I think I have said this before but originally I started this blog to go along with my youtube channel. I didn’t intend for it to become anything more than a side project. Then when I started college (and left college after becoming unwell) I realised that I much preferred blogging to making YouTube videos.
Over 2014 this blog really turned into a sort of journal. But over the last few months I’ve felt that it is really turning into a book blog more than anything else. I know that people really enjoy my bookish posts but I don’t just want this blog to be about books. The problem is I feel it is sort of my own fault that this has happened.
The thing with being sick and stuck at home all the time is its good to have hobbies. Two hobbies I have is reading and art. Only problem is both of these things cost money. But I don’t have much money due to the being sick and stuck at home thing. So I signed up to BookBridgr as this way I could get books for free.
The thing is because I get books for free I feel obligated to review them. There have been a few really boring books I haven’t reviewed but overall I have reviewed every book I have been sent. The problem is if I use up all my time and energy writing about books, then I don’t have any time or energy left for other things I want to write about.
The way I describe my blog to people is its the place where I write about stuff going on in my life. Its the place where I collect the stuff I find interesting. Its the place where I write about stuff I like. But I feel like it is being swamped by books. I like books. I enjoy writing about books. I know people enjoy reading my book reviews. But I also know that my book reviews are my least popular posts.
So what I have decided to do is instead of having a currently reading post every week, I will condense it all into one post at the end of every month. I will still be writing about books. But it means I will have time to write about other stuff as well.
And I’ve just realised that this is a ridiculously long post which could be condensed into “I’m killing off my currently reading thing”. Sorry about that.