BIG CHANGES!

Oh, hi. Remember me? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. It’s been a while…..

So yeah, 2020 has been a year. I’m still struggling with day to day life as we all adjust to this new normal. But can we ever really adjust? I guess we’ll find out! This whole situation has forced me to re-evaluate basically everything in my life. Our two businesses have been busier than ever!!! Which is a reallllllly good thing! The downside to that is that I’VE never been busier.

If you’re reading this and you’re a book blogger then you know just how much time goes into a blog. The writing and editing of posts, keeping up with comments…. it takes more time than people think! On top of that, I was hosting a weekly meme called Top 5 Tuesday where we could make lists of books based on different topics. Also, in order to keep up views, I was posting almost daily….. combine that with my insane work schedule and something had to give……. besides my sanity.

I took a break from the blog (as you may or may not have noticed lol) and even considered leaving the blog/bookish community all together. The more I thought about leaving this amazing community though? It killed me. Honestly! The bookish community is BEYOND AMAZING. The people I have met, the books i’ve read because of you all, the conversations i’ve had, and the excitement that it gives me for books, is all something that I wouldn’t ever want to leave. This community is my new family and I had to stay.

So that put me into a position where I needed to reevaluate things. I couldn’t keep up with what I was doing. So what now? Well……. I guess it’s time that I made an announcement……

I STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!!!

I know what you’re thinking….. crazy bitch just said that she couldn’t keep up with a blog so what makes her think that this will work? I don’t know if it will lol!!

Here’s the plan going forward. Yes, I started a channel, but the time I have to put into it for right now is considerably lower than blogging on the daily. My goal for the channel at the moment is to post one video a week. That’s not too bad! And, maybe as I get more comfortable, I’ll move that up to 2. I’m not committing to a schedule just yet. I’m taking things slow and going with what works for me and my crazy life.

What does this mean for the blog? It’s still going to be here! I plan on blogging only book reviews. They’re the whole reason I started blogging, after all. I love the idea of the blog being a place where people can find a review on a specific book. I do plan on doing mini reviews in wrap up’s on the channel, but here you’ll be able to find a more specific and in depth review of books. And that makes me happy.

I know that SO MANY of you had asked for a YouTube channel from me for literally years. It’s here, and I hope you’re not disappointed! I love you all and thank you so much for your continued friendship and support.

If you want to check out my super awkward first ever YouTube video (LOL! Truth) here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2uTdHy2tF4

Until next time, happy reading!

16 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s great! I like your video and readathon idea.

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  2. CJR The Brit says:

    Congrats! I love that! ❀

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  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Congrats!!! I will have a peek. But then what does it mean for the Top 5 Tuesday? No more of tjem?

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    1. I’m in the middle of getting that figured out. An update will be soon!

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  4. MrsDMVH says:

    Yay, so glad to see you back!!!

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  5. Kudos to you for starting a youtube channel, one of my friends have been trying to coax me into making a channel but as you mentioned in your video, I am equally terrified to be on the front of the camera!! Maybe someday… maybe never but I hope you continue to do what you are doing!
    May the force be with you!

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  6. I’m so glad you’re back!! I’ll definitely be subscribing!!

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  7. LairOfBooks says:

    Congrats on starting a Booktube channel! I just subbed & will be supporting you on your Booktube journey <3! πŸ™‚

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  8. Pink Roses says:

    Very interesting post – thanks.

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  9. Zezee says:

    That’s awesome! I’ll check out your channel.

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  10. suzan khoja says:

    Congrats on your new channel, I will definitely follow you. Hope to see more of your videosπŸ’–βœŒπŸ˜Š

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  11. Congrats on the new venture! I know how much time blogging takes up and it can be a drain especially if you don’t have a lot of free time. Hope this gives you less stress. πŸ™‚

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  12. *Flora* says:

    That’s very exciting news, Shanah! I’ll have to download the YouTube app to see you in action. πŸ˜‰ I really happy to hear that your businesses are both continuing to be successful. Perhaps if it continues you can hire a VA to help with the blogging and social media! Lol!

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  13. Just a quick tip concerning the T5T posts. I’m sure it must take a lot of time to add all the participants. There is a similar movie-themed thing I also participate in, and there the host uses a plugin/form thingy that allows the participants to add links to their posts themselves.
    Here’s the link to that blog (wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.com). Maybe that could help you out a little πŸ™‚

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