Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Dear Jess…

2013, Book Blogger Love-a-thon

 

For this mini-challenge we were asked to write a letter to our blogging selves. “You can write about whatever you’d like – advice you would give your younger self, things you would tell yourself to stop doing, things you’d tell yourself to continue doing, or things you’d tell yourself to start doing.” Okey dokey!! :D

 

Dear Jess,

January marked your second year of blogging. Congratulations! I am so incredibly proud of you.

You haven’t really been known for sticking with hobbies very long. Remember the photography phase, when you bought that expensive camera? Yeah, that didn’t really stick. Or the other times you attempted to blog about life because you wrote a few posts on MySpace that you thought were pretty good? Nah. That wasn’t for you either.

Who would have thought that the one to stick would be the one hobby from your childhood. Reading. Since 2009 you’ve read about 500 books. Can you believe that?! 500!!

And starting this book blog? YES! A perfect fit! Though you sometimes aren’t very organized, you try really hard to make sure your posts are ready to go each day. Try not to get stressed out about it though. It is perfectly ok to take breaks from posting. Your readers will not disappear if you don’t post for a few days. Relax.

My advice to you, for this year, is to read more of the books you already own. There’s a reason you bought them in the first place! Don’t get too caught up in new releases or advance reader copies. Remember you started this blog for you, for fun.

I guess that’s all for now. Just do what I say and nobody will get hurt! (This letter has taken a weird turn.)

LOVE YOU LOTS!

 

 

 

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Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

9 Responses to “Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Dear Jess…”

  1. Dana

    I said the same thing in my letter to myself…to not worry about all the ARCs that other people get and to remember to have fun!

    Dana

  2. Claire @ Project to be Read

    I definitely need to read more of the books I already own too. I get so caught up in all the shiny new books that I forget about the ones I have, and then I realise all I want to do is reread an old favourite or that I’m massively behind in a great series.

  3. Faye

    Oh! You’re like me in SO MANY WAYS. So much in fact, I had to speak in capitals :D
    I very rarely stick to hobbies, always flirting with things but never making that final step to a relationship but book blogging? That’s a whole other story!

    And the post scheduling issues and worrying that people will be all “why isn’t there a post today?” baaah. I get it all.

    But I agree, time to read the books we bought without being tempted by the others.

    Great letter Jess :-)

  4. Molli

    Love this, Jess! Also I’m with you, on reading more from the books we own this year. I’m finally making good on that promise to myself. I hope you get to as well!

  5. Alexa Y.

    “My advice to you, for this year, is to read more of the books you already own. There’s a reason you bought them in them in the first place! Don’t get too caught up in new releases or advance reader copies. Remember you started this blog for you, for fun.”

    SO SPOT ON. I’ve been trying to make this my goal as well, and so far, it’s been… interesting. It doesn’t always happen, but at least I try, right?

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