, and just for being YOU.

So what’s going to happen to this site? When the domain registration lapses in April, my little blog will be gone. I plan on transferring the reviews to Goodreads and maybe migrating all the posts to a WordPress blog as an archive? Who knows, I’ll figure it out in the coming months. :)

As for special things like Read Play Blog, I will not be continuing it. I’ve already told my awesome co-host, Jeann, about my decision and I’d just like to thank her over and over for being so patient and understanding. Thank you to everyone who’s participated! I loved reading your posts and finding out about new games to play!

I’ll still be on Twitter, but I want to be more active on my personal account over here. I’d still love to keep in touch and see what awesome books you’ve been reading! :D Of course, I still use Goodreads and my GR account might become more active once this blog goes down.

Here are some blogs that I recommend, written by some absolutely amazing people. All of them have influenced and inspired my little blog in one way or another, and they’re just super awesome human beings! :)

And to basically all the friends I’ve met along the way, to all the dear readers who took the time to comment, to all the wonderful people who’ve recommended books, and to YOU reading this right now! Thank you.

I hope you all have an amazing 2017! I’m both nervous and excited for what this year will throw at me, but I’m DETERMINED to make it super amazing!

Always,

Ana

 

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5 responses to “[Announcement] Read Me Away is Closing!

  1. Aw I’m sad to read this, but obviously there’s no point forcing yourself to keep blogging if it’s not working for you! :(

    Have an amazing 2017 :)

  2. Aww, it is sad to see your blog go, but I know how difficult it is to keep up with it. It’s been tough for me to find the time, and I’ve kind of changed formats a bit to help. I think being on twitter and GR is a nice low key way to keep up with the community though, so I hope to see you more around on there! Thank you for the shout out – it was so much fun running the blog events with you! :)

  3. Oh my gosh, Ana!!!!!! I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere myself on and off over the past year or so, and I just saw this post. Life sure does get in the way and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t contemplated shutting MNO down, but I’m just not ready to let it go yet. I wish you all the best in future endeavors. I’m so happy we got to “meet” so early on in our blogging journeys. I thank you for your support and also for the shout-out here. I hope to see you around on Twitter.