The Journey Doesn’t End, But A New One Begins

blog sale, sold blog, saying goodbyeWell, I knew this day was coming for some time now…and many of you may have already seen the information. But, it is official, as of today, I no longer own The Friendly Blogger.

As I have mentioned many times before, boring you to tears I am sure, I simply do not have the time to manage this blog any longer. I tried to make it work for as long as I could, but having a regular full time job does not leave me much time.

It has been a harrowing process to say the least…trying to find someone who would take care of the site and continue to try and build it. I have found that person and assures me he wants to continue to grow the site as much as possible.

It’s actually a sad day for me. I put my blood, sweat and tears into this blog and have made some fantastic friendships and contacts. I can’t put into words how much I have learned from so many of you. Ughhh…I am starting to tear up now..:(

I have the same email address so if you still have questions, comments or whatever..please don’t hesitate to contact me. Help the new owner out too. He is relatively new to all of this, so be patient. (As bloggers are :)))))

I initially started this journey to try and make money online. Go figure, now that the blog is making some money, I don’t have the ample time. So, I will be taking my online journey to some other projects. Static websites, freelance writing, etc… I may even start up a personal blog that would be easier to manage for me. I dont need to research myself!!

There is no way in hell I could ever mention everybody who has been with me step by step in this journey. But I have some special folks to mention. If I forgot you, please know it was not intentional. I have sometimers!! :)

In no particular order, I would like to thank these people from the bottom of my heart:

  • Ana Hoffman of Traffic Generation Cafe
  • Brankica Underwood of Live Your Love
  • Steve Scott of stevescottsite
  • Dino Dogan of DIYBlogger
  • Ingrid Abboud of NittyGriddy
  • Jayne Kopp of JayneKopp
  • Gail Gardner of Growmap
  • Chris Burns of Serpd
  • Devesh of TechnShare
  • Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks
  • Gibby of An Enlightened Traveler
  • Marcus Sheridan of The Sales Lion
  • Sheila Atwood of NewbieLifeOnline
  • Michele Welch of NewBizBlogger
  • Patricia Millman of Lavender Uses
  • Elise of Elisesreview
  • Alicia Jay of TranscriptionE-Services
  • Bill Dorman of Billdorman.wordpress.com

I swear I didn’t mean to leave anyone out!!! I apologize again if I did.

So, I guess this is a momentary goodbye. I can now get back to visiting and commenting on all of your great blogs now. I have missed being able to just sit back and read your stuff.

I wish all of you well and much prosperity. I do have a new Twitter account that you can hop over to and follow me on if you fancy. This will be used for my new ventures too.

New Twitter for Lisa!

And before I forget, you can also grab your copy of my how to blog book, chronicling all of the knowledge with The Friendly Blogger.

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes.  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.  ~Richard Bach

 

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26 Responses to “The Journey Doesn’t End, But A New One Begins”

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  3. May 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Lisa,

    I missed this post at first. I am sorry to see you go. I am glad though that you took the time to say goodbye. Often people just seem to fade and disappear.

    Thanks for being a wonderful blogger and friend. I appreciate everything you have done and really wish you the best. Hopefully I will see you around now-and-then.

    Best wishes,

    Steve

  4. May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Aww, sweet pea… I feel a little sad… for sure. I think though that sometimes we make these decisions not knowing exactly what the future holds. I’m thinking that if you keep your eyes wide open…and start a personal blog that great things will happen without the blood sweat and tears you have put into all the research and learning you currently do to provide us with all the incredible information.

    You won’t be getting rid of me… (just sayin)… I’ll keep your email and follow your new twitter account.

    When you get time, I would love for your to fill me in on all the gory details of your thoughts.

    This Lisa will be a fresh new start. I don’t think you’ll be able to stay away completely… and now you may have a little extra time.

    Keep us posted. Love you very much and thanks for mentioning me.

    Jayne xoxoxo

  5. May 3, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    You’ll be greatly missed, Lisa – as Dino said though: to the new beginnings!

    I am sure you’ll know who “he” is and hope he is even half as friendly as you are, my dearest.

    All the best,

    Ana

  6. May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    WTH? How did I miss this? In any case. Congrats and this is not a farewell but a see you soon :-)

  7. May 2, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Lisa, really sorry you have to give up The Friendly Blogger and I hope the best for you. I really appreciate that you took the time to offer help and hope that you might say hi once in awhile.
    Maybe I could get some help from you, now that you have a little more time available….:)
    Luv ya gurl!!

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Dan:

      It was a difficult decision for sure. :( I appreciate you being a loyal reader and I will most definitely visit you! You got hootspa. (is that a word?!)
      I will surely have more time now, so ANYTIME you need anything, don;t ever hesitate to ask.

      djfunkyslick@yahoo.com

  8. May 2, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Lisa, I must admit, when I heard about his I was surprised because over the last year you’ve really done some amazing things with your blog. But hopefully, it will not feel like time wasted, but rather experience and relationships gained. As long as you continue to attack life with the same vigor and zeal that you’ve had with this blog, great things are in store for you.

