December 6, 2012 general update, I wish zombies would come eat the MC 5

I’ve been circling around the drain. Mentally at least. My confidence as a blogger is at an all time low. My reviews are coming fewer and fewer as my list of books to read becomes bigger and bigger. The thing is: I feel like I am reading all the time. But there is nothing to show for it. It’s taking me longer and longer to finish books and longer to write reviews. So I think as the new year quickly approaches I am going to make some changes around here.

The first change which has already been implemented is that I am no longer accepting review requests. I am still accepting beta requests and will review my beta projects if the author wants me to. However, I have managed to get myself into quite the pickle with the amount of books I have said “yes” to reviewing. The current stack of review books will probably take me 3 months to complete. Just because I am not reading very many books a week right now. I will review all the books that I have accepted to this point.

Have no fear indie writers. I still accept requests from Parajunkee. If you would like me to review your book on her site please request it through her form.

The second change I am making is that I will not be signing up for as many book tours. My hope is to bring the blog back to a more reader based blog than a giveaway blog. The less time I spend fussing over the format and look of these simple posts (seriously takes me so long to get everything looking decent) the more time I spend reading and  the more reviews I can put up. I will continue to do promotional spots but not nearly as many. Giveaways will not be going away. Trust me. I love giving stuff away. However, I just have more fun writing reviews than cutting and pasting info into a post. What can I say? I like ramble on and on!

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  • I hear ya Lori, backing off is a good idea, remember, we LOVE to read! 🙂 When it becomes a chore, it’s just no fun. Let’s keep it fun hun. <3

  • Please don’t get down on yourself! You’re doing an awesome job, and I understand all the hard work you’re putting into your blogs. You’re providing us all with a service, and it doesn’t pay. Keep it to a level where you can enjoy it, or there isn’t a point to doing it anymore. And WE ALL WANT YOU HERE!! So have fun! <3
    Sorry, I’ve been slacking a little with the “help”. I swear I’ll be reading a book to review on here in the next couple days. I SWEAR! Feel free to come up here and kick my butt if I don’t!

    • No worries. You read whenever you have the time. I’m the one that said yes. I honestly thought I could do it all. Now I’m like eekk, the months keep going by and I’m not making any headway.

  • It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and lose your reading mojo. It happened to me a few months ago and I’m still working on getting back into the groove. When it feels like a job or a chore to read that’s when I know I need to slow it down and read a book just for me.

    I find that listening to audios helps increase my review output because I have a super long commute and listen whenever I’m doing a tedious task like cooking or cleaning (which sadly takes up most of my free time, it seems).

    Keep it fun for you.

  • Lady dudez, I love you!!! You keep me going. I’m going to have to look into audio books!
    Thank you for the vote of confidence. <3