Changes!

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This doesn't have anything to do with the post, I just like it.

I feel like every six months or so I make a major(ish) change to the blog, whether it’s how frequently I write reviews or some fiddling with the layout. I like changing stuff! It keeps blogging fun and fresh for me, and so whenever I feel the need to make a change, I usually go for it.

Two weeks ago I felt the need to make a major change to how I blog. When I first started out blogging, I did a lot of memes and weekly features and that was fine– back then. Nowadays? I’m less enamored with the memes, and I want any weekly features I do to be ones that I’ve invented, like my Commonplace Post feature. At the same time, I’m tired of some of my older memes/features, like poor Thursday Tea, which has almost always been a thorn in my side.

So, two weeks ago, I decided to get rid of the stuff I didn’t like and try some new stuff instead. You may have noticed some of the changes already: I haven’t posted any Sunday Salons or Thursday Teas in a while, for instance. I also started Mount TBR, which is a new monthly thing I’m doing. Right now I’m working on thinking up new features and catching up on writing reviews, but I’m optimistic about what my blogging is going to be like in a few months.

I’m actually going to try and do the opposite of what I did about a year ago: I’m not going to have set schedules of what to post each day, and I’m going to try and think in blocks of days or months instead of weeks. Sometimes when you have a set schedule for what to post each week, you start to feel trapped and like there’s no room for stuff besides what you’ve scheduled out. I want to blog more spontaneously, and I want to have room to post things that aren’t reviews or features. Schedules worked for me in the past, but right now they just make me feel trapped, and so I’m aiming to fix that with all these Changes.

What you can expect to see around here pretty soon: more reviews! New features, which I hope are interesting. More discussion posts. The resurrection of Birdwatching and Tips for newbie bloggers. And probably some other stuff I haven’t thought of yet. Basically: many exciting things!

I hope I haven’t scared y’all too badly, and I hope that you’ll stick around to see what new stuff I come up with. Yay new things!

6 thoughts on “Changes!”

  1. I’m always changing up what I post – I find I get bored or, like you mentioned, feel trapped, if I try to stick to a schedule. I’m looking forward to all your new changes! I like the name of your new TBR feature – I call my TBR stack Mount TBR too. Because it is! And I just keep adding more and more to the stack. One day I’ll have to start using a ladder 🙂

  2. Yay for exciting things! Yay for more Birdwatching! I want to starting doing my Listed (kind of similar to Birdwatching) posts again. I just need to find inspiration for it.

    Newbie tips are appreciated as well. 🙂

  3. Good for you! Do what you enjoy not what you feel obligated to is the best way to keep the fun in your blogging.

    I only do one weekly meme (Wordless Wednesdays). Because I refuse to feel obligated I don’t do Sunday Salons and instead do my own Weekend post (sometimes on Saturday, sometimes on Sunday, and sometimes not at all). Schedules on my blog stress me out. I have a monthly feature that works well because it’s only once a month and whenever in the month I feel like doing it.

    It sounds like you’re headed the same direction with your blogging and I’m looking forward to reading more of what you have planned (or not planned I should say).

  4. Grand! Yay for changes! I always think I should slightly revamp my blog and do new things, but then I discover I am too lazy to be bothered even a little bit. :p I’ll always be a loyal reader around here, and definitely am up for more Birdwatching!

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