Hello, little bit long time no speak (or read if I’m honest.)
Where I’ve been
So the last time I blogged was July 2017 which makes me feel a little bit sick. In the last 6 months I’ve broken up with my long term significant other (still friends), moved house (still in Greenwich,) moved into another room in the house (still lovely,) found a new job (still at the University of Greenwich) and reading/blogging just took a backseat. Almost to the point were I wasn’t sure I’d start up again. Although the main crux of my blogging silence was due to life bits and pieces I started to fall out of love with blogging (again.)
When I started My Little Book Blog I wanted to write and promote self-published authors. I thought they were unrepresented and wanted to help with that but quickly the floodgates opened and I was swamped. I have 500+ emails in my blogging inbox that I haven’t had a chance to read let alone respond to and instead of tackling it I walked away from it. It also felt like less people are blogging, or writing; bloggers would rather write a long Instagram caption, or create a story and I wondered whether I should do the same. However, despite being worried about stats, and readers, and comments I want back in. I want to barble on about books.
What do I think is next for this blog
I want to make the blog a little more based around books I really really love. Crime/thriller/horror are the genre’s I enjoy and I want to make them a priority. I do want to post about foods that I like making and eating while reading but I’m not going to be as strict in my ways. I’m going to bring back my Week Commencing posts on a Monday, book reviews will come on Wednesday’s and on a Friday (every couple of weeks) will be something book or food related, I think. I probably won’t stick to a schedule but I miss pouring my heart out here. I also saw a tweet last week that commented that many bloggers, like I have, just disappear off the face of the blogging world with no comment, no good-bye and instead of thinking, “glad I don’t have to write for my blog anymore” I felt sad. So I’m back and I’m excited to get stuck back in.
So Lizzy, what’s her jam
I thought, since it’s been a year it was worth noting a few bits about me by answering some questions randomly generated by a computer. Enjoy.
What is your favorite season?
Autumn. This heat is killing me, and I cannot wait for gloves, giant cardigans and ankle boots.
What do you think your life will look like in 10 years?
I’ll be 25 in two days, so in ten years I’ll be 35. Hopefully I’ll have moved to the sea, have a dog or two, still working in marketing (specifically CRM) and with someone I love. Sounds fabby.
Are you a morning or a night person?
Where did you go on your last vacation?
I went to Poland and it was really wonderful. We ate a lot of soup, drank quite a bit of vodka and did a lot of walking/exploring.
What is one weird thing about you?
Just one thing? I can’t stand to look or eat or touch (oddly) jelly.
Where do you currently live?
London, specifically Greenwich.
What was your first job?
I worked for a McDonalds and I still addicted. Filet of fish please.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Spontaneous plans; sleep-overs, days doing nothing, bike rides, swing ball, cloud watching, that kind of stuff.
So hello again, feels good.