Hello friends! This is a post I’ve been thinking about writing for quite a while now and yet one I’ve also been worried about writing because I’ve always worried that taking time out from blogging will undo a lot of the work I’ve put into this blog, writing news posts and making new friends. Ultimately, though, I have to put my mental health first and, right now, blogging isn’t making me happy. I keep stressing myself out trying to think of new content and, for me, blogging is supposed to be a hobby.
So I’m going to take a little break for about a month—hopefully I’ll feel ready to come back mid-April but, if not, I’ll definitely be back in May for Wyrd & Wonder, which I’m very excited about! I want to make sure I have plenty of content for it, though, and I think I need some time away from blogging to recharge. I blogged regularly throughout last year and I think 2020 has finally caught up with me. I’m tired.
I also haven’t been reading much so far this year, even though there are so many books I want to read, which means I haven’t been able to write any new reviews. Instead I’ve been putting a lot of my creative energy into writing my own fiction which is another reason I’d like the blogging break—I want to get some more short stories finished!
Taking a break will give me some more time to actually read some of the books I need and want to review, too, so I can return with plenty of new posts that I’m pumped to write. I have a couple of reviews I’ve started and haven’t been able to finish, which is always a sign for me that I need to recharge. This week I’ve started a buddy read of Jade City with Dini and I’m excited to get lost in it.
So I hope you don’t mind being a little patient with me, and I’ll see you all again next month!