Hey guys, hope you are all doing really well!
I have done a lot of thinking over the last few months and even more over the last few weeks and, it’s with a lot of sadness, that I am closing my Emma’s Jots website. I am hoping this will just be temporary measure and I may be back in a few months or so. At least this is what I am hoping.
Basically, all of my own money goes into this website, this blog and all of my social media. Starting Jots Creatives as a business was something that I was building up to hopefully pay for my website and the time for me to do my copywriting. However, this is something I have not been able to do. I am not getting enough clients with my copywriting and social media management, I am not making ANY money with my blog or social media and I can’t afford to carry on with it. Running a website can be expensive, it also takes a lot of my time and with everything going on right now, it’s not something I can continue with for a while.
There is a lot going on in my personal/home life at the moment; physical and mental illnesses, and most importantly Nicky and I are going through infertility problems... This has been happening for almost 3 years now, something we are only just sharing with people outside of our close friends and family. We haven’t had any straightforward answers yet as to what is happening my body but it’s something that is really starting to affect me, and of course affecting Nicky and our families too. I know my 5 year old nephew wants me to have a cousin for him soon and it’s breaking my heart. I need to take some time to heal and some time to come to terms with the rest of the long, winding and very rocky road ahead of us.
I have always been a firm believer in doing what is best for you. I have always said this, yet I have never given myself a break and done something that is best for me. This is currently it.
So with this, I hope you can appreciate that I really need to take some time for myself and my family. I will be keeping my social media open on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and will continue to support everyone through those channels. I have such an amazing following - particularly on Instagram - and I am not ready to say goodbye to Emma’s Jots all together because owning this has taught me so much and I am so proud of what I have achieved. I will be continuing with Walk For Your Wellbeing over my main EJ Instagram account and my Jots of a Chubby Twenty-Something will also continue on Instagram because I am having a lot of fun with it! I said back at the start of the new year that Emma’s Jots was going to become a special place for people who are struggling and that will still be true. It will just have to happen via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Don’t ever think that I would abandon anyone in need due to selfish reasons as this is not what this is about. That is why I am keeping all social media open forever and will continue to share, support and love on there.
The other thing is, my focus for my dream career can now have 100% put into it. I want to be a published author, and I have found that my book I am writing right now is neglected over my blog and Instagram. So the focus will be back on writing a book and getting it out as soon as possible.
Emma’s Jots will remain open until 15th April but after that the website and my main email (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be closing down. I will still own my domain, mostly because I don’t want anyone to take this - I will always have Emma’s Jots and when I am able to reopen my website, I want to ensure I can have my domain back!
I have so much love and support for all the lovely brands and other bloggers I have worked with, and I just want to say thank you for being so awesome!
If anyone does want to contact me or work with me in the future on social media collaborations, you can do this by messaging me directly on any of my social media accounts or sending an email to email@example.com - this account is always monitored.
I am going to publish a few more posts over the next month, but I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Emma’s Jots something I can forever be so, so proud of.
I love you all!