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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.