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Goodbye Website or Blog – It Was Nice Knowing You

Goodbye Website

Goodbye Website or Blog – We spent a lot of time together but it just was not working out.  You may remember an older post about having one blog too many? Well the time has come to say goodbye to one website and one blog. It was not an easy decision but one that made sense. You must detach yourself from it to come to the decision that it no longer feasible or profitable to continue on. You cannot be attached emotionally as each website or blog you do may feel almost like a child you have.

Goodbye Website

 

Reasons to Say Goodbye Website or Blog

  • Non Profitable – If you are spending lots of time on a website and it’s not producing a profit, why continue?
  • Other Websites –  You have other websites/blogs. You have other websites or blogs you could spend more time on them. They can become better and maybe more profitable.
  • Boredom – Many bloggers become bored with their blogs. They can no longer keep on writing on the topic of their blog.
  • Time – You no longer have the time to maintain the website or blog. It’s not just the maintenance of website but the social shares and activities that go along with it that eat up your precious time.
  • Inventory Issues – You may have lost inventory or suppliers. You can no longer offer what you once had on your website. I had several suppliers no longer offer drop shipping and that really hurt the website. I knew then it was time to say Goodbye website.

Have To Close Down A Website

  • Cancel the Hosting – That’s a must. You have to cancel the hosting so it’s no longer live and active. It will save you hosting costs. For the retail site it will save me $30/mo. Goodbye website and hosting charges. Some of the websites that are on Hostgator will look like this when you shut them down.
  • Close Social Accounts – You should close the accounts so there is no hacking being done to them. You can just leave them but it could leave you open to hackers and spammers.
  • Let Others Know – If you have friends or associates that link to your website, let them know. It will avoid them having broken links.  You all know how much I despise broken links.
  • Terminate Any 3rd Party Services – If you used any, cancel so you don’t have reoccurring bills.
  • Inform Your Customers – You can inform them via a blog post and email. You can also tweet out or post on Facebook before closing those accounts done. Goodbye Website, it was nice knowing you! 

Goodbye Websites

The one blog I shut down was the coffee one. It was an affiliate experiment and it did not work out well. I really did not spend much time on that one other than a few blog posts. The retail website was the lingerie site. There was too much competition and not enough drop shippers for that retail website. It was hard to break away from that one after many hours, blood, sweet and tears but the time had come. Time to move on and spend more time on the other retail sites and blog here.

 

Saying Goodbye

Have you ever closed down a website or blog? How did you feel about it? 

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80 Responses to Goodbye Website or Blog – It Was Nice Knowing You

  • Mark
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    Bummer Lisa!

    Sorry you had to come to that conclusion! Your pain is really felt in the post! You invest both your time and money, and still there’s more con’s than pros. Then more than likely, you made the right decision!

    Still in all, you hate for it to come to that! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Ashvini
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    Hi Lisa,

    I have seen so many blogs close down that it was really getting depressing. For me , I have been able to continue with my blog despite ups and downs. I feel the time that I have invested in building it is not to thrown out. Besides I got a good small audience who reads what I write .
    I too closed down a few unfinished blogs. I think having too many of them is a big problem as the time the blogging commands is tremendous.
    Thanks for this article
    PS: I love what you did with Share Juice Buttons there 🙂
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  • Robert Corrigan says:

    Hi Lisa,

    It’s always a big decision to close down a website or blog, we do get attached to them and don’t want to admit defeat. A bit like trying to keep an old car running when you know it will continually cost you money. Just bite the bullet and get rid is the best option. Sound advice.

    Robert

  • Angela McCall
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    Dang. Lisa, when I saw your post title I thought you were closing this one. Thank goodness! We were just talking about this awhile back and I remember I made a comment on that previous post of yours too.

    Like I said, I used to have 7 domains. Then it went down to 3. Then it went down to 1. When I let go Health Matters and Love Sex Marriage blog, I felt the same way. Emotional attachment. But when I’ve learned that I can make as much money on just one niche, I don’t have to have 7 of them, then I know I made the right decision to only have ONE blog.

    Eventually, when your niche become “authority” you can always expand that to a different topic RELATED to your niche. Like what Steve Scott is doing. He wrote several books all FALL into one niche but have different topics.

