Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Raucous Royals bids farewell

Today will be the last post on The Raucous Royals. Over two years ago, I began this blog as an offset of The Raucous Royals book to share all the interesting tidbits that never made their way into the book. Readers have tolerated my endless bad analogies, my blatant overuse of the word "raucous", my terrible spelling, and occasional rants. The past few years, I have met some incredible people through this blog. But there are so many other history blogs that do a much better job than I do digging up raucous history. I am looking forward to having more free time to enjoy reading those sites.

I will continue to make posts on my art blog and my twitter account will stay live too. The newsletter will become a quarterly newsletter.

Thank you and farewell fellow history geeks, and if you know a child who thinks history is boring...well, they obviously have not met a Raucous Royal.


Anne Marie said...

Nooooo! I've never posted a comment here before, but I have been silently enjoying your blog for more than a year now. And I forward your posts to nearly everyone I know. YES, there are other blogs, but yours is the best!

Undine said...

Oh, I hate seeing a great blog go. But congratulations on a job well done!

Melissa said...

Honestly, your blog is one of the best I've come across in this field. I feel quite sad that you're not writing on it anymore but I guess I'll have to find another one.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Noooo! I'm new to your blog and absolutely love it! You sure you won't reconsider? Seems I am not alone in how much I enjoyed it...

Kristine said...

Carlyn - I'm so sorry to see you go. You've done a fabulous job, truly. We at Number One London - - are going to miss you, but we'll carry on and keep the Georgian, Regency and Victorian spirit alive. We shall also endeavor to be raucous from time to time . . .

Bearded Lady said...

thank you all for your kind words. I am really sad to let this blog go but I just have to. I have a 3 and 1 year old who need their mom giving them lots of attention and book proposals that are not getting done. And I can't tell you the last time my husband got dinner. :) SOMETHING had to go.

Maybe when I get a handle on things....RR will stage a comeback like the 5th(?) Rocky or the Karate kid remake. (ok maybe those are bad examples)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Ooh Carlyn, we are going to miss you! Who is going to watch The Borgias and tell us what the producers got wrong? Or to tell us all those raucous little tidbits of history that we don't know? Hopefully we'll see you again in the not too distant future!

Susan Holloway Scott said...

A sad day indeed! While I completely understand why you'd want to take a break, as a fan of your work I'm sorry, sorry, sorry. Enjoy your children, continue making fantastic art and books, and let's hope this is just a short hiatus rather than a permanent farewell. Good luck with everything, Carlyn - and know you'll be greatly missed here in the blogosphere!

Elizabeth said...

So sorry to see this blog go but I will be sure to tune into your art blog and look forward to many more things from your creative talent!! I have so enjoyed your sense of humor and irony when writing about history - so refreshing and a lively change from the dull, plodding stuff we are spoon fed in school. Thanks for all the great posts!

Mindy Gibbs said...

I have loved your blog since the day I found it, well over a year ago. (you were expecting your 1 year old).
I am so sad to see it go, but as a mother and grandmother with a career, I totally understand that you can get stretched to thin.
Good Luck in all that you endeaver, dear. All of us (your fans) will be watching for your comeback.

Arpita said...

NOOOOOOOOO. I love your blog so much and im 13. It has gotten me so excited about history. Im really sad to see it go but hopefully you'll start it up later. Thank you soo much for your awesome blog, Im going to definitly miss it. :(

Natalie said...

Carlyn this is very sad! I will miss your blog very much. Please stay in touch!

Brooke da Imola said...

What a sad day for all of us who follow and enjoy your wonderful blog. We will miss you my friend!

I give your site and blog Five Stars for historical accuracy, interesting subjects, witty writing style, excellent images, and top-notch artistic talent!

I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old, and may I will see more free time in three years! Here's to your continued success as an author and illustrator!


You know where to find us early modern and Renaissance history lovers - over at the Borgias Wiki:

Amy said...

Oh, no, Carlyn: say it ain't so. I adore your blog. I learned so many new and exciting things about people I'd never heard of.

*sniff, sniff!*

Fare thee well, lady. I'll miss you!

Andrea said...

Best regards - and thank you for all the great posts!!

Anonymous said...

No, No, say it ain't so! I look forward to all your postings- I go to them before any of my personal emails. What will I do? Who shall I read? I am faint with the thought of the end of my pleasure! Don't say farewell- just let this be a hiccup in your career. Please don't abandon us....

Bearded Lady said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I really do hope to revive this blog once I can get a handle on things, but I can't make any promises right now. That one year old has me running in circles. He is a handful!

Maud / BeToday said...

Oh no! I've also been a lurker for 2 years and ALWAYS read everything from my little room here in the Netherlands.

I absolutely love your humour and stories. So sad to see this blog go but I totally understand.

Aileen said...

I've loved your humorous take on history. It makes it so accessible and fun. Shame to see the end of this blog. Dang shame.

kriswaldherr said...

This is so sad. I just clicked over and found your farewell. FWIW, I totally hear you on the "something has to give" when it comes to kids, a career and finding time to do things like grab a shower or sleep (especially with a two year old). Here's hoping that the Raucous Royals will be resurrected once life permits. In the meantime, a big crown of gratitude to you!

Dannyboy said...

Great post..... Very historic.

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