April 03, 2016

A BLOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT

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Hi internet friends and dear readers! I have no recipes to share with you today. Today, all I have for you is an announcement. After much consideration, I have decided to take an indefinite break from blogging. As much as I have enjoyed creating and sharing recipes with all of you here, it is an endeavor that takes up a lot of my free time, time that I should be devoting to other things. For those of you who are bloggers, you know that there is a lot of work involved apart from what you see on the screen. For me, the non-cooking behind scene component takes a lot more time than the actual cooking process, the part that I enjoy most.

I will miss connecting with the internet friends that I have made. It has been a pleasure to get to know you all, to read about your stories, to see your work. I will continue to pop in to say "Hi!" from time to time. Please feel free to do the same. My contact information remains unchanged.

Thank you to regular viewers who I may not hear from but who continue to visit this blog weekly. I appreciate each and every one of you!!

I hope to blog again someday down the road...I'm not sure when. Until then, take care and be well!


Thao
xoxo





24 comments:

  1. Oh Thao, this makes me sad but I totally understand where you are coming from because I have the same issues. I've been thinking about only posting once a month because it takes up so much time and kind of isn't worth it for me. I'm so happy that we met each other and have become internet friends and I will miss you lots (and your delicious recipes!). Hope we keep in touch :)

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    1. I'm sad that you are sad. I will miss blogging and connecting regularly with internet friends like you, Karrie. Even though I won't be around as much, I'll be checking in on your site from time to time because you make me laugh, my friend. Blog once a month if it makes your life easier. Sometimes it's hard to meet those self-imposed blogging deadlines. I'm so glad we have connected--I won't be a stranger. Take care!! xo

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  2. You are going to be missed!!! You are a sweet presence in this online community. Food blogging takes so much more time than anyone would imagine, so I understand completely. Good luck with all you do! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Tammy. Meeting nice, wonderful people has been one of the best part of blogging. Thank you for your well wishes, and I wish you continued success on your lovely blog. xo

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  3. Dear Thao, as a blogger with 8 web sites, active on recipe submissions to wwww.TastyKitchen.com, recipe contributor www.cookeatshare.com I know all to well the work involved-it is a labor of Love. I will miss you terribly much but completely get it. I wish you "free time" to enjoy life without any thought to blogging. You have done what is right for you and no one can find fault in that, my dear friend. These last two years of knowing you have been a joy-you are a true gem! I will not remove you from https://wegrazetogeher.wordpress.com. I have a feeling sometime away you'll find yourself back with us! Hugs Thao, Cheryl xoxoxo

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    1. I'm so glad I have found you, Cheryl.
      You are a wonderful person with a caring heart. I have said it before and I will say it again, I don't know how you do it all. You may be right...I might return someday, but for now, I am happy to gain back some free time. We will be keeping in touch, my friend. xoxo

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  4. I am really sorry to hear this, Thao, but I understand your reasons, I know how much of my time blogging takes. Take care and hope to hear from you again some day. :)

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    1. Expect to hear from me every now and then, Adina. I have learned quite a bit from you, and I love the recipes from your heritage that I find unique. It has been a pleasure to connect with you. Take care!

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  5. Awwww....I'll miss you! I totally understand, though. Blogging does take up a considerable chunk of time - and when life is busy, the work of a blog can outweigh the simple love of it all. Enjoy all you do, I wish you the best and I'll see you around! *Hugs*

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    1. I'll miss you too, Amanda, but you will see me around. You summed up the blogging aspect perfectly. I'll miss it, but it's time for a nice long break. I'm so glad I got to know you. xo

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  6. Oh no Thao. This is not good news as we totally will miss you and your wonderful recipes. That said, I completely get that blogging can take up a considerable amount of time which often means sacrificing other areas of our life. It's understandable that you would need to shift those efforts to other priorities. You will be sorely missed. I hope to see you soon in the blogosphere.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. You are so sweet. I'd like to check in to see what is going on in your world and to gawk at your beautiful creations, so you will see me around. <3

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  7. I was stopping by to see what excellent dishes you had prepared recently and found this announcement. I completely understand how blogging can take over your life. Especially when you are trying to do it in between other parts of your life. Good luck and I hope to hear from you from time to time. (And hope you pick up blogging in the future when you are ready.)

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    1. Thank you for checking in, Annemarie. I'm sorry I won't have anything new for you here. It has been a pleasure to connect with you, and you will be visiting your site from time to time to see what wonderful things you are cooking up. Take care!

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  8. While I will miss you dearly, Thao, I completely understand. Blogging takes up SO much time. I can't tell you how many people have said, blogging.. that sounds easy. Or blogging... that sounds like it doesn't take up much time. WRONG!! So, I get it. I have really enjoyed getting to know you, my dear! You are such a wonderful person and I'm trilled to have "met" you. I wish you nothing but the best in the future, pretty lady! Lots of love and hugs! <3 xoxo

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    1. I’m really going to miss corresponding with you regularly, Chey, but you are not getting rid of me permanently. I will be checking in on your blog frequently to see what is going on in your world. Keep on doing what you do because you do it well. You are truly a lovely person, and I am SO glad we met. Thank you for your well wishes, my friend. You will be seeing me around. <3 xoxo

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  9. I am so sorry to hear that but I completely understand. Blogging definitely eats up SO much time. Hope you do what works best for you and your family. Good luck and I'm so glad to have gotten to know you through blogging. Best of luck and take care! *hugs* :)

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    1. I am so glad that we have gotten to know each other as well, Kelly. You and your blog are a joy. I am so happy for all your success and so looking forward to seeing your book when it comes out. Best of luck to you too! I will be checking in on your site, so I won't be a complete stranger. Take care! xo

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  10. I was wondering about you! Your blog will always be here to return to if you like, till then, I hope your next endeavor is just as successful!!! xo

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  11. Yes, blog will still be here should I want to return, but I am enjoying my blogging free time. It has been a pleasure getting to know you, Liz. I will stop by your site to say "hi" once in a while and to check out your delicious recipes. All my best to you! xo

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  12. I'll miss you, Thao! I loved popping over to see what wonderful things you were making. Though I do understand your reasons for stepping away. Believe me, I have that internal conversation with myself at least once a week. It really is a 24/7 job, often with little reward, and unfortunately the part we all hate to do (marketing, promoting, etc.) takes far more time than cooking - which is the whole reason we started blogging in the first place! I wish you all the best in whatever endeavor you pursue. Please keep in touch! :) xxoo!

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    1. You hit it right on the nose, Kathleen. I am enjoying the freedom of a non-blogging life. It's been a pleasure getting to know you. I'll continue to stop by your beautiful blog to see your wonderful creations. Take care! xoxo

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  13. Been going through your posts and they are quite enjoyable. You are missed. Hope you are enjoying your break.

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  14. Oh how sad, hope you come back to the blogging world one day. till then all the best xx

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