You may have noticed that my co-blogger hasn’t been around for the past few days.
She messaged me a few days ago to say she won’t be continuing at Happy Indulgence anymore. She’s just started high school and in between managing two blogs and school work, it’s been hard to keep up for her, and I totally understand. I’ve really enjoyed working with Michelle in the past 2 months, and she’s been a passionate ball of energy, so I thank her for the time she’s given us.
These things don’t always work out, but I’m glad I tried co-blogging.
Happy Indulgence is my pride and joy, which I’ve put in hard work, effort, joy and tears, and injected my personality into over the past 2 years. Co-blogging means letting someone else into your inner sanctum, and it’s really hard to let go and just trust, and these things take time. Everyone approaches blogging differently, and if you’re particular about how you do things – which most bloggers are, it’s even harder. While co-blogging has it’s benefits, it isn’t for everyone. And I realise that now.
As Happy Indulgence has grown, it’s been hard keeping up with the increased amount of posts, comments, and reviews. But I’ve learnt a vital lesson – most of us go at it on our own, and everyone understands that you can’t do everything. It’s okay not to post so much, to keep up with comments, and to visit other blogs when you are busy. Even publishers understand that we can’t read every single review copy we are sent, or that they aren’t posted within the ideal time frame. As much as I love blogging, it’s a hobby on the side, and real life is more important. That’s something everyone can relate to. So if I need to let a few posts slide every now and then, or I can’t visit other blogs for a while, it’s okay. That’s the advice I give to others, so I should follow it myself.
So where to from here? I’ll take the time out to reflect, re-evaluate, and return Happy Indulgence to the fun book blog that you all know and love, with posts from yours truly.
I probably won’t be opening up the opportunity to co-blog again in the near future, but I know some of you have expressed your interest in helping out. I do still need help reviewing my backlog of physical ARCs. If you are Australian based, we know each other, and you would like to guest review for Happy Indulgence, please let me know by emailing me at happyindulgence[at]gmail[dot]com.
Thank you all for being welcoming and accepting of my co-blogger while she’s been here, and I can’t thank you enough for your continuing support and appreciation for Happy Indulgence, my dear readers and followers.