Personal Thoughts

Oh the times, they are a-changin’: Blog Updates

Here’s what you need to know:

  • I started book blogging because I love books and I wanted to write about them.
  • I cultivated and established my book blog because I wanted to have something on my resume as proof that I was capable of marketing myself.
  • I kept on book blogging because I have a lot of friends who blog and I really enjoy working with the publishing companies.
  • I’m going to start taking a lot of steps backwards with this because I now have that job in social media/marketing, and this gig isn’t as fun as it used to be.

Reading books I have to read and then forcing myself writing reviews on them isn’t fun anymore. I have so many other things to do, and I honestly just hate coming home after work and thinking about the fact that I have to read these books. It’s like homework; it’s stressful, and I don’t want to put that pressure on myself anymore, when I could just not do it.

So here’s what you can expect from my blog from now on:

  • I’ll still write about books! I’ll only request books from publishers I know I will want to review, to cut back on the “homework” feeling, and I’ll also review books I choose to read on my own time.
  • I’ll still write, in general. That will never change about me.
  • I’ll continue to write about my musings – things going on in my personal life, ideas I have, etc.
  • I’ll also write about things that I enjoy doing more. TV shows, movies, nerdy happenings, also potentially my real job (that I love far more than book job), cosmetic hauls (which I’m starting to get interested in), the other hobbies I have that I don’t get to write about.

I’d like to write about a handful of things and not limit myself and my personality to one hobby that I don’t even enjoy doing as much as I used to, because it’s become work.

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2 thoughts on “Oh the times, they are a-changin’: Blog Updates

  1. Good for you! Recognizing that it’s no longer fun and taking a step back is HUGE. So many people just keep doing things they feel like they should do. You’re miles ahead of so many people! Hopefully the joy comes back for you!

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