    It’s exhausting to keep up the blog and knowing it’s not making any money. I too have to close 4 domains after the end of this year. I’m just letting them EXPIRED now. But I will make sure that I will DELETE all my links to it on my first blog. Thanks for reminding about the “links”.

    Anyhoo, glad you can concentrate on the blog that makes money!!! Toast away the ones that don’t.

    Angela
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Angela, oh no! This is my stress reducer blog and I’ll be renewing the domain name for several years. Wow 7 to 1. I’ve lost count of mine but I have 4 less since I had other blogs releated to the main website. (I’m not sure I would count my Tumblr. It’s more of a social site for me than a blog at the moment.) Yes links and pins. I still have more pins to delete. Your website is looking so good Angela, you’ve really done a lot with it of late. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful week ahead.
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  • Manny says:

    Hi Lisa, this post gave me some ideas! Anyway, I’m not planning to close a website for now, but if I do, glad that I bumped into this post. I now know what to do when the need arises. Thanks again Lisa!
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  • Sherryl Perry
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    Great title for your post Lisa! Even though I knew in my heart that you wouldn’t be shutting down this blog, I still didn’t waste any time coming over here to see what you were up to. 🙂 The decision to close your sites down makes sense from a business perspective but sometimes it’s difficult to not look at it personally.

    Out of curiosity, what are your plans for your domain names? The reason I’m asking is that I have a few domain names that I need to sell and that’s something I have not done before.

    BTW – It was nice seeing the link to Andy’s tool to remove dead CommentLuv links. I ran that when he launched it and I was amazed how much cleanup was necessary. If I remember right, it took well over an hour for the script to run.
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  • Mary Stephenson
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    Hi Lisa

    I have a banner on my site at Necessity of Change at the bottom for Artisteer called #1 Web Template. It is a lot of fun to use and anything you can imagine you can pretty much create. On the sidebar of my site I have \”Favorite Links\” you can check those out. But if you love to design it speaks to the creative side of your brain. All designs are created in the program and then FTP over to your site. It gives you the luxury of totally changing everything about your site. You can FTP it over and if you don\’t like the look when you get it over you can go back into program and change part of it and keep doing this until you get the look you want.

    Mary

  • Sapna
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    HI Lisa,

    It’s a Business decision and nobody knows better than you, we cannot remain mentally attached or obsessed to something which is not working. Possibly you can now focus your energy and all your resources on something more interesting, challenging and profitable.

    Apologies for not making up here for the last couple of weeks.

    Thanks for sharing your story and have a great weekend.

    Sapna

    • Lisa
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      Hi Sapna, nice to see you again- no apologizes needed 🙂 Yes, I feel better about the decision and am already seeing progress with the other retail site. It wasn’t just the site but all the inventory control, social profiles and all that goes with it. I hope things are well on your end Sapna and have a great weekend as well.
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  • Mary Stephenson
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    Hi Lisa

    I know the pain. I had taken over about 16 sites that my husband had purchased. I had only my one at the time. I got all 16 up and running in about 3 weeks with content and affiliate links. Created sites with Artisteer, which is what all my sites still are created with. By the time that they were to expire I think like in 2 months after being up, I realized what ones I would not bother keeping. I consolidated info from a number of them and bought 4 new domain names. This spring when they were up for renewal I dropped 2 of them. Also dropped a site that I also took over. I have a second site I also took over and one mobile site I bought a domain for. I will give the mobile one up in July. Shall keep my Necessity of Change (which is my original site). With the other 3 that were renewed the first of the year will have a reprieve until due date. Not sure what I will do with them at that time.

    But it does become pointless at times to keep churning your wheels and getting nowhere. It was like giving up a baby when I decided to put the three to rest this year. Although I did copy and paste everything into word for all the articles I had written. Hate good writing to go to waste…never know, might want to use it some day.

    We just thought and were made to believe if you just put it up they would come and buy. Boy, were we really lead down the wrong road on this one.

