If you couldn't tell by the title of the post, or the lovely image above this sentence, I'm back and I would like to welcome all of you back to Wordsmithonia.
When I decided to take a break in January, I pretty much had it in my mind that I wasn't going to come back. I was stressed out over how much I had not been getting down on here, I was annoyed by the whole job situation (which still has not be solved), I was just getting over the flu, and I was missing my reading habits and life before blogging. What I did not count on at the time, was how much I would missing being here and interacting with all of you.
Even the decision to come back, wasn't easy. For that matter I'm having second thoughts as I'm typing this, but I know that I'm not ready to say goodbye right now. I can't promise that I'll be here in 5 or 10 years, or even that I'll be here next year. What I do know, is that I want to be here, in this moment in time, keeping the blog going is the right decision for me to make.
Even though I'm coming back, I'm still going to be cutting down. I will no longer be doing memes, so Mailbox Monday is gone, and even the feature I started, Favorite Fictional Character, will continue to be on hiatus. I may, occasionally, still post one of my favorite characters, but it will not be every week. Tyring to come up with that many characters, week after week, has been a lot of work. And while I love every character I have highlighted, I still need a break from them. I am open to resuming it as a weekly feature at some point in time, but I'm not sure when I'll be up to doing that.
For the most part the blog will focus on reviews, mainly of books I want to read for myself, not because I agreed to review them. I have decided to accept review requests from only two sources, and will be taking fewer of them. I want to get back to reading the books for the love of reading, which means I will get to reread more often, and spend more time with my favorite authors, genres, and characters.
When I first made the decision to come back, I was not going to write reviews for the books I read over the break, and I read quite a few. But I figured that since I'm more often to watch a movie right now, over reading, I will go ahead and write those reviews, so you guys have posts to read. And speaking of movies, it's been a long time since I've done a movie review, and I will probably start doing them again. Not often, but whenever I watch an old favorite, or see a new movie, that I have something to say about.
So I will stop myself from rambling any further, and would like to finish by saying Thank You. Thank you for being patient with me, thank you for allowing me the time to find my love of blogging again, and thank you for giving me your support, checking in with me over the last month and a half, and just being there. It means more to me than I can ever truly express. Thank you.