Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Blogging Break

[insert big ol' guilty puppy eyes here]

So, some of you may have noticed I've kinda vanished since the end of May. Turns out, right when I thought I was getting things under control, my life gets totally insane. So, regretfully, I'm going to be taking a little bit of a break.

Work is INSANE. If you have a local library that participates, then you know the Summer Reading Program has just started. Kids are out of school, and people are coming in just to get out of the heat. We're swamped, and we're down two staff positions. Not to mention, we're going a very fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants teen reading program. So, yeah. By the time I get home, even after my shorter days, I just want to pass out on the couch and snooze the afternoon away. 

I'm going to have to admit this is more work than I thought. When I started the blog, I was under the impression that this was easy peasy. And it's not. It's really hard work maintaining a blog, and it's a little draining. I've given up a couple of things I enjoy because I was so honed in on this site. I think I'll enjoy it more if I just take a step back, and still try to fit in all the things I love to do. Like being a total nerd and watching anime and playing video games. I think a more casual pace, and a casual vibe, will make me a much more responsible and enjoyable blogger.

Reading was starting to become work and not fun. But don't worry. This whole summer break thing? I'll still be reading and writing reviews, just not posting them here right now. That way, when I do come back, I'm going to have a MASSIVE stock pile of reviews I can pull from. Maybe that way, if I'm busy or overwhelmed, I won't feel it because I already have so many posts ready.

I'm also going to be spending this time thinking up my own special feature or two. Also, working on a new layout, and maybe even coming back with a new name once I settle on something I like. ;D

So I won't be gone entirely. I'll keep updating my Goodreads, reading my Google Reader, commenting, and trying to keep up with everyone on Twitter. I just need to step back for a little bit, and summer is definitely the perfect time to relax and take things slow.

So I'm going to be reading and writing, and coming back better than ever. <3

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