Today marks my final day with Catholic News Agency, home to Mama Needs Coffee for these past 6 years. It’s hard to remember when blogging was a thing you kind of hung your head about when answering “what do you do for work?” and not the cultural phenomenon it was – sort of still is – now. I’d say Instagram has dethroned the long form essay, but will that stop me from my occasional ramblings?
Nah, probably not.
Still, leveling up to semi-official “we’ve got a big family” status plus various freelance projects and my work with Off the Charts has cut neatly into my margin for writing time, and so I’ve been a little absent from this space lately. Just like I’ve, you know, gained a little weight over the last 7 months. Ahem.
But as I said, this isn’t goodbye; in fact, you might never have noticed the difference, save for this post, because when you tap in www.mamaneedscoffee.com, you’re still gonna land at ye olde blog. And just between you and me? Without the actual or imagined external pressure to produce x number of pieces per month, you’re probably going to end up hearing from me more frequently.
And if you just want to keep coming here for the occasionally poignant and oft-ridiculous commentary on all manner of things? Fine by me. After all, what good is having a 6th baby if you can’t look forward to crafting a multi-series birth story out of the ordeal? Plus? There’s like zero competition now that blogging is dead, so I’m looking forward to sweeping every virtual awards category with the tale of bebe sei.
So to each of you who’ve commented, subscribed, followed, and interacted over the years – 9 for this blog, 12 total in the blogosphere(!) – I’m sure glad to have met you. And I’m so grateful to have had your ear all these years.
But like I said, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you around.