But before I get to that, I wish to share how disappointed I am in our on-going "blizzard." I can still find the barn without hanging on to the clothesline. My husband councils patience....so perhaps I will try again later in the evening.
Back to blogging.
So after six years, I have Changed.
Change 1. I am a calmer blogger. I have realized that there is no point in my trying to write Deep Reviews of Thoughtfulness, because in my limited time it is much more relaxing to dash off instinctive and impulsive reactions that I hope are sincere, but are rarely deep (partly this is because I am not sure what "deep" entails, and think it might actually be meaningless. Thoughtful, though, is generally recognizable and a quality to be admired in a blog....although I guess you can have thoughtful flippancy....)
Change 2. I am now more untrammeled by my early, passionate, desire for review copies--I get as a many as I need, and it's not like I don't have anything to read. This is good, because it seems as though hard copies of books are getting scarcer, and I have no interest in reading on an e-reader.
Change 3. And perhaps the biggest change is that no longer do I obsess over my stats in a fiercely competitive way.
Mainly this is because there is no point. My stats stayed essentially
flat all last year (the ten additional people following me in google
reader does not count as an uptick in any meaningful sense, and I see no way in which I can actually do anything to make it 20 more people in 2013) and I have decided that if one
blogs in a quiet sort of way about mostly middle grade sci fi/fantasy,
one is not going to have tens of thousands of visitors a month, and
there is no use in fretting over that. So I'm not.
But it would be nice if more people entered my on-going giveaway of The Madness Underneath. Thanks.
And thank all of you for reading!