Reset Did Me Good

I did not intend to take a break as it were. At the end of the day, I’m glad I did. It has really done me well. I’ve been home for three days now. I was kind of in the background. For one, I was trying to finish a book. I just finished it a bit earlier today. For two, a bunch of people at the convention I went to tested positive for covid. Including my partner. So far, I haven’t shown any symptoms. Both tests I took came up negative. I’m still going to go in quarantine mode for the next two weeks to be on the safe side.

This time off has helped me reflect on myself so much. I think getting out of the house and away for a bit has helped as well. Also, I was at a book convention, so I also had some amazing retail therapy. As I do every year. I actually didn’t buy as much this year as I normally did. I wasn’t as impulsive. Here’s a video of my haul:

I do realize there’s still a lot there. My mom decided to gift me some books as well. I’m so thankful for her! I did do something really awesome (to me) when I got home. I sat down and made a list of blogs I want to write and a list of blogs I should write here soon. Here’s the blog topics I’ll be including in my blog currently:

Blog Tours
Cover Reveals
Release Blitzes
Book Reviews
Book Spotlights
TV Show Reviews (By the Season)
Movie Reviews
Any book-related topic I am inspired by
Author/Reader Interviews
Before the book speculations/guesses
Book Tags
Product Reviews
Quote Reactions
Book Rants

I’m pretty sure this list will be added to and edited to a lot as my blog goes on from here. Which is completely fine. The biggest thing I’m trying to do is get out of the rut of routine that I threw myself in. I want my blog to feel more authentic. More me. I’ll still do a post every day, but it will be randomly selected from either something above or anything that strikes my fancy. Some days, there might be more than one blog. It all depends. I do have an author interview coming soon. I sent her over questions and some things I’d like her to send back today. I’m really excited!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the changes that you see here in the future.

Changes

There have been a lot of changes in my life lately. Some I can control and some I can’t. There’s nothing really major or horrible going on. I just don’t really do well with change. So sometimes it makes me get stuck inside myself. That’s why I have been a bit inactive lately. Don’t worry. I will be posting the blogs when I can. I’m currently not at home and I forgot my planner at home. For those of you who use a planner as actively as I do, you’ll know that I basically left a limb at home!

That being said, I want to announce my most important change. The blog name. I have been hoping one day that I will truly feel happy and at home with Willow Writes And Reads. I wanted a name that went well with my nickname Star. I never really adapted to it. It never really became my thing. So I decided to change it. My blog name from here on out is going to be Star’s Books & Tea. I really love the name very much.

I’ll be looking to make a logo for it as soon as I possibly can. Once I buy a decent logo, I’ll be saving to put it on a coffee mug. I’ll also be ordering a new set of business cards to pass out. I’m really excited about both to be honest. I already have something thought up for the logo. So we’ll see how it all works out! Thank you everybody who has supported me through all of this no matter what. You truly rock!

P.S. The schedule will remain the same. Only the name has changed.

Schedule Announcement

Hey everybody! Happy fall! I hope everybody is happily reading and/or doing anything that they are enjoying in life right now. Things are getting better for me every day. I’m growing more comfortable with who I am. Working on trying to get what I need done to start towards my career as well.

That being said, I’ve come up with a new schedule that I think will work better for me. It’s not really changed too much. Instead of the personal blog being posted at midnight, it will be posted at ten p.m. instead. It just makes more sense to me. I can build and schedule all blogs when I get off work.

Note: All Times Are EST!

So it will be 10 AM every day for promo posts. If there’s no post at that time, there was nothing scheduled. 4 PM will be dedicated to the memes I enjoy doing. 10 PM will be my personal blogs. I will have a different thing for every day.

Memes:

Monday: Murderous Mondays
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday
Thursday: Thursday Quotables
Friday: The Friday 56
Saturday: Saturday Stars
Sunday: Sundays In Bed With

Personal:

Monday: Weekly Reading And Blog Schedule (Tuesday-Monday from here on)
Tuesday: Writing Prompt
Wednesday: Weekly Coloring Projects
Thursday: Writing Prompt
Friday: True Crime And Conspiracy Theories
Saturday: Writing Prompt
Sunday: Book Photo Sunday

Please note that the True Crime And Conspiracy Theories will be a brief description and my thoughts on the matter. It won’t be an in depth account. I will include links for anybody who wants to explore more.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this change! I am so thankful to all of you who read my blogs! I’ll be taking some more time to read everybody’s and interacting as well.

Reviews Coming

So I’ve gotten a lot read in short periods of time. Instead of writing the reviews right when I’m done reading, I’ve just been making a list. It’s felt great, but I have a list of about a dozen books to review! I really don’t want to put up that many at one time. So, I’m going to start writing them tomorrow. (I’m resting today.) I’ll be scheduling them out to post right at midnight. I’ll post two a day until they are all written. If I like the way it goes, I may start scheduling my reviews to go out the midnight after I write them from here on out. We’ll see. The biggest part of success is growing and learning, right?

Meanwhile, I’m finally in a place where I can set up a routine that works for me again! Things are finally looking up. I’m going to do whatever it takes to keep it that way. I’m also hoping to have more time to start reading more blogs again. Not that my TBR list can handle that, but the blogs are so wonderful!

There are quite a few of you who read every single one of my blogs. It makes me feel so special! I want to say thank you. Thank you for being supportive of me even when I was all over the place trying to find my niche. You’ve given me the strength and courage to keep continuing to do this. You are an inspiration! You know who you are! I’d really appreciate if you’d comment on this one so anybody who isn’t following you can!

Thank you for Reading!

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