Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Change In Plans

First off, I'm just going to get it out there, this is not another whiny, excuse-making post. Though I do talk about my lack of posting reviews, this has more of a "inspirational" feel.

Like I said, I'm not trying to make excuses, because honestly I find there really is no excuse. However, I have realized that sometime during me starting this blog, and started to attempt making reviews, I lost hold of the reason I started this blog. For the love of the books. No, I have not lost my love for books, I am still very much in love with them, even if I havent had as much time as I would have liked to devote to reading. The problem is I lost the fun of reviewing books. I always had so much fun spreading the word on good books, and annoying my friends and family with my constant updates, and everything else book.

But then, I started to feel so much pressure to deliver good reviews, and what not. When I take on a responsibilty, I take it seriously. I mean I have 4o Followers right now. And while that might not seem like a lot to some, thats more than I honestly ever expected I would get. I want to provide quality stuff, or as best as I can do, so atleast those 40 don't regret following.

So that is why I'm changing things up. I am altering my current style of reviewing books. While they might now be drastically longer, I know it helps capture the joy I have towards books. Plus, its set up in a prompt-like style. And for some reason, regardless of the size, I find it easier to write reviews using this new style now that I have laid out everything I want to talk about. I hope we will both be equally pleased with the new style. Also, I hope to never have to write another post like this, becasue it deeply saddens me to say some of those things.

One more thing. As much as I tried to be original as I possibly could, some other review styles on other blogs served as an inspiration. (I don't want to say "stole" because I'm sure that along with you, I hate things being too obviously a copy-cat of another blog)
So, I've decided to mention all the glorious blogs who's reviews possibly served as my inspiration, some more of than others... The Hiding Spot, Sarah's Random Musings, Book Reviews by Jess, Bloody Bookahalic, {Insert Book Title Here}, The Undercover Book Lover (Not Really), and I'm sure many others in part, I just didn't realize it.

So without futher adu, lets get on with the reviewing...


Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

Thanks, for your honesty.

Dani. said...

Uhm, no problem? :)
Some of that was kind of hard to admit, but I think in the long run, me changing my review style is for the better. I just wrote my Hunger Games review, and not only was it easier, I feel better about it. :)

Dahlia (TheBookShopaholic) said...

I think its going to attract authors to give you ARC copies for review!