Wow I was just thinking it had been about 3 years since I started this blog and clicked through to my very first post to see when I made it – June 14, 2010. I started this blog simply so I could sign up for ARC tours. I never dreamed it would become what it did. I eventually developed some blogging “goals” and have long since exceeded everything I ever imagined doing.
It’s been an amazing 3 years! I’ve learned a lot and made some amazing friends.
As much as I have LOVED blogging I just can’t keep up and honestly don’t want to anymore. What was once fun has become overwhelming. I receive 200+ blog related emails every day and dozens of review request each week. I rarely have any time to read and have come to hate to writing reviews. It is definitely time to take a break and reevaluate things.
There will be lots of changes for the future of this blog.
I am only planning on hosting a few giveaway hops from here on out. They are very time consuming and I’m burned out. I am more than happy to help promote hops for other bloggers as long as they have a “family friendly only” stipulation in their rules. I will put up a post such as these so other bloggers know about them.
Blog Tours & Book Blasts
Also slowing down on the number of Tours & Blasts I host. I hate having to say no but I have had to start turning authors away. I had weeks where I had 5 or 6 tours/blasts starting and it has become more than I can handle. From here on out I’m planning to just do 1 or 2 each week. I wish I could help every author who writes a good clean book promote their work but I’m just one person and just can’t do it.
Know Me Better, Got Great Giveaways & Feed My Reader Friday are not going to be returning anytime soon. I don’t want to “have to” put up posts on certain days. I want to go on vacation and sleep in and not have to stay up late to be sure something goes up on time.
Anyone notice this “book review” blog hasn’t had a review posted in a long time… I got totally burned out and haven’t read much and reviewed even less. I have finally started reading again and hope the reviews will follow soon… but remember I Am A READER, Not A WRITER. Book reviews require writing…something I don’t love to do but hope to find time to tackle soon.
I hope to still be blogging 3 years from now but on a much slower, more manageable schedule.
A huge thanks to everyone who has supported this blog!!
To celebrate my 3rd Blogoversary I’m giving away a BIG Mystery Box of Books or a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.
The Box of Books is open to US only, the Gift Card or Paypal Cash is open Internationally.
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