So Long, Bumble Files

That’s right. I’m ditching The Bumble Files. It’s been sweet, it’s been a fun ride, but alas, it’s time. Don’t worry, I’ll still be here. I may be a little sad when I put The Bumble Files to rest, sniffle, sniffle…shedding a tear…okay, I’m done. Sigh.

Seriously, I will be unveiling a new blog with a new name. I’ve evolved, blogging friends, and I’m simply ready for a change. I hope that I don’t lose you in the transition, and that you will stick with me. After all, this blog is nothing without you guys.

I probably will be a bit afraid to click the button to make the big switch over. It seems too easy to click a button and for everything to simply turn out all right. That could be one reason for my delay, that, and the fact that WordPress continues to introduce new themes. Every time I settle on one, oh look, here’s another one to look at. Did you know that WordPress has more than 300 themes? Friends, I think I’ve looked at every single one, much the same way that I go clothes shopping, feeling the urge to touch each item. No, I’m kidding. Sort of. Each one has its good qualities, but the truth is you can do anything if it’s customizable, which, of course, they all are. Oh, just more decisions! That’s all that is.

I want to personally thank a few friends for their help, for listening and answering my silly questions, and for putting up with my wishy-washiness: Mari, Carrie, AdamVanessa, and Jackie. Really, a big thank you! I’m truly grateful for your time.

And so, I’m electing the turtle to help me with my send off. Did you know that the turtle is not too far behind the puppies and the kitties when it comes to Internet fame and celebrity. According to WordPress News, in the month of January alone, there were 9,195 posts with dogs, 6,111 posts with cats, and listen to this…wait for it, wait for it…192 posts with turtles! They could very well be the new “Internet darling.” He has four stubby legs and a shell on his back. How can you not root for the turtle? Let’s hear it for the turtle.

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Critically Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Photo credit: http://www.seaturtle-world.com.

How does the saying go? Steady wins the race. Plus, many turtles are excellent swimmers.

So, me and the turtle will see you on the other side with a new blog. This is your last chance to call me Bumble. Get it out your system now! Really, I won’t care if you still want to call me Bumble.

Thank you for all the support and the great times. You are the best!

If for some reason I do lose you, I will find you! This week, hopefully, I will have my new blog together! Until then, signing off for the last time as The Bumble Files. Mwah!

Much love,
Amy
xoxo

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118 thoughts on “So Long, Bumble Files

    1. Oh, Denise!!!! You’re going to make me cry. You know I couldn’t leave you guys. I’m not going anywhere!

      Likewise. And THANK YOU, for all your food for thought and your wonderful words!

      Hugs, Love Bumble
      xoxo

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  1. Goodby Bumble….Hello Amy!! We will all still be here cheering you on with the new blog. If anything you will gain a ton of new readers and us old ones will have to shove our way to the front of the line. Looking forward to seeing what you decided on. Big hugs and congrats on the new you! 🙂

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  2. Congratulations, Amy!
    Looking forward to the new (but can’t be improved on) version.

    (You’re going to post a link here, right?)
    (Unless you’re trying to ditch me because of that cheez whiz comment a few weeks ago.)
    (Though I’m not sure that comment was here.)
    (And it really is an excellent skin softener, too!)

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    1. Guapo, I could never ditch you! Ah, the multi-purpose cheez whiz. What would our modern society be without it? What could be better than cheez on the face? I will have a link…at least that is my plan!! Thank you and thanks for all your support.

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  3. You know, well, you don’t, but you will now. I’ve been pronouncing your blog name wrong all along. I’m so embarrassed. For whatever reason, for however long, I’ve been reading FLIES not FILES. Holy cow.
    I can’t wait to see what you have in store!

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    1. Melanie, that is so funny. Ha ha! You are not the first person to tell me this. So, there must be many who share this with you. Bumbles do Fly…I like that name better! Hey, that’s what I should have been. Thank you so much. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!

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      1. I highly doubt it will disappoint.
        Best of luck to you in your re-start. It’ll be awesome, just as soon as you narrow the theme choices down. I just went through that process, and it was impossible! So many themes and they took away that handy little feature selector thingy, so it’s really hard now.
        You’ll do well. I just know it. Enjoy the process!

