My blog has gone through a lot of changes, appearance-wise, since I started back in 2014. My graphics were very… juvenile?… for a long time. I still have an addiction to using too many fonts in them, but I think I’ve cleaned things up a little bit 🙂 I’ve always focused this blog on books. I’ve done a few more personal posts within the last year or so, but the majority has been book-related: reviews, discussions, memes, wrap-ups… all about the books. I still plan on being bookish, obviously, so don’t worry. I talked about this a little bit in my “coming up for Bookmark Lit in 2017” post but hope to expand on it even more right now. I planned to…
✔️ Consolidate backlist reviews into round-up posts
✔️ Give ARC reviews solo treatment, for the most part
✖️ Post 4 times per week (sometimes more or less is okay)
✔️ Revamp memes and other features (add, delete, or continue)
✔️ More personal posts and ~lifestyle things~
I’ve done a decent job of these things but still feel burnt out when it comes to talking about book-related things all the time. I love reading and it’ll always be a huge priority for me – and the main focus of this blog – but I don’t have as many discussions as I’d like anymore.
Instead of spending 90% of my posts on bookish things, you can expect to see more like 75%-80% starting soon. As you can tell, the vast majority of things will still be bookish. I toyed with the idea of changing my blog name and doing a whole new shebang, but I want to take things slow. I don’t envision this space as ever being a lifestyle blog, but I’d love to post about clothes, food, makeup, and other more personal things as time goes on. My book reviews will still be here and I’ll have a lot of my usual stuff too.
I changed my blog header to reflect my small shift in focus, so don’t be surprised when you see things like “10 of my favorite recipes right now” or “TV shows I plan to watch this fall.” I’ve already done those kinds of posts in the past, so it’s nothing new, but they may be here MORE. For fun, check out how my blog headers have evolved over the years too, below!
Blog Header Evolution