Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
So months ago I said I was going to stop blogging on 11/18/14. Honestly though, I stopped months ago. I just… I can’t find motivation for it. But then when I think about my baby, my Grown-Up YA, I miss it. I miiiiiiiissssss it! I still haven’t 100% decided if I’m quitting or not, but when I think about not having GUYA in my life anymore, it makes me sad. Despite the fact that it HASN’T been in my life for quite a while. So to get myself motivated to get back in the blogging realm…
Here are my Top Ten Reasons why I don’t want to give up my blog:
Christmas – Blogging at Christmas is something I have started looking forward to. Top Ten Tuesday lists of books I want for Christmas, sharing Secret Santa hauls, other Christmasy things… I love all these things! And if I don’t have my blog, where am I going to chat about this? WHERE I ASK YOU?!!!!
The blogging community – I have been completely out of the loop. I miss everyone oh so much. It’s funny how you disappear for a second and suddenly you have lost all your blogging friends. Not that we’re not friends anymore, but it’s like I don’t know what’s going on with you anymore and I miss you so much. Tell me what’s going on! How is your blog, your dog, your mom? I’m a little scared I may have a hard time coming back into the community though…
True Story Thursdays – Yes, I turned this fun feature into its own blog, but I haven’t even been keeping up with that. I think all these reasons can leak over to that blog too though. I’ve got some fun stuff coming up that I really want to write about!
Styling the blog – Okay, this is more personal preferences, but I really want to jazz up the blog. Maybe I should make a big comeback with a whole new look! Or not. But I like having that option!
Privacy (finally!) – One of the reasons I think I got so out of blogging was the fact that I had zero privacy to blog. My office area was so open that it would take me over an hour to write a paragraph because people kept coming up behind me. Now though… I have my own office and I can type all the things and NO ONE WILL COME UP BEHIND ME!
Reading – Yes, I can read without a blog. I’m well aware of that. But something I liked about having a book blog was that it made me read more. Now, Netflix has taken over my life and I barely read. Doesn’t matter because I haven’t been blogging, but I miss the feeling like I need to read and share books.
A space to be a total nerd – No one gets my nerdiness like you do blog.
Incredible discussions – Sure, I have great discussions with friends, but sometimes I want to talk books. Sometimes I want to throw out an idea or a thought and discuss it with like-minded people (ie book people). I miss not having that ability anymore! Even though I still have my SC girls, sometimes it’s nice to get other perspectives as well as theirs.
It’s just what I do – I never thought I’d have this blog for very long, but now it’s become a piece of me. It’s what I do. I am Candice @ The Grown-Up YA. While I was okay with stopping the blog, now that the stop date is coming closer I just don’t feel like I can let it go. Maybe it’s silly, but I am having separation anxiety over it.
It’s mine – I created this. It’s one of my biggest accomplishments. I had an idea, I crafted it and molded it and evaluated it and loved it… Every inch of The Grown-Up YA is me. It’s mine. Giving it up… it’s almost like giving up a piece of myself.