Monday, June 1, 2015
THE BOOKAHOLIC BLURBS TURNS 3!!
Today (well technically and officially last May 27), this blog reached another milestone and that is its 3rd birthday!
Truth be told, I have been neglecting a lot of things lately. Not only the blog but books/reading in general. Also my laundry. :) But seriously, I've been preoccupied with LIFE that everything is overwhelming I couldn't focus. I had to lie-low on reading/blogging because time has been a bitch to me. Last year it was because I was so freaking addicted to Clash of Clans (I stopped playing) and this year, building Gundams for my #TheGuardiansoftheLibrary army took a huge part on this life slump (I will stop building soon). The worst part of it all is I lost the motivation to blog and read. I nearly deleted the blog. I was suddenly back on this never ending loop of not wanting/wanting to do blogging. It felt too chore-y to me -- again. I lost the capacity to enjoy what I do and it came to a point I question the very reason why I started blogging. I also question my personal life choices because apparently, I suck at it, too. I wanted to just.. STOP. Stop doing whatever sucky stuff I do, stop feeling bad for so many things, just STOP altogether at once. Nothing makes sense in my life these past few months so I stopped buying books, I stopped reading, I stopped Instagramming, Tweeting, I stopped talking to friends. The only good thing that came out of it was I realized I don't want unnecessary things in my life anymore. I mean, I will always be bookish but I would only buy those titles I really, REALLY want. I realized I don't need any of it and the hoarding phase is now over. Surprisingly, am so okay with it. It somehow made the load lighter.
This is my third year blogging and what have I learned? A lot. But enumerating them would eat up this post so let me just thank you all for putting up with me. I've gained a few followers since last year on the blog (from 340 last year to 364 on GFC) and on Facebook (from 501 last year to 700+), lost a lot on IG (from 1780 to 1703) and Twitter (from 940 down to 916) but my page views kept going up. Am totes okay with these numbers so thank you guys for waiting for me to get back up and start posting whatever. Thank you for all the private messages asking if am okay and thank you for missing me screaming on Twitter. It means the world to me. Am slowly getting back (almost done with I Was Here, yay!) and I have two reviews I haven't drafted yet but will get to, soon. Thank you so, SO much for not leaving me. I owe you one, guys.
Thank you also to my bookish friends who have given me the energy I needed to even come up with an anniversary post. You know who you are (but Kai, am looking at you!). Thank you to Harpercollins International and National Bookstore. If it weren't for you guys, I would have given this up.
Everything will go back to normal but just on an even slower pace this time. Am going to take all the time I need so I could enjoy it like how I once did to give decent blog posts. I got my dream job and started working last April as a Software Analyst and that's what I seriously need to focus on. Aside from that, there are other adult stuff which requires my attention like getting my own house and pursuing traveling so the blog will have to go a few notch lower on my priority list. I also have to mend this freaking broken heart.
For everything that you guys are and everything that you do, thank you, thank you, thank youuuuuuu!!