This is the question that I have been asked the most, by my fellow blogger friends and online followers: Where are you???
I know….I should have checked in. Reading is my passion and blogging is a natural extension of what I love. However, my teenage sons are quite adamant that I keep their personal lives away from my blog and social media. Although, I do post little snippets of them on FB ;)
So, how do I balance maintaining their privacy and keeping my blog relevant to what my life encompasses, besides books?
I’ve thought of having more book giveaways, as a thank you to all of you for following my humble, small blog. I’ve also thought of having a “Topic” day post throughout the week, but I don’t want my first love to become second: blogging before books.
I’ve even thought of just following some of the great blogs I follow and piggy backing off their topic days, too.
On top of what to do with my blog, it is quite difficult managing all the different social media platforms, supporting my fellow bloggers and authors I love, being relevant, and promoting books that I love! I realize I can’t do it all, and mind you-this is a “hobby blog”, meaning I don’t get paid and I certainly don’t receive revenues on any links or ads.
I primarily cross-post on Twitter and FB, but do use Pinterest, Bloglovin’, Google+, etc. However, many of those have taken a back seat. I just can’t manage that all, with the amount of time I have.
BUT- I LOVE BOOKS!! The reason why I created this blog was because I wanted a place to share great books with readers, and connect authors with readers. I love and follow many blogs, have met wonderful bloggers (who have become great friends), and I enjoy reading about their daily adventures, their non-bookish topics, and anything else they want to share: especially giveaways! I’m a follower of blogs, just like you!! Yes, I love free books, too!!
So, I have decided to keep this blog as I first intended: book reviews, books listed by genres (on my side bar) so that readers can click on a genre they love and choose their next great read, and continue to promote authors and their work.
I’ll leave all the other great topics and ideas to my fellow bloggers, who are already doing a great job! One more blogger doing the same or choosing not to, won’t alter the universe, won’t make my blog any less relevant, and all will be okay!
To give you a huge thanks for following my little blog, I am offering a book giveaway! Thanks for understanding that when I’m not posting a book review, giveaway, or author/book promotion, it’s because I’m just being a mom of 3 and taking care of my household. You can follow me on Twitter or FB to see some of my family pics and read some of my crazy comments and posts that are not always book related, or my FB page, where I love to post free Nook books-because let’s face it…Kindle and Amazon get lots of attention already!
Just know…even when I’m not visible on my blog, I am still reading!
Simply enter your name, email address, and answer this question:
What’s one non-book thing you enjoy doing?
Giveaway ends: June 20, 2014.
One random winner will be selected.
US & Canada entries accepted.