Saturday, December 17, 2022

Time To Face The Facts

When I had my son in February, I thought I'd have a hard time for a couple months maintaining the blog, but it didn't really even occur to me that I wouldn't be able to get through such a period fairly easily. I'd followed other book bloggers through becoming mothers, several others were mothers already when I found them. Clearly book blogging and parenting weren't mutually exclusive for them, why would they be for me?

Well, he's ten months old now can see for yourselves the state of things around here. I tried to keep up with at least bi-monthly summary posting but even that's falling off now. I totally blanked on doing my Year in Review post at all this year on my birthday! And if I'm really honest with myself, it's simply not a priority anymore. I'm not at the same spot in my life that I was when I started this blog in 2015. If I find myself with free time, I've got a bunch of things I need to be doing, and if it's time where I get to do what I want, I'd rather be actually reading than writing about reading. I batted around the idea of just going on an indefinite hiatus, but I came up with another idea instead.

I've migrated everything that's been here to a new space: A Portable Magic. When the mood strikes me, I'll write about books. I may also write about parenting, or travel, or whatever else feels right at the time. I'm not intending to hold myself to any sort of schedule. As this blog itself is hosted through Blogspot and my only expense for it is the domain name, I intend to keep it up for a while. Thank you so much for reading here and leaving comments, having conversations with internet strangers about books has been such incredible fun over the years! If you're inclined, I hope I see you again over at my new spot. Either way, happy reading!