Thursday, 24 February 2011

A Little Quieter

Hey all, this is just a quick explanation post. I have been struggling a lot of late, with a lot of things, and now it's affecting the blog. I had hoped I could just carry on reviewing and posting and that maybe it could be one stable in my life right now, but to be honest, it's become another stress and not a help. I've been struggling to read much lately and finding it more stressful because I keep thinking 'I need to read so I have content' and such. And that isn't healthy, certainly not for me, not right now.

I'd been doing well with posting usually 6, sometimes 7, times a week and having posts prepped and such. But I can't keep that pace up, it's just too much for me. Which kinda sucks really! So things are going to get a little quieter again, probably for a couple months, with 3 or 4 posts a week. But as usual, most of those will be reviews. ...providing I've managed to read enough to review. If I haven't, then, well, it'll probably just mean fewer posts. I'm sad about that, but I've gotta take care of me first, certainly right now. I hope that sooner rather than later I can return to more frequent posting, but right now this is what I need to do and I hope you all understand that and stick with me anyways.

I love my blog and reading and I want to get back to it being a fun escape, not a stressful one!

...although, if anyone would be interested in guest posting anything to help me out for a little while, I'd really appreciate it!! If it's related to YA or paranormal books, it should be suitable. Can be something new, or something you've posted yourself before, I'm pretty easy about these things. Email me at cemsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com if you're maybe interested in helping. Thanks!


Sarah said...

Hi Claire, I can completely understand where you're coming from. As much as I love blogging it can be stressful trying to make sure I have enough to post every day! I'm trying to be less strict with myself and not feel guilty when I miss a day but it's hard especially as I do enjoy blogging & want to post.

Anyway, I hope you're feeling better soon & just wanted to say don't stress if you are posting less. The most important thing is to look after yourself - blogging is just a fun hobby :o)

Jessica said...

Hey Cem! Take care of yourself first. The blog can come later! And with so many GREAT ;) books out there it doesn't matter when reviews get posted. There are still books I want to read that were released a year or two ago and still current ones as well!

So take care of yourself first. Take it easy, rest whatever is necessary to get better. Read slower, like 1 book week and get plenty of rest and call me in the morning. Ah ha ha!

Trying to make a funny...doesn't work so well in writing as it would in person! :P

Feel better!

Avery said...

Ahhhh... I am sorry Claire!
And 3-4 posts a week (or heck even less) is perfectly fine and I don't think anyone will be put off by that (and if they are they are boogers)... Take care of yourself! I can probably contribute some reviews if you wanted.

Nayuleska said...

Hey Claire! You know I feel this course of action is the best thing for you, especially since I've just done something similar :) You can count on me every other Wednesday for a review still!

Take care of yourself first ;) Not always easy to follow, but we're here to help each other.

Clover said...

Hi! Hope you're able to take care of yourself for a while, don't worry about us. We will still be around. And 3-4 posts a week is still a strong presence! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.. I've already committed myself to three guest posts on other blog, but would be more than happy to write something for you as well if it'll take the pressure off.