I could totally spend 40 or more hours a week reading, blogging, and visiting other blogs. However, I have a full time job, a rambunctious toddler, and oh yeah, a husband whom I've neglected a bit since I've been blogging.
I'm the type of person who craves structure, so I have been attempting to review a specific type of book each weekday. For example, Mondays were nonfiction book days, Tuesdays were baby and toddler book days, etc., etc. For a little while, it worked, but over the past few weeks, I've found my structure to be personally stifling and a bit stressful. I'd see a picture book I'd like and have to wait until Wednesday to talk about it, or I wouldn't have a Young Adult or Middle Grade book to review on Thursdays, and I'd feel guilty about it. I also lost a bit of enthusiasm for blogging, which I think may have been a bit evident in my reviews. Add that stress to working all day, coming home and taking care of a child, and finding a bit of time for the ol hubby, and I'm downright pooped.
So, I'm going to try something new here that goes against my brain's desire for structure--I'm not going to have a structure! I feel liberated just saying that. So, what can you expect from me? Still lots of book reviews and recommendations, but I don't want to cage myself in by saying what I'm going to review each day. I probably won't have a review every day, but I'm committed to blogging regularly. I ultimately hope this will result in livelier, more energetic writing, reduce a bit of stress in my life, and help me refocus my energy a bit.
Have any of you had this issue? Any tips for dealing with it?