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Taking It Slow…

It’s been about two weeks since I decided to get back into the book review and blogs.  I’ve been trying to take it slow because I know that I just suddenly dropped off the face of the blog.  Truth is, I wish I hadn’t had to disappear over the past seven or eight months.  I love reading and blogging about books.  I do it for fun, because if I’m doing it for money, I’m doing it wrong.  I think I’ve made a total of $1.50 in my Amazon affiliates account in nearly two years.

Things are starting to wind down for me now that my semester is coming to an end.  I have two more days of student teaching and one more paper to finish.  Then I am finished until the middle of January.  So I decided to spend some time cleaning things up and trying to figure out where I left off.  Boy, was I in for a HUGE surprise when I just tried to tackle my inbox for this blog.  Although I’ve already deleted 20,000 e-mails, I still have over 15,000 more to go through or remove.  Many of these are notifications for blogs I follow or even for my own blog.  Apparently, I wasn’t keeping on top of my e-mail as well as I thought I was last year.

Under the masses of e-mails, I found dozens of missed contacts from authors, blog tour companies, publishers, and other bloggers.  I’m not sure how I missed so many, but I’m determined not to miss so many this time around.  I have spent hours removing all of the emails from my account and I have adjusted my notifications so that I will not get so many from just my own blog.

I will be doing ARCs.  However, I’m still in graduate school and I don’t want to get so overloaded like I did last spring.  I don’t know how many I will do each month.  But I will try to be better at responding to the requests.

If you do blog tours, blog blitzes, cover reveals and you contact me, I will be more than happy to post those kinds of promotional posts as long as you are willing to provide the content for it.

If you are a fellow blogger and I’ve missed a comment or contact in the past, I apologize.  I love connecting with other bookworms and I don’t usually meet a lot of you in real life.  I also apologize because I never have enough time to read all of your posts or reviews.  I will do my best to try and visit a few of you each week, because I’m curious to see how things are going and what you’ve been reading.

I’m going to take things slow and steady.  One blog at a time.  One book at a time.  Please be patient with me.

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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

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