Saturday, February 06, 2010

Winter Blues... And a Winner Too

Before I get into anything else in this post, I know I have a winner to announce. The winner of The Miles Between from January's Comment Contest is Amanda (That Teen Can Blog). Congrats! Send me your mailing address within the next week to claim your prize.

And now that that's over, on to the rest of the post. I know I've been painfully absent from blogging this past week. To tell the truth, my heart just hasn't been in it lately. I think I have a case of the old-fashioned winter blues. Plus I've been swamped at work and nursing (yet another) cold, so those don't help either.

With work being so busy, the only time I have to blog is in the evenings. And when I look at my computer, and look at my TBR pile of books, I've been picking books over blogging. Which isn't a bad thing necessarily (this is a book blog after all) but if I do that forever, I'll never have any new posts up.

So in attempt to kick start my blogging habit again, I have set a few goals.

1. I promise myself that I absolutely WILL post a contest roundup on Monday. I've neglected these lately, and I kind of miss doing it. It takes a LOT of work, but they are fun at the same time.

2. LOL of the week will go up tomorrow (Sunday) as normal. I enjoy these too, so that should get me happy. I've also been toying with the idea of doing a monthly roundup of books read so I have an excuse to get my sidebar updated at least once a month. So maybe I'll post something like that too.

3. I will work on getting my new buttons converted so people can finally start grabbing them. It's at the top of a long to-do list!

4. And last, but not least, I want to get the new round of the Virtual Swap started this week. I'm thinking either Tuesday or Thursday. So stay tuned for details about that.

Okay, I do feel a little better now. But I still want to go read at the moment, so I'll catch you all later. Thanks for hanging in there while I fight the winter blues!


fredamans said...

Congrats Amanda!

Mandy said...

I know what you mean. I've been having bloggers block or something lately.