When I first started blogging, I was going through a breakup and simply needed a distraction. I figured I’d write it for a few months after work in the evenings, until I got back on my feet.
Now, almost 9 years later (!), Cup of Jo has turned into my full-time job. Now we have a staff of three, and I’ve learned so much about how to run a site, the good and really hard parts of running your own business, how to manage a team, and knocking on wood that people will continue to come read posts and share thoughts and stories of their own.
Looking back, old posts can seem so funny and random. Here are a few gems:
Anyway, I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who reads the site, either every day or once in a while, and for sharing your stories and thoughts in the comments. Reading the comments is my favorite part of running the blog — I’ve been continually blown away by how smart, funny and all-around amazing everyone is.
And, finally, some news! We are starting a weekly email newsletter. You can sign up here, if you’d like, and the first one goes out today! I’m really excited for a new way to connect. We’ll be sharing posts from the site, as well as jokes, fun facts, wishlists and extra stuff. You can also write back to me directly if you’d like, since it’s a two-way email.
Thank you so much for everything, as always! Love, Joannaxoxo