First Things First
When you found my blog, you found a mishmash of content: devotionals, history posts, book reviews, book releases, news about my works in progress and the occasional short story.
And some of that isn’t changing.
But can I be honest? I hate writing devotionals. I never enjoyed it. I still don’t. I don’t know if I ever will. It was something I felt I had to do to please others even though I would legit stress out every time it was “time” to write another. Christian content isn’t leaving my blog by any means, but it will just be coming naturally this time. I’m not an “Inspirational,” writer. It’s just not me.
So, moving forward there will be no devotionals on the blog. Not unless God makes it very clear that I should write one, that is. I’m in a place where I feel ready to dive into that particular content again.
Another thing that is changing, and you probably noticed, I won’t be writing quite as many history posts. They will still be popping up, I just don’t have the time I used to for weekly/bi-monthly history research, haha! History is still important to me and I do so much want to bring this back to the blog, but it’s just too time consuming at the moment to fact check all my details, etc. But it’s not leaving completely so don’t despair 😉
The third thing that is changing is the kinds of books I will be featuring. In the past, I mostly covered middle grade books and non-fiction. As you’ve noticed, I now have started to include romance, manga and picture books. I know some were probably surprised by the first two. And that leads us to…
Why Things Are Changing
In short, I’m in a new place in my life. I’m married, I’m a mom and I’m, shocker, older. I know how to biblically navigate romance content, I know how to determine which comics are worth reading and which ones have dirty content. And as a mom, I’m reading a lot of picture books 😊
I am still careful with what I read. I censor content out of my personal copies just like I always have. I will still read middle grade, I’m just expanding my genres.
I’m not writing this to justify anything or seek pats on the back. I’m just letting you know, in case this isn’t what you want to read, that that’s completely fine! No hard feelings!
There will still be reviews, an occasional history post, book lists, writer thoughts, book updates and whatever else comes to mind, haha! I just don’t want you to feel confused by the changes as they happen. I haven’t taken a dive off the deep end, I promise😆
Invitation to Stay
All that being said, my original audience has grown up! And I’m so proud of you all! And I thank you for staying with me for all these years or joining the journey over the years! And I don’t want you to leave! That’s why I’m endeavoring to share mixed and honest content here, so that there’s something for everyone, while posting stuff that I enjoy!
I hope that you will stick around for many years to come!
Question of the Day: How have your reading/writing habits changed over the year?
May God Bless You and Your Day!
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