A New Face: My New Years Resolution

IMG_0138In 2018, I started my blog. It was originally just going to be a place where I would share short stories. Only, I’m not amazing at writing short stories, and especially not at pumping them out once a week. So I ditched that idea.

In 2019, I changed the blog to a place where I would write reviews and writing advice. I started out with writing said advice, but quickly learned that it’s a lot harder than I had thought. And since I struggled with it, I certainly couldn’t bring you all the writing advice worthy of your devotion once a week.

So then, in April, I changed it once more. Not only would I give you all writing advice, but book reviews as well via blog tours. Slowly, this blog grew from 0 to 142 followers throughout the course of eight months. Which, for me, is a huge success. Because half the time, I didn’t know what on earth I was doing, and I was just figuring it out as I went along.

But recently, I learned something. Writing reviews is hard.

Reading books, especially five or six books in one month, is hard.

Reading eight books during the month of December, the busiest month for everyone, was really hard.

So this is the first part of my New Year’s Resolution. Don’t try to read eight books in one month!

Which means less reviews. Which means less posts. Or does it?

That’s where the second part of my Resolution comes in. I want to give you all more content. Which means, I want to change up what you read on my blog. Book reviews are great and all, but after a while, they can get boring. And I don’t want to bore my readers, I want to connect with them. I want to connect with you.

Starting next week, I will be giving you all new content. Once a month, I’m going to be posting a Book List, and I encourage you all to comment with some books you think should be added! Also, I hope to squeeze in an Author Interview once a month, so that we can all get to know new authors!

Every Monday, I’ll be bringing you a bit of the personal. I’ll be gettin’ real. About books. About life. About books and life. And maybe a book review too, as I still have lots of books sitting on my waiting list. *sigh*

Wednesdays are book review days. I think that’s all that needs to be said.

And Fridays… Fridays are now Fiction Fridays. The day when we can get together and talk about the struggles, the tears, the blood involved when it comes to writing fiction. And if you don’t write, then I hope you find my stories amusing and entertaining.

I want to connect with you all. I want this blog to be more personal, more real, more friendly. And that is what I strive to do this year. To connect. To grow. And to make friends in the bookish community.

Let’s chat! Do you have any ideas on how I can improve my blog? What changes are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

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