Au revoir, About.com

(For some reason, my good-bye note was removed from my old site, so I am republishing it here for anyone who didn’t get a chance to read it)

Mes chers Francophiles –

It has been a joy and a privilege to share my knowledge of and love for French with you for the last 15 years. I have met thousands of you by email, forums, and social media, and even a few dozen in real life, and I’ve been touched and inspired by your stories. I’ve shared in your struggles and celebrated your successes in learning this beautiful language.

Sadly the time has come for me to move on. The thousands of lessons, sound files, and other tools I have created over the years will remain here, but from now on I will be writing new content for a different site: Lawless French. It’s tiny now, but I’m going to pour the same energy into it as I have always done here, so with time it will grow into a valuable resource. I hope to see you there.

Bonne continuation, mes amis. Vous me manquerez.

Laura K. Lawless

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12 Responses

  1. Jerome 9 June 2014 / 20:51

    I have enjoyed your lessons and will continue to follow your future lessons.

  2. GwenEllyn 9 June 2014 / 1:34

    I’m sorry to see you go! I’ve enjoyed referring to your work and have you bookmarked!

  3. Sean 8 June 2014 / 11:18

    Hi Laura,

    Your lessons have been instrumental in improving my French. I look forward to visiting your site as much as about com (Your lessons were the only reason I ended up there!).

    I am confident your passion and dedication for this great language will transfer with ease to this new platform.

    Best of Luck!

    Regards,

    Sean

  4. Diane 8 June 2014 / 10:53

    Have been following you for years on About com and will follow you now on your new site. I just discovered that we are MIIS alumni! Good luck with your new website.

    • lkl 8 June 2014 / 10:54

      Bonjour Diane, bienvenue à Lawless French! 🙂 What was your major?

  5. Eleine 8 June 2014 / 10:16

    Hi Laura!

    I am checking your new site and I think that is great! Have many luck and a lot success in your new place. Best Regards

  6. M. 8 June 2014 / 5:44

    Dear Laura,

    Thank you for your lessons, hoping you all success in your new place. With best regards.

  7. KTFFAN 7 June 2014 / 17:54

    I had just started using the About French website and was starting to get used to it. Once you learn to navigate around it’s fine; however, I will be following you on Lawless French to be in on the ground floor! Obviously your advice will still be top notch no matter the web address. Best of luck with the new endeavor.

  8. JoLynn 7 June 2014 / 15:19

    Dear Laura, Thank you for all the wonderful posts. I love reading your explanations of expressions and your cultural insights. I studied French in college, and taught in public and home school settings. I have used your sight to keep up my fluency. I truly admire your expertise, enthusiasm, fluency, and energy as an educator. I hope this change works out wonderfully for you, and I will continue to follow you on your new site. All the best!

  9. Daniel 7 June 2014 / 10:09

    Tthe content you created there over the years is truly a treasure. There was never a question to which I couldn’t find the answer (and much, much more).

  10. Verbois 6 June 2014 / 16:32

    Bonjour Laura, Aujourd’hui, j’ai tenté de poster un message sur l’ex « À la française » et j’ai eu comme réponse : Your post has been submitted for approval. Décidément rien ne va plus et, sans l’entretien d’une bonne jardinière comme vous savez l’être, vos anciens forums risquent fort de se transformer rapidement en friches incultes… Bref, c’est comme cela ! L’important serait que vous créiez rapidement un forum sur votre nouveau site et inviter ainsi tout le monde à tourner le dos au passé. À bientôt, dans la mesure de ma disponibilité et bon courage pour ce proche avenir ! Denis