Alright, friends, I need to chat with y’all for a moment here.
For those who don’t follow me on social media, or haven’t seen me talk about it before, I am a grad student. It’s a place in my life that I always planned to be at and this coming semester (which starts in August) and the one after are my final two before I head out into the world.
Before all that, I have a big research paper due in the next couple weeks, and also need to get my Master’s paper into motion.
All that work means less reading time. Less socializing time. Less…time.
But I have no intentions of taking a hiatus from blogging. I’m not sure I really could, to be perfectly honest, at least not right now. I love it too much and I can still manage it though perhaps not at quite the same pace as I’m keeping right now.
It does, however, mean I’ll be making a few changes to my blogging habits.
First and foremost, I will be pulling back a bit from social media. I may be scheduling postings to go live throughout the day ahead of time but it doesn’t mean I’ll necessarily be around. I’ll respond to messages, of course, though may be delayed in responding to comments as I don’t get notifications on my phone for those.
My workload is a huge reason why I need to cut back on my media time but I’m also not dealing with book twitter very well at the moment.
I’ve posted time and again about Book Twitter. It’s not what it once was and the toxicity is dangerous to my mental health. No matter where I look someone is bashing someone else over something. Whether it’s warranted or not. I’m sick of it, sick of seeing this community divide into little subgroups that protect their own but keep to themselves, tired of seeing attacks instead of discussion. This isn’t limited to just one topic either.
More and more, I’ve noticed that I’ve retreated into DMs with people that I enjoy talking to because looking at my feed just makes me feel disappointed in parts of this community.
So. I won’t be around as much on Twitter, but you’re welcome to message me. My DMs are open. And I will see those before anything else. I plan to remain fairly active on instagram as I can usually plan those posts in advance, and I’ll be posting at least a couple times a week (hopefully) here on the blog, if not more frequently.
I just wanted to share with y’all since that certainly wasn’t going to fit neatly in 140 characters or less. Please feel free to chat with me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!