a change of pace

As I seem to do every year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of this blog. I’ve thought about stopping. I’ve thought about stopping a lot because I feel like I’m not able to give the blog what it needs and that’s more of me at going to races. You know that I want to go to all of them and if I did I’d have enough content satisfy myself and, most importantly, you.

But the likelihood of some wonderful person or company coming aboard to sponsor me so that I can do that — have enough money to live AND travel to all the races — is really low. It’s also not realistic for me to try to squeeze in trips to races that I can’t afford. I can’t choose between paying rent or going to Michigan for a race.

So I’ve decided to take another approach, one that involves adding different content to the site instead of quitting altogether.

One thing I know better than anything else in the world, the one thing I am a complete expert on, is my life. So I’m going to start writing about things like relationships, things I’ve learned, food, entertainment, and anything & everything I’m passionate about. This will all be in addition to writing about NASCAR, any of the races I get to attend, champion’s week, and whatever is going on in that world, as I have for the past 6 years.

Everything will be organized so if you’re not interested in how I’m decorating my new apartment or how the recipe I tried from some magazine turned out, you’ll be able to zero in on just racing content.

But I hope you’ll read everything and I hope that you’ll enjoy it. :)

In addition to the content change, I’m going to do a site redesign. I’ve become bored with the current layout, so at some point soon this site will be under construction for a little while and when the new design is up the new content will begin as well. So stay tuned.

Thank you so much for reading The Fast and the Fabulous! :)


  1. Melody
    July 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM ·

    You are like some of the teams and drivers in Sprint Cup, dying due to lack of sponsorship funding! Hang in there. Lots of us will be interested in other things you have to say, so redesign away, Valli. Change is often a great thing, and leads to other great things. Glad you decided not to quit.

  2. Kim
    July 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM ·

    You write, I’ll read. It’s that simple! : ) Just keep the blog going!!!

  3. Rose Marie
    July 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM ·

    I’ll be looking forward to your new site and new content. Sounds like it will be very interesting. You are very brave and movitated, keep up the good work. Granny Dunn