Thanks for being so patient while I have been through this difficult time.
I’ve been very conflicted about whether or not to return to blogging and not for the reasons you may think – I am still grieving, but that doesn’t mean I should stop blogging.
I’m not a particularly confident person in the first place, and just recently there’s been a lot in the blogging community about poor reviews and blogging just to get free books.
This is something I personally have worried about since I started blogging. Are my reviews any good? Do I come across as someone who’s only in it for the free books?
I don’t know if my reviews are good. Like I said, I’m not a very confident person to start with. I’m not called “The Quiet Geordie” for nothing! I’m also not particularly confident in my abilities, and it takes a lot for me to even think that people are interested in hearing what I say.
And on my other point – do I come across as someone who’s in it for the freebies? Well, I’m NOT in it for the freebies, but I do worry I sometimes do. If I have in the past it’s only because I couldn’t get over people actually offering me things – and an inability to say no!
I have a massive back list of things I agreed to review that I just haven’t got to. It’s one of the reasons I stopped doing reviews on Blog Tours (that and the worry that my reviews weren’t up to scratch).
So here I sat, wondering if I should come back to blogging. And then I came to a realisation.
It’s MY blog. MY rules.
So I will come back. When I am ready.
But I will come back with a completely different outlook – a clean sheet if you will.
Yes I still plan to work my way through my back list of books that are waiting for review. And I will still take part in Blog Tours – but only for certain writers.
I may not be the world’s best blogger. I probably will never win awards. I’ll never have the biggest following.
But I will do things my way.
And that, for me, is the best way I can.