Stellatwitter

A few years ago, I was given an opportunity to dip my toe into the celebrity blogging waters. It had been a dream to have my own gossip site ever since I found myself thousand miles away from family and friends, looking for social interaction on blogs and forums as a stay-at-home mom. That toe dip turned into a plunge. It was messy and ugly. I had no idea what the hell I was doing and I enjoyed every fucking minute of it. Writing became a full-time job that I’ve mixed in with the rest of my gross, grown-up obligations and responsibilities. I’ve cried, screamed, swore, chipped my long-ass whore talons banging on my keyboard, and come out on the other side believing that with enough willpower, determination, love, blood, sweat and tears that could I mold The Hollywood Sigh into the vision I’ve had for the better part of a decade.

I started THS believing “if you write it (with enough humor and fuck words), they will come.” If I had a crystal ball at the time, I would have also known that it requires more knowledge about web design, marketing, advertising, copyright and trademark law and social media than I could ever possess. And the big one: money. I’ve added potential revenue streams. I’ve done the math (poorly, as you all know) up one side and down the other. I’ve had my husband use his MBA that’s so fresh the ink on the diploma is still wet to help me find a way to keep things fresh and new while moving them forward to find a larger audience.

And it just about breaks my heart to say that there isn’t one.

I love this job and wish the money a Kardashian gets paid for pimping some crap product out in a single tweet would fall in my lap to be able to invest in photos, marketing and social media. Believe me when I say I have never worked harder on anything in my life. This is my baby. My dream. But as much as I’m willing to half-ass a lot of things in life, this isn’t one of them.

THS will cease publishing this Friday, May 20. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly, and I may or may not be dripping a few tears on a toddler sleeping across my lap as I type this.

Posts will continue to go up for the rest of the week because my anal retention won’t allow me to quit a bitch on a random-ass Tuesday. My love and sincere gratitude to you all.

xoxo,
Megan

  • my_bed_is_my_castle

    Megan, thank you so much for all the time and energy you’ve invested. You are one funny whore and your blog will be missed. Please keep us posted if you create content somewhere else.
    All the best

  • Ecce Homo

    Cripes, this is sad because you’re a wonderful writer, funny and sharp without being nasty (which means a lot to many of us), and I freakin’ LOVED every post you wrote on that “other” site. Maybe you could return as a contributor? Gosh knows we all adore you, and we’d be thrilled to see you back!

  • Andrea

    I’ve read you since you were on “the other website” (not sure if I can name it). And then you branched out on your own and THS has been a fabulous site. Thank you! You will be missed 💄🍸😆

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      The only reason I kept the connection quiet was to avoid looking like I was riding coattails. Not like a Voldemort thing. 😛 Thanks for the kind words, lovely. xoxo

  • Ola Wysocka

    Battling suicide headache for the last couple of days and now THIS. Bummed. No! Utterly devastated and totally heartbroken. I hope you continue to post on Facebook, I love your razor sharp unique style.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      I’m keeping the FB page up and will do a less involved (read: 40 hour a week timesuck) version of commentary over there.

  • Minty

    Hi Megan,

    I’m sorry to hear that it’s the end of the road for THS. Selfishly, it’s been one of my gossip site staples and I will dearly miss your hilarious, guaranteed-to-make-me-upchuck-my-tea-from-laughing commentary. However, I know that more awesome things await you :) Just wondering how we can continue following your writing? You have a devoted reader in me.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Minty! There’s a small amount of solace in knowing I’ll be helping maintain a tighter tea budget. The THS Facebook page will stay active after a small hiatus and I’ll do commentary there. Thank you so much for the support.

  • Catspajamas

    I’m so sorry Megan. I’ve loved reading you since you were a poster on another site in a galaxy far, far away. I wish all the best for you. I can’t wait to read the novel that’s buried inside you. ; )
    Cat’s PJs

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Dick Jokes and Celebritydom: A Memoir??? thanks, CPJ.

  • MigraineSally

    I’m just now seeing this! Well hunny bunch, I am so saddened by this news. I know though, that you give your all and if you feel you need to shut it down, then that decision did not come lightly. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! Yes, I totally shouted that! SO PROUD!!!! Glad I was able to see you start it from a little zygote. You have a gift my dear. Don;t stop writing. I’m looking forward to reading your first BOOK.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      I could barely churn out 300 word posts and you slores want a book?????

