Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In Which Loretta & Susan Bid Farewell

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
When we began this blog in June, 2009, our main goal was to amuse one another. We didn't really expect to have much company, but boy, were we wrong!

Turns out there were many, many more fellow history-nerds out there than we'd ever realized. Since that long-ago launch, we've written 2,510 blog posts, which have received nearly seven million page views from all of you. We're delighted that you've chosen to spend that much time with us, and helped to build this little history-loving-corner of the internet.

But even Cinderella's ball ended at midnight, and the clock is chiming on The Two Nerdy History Girls, too. Our other projects (you know, books) are demanding more and more of our time, and there are just so many words to go around. This, then, will be our final new post.

Of course, you can continue to follow us on the blogs connected with our individual websites. Loretta's blog is here. Susan's is here. You can also follow us on our Facebook pages (Loretta is here, and Susan is here.) Susan will be continuing the Two Nerdy History Girls Twitter account under her own name here, and you can find her as well on Instagram here. We'll also be leaving the entire archive of posts live here on this page if you wish to go back and browse.

Au revoir, dear readers. It's been historic.

Loretta & Susan

68 comments:

Ana said...

I'm sad to see you go, but I'm looking forward to your future endeavours and wish you much luck with them :) .

Anonymous said...

This is very sad, but thank you both it has been wonderful.
Norm.

Christine KB said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I've enjoyed it tremendously and I will miss it! Best wishes in all your endeavors and thanks again for all the hours of nerdy history enjoyment you've given.

nightsmusic said...

Oh no :( This is a sad thing, but I truly wish you all the best as you move forward. I've read this blog since you started it and while I didn't often comment, I enjoyed it all.

Good luck to you both in all you do.

(theo)

sibyl said...

I wish you ongoing success with your books and writer blogs. Will it be possible to access this blog even when you stop updating. It is an incredible resource with so much historical knowledge and fascinaating links. I can read it over and over again and hope you will leave it for those of us who love it as a favourite place to read and re-read.
Again, best wishes for your future work. Thank you also for what you have given us. A rich exploration of past lives and lifestyles.
I will see how much I can download for my own use, if you permit that. I shall certainly miss you ladies and your wealth of knowledge.

Janna MacGregor said...

Dear Loretta and Susan, thank you so much for spending time with us and all the effort you put into this delightful blog. Truly, it was the highlight of my Sunday to receive your email with a recap of interesting articles and tidbits you shared. Thank you for giving so generously to all of us. We're richer in spirit and knowledge because of you! Thank you and good luck! XO! Janna

Jean Brashear said...

So very sorry to hear, but thank you for all the glorious tidbits and treats! Very, very best of luck to you both!

RoseRedRoom said...

Thanks for the fun times. X

thorngrove said...

Sad to hear this. Thank you both for the hours of entertainment and education. Wishing you the best of luck for the future. :-)

Marti said...

NOOOOOOO! I have learned so much here!

However, I do understand. Thank you for being there for so many informative posts.

Julie said...

Ladies, I will miss this blog terribly. I will continue to read your books, but this blog was something I looked forward to every day. I have learned so much from your posts.

I wish you both all the best going forward.

jaceybedford said...

Thanks for everything. Best wishes for the future.

Unknown said...

I would read the posts out loud to my family while I was cooking breakfast. You provided many discussions and laughs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work and best wishes from us all.

KesterGayle said...

Thanks for the often amusing and always enlightening posts over the last several years. Good luck to you both!

Margaret said...

I've never commented before, but I've been reading along nevertheless. I will miss your posts. All the best to you both.

Sarah said...

Your posts will be missed, but real life has limited time. Good luck! and thank you for these most excellent pages, which contain wonderful things.

Susan Chapek said...

I have loved your blog--particularly the Sunday Morning Links. But as a Slow Writer, I'm aware of the amount of time and care a blog requires, and you two have been so generous (and so entertaining) for such a long time. Thank for for that, and best wishes for the future.

Laura LP said...

Thank you for all the fascinating posts over the years. The Breakfast Links were my Sunday morning treat each week. I will miss you both - best wishes for the future!

Rucksack Foodie said...

Bravo ladies!! This little email will be missed!

waslasib said...

I’m sad to see this end as I enjoyed and learned so much! BUT I do understand the “why” and wish you Godspeed!

Ann Klopfenstein said...

