I don’t like to take a lot of personal space on my blog – especially if it has nothing to do with books directly. But I am feeling really overwhelmed right now, and I feel like I’m letting everyone down – but most of all, I’m letting myself down.
When reading my dear friend Marq’s blog, she was talking about being in a reading funk, I thought, yes, that’s me. But then I realized… it’s much bigger than that. I am in a LIFE FUNK. And it’s impacting all the parts of my world. In particular, however, it’s given me less time and desire to read, which means not being able to keep up with my review schedule. It means less time to stay organized and on top of review books coming in my door. It means less attention to my blog and how it’s holding up. It means less time to tweet and blog hop. This all equals stress.
This leads me to a whole other set of issues. My blog. I love my little blog and I don’t have great ambitions, however, things have been really slow lately. The number of daily visitors (not just people who comment) has diminished an unbelievable amount. This makes me so sad. I am VERY APPRECIATIVE of all of you that continue to stop by… I don’t want to seem ungrateful! But, I work so hard on my blog, and it’s just not getting out there any more. Part of the problem was a widget for Amazon Associates – it was creating a problem when loading my blog. I know of at least 4 people that could not view my blog at all for a couple months. Who knows how many others it impacted and they never told me. How do I get those people back who maybe left because of problems? Another problem is my blog is no longer showing up on Google searches. I mean – it will if I get super specific, but if I type in something general like “Review of
I just don’t have the expertise or energy to deal with these problems. I am not a whiner – these are serious concerns and issues for me. But with my life spiraling out of control… How do I make time to deal with problems I don’t even know how to describe or quantify?
Anyhow. Thank you for allowing me this little personal space. I have spent too many nights crying. I hope I don’t lose you as a reader of my blog. I promise that soon I will find my missing piece (peace?) and get back in the swing of things. Meanwhile, if you know of anyone who has the expertise to deal with my blog problems, please let me know. I’d love to try and get That’s What I’m Talking About back up and running in the most effect way possible.
Thank you and Happy Reading!