Some News

I will no longer be writing the Bachelor/ette/in Paradise recaps as TV & Jelly readers have come to know them.

I originally planned to wait until this current season had ended to decide whether or not this was something I still wanted to do. But some opportunities unexpectedly popped up in the last couple weeks, and in taking advantage of those opportunities, I now have quite a few more constraints on my time, and I no longer have eight hours to spend every week on Bachelor recaps.

This decision has been surprisingly emotional. Yesterday, when I knew I had finally decided that I would no longer be doing this, I started crying in my office at work. Like a crazy person. Before deciding, I consulted with everyone I know, everyone I don’t know, a priest, a shaman, grocery store clerks, etc, until ultimately determining that recapping every episode no longer makes me as happy as it used to, and given my now limited schedule, it’s time to move on.

I want to sincerely thank you for reading, following, and sharing my posts. Every comment, whether online or in person, means the world to me. I am continually amazed at how positive and kind the response has been, and truly flattered by the readership growth over the years. You are 100% responsible for this site’s success. I am proud of TV and Jelly, and in a strange way, happy that I’m sad to be letting go of this aspect of the site which has been such a big part of my life.

That said, I have no intention of taking the site down, and every intention of occasionally writing, maybe even about the Bachelor Franchise. I know the other TV and Jelly writers still plan to contribute as well. So I hope this is not goodbye between me and you, it’s just goodbye to something we shared.

I would be thrilled if you followed my other projects. One I’m particularly excited about is my new role as cohost and coproducer of the Strangerville Podcast with my fellow TV and Jelly writer Eli. Our most recent episode is probably my proudest creation.

I’m also returning to my personal blogging roots at I Should Be Deserving To Be To Mars because I miss it. I strive to only write things that I would find entertaining, so if you’ve enjoyed my writing about The Bachelor, I’d like to think you’ll enjoy my writing about life. No promises though.

Again, this is not as dramatic as I’m making it out to be. But this is the end of an era for me and I felt I needed to at least acknowledge that with a post, lest you thought I had died or disappeared. I’ll be around. I hope you will, too.



  1. Annie

    Your recaps honestly have been the highlight of my week after watching the Bachelor(ette)! My husband and I still quote them and re-read favorites. I always shared them with all my friends and everyone enjoyed them. I hope you’ll occasionally still do them! But as a blogger myself, I 100% understand how much time posts take. Thank you!

  2. Jami

    I’m glad you let us know. I’ve been checking back all last week and this week for your post!!! I thought something bad had happened. So happy for your new journeys, but sad I can’t laugh my pants off reading your recap!

  3. Marci

    Oh this is the saddest news I’ve heard alllll day! I’m glad you are going to new ventures that make you happy. Bachelor World will never be the same. But you have to be here for the right reasons. 😉

  4. Shockdoc

    Well THAT sucks. Your recaps were WAY funnier than Kristen Baldwin’s. Any chance someone else might step up and point out the craziness that is this franchise? I wonder if George R.R. Martin is up for a little extra writing?

  5. Sarah Brown

    I have not watched a single episode on purpose (I did watch Tricia choose Ryan … is that even right?) but I love your recaps! Any recommendations on where to go?

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