Oh, how I have missed you all!
It’s been almost an entire month since I decided to take a much needed break from the responsibilities of book blogging, and I have truly missed it so much. There were times when I wanted to get off hiatus far sooner but I allowed myself to take the time I needed and I’m glad I did.
During my month away, I thought extensively about this blog and what I’m doing with it and what I want to continue to do with it. I wasn’t here on WordPress very much, as I didn’t want to get overwhelmed with the notifications I’ve been putting off, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and paying attention (especially to Book Twitter) and have decided that I want to make some slight changes!
No worries; it’s nothing big. There are really only two changes:
- I’m dropping my posting schedule. I don’t know if I’ll come back to it later on or if I’ll plan a new one at a later date, but I’ve decided that, for now, I don’t want to add pressure to myself by creating a hard-to-maintain posting schedule. This also leads into the next change, which is…
- I will be doing less tags/memes and focusing more on book reviews and discussions. These two changes really go hand in hand, because by not forcing myself to keep up with 5 posts a week, I don’t have to do as many tags or memes. I’m not going to stop them altogether, because I do find them really fun and entertaining. However, I want to start making more quality content that I’m really proud of, and while I love tags and memes, I want to use my place in the community to recommend great reads, contribute constructive criticism, and start &/or add to important conversations about books. These posts do tend to take more time, so the change in posting schedule really helps with that. I will still be doing wrap-ups and monthly TBR posts, just to let you know what I’m reading/plan to read/have read, but I think I will be doing Top 5 Wednesdays significantly less, though this is not to say I’m doing away with them altogether, because some are really fun to me & have some important topics that I enjoy talking about. However, I will be (for now) cutting out my Down the TBR Hole posts. I may resume these at a later time, but for now that is undecided. I may do themed tags every now & then when they seem fun and interesting, but that is kind of already how I decided to do those, so that’s not much of a change!
Like I said, these aren’t big changes, but they will likely be notable for anyone who keeps up with me, so I wanted to share my new thoughts with you all and give you an idea of what to expect from me & this blog going forward!
I’m really excited to be back & hope that these new changes go well. I’m so looking forward to chatting with you all again ♥