indefinite hiatus; i may not come back to the blog, but I'll leave it up anyway if anyone wants to take a look at any old posts etc. :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Absence.... and Possible Return

I never did an official post about this before, but about a month ago something happened. It wasn't anything horrible, like a relative passing or anything like that, I just lost the urge to blog. Reviewing had become a sort of chore. I was falling behind on my reviews, and trying to fit in a review for every book I read took too much time out of my life. So I decided to take a break, spend a lot of time reading and not worrying about writing reviews for every book I've read, and just relax. For a while, I missed the whole blogging community and felt guilty for abandoning my blog the way I did, but at the same time I was relieved. Now that I've taken some time to think about why blogging had lost its spark and why I needed to take a break in the first place, I've decided to change some things. 

I realized something during my absence. I love writing reviews. It doesn't really matter to me if I get ARCs or not, because reviewing books is something I really have a passion for. I love it even more when I know there are great people out there like you, my loves, reading them and really taking my opinion on a book when it comes to reading it yourself. However, like I said before, some things just need to change in order for me to come back to blogging.

For one, I'm not going to be writing a review for every book I read. I just can't. Sometimes the reason is because when I'm trying to review a book I don't know what to say and other times I simply don't have enough time to really put in an effort. I have a life outside blogging, and as silly as it sounds, I need a good amount of time for it as well: no more missing a movie with my friends or skipping my me-time because I'm falling behind with my reviews.

I'm not going to get back into blogging right away. It will take time, but I'm hoping that within the next two or three weeks I'll truly be ready to start up again. When I do, there will be a few differences. In a way, I'll be starting fresh, and I'm going to put in a good effort when it comes to memes and other things; I'll be more consistent and participate more. Basically, I need to fully commit to this before I start up again in order to get a positive experience for myself as well as my followers. I'm hoping to, lets say bond, with other bloggers as well. I'll stop by more blogs and take my time to comment and play my roll in the blogging community. Until then, I hope you all will forgive me for my previously unexplained absence. ♥ SarahLydia


  1. oh its nice to have a break every now and then :)

    x Nomes

  2. I feel you.

    I've been feeling the same way for a while (even though it's summer and I'm not in school).
    I still love reading/writing but sometimes writing reviews for every book you read is tiring :/

    Hopefully it'll pass and if it doesn't we'll understand!

    sending loads of good wishes your way (:


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