GUESS WHAT? I’M BACK!

Posted July 18, 2017 by Nori in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments

HELLO THERE EVERYONE!!!

Guess what? It’s me, NORI! After 2 MONTHS, I AM FINALLY BACK!!!

(Being back makes me as happy as being surrounded by cute puppies 😉 )

Now, all jokes aside, I would like to give an explanation for why my blog suddenly went on hiatus. This past fall, I started a new chapter of my life…called college. While I knew that the bar was going to be raised compared to high school, I didn’t quite realize just how little free time I would have. Of course studying, studying, and more studying kept me busy, but that’s not all. I actually joined some clubs and organizations and that combined with my schoolwork gave me very little free time.

During my first semester at school, I read 7 books (and only 4 were for pleasure). During second semester, I read 6 books (and only 4 were for pleasure). Those numbers are absolutely atrocious, especially coming from a person who is used to reading over 100 books per year (and used to read 200-400 a year). With so little time to read, I’m sure you all can fill in the gaps and realize that I didn’t have any time to blog either. The summer before I started, I tried scheduling as many posts as possible, but eventually they ran out, and I never had time to write up new content.

However, thinking back to my first year at college, to be completely honest, I wouldn’t have done anything different. I absolutely love my school and I am happy with what I achieved during my first year.

So what does that mean for my blog in the future? Well, I’m certainly not ready to give up on it. My goal is to schedule as many posts as possible during the next month or so, which should *hopefully* give me enough material to run with until winter break, where I can replenish the blog with new posts again!

Alright, I think that’s enough from me– now I want to hear from YOU!

 

Do you have any tips for juggling blogging with work or school?

and

What type of content (aka what types of posts) would you like to see on my blog?

 

P.S. For those of you reading this post right now, thank you for sticking with me. It means the world to me to have the support of the book community, even when I’m not as active as normal. <3

P.P.S. If any of you (bloggers or authors) ever want to guest post on my blog, give me a shout! I’d love to feature you!

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9 responses to “GUESS WHAT? I’M BACK!

  1. Nori, I am so glad you are back!!! I am also glad that you took full advantage of your college experience by joining clubs and doing other activities. You readers will be here when you area able to do posts.

    I would love to see some posts about how bloggers can/should interact with authors and publishers. And also tips for how one can increase their readership.

    As for tips on juggling blogging and “real life”, I think it is important to set a schedule for posts, but then not beat yourself up if you miss a deadline (except for obligations for blog tours!). And be sure to read things that you are really excited about. If a book doesn’t grab you, DFN it, and move on.

    Again, I am excited to have you around again!

  2. Amy

    Eek, welcome back!!! I’m not in college yet so I can’t particularly say I’m in the same boat, but I’m still on the ocean and if all else fails, just try to schedule one post a week? To be honest, I think it’s much better to have a post a week for a month than four in one week and then none for three weeks. But I’m not very good at following my own rule so no pressure or anything! 😉

  3. Enjoy college! My college experience was so long ago, I’m can’t even remember if I would have had time to blog at the same time. I did write a lot of long letters–that’s how long ago it was; there was no email.

    I like Ardis’s suggestions both for what you could teach us about and for how to think about your scheduling.

  4. danielle hammelef

    I missed you! So happy to read today’s post that you are okay. I so enjoy your posts. I know that college is busy and also fun and I’m so happy you made college life and studies your priority.

  5. Bayy

    Waiting on Wednesday was so easy to schedule ahead of time. I’m actually all scheduled until 2018. Top Ten Tuesday was the same way. I’d sit down and do all of these memes, just these alone have like 35 scheduled posts on my blog. Good luck, Nori and I’m so glad you’re back

  6. Welcome back! Something I’ve learned the last three years of juggling school, work, and blogging is to plan your blog schedule at least three-four weeks in advance; then you can type up discussion and meme posts whenever you have a spare moment. I’m also trying to be better about reading (both fun and review books) rather than watching Netflix or scrolling through Tumblr. And I’ve given myself permission to only post 3-5 times a week (I used to religiously post 5-6 times a week). Just do whatever makes you feel happy, though, and it’ll come across in your posts! 🙂

  7. Tia

    It’s so great to have you back!! I’ve missed interacting with you on social media.

    I remember my first year of college…I barely read anything that wasn’t for school. Eventually you learn how to make time to read what you love because when you give it up, you’re not as happy. And college is definitely a time to be happy!

    I look forward to hearing more about your first year! As well as seeing more content from you 🙂

  8. Welcome back, Nori!

    I am so glad you’re enjoying college! I completely understand how a new chapter in life can be a little overwhelming, and I do hope you remember to take care of yourself too.

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