I think it's time for a redefinition of this blog. I think I need to stop calling it a book blog, a review blog, a this blog or a that blog. With that comes a lot of expectations that I put on myself and a lot of limitations as well. And it sure doesn't help me any when I get into these funks that I've been in seemingly ALL YEAR this year. You see...last month I read all of TWO books. So really, I had nothing to blog about therefore making me feel like even more of a failure for having accomplished nothing. This is how my brain works when it goes into it's depressive states.
I think this is just going to be a "blog" now. No labels, no limitations, no restrictions or exclusions. I'll just write about whatever I want to write about whenever I want to write about it. If that's about books, that's fantastic! But if I'm not inspired by what I'm reading, so be it. I started blogging in 1999...way before book blogging. I didn't start book blogging until 2007. My first blog was on deadjournal, then I migrated to myspace, then book blogging. What blogging has always been about for me in essence was having a space to talk and connect and share my thoughts with like minded people and even if those people aren't like minded sometimes, to engage in conversation. To have an outlet to get my voice out there through my fingertips and that's something that I crave and miss when it's not there.
In the last couple of years I think I've lost that to an extent...or maybe forgotten that. I forgot to have fun along the way maybe. Forgot that this is supposed to be carefree. So I'm bringing that back. I'm not promising to blog every day or even every week. I'm not promising exciting content here. But, I'm going back to my roots. Books, music, life...the good, the bad, the new, the mundane, the exciting. I just want a place to record it and share it again.
I actually intended to write about my botox injections I got today for my migraines (that went surprisingly well only I can't show the emotion of surprise all that well :p) today, but botox just doesn't fit into this post all that well so I'll leave it at this and tell you all about the excitement of botox later on :p Oh, and I'm totally readathon-ing next Saturday too! Who else is in? Ok, that's all for today.