I know I said in July that I probably wouldn’t stop blogging because I enjoyed it too much. But, even just two days after I made that post, I started rethinking how I felt about blogging. I’ve thought about it long and hard, trying not to rush into a rash decision. Blogging has become a bit of a burden to me, mostly in trying to “keep up with the Joneses” in thinking up interesting posts and posting more than once a week or even a month.
I had a farewell post written and everything. I was going to call it “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye” and I was going to end with something quippy like, “Stay thirsty, my friends.” It has been scheduled to post on October 15th since the middle-to-end of August. But, the more I think about it, the more I realize that I don’t want to give up blogging completely. I’ve had some sort of website since 1996 and I like the idea of having a place on the Internet that’s all my own. However, I can’t continue on the path I’m currently on or I will end up posting that goodbye post.
I’ve decided to make my blog more about my reviews, kind of my own personal Goodreads/Shelfari. I want to share what I thought about the book I’ve read. I may even change my review format a little bit, so they’re shorter and more to the point, kind of like how my friend Kami does her reviews. I also want to recommend books, something I haven’t done on my blog before. I want to do this when I finish a book and not worry about posting anything else. Right now, I average between reading 2-3 books a month, so I may only post 2-3 times a month. (I’ll share the rest of my life, whether it’s bookish or not, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram if you’re interested in keeping up with me on that front.)
With these changes, you may no longer want to frequent my blog and that’s okay. Or, maybe, this is exactly what you’re looking for because you don’t want to read all the other fluff. Either way, as I said, I’m making this more about me. (I’m even considering getting rid of the Comments section so I don’t focus on getting views/comments anymore. But, I do like interacting with people, so I’m not sure about that decision yet.)
I hope you’re glad that I’m not leaving completely, even if Jenni Elyse isn’t going to be quite the same anymore…