Since February, I’ve had an impromptu hiatus from my website. A number of things contributed to it: winter blues (fueling a lack of motivation and sucking my creativity dry), work got busy (my co-workers and I had to prepare to welcome in and train seven new employees, and the pressures and deadlines I was giving myself for this website. I love to write and sharing my ideas and thoughts, but the last thing I want is having no fun during my blogging experience. I think the saying “Absence make the heart grow fonder” rings true. Like missing an old friend, I recently wanted to incorporate blogging back into my life.
So here I am, trying to get my groove back. The craziness at work has slowed down and the sunny, warm weather rejuvenated and re-energized my creativity and passions. If I learned anything, it is that it’s okay to take a break and realize I got burnt out. Sometimes too much of a good thing can get tiresome. Also, it is best to go at a pace I’m comfort at. It’s too easy to compare myself to other bloggers and content creators, getting disheartened and jealous of their success. I think sometimes it’s good to remind myself that some of these people have been doing this for years. They built their following and success on their own hard work. Instead, I hope to use them as inspiration and mentors without losing my own flare and personality.
As I get momentum, I’m hoping to introduce new ideas and projects I’ve been brainstorming and working on behind the scenes.
Here are a few of my goals:
Create a manageable editorial calendar
Blog at my own pace with flexible deadlines
Start publishing new features
Film and upload new videos for YouTube
Improve my photography skills & join Instagram’s #bookstagram community
Build my following
Work on dwindling down my TBR list
Try my hand at collaborations with other bloggers and content creators
I’m excited to delve back into something I love and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.
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Very excited to share my very first Booktube unboxing video!
You might notice that these books came out last year. I made the video late 2014, but finally had a chance to edit and upload it now. A few more unboxing videos are on their way. Be sure to keep an eye out for them.
If you’d like to check out my other Youtube videos, feel free to check them out here: My Youtube channel.