Thanks for being a bright light in my inbox. Good wishes of success to you both.

Ann

Lynn said...

This is such sad news. I've been following your blog for years and years. You both have been a constant for me through some terrible times - I will miss your blog dearly - especially breakfast links. Good luck to you both and thank you for brightening so many of my mornings.

Christina Spikloser said...

Thank you for all of the fun and interesting facts you have placed in my mailbox over the past few years. I'm so sad to see this blog end, but I understand. Good luck with your future adventures. I will miss my Sunday news from you the most.
Best wishes and Blessings to you both!
Christina

Mary said...

Damn, I’m going to miss your posts.

Suztats said...

I shall miss all the lovely glimpses into the past. Wishing you both well in your future endeavors, but know that you shall be missed. Thanks so much for all the Nerdy History!

Hugs from Suz

Anonymous said...

Your own writing comes first, of course, but thank you for the years of historical education, entertainment and enjoyment you and this blog have provided! Susan

Kathleen Lynagh House said...

You both will be missed - my morning coffee will not be the same. Good luck in your adventures. And thank you for being the keeper of very cool historical facts.

Lorri said...

I will miss you both terribly. Breakfast links have been the eagerly awaited bright spot in my email box every week. Each day while enjoying my coffee I will send you a mental greeting and well wishes. Many happy returns of the season to both of you. ~Lorri

Deb Salisbury said...

Thank you for all of the interesting history tidbits, and wishing you the best!

C Silvers said...

Will miss the breakfast links every week especially! Thank you for the hours of informative entertainment!

Deb Mac said...

So, so sorry to see the end of your blog. I enjoyed reading the bits and pieces you offered up. A scattering from the past as you touched upon so many subjects. I have always enjoyed historical novels so will have to (finally) read your books instead of your blog. Happy trails.

Ann Marie said...

Breakfast links has always been my favorite Sunday activity. I am heartbroken.
Is it possible for someone else to help with this?
Ann

Unknown said...

All Good Things must come to an end. Including this fabulous blog. Best Wishes to the pair of you for much continued success. I am looking forward to your future projects and catching up on both of your extensive backlists of books. Thank you for all of those historic tidbits and your extensive dedication to research.

A Connecticut Daughter XXX


Anonymous said...

Well, dammit! Thank you both for all of the interesting facts, beautiful clothes, and fascinating history that you delivered to us every day. I enjoyed them all enormously and will miss seeing your posts pop up in my twitter feed.

Alll the best to you both!

Susannah

Très Charmante said...

As someone new to blogging myself, I totally understand the meaning of time crunch. It's been a great run, and you've put out a quality product that has brought much joy.

Best of luck to you both, and thanks for everything!

Lauren Gilbert said...

I'm sorry to see it end. I have enjoyed your blog very much. Good luck with your projects!

Cynthia S said...

Agh!!! Nooo! I just found and signed up for this blog last week. And I love it. I understand why it's ending and wish you the best on your future endeavors. But please say you'll leave the existing blog postings up for a while. Some of us have a lot of catching up to do.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so sad! I incorrectly assumed that the post title was a reference to a temporary break for the holidays. I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog for several years now. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful information with us. Both the in-depth posts and Breakfast Links will be much-missed.

Dee

Beth Elliott said...

Definitely Au revoir, not adieu. Merci infiniment for so many delights, discoveries and diversions.
And very best wishes to you both for your future projects.

twoyellowdogs said...

The breakfast links have made my week! Hate to see you go, but so glad that the site will be lup so we can browse the past links! You ladies have been a delight to the mind!

Sharlene said...

Thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm! Best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Nancy Nichols said...

Thank you for the years of terrific reading -- I've enjoyed sharing your posts with friends and family, and especially the Breakfast Links!! Best always,
Nancy Nichols

Roseanne Lobbezoo said...

Being a fellow history and trivia buff, I’m truly sorry we won’t be able to view your wonderful offerings anymore. I do, however, understand. As life ever changes, it is with regret and great memories that we bid a fond adieu. 🌹

Hels said...

Books are so much harder than blog posts... Good luck!

Patricia Rice said...

Your research is always impeccable, but I do understand how time-consuming. You will be missed. I do hope this means we'll see more books!

Charlotte Frost said...

It has been a privilege to read your blog. Thank you. We'll miss your enquiring minds.

