Confessions About Burnout and New Plans

I think this blog has been a long time coming if I’m being honest with you all and myself. I’m posting things that don’t really matter to me because I feel I have to. I’m attempting to force myself to write when writing doesn’t really bring me joy or excitement. I love writing, but sporadically. I don’t really care about writing on an every day basis. I don’t want to make writing a living. That being said, I’m officially changing up my schedule. Thank you all for your understanding. I will post some past blogs I miss that I actually enjoy. My reset starts completely over tomorrow.

Blog Schedule (All Times in EST):

10 AM: Promo Posts. I don’t get these as often as I used to, but I still get them and I’m still willing to post them. So this section will remain on the schedule indefinitely. Even if there are weeks or months in between an actual event.

2 PM: Personal Blogs. I’ll be posting personal things. Things I enjoy. Answering questions. Photos I took. Coloring projects I made. You name it. I really hope you enjoy. (Note: These posts will be both book and non book related.)

6 PM: Book Meme: This will be exclusively for blog related memes. I’ll be picking the ones I love the most.

10 PM: Non Bookish Content: This will be anything non book related things. It was originally going to be memes, but I decided to just make it Non bookish content entirely.

Schedule (some things are still the same and will be only copied and pasted):

Mondays:

Readathon News: I’ll discuss the readathons going on during the week and ow I feel about them. I will also list my TBR for the readathon or each readathon. If none are scheduled or I’m not hosting my own, this blog will be skipped for the week.
Mailbox Mondays: I absolutely love book mail. It’s my favorite type of mail to get. I may not always post for this. It depends on if I get mail during the week or not.
Music Mondays: Originally, I was choosing a song and posting the video and lyrics for it. Obviously, I was crediting the source. I decided to switch it up. Lately, I’ve gotten into listening to playlists as I read on Spotify. Every Monday I will share a playlist that I’ve been listening to currently and my thoughts on the playlist and what book I was reading while I listened to it.

Tuesdays:

Questions With Star: This may be presumptuous. I don’t know yet. I’ll be open to taking questions through the week and answer them all on Tuesdays. You can email the questions to nikkielovesreading@gmail.com.
Top Ten Tuesdays: This one is one of my favorites to do every week. They have a topic every week and we post about our top ten favorite books involving the topic.
FitReaders: From what I gather from this one, you do a recap of your exercise from the week before and discuss your goals for the upcoming week. It looks like you can also add if you’ve gained or lost weight as well. It seems like just the blog I need to light a fire under me!

Wednesday:

Weekly Colorist Projects: I’ll highlight four coloring projects I’ve worked on during the week before. This will be skipped if I hadn’t worked on coloring at all for the week. I’ve skipped this a lot lately. Hopefully I’ll get back into coloring more soon.
WWW Wednesdays: This right here is definitely my favorite meme to do every week. You discuss the books you’ve read, the books you’re reading, and the books you’ve recently finished. It’s one of the easiest and most time consuming to build. I love it!
Top 5 Wednesday: A weekly challenge for book bloggers, vloggers, and book lovers, hosted by Lainey and Sam. The goal is to choose their top 5 picks for the week’s given challenge. Find out more on the  Goodreads group page!

Thursdays:

Blog Prompt: I’ll be looking up prompts online for blog writing. I’ll also accept any blog prompt ideas to nikkielovesreading@gmail.com. Some will be personal and some will be silly.
Thursday Quoteables: I’m recently getting into highlighting quotes more. I add them to my reviews and so on. So every week, I’ll pick a book and share about four quotes from it. On Holidays, I’ll try to do more themed quotes from multiple books. There will always be four quotes total.
Thankful Thursday: I was originally going to do a meme I found, but I just couldn’t find any excitement in doing so. Instead I want to do something different. I’m going to talk about the things I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll choose up to four things I’m thankful for every week. I’ll do this every week even if I only write one thing.

Fridays:

Weekly Game Chat: I’ll post my gaming progress for the week every week. This may not be posted some weeks if I didn’t do a lot of gaming. It really just depends on how packed my schedule is for that week.
The Friday 56: I can’t remember where I found this meme. I couldn’t find enough information to run on to credit them. I also made it my own and kind of ran with it. I really enjoy doing it. Go to page 56 or 56% into a book and write a sentence or a few sentences on that page and write your thoughts on it.
On This Day: I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix as well.

Saturdays:

Author Spotlight: This blog segment will begin on June 5th. I’ll pick an author out every week and give a run down of their books, their upcoming books, and who they are as a person. If they allow me to, I’ll also include a chapter of one of the books of their choice. First author on deck is RK Phillips.
Saturday Stars: This is a very fun meme to do. You showcase a character from a book and tell the book or series they are from and why they are your star for the week.
Weekly Wrap Up: I will discuss how my week has gone. I will include any pictures I’ve taken for the week and my progress in reading. It won’t be all about books. Just my week in general.

Sundays:

Book Photo Sunday: This is where I share four Instagram photos I’ve taken during the week of books or promo posts. There are some weeks that I won’t have anything posted. I’ve had weeks I don’t take any photos and don’t have any promos that I’ve posted.
Sundays In Bed With: I’ll post about the book I plan on reading that day or one that I’m already reading for the day. I include a paragraph on my thoughts on the book I’m reading. Whether it be about the book itself or the part of the book I’m reading.
Cinema Sunday: This meme doesn’t look like it’s active anymore. I’d like to pick it back up as well. It doesn’t like there’s anywhere I can tag. I’m not intending to steal the idea from whoever created it. I just want to run with it. I think you talk about your favorites. What I plan to do is just talk about any television show or movie I’ve watched during the week instead. This may be skipped if I haven’t watched anything.


Thank you again for all your support and encouragement. The comments on my blog make me feel amazing and important. I look forward to many more interactions with all of you. Side note, I’m also considering letting TikTok goes as well. I’m not fully sure on that.

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