I’m going to be honest. I’m feeling a little blasé about blogging. Which, as a general lack of posts might indicate, is a complete understatement.
Ashley abandoned ship a while ago. I tried to hold on, but these days I would rather watch Gilmore Girls back-to-back in anticipation of the revival coming soon than blog. (Historically, Team Jess, but now maybe Logan? I guess age will do that? How do I cope with this shift in identity?) And at that, the idea of an in-depth feature on the Gilmores is more enticing to me than reviewing books as I have been for the past two years.
Oh that. A two year blogiversary rolled around and I had no energy to even give myself a small party for committing to something for that long. Because honestly, Top Ten Tuesday posts every once in a while is as fulfilling a relationship as friends with benefits in a romcom. You tell yourself it is what you want, but meh, it’s better to be all in. And everyone around you is saying, no shit.
We started this blog because a writing class told us to. The advice was, if you are trying to publish a book, its good to have a following. Well, fast forward two years and I neither have a finished book, nor amassed thousands of followers. I’m not in it for the numbers game though. When I was posting a lot, I actually really enjoyed it. And I’m sure I could enjoy it again. Just not in the same way.
I’m thinking of something new.
First and foremost a name change. Lovely Literature has never really fit me, personally. I didn’t put up any resistance to it in the beginning, but I don’t think my writing style — or reading preference — really falls into that category. I’m not entirely versed on how to change my domain name, but I know I want to in order to keep going with blogging.
And my posts would change too. I don’t care to review books, but discuss them. That’s what I enjoy about reading other people’s reviews — the opportunity to talk about books and what we each got out of them. The distinction between reviewing and discussing might not seem that grand, but it’s a shift I’d like to make. And hell, I would talk about more than books on this new blog, and maybe try experimenting with a few different formats and styles. I need to push myself when it comes to my writing, because I’ve become LAZY.
Overall, I’m just unsure and unsatisfied. That’s the summation of your late 20s though. I know I want more, but I’m not sure what yet. I’m getting there though. And I won’t give up. I miss reading all your smart stuff and participating. I just need to get my shit together.