Click on the banner to find my new blog~ Yes, I’m moving to Tumblr.
I’m back to say goodbye. Somewhat. :P
I’m not quite good at putting my feelings into words. I’m not really sure how to do this either. But I think that it’s a much needed change. I’m letting go of Always Lost in Books.
I’ve been around the book blogger community for about a year and I’ve learned so much, and I’ve met so many awesome people. I’ve made friends and acquaintances. It has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. And I feel like somewhere along the line, I have lost a part of myself. Book blogging suddenly had a lot of down moments because I’ve pressured myself too much to keep up with everything and everyone. But that’s me. Not really.
I don’t really care about all the fame and popularity. I don’t really care about being up-to-date or having all the popular book titles or whatnot. I don’t like dabbling into the politics of the book blogging community. Yes, there’s a lot of awesomeness in it, but there’s a lot of not so good moments.
In all honesty, I owe a lot of myself to a lot of book bloggers, authors, and publishers. I’ve learned so much, and I’d like to think that I’ve grown too and have become a little wiser. I am truly grateful to everyone I’ve met and talked or worked with. And I’m not breaking these connections.
What I really need is to put myself in perspective. I don’t want to read anymore unedited ARCs. I don’t want to write so many long reviews focusing on what I think people want to read about. I don’t want to do what people expect of a book blog. I don’t want to promote books I barely care about because I unknowingly signed up for a tour or received a review copy.
Last year, I was able to read more than 250 books and I felt all happy and high from all the books I’ve read. But this year, I’ve felt the weight of reviews and review copies on my shoulders. There are days when I don’t even want to read. It’s certainly not healthy. Especially those times trying to get daily posts out. I don’t want to do that anymore. I just want to go with the flow. I want to talk about books that I love and care about. I want my blog to be about me.
I want to explore possibilities in life. And instead of freeing me, Always Lost in Books has suddenly felt like a cage. And I think I need to let it go. I will forever appreciate the people who cared about me and my blog. This isn’t really a goodbye. This is just an end to a chapter and it’s time to move on to the next one. Or maybe this is the end of a book, and it’s time to write the sequel. I don’t know if it will be better, but it surely feels right to me.
I have revamped my old blog on Tumblr, which I’ve owned since 2011, and I’ll be using that from now on. I will be having a huge giveaway next month to celebrate my birthday, my one year in the book blogging community, and my move to the new site. And if you’re still interested about my reviews, you can find those on my Goodreads account. Please search for my new blog on Bloglovin too!
Again, thank you to everyone.
See you around or goodbye.
P.S. If you’re on Tumblr, follow me and I will follow you back. ;)