What I Learned While On A Blogging Break
Hey all, I am back from my vacation and I read ZERO books. I know, I know. I completely unplugged and checked out but doing this refreshed me and I am ready to read through my entire TBR pile so I can start buying new books again without feeling the guilt.
Hey, it could happen.
Okay, maybe not . . .
While away I had a little time to ponder a few things.
I Have Realized I Do NOT Do Well Blogging Ahead
Nope. It is not for me. I had 15 posts scheduled a week or so before I went missing and had hoped to stay that way but I CURSED myself, as I usually do, by being all industrious and organized. Instead of staying ahead I frittered away my time doing other things and used up all of my reserved posts in record time before I had realized it was even happening!
I am going to continue to wing my way through blogging. I hope you don't mind. The rest of my life is pretty scheduled with workouts, budgets, menus, work . . . Reading and blogging are my outlets to do what I please, whenever I please and adhering to any sort of schedule simply doesn't work for me.
Keeping to a schedule is a wonderful thing for many bloggers but I learned that trying to schedule things actually added more stress to my life. I couldn't keep up with my own posts or comments and it kind of sapped all of the fun out of things for me. I know this probably makes no sense at all but that's not unusual ;)
I Suck At Challenges
We're 7 months into 2017 and I have fallen down on all of my challenges. This isn't a new realization to me. I never follow through with them and then feel guilty about being such a slacker. Now I want to secretly hide from them and pretend I never signed up.
For My Sanity I MUST Stop With The Netgalley
I simply cannot request any more review copies if I ever expect to make a dent in my tbr before I croak. Now that it's in writing (again!) I have to do it, right?
I Really Should Listen To My Own Advice
I wrote up this post earlier this year and have blatantly ignored all of own advice! I am not doing whatever the hell makes me happy, I have only DNF'd one or two books in 2017, I have read ZERO books from my actual TBR piles, I had an "it's free!" spree at Netgalley which I am now paying dearly for and I am still agonizing over most of my reviews. Yikes! None of that is fun. I also need to learn how to say no and stop over-committing.
I hope you all stick around and don't despise me for being so flaky. I will continue to visit your blogs and respond to comments because that's the best part about blogging but I'll probably always be a day, week or month or two late. I'll never be a blogger who stays on top of things. I envy you folks who can keep it all running so smoothly because I do not have that talent.
So how are the rest of you?!