    Mary

    • Lisa
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      Hi Mary, Wow 16 sites at once? I have not heard of Aristeer, interesting. (love to know more about them) I can’t really imagine having that many websites – especially if you have to write for all of them too. Unless you have lots of help from other bloggers to do the writing. You make a great point, it is not easy to make money online. They won’t just come once you build it, it takes time and a lot of hard work too. I’m relieved I gave up 2 and can focus on the others. Thanks for your personal story on this Mary. I hope you have a nice weekend.
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  • Arbaz Khan
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    I have never ever closed down any website or blog.
    Whenever I see that there is no future of the site, I sell it and make some amount of money and then invest it in another project. These are my ideas about a website.
    What do you say?
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  • Neamat Tawadrous
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    Hi Lisa,

    When I saw the title of this post, I thought that you are closing this site “Inspire To Thrive” but I am glad this will not go anywhere and your will still be blogging here.

    Yes, if they’re taking up too much time, energy and money there’s no point in keeping them. Sometimes, we have to let go with what is not working and just focus on what is working. Great decision, I think! Good Luck!!!

    Thanks Lisa for sharing and for the advice offered in this regards.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

  • Sylviane Nuccio
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    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I know exactly how you feel. When I let go 4 of my blogs it was a bit of tough decision at first, but I never looked back. Now I’m left with 3 blogs and it’s still a bit of a challenge, but for sure I’m keeping those.

    Very good idea for a post 🙂
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  • Enstine Muki
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    says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I have gone through these comments and seen a lot of readers saying ‘sorry…’ but I have to say congratulations on taking the right step that will lead to success. In business, I have learned to focus on one thing until it can fuel itself and even sponsor other enterprises. If closing down other sites will help focus your resources on one, then you have taking a recommendable step.

    Good luck
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  • Kita says:

    My problem is I have such a fan base with one blog with more hits so I don’t want to get rid of it but I am also building up the magazine and that is what I want to make money from. I want to find a way to combine both into one but I have not figured out how yet.
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  • Carolyn
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    Hi Lisa, You scared me! I’m so glad you’re not closing Inspire to Thrive! You’re right, nothing lasts forever and when you have to shut something down, this is a great outline of how to do that.

    This is the type of topic I don’t like to think about though I’ll have to face it someday. Closing The Wonder of Tech isn’t in my plans for now!

    Thanks for sharing your advice on this. I’m sorry those other sites didn’t work out but now you’ve freed your time and budget for other things.
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  • Ray says:

    I have been thinking about closing a few sites and projects lately. For me it’s time and not that profitable. I have a few projects that I spend way too much time with that really don’t amount to much profit. I keep telling myself to just move along and don’t let it bother you, but it’s hard to through away what you already put into it too. Sometimes it’s necessary though, and if it’s not working out or making money I don’t see the point in continuing when there are better things or more profitable things to be working on.
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  • Katherine says:

    I just dumped a nice handful of websites. Way back when I made good money with google but I had more time. Then google kept changing and changing, asking webmasters to do this and that… BAH! It started to COST me money. I am down to three and only keep one up as of now. I plan on building the other two this summer and getting a much cheaper host. Knowing I had tons of sites I wasn’t touching caused stress. Now I’m “free!”

  • Donna Merrill
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    Sometimes we just have to make that decision to let things go. I think you are moving in the right direction. Why put energy into something that is stagnant?

    Now you have more time to focus on your other blog. Sometimes we spread ourselves too thin. I think it is a happy good bye because it is like spring cleaning, we throw out stuff that isn’t working for us. Then we feel fresh.

    And of course there is that good old law of attraction at work. Now you can focus your energy and “attract” what you need.

    Donna
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  • Adrienne
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    Just glad it’s not this one Lisa but I understand the time it takes and the money that goes into keeping it running when time needs to be well spent.

    How many have I shut down? Oh gosh, I need to go back to my old domain list and then I could probably give you a good number. Let’s say it’s been over 10.

    As you know I also do affiliate marketing so I would throw up a blog, put my time into creating it and promoting it and then make some good money. Once that all started to come to a halt I would find another niche and go from there. I think right now I only have one that has been up for a really long time and although it doesn’t make me the money it use to I still make sales on that one.

