It’s just about that time but since I totally missed doing a wrap up for last month and I’ve only done three posts for September I decided to do this ‘wrap-up’ business a little earlier than normal. I think it’s fair to say that this hasn’t been the most productive of months for me in terms of my blog. In fact it’s been the worst month by blog numbers than all the other months before it. So why is that? I know that I’ve talked about why I haven’t been around much but I think that it goes a little deeper than that.
So today I’m going to ramble a little bit about how I’m feeling and where to go from here?
I know that last month I had posted about my new job, and how that was taking up a lot of my focus. I think that is still part of my issue but I also think that I let myself burn out just a bit. With all the commitments that I set myself up with and all the expectations to meet deadlines was more than I expected. I did it to myself, of course, no one made me take so much on. I think that I put a lot of pressure to super active that that is never a good thing for me.
This book blog isn’t something that I am giving up on, I do love it. I think I just need to refresh myself, get back into the swing of things and get some ideas. I don’t want to just do reviews, that’s boring, but coming up with post topics isn’t easy so that is a part of the issue as well. I don’t know what to post at all. October 1st is my birthday and I think it’s fitting that October be the comeback month for me.
I am still a part of the review staff for The Writing Community Newsletter so I still have books I gotta read but I do plan to read some of the paperbacks I’ve picked up recently. As much as I do love the convenience of my kindle I still adore the feel of a book in my hands. I have a lot to choose from so maybe I’ll do some polls to pick my next read. Or maybe I’ll just pick something up. I don’t know.
My youngest and I have started reading The Keeper of Lost Cities together. I think we all know my thoughts on reading to my kids but if you missed that post here it is just for you! It’s a cute story so far and she’s enjoying it which at the end of the day ,even if I didn’t, that’s all that matters.
I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on myself to come back and posts all the time or boost my numbers up. I was doing Sunday, Tuesday and Friday posting before. I’ll probably stick to that schedule as much as I can but it’s okay if I don’t. I know that a lot of people put a lot of work into their blogs, but I feel like at that point it stops being for fun and that’s what this is for me. Fun. If it isn’t enjoyable, I can’t do it and if I feel like I have to do it, than it isn’t enjoyable anymore.
I will have reviews, to be sure, I have plenty of books to read and review so there will be some. The ideas for other posts seem to be lacking but I’ll come up with something. Anyone have any ideas that’d like to suggest I’m all ears! I look forward to a productive fun month of October. I hope you all will be sticking around and maybe I can get a few more followers while I’m at it!