Let’s try this again
Remember when I used to blog regularly – joining weekly memes, online events, IRL events, and even hosting my own events? HA HA me neither. It was so long ago, it almost seems like it was a different person.
For about 4 years I was consistent with blogging: sharing my thoughts with the online bookish world, spending hours visiting other blogs, and even more hours reading reading reading. Until suddenly, I wasn’t. I don’t know exactly what happened, but it wasn’t a conscious decision. Life got busy, un-reviewed books piled up, and blogging became this all consuming thing to which I no longer felt I could give proper attention. So, without any fanfare or explanation, I just disappeared.
2 years later, I now realize that I miss writing my thoughts on books. Without writing reviews, I can’t even remember what most of the books I’ve read in the last 2 years were about. And I’m not even reading nearly as much as I was during the Blogging Years. And I miss my bookish community. I think I took the little community I had wormed my way into for granted. I looked at Big Popular Bloggers and their legions of followers and knew I was never going to be that influential. But I know now that that’s okay. It’s going to be a humbling experience, coming back and writing into the void, but I’m looking at this as writing more for my own benefit, as my own record of what I’ve read.
I don’t have any grand, lofty plans about how this time I’m going to Make It Work. I’m just going to take it one post at a time and see where it leads.
With that, time to work on my first book review in two years *gulp*