What Happened?? // I am Returning to Blogging… Kind Of

Okay so it’s been more than two months since my last post… I’m so sorry guys. I ran out of prewritten posts and school has just overwhelmed me. This blog had to be pushed to the back, and I can’t really see that changing much before the end of the year.

In my time away from blogging I’ve realised there are some parts I miss, and some parts I didn’t necessarily enjoy but did because I felt like I had to. I’m going to stop doing that, so expect a bit of change to the posts I do. I find a lot of the posts in the bookish community are really repetitive and I don’t want to be doing that any more. I want to be a bit more casual in my blogging basically.

  • I’m probably not going to write many reviews any more, not unless it’s a book I REALLY loved, and even then expect it to be more of a spoilery discussion of the book because I want to talk with people in the community
  • I am not going to be participating in TTTs or other weekly memes because most of the time they weren’t topics I cared about
  • I’m going to be focusing a lot more on my writing, so this may transition more into a writing blog?? or even more of a personal rant / whatever I’m interested in blog
  • I still intend to use twitter semi regularly (even though I don’t really post there much) and use goodreads to review books so follow me there for my reviews
  • I’m not going to be following anywhere near as many bookish blogs, but if you comment on my post I will definitely go check out your more recent posts

real life

  • I’ve been back at school which has been kind of hectic
  • I haven’t read many books … at all … really
  • My mindset is pretty much constantly ahhhhhhh

actually read

So since January I have read 3 books for my own entertainment.

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  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – 3 stars – I didn’t love this and I kind of don’t know why… the world building was amazing but all other aspects of the story (the writing, the characters, the plot twists) kind of feel flat for me
  • Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – 5 stars – This was (as I expected) amazing, I didn’t love the new characters quite as much as the old ones but I loved how the plot tied up and how good of  job this book did at subverting my expectations
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – 4 stars – I have a complicated relationship with this series, I roll my eyes at every word on the page and find it way too melodramatic for my liking but the plot twists and dramatic tension are written really well, basically I love to hate Sarah J Maas books

writing

I’ve been getting back into writing as much as I can with my school work still piling up on me. I’ve been participating in camp nanowrimo this month, I had an original goal of 30k, but ended up halfing that to 15k… I am currently at 11k I think? And we’ll see whether I actually reach my goal. I think I just need to make use of the times I feel like writing and be aware of when my body needs to rest because I am under a lot of stress right now already.

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7 thoughts on “What Happened?? // I am Returning to Blogging… Kind Of

    1. That’s exactly what happened with me. I’m too busy to blog half heatedly so I might as well cut the filler content and just do a couple of posts I love every month.

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  1. Welcome back! I get that feeling, and I’m too busy to be super active with blogging. But I also really like it so I’m torn?? But my sister and I started a second blog, which is about our lives and general thoughts, and sometimes I only want to blog about that. Also, I’m so with you on Obsidio :)

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    1. Yay I’m glad to be back! Yes blogging can be a lot of effort, but it’s also a great way to clear your head sometimes. And yes, Obsidio was so good, I was really sad when it was over.

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  2. yay yay yay so happy to see you back!! i totally understand not doing the TTT meme type things. i know they help some people get inspired to write posts but i would die under such a structured setup.

    also…”My mindset is pretty much constantly ahhhhhhh”…so relatable

    hope school is a touch less stressful! & can’t wait to see what happens with your blog :)

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  3. I totally understand where you’re coming from tbh because I had a very similar experience with blogging. It was getting so stressful where I felt like I had to review every single book I read, and that made me want to slow down my reading which was then putting me in slumps – it was this entire vicious cycle of cause-and-effect. I took a long break! About seven or eight months, but now I’m gradually stepping back into the scene and have made a lot of the changes for my own blog that you mentioned.

    As much fun as weekly memes can be, they feel repetitive and I was putting too much effort and time into stuff that everybody else was doing. It isn’t as fulfilling. :( Good luck with wherever this new and improved path takes you, Emma, and good luck with your writing. <3

    💫 Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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    1. Thanks Aimal! It’s good to know I’m not the only one to go through this. I think our blogs have to evolve as we do even if that means doing things a bit differently.

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