In the past few weeks, a few of the kidlit bloggers have been reconsidering their intentions for their blog. I was in this same place as well, but not talking about it so much. But I think today I am ready to talk about it.
I came into this back in March full-tilt. Over my spring break I tore through several books and blogged about them. Over the summer I participated in the Summer Blog Blast Tour, and since then have been a part of many events. But in July, I started moving away from this blog for various reasons, and though I tried to renew my dedication in August, work got in my way.
I began this blog as a place to explore my own reactions to books. And it has grown into my part of the larger conversation. But I have become so overwhelmed by other parts of my life that I am not really participating in the conversation anymore.
So it is important that I bring this blog back to its origins:
This is my place to talk about my own feelings about what I am reading, have read, or will read.
Its purpose is for me to have reactions and reviews. I haven’t reviewed a book in a long, long time, because I got scared. I started to worry too much about the review content. It is silly. I am not going to do that anymore.
So, here is what I will be doing:
1. Participating in group activities and memes as I am comfortable.
2. Writing up my own responses to books, as I originally intended.
3. Other things as I feel moved to do so.
So that’s where I am, in case you were wondering.