Hi!

So I’ve kind of been neglecting this blog because somehow the last time I updated wordpress I broke stuff in the template and I haven’t been motivated to fix it.

In fact, I’ve been pretty unmotivated in the blogging/writing department all year. I think a lot of it has to do with just how much things have changed and I sort of don’t really know how to fit in. I feel like a lot of my friends have moved on to bigger and better things and I’m sort of in the same place I always was. And I’m not even gonna lie, a certain recent sale really grated. In fact, having to be quiet about so much stuff over the last couple of years has been hard.

And then today I was looking at graphics for something completely unrelated and I got to thinking about how much I want to update my blogger template and then I was chatting with a friend and I realized that I’d love to just give it a whole new look. Now suddenly I feel like I desperately need a new look to my blog and that it will help me ~leave behind the old and start new.

And all of this is really irrelevant to your lives, but it was a huge revelation to me. I don’t know why I’m always so slow to change.

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16 Responses to Hi!

  1. Jason Gignac says:

    Seeing B&B in my feed this morning made my whole day a little better :). Good luck finding your footing, let me know if I can help. Or if you need someone to talk to, friend.

  2. karyl says:

    Hang in there. Don’t be so hard on yourself. We all go through times where we have to pull away or don’t feel motivated. We all move at different speeds. I have a hunch that you should follow your hunch and work on the new look for your blog. I bet it will spark growth. Good luck!

  3. Nymeth says:

    *hugs* I know it’s absolutely none of my business, but I confess I have often wondered how certain blogging happenings made you feel. So: what Jason said. Also, I completely relate to the feeling of being sort of stuck and not really fitting in anymore and realising that everyone else has grown and changed and moved on to better things.

    • Amy says:

      It’s nice to be remembered actually. :)
      It is such a strange blogging world right now, but I’m glad you’re still around and hope you always are in some capacity. I can’t exactly see ever giving up my blog because I still like what I do but it’s definitley a lot lonelier with so many people gone are invested in other things.

  4. Word Lily says:

    So happy to see a post here! I really don’t know what to say without this comment turning into a huge, giant, pointless ramble. I can totally see how a new blog design would help, though! :)

    Actually, I kind of feel bad, because maybe I’m one of those people who, it looks like, is moving on to different things. But I don’t feel that way. I feel like my blog-floundering began before this baby did, and while, yes, that has been and will continue to take up portions of my time, I’m still feeling lost in the blog-world, regardless. Maybe that makes it easier for me to step away, when I have such a great excuse?

  5. Carrie K. says:

    I can understand the emotional struggle you’ve experienced over blogging. For a while there, I was really disappointed that all the “big” opportunities seem to happen to other people. But in the past year, I’ve come to an understanding with myself. I’m content with my little corner of the book blogosphere, and I love the bloggers who inhabit it. That is good enough for me. :)

    I have missed your posts here, but understand having a slump. Glad you’ve found some new inspiration!

  6. Heather says:

    I’m with Carrie – all the “big” stuff has happened to other people but to be honest I’m totally okay with that. I love reading and discussing what I read with others, but for me blogging has to stop there. Because I have a full-time job, a husband, responsibilities, etc., and I just do not have the time or the energy to make my blog anything but something I do for fun.

    I know you’ve been having quite the slump lately but every time I see you post something I feel happy :) So I hope you don’t completely stop ever. But I totally understand the feeling of being at a stand-still. I’m here if you ever want to chat.

    • Amy says:

      Yeah tbh what I learned by trying to do a business is that I can’t do this stuff for a business and still love it! Like I was just mentioning to Carrie, it’s just that the community I’ve known has changed and people have quit for various reasons and I feel a bit lost.

      Thanks for your kind words. :)

  7. Thomas says:

    Long time no see stranger. Missed you. I enjoy getting that notice that says there is a new B&B post.

    Thomas

  8. SuziQoregon says:

    What a nice surprise to open my Google Reader after vacation and see a post from you! I’ve always occupied a different little corner of the book blogging world than you have over the years, but I can still ‘get’ what you’re saying. As someone earlier mentioned I’ve wondered over the past few months how you were feeling about some of the goings on I observe from afar. Nevertheless I’ve missed your presence and the way you can make me think and reconsider perceptions with your posts.

    I really hope that revitalizing with a new look will give you the fresh take you need. Hope to see much more from you in the future.

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