Happy New Year!
For the past two weeks I have been debating what to do with this blog. Should I quit? Should I continue, but at a reduced pace? Should I continue to post almost daily? If I post almost daily, what do I post?
This year I am going to be intentional about what I read, when I read, and how I read. Instead of making a lofty annual reading goal, I’m going to be realistic. I have a daughter who is turning 11 this year and I want to spend more time with her before her priorities shift away from mom and dad (I’m going to blink and she will be a teenager!). And I want to be purposeful about spending more time with my husband. I love to read…so much…but it’s taking away time from what really matters most — my family.
So, I have plans for my blog. I will post as regularly as my life allows, but this year I’m going to say, “NO.” I can no longer read for every author who asks and I can no longer join every blog tour. I have to set boundaries this year in order to protect what is most important. This means I may have seasons where I post regularly and I may have seasons where I don’t.
I do hope you will continue to read and enjoy my blog as I post new posts. You, dear readers, are the coolest part of this blog journey of mine (that’s spanned over five years now). I am blessed by you all! Thank you for reading my posts.
Weekly Posts: My 2023 Pattern
|Day of the Week||Post Type|
|Wednesday||Book Reviews, Cover Reveals, Other Book Update posts|
|Saturday||First Saturday of the month = Jessica’s Challenge (What am I going to read?)|
Final Saturday of the month = Jessica’s Challenge (Post review of this monthly read)
|Sunday||Final Sunday of every month = Month in Review post|
Jessica’s Reading Challenge for 2023
My good blogger friend, Jessica Baker, is hosting a 2023 Reading Challenge this year and I am so excited to participate. I have SO many perfectly good unread novels sitting on my bookshelves that I want to get to this year. Does this challenge sound like something you would like to participate in? The more the merrier!
Goodreads Reading Challenge
This year, I am committing to 48 books! I know that is not a lot by a lot of readers’ standards, but as I stated above, I’ve let reading and this blog take over my life and I am striving for a little more balance this year.
What about you? What is your reading goal for this year?