In 2008 I started a little mommy blog I named Scary Mommy. It was a place for me to get things off of my chest, write honestly about my kids and connect with other moms. It quickly gained a following of like-minded, hilarious, kind and generous women who became my tribe and my lifeline. Almost a decade later the website had grown into a media empire with millions of followers, a full staff and sudden monetization that blew my mind. It was exciting and it was thrilling and I was absolutely DROWNING.
With my personal life unraveling, I made the decision to sell the company to a New York media start up, hoping the influx of funds, manpower and expertise would take the brand to levels beyond my capabilities. And it did… and also, it really really didn’t.
Scary Mommy has since been sold again after I left three years ago and now barely resembles the site I once considered my fourth baby. And after three pretty awful years I’m finally ok with that. Because the truth is, I’m not a Scary Mommy anymore.
Who am I now? What do I want next? Well, that's what this podcast is all about and I'm betting you can relate. But for episode one, I'd like to tell the story of Scary Mommy...
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