This is, like the title of the post seems to suggest, the hardest post I've ever had to write. Why? Because ending things is hard. Bringing closure to my 'brain child', the little piece of me that sits on the Internet, is difficult. I don't want to do it.
So then, why am I doing it? Why am I writing this post to tell you that Bonnie's Blessings is being discontinued?
Because I feel that it is time for that to happen.
I even filmed a little video for you which shows how committed I am to this post...watch the video above.
When I began Bonnie's Blessings in January of 2013 I had no idea how long I would keep it going. I have ended up continuing it for four years and I'm amazed at how the Lord has walked along this journey of blogging with me.
I'm incredibly appreciative to all my amazing loyal readers and commenters. Each one of you is special to me.
But it's time to end this particular blogging journey.
I wish I could say that my reason for ending it is that I'm too busy currently. Yes I am super busy, but I have continued to blog for the past few weeks since I've been working full time reasonably successfully despite my busyness. The fact is, I could continue it if I wanted to.
I'm turning 19 in a couple of weeks. I don't feel like this blog was just a 'stage of my younger life', but I do feel like in some ways I am moving on. Different stage of life now, different goals and priorities, all that sort of stuff.
I don't think that my lack of inspiration to write is just a writer's block. I honestly think that, like all good things, this blog must come to an end sometime.
I am not going to permanently delete this blog off the internet, at this stage. I'd like to leave it up... then in the future if I ever feel sufficiently inspired I can just resume it. I don't think the likelihood of that happening immediately is very high however, so don't get too excited!
I love to write, and this blog has been an incredible way for me to do that. I've loved connecting with people through this forum and the blogs of many others. I don't think my inspiration will ever be dry - perhaps I'll find some other way of indulging my urge to write.... ;)
Anyway. I just wanted to post to say that I'm so incredibly grateful to everyone who has come on the journey with me. Whether you are a new reader or you've been here since the start (almost 700 posts ago!!), I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to you. You are amazing. You have inspired me and kept me committed.
Keep doing what you're doing. I'm definitely going to stay connected in the blogger community (you can't get rid of me that easily!).
Praying the Lord's richest blessings on you all. Have a nice life, won't you.
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