Well, the time has come, guys. I am officially going to college in three weeks. Such a short amount of time, yet it is so quickly approaching. Sad and exciting all at once. Eager to leave, don't want to go. It's a flurry of conflicting feelings.
Thus far, I've spent my summer preparing to get ahead on reviews. But I think it's obvious that I won't be able to continue to get 3 reviews up a week. I mean, I have to study. I'm going to spend time with friends. Hell, I already have some tickets to a few Yankees games. I'm not giving up what can be the best four years of my life for blogging. But I won't give up blogging to have the best four years of my life, either. See, blogging simply is one of the best decisions I could have ever made. And I don't want to let it go.
But life is getting in the way. And it'll be doubly hard to keep up my blog. The reviews won't be as plentiful. My average of 12 - 14 reviews a month is probably going to slip down to 6 - 8. My discussion posts will probably increase more to keep the blog active. My twitter interactions will decrease for class and studying. Gotta keep up the grades, to keep the scholarship, y'know? And, unfortunately, studying will ruin some of my reading time.
|Especially Mondays, I have 3 classes on Mondays!|
And my question to you is...how do you handle such a change? How do you think my blog can maintain it's total awesomeness while I manage not to ruin my new social life with new people and my educational pursuits?
I toyed with the idea of welcoming a co-blogger. But, see, Lili's Reflections is for me. It is the home for my reflections. This is my baby, my little work of art that I paid for, that I created, that I design and update and freak out over the most minor of issues with. I don't want to share that with anyone. It's not Lili and _____'s Reflections. It is mine and forgive me, but I am damn possessive of my little baby. Yet, part of me thinks welcoming others would be nothing but beneficial. Perhaps a series of guest reviewers? Or do you think a co-blogger would be beneficial?
|Two people gushing over books. Pretty amazing if you ask me.|
So many options, so many struggles.
When you find yourself swamped with work...school...friends...anything really, what is your solution? I won't let my blog go. I refuse, especially since I hope to enter the publishing industry. But how do you deal with life getting in the way? How do you avoid taking those hated but necessary hiatuses?
How can my blog continue to be part of my life and yours without losing its appeal? I'd love to know your thoughts on where I should take my blog come September. You guys truly are what's going to help keep me afloat.