I Quit

There is an old saying that quitters never prosper.

That’s a lie, though.

If you have never quit anything, then you are still dating the first boy you ever kissed, rocking the first hairstyle you ever tried, and working at the first job you ever landed. The trick is to learn how to quit at the right time for the right reasons.

Let me go ahead and get to the point: I’m quitting Diary of a Mad Freelancer.

Quit Now

That’s hard to type. Which is also the reason it has taken me so long to make this decision. Every time I decide to close down the site, I talk myself out of it at the last minute. Then I put a little gusto into it for a month or two. And then I’m right back here after that.

We make time, space, and money for the things in this life that are important to us. Every day we make choices with our actions. If I’m honest with myself, I’ve been choosing so many other things over DMF for many, many months. It’s time that I admit that it just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

The reasons I started this site was to get a chance to write about freelancing and get to know other freelancers. Now, I get to write about freelance life (and other aspects of self-employment) here. If I suddenly want a change to get together with a bunch of other freelancers, I just open up my contacts file and start dialing. At this point, unless I monetize DMF, it’s more of a hobby than anything else. And I have enough hobbies right now.

So here’s what’s going to happen: I’m going to sack up and say goodbye.

I’m mean goodbye to the blog. Not to you guys.

Hopefully, I’ll still be able to connect with you guys in the many, many other ways I’m available. You can find me on Facebook and Google Plus. I still tweet. Or you could just email me. And when I feel like I have something to say, I’ll still be guest posting on other sites you know and love. Either way, I’m still around.

But Diary of a Mad Freelancer will not be.

And for the final time, let’s talk about that in the comments section below:

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Princess Jones

Princess Jones is the mad scientist behind Diary of a Mad Freelancer. For more talk about freelancing, writing, and selling yourself for a living, follow her on Twitter.

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4 Comments

  1. I might be right behind you. We’ll see. Thanks for the laughs and wisdom over the years!
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  2. I’m sad to see you go, but I completely understand. Our businesses shift over the years, expanding and contracting in ways that mirror our lives and our needs. No one will blame you for adapting to the changes.

    I know I’ll see you around the social media avenues you mentioned. And I wish you and your business all the best!

    P.S. Thanks for letting me guest post! That blog post is a part of my portfolio now. :-)
    Candace Nicholson recently posted..Lotus Moment: Creme A La Folie

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  3. Just saw this, and totally get where you’re coming from. I am still trying to figure out what makes sense. Thank for the posts. I keep saying I’m going to get more active on Google+ so I hope to see you over there. Lov your style, Princess. :-)
    Cathy Miller recently posted..3 Tips for Avoiding the Email Blank Stare

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