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My Accidental Hiatus

I haven't posted anything on this blog (or replied to comments, or read posts on other blogs - you get the picture) since the end of February. It's only been 11 days, but it seriously feels like SO MUCH LONGER. There are two main reasons for this:
  1. I had a bit of a family emergency, which involved me being away from home for a while and my mom taking my laptop to the other side of the country so that she could work. Things are fine now, but everything else got pushed aside for a while.
  2. I still have not mastered the art of scheduling posts.
These were definitely not ideal circumstances, but I'm kind of glad that I stepped away for a while. Things were starting to feel a bit frantic (see above: me not planning ahead enough to schedule posts), and I needed to take a step back for a while.

I have plans for this blog for the next few weeks, but it will probably take a while for me to get completely caught up. In the meantime, though, I'm very happy to be back, and I hope to be posting regularly again in the very near future!

Have you ever taken an accidental hiatus from your blog? Have I missed anything earth-shattering in the book blogging world in the last two weeks? Any tips for mastering the art of scheduled posts? Tell me in the comments!


  1. *waves* Welcome back from your hiatus!! Sometimes they ARE just to regroup and rest up, right?! The only accidental hiatuses I've taken are when my blog has exploded or something horrifically scary. xD Which luckily hasn't happened since I moved to wordpress (*hugs wordpress*)
    As for scheduling posts...I almost ALWAYS do because I like to post at the same time each night. But it's easy! You just write a post and...hit schedule?! :P

    1. *sees that I forgot to put a clarifying paragraph into my post* Oh, well. What I meant about scheduling posts is that I never really have posts planned out more than a couple of days in advance, and even that's rare for me. I need to organize things better.

      I think this was a pretty good hiatus! I have lots of post ideas and plans, and I'm even MORE excited about everything now that I'm coming back after time away!

  2. Sometimes you need to just take a break, even if it's unplanned. Glad you're back, though!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Thanks! I wasn't so sure in the middle of it, but looking back, the break was definitely a good idea.

  3. Welcome back! Sorry about the family emergency and stuff getting a little hectic, but I hope you had a good hiatus and all. I'm glad to see you blogging again! :)

    1. Thank you! Somehow, despite all the hecticness (which is TOTALLY a word), I think this was a good hiatus. Glad to be back, though!

  4. I think taking breaks is important. It really relaxes you and when you come back, it's like blogging for the first time again!

    1. Exactly! Except this time, it's without the slight terror of always feeling that you don't know what you're doing! (Okay, MOSTLY without that.)


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