So clearly with my awesome news comes the big question – what happens now?
I’ve been a dating blogger for nearly four years. Through those years people have always asked me “what happens when you meet someone.” I never really had a clear cut answer because I didn’t really know and I always just figured I would handle it when/if that happened. And, truth be told, I wasn’t sure if that would happen so I figured why worry about it until it actually did.
Well now it’s happened.
I started blogging because I had something to say and I loved to write. I didn’t really set out to become a dating blogger, but sort of fell into it because I had a lot of crazy/fun stories to share and it fit my style of writing. And I’ve loved every minute of it.
Through the years blogging has been a huge part of my life. It’s helped me to meet many wonderful people and also played a big role in my decision to move to NYC. It’s also helped me to grow as a writer (and land a few wonderful writing gigs).
The point of my babbling is that I don’t want to stop blogging and it seems really silly to give it all up. I don’t want that and Mr. T doesn’t either. He’s incredibly supportive of my blogging and writing (another reason I totally adore that man).
But obviously I know that it will be difficult (OK, OK probably impossible) to go on as a dating blogger. As one friend said to me on Twitter on the night of my engagement, I am now the worst singles blogger ever. And clearly Not What I Ordered isn’t really a fitting title anymore.
So, this will be my last post on Not What I Ordered and I have started a new blog called Last Call which is where I will be posting from now on. If you’re a fellow blogger who has been so fabulous to include me on your blog roll or favorites I ask that you change to reflect the new blog. Just replace everything with Last Call and the new link (http://lastcallblog.com/). And of course update any kind of feeds and such so you’ll be alerted when I post on the new blog.)
I chose to start a new blog in order to leave Not What I Ordered as is. There are a lot of links to my blog out there and I don’t want to mess any of that up. And I really just want to keep Not What I Ordered so it can stay what it is – an account of my life as a single woman. It’s important to me to sort of preserve that. It was a significant time in my life.
I don’t want to totally abandon the whole dating and relationships thing – it just can’t be the focus of my blog anymore. Last Call will be more of a lifestyle blog. Relationships and dating will come in there from time to time. So will things about wedding planning and such. And I can guarantee that I will have a lot to say about the transition I’m making. But overall, the theme will be life and all the things that happen while you’re living it.
Also, as a side note, you’ll also be able to read all of my articles about dating advice over on We Love Dates. I promise to be better at positing them on the new blog. I also tweet them and post them regularly to Facebook so look for them there.
It’s my hope to continue to inspire women – single or not. It’s also my hope that all of my loyal readers will continue with me during the next phase of my life. I’ve enjoyed answering questions/interacting with everyone over the years and definitely want to continue to do so.