Where it’s going & where it’s been

Witty Title Here - an update

It’s been quiet in this space, but so much has been going on behind the scenes.

Hey guys, remember me? I’m the blogger who moved across the country to pursue a dream. That dream has taken on varying forms over the years, but it’s always boiled down to one thing: my need to write.

Which is why I’m bringing Witty Title Here back, with new focus and purpose. Which I’ll get to shortly.

But first, a (very brief) update on the past few months of my life:

Back in February, when this blog went dark, I began a full-time job in marketing for a tech startup with some awesome people. I was in my final semester of grad school at the time and commuting a lot, all of which made for a very difficult balancing act. For my sanity, I made the decision to put WTH on the back burner indefinitely, though I had no idea that would end up being half a year.

After several intense months, I finished school (forever!), but then life got even crazier—my boyfriend John got into grad school in San Francisco. So we decided to make our second big move in two years by saying goodbye, for now, to Los Angeles. We moved to the Bay Area in July, and I’ve been working from home as a freelance writer ever since. The change of pace has been refreshing. I’m actually cooking and exercising regularly again!

I also have the headspace to dedicate to Witty Title Here again, though it won’t be the same as it was before.

The longer I kept the blogging world at arm’s length, the less inclined I felt to return to my broad lifestyle focus from before. I knew that if I came back to blogging, I needed something I was endlessly passionate about to keep me writing even—and especially—when it was hard.

Which is why I’m making Witty Title Here a community for young female writers who give a damn.

I want to provide the inspiration, resource and platform would’ve loved at 15 (or 18 or 21), when I was still finding my voice as a budding writer, feminist and young woman. In the coming weeks, I’ll be making changes around the site to reflect that. I’m going against my nature and relaunching before everything’s perfect because I don’t want to put off blogging any longer. Perfection can wait, but for me, writing cannot. Turns out the two are not mutually exclusive.

Witty Title Here: For female writers who give a damn

For those of you who have kept Witty Title Here in their feeds all this time (wittingly or unwittingly—ha!), thank you. I’ve missed you! And I hope you’ll continue to follow along as the blog takes a new direction. While the vision for WTH is aimed primarily toward helping young female writers, I think a lot of what will resonate with that audience will resonate with any writer. I’m looking forward to finding out.

The new WTH kicks off this week, and that includes a weekly newsletter with exclusive content, which may be the most exciting of all. (I adore TinyLetter.) You can sign up now for short notes from me including weekly inspiration, interweb finds and information on upcoming deadlines for writers. It’s going to be fun.

Thanks for sticking with me this far. I can’t wait to show you what’s in store next.

Have any ideas, want to collaborate or simply feel like saying hi? (I’d love to know what you’ve been up to.) Comment below or shoot me an email at wittycassiehere[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  1. I’ve taken a 3-month blogging hiatus and it’s been both stressful and refreshing! But I miss it and I want to bring it back. Maybe some inspiration is exactly what’s missing.

    I’m a female and a writer and I give a damn, so I’m excited your back! 😉

    • Cassie Paton says:

      Thank you, Ashley! There were so many times over the past several months where the nagging feeling to pay attention to my neglected blog would kick in. But I think time and space away from it was necessary. Now I feel energized again. Maybe you will, too! 🙂

  2. Welcome back to the blogging world and welcome to the Bay Area! I also just starting blogging again after a short hiatus, and although I didn’t shift the direction of my blog, I definitely re-branded and re-evaluated my goals. Looking forward to see the new direction 🙂

  3. Welcome back! I also stepped back from blogging – sometimes you just have to take a break. A really good, long break. I love the new idea you have for WTH-looking forward to it!

    • Cassie Paton says:

      Blogging hiatuses seem to be a theme here in the comments! I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers in my feed have gone dark over the past few months. I think we all needed a break. 🙂 Thanks for your continued support, Seema! It’s good to be back.

  4. I’m so excited to see where you take this! I love the new focus and I know you will do an amazing job.

  5. What an awesome new direction! I’m looking forward to following along as you make this shift.

  6. Hooray hooray hooray, welcome back!!! Can’t wait to see the changes!

  7. Welcome back Cassie! It’s good that you’ve been gone for good reasons and productive the whole way through. Changes are good, especially within ones blog. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you have in store! Talk Soon and take care -Iva

  8. Hell yeah! This is a great new focus and I’m really excited to see where it takes me!

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