    They are my income sites though and my heart isn’t as attached to those as my main blog. That one, like Inspire to Thrive, I’m sure is your pride and joy. It is for me and I would be heartbroken to leave it.

    Thanks Lisa for sharing this very sad tail but I know you’ll find another niche to go into and you’ll do just fine.

    Hope you’re enjoying your week.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Lisa
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      Thanks Adrienne, me too! Wow, I didn’t you had that that many sites before Adrienne. Yes, my heart is here and in my scrub site. I have a decision there to make too, we have one supplier who has gotten big retailers like Walmart and does not leave us much inventory and answers. Thinking of letting go of that one though the products are popular. Tough decison. Thanks for coming by and for your experiences too. Enjoy the rest of your week too Adrienne. I can’t believe we are half way over this week already!
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  • Sue Neal
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    This is a strange coincidence, Lisa – I’ve just had an email from an excellent blogger in the writing niche, who’s shutting down his blog – in his case it’s because he doesn’t have time to maintain it due to other writing commitments. I was surprised and saddened, because it’s an excellent blog and it’s a shame to think of all that content disappearing from cyberspace.

    I’m grateful to you for this post, which reflects the reality of blogging – websites come and go and we sometimes have to cut our losses and make decisions that involve closing them down. I agree with Jeannette that it’s a sign of strength to know when to call it a day. But I hope Inspire to Thrive will be with us for a while yet 🙂

    Thanks for the practical tips about closing a website down – very useful info, which I’ll keep for future reference.

    Sue
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  • Barry Wells
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    Hi Lisa,

    Sorry to hear that you’re closing down some of your sites. I do understand though, time is money and if the sites are taking more time than they’re earning then it’s time to address the situation.

    It can’t be easy closing any site that has earned you good money but if its becoming to time consuming and the stock is becoming an issue then you’ve made the right choice.

    I like the fact that you said about letting everyone know so they can remove broken links. You know the headaches that causes 🙂

    All the best Lisa,

    Barry
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  • Jeannette Paladino says:

    Lisa — it isn’t a sign of failure but of strength to realize something isn’t working. I’ve been there and hung on too long to a business a number of years ago that I should have shut down earlier. Live and learn.

  • Suhas
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    says:

    Hi Lisa
    Yes, many time we have to say goodbye to a website or a blog and the reason can be many. I have never come across to any such topic before this where discontinuing a website is explained so simply. Thanks for sharing all the knowledge with us.
    Blogging and web-mastering is not easy these days and we have to do a lot of hard work for making a blog successful . SEO, link building takes time and it is really not very easy to allocate time to multiple projects. We can not also live the entire life on web too.
    I had many blogs maintained simultaneously but now very much focused. Had a lot of difficulties, lost money due to continued hosting plans. This post could have helped me a lot.

    • Lisa
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      You are welcome Suhas, It’s been interesting to see how many have had more than 1 or more than 10 blogs or websites too. I found that the changes on Google also had an impact this past year on many. The sad part is when you do a search you still see spammy stuff coming up on page 1. Hoping for better changes there too. You are right, it takes a lot of time and patience. Thanks for your input Suhas and I hope things go well for you on yours.
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  • Silviu
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    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Sad story but this is life. You win some, you lose some.
    It is difficult when you are emotionally attached to one of your blogs and then you need to shut it down. This is when it hurts. I have shut down only one blog until now but it wasn’t much.

    Now, there are two possibilities:
    a. the site was not profitable (you made the right decision)
    b. the site was profitable but there was no time to maintain it (maybe you have reached the point where you need a team).

    My opinion: you begin with one site. True! However, when you start to make money you must create a team. This way you will rarely lose a site and it would be much easier. Alone is too difficult.

    Have a nice day
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  • Christina
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    says:

    Hi Lisa…these are wonderful & amazing way about Website or Blog. I must say people say Goodbye to a Website or Blog just because of having lots of blogs & website’s even I also appreciate your point as you have mention one by one.

