Sunday, January 12, 2014

The State of the Stacks - Blogging Vacation Edition

I've been trying to write my "Year In Review" post for about 10 days now, and each time I sit down at the computer I get stuck. It's not that I don't want to talk about the fantastic books I've read - because I do! I just, for some reason, don't have the motivation to write about them on this platform right now.

I started this blog in May of 2008 - that means I've been writing, fairly regularly, for almost 6 years. My life has changed A LOT since then - new house, 2 kids, busier work environment and additional responsibilities - and keeping up here has become more and more of a challenge. I love the community of bloggers I have come to know, but because of the constraints of my life I feel like I barely have time to keep up with them.

So I think I'm going to take a bit of a "vacation" - a little time off to rest, catch up with the bloggers I love to read, and re-evaluate what part blogging should play in my life. Hopefully, this means you will see me more often at YOUR blog, because I will actually have time to read and comment! I will still depend on you all for book recommendations, and I will let you know when I read something you've suggested.

I don't know how long my "vacation" will last - I don't feel ready to abandon this place forever, but it seems like it's time for a sabbatical of sorts. Until my next post, keep reading, and I'll see you around the blog-o-sphere!