Hello, dear readers. We owe you a big apology for up and vanishing on you. We are so very sorry for the blog silence. You see, Megan and I had awhile ago decided that we needed a break and perhaps a change of direction. With the holidays and New Year busyness, we stopped posting altogether. We semi-officially moved on without ever commenting about our absence. Our bad.
Why a break and change of direction?
Speaking for myself, I wasn’t as fulfilled writing about newlywed life as I once was, no matter how hard I tried to shake the feeling. Posting went from an act of joy to a chore that if I didn’t complete, I’d let Megan and you all down. Essentially, I was letting guilt and a sense of duty take over, which isn’t sustainable.
Here’s Megan’s take: It was the same for me. It’s not that I don’t love my husband or cousin / blog partner, it was that writing this had become a hassle and not a fun / enjoyable thing. Pretty much what Em said.
So what’s next? In short, we’re hoping to sell NewlyWife.
Ideally, we don’t want to see NewlyWife go. We’ve had too much fun and worked too hard to completely say goodbye. We’d love to have someone pick up the NewlyWife torch and continue on with new fervor. Maybe this person could even be you!
Why buy NewlyWife? We have built a great foundation since February 2010. The blog is set up and ready to go with a custom domain and website design, revenue stream, affordable hosting, established social networks, dedicated readership and WordPress functionality. For someone new to blogging or just starting, it’s a chance to jump in without the growing pains that establishing a new blog can bring.
- Growing strong: Nearly 13,000 unique views monthly, growing nearly 30% from the previous month
- Dedicated followers: More than 600 followers across established social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
- Network connections: We are a DailyBuzz Food featured publisher, with drastically discounted access to yearly foodie event
- Curated content: NewlyWife boasts 925 posts over three years
- Established web presence: Solid referral traffic from Google and other search engines, Pinterest and other blogs
- Untapped monetization potential: With traffic and strong readership, there’s a foundation in place to earn (see below)
As for the untapped monetization potential, it’s basically this: We felt burned by a two-year ad network contract that didn’t deliver as advertised and didn’t allow us to earn revenue outside of their services. Since the contract ended a few months ago, we lost momentum for the blog in general, let alone advertising and seeking out sponsorships.
Megan and I are willing to work with you to bring the site forward with your vision. Want to make us an offer? Want to be notified if the site goes up for auction? Drop us a line via our contact page. We would be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you for your years of support!
Thanks again for your years of readership. We have loved sharing our newlywed adventures with you all and getting to know you. We’ll keep you posted about what the future holds. Until then, you can follow me at Sparkle Meets Pop and Megan at Crochet Everyday.
Emily & Megan