I’m almost ashamed to post this after more than two months of absence.
This is the part where I should start making excuses, but I don’t want to go there. I could say I was busy with school, but I’m not actually a student anymore. I could say I was busy with work, but who isn’t?
I guess I started hating this blog, because it turned something I loved (reading) into an obligation. I became obsessed with writing, at least, three reviews every week. I sped through books, so I could write a review or a post about it.
When I disappeared from Your Move, Dickens, I had no intention of coming back. Don’t get me wrong. I will always treasure the people I met through this blog, but I simply wanted to get away from it. The obsessing over the number of daily page visits. The counting of followers. I knew that book blogging was about more than that, but I couldn’t get a grip on myself.
I read a lot of old posts last week. I cringed over the number of typos (sometimes, I typed ‘warm’ instead of ‘warmth’ which made me look like an idiot), but, overall, I realized how much I missed babbling over books, how I can’t shake this blog off no matter what I do.
So, I’ve decided to revive this blog. For good, I think.
Here are some things I’ve decided to change:
- Unless it’s really necessary, I won’t post pictures from other sources. Most, if not all, of the photos you’re going to see on this blog from now on will be my own.
- I will respond to five comments from other bloggers per day. I was really bad at returning comments before, but I hope to improve on this.
- I won’t pressure myself to review something if I have absolutely nothing worthwhile to say about it.
Basically, I’m back. Prepare yourselves for more snarky/sappy posts about the classics.
How about you? What’s going in your blog right now?