Back to Work

Well, it’s officially August, and all of the teachers know what that means.

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I’m at a new school this year, so I’m both excited and soooooooo nervous. Going to a new school is almost as nerve wracking for a teacher as it is for a student, and for a lot of the same reasons. How will I remember everyone’s names? Who am I supposed to sit next to at Convocation? What if the other teachers don’t like me? What if I get a tough principle? Plus bonus scaries like What if the kids are the worst kids of all time?

But, for good or for worse, here I am, 6 AM in my fancy clothes, eating breakfast and trying to get the blogging in before I have to leave.

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So what does this mean for my blog?

I’m glad you asked!

I probably won’t finish 2-3 books per week.
During summer vacation I was (usually) devoting an entire 2 hours a day to reading while my son took a nap. Yeah, that’s not going to happen! Last year I read for a half hour a day during lunch, and then occasionally during the school day when we had DEAR time. I expect to finish 2-3 books per month, but we’ll see.

Expect fewer book reviews.
Well, at some point, anyway. Right now I still have a kajillion backlogged on Goodreads from 2016 and 2015. But when those run out I don’t know how many I’ll be able to write, really.

Expect fewer posts in general.
Once the reviews run out and I’m only writing them for books I recently finished, I don’t expect to have more than one a week. And honestly, I’m probably not going to be able to come up with enough content to cover the other five days a week I’m currently posting.

I will be reading, commenting, and liking everyone else’s blogs a lot less.
This is, again, something that summer vacation has allowed me to do a LOT. I’ve been reading everyone else’s posts during lunch, and I could usually get to 10-15 per day! Yeah, not going to happen now. I’ll probably have to limit to a couple a day.

Less social media.
Especially Twitter. Because, let’s be honest, it’s not like I’m super into Instagram. I once read a blogger complain about people who only use Twitter as a way to promote their blog and who don’t interact with people at all. To which I can only say: they must not have a toddler, a full time job, and an hour long commute. Spending time with my family is important to me, and I don’t want to miss out on stuff because I’m glued to my phone. Sorry guys, I don’t love you as much as my kid.

No more Wizarding World Book Chat!
giphy (17)Not that this affects anyone but me, but still! *cries* Why couldn’t it have been evenings American time? STUPID TIME DIFFERENCES!

In general, less of everything. 

So yeah, it kind of sucks a little. But I’ve always known this was how it would be once school started. I hope everyone sticks around and keeps commenting. It has been so fun getting to know you all! I started this blog because I just wanted to talk to people about books, and I’ve definitely gotten to do that. Thanks so much guys. You’re the best!

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20 thoughts on “Back to Work

  1. Aww! Less Katie? That’s so sad! 😦 But I, too, may be cutting back come school start (as I will be starting at a new school, too… well, kind of. Same school, different program and professors.) 🙂 But it’s important to get out of our houses once in a while, too. 😉 Best of luck with the new school year! Hope it goes well and blogging is a hobby. It’s okay to take a break.

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  2. daniellethamasa says:

    Good luck with the start of the school year! Less posts and interaction is sad, but I think most of us understand that sometimes that happens. I look forward to seeing your posts anyway, regardless of how frequent or sparse they may be.

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