    So best of luck to you Lisa. You’re a talented gal and I have no doubt you’re going to do great.

    To your new beginning—

    Marcus

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      Marcus:

      you are such a motivating person, it is no wonder you have such great success. Reading your posts just makes one want to push harder. I appreciate your kind words and support and I will be checking in on my favorite LION!

      Cheers,

      Lisa

  9. May 2, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Now I’m tearing up……..

    I made a list; I hate that it took you going out to do so.

    I’m sure this has been a very difficult decision for you and my guess is you almost pulled the trigger before when you disappeared for a month.

    I only wish you the best in your new journey and certainly hope we still see your smiling ‘friendly’ face around these parts.

    You have been a real sport to put up with me and I’m so glad we got to know each other.

    Godspeed!

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:44 am #

      Bill:

      It has been a pleasure and a joy connecting with you. I know you are going to soar out here in the blogosphere….you are doing everything right! I always look forward to your comments and “cracks” as they make me smile and giggle!

      I will see you in the sphere!

      Lisa

  10. May 2, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    You’ve truly touched us, Lisa. So where ever your endeavors lead you, we’ll be looking forward to seeing them.

    Thank you.

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:45 am #

      Gibby:

      I can;t forget you scarecrow :) I became more “enlightened” because of you and I will see you around the twitter/blog oshpere. :)

      Glad all is well with Donna and once again, I appreciate your continued support.

      All the best,

      Lisa

  11. May 2, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Hi Lisa

    Wow must admit it came as a surprise when I heard it. All the best for whatever you decide. Have to do what’s best for you.

    And thanks for the mention. Appreciated

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      Patricia:

      Talk about an inspiration! You turned something most of us didn;t know about into a true pleasure to read and learn. You are a social goddess and I thank you for all of your support and fabulous comments. I wish the best for you in your business and continued success,

      Lisa

  12. May 2, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    Hey Lisa good luck with your next endeavors. I know personally how hard it is to turn the page on something you’ve worked so hard on. Ultimately you have made a hard decision and can move forward and kick ass on what’s next (and what’s already in progress).

    Best of luck on everything. I’ll be seeing you on the Internets.

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 2, 2011 at 11:48 am #

      Robert:

      You came on the scene with a bang and haven;t looked back! You are so smart, witty and sociable….a true entrepreneurial spirit. I know you will continue to do great things, and oh yes…cant get rid of me that easily! I will see you out there in wonder land!

  13. May 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    Awwwwww Wooty – we are gonna miss our amazing Friendly Blogger!

    I wish you the best of luck in everything and I hope you’ll keep in touch as we do care for you and want to hear what and how you’re doing.

    I just followed you on your other Twitter account so you better follow me back or else!!!! hhahaa

    Keep in touch Lisa and take good care of yourself.
    All the best – always.
    Cheers

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

      WOOOOOOOOOT! how was that for a big giant send off woot?! I absolutely will be in touch and following you!!!

      I appreciate all the re-woots from you and I look forward to ingesting as much of your blog as I can now! I miss my Bring It! moments :)

      Thank you for all the continued support Ingrid~~~

      Lisa

  14. May 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    OK, I knew this was coming and I already cried when I first heard about it. Thanks so much for mentioning me and I just need to tell you that you are not going to be fortunate enough to get rid of me. I know where you live!! (I saw it on TV the other day, police arrested you for running in a wedding dress and combat boots all over the neighborhood). But I still heart you :)

    • Lisa Drubec
      May 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      LOL!!! Yep..threw me in the slammer!! :)

      I really do appreciate all of your help and support. I will be around….the internet can’t get rid of me that easily!! :) Nor can you…btw, they ever announce the winners??

      • May 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

        Nope, they said yesterday, then today, but nothing. I will send you all sorts of messages when I see it. Famous bloggers was down yesterday, they had Twenty ten default WP theme on, then server crash, what ever it was you could not see it properly yesterday, they haven’t posted in 2 days I think.

        • Lisa Drubec
          May 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

          Cant wait!!! That really sucks they crashed for a day…this tech stuff drives me nutzzzz….as if you didnt already know that!!

          • May 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

            Hey Lisa,

            It is not so easy see you go just like that! Oh how can you do that? OK so you never reveal any of your future plans. Got another blog or a website?

            I contacted Hesham and he told that he will announce winners today. Fingers crossed ;)

            I will follow you on your other Twitter account.

            Not a good thing to see you go :(

            Jane.

            • Lisa Drubec
              May 2, 2011 at 11:50 am #

              Jane:

              I will certainly keep in touch and let you know what the next round will bring. As I mentioned, I think a more personal blog will be a great way to go. I can update all about me!!! :)

              You have been a loyal reader for awhile now and I appreciate all your kind words and support. I have seen your blog and business grow everyday and I know you will continue to thrive on this journey.

              Talk soon,

              Lisa

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