Hi guys! I hope the new year has been good to you so far, because it has been for me. Since it’s only the second day I probably shouldn’t judge, but I just have hope this will be a good year! 🙂
Anyway, I’m writing this to tell you about a fairly big change I’m making this year, regarding Heir of Glitter. I don’t plan on stopping it or anything, but for the past week or so I’ve been thinking about something.
I thought of it but disregarded the idea, and then it came back. It hasn’t left, and so I explored the idea a bit more. Turns out it’s logical, so I’m going to go through with it.
You’re probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about, and why I’m dragging it out so long. 😛
So, the change is:
I will no longer be posting reviews on this blog.
I know that for a lot of us, reviews are the key feature on our blogs and possibly the reason we started blogging. It’s been almost 18 months, so personally I can’t say for sure, but my reasons were probably similar.
Now, for the explanation. Reviews are the hardest and most time-consuming posts to write, and I’m sure many will agree. They also get the least amount of views and comments. I don’t care about numbers, and I doubt I ever will. But if reviews don’t get a lot of attention, why post them? I love sharing my thoughts with you guys, but blog posts in general take time — taking pictures, making graphics, writing the post itself. And as a high school student, sometimes time isn’t on my side. If you’ve been following for a while, you know there have been times where I’ll disappear for a week, or only post reviews for a certain period of time. It wasn’t because I wanted to, just that my honors classes were brutal with homework or I had a lot of studying to do. I would be lucky to read those nights, so writing a post just wouldn’t happen.
There’s also a sort of pressure, for me at least, to write reviews immediately. I always forget to take notes while I read, and I want to include my immediate thoughts on a book so I don’t forget when I start a new one. Even if I did take notes, I would still want to get my review up as soon as possible so I don’t accidentally forget or end up with eight reviews to write.
I don’t anticipate having a bunch of free time over the next few months, especially as I get into second semester. I’m in advanced classes and plan to be when the next fall semester starts as well. Of course, summer and school breaks are an exception, but I’d rather use my time in ways other than writing reviews. I have a ton of other post ideas that I hope to bring this month and in later months, and I actually think this change will give me more freedom. If I don’t have reviews to write, I can devote time to other, more fun posts. I’ll probably do a set of mini reviews at the end of each month to go along with my wrap up, but not much more. And I’ll still review books, just on other platforms. 🙂
I hope you guys understand why I’m doing this, and don’t mind. My goal for this year is to post 2-3 times per week and not disappear, and I think this will help me achieve that. It was going to be effective yesterday, but I wanted to post my review of The Winner’s Kiss so I’d have all three reviewed here. So today I’m officially making this change, and 2017 will be the year Heir of Glitter has no reviews. 🙂
That’s all I have for this post! I’m off to draft a couple more, have a photo-shoot, and continue reading As Red As Blood. 😉
Until next time…