Saying goodbye really fucking sucks.
I promised myself that this would be an eloquent post clearly stating why Loud and Alive will no longer be updated but it has proven to be impossible.
Because this was such an incredible journey.
This was a journey of enthusiasm, through and through, of long nights and incredible articles and stories that blew our minds when we finally got to read them. It was a journey of people supporting us in every way they could and it was a journey of kindness.
Okay, I’m going to stop being sappy because I know that Bethany will probably kick my ass, but we want all of you to know that we appreciate it.
We appreciate every single one of you who read the articles, who left comments. And our contributors – well, we fucking adore you!
Loud and Alive wasn’t just a blog, it was a project, it was a community. And a community cannot be as good as it is without incredible people doing their best to make it succeed.
Thank you for that.
Thank you to our frequent authors and to our contributors, thank you to all the people who have endured our questions, thank you to Rita and Jams for the beautiful header and the logo, respectively, and thank you – every single one of you – for your support.
Thank you for helping us launch Loud and Alive and thank you for keeping us kicking. It means more than we could ever put into words (and we are both writers so it says a lot).
T h a n k y o u!
In the end, the time wasn’t right. Maybe what the world needs today is less words, more actions. What it certainly needs is more love.
So yes, Loud and Alive will no longer be updated but you can find all of the incredible articles on our WordPress site that will forever stay up.
And even though we are not going to be publishing new content, that doesn’t mean that we won’t stay alive and be as loud as possible. That’s what we’re here to do. And hopefully, that’s what you came to do here, too.
Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. It was a beautiful journey.
It always will be.
Lana Rafaela & Bethany
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