  • Vijesh
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    Hi Lisa,
    When we are having too many blogs and we don’t get proper results it is better we discontinue them and concentrate on them which works. So your coffee website did not perform well, so that’s the reason you decided to discontinue with that blog. At the beginning of the post I felt that you are so emotionally attached to your blog as if you are attached to a pet or a sort of family member. But at the end when I read sweat, tears and blood then I understood the agony behind those words. When we have spend so much of time with them investing our time and energy and when we don’t get good results it really hurts. Anyhow you took a good decision to keep moving with your other blogs.
    Have a great time Lisa…
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    • Lisa
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      Thanks Vijesh for reading through and understanding it all. Yes I believe it’s a good decision and feel relieved now that the decision is made and the lingerie site will officially close tomorrow. I appreciate you taking the time to come and share your input as well. Have a great day ahead. I must reaad your post, just saw the headline 🙂
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  • Harleena Singh
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    Hi Lisa,

    Sorry to hear about the Lingerie site, which I thought was doing well, especially after that giveaway I think you had hosted on it, if I’m not wrong. But I can fully understand how overwhelming it all gets at times.

    Speaking of which, I do have a blog just for writers and only about writing etc, which was my first one when I came online, but then I started Aha-Now, just to add more variety and spice, in a way to help and share my experiences with everyone. I did think of doing up one blog properly before taking up the other one. So, while this one is doing well, I haven’t given up on that though don’t update it as yet. I do see people who have 2-3-4 blogs and post there once in a week or 10 days, but that ways they rarely gain traffic, and it’s updating it. I guess with so many you lose on the focus of one proper one.

    I look forward to doing up my writers blog soon now, and taking that up full swing and chalking out more ways of keeping this one in line too. I get a lot of traffic from search engines on that one, even though it’s not been updated for a long time now – so no reason to give it up. But yes, handling more than you can manage gets too much

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day ahead 🙂
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    • Lisa
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      Harleena, did you notice you and I both commented on each other’s blogs at the same time today? I was at lunch. Funny, thinking alike. Yes, you are correct it was the contest, trying to drum up more business to see what would happen. I didn’t know you had another blog as well. Interesting, you could share the link here. I bet lots of us would like it too. Yes, I feel relieved now not to have to deal with that inventory and the social media handles for it as well. A lot of close down on Friday morning. Thanks for coming by, for your input and have a great week ahead. I’m sure I’ll see you around the social networks.
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      • Harleena Singh
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        Oh yes…I did notice that, and as soon as I left my comment here, I saw your’s over at my place 🙂

        I do have another blog but it’s been quite dead for long now, so I don’t usually want to just update it for the sake of updating it, till I can really put up regular posts like in this one, which I will once this reaches it’s place I aim for. Here is the link of that one – freelancewriterscafe.com – I just managed to shift it onto Thesis when I switched Aha too, as both were earlier on Bloggers, there after it’s not really been touched. But I know that because of the niche and name etc. it will do well, perhaps better than Aha whenever I get started with it.

        Thanks once again 🙂
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  • Dana
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    Hi Lisa,
    Makes perfect sense to me. Sometimes we have to try things out and see if they’re a good fit. Some are, some aren’t – but by remaining emotionally detached we can get a sense of the big picture and make useful decisions without resistance.

    How can we have the energy to focus on what IS working if we’re spending it on what isn’t? I think it’s a good life lesson in general. Be open to new ideas, but remain an observer. Some things are just better as an experiment or learning experience to lead us to what’s meant to play a more permanent role in our lives.

    Great post!
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  • Mayura
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    Hey Lisa,

    Sorry about closing your blog and website down, but why worry now?! I’m sure you have made the right decision as they occupy your time and resources which can be contributed for other activities. Decisions never be easy especially when they are about us 🙂

    Now, it comes as a helpful post here 🙂 Nice list of actions to perform when they close down. I think they are vital enough as just abandoning can lead to new kind of problems later on.

    I believe it’s always a good thing to keep backup of everything you gonna ditch Lisa 🙂 Can be needy later on. Posts, images, comments and all 😉

    However when it comes to a blog where people can reuse information, I think hosting it on a free platform can be helpful too Lisa 🙂 Just for reference. May be with some affiliate links. What do you think?

