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.