I've been a little MIA lately.
Main reason? Lack of motivation.
Busy life stuff too but mostly it's been a lot of
"I really should blog but my computer is ALL THE WAY over there..." or
"I'm going to blog today! I have so many ideas for things and stuff and OOH LOOK SOMETHING SHINY!"
I pushed myself through the self pity phase --- I'M SUCH A HORRIBLE BLOGGER - NO ONE WILL CARE IF I JUST STOP..BOO..WOO..I SUCK..WAA...WAA...WAA.
I perfected the justification phase --- I DON'T HAVE TO BLOG TODAY BECAUSE I'M TOTALLY GOING TO BLOG THE HELL OUT OF S*** TOMORROW AND NEXT WEEK AND THEN I'LL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
I pretty much ignored the common sense phase --- HELLO, YOU LOVE BLOGGING GET OFF YOUR A** AND DO SOMETHING! ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME? I SAID YOU LOVE BLOGGING AND YOU NEED TO STEP UP!
My brain has settled down, I've come up with a plan and I'm really excited to be back on track, mentally at least.
Basically what I've decided is that I really want to 'get back to my roots' blogging wise. For me this means reviews.
Over the last year or so I've been severely lacking in review posting and I want to change this.
Going forward that's just want I'm going to do - post more reviews (and cross post them as well).
Also, some Cover Love, On My Reader and Roundup posts I'm sure and the occasional feature or giveaway but I'm really going to strive to have the core of my blog be reviews -- and thoughts on books and bookish news.
This might not seem like a big deal but for me it is huge! I finally feel like I have a hold of what it is I want to accomplish here at Red House Books and I'm excited and I'm not stressed and I'm NOT going to let myself get overwhelmed and lost in my own crazy brain again ;)
It's been just about 4 years since I started blogging and I thank you all who joined me on this journey!
It's been fantastic and I can't wait to see what comes next :)
Happy Reading everyone!!