In case you’ve been under a rock lately, this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. One of the last posts this week is a short “State of the Blog” address, where I get to declare where I want to take my blog during the next year. I’ve been struggling to write this particular post because I haven’t quite figured out just where I want to take this thing. Every time I think I have some free time to devote to my blog, I get a dose of reality in the form of work commitments, family commitments or having to study for this crazy exam. When I truly get down, then I question what I really want – do I want to focus solely on books or do I want to expand into other interests? Should I cut down on the Twilight fangirl stuff? I really hate the name of my blog and think that I could come up with something so much better, but can I change it this late in the game?
So, this week, as I discover new amazing bloggers that literally put me to shame, I’m left wondering just what to do with mine. I love blogging, and I think my dissatisfaction right now is not having time to do it the way I truly want to do it. So, I will be checking out all the bloggers, learning from them and figuring out just what I want to do with mine.
Thanks, Ceri! I'm putting undue pressure on myself, which totally defeats the purpose of blogging. Silly of me, I know.
Oh, hun, we're all like that. I'm sure even the big book bloggers can't be around all the time. Life gets in the way for everyone. I definitely know what you mean though. My blog's new and now that I have people reading what I write, it's hard at times to find the balance between writing for *you* and writing for other people.
I love your blog. As long as you keep doing what makes you happy, I'll keep reading it. It takes time to figure out but you'll get there. It's all part of the fun of the blogging world, I guess. 😀
Thanks, Sarbear! Time. I would be much happier if I could find some time. There seems to be a shortage of that these days.
Aw, Michelle. All of us started out small. Heck, I'm still small. Don't feel too down on yourself. Do your blogging so you enjoy it. Don't do it for anyone else and that's when it's best — don't do it for the wrong reasons. Think of a new blog name and how you want it to look and you'll get there! Just write on there when you can. I love reading it!