September Blogging Plans

Not that I typically have blogging plans per month, but it wasn’t in my September blogging plans to decide to take a semi-hiatus. Everything was proceeding as usual. I presented my September TBR plans a few days ago. I was excited to visit friends and family in Maine. But as soon as I took my phone off of airplane mode on Friday after landing, I received a call urging me to do some follow up tests at the emergency room.

Long story short, the tests came back ok and I went on with my Friday after 4 hours in the ER. That adrenaline crash is real. I felt pretty discombobulated by this unexpected turn of events until I got a full night’s rest.

For a variety of reasons I won’t be elaborating on this space precisely about what’s going on. But I can feel myself becoming more distracted by it. So I feel that I need to loosen my grip on the perceived obligations that come with blogging.

However, I will still be around. This space and reading are nice distractions that help keep me from focusing on something that isn’t fully within my control. I just need a little more “freedom” this month. That means I probably won’t post my own content as much in September. But I will still be on social media and will try to continue with blog hopping.

I also plan to use this blog “down time” to catch up on some things that have been languishing on my bookish to-do list:

  • Complete a Meet the Blogger interview
  • Finish reading my ARC of THE PHOENIX KING by Aparna Verma and then review it
  • Get back on track in general with ARCs
  • Write a book review for KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD by Scarlett St. Clair
  • Post about my participation in the first ever round of the Speculative Fiction Indie Novella Championship (SFINCs)
  • Start reading novellas for the SFINCs

In short, I just need a little more time for myself this month to recalibrate. So, these are my “September blogging plans.” Thank you all for understanding!

17 thoughts on “September Blogging Plans

  1. Honestly, it is so much more important to take care of yourself and cope with health issues. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and focus on other things. Hope things do okay, though and you have a chance to recharge and recuperate.

    1. Thanks, Emma, I appreciate you saying so! Thankfully this community is super supportive when personal life needs to have a moment.

    1. Thanks, Tammy! Yea, the appealing thing about the SFINCs is it’s novellas, which are a lot easier for me to handle on top of ARCs and mood reading. I did BBNYA last year and it was cool, but it was just too stressful for me in the end since I am not a very fast reader and have a full time job as well…not as much time, in summary, to tack on that type of competition for me.

  2. Hope you are recovered from your health scare. Four hours in ER would terrify me. I’m definitely looking forward to your Meet the Blogger interview.

    1. Thanks, Janette. I have an appointment next week to review my initial (non ER) results, so I’ll learn more then. I was pretty nerve wracked that I was told to go to the ER, but thinking back on it, part of it is because an ER can do the tests right there rather than send them out. So most of the time was waiting for results to come back from the queue.

  3. Sorry to hear about the ongoing health challenges. That can be so scary and exhausting! Definitely take the time you need to take it easy and focus on your health.

    1. Thanks, Amanda Kay! Part of challenge is the wait to talk about the results with a health professional. I hate waiting! My science brain doesn’t like it.

  4. I hope everything is okay! Take all the time you need to get things back to normal! Sending lots of love and good vibes your way! <3

  5. I’m sorry to hear you had a scare and glad to hear the initial tests were ok – I’ll keep my fingers crossed the ongoing investigations also turn out fine. Take the time you need, and know your bookish pocket friends are all sending our best wishes x

  6. I hope you feel better soon! Totally understand about feeling obligated to blog and have felt the same way too – hope you’ll be able to take the time off that you need!

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