It was almost this time last year that I had my first bout of blogging blahs. In all honesty, I nearly hung up my blogging hat because it just wasn't much fun anymore. A few kind comments from some blogging friends and readers encouraged me to approach blogging in a different manner, which definitely helped to remind me of my priorities. The biggest shift for me since that time has been to remember that I don't have to review each and every book that I read. In fact, this year, I've been mainly writing reviews for only my ARCs or books sent to me from the publisher, plus the occasional other book if I feel like I have something that I must share.
Then, my blog design disappeared, and I found myself back in the blogging dumps again. I found that I just wasn't excited about blogging when I had to look at my awful-looking blog, so the time in between posts was getting longer and longer, especially once I ran out of scheduled posts. I thought about getting a new design, but it seemed like a big expense to invest in a blog that, once again, I wasn't sure if I wanted to even keep running.
But my wonderful husband convinced me to take the plunge and I am SO HAPPY with the result! In the past few days, I have honestly logged onto my blog several times, just to squeal in delight with how happy I am that my site looks pretty again. And, with the new design, I just feel EXCITED again to be back in the blogging community!
I'm sorry that I've been a little MIA for the last little while, both on here and on Twitter, but that will hopefully be coming to an end. I miss you guys! So, let's talk ... what have you read lately that's blown your mind? What else is new? Leave me a comment below!