A Much Needed Break

October 31, 2013 Bonnie Announcements 20 Comments

I’ve been debating with myself over whether or not I really wanted to do this for about a week now. Whether or not I want to do this, I finally decided that I needed to do this.Β For those of you that are concerned as to the whys, there are a few reasons:

My life is constantly busy and posting daily has become trying for me lately and I’ve been considering cutting back on posts for a while now. I have a full-time job and four step-children so life is forever hectic but a wrench got thrown in the metaphorical spokes of life for me recently. I’m going through some (to put it plainly) life changing shit (and not the good kind) and I lack the mental capacity to deal with anything more at the moment. I’ve been reading very little because of it so I haven’t had any reviews to post. At this point I would hazard a guess that any review I write would be complete crap anyways so I’ve just decided to spare you all that torture.

Second, I’m still dealing with my transition to WordPress. I’m slowly working on updating my past reviews so that they look all nice and pretty and it’s taking a lot more time than I had anticipated. I suppose I could leave them as is and say fuck it, but using the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin means if I don’t update them they aren’t added to my indexing system so it needs to be done.

I don’t know how long my blog will remain post-less but I hope it won’t be for long. I hope to get things back on track in my life, to rediscover my love of reading, to have some solid reviews to post when I come back and finish getting my posts all updated. I’ll likely be absent on Twitter and on my commenting in the blogs but don’t think I’ve forgotten you all.

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20 Responses to “A Much Needed Break”

  1. Rory

    I hope everything will be okay. If you ever need someone to talk/email to that’s totally outside of the situation and doesn’t judge, I’m around. I’ve been through my fair share of life changing shit, both of my creation and of everyone else’s. So good luck getting everything sorted and I’ll keep checking in on you – you were one of my first blog-ish friends!
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  2. Wendy Darling

    Bonnie. I’m so sorry that you’re going through a rough patch–nearly every time I’ve seen a tweet from you lately I’ve felt so bad.

    Taking a break is completely understandable–you need to take care of you first. We’ll all be here when you get back! I hope you will still be around on Twitter, though, because I will miss talking to you if not. BUT totally get it if you decide to take a complete break, too.

    But really, don’t feel bad about not posting daily when you do resume, either. I admire people who do that so much, but even with four writers for our blog, we rarely ever reach 5 posts a week. I think if people are interested in what you have to say, they’ll be there.

    Anyway, so much love to you. I’m here if you ever want to vent–I went through some pretty serious traumas in the last few years (totally non-blogging related, although that drama didn’t help), so my ear is full of sympathy. <3 Let me know if you need anything, and take care of yourself.
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    • Bonnie

      Thanks, Wendy. I don’t mean to worry everybody but yeah.. things haven’t been the best. Going through some relationship hardships so I need to focus attention on that (and me).

      Ha. Yeah daily posting was turning it too much into a job and just wasn’t working. Even with weekly memes I was still having to come up with 3 reviews a week and just thinking about it makes my head spin. Can’t do that to myself anymore.

      Thanks though. For everything.
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  3. Lauren

    I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through some life changes that are stressful, and I wish you all the best as you work through them. Sometimes a break from your routine is just the thing you need, and I hope yours gives you the perspective and renewal of enthusiasm you need right now. I’ll be thrilled to see posts from you again when you return, but of course there is no rush and I know you need to take however much time you feel is right. I hope your break goes well, and my thoughts are with you!
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    • Bonnie

      Thanks so much Lauren. I’m really hoping for a new perspective, definitely. Blogging isn’t cake, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚ But it means a lot to me so I hope this gives me the chance to remember that.
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  4. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    Bonnie, I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through so much right now, but it sounds like you’re really thinking about what you need, which is great! I hope you rest up, take care of yourself, and come back to blogging when you’re ready! Thinking of you, and wishing you a good and peaceful break!

    Lisa
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  5. Ellis

    Bonnie, I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through a rough time πŸ™ Don’t worry about not posting for a while, especially if you feel it takes its toll on your mental health. Just take care of yourself. We’ll be here when you get back! *hugs*
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  6. Jasprit

    I’m so sorry to hear that things aren’t great for you right now Bonnie, hopefully the break will get you back on track and back in the mood for reading again. You definitely deserve a break! Look forward to seeing you back soon!
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  7. Giselle

    A break is always good for a reset of the brainz! >.< Gah I still haven't fixed much of my old posts from my move to WP. Haha. I just don't really care all that much I guess. People rarely read super old posts and if they do I suppose they'll figure something happened to make it look wonky πŸ˜€ Have fun on your break, doll!
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