Taking a Blog Hiatus…sort of? {Blog Discussion}

Hello everyone, on the eve of the new year that is 2021 I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my blog, reading, reviewing, basically a lot. For months I’ve been dreading making this post because 24hr.YABookBlog has been place where I’ve seen myself grow as a reader, writer, content creator, and as a person. But in the rush to keep up with new blog posts, reviewing, posting weekly content, I especially found myself being burned out during 2020. With other life priorities I see how that was reflected in my blog posts, although I’m so proud of the content I created in the past year, it’s important for me to take time for myself too.

In my 5 years as a blogger I’ve NEVER taken an official hiatus, but there’s moments like now where it’s important to remember that occasional breaks are necessary. Although I feel like with a more free schedule in 2021 I’ll definitely be reading more, I also care about bringing the best blog content I can to all of you. This means I need to take that time to find out what I’m missing and where to go from here.

At most I think I’ll take the month of January off (although I’ll be reviewing and posting still…sort of? It’s complicated). There’s other blogs and spaces where I’ve been eager to get back to creating for too and this will give me more time to reflect on my content here, like The Booked Shelf and another awesome space I’ll talk about more once I’m back! I’m also planning to catch up on lots of books in January 2021 so I’ll still be posting reviews here, I just think it’ll just be more sporadic for a couple weeks (I’ll probably make them very brief for the time being, but again not too sure yet).

My goal is to improve my reviewing, discussions, and writing in general. I’ve been caught in a routine that I’ve noticed when it comes to my book reviews and it’s important for me to change it up a bit. This means I’ll try to blog hop more and get inspired by fellow bloggers by reading more posts.

Without a doubt though, I’ll be back to posting more regularly by the end of January.

There’s many books I’d love to catch up on and lots of fun bookish lists, discussions, and content in general I’m feeling inspired to post on the blog, but I know I’ll need a bit of time to find that spark again.

I’ve also felt a frustration (as I’m sure many can relate) with wanting to post and stay active within the community, while reading ALL the books and posting consistently. Also getting a bit more personal with my blogging journey in 2020, this year especially has reminded me that while its amazing to see other bookish creators posting more varied content (book news, certain discussions/content, etc.), there’s a feeling of erasure or fear that others are “copying” you without proper credit. Maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but I’ve really felt that way this year and I want to work harder to establish myself and content, because I put a lot of heart into it and don’t want my work to go overlooked.

As with each year, I want to find my writing voice and convey more of a style into what I blog about. That’s something I try to get better at with each review and hopefully my blogging hiatus will help with that.

There’s a lot more I’m excited for in the new year and I think I’ll leave it here for now. But now some QUESTIONS for all of my wonderful fellow bloggers, readers, and followers of my blog: What is it you enjoy about my content? Is there anything you’d like to see more of? If there’s a specific review or post of mine you loved reading, which is it? All of your amazing thoughts would really help me feel motivated, inspired, and eager to reinvent myself as a creator during my hiatus. [*Still planning to create a 2020 wrap-up of sorts too, so keep an eye out for that as well šŸ’•]

Lots of fun bookish content is coming and I’m so excited to share it with all of you! See you all again very soon in 2021! šŸ˜šŸŽ‰šŸ“š

4 thoughts on “Taking a Blog Hiatus…sort of? {Blog Discussion}

  1. I totally understand your hiatus; everyone needs and deserves a break from time to time, and you’re certainly overdue for one! I really enjoy your book reviews, and I like seeing your discussion posts and list posts — basically everything lol. Your style of blogging is very different than mine, and I find it refreshing and fun! I like your openness and willingness to be personal, like in your “Tracking Finances as a Book Blogger” post — I wish I had been able to find that kind of content as a newbie book blogger; I think it would have REALLY helped me avoid making some rash decisions. I hope you de-stress and rejuvenate yourself during your hiatus, and I’m very excited to see how things change upon your return.

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and kind words Jessica, I really appreciate it! I feel like I’ve been kind of stuck in a cycle when it comes to my writing, but knowing someone appreciates my style truly means alot! šŸ˜­šŸ’— I’m so glad you liked the Finances post, I’d been planning it for a while and was struggling, I just never felt like what I was writing would be all that useful, but it means a lot that you enjoyed it. I’d love to create more helpful discussion posts in the future and if you have any recommendations, please let me know.šŸ’•šŸ’•

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