Blogspiration #5

Blogspiration is a new meme hosted jointly by GrowingUp YA and saz101.  It is meant to, according to these lovely bloggers, “help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike.”  I don’t know about you, but I am often in need of inspiration and motivation, and I think this hop just may do that.

The rules from our hosts are:

  • Blogspiration posts will go live on Sunday. While you don’t have to post on Sunday, you have one week to drop by and share your links.
  • Go check out the participating blogs! Feel free to comment/follow
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN with it!!

I’ve had to say this to myself quite a few times lately –>
As I return to blogging and get back into the swing of things, I have to remind myself that I don’t have to read what everyone else is reading at the same time they’re reading it (or ever, really). Yes, it’s nice to be able to read and review the new releases in the YA world as they release, but realistically – it’s just not going to happen anymore. Geekling takes up so much of my time and energy that I’m lucky to read a book a week, whereas I used to read 4 or 5 a week. Writing a review takes away time that I could be playing with him – or doing laundry, vacuuming, yada yada yada. It’s a delicate balancing act.That said, I’m SO excited to be able to focus on the blog again and I have every intention of not disappearing again. I just have to not stress it if I’m not first in line at the bookstore to snap up new books on release day! :)SO! I hope that you keep in mind that you don’t have to be sheeplike, either. Dance to your own tune. March to the beat of your own drum. Do what pleases YOU most, not what others expect and/or demand.  It’s ok to be different, it’s ok to be the odd one out.  In fact, it’s a dang GOOD thing to stand out from the crowd.

Lovelove,

 

Comments

  1. Haha Ree you rock!! 🙂 I totally agree! And it’s funny couse I was actually thinking about it – the same exact thing as you! I don’t need to read all the new releases like everyone else! If I want to read it, that’s ok, but if I want to read something else, then screw it, I will read it 🙂 And if everyone’s has all these awesome review around their blogs, and I don’t, well, who cares 😛 lol. Yeah, actually I was thinking about it yesterday, that I should write some reviews, and then I tought about the books I’ve read in the past week and figured I don’t know what to say about those books without spoilers – which is why I don’t review much. Ok, I’ll stop now 😛 😛 Thanks so much for sharing this and remind me myself of this! 🙂 🙂

  2. I really love the quote and what you wrote to accompany it! I feel like I’ve been experiencing stress so much in my daily life, so this came at just the right time. I have to do things in my own time… unless, of course, they’re required. Haha!

    I feel the same towards blogging. Admittedly I’m new to the whole thing, but sometimes I feel like there’s an undercurrent of competition when it comes to reading and reviewing and previewing things… Then again, it could just be everyone’s excitement! (; Take your time. Do what you need to do. And, yes, try NOT to stress yourself out. That’s the last thing you need!

    Have a good Sunday!

  3. Oh, what a wonderful post! I’ve always lived by this in my own life. It took a while to get to this in my blogging, though. I was under pressure to review every book that was sent to me by release date, and it’s just not possible. Now I’ve learned to say no to the books I don’t want to review, and only read the books I want to read when I want to. As long as I send links over when I do review, publishers are happy. And it’s better for my blog too. It’s better to have different content when everyone else has all the same reviews out at the same time.

  4. “Dance to your own tune. March to the beat of your own drum. Do what pleases YOU most, not what others expect and/or demand. It’s ok to be different, it’s ok to be the odd one out. In fact, it’s a dang GOOD thing to stand out from the crowd.”

    OMG! YES!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This totally made my day.

    I need to remind myself of this sometimes, too! Sometimes it’s hard, but at the end of the day you have to do things for yourself.

    I LOVE IT, Ree!! 😀

  5. Awesomeness! I really love this! I often find myself standing apart from everyone else. Either I surround myself with those that have no interests in what I do, or I find myself interested in those that have different interests than what I do.

  6. Ree, I LOVED this like I can’t even explain! I want to print it out and stick it on my wall… but more than that, the story you’ve shared about it. Geekling comes first, as he should… and the pressure to be reading new releases and all? I LOVE reading, and I LOVE blogging, but sometimes blogging makes it seem like work, and I lose sight of the joy of it? I’d prefer to read 1 book every week and a half, than 5 in a week, and it feel like a job. THank you for sharing this! SO TRUE! ♥

  7. Love this saying. I never stress about getting the first review out of a new book. Book blogging should be fun not stressful. Take your time because you have a wonderful blog no matter what. 🙂