For the past year or so, I’ve fallen out of love with blogging and seen it as more as a nuisance than something I used to be able to enjoy, and that made me really sad. I used to love coming up with new posts and talking about the thing I love most in the world but every day when I’d think to myself “oh, I have to post something today,” I could tell that it was something I really did not want to do. It didn’t become fun for me anymore. So you’re probably wondering why I’m coming back now.
Well, there’s a simple answer to that question but one that is also a relatively layered answer. The truth is, even though I’ve studied the field of publishing and gotten my certificate in it and completed an amazing internship, it is insanely hard to find a job in this field and it frustrates me a lot. So on one hand, I have a lot of time on my hands and while I toyed with the idea of getting the blog back up for many months now, I kept putting it off because of “what if I get the job and then I wouldn’t have time for a blog anymore?” Clearly, nothing went my way.
But the other reason is that while I know what I want to do, and know where my skills really shine, those jobs don’t exist or at least are never formally hired, for lack of a better phrase. And that got me to thinking: if I can’t get hired for what I know I can do, why not just do it myself? Sure, I don’t have the kind of power and resources that The Big Five have at their disposal, but I can still put my skills to good use.
Which brings us to today and what I’m unveiling, creating, exploring, what have you. I want my “new” blog to be different. I want to move away from the things that made me unhappy, the things that I was forcing myself to do in order to get clicks and likes and followers, and I want to do what truly makes me happy and actually make an impact. Don’t panic, I’ll still be posting book reviews because I’ll never stop voicing my opinions about books, but I’ll also be voicing my opinions about a lot of other things that go beyond reviews. Now, I don’t expect things to blow up immediately (because that’s just not realistic) though I really do have big hopes for this, but I at least want to try. So, all I’m asking right now is that you stick around, give me a chance, and let me try.