I have been in a blogging rut lately. Believe me, I know this has not been the most thrilling book blog around. I have even been boring- and disappointing- myself. There has been a lack of substantial content for some time, and I have been relying heavily on book blitzes and promos and such to fill in the gaps. But I want to be more than that, if I am going to be putting my name on this blog. You, my readers, deserve more than just filler posts. You deserve content that I, the author, stand wholeheartedly behind. And, on that account, I have let you down. I have not been keeping up my end of the bargain in this relationship, and I understand if you are disappointed. You may feel that you hardly even know me any more. Don’t worry, it’s not you- it’s me. Really, though. It is me, because I have not been giving you the 100% you deserve.
So, what do I plan to do about it? Well, first, I would like to ask you to stay by me and this blog and support me along the way as I figure out a few things on my own. I don’t expect you to just forgive and forget. These things take time, and I am willing to give you the space and time you need as a reader to trust me as a blogger again. I have come to the conclusion that I am really busy with this stupid ‘life’ stuff, and that it takes far more time than I had previously thought. So, something has to give. Unfortunately, I do not have as much to give to you as I previously have.
It has been a wonderful two years of bookish joy. We have shared so many stories, seen some beautiful covers, traveled amazing places together, and have a full bookshelf as a testament to it all. It has been nothing short of a whirlwind of bookish enjoyment. And I am not ready to give it all up. Not in the least. I do, however, have to step back a bit and be a bit choosier and perhaps spend more time with other things in my life.
In doing so, I will be posting much less than I have in the past. I will not be posting anything just for the sake of having content on the site. I may not be seeing you everyday, but when we do meet up, it will be worth your while, and I will be giving you my full attention. You deserve nothing less. I will still be delivering solid reviews, participating in a couple of memes, and hosting the occasional giveaway or promo and such. It may only be one or two posts a week, but they will be worth your time. I want to make our time worthwhile, and I do not want to waste it for a second. It will be content I fully stand behind, and not just something to fill the space.
This is my pledge to you, and I do hope you will understand it is not an easy thing to admit how much I feel have let you down. However, I knew it was time to be honest when my feelings about what I was posting began to change- when I became a bit more lackluster, and felt the spark a little less. If nothing else, I want this space to be an honest account of my reading journey and sacred space for the bookish to mingle. Thank you for sticking by me all this time, and I hope we can mend what I have broken.
Yours in Book-filled Love,
Jaime (a.k.a. Twisty J)