Yesterday, April 4th, was my 1st blogiversary. It’s hard to believe that a blog I started so I could participate in a read-a-thon has turned into a blog that has so much more than read-a-thon updates. I really had no plan. All I knew was that I wanted a way, other than Goodreads or Facebook, to get socially involved in an activity that, up to that point, had been a solo venture. However, someone read one of my updates and was interested in what I had to say about a book I was reading. In the spirit of socializing, I wrote a review for that book, and then I realized how much I enjoyed writing about what I had read.
After that, I started learning more about the book blogging community, as well as how to improve my blog. I liked the idea that people were reading what I had to say. I was also a little surprised. There are so many book blogs out there to choose from, so I’m grateful for every single one of my readers, and I want to continue giving you what you come here to see. I’m constantly thinking about or writing new content that I think most of you would be interested in, and that hasn’t been easy with all the day to day stuff I have to do outside of blogging.
Any of you who have read my “Monday’s Minutes” posts know that I’m a full-time student with only a couple semesters left to go before I graduate. Senior courses are the most difficult and matter the most when it comes to grad school, but they’re at a time when the average student just wants it all to be over with already. I’m not the average student, but I’m still ready to move on with my life. I want to be making real money again, and have a job that I’m happy about going to on most days, if not every day. I still want to go to grad school, but I need a couple years to breath before I take another plunge into the world of academia.
With all of that being said, I’m going to do the best I can to keep this blog going. The rest of this year is going to be tough. I’m taking courses over the Summer, looking for a part-time job to get me through to graduation, and I’ll be spending the Fall semester looking for a full-time job for after I graduate. However, no matter how busy I get, I will write and publish at least one post every week, even if it’s just to check in with all of you and tell you how swamped I am, and I had no time to read, and OMG I’m going insane. I hope it won’t ever get that bad.
To help me keep this blog filled with content you want, I’m working on a survey that will hopefully be up within the next week, and I’m open to any ideas or suggestions you have. Feel free to comment below, or send me a message through the Contact the Reading Wench page.