Other Doll Adventures

Goodbye For Now (Please Read)

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It’s been almost four months since I last posted. It’s crazy to think about, but it has.

There’s a reason for that.

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It’s also been almost two years since I started this blog. In preparation for writing this post, I took a long trip down memory lane. To the very beginning. On October 1, 2017, I published my first post on this blog. In it, I explained why I started it.

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I started A Doll-op of AG because I’d loved dolls and watching doll YouTube channels and reading doll blogs. I knew I wanted to start one myself. And so I did. A few days later, I published a Meet the Dolls and a few days after that, I published my first photo story. I didn’t look back.

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Over these past few years, I’ve taken multiple hiatuses, some, like this one, lasting several months. Through it, you all have stuck with me. I couldn’t be more grateful. Here’s a little look at some of the highlights of A Doll-op of AG.

  • Publishing An AG Doll in Danger-A Cautionary Photo Story, which really kick started my blog growth.
  • Publishing my first photo series, Recipe for a Perfect Christmas
  • Getting Hollis and Camille (And then taking far too many photos of both of them)
  • Publishing The Winner Gets a Pink Plastic Flamingo, which also helped my blog grow

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  • Getting nominated for Best New Doll Blog at the 2017 Paisley Awards
  • Celebrating one year on this blog
  • Creating a two part photo series, both about Thanksgiving (Gobble Gobble and The Return of the Turkey)
  • Getting to host the 2018 Paisley Awards
  • Getting Natasha, my dream doll

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I also wanted to share my favorite posts from this doll blogging experience.

Here they are:

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I can still remember making every single post on this blog. Each one of them will always be special to me.

But now it’s time to say good bye.

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Over the past few years, I’ve really grown and changed, but especially this past year. I’ve come to realize that I don’t want to doll blog anymore. And that’s okay. I’ve made so many beautiful memories and met so many beautiful people through this blog. I’m okay with letting go of this blog now.

But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped loving my dolls.

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I’ve moved them out of my room and into the basement. But I still play with them, read your doll posts, and watch AG Tube. I will always love them and I plan on giving them to my children later in life.

My dolls and this blog will always have a special place in my heart. Maybe one day I’ll pop back on and post something. Maybe in a few years, Sara will take over this blog.

That’s why this is a goodbye for now post and not just a goodbye.

So, goodbye for now, guys! Thank you again for supporting me and this blog. Y’all are amazing!

-Rose

8 thoughts on “Goodbye For Now (Please Read)

  1. This post makes me sad, but I understand completely. Sometimes it is hard to say good-bye, but I am glad that you aren’t completely leaving dolls behind. I will miss your posts, like a lot. But like I said, I understand. I think it is probably best to leave instead of stay if you don’t enjoy it. It would be really hard to stay if you no longer have a passion for doll blogging. We will miss you!
    -Haley

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  2. Oh Rose, I’m going to miss you so incredibly much, but I totally understand. You are such an awesome friend, it’s been such a blessing to get to know you over these last two years. You are amazing and I will miss you greatly. Best of luck in all that you do, and I will be looking forward to the day you make a special post 🙂
    -Katie 🙂

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    1. I feel the same way about you, Katie! I will continue to read your blog. I have tried to comment, but I think they go directly to spam or are deleted. Could you check? Thank you for all your support and inspiration.
      -Rose

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      1. Awww thank you! It really means a lot that you want to continue to read my blog! Oh no! I usually check my spam and haven’t seen any comments there. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with things like that since Google pulled out of Blogger, I’ll contact them and see if I can get it sorted out 🙂 Thank you for being the same!
        -Katie 🙂

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