It’s finally time for me to break the silence and tell you why I’ve been MIA lately. ( No mom, not pregnant. )
I have something super sad, but also super exciting to share with you: Create Like Crazy will be coming to an end next week. And yes, there is an exciting side, I promise!
To explain why I have to end CLC, I have start at the beginning
When I started Create Like Crazy just over a year ago, it was with the plan for it to simply be a blog where I and a few other “creatives” in different areas of art shared knowledge and inspiration. ( The image above is from our first event together ) Then I made the decision to roll my design business in with the blog and do both under the name Create Like Crazy. Since the domain name was available it never occurred to me to make sure the business name was available, especially since I wasn’t using it as my business name at first. ( I want to go back in time and slap myself! Haha! Please learn from my huge mistake. ) Through some simple research I found out a few months ago that “Create Like Crazy” is in fact trademarked. ( *insert bleeped out words here* )
Of course, I was completed bummed at first. This space means so much to me! It’s not just a space on the web, it has allowed me to connect with so many wonderful people ( you! ) and helped grow so many wonderful friendships. It has also been an amazing source of inspiration, creative outlet and catalyst in figuring out my “style” and place in the design world.
With that said, here’s game plan moving forward: to start a new business – solely focused on design now, but built for growth and change. I will still have a blog but, like I’ve done on CLC recently, it will be more streamlined and focused in an effort to give you the best content possible. This will allow me to spend more time on my design clients and the other ideas I have up my sleeve. ( heheeeeeeee! )
So yeah, it totally sucks that this wonderful space has to come to an end. But I am ecstatic about this new adventure. There are so many positive things about this seemingly terrible situation. I’ll share that with you next week when I plan to launch the new site! I hope you’ll join me for this crazy fun ride. Thanks for riding it with me so far!