Hey there. The kids are back to school since last week, yet here I am struggling to write this pots as it. Is. Difficult.

 

I have decided to retire from blogging.

Phew. There – I said it.

 

This is a well-thought decision and not an easy one to make, but it really is time for me to move on. Since quite some time now I had known that I would stop sometime this year and the recent summer holiday confirmed it. I cannot come back. After 8.5 years, I don’t want to blog anymore.

I have a few reasons – my main reason is that I want to do something else. Blogging had been a great “job”, it fit perfectly with my stay-at-home-mom-with-young-children schedule. But now that my children are older and more independent, I finally have the time to do something larger, something that does not involve (much of) social media.

Which was my other reason: I have a social media fatigue. Running the blog means I need to stay on top of the social medias, thus almost constantly scroll at my screens. On the background, I also received many email and personal messages I had to keep up with. Along with the regular maintenance to update/backup the site. I want to stop that. I don’t like it anymore. And I want to stop sharing my children to the world too. I believe I have tried my best to conceal their faces and identities on my post, but by blogging I will still share their activities and personal lives.

I also felt that now there is not as much need for this blog as it was in 2009 when I started. Back then, there was very little information on the web for Lausanne parents in English. This blog was helpful. Now we have many more info sites and communities – on other blogs, Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram… and that’s awesome. I’m sure these medias will quickly fill the void that is left by this blog.

Blogosphere has changed a lot in the last years, as is beautifully summarized in this blog. These changes are felt everywhere, especially to those who have blogged for many years. Some of my most favorite bloggers, including those top bloggers with millions hits, had stopped. I even found myself stop reading many of the blogs I once really liked. It’s clearly the end of my blog era.

I’m in my early 40s now, and I feel that it’s finally my time. I began to really take care of myself – I started a running routine in May and fell in love with it. If you had followed me for some time, you may remember that I had a slight post-partum depression. It’s a pleasure to report that I am now far from it. I’m happy, and I don’t take it for granted. Life is full of ups and downs, and while I’m in the up, I need to take that chance to try something else.

On the logistic side, this blogs and all contents will stay online at least until January 2018, as the fee has been paid. So in case there are contents that you’d like to save, please save or copy-paste it to your own file by the end of this year.

I will as well close Lausanne Mom’s instagram account, but the facebook page will remain active.

Oh, I cannot thank you enough for 8.5 wonderful years we shared on my blogging journey. Friendships have been made, tears shared, giveaways won. I know how lucky I am to have such amazing readership. Seriously going to miss you all. You are so fab!

Please take care.

Gotta go now.

xxmeta.

 

P.S.: My humongous gratitude to all Lausanne Mom’s sponsors who had made it possible for me to keep blogging all these years. And especially those readers who had donated two years ago. The blog is still making money thanks to Google Ads so that I will repay you. You should hear from me in the near future.

The End.

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