#WeekendCoffeeShare: It’s Moving!

If we were having coffee, I’d advise you to sit a little bit away so as not to catch any of my flu germs–because yes, unfortunately, the flu has finally made its way to our house. I’m a bit of a sneezy, coughy, runny-nosed mess right now, so perhaps it’s best that we’re sharing our coffee virtually.

I would also tell you, over our virtual coffee, that you’re about to see some major changes where the weekend coffee share is concerned, because it’s getting a new home. Starting next week, the weekend coffee share will be hosted at Nerd in the Brain, and Emily will be taking over the week-to-week operations of the link-up.

It’s taken me a long time to make this decision and to commit to it. I’ve hung onto the link-up for a while now, though writing each week has taken a great deal of energy. The community is a vibrant and close-knit one, with far more readers and commenters than I imagined would be a part of this when I started the link-up in 2014. So part of me really wanted to hang on to this part of my little corner of the internet, this thing that I’ve built. But another part of me knows that it’s time to make a shift. My posts have become less compelling conversation than chatter about my week, and over the past few months I’ve become more and more lax about doing the things that keep the coffee share community close–answering comments and reading, commenting on, and sharing everyone else’s posts. In large part, this is because when I didn’t calculate how the coffee share would fit in with the content I wanted to run when I switched my blog over, and in large part, this is also because I’ve done this each week for a little more than 2 years now, and the routine has become overwhelming.

Of course, moving the weekend coffee share link up doesn’t mean that I won’t ever be writing coffee share posts anymore…It just means that I’m taking a bit of a backseat and becoming a participant rather than the sole person in charge of making and running the link-up. Emily has agreed to do that, and I think that she will do a fantastic job. Emily currently runs Three Things Thursday, another weekly link-up, and she also runs hosts challenges and give-aways at Nerd in the Brain so the link-up is in safe hands.  And I’ll be popping in and out, adding my own posts to the list on the weeks that I write one and blissfully free to read and share posts that you guys write.

The content here, at Part-Time Monster, is going to get louder and more political. In the face of DT’s presidency and the massive sociocultural and sociopolitical problems that we are facing, I can’t stay silent. Feminist Fridays will resume this week. You’ll also see me talking more about mental health, focusing on my ongoing problems with anxiety and depression. And you’ll also see me talking about books, films, and comics–because not only does art tell us things about our society, but art is good for us in times like these. Art is not just frivolity, though it certainly can be frivolous.

And so…This is goodbye but not goodbye. I’ll be here, talking about all sorts of stuff, and I’ll sometimes jump into the coffee share as a participant, but this is my last week hosting the coffee share. Starting 2/18, look for the weekend coffee share on Nerd in the Brain!  🙂

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  1. says

    Sorry you are unwell we are recovering from sinus and chest infections so can empathize with you . I also understand why you need to hand the baton for if we were having coffee. I really love this idea and did commit for a long time but life makes so many demands! Well you get bette now and and I am sure the IWWHC community is strong enough to survive the move! xxxx

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  2. says

    Thank you for hosting the Coffee Share for as long as you did! It has been a great share and I’ve met a lot of great bloggers here. I’m sure Emily will do a good job with it too, just seems like the ending of an era….

    I understand about the political stuff – I actually wrote a very political post this week even though I promised myself never to put up anything political. Looking forward to what you have to say about he-who-shall-remain-nameless.

    Have a great week!

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  3. says

    I didn’t participate quite as much as I would have liked and I have enjoyed this. I shall strive to continue (i.e. participate more) with Emily as hostess. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job this long!
    I feel your pain as I have a wicked head cold and am feeling quite the wimp!

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  4. says

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Flu. Ugh. I’ve had it this season, too, and I was glad to see it go. I hope you feel better soon.

    I can understand passing on the coffee share. I host one blogging event per year and I find that rather overwhelming. I can’t imagine doing it every week. I look forward to your louder, more political posts. I tried to keep it off of my blog, but it spills over into everything lately. Part of me wonders if that is by design.

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  5. says

    We will miss you Diana but not miss you. Totally understand why you are taking a backseat although from the sound of it you will be taking a front seat on the issues of importance to women and humanity and giving an awareness of issues concerning mental health. These are all so important. All the best and see you over at Nerd in the Brain and hopefully I will make it in on Fridays.

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  6. says

    Thank you so much for creating this fun and engaging community! Your voice will be missed as our host, no doubt, *and I totally understand you being ready to make the shift 🙂

    Rest up, get well, and enjoy your blog as you see fit! I look forward to reading what’s yet to come!!!

    xoxo

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  7. says

    On the one hand, I’m sad that the coffee share is moving because I don’t do well with change… but on the other, I’m glad to see that you’re thinking about getting political. I think we all have a part to play given the way DT is running things… or rather the way Bannon uses him as a puppet to run things! My blog is going to be going through some changes as well (got a sponsor… sort of), but if you need anything, I’m glad to lend a hand or a voice to your projects from time to time. Good luck!

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  8. says

    Thanks for running the linkup for so long. It has been a great place to meet other bloggers and feel a part of a community. I wish you all the best in your future and will see you at the coffee share in the future.

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  9. says

    Feel better soon! Thank you for creating the Coffee Share and all of the work you have done hosting for so long. It is a great community and I have met some awesome bloggers. I applaud you for taking a more political stance. Please visit the coffee share often so we can catch up!

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