Today, I’m announcing a few changes that are very overdue…
Okay, dramatics aside, it’s nothing that serious. ? I’m just announcing a pretty big change to my blogging schedule!
For about a year now, I’ve been posting an average of 10-14 posts per week. Before last winter, I never double-posted, but it came about out of necessity, and I kept at it because my stats blew up overnight, which I thought = success!
The thing about “success” as a book blogger is that it looks different to everyone. One blogger might be prouder of a great month of views, while another blogger might be more keen to see their followers increase, and so on. My perception of success has definitely changed over the years, but as I’m coming up on almost three years of blogging, I’ve realized what matters most to me now is connecting with other bloggers — and double-posting makes that really difficult to do.
I posted a Twitter poll yesterday asking people how often they’d like to see me posting, and it opened up some great conversations, in which it was nearly unanimous that friends were having a hard time engaging with my content because it was simply too many posts and nobody has that much time for blog hopping!
(^ probably you guys when looking at my ridiculous over-posting lmao)
I also had a long, hard look at myself and realized that posting so much has been taxing on my mental health. I never have posts scheduled in advance, I’m frequently staying up past my bedtime to write out the next morning’s content, and seeing the lack of engagement has been really hurting my heart because, at the end of the day, I miss talking to you all! Needless to say, it was a pretty easy decision to make.
To trim down my schedule, I’ll be dropping the following weekly memes:
- The Sunday Post (I’ll be adding some of this info to my WWW posts and sort of “merging” the two memes)
- Stacking the Shelves (having these and a monthly haul post feels redundant, anyways)
- TBR Lows & Highs (I know — dropping my own meme, what?! But my heart isn’t in it anymore, so instead, I’ll do one monthly post showing the new TBR additions I’m most excited about!)
Here’s my (tentative) new schedule:
|TUESDAY||Top 10 Tuesday|
|WEDNESDAY||new WWW format|
|THURSDAY||reviews, discussions, occasional tags|
|SATURDAY||mini review round-ups (“Saturday Smalls”)|
Hopefully all of this also means you’ll start seeing more thorough reviews, more quality content, and more blog-hopping from me! I’m so ready to get back to my blogging roots and focus on what really matters instead of mindlessly churning out as much content as possible and burning myself out. I hope you’ll all agree with me that this is for the best. ♥
What do you think about my new schedule? Let me know in the comments!
— destiny ♥