Today is the day I’m handing over the keys to the kingdom to Splashpress Media. In case you weren’t aware of this, I sold Freelance Writing Jobs and today is the last day under my ownership. I’ve had 30 days to think about this transaction and while I still believe it’s for the best, it’s also strange and sad knowing that FWJ will no longer be mine.
I wrote this post in my head about twelve times in the past few days but it’s not coming out like I intended.
- I thought about writing about the lessons I learned as a freelance writer, but I already did that.
- I thought about writing about the lessons I learned as a blogger, but I already did that.
- I thought about writing a long list of thank you’s but I already did that.
I don’t want to get all melancholy, but I do want to tell you that this blog and community was my life for five years and it means so much to me. You all do. I met so many wonderful people and learned more than I can tell you here. I’m grateful for the support of the freelance writing community.
I don’t want to turn this into some sad, prolonged Oprah moment, so I’ll leave you with one last thought:
You are responsible for you. Only you know the choices that work best for you and your situation. Don’t be the person a blogger wants you to be. Be the person you want to be. Be happy.
June 30, 2010
Now blogging at Kommein
Thanks for all you did for us.
Dani Alexis says
Thank you for all your hard work. May your next adventure bring you joy. 🙂
.-= Dani Alexis´s last blog ..By the Way- SCOTUSblog Liveblogs Kagan Nomination Hearings =-.
LaRita Heet says
I’m so sad to hear you’re leaving, Deb. I absolutely love this site — it’s very well-done, one of the only ones I use.
I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and all of us.
Cam W. says
Thank you so very much for what you have done for the last five years. It has made an unbelievable difference in my life as a freelance writer and I wish nothing but the best for you as you move forward! I really regret having done more lurking than participating in this community, but what is done is done! Thank you and take care!
Veronica Shine says
There is no way I can show you the appreciation with what you have provided me and other writers. It is a pleasure and I will watch for you on Twitter and FaceBook. This is a little something I have kept with me over the year regarding decisions…never look back with regrets with what you have decided.
Blessings to you in whatever new endeavors you start…and thank you, from the bottom of my writerly heart, for the work you put into this site.
Cindy F. says
I will miss you, all the FWJ friends and the website. You have been the highlight of my freelancing mornings. Best of luck in whatever your creative mind and hands lands on next because you are a brilliant person!
Toni Star says
Thank you for wonderful postings and all the other great work you’ve done on this site.
Your last words are so good and so true…Thank you!
Thanks for everything, Deb! I truly hope the best for you. While we’re sad to see you leave, no one blames you for it…most endeavors come to an end at some point, and I can only hope that FWJ retains the level of quality in job announcements and tips as you did. Good luck to you!
Thanks for everything! Enjoy the move to fresh new things!
Thanks for all your hard work!
Thank you for all you have done to help other writers. Good luck!
I haven’t posted here but maybe once or twice but I have been following you for years now. I just wanted to say THANK YOU and I really do wish you all the best. Your final words say it all… Be you and be true to being you. I hope you always remember to do this. Take care and be well.
Best wishes Deb!
Aww this is like the end of an era. Ive been coming here off and on for 5 or 6 years, crazy! Thanks for everything youve done!
Thank you, Deb. I’m sure you know that I understand how emotional this kind of decision can be. If you want to talk, please know I’m here. I hope the new owners treat your baby right.
.-= Jenna´s last blog ..Toy Story 3 =-.
I’ve seen the name “Deb Ng” for years–from the time I was just thinking about freelancing, to dabbling, to finally taking the full-time plunge.
Enjoy your success.
Cheril Vernon says
I agree with Cam W.- This site has made a huge difference in my life as a writer and I appreciate the knowledge that has been passed on to fellow writers over the years. Thank you for everything!
Deb, we’re going to miss you. All the best with everything you endeavor to achieve in life!
Deb Ng says
Thanks, all. The best of luck to you – and I’ll still be around both here and at Kommein.com so please don’t be a stranger.
Kimberly Ben says
Wow, Deb, we really will miss you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting this site. It’s what helped me get started as a freelancer four years ago. Wishing you much success in the adventures that follow. 🙂
.-= Kimberly Ben´s last blog ..5 Can’t Miss B2B Blogging Strategies =-.
Thanks for everything!
Joshua M. Patton says
So, no links then today? Way to go Splashmedia…off to a great start!
PS Best of luck, Deb.
Deb Ng says
For goodness sakes, John. Give it time – it’s only been a couple of hours and I rarely got leads up before ten on most days anyway. The Splashpress people are good people and they’re going to work hard to continue to make this a good resource.
Joshua M. Patton says
Sorry Deb, I guess my dry humor doesn’t translate well to the “comment” medium.
.-= Joshua M. Patton´s last blog ..THIS JUST IN- Second Coming of Christ Interrupted by Border WatchDogs =-.
Gail Hennessey says
I visited your site each day looking for education/children’s writing leads. Wishing you all the best….
Thank you. Best wishes to you.
Numberous contractual writing jobs from your site.
full-time freelance educational writer in Baltimore
Thanks for all of your hard work, Deb!
Enjoy your success. You definitely deserve it:)
Thank you for all the advice and resources you’ve provided in the past. Congratulations on your new beginning, Deb!
Sorry to post this so late, but I, too, want to thank you for everything. I lurked and read, and read and lurked, for a long time before I got up my courage to start. I would not have done so without this site.
Now, I’m well on my way to a pretty good freelance writing career. I will credit you always with giving me that.
Thank you so much. Best of luck and God bless.
Thanks Deb!will miss you. Good Luck for your new endeavors.
Clara Freeman says
Been away on vacation. punched in Deb Ng Freelance only to learn of your news. Good luck on your next journey & keep shining. I’ve been a follower for about 2 years and will miss the support your site provided.
Dawn Austin says
Thanks for all your words of wisdom!
Brian from Arctic Llama, LLC says
I know this is late, but it is important to me to say.
Thank you for this resource for us writers that you created. Wherever it goes from here, what you made will always be responsible for my success as a full-time freelance writer.
Thank you, and good luck in your future ventures.
Arctic Llama, LLC Freelance Writing
Annie Mueller says
You continue to inspire the freelance community! Look forward to hearing from you on your next great venture. Thank you for all you’ve given.
Wow! That sucks, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. I’ve been a lurker here, but have found some good clients from your resources. Just want to say thanks for everything.
You’ve been awesome, Deb. Thanks for all the hard work!