H Kim said...

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into this wonderful blog! While I’ll miss my daily nerdy history tidbit, I’ll look forward to many fantastic stories from you both.

Lucy said...

As a writer, I understand the time constraints. As a fellow history nerd, I'm--well, going to miss this desperately.

I'm glad the personal blogs and Twitter will still be there; and thank you very, very much for leaving the archive up, as it will continue to be a great resource.

Best wishes, and hugs to you both!

Lucy

Lil said...

I'm truly sorry to see you go. I've loved your posts and the odd bits of information.

œuvres d'art originales said...

I certainly understand your desire to move on after so many years, but you will be missed. I really enjoyed your posts, especially the Sunday Links. Thank you very much for those, for all that I learned as a result of your sharing. Best wishes to you both and Happy Holidays, Ardith

Joyce K. said...

I have learned so much from you...thank you! I hope you revive it again at some point.

Jill Sardella said...

Two Nerdy History Girls is one of the few blogs I actually follow and I'm sad for it to come to an end. I've loved all the interesting tidbits of history and historical fashion. Thank you so much for all the time and research you put into every post over the years. I do hope the blog will remain up at least for the near term. It's such a treasure trove of information and is now part of internet history. Best to you both!

T said...

Loved this blog. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into it. ❤️

Yve said...

Thanks for providing so much entertainment and information over the years, and Bon Voyage :o)

Alina K. Field said...

Totally understandable, but I will miss this blog! Thank you for all the book recommendations and for leaving the archived posts accessible.

Mrs. Brownut said...

My Sunday mornings will never be the same. I always look forward to surfing your links as I sip my java and ignore the screaming in the other rooms. You are appreciated and will be missed.

Rosefolly said...

Well darn it, I'll miss you! But I do understand how a thing like this can start out as fun but turn into a distraction and even a burden. Wishing you well going forward.
And - I did not know about the 5th Janet Arnold book. I ordered it. It will be a kind of farewell book from the two of you to me, so thanks!

Paula /Rosefolly

Grannydarkhair said...

Your blog is one of my favourites,especially enjoyed the Sunday Links, always so much variety. Thank-you and best wishes for your new works.

Victoria Hinshaw said...

Sorry to see you go -- but enjoy your other pursuits!! It's been REAL!

cheers, Victoria Hinshaw, Nerdy Fan

Christine Adams said...

Wah! My Sunday morning ritual....thanks for so much fun and erudition. I'm going to miss it. Are you sure you can't maybe post once a month?

Isabella said...

This is so sad :( thanks for everything you did in these years

Ana Brazil said...

Thanks for all of your inspiring work! You'll be very, very, very missed!

Quinn said...

Well, gosh, this is sad news! Thank you for all the interesting and thought-provoking posts, and I wish you all the best in your ongoing adventures and endeavors! :)

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for many years of education and enjoyment! It's meant a lot to this costume history nerd, and I'm very grateful for your time and effort. I'll miss you, but I'm going to stalk you on Facebook and Instagram. Best of luck with everything you do from now on!

Nancy said...

I'm sad to learn that you won't be continuing this blog. It's been a wonderful ride with so many interesting bits to discover about the world of the past. It's also been a great resource as I search for social history information as a companion to my family history research. I will miss your posts. I wish you both all the best in your future endeavors.

Fabiana Correa said...

Your blog is a research source for my book. Thank you so much for sharing such rich material. Thank you!

Michelle H said...

Awwww... I came to this blog rather late in it's history, and this is the first time I've commented. But what a wonderful source of historic information this has been. I shall miss this tremendously. I wish you the very best in the future. Like others stated, I hope you will be able to leave the content up. I will follow you both on other formats, and look forward to seeing those updates. Michelle

Ken Smith said...

Dear Girls INerdy History),
As with other readers, for me your Breakfast Links were the nourishing highlight of a Sunday morning (they reached the parts other breakfast products couldn't reach - it's a British allusion - from beer commercials of all things. Just think of the nourishment factor.) I was constantly bowled over by both the range and depth of your research and your free sharing of that research.

I don't read historical novels (or any novels these days: I'm a grumpy old man), but I acknowledge and support your decision to dispense with distractions from the main task: to produce new works.

More power to both (all of) your elbows. It was great to share in the riches you produced. Thank you, and all the best, Ken

 
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