It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later

Hi all, long time no chat.  I’m sorry I have left you hanging but I will explain…

I’m not sure if you have heard of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.  (It’s also the reason behind all of those pesky emails you have been receiving from every website and social media page you are subscribed to regarding privacy policy updates.)

So what does all of this mean or have to do with blogging? 

Since I collect emails and personal data to share my weekly newsletter, run giveaways, etc., this new regulation means my blog has to comply with these new privacy policies.  What they don’t tell you is the amount of behind-the-scenes work and money involved to update these policies. While I do see this regulation as a very important step in the right direction for privacy protection, for a ‘lil blogger like me, I do not have the funds and time to get my blog up to their regulations (fines can be enforced if your site does not comply – yikes!)  and it’s only a matter of time before Canada and the US follow suit.  So I made the very difficult decision to close down my blog site:

You can’t get rid of me that easy…

I won’t go as far as declaring this to be the end of The Happy Health Freak and my blogging days, you never know, if I can sort out this GDPR stuff sooner than later, I may be up and running again before you know it!

I love cooking and sharing recipes and healthy tips with you all so that will never end. I plan to focus more on my social media pages where I will run live videos and post recipes, so be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  My website and all of the pages will stay active until May next year, but I will no longer be sending out weekly emails.

I want you all to know that this was one of the toughest decisions I’ve made. I loved having you along for the ride, these past 5 years have been a blast and I could not have done it without your support, for that I THANK YOU!

Since I hate goodbyes, let’s say see you later 😉

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