Why I’ve decided to stop blogging…


A few years ago, an online friend and I decided to give book blogging a go. We thought it would be fun. (it was)

Fast forward 5 years. Here am I still blogging, but not enjoying it anymore. I find myself putting off doing my scheduled posts. I struggle to explain how a book makes me feel, without saying the same thing that I have said in other recent reviews.

To put it bluntly, it has become a chore.

I guess that from the outside looking in, you might ask yourself what could be so hard about blogging? After all, I get free books, and just have to let people know what I thought.

And yet…

At one point, I was doing 3 or 4 posts a day. Blitzes. New releases. Cover reveals. Reviews. My job changed. I had less free time. I concentrated solely on reviews.

But I was still posting most days. I was reviewing in excess of 200 books a year. The joy went out of it?.

Over dramatic? Maybe. But if you also have issues with depression (thankfully, mild and helped by medication) you have to make decision which make you feel better.

And so, it is with sadness, and also some relief, that I have decided to stop blogging. I am still on review teams for authors. I will continue with those. I will also honour all review tours I have already committed to. But after April? I’m done.

I may come back. Never say never, right? But until then, I’d like to say now, thank you for your comments and likes and support.