So, here we go.
First of all, I hope you’re all good and safe!
It feels sort of sad writing this but that’s quite silly because we’ll be back on Monday anyway.
You may or may not know, but although I run this by myself, I refer to Oh My Goodness as “we” and it is in fact only just lil ol’ me.
In that case, I’ve been posting on omgoodnews.com non-stop for (I hope my maths is right here) about 125 days.
For something that started out as a small idea, I’m super happy to have lasted that long. Not just in reference to the length of time, but that (bar June 2) I’ve managed to share a positive story everyday.
Whether that be through me having the privilege to interview some amazing people, or by searching the web, finding a story, and putting my own spin on it, it’s been great.
The issue with spending that much time doing this is that there’s been no breaks. Not that I need a break, but I’ve spent EVERY ONE of those days on social media.
Sharing stories and searching for stories via social media can be really, really tiring.
As a matter of fact, I think it’s an unhealthy habit. While I run this and share positive news, the world isn’t all positive.
Sometimes it’s best to distance from it all rather than just simply find yourself in an endless loop and before long find yourself feeling pretty ‘meh’ even when you’re writing positive news.
The point I’m trying to make is that I don’t want to be doing this every day anymore, at least for the time being. I want to switch my phone off and try to forget about things. Try to come back a refreshed man on a Monday morning.
As such, from today, Oh My Goodness will only be sharing stories on the site Monday-Fridays.
This could change, who knows, I could get bored of not doing it, or I could see some great stuff that just HAS to be shared to my lovely following.
But, I need a break.
On a personal note, I’ve been able to run this everyday because I’ve been furloughed since the start of April.
I think now is the time to take a couple of days off per week and just detract from the internet world.
I’m always reachable on my social medias if you fancy a chat, and on my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you fancy a more personal chat about absolutely ANYTHING. It can stay between us.
Thank you for being here, and for reading. I’m not stopping yet, but, I need to wind down a little.
I said on Twitter the other day that I’d been running this for five months and there was no knowing where omgoodnews would be in the next five months.
I’ll keep you posted on anymore changes! In the meantime, stay absolutely lovely, and amazing, and just, incredible.
You are just one piece of the fantastically, annoyingly brilliant puzzle that is life ❤️
See you on Monday ❤️
P.S. I made a thread on Twitter of all of my favourite stories where I’ve been able to interview great people doing great things. You can find that below 😊👇