Dear SJ Barnard readers,
Today, I wanted to share an important decision I’ve come to. From now on, I will stop posting on SJ Barnard.
This is a bittersweet moment for me since I began blogging around three years ago on here. During that time, I met many bloggers I would now call friends and have encountered countless kindness. It’s sad to think this will be ending, but it does not mean I will stop blogging altogether…
I will be moving to a brand new site (which just launched today). I’m super excited and nervous about this project, but my hope is that, if it sounds like your cup of tea, to join me on this new journey.
I have loved blogging on SJ Barnard and hope I will love blogging on my new platform and meet new people along the way. For those of you who might be a bit concerned about the change, here’s a quick run-down of the reasons for it:
- I want to broaden the scope of things I talk about on my blog. SJ Barnard has been mainly about reading and writing. On my new blog, I want to expand the topics.
- I’m a slow writer. I think something that was hard for me was realising I wasn’t going to be the kind of writer who would be going after publishing straightaway. Publishing a book is still a goal for me, but probably not any time soon. And I realised I’m actually okay with it. I want to keep writing and if publishing is God’s will for me, I will…but in His timing.
- My aesthetics changed. I know, this one sounds a bit mundane compared to my other reasons. But. Although I love the clean, cozy-academia aesthetic of SJ Barnard, it has made it a bit harder for me to talk about certain topics…
At the same time, although I will not be posting here regularly, I may come back to post notices/updates for my WIPs. And, I definitely will continue blogging on my new blog, so be sure to take a peek!
Thank you everyone for making SJ Barnard one of my favourite places on the internet. I hope that you will continue your writing/reading journeys & may God bless you & direct your paths.