i would’ve never thought i would suck at blogging, yet here i am

well hello there, hi, long time no see. wow this feels so weird. i’m sitting in front of my screen with a blog post open and typing away. i miss those days, of losing myself in a blog post. i don’t even know where i’m going with this post but like i just need to write this out.


you know i’ve been asked by 2 important people in my life if i’ve given up blogging for good and the answer is no i haven’t. so now you’re probably wondering, well then why haven’t you been blogging if you didn’t give up? if someone would’ve said to me that my life was going to change this much when i published a book, then maybe i would’ve expected this. the less blogging, little to no reading, being busy with writing, and life period with many exclamation points of adulting. i would’ve warned all of you if i knew this.

i refuse to shut down my blog. i have been stressing a little too much over my blog, my presence here, stressing over coming back, being accepted, and keeping things with how they used to be. instead, i’ve been thinking of changing things up here on chicnerdreads and starting fresh for the new year. with all these changes in less than a year, i have changed too. i’m still playing with some ideas for the blog and trying to balance my very hectic time-limited schedule. cause if you don’t know, i’m currently working on other projects, i have family here from PR that came immediately after Hurricane Maria, and now the holidays are here.


all in all, i wanted to say hey hi, i miss you all and think about you often.


19 thoughts on “i would’ve never thought i would suck at blogging, yet here i am

  1. Twin! always here for you, sometimes the path we think we need to be on isn’t necessarily the one the Universe has in mind. 2017 was a year of dedication and putting in work for you in your writing. The seeds have been planted & I truly believe 2018 is the year where you will see the fruits of your labor of love šŸ˜‰

    Great to have you back nonetheless & I’m excited to see where you take ChicNerdReads in the new year! ā¤ ā¤ ā¤

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  2. I completely understand where you are coming from right now Gretchen! I was forced to go on a 4 month hiatus, and am just now coming back. I felt so much guilt over my hiatus…. guilt over abandoning my blog, guilt over abandoning my blogger friends, guilt over being absent in the bookish community in general… I also worried about coming back. Would people even remember me? Does anyone really read my blog anyways? What’s the point?

    In the end, I decided that blogging is still so important to me, so there was no way I could give it up. It really doesn’t matter if people have forgotten me, I’ll make them remember šŸ™‚ I am so happy you decided to stick around as well. I cannot wait to see the new blog in 2018!

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    • OMG yes to all of this amanda!!! you have literally worded all my feelings! I am so happy that you are back too!! Hopefully things get back to balance again. You are an amazing blogger and I am sure that everyone will welcome you again with open arms ā¤


  3. I’m glad you found that blogging makes you happy and you are sticking around. It’s amazing how quickly change can come, and even more amazing at how long it can take for us to acknowledge that we need to change things to accommodate these outside changes. Keep smiling, keep doing what makes you happy. And remember- -you don’t suck at blogging. We are here and we appreciate you.

    Welcome back. šŸ˜€

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