You read that right.
I’m being evicted—shoved out of the web into the cold dark world with no WiFi. My blog is being bulldozed to make way for new construction. What should I do? I’ve contemplated running a protest. Or maybe eating all the WordPress apps. I even thought about filing for a lawsuit.
But alas, it was of no avail. It’s time for me to move on.
Your thoughts are probably going something like this: WHAT ARE YOU INSINUATING , ABERDEEN?
If you guessed Mariposa is abandoning this website, you’re right. Mariposa insists I was a sluggard and didn’t post enough on my site. I say she’s evicting me.
What do you think?
Why We Are Really Abandoning the Digest*
Goodbye Dino’s Digest! I’ll miss you!
(Please excuse me for a moment while I grab a tissue).
Before I go farther, I just wanted to say neither me nor Mariposa planned on this. We were actually planning on launching a new site aimed at readers with a newsletter, blog posts, and everything. That’s why I created a survey a while back and asked for your thoughts.
During my hiatus, I was planning on building the new blog and all the necessary prep. But instead, I used my hiatus for thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know). And Mariposa got to thinking too. Blogging used to be such fun for us, but lately it’d started becoming just something we needed (rather than wanted) to do.
Other things kept coming up that needed Mariposa’s attention and she felt God was calling her in a different direction (and of course, I sat on her till she listened to Him). Maybe it wasn’t what she originally planned, but you humans don’t plan very good and God sometimes has to wreck your plans so you don’t wreck yourself.
What I’m Doing Now
I promise you Mariposa didn’t fire me. I quit. For about five seconds then I turned around and said, “how can I help you?”
I’m a pretty understanding fellow.
I’m still going to be around (you can’t get rid of me that easily). Mariposa is going to feature me and my wisdom in her Instagram posts. She’ll share all my witty sayings, advice, and favorite books. And who knows, maybe someday we’ll even have a website again or restart this one!**
I hate saying goodbye to y’all. We’ve become such great pals, and your assistants are the bomb! I loved every minute of my time here, giving you good and bad advice. But before I leave, I wanted to give a few shout-outs to those who have encouraged Mariposa and me throughout our blogging journey. Thank you, Jenna, for encouraging us even when our blog was still in its infancy and never forgetting us when it came to a cool tag. Thank you, Eliza, for every sweet comment you left on our blog and made us smile. Thank you, Julia, for nominating us for the blogger awards and making us feel special. Thank you, Eden, Evelyn, Emma, Penny, and Kassie for always giving us a smile. And thank you, readers, for being with me all this time.
But it’s not really goodbye. I’ll be hanging around Mariposa’s Instagram all the time if you want to find me.
Thanks for being there, Dino-mites! Please come and visit me soon!
Sincerely your loving dinosaur,
P. S. I’m still leaving this website up for a while in case any of you want to reread any of the Pixar articles or anything.***Also, in case I change my mind and start a new website later this year, I can notify you on here. 😉
*The real reason is that I chewed up WordPress. Yes, only I could do that.
**I haven’t given up hope.
***A while equals anything from 4 months to 4 years. You’re welcome for my non-specificity.