Hello to everyone that still reads this blog.
It has been a long time since I’ve blogged here (almost a year) and updated you all. Many of my regular followers and friends will understand why I put everything, including blogging, on hold.
I’ve had a lot of time to think about life after my Mother’s passing last year. It will probably not be surprising for some of you to hear that I’ve made significant changes in my life due to that experience.
Back to freelancing again!
I’ve finally returned to freelance writing again (I know, it only took years, lol) 😅 and I’m taking tiny baby steps towards building that career path again.
Regarding Star Wars, I’m now a contributor over at Star Wars News dot Net. I’ve only been reporting news so far (as I’ve only been there a month or so), but I hope to work up to editorials later on 🙂
As much as I’ve loved writing here about my love for Star Wars and sharing it all with you, it becomes more and more challenging to do when you’re writing to earn a living.
Now all my spare time goes into planning blog posts, articles and pitching lists. So I’ve been busy behind the scenes putting all this together to make something positive to focus on.
My new community 😄
And now, to my final announcement and probably the saddest one – I’m officially closing down all my blogs on the WordPress platform. There are many reasons for this – but the main reason is a combination of financial need and want to try new things.
Darksiderconfessions as a blog won’t go offline, but I’ll no longer be updating it. Today’s post is the last post for this blog. But as they say, when one door closes, another one opens, right (or something like that) 😄
I have created a new place for Star Wars content outside of work which is free to use (for creators and writers). It’s also easier for creators to monetize their content which is another massive boost for anyone trying to make a living from what they create.
For any of my friends here (you should know who you are!) I’ll send out an invitation to join this community (for a lifetime free subscription). All I need is for you to contact me with your chosen email address so I can send out the invite. Please email me at my Gmail email address. Leave a comment on this post if you want me to invite you. There is no obligation to do this, of course, and your subscription will be entirely free unless you feel like supporting me with a paid subscription 😅
For everyone else, I’ll still need your email address to invite you to my new weekly Star Wars Newsletter and community, so leave a comment if you would like to join. Depending on your subscription type, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the details.
It’s an exciting time, and I’m looking forward to forging ahead in the Star Wars universe with anyone who wishes to join me at my new home.
But if this is to be goodbye, I’d like to thank you all for sharing this fantastic fandom with me, sticking by me through the ups and downs, and just being you.
If joining my new community isn’t your thing, you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram instead 😄 I am active on both accounts.
You all rock, and I love you ❤️
Thank you, and goodbye!
-Julie, AKA Darkside Creative
6 thoughts on “2023 Announcement Update – Please Read!”
Xxx. Embrace the change.
That’s the plan 🙂
Hi Julie, I’m so happy for you that you’ve taken the next steps for your freelancing career! Good for you. I’d love to be a part of your new community, and feel free to send me an invite if you’d like. If you need anything else, like my email address, let me know (I think you have it? It’s a gmail account). I’ve been missing you here on WordPress, but I’m glad to know you’re not leaving Star Wars behind entirely! 🙂
Hey Tina 🙂 Thank you so much for replying! I’ve added you at Substack, so feel free to say hi when you can. It’s brand new, so I’m just about to update it with my first post, but I’ll be writing there weekly at this stage, which may increase over time. I guess we’ll see 🙂 See you soon!
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Hi Julie, it sounds like you are about to explore new horizons and new galaxies….freelancing huh? I hope you don’t mean freelancing like “DJ” in The Last Jedi 🤣 Seriously I hope your new venture is everything you hope for. Please keep me in the loop so I can keep in touch. (I did send you an email back in December but you have been busy!)