Monday, June 24, 2013

Updates and Announcement

So recently I've been kind of at war with myself.  I've been trying to decide if I should continue with this blog.  I've been blogging for a year and a half and I feel like I haven't really gotten anywhere.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I'M NOT COMPLAINING OR ANYTHING!  I'm just letting you guys know what's going on.

I feel like it's kind of pointless to keep on reading and putting an effort into posting good content when not many people even read my posts.  At least, that's how it feels to me.  And you guys have to understand, I'm not getting on you or anything.  It just feels like all I've accomplished in a year and a half is getting sick of reading books because I've pushed myself too much.

So I've decided that I'm going to cut back on my blogging schedule.  I'm going to read the books I want to read when I want to read them, and if I happen to write a review and post it then that works.

I'm going to try this for a bit but if it feels like I'm just posting to amuse myself and no one is paying attention then I think I'm just going to stop.

I'm not going to be doing blog tours or giveaways or guest posts or interviews.  I'm going to be talking about books.  That's it.

Also, I've been thinking about adding books to movies onto my blog.  So I'll talk about the movies and books as they come out/are filmed.  Also maybe just movie reviews of the movies that I think should get a review.

Also I'm going to be doing a lot more discussion posts.  I feel like that's a really great way to interact with you guys and make it more fun to follow my blog haha.  Maybe that will make you guys feel like you know me more and feel like talking books and commenting and having fun.

And I'll be doing Top Ten Tuesday every week, but not Waiting on Wednesday anymore.

So I want to know what you guys think.  I would like to know what YOU guys want me to post?

ALSO, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I'M NOT TRYING TO BE A BITCH!  I'M NOT TRYING TO GET ATTENTION OR BE MEAN.  BLOGGING HAS BEEN MY LIFE FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND I PUT A LOT OF WORK IN AND FEEL LIKE I DON'T GET A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS IN RETURN.  SO I'M JUST GOING TO DO A TRIAL RUN AND SEE HOW IT GOES, AND IF I FEEL LIKE IT'S NOT GONNA WORK OUT I'M JUST GONNA STOP.

Thanks everyone who read this.  Please understand that I'm not trying to be dramatic or look for attention these are my honest thoughts on the matter and it's a big part of my life.

Love ya guys!

13 comments:

  1. Don't give up! It took a while before I started getting many comments, and you already have more followers than I did in a year and a half. I started mostly just because I liked talking about the books I read, and I loved to read. But if you're not enjoying it, then don't spend time doing it. But don't quit reading! I mostly read what I want, and occasionally I'll have a book to review that isn't one I requested myself. But I let those people who asked me to review it know from the start that I'll get to it when I can. We are reading, just realize that we don't always comment as much as we should. :-)

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    1. Yes I started because I loved reading and talking books too! I really enjoy running a blog! And don't worry I will never ever quit reading. I will do it for the rest of my life. You can count on it haha! I just use comments as a way to tell if people are reading or not, and since I don't get many I just assumed they aren't. But you're completely right, they don't need to comment to read and enjoy my content. That is an excelent point, and I'll definitely be thinking about that in the future

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  2. I've felt the same way recently, except I've also gotten myself into a funk. It's almost to the point where I don't want to read anymore. I keep pushing myself because I think, well, I've already put a lot into my blog and it would be a waste just to give up, but I like your idea about cutting back. I think I'm going to borrow your idea and see if it works for me.

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    1. Yes that is exactly how I feel! I've gotten this far and I don't want to give it up. But I've realized that I do have to cut back. I really don't want to quit full out because blogging is a huge part of my life and I love it, actually I don't think I'm going to quit at all, just cut back a bit. I posted this post a few hours ago and already I feel better and less stressed and I'm already reading a book I wouldn't have picked up if I was on my reading schedule. It feels so good! I'm so relaxed haha

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  3. I totally get the burned out feeling. It happens a lot with bloggers and I've felt that way a lot. But I wouldn't say that you've blogged for a year and half and it has come to nothing. I've been blogging since 2009 on one blog and have about 230 followers. You have over 1000! That's something to be proud of! I think blogging is more than the numbers though, it depends on how driven and inspired you are. How much you enjoy it. If you aren't getting much out of it than there is no reason not to stop. But I'd miss your blog, it's one of my favorites. I also apologize for not reading and commenting like I usually do with your blog, I've been busy these past couple of weeks. Anyway, it's your decision. Just know that I love your blog girl! ~S

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment! Yeah blogging is more about the numbers than anything else, and I really do love doing it. I love talking about and sharing my passion for them, and I love it when people respond. And no worries I understand life gets in the way! I love your comments and completely appreciate them :)

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  4. Blogging isn't only blogging. It's also working. You have to put yourself out there too! :) I don't know how often you comment on other blogs and how you are doing with your memes, but you might want to try that? When I first started I thought that I would get comments out of nowhere, but that didn't happen. After I started to make connection with other bloggers, I got comments back :)

    You have to remind yourself on the fun you had with blogging. It's not all about numbers and comments. It's also about the feeling when you're writing a review and when you post it. Do you still enjoy that? Because that's what is most important! I do hope you find your love for blogging back, but take your time and read all the books you want in the mean time :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Yeah I do understand it's not just about the numbers and the comments. That's why I felt a little embarrased about bringing them up because it shouldn't be about that. I still do really love blogging and reviewing, I just don't want to be posting and feel like it's pointless, you know?

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  5. I feel pretty much the exact same way as you! For a while I was thinking of giving up blogging, and now I am posting less frequently, like you.

    I hope you keep blogging, because your blog is one of my favorite book blogs ever and its a real inspiration to me. Even though I don't always comment, I read pretty much every post on your blog and enjoy it :) Good luck!

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    1. Now that I've got my feelings and opinions out there and I'm getting some feeback (and also because I've had some very serious talks (in my head lol) with myself) I don't think I will stop blogging because I truly love to do it. But yes I'm definitely cutting back lol. Thanks so much for your nice comment and support. I do understand that people don't always have to comment to like my content. I'll definitely keep that in mind going forward :)

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  6. Blogging is a TON of work! I can't even imagine posting as many times as you do. I'm often burned out with one post a week. I hope you can figure out what works for you--and what can keep you enjoying reading! :)

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  7. Okay so I had this entire rant I was writing to you but my computer deleted it. :( So here we go again. Your blog is my favorite blog and I am absolutely in love with it! I completely understand where you're coming from though. Reviewing made reading a chore for me and not as fun, so I stopped it for a while. I kinda miss it though, so I think I might do them for books I feel strongly about. Memes and giveaways just get so tiresome and really can wear you down; I get what you mean. I just hope you don't stop blogging because I really love your blog! I think that if cutting down is what works for you then do it! Have fun girl!

    Marie @ Marie's Bookworm Blog
    http://www.mariesbookwormblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your comment and compliment! I'm glad you enjoy my blog!

      I have decided that I won't stop blogging because I truly love to do it, I'm just going to cut back on some things and not follow as rigorous a scedule as I used to. But thanks again for your nice comment! :)

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