Wednesday, July 8, 2020

On Hiatus

I've basically been on an informal hiatus, given my infrequent updates.

I'm really struggling with whether to continue this blog or not.

I love reading but find writing reviews a chore -- and haven't been able to find a way to write about the books I'm reading in a way that doesn't feel like a chore. Worse, I never read other blogs anymore and am really feeling the lack of connection. I'm so grateful for those who still swing by to comment and I'm really aware that I'm not reciprocating!

I'm also trying to figure out what my place is in the book blogging world, as a white, cishet woman. (Same with the historical fiction sphere, especially as romance and sci-fi/fantasy have their own reckoning.) (If there are anti-racist white bloggers out there interested in getting together to think about how to leverage our privilege for change and check ourselves, let me know!)

I've been back-and-forth-ing about whether to continue on social media; I feel like I have so little interaction with people on Twitter or Instagram, I'm again struck by the feeling that maybe shouting random stuff into the ether isn't quite what's needed.

If you're on social media, I'd love to connect so I can shift from shouting stuff to interacting more. I'm on Twitter, Instagram, and GoodReads the most.

I admit I'm feeling a little sad, especially as I just hit my 10 year anniversary here, but I think I want to be intentional about things rather than to just let something fizzle out. If you've done any bloggish rebooting or transformation, I'd love to hear about it. I'm always available at unabridgedchick at gmail.com.