Celebrating 4 years of blogging!

Hello friends,

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 4 years now. I was literally right in the middle of writing a blog post, then I was like, WAIT A MINUTE IT’S MAY AGAIN! Lol :’)

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging these days. With reading, writing, and now baby on board, blogging usually falls to the end of my to-do list.

Thinking about the old days when I first began blogging, I really enjoyed each moment of it. I loved writing blog posts, replying to comments, blog-hopping. But now that my time is limited, blogging became one of the things that I just had to do, and sometimes it gets in the way of… relaxing and enjoying the spare time I have. Now, writing my blog posts is just a checkmark that I have to check. It often feels like an obligation.

After years of writing reviews, tags, and discussion posts, I just don’t feel the same excitement about doing these types of posts anymore. Also, in recent months, this blog has become mostly reviews but… well, because of recent events, I feel like I can’t be honest with my reviews anymore. This is in particular because I am an aspiring writer and if I do become agented and published one day in YA/MG, the authors of the books I review will one day become my colleagues, and publishers will become the folks who pay me. The only reason why I enjoy writing reviews (and why I write them in the first place) is so that I can be honest, so if I can’t be honest, I’d rather not write them.

(I do have one more review coming up, which is a pre-scheduled blog tour, but after that, that’s it. No more reviews for me.)

So, what will become of Sophie’s Corner? I’m not sure. What I do know is that I love blogging, which is a way for me to reflect on my day-to-day life and keeps me centered. I love reading and will never, ever give that up, and I don’t think I’ll ever graduate from children’s fiction. I also love all of YOU–the community that has inspired me to keep reading and keep writing–even though I haven’t been the best at keeping up with comments (really really sorry.)

I do want to reconsider the type of posts I will write. I will keep blogging about books to some degree, and maybe do some writing and/or life updates once in a while. Though I’ve always been a creature of habit, I want to take away my blogging schedule for once and instead post when I want. I think that’s the only way I can continue blogging while still enjoying it.

All I know is, life is too short to spend time doing what I don’t love. And I want to keep blogging in a way that is enjoyable for me. I won’t be giving up blogging any time soon. But after 4 years of blogging about the same stuff, I think it’s about time that I think about what I really want to write about.

Wherever you are, wishing you a happy May! Happy reading (if you’re reading) and writing (if you’re writing.) Take care, and make sure to make time for YOU, and do more of what you love.

13 responses to “Celebrating 4 years of blogging!”

  1. Congratulations! That’s a long time. And you have a great number of followers.

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  2. Happy 4th blog anniversary! I Mine was in in April I also felt I want to do something different with blog. I was only doing review and promotional post, occasional tag/award but now I want to be more creative or write discussion posts.

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  3. Happy Anniversary Sophie!! Four years wow!! I’m going to miss you on here but can’t wait for your life updates and writing updates 😀 You have to do what makes you happy girl and just remember I’m rooting for you!! 😀 ❤

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    1. Aww thank you Jai Lynn! I’m still learning to balance blogging with everything else. Hope that you’re doing well these days 🙂

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  4. Congrats on four years! I’m close to mine, too. I love that we started around the same time. 🙂

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    1. Congrats to you on your 4 years as well! 🙂

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  5. Congrats on four years, Sophie! And loving the new look of the blog! ❤

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    1. Thank you Mary! Glad that you like the new look!

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  6. Loving the new look! Congrats on the 4 years!

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    1. Thank you Zezee 🙂

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  7. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging, Sophie! ❤ You're so right, you should focus on what makes you happy, that's what matters the most 🙂

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    1. Thank you Marie 🙂

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