Monday, 18 February 2019

Where Have I Been? - An Update Chatty Post

Some of you may have noticed I came back for a little while after "maternity" and then I vanished without a trace! I just thought I'd give a little update on what's been happening and announce the (hopefully) good news, that I am back and raring to go! 

So, the plan was to take a "maternity break" from my blog from just before Baby Nerdling arrived, until September. With this in mind, I took on blog tours and had plans for reviews. All good intentions. I managed quite well to start off with, but then life became overwhelming with a new baby, a five year old, daily life and some other personal stuff and the thought of going back to "work work" looming. Reading and blogging, were no longer a priority. I ended up letting a couple of people down on blog tours and reviews, I just felt like quitting blogging altogether. With that in mind I sent an email to all the publishers and blog tour organisers that I normally work with just to give them a heads up and to ask them to bear with me. They were all absolutely wonderful about it, so it made me feel so much better about the whole situation. 

As time went on, I wasn't sure if I was going to come back to blogging or if I was just going to quietly go on my way and just not update or upload any more. I didn't even read until Nerdish Dad decided enough was enough and started handing me books he had chosen that I had to read! I went through January pretty much thinking that was it for blogging though, I'd gone back to "work work" and genuinely I had zero time to blog even if I wanted to. But then February hit and I started to get the itch to start sharing my reviews and getting back into the bloggersphere! So I've signed up for, just a couple, of blog tours, all of which I'm looking forward to. 

Going forward I will be doing blog tours, but nowhere near the amount I used to, not only just because of the lack of time, but I want to avoid burning out again. I'm also excited to be catching up on the many reviews and blogs that I haven't posted that will start appearing over the next few weeks. I'm also going to be going ahead with blog posts that I've had planned for so long, but have not got around to it. Life Of A Nerdish Mum is going to start looking a little bit different than it used to, but hopefully you'll all join me for the ride and enjoy the experience. 

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