This has been a really hard decision, but one I feel confident in now. All this past year I’ve been struggling to keep up with this blog and it hasn’t been fun. I’ve just lost the drive to write long posts and keep up with commenting. I had my lowest year in reading this past year at just 20 books and that was sad for me. I kept having the feeling that I didn’t have time to read because of all the blogging stuff I needed to get done and that really started to bother me.
The problem I struggled with though is that I didn’t want to leave this community or not feel part of it. I still wanted to talk about books and discuss them, but I didn’t want the pressure of writing lengthy posts on this WordPress blog. Honestly, I’m not much of a talker in real life and not really online either. This just doesn’t feel like a good fit for me anymore…
Finally in December I found a solution that I’ve really been enjoying! I’ve joined Tumblr and got back into Instagram. Tumblr blogging is different from WordPress/Blogger blogging and I love it :D I think it’ll be a lot less of a time commitment while still being able to blog about books. I’ve also found a new love for taking bookish photos on Instagram :)
So I’d say my plan is to still socially interact through Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest (with the group board), but just not blog here. I’ll still be visiting my favorite blogs and commenting occasionally, because you guys are awesome! This URL will still be active for the next year as I’ve already renewed it.
A big thank you to all of my followers here! It has been a great experience that I will never forget. This isn’t goodbye to the community, just letting you know of my change in plans :)
P.S. If you’re on Tumblr, let me know! Or if you know other great booklr blogs I should follow, let me know!
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