It’s time to say goodbye.

I began what has most notably been known as Michelle Adams Blog when I was a freshman in college, just starting my career as a freelance writer and editor. I was hoping to build a portfolio that would propel my budding career as a journalist, freelance blogger, and digital marketer. This blog gave me all of that and so much more.

With you guys and gals along for the ride, I graduated from college, traveled the country, married my best friend, and found my dream job. But I knew from the inception of this blog that I couldn’t continue to chronicle my life forever. And the time to close this chapter in my book is now upon us.


As of the publication of this post, I will no longer be updating or moderating this blog.

NOTE: This website is not shutting down. All content will still be available at the domain MichelleAdamsBlog.WordPress.com until the end of 2019. Links on Google, Pinterest, and other social media sites will still work until the end of 2019.

To access any of the posts on this blog, including guest posts, choose a category under the “BLOG” menu at the top of this webpage, or scroll to the bottom of this page to search. For more information on all of this, see FAQs below.


First and foremost, I want to thank you (yes — you, reader!) for your unrelenting support over the last several years. You built this blog into the community that it was for so long. It was an honor to maintain this site for you.

I’m also so grateful for all of my affiliate partners, sponsors, and brand partners that funded this blog (and my early writing career); for my guest posters and contributors who kept the content on this blog going even when I couldn’t; and for the college blogging community, whose support and guidance helped this blog become what it was at its peak. Thank you all!

This is the end of an era in my life that I won’t soon forget.

Until next time,

Michelle E. Adams Rawlings Blog

Want to stay connected to me?
Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest // Goodreads


Frequently Asked Questions

Below, I have included some information about what the closing of this blog will mean for you (the reader) and how you can stay connected to me and/or my content. For questions that aren’t answered below, feel free to reach out to me directly.

1. Will the content on this blog still be available?

As is outlined on my legal page and in individual agreements I have with guest post contributors, any contribution to Michelle Rawlings Blog is subject to deletion without notice should the site ever be terminated for any reason. However, I will not be deleting any content on this blog — yet.

The content on Michelle Rawlings Blog (formerly Michelle Adams Blog) will remain available at MichelleAdamsBlog.WordPress.com until Dec. 30, 2019.

The domains MichelleAdamsBlog.com and MichelleRawlingsBlog.com will expire in the coming months. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

2. Will search engines like Google still index this blog? Will social media sites like Pinterest still allow links to posts on this blog?

Yes and yes! The posts on this blog will remain available just as they always have been until the end of 2019.

3. Are you shutting down your Pinterest group boards, too?

Pinterest group boards run under the MRB name will no longer be moderated, and new pinners will not be added. Existing pinners can continue posting to the boards under existing rules.

4. Can I still guest post/sponsor a post/send you a book to review?

Book review requests, guest post requests, and sponsored post requests will no longer be considered for this project. If you would like to work with me in a professional capacity, please contact me directly.

5. How can I keep following you?

I am on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest under @MichelleRawlngs. You can also find me on Goodreads.

6. Can I use this content elsewhere? Are you retaining copyright? (And other legal questions.)

Legal info is available here.

7. I’m looking for an old post on this blog. Can you help?

There’s a search bar just below this answer!

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