Now that I’m done with grad school, I’ve had the time to take a step back and reevaluate my blog a little bit. I’ve tried to implement some changes over the past several months, but it’s still not quite where I want it to be. I want to produce more quality content, and more content that I care about, rather than just simply getting posts up. I think it might take some time to find a good balance, but it’s something I really want to work on this year. I’m also starting to look for a full-time job, so I don’t know what I’ll have time for, and this blog might be in flux for a bit.
One of the main things I want to do is write more discussion posts. Part of the reason I find myself shying away is simply because doing them well takes a bit more time an effort than say, a book tag. But I do want to write more impactful posts, because, ultimately, those mean more to me. That might mean posting fewer days a week, but I’m okay with that. I’ve already starting brainstorming some ideas that I’m excited about, and am planning on spending a few of my days off writing some great discussion posts I hope you will enjoy engaging with.
There are some posts I’ve realized I don’t enjoy writing – like book hauls – and I don’t want to make this blog feel like a chore, because it’s one of the things I absolutely love doing. I want to keep this blog something I look forward to working on, and eliminate as much of the tedious work as I can. I’m not sure exactly what this will entail, but it’s something I will be working on.
I also want to try and review more books, specifically diverse books. I’m focusing on diverse reading as much as possible this year, and I want to make that a priority on my blog as well, because I do think it’s really important.
Finally, I want to be much better about keeping up with other book blogs! I have been kind of terrible with this lately, and I feel kind of guilty about it (even though I doubt very many people noticed. But, not only do I get great ideas from other blogs, I do enjoy reading other’s writing, and I want to be an active member of the blogging community, because that’s something I love.
Because this blog wouldn’t be very much without all of you, I want to hear your thoughts. Is there anything you’d like to see more (or less) of? Any topics you want to see me write about? Or are there any posts you want to see me approach differently (i.e. longer book reviews, more info in the weekly wrap ups, etc.)? Let me know in the comments! I also want to know what posts on this blog are your favorites, because if there’s something you like, I want to make sure I keep doing it!
Thanks for reading and thank you in advance for your feedback – I really do value it! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week!