Hi There. I’m Back From My Hiatus

HEEEEEEY.

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Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while. Well, since February to be exact. And this wasn’t planned. It kinda, sorta just happened. I’d been entertaining the idea of a hiatus for some time, but never knew how to go about it.

Should I make a post saying goodbye for now? Should I just focus on blog hopping? Or should I just disappear into thin air? Apparently the latter was my choice.

WHY I STOPPED BLOGGING

For several reasons. (1) Blogging started to feel like a chore (2) I was reading to review, not reading to enjoy (3) I was spending money I didn’t have on way too many books (4) There were some older books I’d been wanting to read but never got around to reading because I was focusing too much on reviews for new releases (5) Adulting was hitting me hard and (6) I just needed a break.

Everything had been building up and I just started feeling mentally stressed. I didn’t want blogging to be part of the issue anymore, so I decided to let it go temporarily before I ended up deleting my blog permanently (which I would have immediately regretted the moment I pressed the button).

Honestly, this has worked out well because I’m once again excited about blogging and sharing my ideas with all of you.

SO WHAT NOW?

I want to share what I’ve gotten accomplished during my absence but I think I’ll save that for the next post!Β I’ll also update you all on the books I’ve read and bought as well as the bookish events I’ve attended recently (namely the LA Times Festival of Books). I’m not decided on whether I’ll post reviews for all the books I’ve read but I can positively say there will be one or two reviews coming out this month for semi-recent releases!

Before I go, I will say that I’ve been considering changing my blog’s name and design, but not sure just yet. I have a list of alternate names, but even I’m not fully on board with changing my blog so drastically. Guess we’ll see.

FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK

You know, it feels great to post something. My posting may be sporadic at first but I think I’ll be returning to scheduled posts. It just worked much better that way. I won’t be posting every day. Three times a week is my aim. I’m determined to get back in the blogging game.

I’ll also be trying very hard to do some blog hopping these coming weeks! I’ve missed you all so much πŸ˜€

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!

I’ll be seeing you ❀

Azia Sig

14 thoughts on “Hi There. I’m Back From My Hiatus

  1. Oh welcome back Azia! πŸ™‚ It’s great seeing you on WordPress again so I hope you’re ready to get back into blogging again. It sounds like you made the right decision stepping away for a bit. Whenever blogging becomes more of a chore than a joy for me I know I need to take a step back and have a little bit of a break. If not I’ll just completely burn out and no longer blog at all anymore you know?
    I’m very excited for your next post, especially to hear more about the LA Times Festival of Books, because that sounds amazing! πŸ˜€
    Again welcome back. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Hello Beth! So good to hear from you πŸ˜€ And yes, I definitely needed to step back before I completely left the blogging experience. I’m not ready to let go of it just yet, so I really wanted to make sure I continue to actually enjoy blogging, because it’s definitely worth it.

      Thanks again Beth ❀

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    1. Thank you! It’s good to be back! (I see that you’ve changed your tag name. Do you prefer to be called Izzi or Yaiza now? Just checkin’) Can’t wait to catch up on things πŸ˜€

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      1. Izzi is good! I just wanted to have all the stuff I do online to be under my real name, instead of hiding it πŸ˜› Thanks for checking!! xx

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  2. Welcome back Azia! (I’ve also been on a semi-hiatus lately so I completely understand). I think we all need a break sometimes, even if it is from a hobby we love.

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    1. Thanks so much Shouni πŸ˜€ Oh yay, another hiatus-ee! Agreed. Sometimes a break is just what we need to renew our interest in our favorite hobbies and things. Glad to see you back as well!

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  3. Welcome back! ❀ Taking a break is sometimes simply necessary. I completely understand, I took one in March and it was the best decision ever. I felt really motivated to blog again after that! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Anna! It feels really good to be back πŸ˜€ And it seems that 2018 is the year for some hiatuses lol. But taking a break really works. So happy to see that you’re re-motivated and back at blogging as well ❀

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