Thursday, 4 January 2018

Identity Crisis

So, it's been a while since I've written, so I kind of wanted to address why that is!
I first started this blog about two or three years ago as a way to share my ideas about the books I had read- hence the name 'The Leaning Bookshelf'. At the time, that name fit well. I wrote almost exclusively about books and poems and other kinds of literature, and so using a blog name that encompassed this seemed like a good idea.

Since then, a lot has happened both in my own life, and on this blog. Firstly, I started uni and began studying English full time, as oppose to alongside radically different subjects as with my A-Levels. As much as I love reading, I found reading my uni reading lists alongside other books a little exhausting. I was reading around two books a week for uni, and after that couldn't really face anything else!
Secondly, and as a result of this, I started writing about things other than literature, and really really enjoying it. I loved branching out, and being able to write about anything and everything I wanted. However, I quickly realised that my blog name was somewhat holding me back. I felt a lot of pressure to keep up with the book related posts, which in turn kind of put me off writing them.

I really love writing, especially on the blogging platform, and I really want to do more of it this year and in the future. To do that, and to keep it relevant to my life and interests, this blog will undergo a bit of a re brand, and will have a brand new name! I have one in mind, and will be undergoing the long and tedious task of moving everything over to a new domain- so watch this space!

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog, it is really encouraging and really means a lot to me! It's astounding that anyone actually keeps up with my little corner of the internet! I hope you will all support the move, and will carry on reading in the future.

Happy New Year!

E x

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