An Announcement: Big Changes are Coming

wpid-20140713_232643.jpgLast week, I mentioned to stay tuned as some changes were coming and I’m here to explain one of them. As most of you know, or, at the very least, can appreciate, blogging is a lot of work. Writing is fun but all the ‘’behind the scenes stuff’’ can be exhausting. The emails, the hosting issues, the deadlines can be very time consuming. There’s always something to do, which is why there are so many bloggers who burn out and eventually stop.

I have been blogging on and off around the web for the past eight years. I’ve always enjoyed the release of thought process and interaction (especially in the PF niche) but hate the feeling of managing everything else. It’s all necessary as a site owner though. You need to post or you readership dies, you need to fix things or the site can crash or whatever, you get my point…basically I enjoy the writing but hate everything else- so I’m not doing it anymore.

I have a lot going on in my life right now with the whole being a mom, wife, full-time employee thing. Especially as Maria gets more and more involved in her own activities my personal time is less and less and I was starting to resent the blog. I could no longer give it the attention it needed, or deserved.

At the end of last year I brought Kayla on to help with some things, and she’s been terrific but it wasn’t enough. She was doing everything I could as of her but I still wasn’t satisfied with the amount I still needed to do. I thought about it for a long time, chatted with Mike and eventually decided to give the blog up. I still wanted to write but didn’t want to deal with everything else so I found someone who did.

I asked around, and consulted with a few people before finally approaching District Media Finance founder James Hendrickson. He is a popular guy in the personal finance niche owning and managing many popular blogs such as Dinks Finance and Clever Dude. Given his reputation and already established relationship with Kayla, it just clicked. We chatted and worked out a deal. So, it’s bittersweet, this little blog, which I started on my maternity leave back in 2012, is now owned and managed by James.

Having said all this, not too much will change around here. James in on board, Kayla is still around, I’ll still be here writing every Monday along with welcoming Amanda another day through the week.

My story will still be told but now I have more time for me, my family and everything else I want to do in life. When you literally only have a few hours a week to yourself, using it all to manage a hobby isn’t balance. I have found a way to scratch that writing itch but leave the blogging stuff to someone much more experienced than I, so I’m happy.

I’m excited to see what James and Kayla have in store while allowing me so sit back and relax (as much as one can with a rambunctious toddler around). So thanks James. Welcome Amanda. I’m sure you’ll both help breathe a little life into this little blog.

How is everyone else doing? Any other big changes in your lives? Did anyone notice how I said changes are coming but only outlined one? You’ll have to wait for me to disclose even more surprises!

Enjoy Plunged in Debt?

Pid

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  1. Hi Catherine,
    I’m glad everything is working out for you the way you want it to. I agree blogging can be difficult with all of the behind the scenes stuff to get done. I’m interested to see the direction of Plunged In Debt for the future. I wish you all the luck and look forward to your next big reveal! 🙂 Keep in touch… you’ve always been one of my biggest supporters! Mr.CBB
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  2. Good luck to all!
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  3. congrats! It sounds like you came up with a very good compromise to allow you to sell the site and still keep a voice. My blog has died a slow death and I am seriously considering selling it, because like you, I just can’t do the day to day stuff anymore. I burnt out long ago…
    Newlyweds on a Budget recently posted..How to Tackle Wedding DebtMy Profile

  4. Blogger burnout is definitely a thing! I’ve been feeling it lately too and I’ve been handling it by just posting once a week instead of three times a week. It helped, but there are definitely weeks where I just have nothing to say.

    I’m excited to see what your next big reveal is, and I’m also very happy that you found a balance that will let you keep blogging here so we can eventually celebrate your debt free date.
    Jordann recently posted..How to Gracefully Recover from a Spending BingeMy Profile

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Jordann, its nice to just not have to think about the other stuff but still feel apart of this niche.

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An Announcement: Big Changes are Coming

wpid-20140713_232643.jpgLast week, I mentioned to stay tuned as some changes were coming and I’m here to explain one of them. As most of you know, or, at the very least, can appreciate, blogging is a lot of work. Writing is fun but all the ‘’behind the scenes stuff’’ can be exhausting. The emails, the hosting issues, the deadlines can be very time consuming. There’s always something to do, which is why there are so many bloggers who burn out and eventually stop.

