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!