A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles.

https://twitter.com/Book_Faery

And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3322973-tori-book-faery

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

xoxo
Tori

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This blog isn't dead...

...it was just on an unofficial hiatus.

The more intense school and life gets, the more and more I seem to pull away from this community. I HATE that! But there is hope, and I'm sincerely hoping now that I have attended to all pressing matters, I will have time, and, more importantly, the energy to bring this blog back to life. I can't guarantee that this will work, but I'll try my damned hardest to make it so. I miss you all too much.

Be forewarned: I'm taking baby steps. No rushing this for me.

So here are my (temporary) start-it-back-up plans for Book Faery:
  1. I will try to update this blog at least once a week.
    I used to post all my book reviews within the first week I felt motivated to come back, and then I would just... stop. I want to get at least one book review up per week. This is my goal for the time being until I get back into some sort of routine.
     
  2. No more guest posts, author interviews, or giveaways.
    For now. One of the biggest turn offs for me was having to format all these posts, contact winners, contact authors, contact publicists, gather background information not included in emails, etc. For someone trying to ease him/herself back into blogging, I think it's too much all at once. And I've been quite guilty of agreeing to participate in a blog tour, only to become so overwhelmed with work that I wouldn't have the time to check my inbox for weeks on end. So if you're an author or publicist looking for free promo, I'm sorry, but you'll have to look elsewhere. If you want me to review your book, however, feel free to check out my review policy and contact me.
     
  3. Less quantity, more quality.
    Guilty as charged. This is connected to #2. When I couldn't get books read, I would add a lot more filler content like press releases and author promo. Sometimes, that author promo did not interest me in the slightest, but I hoped against hope (despite better judgment) that maybe it would appeal to you readers. It wasn't right, and I'm done with that. If you want more industry-related news, there are plenty of other blogs who do it way better than I ever could.
So there you have it, my goals for Book Faery in 2013. Once I get back into the swing of things, hopefully updates will come more often. Thank you to all of you who have continued to support both me and my blog throughout the years, even through all these hiatuses. 

7 comments:

  1. *hugs* just blog the way you want and that's that.

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  2. Good for you :) take your time, reading and reviewing books, that is why I read blogs, not for the same author promo on every other blog I follow.

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    1. Thanks darling for the continued support! :) It's so nice hearing that

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  3. I went through my very own hiatus in December. I am sorry you went through one too. Its exhausting and I am glad you didn't quit. :)
    Jen

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    1. It's rough when you have to go on one. I've done this quite a few times already, and I always found it harder to get back into blogging after one. Sucks you went on one too!

      I think I reached a point where I figured if I was going to stay on hiatus any longer, I might as well just quit... and the thought of quitting was not appealing.

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  4. Hi, Tori. I think it's been forever since I last visited. *slaps hand* I know what you're going through. I have an 11 hour day job that has me up at 3 am each day. Trying to be a writer with that kind of schedule is grueling to say the very least. With only a few hours a day, it is nearly impossible to blog, social network, promote and write. That's why I only post one blog a week and try and visit everyone as I can...which brings me to your door today.
    Take care of yourself and do the best you can. That's all anyone can ask. *waves*

    -Jimmy
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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