  • http://nomadmomdiary.com/ Lynn Morrison

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I am so so sad, even though I hear you on the cost thing. Still, massive sads sads sads.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      The cost of doing shit talkin’ business is sky-high in an eara where entertainment news is everywhere. I’m sad, too. Being legit and lawful sucks. 😛

  • Jaded1 aka Muchacha_Sucia

    This gives me the sads. I will definitely miss reading your awesomely funny posts.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Join us on FB!

  • WileEC

    Thank you so very very much for the warmth and smiles you gave us all for so very long sweet Megs. You are a truly special and talented lady and we will all miss you terribly.
    Even though we live on opposite sides of the world,just by reading your hilarious/warm/and sometimes serious words I always felt that we have become great friends over the years. And I know that also applies to everyone here.
    Whatever you decide to do,I wish you and your wonderful family much happiness and good fortune on your next adventure through life.
    Very best wishes and love
    Frank and Spence xx

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Frank!!! Don’t give up on the Facebook page. I’m planning on doing short form THS-like commentary on entertainment news there once I take a little time to regroup.

      • WileEC

        Wonderful news sweetie. We’ll always be on FB. Take your time to recharge the battery…..it’s the best thing one can do. You’ll be amazed at how clear and fresh everything will look after a break. :-)

  • Sarah (est. 1975)

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Kat

    I can’t say I don’t understand – a labor of love can only last for so long before you want to kick it in the balls and tell it to fuck off. Salud! ::raises jalapeno margarita::

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      If I wasn’t splitting my time between full-time child care and full-time writing, I may have been able to ride that dick a little longer. But between my paying job and having the kids home for the summer, it was the right time to do that ball kicking.

  • Rachael

    NOOOOOOOO!!! I’m so bummed — you’re funny as fuck and I love you! Come visit me. I’ll give you 7-11 wine and won’t even make you use an elliptical to get it… *sniffs*

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      I think that was the last time I exercised.

  • Elizabeth Catalano

    Boo! But wishing you luck in your next project and adventure. To paraphrase Journey, Don’t Stop Writing.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      I should write a book. Dick Jokes and Celebritydom: A Memoir.

      • Elizabeth Catalano

        Do it!

  • chik-fil-ahole

    So sad, your writing is too good to go down this way, you have a gift. You will be missed so very much, thank you for all you gave to us. I feel like we have been through so much together here on this site, it hurts my heart to know next week I won’t be coming here as I start my day. You are so AWESOME CHICKIE!!

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      It’s been a crazy-ass ride, hasn’t it? I love gossip and celebritydom so much and it’s been a complete privilege to barf what’s in my head out into the abyss and have someone like you on the other side.

  • pushy broad

    (((hugs))) Oh Megan, I don’t know what to say. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts here and elsewhere. I wish you had a little more time and obviously more money to make it work. I so hope you keep in touch with us that have “known” you for years.
    Please do not give up on the dream. I hope you continue to write and find a good spot to continue to reach out to people. You are an amazing woman Megan. xoxo

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Pushy, my love! I wouldn’t have even given it a shot without the encouragement of everyone who, once upon a time, helped me pass the time as a transplanted stay-at-home mom when I was lonely and looking to make a connection. Here’s to “fake” friends – the best friends!

  • The Real Mean Girl

    I love you, boo!

  • Ginny

    Boooooooo!!!

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      MY FACE IS MOIST, HELP ME.

  • Ashley

    Oh this make sad!

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      Me too, Boo.

  • donofalltrades

    Oh Megan, this blogging is a pain in the ass as a “hobby,” so to make it work as a job must be a lot of stress and work. You’re funny as fuck though, so I do hope you’ll keep writing somewhere. You can use my blog, which hasn’t been posted on in months, if you like.

    • http://thehollywoodsigh.com Megan

      This is the hardest, most rewarding and best job I’ve ever had. I don’t regret it for a second. BUT HOLY FUCK, SO MUCH WORK! ALL OF THE STRESS! MUCH OF THE TYPOS!