Hi everyone, it’s me, Lucy.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know this – so sorry if I’m repeating myself! This post is mainly for the rest of you lovely lot who don’t, or who didn’t see my announcement when I tweeted recently.
I just wanted to let you know that due to an extremely stressful work project, plus the usual Christmas madness, I’m taking a break from the blog.
Unlike last time when I was still posting occasionally, and posting lots of lovely Guest Posts, the blog is going to go completely quiet for a bit. Sorry!
I will still be on Twitter @lucygoesdating if you’re interested in finding out what I’m up to. Though probably not as much as I usually am.
I’m so sorry if you’ve come to rely on your Saturday read and will now have to find something else to do! Honestly your support really has meant the world and there’s no way I would have carried on as long as I have without it.
In the meantime, here are a few things you can do…
1/ GUEST POSTS!
If you’ve got a great story to share, or want to confess your dating sins, or have an opinion about something related to dating, now’s your chance to have it reach a wider audience! Please contact me with your suggestion of what you’d like to write about. I probably won’t look at it until January though, so you’ve got plenty of time!
You can check out the sort of things other people have been guest posting here.
If you don’t want to miss any new posts when return, please head over to this link and type in your email address to get notifications when a new post goes live. I may also possibly send you the occasional other bit of interesting info if I have something to share – but you can unsubscribe at any time.
3/ READ SOME OLD POSTS – AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS
You can search the blog by the name of each date in the menu above, or go back through the archives by month – there’s a drop down in the sidebar (at the bottom if you’re on your phone). With 145 posts, there’s bound to be something to entertain you!
And then please share the love with someone who hasn’t read anything yet!
4/ DONATE TO MY JUSTGIVING PAGE
I set this up as a way of doing something good for my 40th birthday but it’s still active. If you’ve enjoyed my writing and would like to show your appreciation, that’d be AMAZING. All the money goes to the homelessness charity Shelter.
Click here to donate – or just to check out all the other wonderful people who already have!
5/ BUY A T-SHIRT
I don’t know why this would help you, but hey, I’m not going to miss an opportunity to plug the excellent LGD merch! You can buy a giraffe t-shirt like the one I’m wearing in my avi, or a ‘slutty and clever’ one (I know many of you lovely lot fit that description perfectly! 😉) They come in a huge range of colours and styles for both men and women and are almost infinitely customisable.
Thank you all so much for being wonderful readers, supporters and friends. As Arnie said, I’ll be back!