Monday, June 17, 2013

Life Post

Folks, we are coming up on my fourth year of book blogging. I've done giveaways, big posts, and whatnot but this year...well, I'm actually thinking more of change and what's next. I've explored the motivation behind my blog in yearly wrap posts and here and there. My blog definitely has changed; at times it has been very extensive and diverse and other times, I can barely slap up a few sentence review. This is life, especially when it involves a "hobby" per se.

Books will always be one of my favorite pastimes and I still very much like my blog. But I've been thinking of expanding it, either in a separate "life" blog that links on my sidebar OR just reinvent Red Headed Book Child all together. My life is bigger than just books and I've got a crap ton to say. 

I'm leaning more towards just revamping the look of Red Headed Book Child and incorporating more life posts rather than book posts.

My life has changed a lot in the last four years. 
To quote my Facebook post: "In the last 3 years, I went from having everything in place. A career, benefits, savings, a house, a beautiful baby, a happy marriage, and wicked sense of identity to losing my career, being denied insurance, using all my savings, not being able to afford to fix my old house, my baby becoming a little boy with special needs, a marriage that I have to remind myself to nurture sometimes and an identity that I'm still trying to figure out and regain. But through it all, I love my life and even with the recent turn of events, I will get through it once again. Because I 'effing rock."

So my blogging friends, I ask you. New Blog with New Name? Or Same Old Blog Name and 
new design?

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by 
(and thanks for your input in 

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Revamp. I would LOOOOOVE that. I did the same thing recently. I just can't be limited you know? Good luck. I can't wait to see what you decide to talk about.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I understand blogging needs are changing. Stay with the same name but expand with your life . I know about kids with special needs. Yes and working and identity ...I totally get. Hugs

Marce said...

I so get it Michelle. I will still be here either way.

My vote is for same name just switch it up according to what you want to say. Will you be still be doing a book something once a week? If yes the name is fine but if some weeks no maybe change the name??????

I look forward to what your going to talk about.

Another idea keep red headed or include your name in new title.

carol said...

Same blog new design. Talk about what you want, it's your space.

Jo-Jo said...

I totally know what you mean Michelle, as I feel I am pulled in so many directions myself. I have projects I am working on that really need more attention than my blog right now, but I just can't give it up! I figure if I even blog just once a week, so what?

I like the idea of adding a personal touch to this blog. I'll look forward to whatever you decide...

Lisa said...

You do effing rock! My vote is to keep this blog and just make it what you want it to be.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks for the input everyone. I think I am going to go with a little revamp somehow, keep the name and post what i post!

Thanks for continuing the journey with me!

StephTheBookworm said...

I'd say keep the blog and revamp! My blog has evolved a bit too. It's still a lot of books, but also includes fitness and life posts. Looking forward to your new posts!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I would keep the name and even the look. After all, you are a red-headed book child. Just incorporate more about your life, etc.

It's so funny that I read this just now because I was just thinking whether or not I wanted to continue doing a combination reading life/Mailbox Monday post. It just feels like such a chore now so I think not. I guess we all must evolve at some point. My blog is 4 at the beginning of August. That just may be the key year for change. I know Ryan is coming up on four too (or is four already) and he has also made a lot of changes too.

Gina said...

You rock indeed. *hugs* Any path you choose as long as it feels right to you will be awesome...I just know it. Revamp away! ^_^

Ryan said...

I say just revamp. Make this blog what you want it to be.