Last year I blogged 104 times. That's about every four days, though not on a strictly consistent basis. Still, not bad.
But here's what happens: I work, too. I research books, write books, rewrite books, go over copyedits and galleys, schedule appearances, put together presentations for schools and lit festivals and author events. I also do freelance editing for book publishers if I have some extra time. So the pressure of blogging all those books I read, or keeping up a blog series, or what have you, gets to be a distraction.
I'm not kvetching about the job. I have a good job, and I love it. But it's always hard to see where blogging should fit in, especially considering that very few people (let's be honest) seek this blog out and read it.
In 2015, I'm taking it easy. I'm not promising to blog every book I read. Instead, I'm going to try to do this:
- report on what's going on with me--news, events
- post the occasional list of writerly links
- call your attention to fabulous works of children's lit
- host the occasional giveaway
- keep you updated on all the fun to come re. the release of The Wand & the Sea
And, I imagine, you'd rather spend your time reading them, instead of this.
image: "Hallwylska museet-3" by Pelle Sten--Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.