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It’s Time For a Change!

17 April, 2015

If you are reading this message, then you are a regular reader of Nicole About Town and I thank you. I’ve been blogging here since 2011, way back when this was just solely a blog based on books. Man, that seems like such a long time ago.

Anyway, over the years, I’ve incorporated my other passions, but never felt that I paid them enough attention. I’ve toyed with the thought of taking on contributors over the years, but everything, including the name of Nicole About Town has been so tied to me that I didn’t feel it was right.

So it was back to the drawing board to decide just what I wanted to do.

Well, I finally bit the bullet and made the choice that I have been agonizing about for over a year now. I am closing down Nicole About Town. It’s been a great run, and I’m proud of what I accomplished with the blog, but now it’s time for the next chapter.

Have no fear, because while Nicole About Town is closing down, I am still going to be blogging. You can now find me over at Beauty, Brains +, which is a blog that I am running with my cousin Melissa. Beauty, Brains + will be everything that Nicole About Town was, and much more. I’ve already started blogging there, and Melissa will be starting shortly as well and I couldn’t be more excited for this new chapter and opportunity.

So if you’re looking for me, now you know where you can find me. Be sure to stop by Beauty, Brains + and drop us a line.

*Note* Nicole About Town will only remain live until April 30, 2015 and then it will be gone forever.

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