Saturday, August 8, 2009

Goodbye, and Thank You


If there's anyone out there still checking in on this blog, I wanted to take this opportunity to formally sign off. After a lot of thought and a fair amount of agonizing, I've made the bittersweet decision to move on from More Ways to Waste Time.

More importantly, I wanted to give my sincere thanks to you for reading, whether it's been for the entire two-plus years and 1,500 or so posts that have elapsed since I began this blog, or whether you found yourself here just recently. I've truly enjoyed highlighting the work of so many inspired artists, craftspeople, and independent retailers, delighted in every last one of your comments and emails, and cherished the many online friendships that have resulted.

All my best to all of you.

249 comments:

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Mama Feel Good said...

Thank you for all your posts because they have inspired so many of your dedicated readers, myself included! Just had to thank you for reconnecting me with a good friend, Dave, from grain edit. I had lost touch with him for the past few years but found him through your post about his home and grain edit> Good luck with all that you decide to pursue in life after MWTWT!
peace,
Maricel

Jacquelyn said...

I'm so bummed. I just decided to move to Alameda (from Brooklyn) and I was planning to see all of the places that you have written about, which I'll still do, but I was looking forward to more ideas. I've only been there once, I'll need a lot of ideas!!

Best of luck to you and your family and all for all your future endeavors!

Anonymous said...

i've never comment on any blog but I have to say, i'm sad to see this one go. Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. Wishing you all the best for a creative and happy future. Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

Rats! Just stumbled yesterday onto an older post on your blog (sunprint fabric) and bookmarked it, then read your most recent goodbye post. Funny, I live in the East Bay also (but thru the CultureCut tunnel in Walnut Creek) and have a son the age of your daughter. I was stoked about this blog! Maybe you could just post really infrequently.. (once a month?) for awhile and see if you change your mind! Or maybe your daughter could take it over, since she is very 'can do'! Best of luck, Kymberly J

Anonymous said...

Wha???? I Just found YOU. Dang! I hope you and your gift pop up somewhere else soon after your restful hiatus...

tbag said...

what a bummer...
i'm not a designer or artist but after stumbling on your blog one day i came to appreciate your eye for cool and beautiful things. and for someone not in the know, it was an incredibly useful website.
you became one of my daily online stops.
good luck with all your future endeavors.
i will definitely miss this blog.

Anonymous said...

I really liked your blog and I had hoped you might change your mind. But it's been a month so I guess I will wish you well and tell you that your entries are missed.

heatherdaniels said...

i just had to log on again to say i miss you.

Katy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! You have no idea how many fabulous ideas you've given me, and how sad it is that you're not going to be sharing this anymore! :( Loved your finds, your ideas, and your style!

Anica said...

_very glad_ you didn't delete this blog. I happened to stumble upon it after you 'overed and outed' and was sorely disappointed. On the flip side, I've actually been so happy to have found - and bought - gifts from your esty finds! Thanks so much for your hard work.

Kirsten said...

So sorry to see you go, I have enjoyed your posts and listings. You've been the source for many prints and other ideas around my home! Thank you and all the best with future ventures!

Natalie said...

L-
Maybe you're just taking a 'break' to reevaluate things. Yes. That sounds good. A break. Blogging everyday is taxing - I can't imagine the amount of work. Just know that you have been in my top 5 sites since you started. Right up there with Design Sponge. I especially love the fact that you're here in the Bay Area.

Whatever you do - I'm sure it will be fantastic.

All the Best,
-N

katiedid said...

Crap.....a little late to the fairwell party, but I will miss you nevertheless. You were one of the blogs I found early on that inspired me to start my own. Loved your house, your ebay finds, and the support you gave to all the indie's out there. I wish you all good things in your brilliant future!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I actually have a lump in my throat. Your website was a gateway for me; it was a smorgasbord to visit every week as I sat in my boring office trying to not contemplate my boring job, I would visit this site and it was a visual ahhhhhhh - whatever your next endeavor is, please make sure to let everyone know!

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Anonymous said...

so this is why i haven't been getting my e-mail updates from you :) BOO...you are a class act. Thank you for leaving this up as it is art. Please update us with any future plans if it's appropriate--would love to find more design inspiration from you! Thanks for all of your hard work and I hope you find peace and joy in your next venture. -k

Ashmita said...

Hey .. wait... don't delete this blog. I just bumped into it today and seems very interesting... wait for a couple months... pretty pls.....

Regards,
Ashmita.

Anonymous said...

Hello. I don't even know if you will read this, but I live in Fremont and I just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE IT! You have so many cool things (even things that I have....or would want to have) on your blog. And how great is it that you are local! Thanks for making my night and inspiring me to buy that danish modern chair that I found on craigslist. (even though I don't really have the money for it...hey it's a good deal.) I saw it in your blog all spruced up and had to have it.