    You have a wonderful week over there and hope you enjoy the flowers in your garden 🙂

    Cheers…
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    • Lisa
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      Thanks Mayura, I’m not worried now. Just have to send email to customers by tomorrow and Friday we close it down officially. It was tough but the past few months sales were not covering costs there. It was good at Christmas and Valentine’s but not enough to cover the entire year of hosting and paypal. We gave it almost 3 years. Plus we have the new chef uniform one that’s doing pretty good for a new site too. It’s much easier with inventory on that one. Everything is always in stock – so much easier.
      I hope it will help anyone else down the road not sure how to shut a site down. I sure wasn’t sure prior. Lots of research AGAIN. What do you mean by reuse info? Blogger allows affiliates but not the FREE WordPress (last I knew) …. Thanks and I will enjoy those flowers, got to go and check out the Peony tonight, should be in full bloom. Have a great rest of the week there Mayura.
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  • Lauren
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    My heartfelt condolences. That was a tough decision. But, you’re right. You’ve got to cut your losses and move on if something isn’t working or holding back from other things that are working. You are a brave woman and a smart woman. That’s why I’m here. : )

    I’ve got to look into the website you mentioned in an earlier article, about swapping services. That’s what’s holding me back these days. All the problems with my website. The footer that I ruined and all the broken links. Sheesh!
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  • david says:

    Hi Lisa, which site did you shut down. It wasn’t clear to me from the article?

    • Lisa
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      Sorry David, it was the lingerie site (closing this Friday) and a coffee affiliate site I had too 🙂 I really believe it was hard to get drop shippers for lingerie and we lost a few that no longer offered it. That was the last straw. The other product lines we carried a million other people did too.
      Thanks for coming by today David.
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  • Tim Bonner
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    says:

    Hi Lisa

    I used to have quite a few affiliate websites before Penguin and Panda came along.

    They took quite a battering from Google and just weren’t worth spending any more time or energy on. I really loved them though and was sorry to see them go.

    I retired at least 10 affiliate sites at that time. I’d forgotten how many I had!

    If they’re taking up too much time, energy and money there’s no point in keeping them going really. Sounds like you made a very practical and sensible decision Lisa.

    Onwards and upwards!
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  • Corina Ramos
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    says:

    I’m sorry to see that you have to shut down a website and blog after putting so much work into it but like Bren says, that gives you more time to focus on your other blogs. You were right to make the decision now before investing any more time and money into it.

    There have been times I want to give up on my blog but for me it’s not so much for making a profit, although that is wonderful. My first priority is to help people and the profits, whatever little they are right now is a bonus 🙂

    I admire you for this…some folks out there won’t face this and will sink deeper into a hole than let it go. Thanks for sharing the things to do when cancelling, it’s a great checklist to keep handy. 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling well and having a great Tuesday.
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    • Lisa
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      says:

      Hi Corina, I felt bad at first but now I am relieved. I hope the checklist will help others along the way if they so need it too. It was really a retail site more than a blog per say. Blogs taken longer to generate dollars. I think you are on the right track 🙂
      Thanks Corina for coming by, your support and friendship. Have a great night there.
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  • Siddhartha Sinha
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    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Yes it is true that if anyone who will not earn money will at last leave the blog or website because his main intention is to earn money not to do social service but the main thing is that the people forget to learn from their mistakes where they have committed.

    Regards
    Siddhartha Sinha
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  • I’m facing this now with a site that has great potential. The time it would take to get it there, when it’s not my main focus to begin with, is not something I’m able/willing to invest. I’m more attached to the design of it and the idea of it than the actual site itself. It’s pleasing to the eye (www.indieauthorlife.com), and it could prove helpful to a lot of people. Maybe someone else will pick up the ball.

    You’ve inspired me, Lisa, to let it go. It’s sitting there, moldering. That makes no sense. Thanks! 🙂

  • Bren
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    says:

    🙁 So sad to see Lingerie Fancy go but I understand. I had totally forgotten about the coffee one but I don’t drink it so I rarely visited. I’m sure it was a tough decision but hopefully now, since the burden is off you, you can focus more on your other blogs and grow them. I do have one question though, what happens to those CommentLuv links that traced back to a “now gone” blog? Do they come up as 404 errors?
    Bren recently posted…A Productive Holiday WeekendMy Profile

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