Thursday, December 17, 2009

Closing for Good

Yes, my poor, neglected, once popular tea blog, I'm closing you down for good.

It's not you, it's me.

I've found another love - not to replace you with, but one that I have more passion for, more desire to spend time with, at least for now. I've failed to give you what you need, and our relationship is suffering for it. Tea will be a constant, continuing presence in my life, but no longer a focus.

Dear, gentle readers, I beg your forgiveness for leaving you like this. I'll be deleting my @teaontap twitter account as well, because three is really just too much. If you'd like to keep in touch, my main twitter account is @VarietyPages, or friend me on facebook. Tea isn't a prominent topic on either though, I'm afraid.

I am pursuing a career as a romance novelist, and in the ensuing months/years, my life is going to be pretty hyper-focused on that as I work at both my day job and getting published at night. It's not glamorous or even remotely easy and who knows what, if anything will come of it, but it's what I've decided I want, and thus, the trimming of this blog for more writing-related pursuits.

The only question now, is should I leave the blog here, with an archive of review links for reference? Or do I delete the whole thing, as if it never existed?

If you have an opinion, now's the time to voice it. I'll take suggestions until Dec. 28th, then either post review link lists or take the whole site down on Dec. 31st. I'll still be following all of the tea blogs I currently follow no matter what, and hopefully even have more time to leave comments.

Thank you for your company over the past few years. It's been a wonderful experience.


  1. Please leave the blog as a tea archive. Best of luck with your writing.

  2. It's totally up to you-and I can't wait to see your books get published! (It's nice to see someone from Xanga on your blogroll-that's where I have my personal blog. it's a great little community.)

  3. Congrats on your new career direction although I'm sorry to see you leave the tea blogging world.

    Definitely leave your blog up, at least for awhile. You spent time and effort composing your posts and they have been enjoyed. Give others the opportunity to benefit from the work you have put in. There's no real advantage to taking it down.

  4. I'm sorry to hear you're leaving the tea blogosphere as well. You've been a nice resource for me, so my vote is to leave it as an archive please! Good luck to you!

  5. My vote is to leave your blog up. You have put a lot of time and effort into it, so why delete it? Who knows, you may want to come back to it later.

    I want to be the first in line for a signed copy of your book once it is published! :) Best of luck to you with your new career.

  6. Aw, thanks all. :-) Sweet of you to be so supportive.

    If I do get pubbed eventually, I'll be squealing from the rafters, so you'll all know.

    I'll leave the blog up as an archive - it may take me a little longer than I thought to get it all cleaned up, but it will remain. As has been said, no real need to take it down.

    Happy sipping, all! :-)

  7. Jamie, all the very very best!! Wishing you luck on your new path. Glad you've decided to leave the blog up. Have a very happy New Year xoxox


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