Necole Bitchie made her debut onto the blogging scene in 2008. Seven years later, the entertainment blogger has published her final post in a lengthy essay titled, “It’s Time For Me To Move On.” In the heartfelt piece, the site’s founder announced that she will be shutting down the site, expressing that she has been feeling unfulfilled and her desire to embark upon a more meaningful path.
This is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do, and I will cry after I write this. I’m am very saddened to announce that today is my last day as a ‘celebrity gossip blogger.’ It’s also my last day running the site as you know it,.
After sharing how she went from sleeping on couches to a media success, Necole revealed where her true passion lies.
Despite all of those things, I continued to notice that I was experiencing more fulfillment and success from women coming to me on the street and saying, ‘Your story inspires me so much!!’ than I did the, ‘You got all the tea, I love your celebrity blog!!!’ I was getting more fulfillment out of speaking engagements, panels and inspirational interviews than I was flying to a luxurious location, given freebies and standing next to someone famous. I began measuring my success not by the amount of people who read my blog, or the money I made, but by the number of people I was able to touch, motivate and inspire.
I also started to realize what purpose was – and I knew to be happy, I had to start living a purpose-driven life. I had to start thinking about what I wanted my legacy to be, and what steps I’d have to take to start living in it.
I think about how I want to be remembered all the time, and one thing I know for sure is that I never wanted to be known for being JUST ‘a celebrity gossip blogger.’
She goes on to say that this is not a “‘good bye!’ per say. It’s a ‘See you soon!,” and that she plans to launch something new and more positive within the coming months. Read the full essay here.
Just wrote the hardest post I've ever had to write. I feel like I'm walking away from my baby. It's been an amazing 7 years and I thank you so much for the continued support. I'm walking away from Necole Bitchie but we will continue to use this page to spread love and positivity in the meantime! Always remember to follow your heart! Dream big! And never be afraid of not knowing! Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of the wall of fear. ❤️ 🌞 Read my letter by clicking the link in our bio 👆🏽