What Happens When a Blogger Sells Her Blog?

At the end of last year, I was presented with the opportunity to let someone else take over my site – and still get to continue writing for my cherished blog.  The thought of not having to manage it myself any more – no more worrying about traffic, and HTML code, and servers that go bump in the night – made me take this offer very seriously. And so I sold it a few months ago.

“So how’s it going?” you might ask. “Any withdrawal? Any motherly urges to try to control your child who is now all grown up and living on its own?”

Well…yes. To be honest, I still do have some moments when I want to step in and tell the new owners (who are really great to work with) that I would do or say something differently. And of course I would. That’s the sound of one hand clapping. (Well…you know what I mean.)  But I think the addition of new voices and types of information covered is a good thing. And of course, changes have just begun. Fun part is I get to watch and see where it goes, but also get to keep adding my voice to the growing content. Not bad at all.

In a way, it’s a choice between being management and being a consultant. I’ve had chances to go back to full-time management jobs, but always chose to stay a freelancer. Something about that role just fits better with my personality.  And I guess the same goes for letting someone else manage my blog while letting me do what I do best. Although I haven’t yet quite given up the urge to do some backseat managing on occasion. 😉

So would I recommend this to anyone else? Only if you can really let go and allow others to take the wheel. A bit hard for me sometimes, but an interesting ride for sure.

All that said…I’m still here. And I’m still writing articles, answering comments, and even tweeting now and then. But you will also see articles and features from other folks on the Work Coach Cafe team.  I hope you join me in wishing them well!

~ Ronnie Ann

 

About the author…

Ronnie Ann, founder of Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development and her own adventures as a serial job seeker. She can also be found on her new blog, and on Google+.

Comments

  1. Well done Ronnie Ann. I hope it goes well for you.

  2. NikkiP says:

    Ronnie Ann, I think that you just improved upon a good thing by adding others that had the same passion but different strengths. I am looking forward to watching your team evolve! Best wishes!

  3. Thanks, Karalyn and NikkiP!

    Certainly a learning experience on my end – but then somehow it always is. 😉 Your good wishes are much appreciated. Wish you both all the best!

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