I have been blogging on and off around the web for the past eight years. I’ve always enjoyed the release of thought process and interaction (especially in the PF niche) but hate the feeling of managing everything else. It’s all necessary as a site owner though. You need to post or you readership dies, you need to fix things or the site can crash or whatever, you get my point…basically I enjoy the writing but hate everything else- so I’m not doing it anymore.

I have a lot going on in my life right now with the whole being a mom, wife, full-time employee thing. Especially as Maria gets more and more involved in her own activities my personal time is less and less and I was starting to resent the blog. I could no longer give it the attention it needed, or deserved.

At the end of last year I brought Kayla on to help with some things, and she’s been terrific but it wasn’t enough. She was doing everything I could as of her but I still wasn’t satisfied with the amount I still needed to do. I thought about it for a long time, chatted with Mike and eventually decided to give the blog up. I still wanted to write but didn’t want to deal with everything else so I found someone who did.

I asked around, and consulted with a few people before finally approaching District Media Finance founder James Hendrickson. He is a popular guy in the personal finance niche owning and managing many popular blogs such as Dinks Finance and Clever Dude. Given his reputation and already established relationship with Kayla, it just clicked. We chatted and worked out a deal. So, it’s bittersweet, this little blog, which I started on my maternity leave back in 2012, is now owned and managed by James.

Having said all this, not too much will change around here. James in on board, Kayla is still around, I’ll still be here writing every Monday along with welcoming Amanda another day through the week.

My story will still be told but now I have more time for me, my family and everything else I want to do in life. When you literally only have a few hours a week to yourself, using it all to manage a hobby isn’t balance. I have found a way to scratch that writing itch but leave the blogging stuff to someone much more experienced than I, so I’m happy.

I’m excited to see what James and Kayla have in store while allowing me so sit back and relax (as much as one can with a rambunctious toddler around). So thanks James. Welcome Amanda. I’m sure you’ll both help breathe a little life into this little blog.

How is everyone else doing? Any other big changes in your lives? Did anyone notice how I said changes are coming but only outlined one? You’ll have to wait for me to disclose even more surprises!

Enjoy Plunged in Debt?

Pid

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  1. Hi Catherine,
    I’m glad everything is working out for you the way you want it to. I agree blogging can be difficult with all of the behind the scenes stuff to get done. I’m interested to see the direction of Plunged In Debt for the future. I wish you all the luck and look forward to your next big reveal! 🙂 Keep in touch… you’ve always been one of my biggest supporters! Mr.CBB
    canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..Five Alive Carrot Cake + Pre-Made Snack Cake MixMy Profile

    1. Catherine says:

      Thanks Mr. CBB!

  2. Money Beagle says:

    Good luck to all!
    Money Beagle recently posted..Breaking Up (With Our Dentist) Was Hard To DoMy Profile

    1. Catherine says:

      Thanks 🙂

  3. congrats! It sounds like you came up with a very good compromise to allow you to sell the site and still keep a voice. My blog has died a slow death and I am seriously considering selling it, because like you, I just can’t do the day to day stuff anymore. I burnt out long ago…
    Newlyweds on a Budget recently posted..How to Tackle Wedding DebtMy Profile

    1. Catherine says:

      Good luck with whatever you decide Erika, J was a great resource!

  4. Jordann says:

    Blogger burnout is definitely a thing! I’ve been feeling it lately too and I’ve been handling it by just posting once a week instead of three times a week. It helped, but there are definitely weeks where I just have nothing to say.

    I’m excited to see what your next big reveal is, and I’m also very happy that you found a balance that will let you keep blogging here so we can eventually celebrate your debt free date.
    Jordann recently posted..How to Gracefully Recover from a Spending BingeMy Profile

    1. Catherine says:

      Thanks Jordann, its nice to just not have to think about the other stuff but still feel apart of this niche.

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