Monday, November 22, 2010

Closing Down

My time online has grown limited over the past six months and my focus is changing.

Ironically some of the bloggers I used to follow have also dropped by the wayside for whatever reason.

I'd tried to make some small adjustments here, but not enough. So time for some radical changes.

This blog is closing for one week. During that time I will redesign the sidebars and pages and prepare for the reopening. I will reschedule my posting to focus on some new areas. This should make my site more useful to others and more in tune with who I am now.

Promotions will still be a big part of this site. So will production. And speaking. But for now, Spunky the author is done.

So everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll see you on the other side!

36 comments:

Mary Vaughn said...

Diane - Have a blest holiday!
Really excited to see what directions you go. Best of everything.

The Words Crafter said...

One of my favorite things to do is redo my office. Or any other part of house, really.

So, have fun and I look forward to the new look!

J. Kaye said...

Have a super Thanksgiving. I'm closing shop for good. I think I've mentioned this to you a few times. :) Blogging takes way too much time and this is time I need to spend writing, editing, etc.

Jemi Fraser said...

You've got me intrigued! Can't wait to see what you've got in store :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm definitely interested in the changes happening . . .

Have a great Thanksgiving! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm curious as well!
Have a good Thanksgiving.

Jules said...

Curiosity killed the cat, so I'll just wait eagerly. Don't you just love the ability to change?

See you on the flip side :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Have a great holiday. I'm also curious about the changes. I'm also updating and looking into speaking at conferences. See you soon.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

J Kaye, I knew you were shutting down entirely. Seems lots of bloggers have shut down this past year.

Hope the changes aren't too shocking!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Looking forward to seeing the new site!

Karen Walker said...

Good luck with all the changes in your life, Diane. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to do here. In the meantime, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Karen

Mason Canyon said...

Have a great Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see what you do with your site. I'm sure it will be intriguing.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Stephen Tremp said...

Change is good! Looking forward to the new and improved site. Have a great holiday week!

Arlee Bird said...

Looking forward to the changes.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, changes! Can't wait. Love to do it on my blog as well. I'll check back when you're done.

CD

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Good luck!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to seeing your new and improved blog next week.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Thanks giving to you and as you said see you on the other side.
Hope all goes well for you.

Yvonne.

Hart Johnson said...

I wish you the best with the changes! You need to be true to yourself and fit with who you are and your current goals, so I'm sure it will be great! See you on the other side!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks, everyone! Hope I don't freak out any followers.

~Sia McKye~ said...

No freak out here. I understand completely the need to revamp. Bottom line is, you offer a lot of good info. I've used your archives for research many a time because you provide links and explanations.

I know I've gotten so busy the last few months and haven't had the time to comment on all the wonderful blogs I love to read. Writing deadlines and editing have been taking up an enormous amount of time.

I'm looking forward to seeing your new look and subject format.

Meanwhile, have a great Thanksgiving too. We do have so much to be thankful for, don't we?

Hugs

Jai Joshi said...

Ok, Diane. Have a good thanksgiving and I'll forward to coming back and seeing how the blog is changed. It'll be cool to see the new focus.

Jai

Stephen Tremp said...

Oh, I have an award for you at my blog. Its not much as I have to work on my PhotoShop skills. But its the thought that counts.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, Sia! I hope to have those archives organized for you next week. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks, Stephen!

Wow, I need to close down more often...

Tamara Narayan said...

I know what you mean about blogging taking up too much time. I'm cutting back to once a week tops. Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna Hole said...

I'm seriously behind on my blogging too.

Oh, the Kitty pictures; how did I miss them. My favorite though: Lets eat Grandma . ."

Have a wonderful holiday Diane. Can't wait to see you new DO :)

......dhole

Patricia Stoltey said...

Change can be very exciting. I'll be interested to see what comes next. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Diane.

DL Hammons said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us. Have a great holiday break!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :)

Kristin Rae said...

I'll be on the lookout for the new look and focus :) Glad you aren't leaving entirely!

Susanne Drazic said...

Whew! From your post title, I thought you were leaving for good! Glad to know you will still be blogging. Look forward to seeing the changes when you relaunch.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Old Silly said...

Good for you. Have fun, get some R&R, enjoy the blog remake, Happy Thanks, and CYA in a week!

notesfromnadir said...

I really enjoy coming over here when I can. Enjoy your redesign & I look forward to seeing your new blog! :)

Lynn said...

A radical change can be uplifting! On a personal note I hope to still see your smile and other photos!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see the changes.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

looking forward to seeing what you've got! I'll be here when you come back.

Beth Blair said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing the changes, too!

xo Beth