The Broke and the Bookish: The End of An Era

Posted January 11, 2018 by Jana in Personal / 8 Comments

So, many of you know that I’ve been writing at The Broke and the Bookish since it was born 8 years ago. Writing there actually inspired me to open up this blog about 7 years ago because I wanted to post more than I was able to over there. Book blogging has seriously changed my life. I’ve made so many new friends, I’ve found my love of reading again, I’ve found so many books I love, I’ve discovered new genres I never would have read before, I’ve gained a new sense of confidence, I’ve found a creative outlet where I can express myself, and I even went to grad school! I’ve been offered opportunities and had experiences that I never would have pictured for myself. I’ve worked with so many wonderful authors and publishers, gone to bookish events, blurbed a book, been mentioned in acknowledgments sections, and even been a content adviser for one of my favorite authors (we talked on the phone, guys!!)! Joining the bookish community all those years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Today at The Broke and the Bookish we officially announced that we are closing the blog. It was a very bittersweet decision for all of us, but we’ve all gone in so many different directions that the time had come. We embarked on this adventure as college students with absolutely no blogging know-how, and we had no idea what the blog would turn into and how it would change all of us. We developed some very special friendships there, and I’m sad to turn the page on that chapter of our lives. I love my broke and bookish ladies: Jamie, Kimberly, Daisy, Lori, Bridget, Julia, and Lauren, and I wish them all the best. I know that we will all be friends for a very long time.

Don’t worry! Top Ten Tuesday is moving to my blog, and I will be hosting it here at That Artsy Reader Girl moving forward. Check the Top Ten Tuesday tab on the top menu bar for more information. I’m really excited to carry on this blogging tradition.

Make sure to head over to the blog and read our goodbye post! We all got a little sentimental and left links for where to find us.

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8 responses to “The Broke and the Bookish: The End of An Era

  1. The Broke and the Bookish was partially responsible for inspiring me to start my own blog, so while I’m sad to see it go, I’m glad that you will be taking over TTT and that at least some of you will be continuing to blog in other places.

    • Jana

      I’m hearing this from a lot of people, and I honestly had no idea we inspired so many people to start their own book blogs! I love that. :)

    • Jana

      Hi Jackie! Yes, Jamie and I are planning on coming back to put on TBTBSanta this November/December. :) I’ll probably post an announcement here directing people to the sign-up information, so keep an eye out!

    • Jana

      It’s crazy to me, too! I guess I knew this would happen eventually, but it’s still nuts that we’re done over there. I’m really excited to keep TTT alive, though. I’m glad you enjoy participating!

  2. I’m sad that TB&B is closing down, but I definitely understand outgrowing it and needing to go your own ways. I’ve seen a few bloggers do that since I started. I’m happy that you’re going to keep up TTT!