Monday, August 1, 2016

The State of the Blog * Summer 2016

State of the Blog

Hello, Bookworms!!

I wanted to take a moment to sit down and write up a blog post
explaining where I've been for the past month.

You may have noticed that it's been a little quiet around the blog lately.
(Or, you may not have noticed at all, and that's cool too!)

This summer I had plans.
BIG PLANS.
I was going to read ALL the books, and post ALL the blog posts,
and relax and just have a great summer.

Well, that didn't happen.
(Anyone who has kids will understand this.)

Life was crazy. I found myself needing a break.
DESPERATELY.

So I took some time off from the blog, and it was nice.
I was still crazy busy, but not having to worry about the blog made it less stressful.

And that really got me thinking...
Thinking about something that has been on my mind a lot lately.

Is it worth it??
Do people even read blogs anymore??
When did blogging stop being fun??


As my fellow bloggers know, blogging is a LOT of work! And it takes a LOT of time as well.
It takes me an hour or more, (on a good day), to write out a book review and schedule a blog post.

And usually I'm so busy during the day that I usually only have time to blog late at night, when I could be getting in some much needed sleep.

So now I'm constantly thinking:

Do I want to  keep blogging?

Well, the short answer would be:
YES!

I love my blog.
I've met SO many great people through it,
and have discovered SO many awesome books as well. I'd love to keep it going.

BUT, to do so, THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE!!

I can no longer climb my way through piles of review copies.
At one point this year I have over 20 review books in ONE MONTH.
It definitely made reading feel like more of a chore, than the fun hobby I love.
(This is mostly MY fault. I have to learn to say NO!)
That can't happen again.

So I'm definitely going to have to be more picky about what books I choose to review.
Especially when I have TONS of books I've BOUGHT MYSELF sitting on my shelves
waiting to be read.

That's another thing.
I want to read MY books!

Do you know how long I've been trying to get through the Harry Potter series??
And there are SO many books that came out this year that are STILL sitting on my shelves, just waiting to be read.

I think if I can make reading fun again, then blogging will become fun as well.
At least I hope, anyway!!

So that's where I'm at at the moment.
I'm going to give this plan a go and see how things work. Hopefully things will get better.

If not, I'll always still be around!
You can always find me on Twitter and Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr!

I'm not going out without a fight. Not just yet!!

Wish me luck!!



2 comments:

  1. I definitely know how you feel with needing a blogging break. I wish you luck with your blogging adventures, Christy. :)

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  2. I totally understand where you're coming from! I'm buried in review books too. It's so overwhelming! I do enjoy reading your blog, but you do what's right for you! It's YOUR blog!I'm happy reading whatever content you decide!

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