A Very New Year (Urgent News! Please Read!)

by Madeleine Rex

I am so sincerely sorry. I really am. School this year has has forced me to give up plenty of the things I love to do – reading, writing, and blogging being only three of them. Last week, after considering what’s been going on lately, I told my dad that I thought it might be a good idea to quit the blog (while in tears). Not necessarily because I want to. In fact, not at all because I want to, but because a majority of the time, it just sits here, rotting and making me feel guilty.

He was pretty dang adamant when he said no.

The next morning, the first thing he told me after “Good morning” was that he had an idea. He proposed that I fix the crappy mess that is the last giveaway I attempted, and then take a new direction toward blogging.

It’s evident that I don’t have the time (or sanity) required to keep up with this blog as I’d like to. Not only do I not review books much anymore, but I hardly ever read them (yes, I said it). My dad came up with an alternative.

I’m opening up Wordbird to anyone who’s willing to lend it (and me) a hand. It would pretty much be a guest post opportunity for anything book related: reviews, posts on reading or writing, announcements about movie adaptations, anything. The goal would be a three guest posts a month, plus one that I would write on my own. If you’d like to write a guest post, click the “Help Needed” page above.

I know this is a lot to ask, but the horror of giving up Wordbird is only equaled by feeling guilty about it for the next six months. I need help.

I’ll admit I’m really worried this won’t get any response. If anyone’s still reading this, you are fantastically loyal readers and friends. Thank you.

And you definitely deserve a decent giveaway! I’m reopening the giveaway of Miranda’s Catching Jordan until January 6th, and am also going to direct you to the Ask Henry post, which will now be open for questions until January 6th as well. Please, whether you are willing to submit something to Wordbird or not, please take advantage of these great opportunities to spend time with Miranda’s characters!

Again, I want to say that I’m sorry. I hate that I’ve had to give up some of the most wonderful things in my life, but I’m hoping that the sacrifices I’m making now will make my future even better. Thank you so much for sticking with me, and I will heartily appreciate any help you can give to my blog.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share books with you guys. Have a great New Year!

4 Commentsto “A Very New Year (Urgent News! Please Read!)”

  1. I know how you feel. There are months that go by and I don't write in mine! Sounds like an awesome giveaway. These decisions are always hard to make. I'm glad you decided to keep it ;o)

    Good luck!

  2. Chin up.You've got a great idea here with asking others to help–and I'm glad you're not abandoning Wordbird. <3

  3. I know exactly how that is. I started my blog in junior year, and everything was instantly like "LOL NO BLOG POSTS FOR YOU" until I had to do all of my posts on vacation time. And it's due to this I won't offer my help, seeing as I probably wouldn't be able to keep committed to the /one/ post I would have to do. I would be so sad to see Wordbird go, though. I'm so happy you're keeping it around. <3

  4. Oh Madeleine *hugs* don't ever feel bad about not blogging because you have other things to focus on!! I'm so glad you're keeping Wordbird around, it's come so far and I love all your reviews 🙂 I'd love to see you post anytime, even if it's something totally random. I think what you're transitioning your blog into is a great idea. Anyways, I hope you're still around on twitter and such!! <3

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