Anonymous said...

Noooooooo, don't stop!
It is greta what you are doing!
Please inform us if you begin something new.
Linda

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed your blog! I've learned a lot about design and the beauty all around me. Thanks:)

eric and monica said...

I loved wasting time on your blog... thanks for sharing and i will be sure to check out your archives!

Employment said...

It's too bad that the you will no longer be here to continue the blog since a lot of people will miss you. But since you put a lot of time in thinking about it, I guess it is understandable but it would be better if you would visit the blog sometimes.

pitney bowes supplies said...

Sad to see you go.. Good luck..

Joy said...

I am just checking back after not checking in for months--alas! You are no more, but I will keep enjoying all of your 'old' posts. May God bless your new endeavors--it's okay to move on.

Sunglass industry said...

It is not good you are leaving blogging it is not wast of time we can share our though through blogging

Thea said...

Having just discovered your blog months after you closed, I want to say thank you for keeping it available. It is a great resource for inspiration and design. In fact I would say you created a work of Art in creating the blog as a whole. Thank you and my best to you in your life. Thea

Anonymous said...

still missing your blog

ChickieLou said...

But... but... your blog was the BEST. I even said so on Twitter not too long ago. What are you going to do instead?

(pouts)

Anonymous said...

hello.
i come here infrequently (oh, really? :-) but could spend hours on your blog when i was down and out and in search of a lift, or needed some real inspiration.
thanks for leaving this up -- some of the things on here are timeless, and i'll bet there are those like me who will come back again and again.
if you ever rest up and decide to begin again, it's clear that you have a following, and a very worthwhile blog.
thanks for some things big and little that you gave me.

bukmacher said...

I was just introduced to your blog

Lilli said...

I also wanted to say thanks – it's been a few months since I last had the time to come, and now this... oh my. I really enjoyed the Etsy finds, and Bay Area shopping info.

So thanks for that, and for keeping the blog up, I will be coming back!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS BLOG! AWW SAD. Just KEEP IT UP so we can look back. THANKS!!
-JENNYPENNY!

Kelly said...

Hello! Hope comments are still forwarded to you. I used to be a faithful reader & really loved your decor taste & style. I am inheriting a 1950s buffet and hutch from my grandma soon, and remember seeing in a blog how "somebody" had used that great Orla Kiely wallpaper as backing on their shelves. I knew it was from a blogger I frequented but couldn't for the life of me remember WHO.

Anyway, a quick Google search for the wallpaper brought me back to you & your site. Thanks again for the inspiration, even many many months later. Hope you are well and still being creative & stylish in your life!

Anonymous said...

Having lived in Oakalnd for 7 years I can say that the town has nothing worthy to offer...with the exception of yourself

*Chic Provence* said...

Well I'm still glad I found your blog, it's wonderful! great reading..

hope things are good for you!

Kit

Julia said...

Boo - really?! Have you changed your mind yet? Still missed.

eddieross said...

Yours is one of the first blogs I read in the morning! you will be missed! xox
Eddie Ross

Anonymous said...

Yours is one of the first blogs I read in the morning! you will be missed! xox
Eddie Ross


Really, Eddie Ross? you read it every morning, but you're just now noticing it's stopped--eight months later?

Anne said...

What do you do after it was closed? Did it take you a long time to maintain it?

Tanneke said...

I’ve just found your wonderful blog. Please, keep going.

sukey said...

geez, i hate arriving late to the show. and now i find you and now you've stopped. pooh. i'll amused myself with your old posts. take care.

Interior Design Firm said...

Now you should move back.

Lama said...

I hope you are getting these comments. I've found your blog 2 years ago and enjoyed every post in it. I'm from the Middle East, can you believe that someone so far can read your posts and appreciate them? Although it's been a year since your last post, I still feel heart-broken. I miss your posts.
All the best for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm really sad your leaving I been folowing your designs and been looking for caravans for sale from that website and saw one that looked very unique and loved the vintage style... i hope all goes well...

Miss Em said...

Just wanted to let you know, over a year later, I still miss your blog! :( Any chance of a comeback? :)

-Emily

Natalie said...

Please don't delete this! I just found you today and you have TONS of great stuff that I can spend hours *wasting time* looking at :)

Anonymous said...

I still miss this blog. I come back to it every now and again and love that the old posts are still searchable and easy to visit, like an old friend...

Dwijayasblog said...

Good bye and good luck in the future.

Anonymous said...

I love(d) your blog. I wish you would reconsider stopping More Ways To Waste Time. I hope your life is going well, but we all miss reading your daily posts.

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