Friday, November 9, 2012

An Unfortunate Announcement Concerning The Year of Less blog

We had no idea when we started this year of less how much it would change our hearts and bless our growing family.  More than ever we are committed to downsizing our lives, to be content with less, to give more, and to make greener choices, not just for the sake of the planet, but for the sake of it's people.

We also had no idea how overwhelming it would be.  Sharing your life online is a lot of work.  Every blog post involves so much work, from brainstorming, writing, taking photos, answering comments and emails, not to mention the introspection and emotional work involved in sharing yourself with would-be strangers.  It's hard.  And right now, with so much else going on in our lives, it is too much. 

I've spent the last week realizing that one of my blogs needed to come to an end.  A Unfortunately it is this one.

Our commitment to a simpler life is still going to be reflected in the blog posts on my other blog, The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  Many of the posts I had in the works for this blog will be shared over there.  We have no interest in giving up our journey, we just won't be blogging about it here anymore.

Many of you have contacted me to let me know that we have motivated and inspired you in your own journey to a simpler, less stuff-filled life. I am so glad to have encouraged some of you and I hope you will continue in that momentum to let your life reflect your priorities more and more. 

I will soon be closing comments on this blog because I have been receiving a massive amount of spammy and offensive comments, and monitoring to remove them has become quite time consuming.

Thank you so much for those of you who have followed along and left comments of encouragement and support.  

So I guess the task for day 111 of The Year of Less is this: Blogging Less.  Thank you for understanding.