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      2. I know, right?! This theme business is overwhelming. I would prefer just a couple of options. Ha ha! Well, probably not! Thanks, Melanie. I think I’ve narrowed it down. Lately, I’ve seen people change their themes by the day, so if I do that, I’m not alone. Yeah, it’s all a journey…life…and the blogs!

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  4. I was worried at first that you were leaving altogether! Thank goodness it’s just a transformation. I’m imagining some kind of Dr Who scenario where you kind of morph into the new you. Can’t wait to see it! Thanks for shout out, I really didn’t do much though! Goodbye Bumble Files, hello…to be continued…

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    1. Oh, no…I can’t possibly leave! I will still be here, transformed, hopefully into something exciting, and well, it will be new. That much I know! You were so informative and I appreciate it. I feel like I need someone to hold my hand, Vanessa. I’m afraid I’m going to click the button and lose everything! It’s not even ready, but it will be soon. I have it collected. Thank you.

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    1. Heavens no, Exile! What do you like to be called? This has actually been in the works for awhile, at least mentally. Having said that, it won’t be anything earth-shattering. I’m just very grateful for all the support and I do hope you’ll catch me on the other side!

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  5. Yay!!!! Super excited to hear that you’re finally ready to make the leap. I remember when you first mentioned it back in September. Whatever you decide, it will be fabulous . . . Because you’re the host, Amy!!!

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  6. You’re gonna give us a link, right?
    Bumble bumble bumble bumble bumble… Ok I’ve got it out of my system. I look forward to the big reveal.

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  7. *Pours out forty*

    Farewell, Bumble Files. Cheers to new horizons. And you’re welcome, but there is no such thing as a dumb question. Glad to help, and we’ll chat soon about a wicked banner!

    -CH \m/

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    1. Dear Rochelle,
      I will definitely not lose track of you! I will still be with WordPress. I’m pretty happy with it myself. No complaints, except that they have too many themes to confuse me. Thank you!

      Shalom,
      Amy

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    1. It is a little sad, you know. It’s been a part of me for so long….so it seems. Oh, but thank you for your support there! However I wish…well, okay Marina!! Yes, yes, I’ll be right back. You probably won’t even notice I’m gone! Thanks! 🙂

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  8. That is kind of sad, since we started blogging about the same time and The Bumble Files was one of the first blogs I followed. Still, if you’re still around, that’s the main thing. I understand your hesitation, I always agonize over big changes like that. Good luck and let us know when everything’s ready for the switch. 🙂

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    1. Oh stop, David. I’ll change my mind. And now…I can’t! Look! I’m just ready for a change. I will still be here and I will always hold The Bumble Files dear in my heart. 🙂 Change is hard. It feels huge, but then I stop myself. This is just a blog. It’s not life or death or anything!

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  9. Dang! I sent a response on my cell phone, yesterday, but it’s not here. I will count on the fact that you let us all know where you are, because I would miss you terribly! I’ve so enjoyed writing with you… I assume you’ll stick with Friday Fictioneers? I really believe that we all should be doing what most excites and fills us, so I hope this new blog takes you in a direction that challenges and fills you. Mazel!

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    1. Dawn, that happens to me all the time. No problem. Thanks for coming back to check! I will be here on WordPress. I will be changing things around slightly with the hope of doing more fiction. So, I’m not going anywhere! Thanks for your support, Dawn.

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  10. I’ve spent far too much time trying out different themes, only to decide I’ll stick with the one I have. Why I continue to lose hours of my life doing this, I have no idea. But I just can’t help myself…

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    1. I almost went with your theme. In the end, you find it doesn’t matter all that much. Yes, hours of our lives that could be spent writing…A.C.! All themes accomplish the ultimate goal….words on the screen!

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      1. I like your theme because it leaves your side widgets on your post pages. Mine doesn’t–only the home page and the static pages. But I’m making up for that now by putting a brief bio of me at the end of each post. People can click the link if they want more info.

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      2. That’s a good compromise! I don’t even know if I chose the right one. Eventually, you must choose and hope for the best. I haven’t used by home page yet. I guess I have one of those! It does the job.

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