When I announced earlier this month that this year would be our last as a traditional blog, we were overwhelmed with warm and loving feedback, shared stories of our time together as a community, and also a lot of questions and confusion. So today I wanted to take a quick moment to answer some questions that seem to have left people wondering what is happening and when.
Q: What happens to the blog after August 30th, 2019?
A: We will post our last regular (new) post on August 30th, 2019. For as long as I can afford to keep the site hosted and live, it will remain online as an archive to refer to as often as you like. No content will be deleted and all posts/sections/downloads will stay up. We may occasionally return to share special news or announcements, but as a regular daily blog, we will not be updating on the blog anymore.
Q: Will you still be on social media?
A: Yes! Social media is the way I stay connected to my friends and community and I will still be updating (Instagram and Twitter being the most regular) all of our @designsponge feeds on a regular basis — ie: with new posts. I won’t be changing any of the names/handles, they will remain @designsponge. As always, my social updates will be a mix of design, creativity, inspiration and personal updates. Nothing will change on these feeds except we’ll no longer be promoting new posts from the DS blog. So don’t unfollow — I will still be there most days sharing new ideas and content and updating everyone on what our team is up to as we move forward.
Q: How can we stay in touch after August?
A: The best place to follow online if you don’t want to miss what we’re up to is our newsletter. I’ll still be updating this (but with a more personal touch) after August. You can sign up here to receive one email a week. You can also follow us on all social media channels (I’m keeping the same handle @designsponge) where I’ll still be updating and talking and sharing like always.
Q: Will there be any Design*Sponge content anywhere after August?
A: Maybe. I want to leave the door open to a wide range of feelings, ideas and motivations this year. Already the shake-up of this change has inspired some new post ideas and projects I’d like to test out. I have no idea where those will lead, but I just want everyone to know that we’re open to DS evolving into something different than it is now if that feels right. All I know right now is that the daily blog format doesn’t feel sustainable (emotionally or financially) anymore.
Did I miss anything else? Leave your questions here and I’ll answer them to make sure I didn’t miss anything else! xo, Grace