[ Where I tell you all about myself. ]
I USED TO RUN ANOTHER BLOG CALLED MISS BOOK REVIEWS.
It was solely a book blog.
I had a lot of fun running this blog and met a lot of cool people.
However I stopped blogging in late 2013 because I was suddenly finding it exhausting to write and run a book blog at the same time as trying to live my life. I couldn’t get the right balance of work, blogging and life and it made me feel like I was being recluse and not actually living my life.
I like writing, and blogging is the way I can write. I never realised how much time blogging takes up in your life, and I know all bloggers say that when they first started, they never realised the time it takes to run a good blog, with great content that gets people coming back for more.
Then when I went travelling last year I decided to start this blog so my family (mainly my mum) could keep track of my travels. Blogging while backpacking is actually really hard, especially if you aren’t staying in places for very long. At first I was blogging every day, and then I discovered that I just didn’t have time for it, and then eventually I stopped altogether because I was experiencing other countries, cultures and making new friends. I was out all the time and because I didn’t have days on end at a place I just didn’t have time to write. My mum was not very impressed by this of course, she wanted to know what I was up to.
Now that I’ve settled down into London, I’m hoping to have time to sit down and write every now and then. I know realistically it won’t be as often as I’m hoping, because I’m just so busy and I still want to live my life and socialise etc.
I haven’t gone back to Miss Book Reviews because I want to use this blog as a lifestyle blog. I don’t want to be restricted with what I post, so I will post anything I want, whether it’s about travelling, books or what life is up to right now. Miss Book Reviews was dedicated to book related posts and I found it just didn’t fit my needs any more.
I do enjoy writing, which is the reason I started a blog to begin with. That and I love to read. Now I can write and blog about anything I wish to. I just hope people want to read it!