Today is the third birthday of this site. It started as an outgrowth of our career group, and turned into a place to talk about the personal backstories behind big life choices. We’ve devoted hundreds and hundreds of happy hours to it in that time, writing pieces, recruiting and editing guest authors, and making it into a site we were proud of. And now we have some news to share, which is that we’re going to stop publishing Small Answers (at least for now).
This was a big decision, and one we’ve given a lot of thought to over the last few months. We decided to record a conversation about why we’re doing this, because Small Answers is place that, first and foremost, has been about sharing the backstory behind significant decisions. We want to let you in on this choice, to tell you about the things we loved the most about running the blog (as well as the things that we loved a little less), the times we might have overshared, and the reason we’re turning our attention, at least for the near term, to other things.
We are so indebted to the amazing community of readers and authors who have sprung up around this project. We can’t say yet how or when we’ll be back, but you might be hearing from us again sometime soon, so stay tuned. And thank you, deeply and sincerely, for everything. We’ve loved it.
Steph & Leda
Image: First photo from space (via Smithsonian)