I’ve written this post before.

To quote myself in my January 2020 post “I Took a Break from Blogging – Here’s Why”:

In the early months of 2018, I decided to create my own blog. I’d been blogging with Slutty Girl Problems for years, and loved writing and editing for someone else’s website. I decided I wanted to give things a whirl myself. For the past year or so, I’d been uploading pictures to my bookstagram account, @bitchbookshelf, and so BitchBookshelf.com was formed.

In that post, I chronicled the mistakes I’d made in my early days as a book blogger. To be honest, I still would consider these days my early days. I’m still learning so much about SEO, blogging, monetization, and just having fun with it. And that’s where the problem was for me during my most recent hiatus.

In 2020, with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, I had a ton of time on my hands. I was reading more and taking more time to write thoughtful blog posts. In 2021, with my return to work on location full time, I surprisingly ended up reading a lot more due to a work project. But constantly reading took away the time I previously was spending reviewing, and so I found myself unable to juggle book blogging with my manifold other hobbies and interests.

And that’s my problem. Blame it on my Virgo Rising – I turn every hobby and interest into a full time job. From my witchy TikTok posts to bookstagram to book blogging, I have to put a spin on things or I feel like I don’t dedicate enough time and energy to them.

You may have noticed that I have been active again in the past few weeks. Since December 27, 2021, I’ve been posting daily. That is because in the autumn of 2021, I began scheduling my posts ahead for months at a time. In fact, as of the day I wrote this post (December 1, 2021), I had posts conceptualized, if not fully written and scheduled, through March 2022.

I’m hoping that this new method of scheduling posts months in advance will keep me focused and able to update consistently throughout 2022. Thanks for sticking with me as I try out this new method and continue to turn my interests into small side hustles and creative projects.