This decision was a long time coming. I originally started Virtually Vegan Mama as a place I could post recipes I created to build a family cook book and keep me motivated to stay healthy and fit. I was up and running with this little blog hard. I loved it and I loved the creative outlet it gave me. I am an Elementary School Teacher who is now a Stay-home Mom. My husband and I made a joint decision for me to stay home to raise our kids. This blog gave me the ability to create and feel like I was accomplishing something outside of just being a “Mom”. It really made me feel great every time I hit that “publish” button. =)
I enjoyed the community aspect of blogging too, it was fun connecting with like-minded people. I loved being inspired by other bloggers and I always gave credit where credit was due. I have seen a major decline in the blogging community and the social media aspect is not worth me wasting my time anymore. People can be very cruel and/or unethical and I don’t need to subject myself to that kind of backlash or aggravation anymore. Don’t get me wrong, there are more “good” peeps out there than “bad”, but I just don’t have it in me anymore to continue blogging. There are also so many wonderful cook book authors and blogs I love with wonderful recipes, I can just cook my way through that and be perfectly happy. =) I know I will still create my family cook book, but it will be shared in my home, with my family and friends.
I appreciate all the wonderful support of everyone that has come by to visit or to tell me how much they loved one of my recipes. I will keep Virtually Vegan Mama up for some time so go ahead and print out your favorite recipes before I shut it down. Some of my recipes can be found at One Green Plantet and Vegkitchen so you can find them there. I will try to find a website where I can transfer my recipes so they can stay there permanently so people can still enjoy them. If anyone knows of a good place, please let me know. I’m not going to pay to host the site if I’m not going to use it.
I have a couple of products that need to be reviewed and a book giveaway, so I will be posting those in the next few weeks. Plus one more amazing recipe my husband and I have dreamed of making to share with you all. It will be an amazing send-off!
Once again, thanks to all my readers for all your support, but it’s time for me to move on. =)
Jen a.k.a The Virtually Vegan Mama =)