Moving… But Not Leaving…



Still here.  It is funny to think that when I started Book Journey I was writing almost every day if not every day.  Those of you who have been with me during those years can probably remember those times.  Then I went to almost twice a day when I started the Morning Meanderings… and then usually a bookish conversation same day.  I used to visit a minimum of 20 blogs a day and comment.

I remember Justin once had a college project where he was asked to visit 20 blogs and comment and he thought it was so painful and asked me how I could do it day after day….  I found it at that time to be easy… it was fun to check in on topics you enjoy and connecting with fellow blogger with the same interests.

I am so thankful for those days.

Through the years.. things have changed.  Some book reviewer/bloggers that I really enjoyed reading, hung it up.  Many, including myself, slowed down.

And that brings me to my post today.

Looking at my last post here in March – it is safe to say I did not just slow down… I all but stopped.  My life over the past few years has changed as many of you know, and more recently – taking on a full time Marketing job, being active in the community and in adventures has slowed my reading time and even more so slowed my discussing of books and blogging.

But I miss it.

Over this past weekend I worked diligently on an idea that has been buzzing around my brain for awhile now.  I created a new website.  I want to write.  I miss writing… I am just a little more diverse now than Book Journey was created for.  I am reading, however I am also biking, planning and attending events, trying to get my life right in many ways, and still grieving in ways I sometimes want to talk about and share.

I created the website I Guess I Am Doing This and I am sooooooo hopeful that you will join me there – reading and following and commenting when you can.  I would like that very much.  I think it has a little something for everyone… and yes, I am still talking books 🙂

Book Journey will remain here as I have no intention of giving up on this site.  It has so much history within its pages… so much of me and how I have grown as a writer and a review since those early days… and maybe someday this will be the fit again.

Anyhoo.  Come and fly with me.  I would love it.


13 thoughts on “Moving… But Not Leaving…

  1. Joan Burton

    Hi Sheila,

    So glad to hear from you. I didn’t think you would just jump ship and not let us know what was happening. Glad to hear you are keeping busy and still reading and blogging. I will still follow this blog but also sign into your new site. Best of luck!

  2. Hi Shelia….this is funny, but when I was sitting on my porch this morning, I thought of you and said I need to check your blog. 🙂

    HUGS, and I will head on over to your new site.

    Good Luck, and congrats on the move and the new full-time marketing job.

  3. bonniejacobs

    I tried to add your new blog to my sidebar where I’ve had THIS blog for many years, but Blogger does not detect a feed. It would sit at the bottom of my 80+ blogs and never show me when there’s a new post, so I didn’t add it. Howevere, you can see that “Book Journey” is still there.

  4. congrats for your new site. I was going to follow it through bloglovin, but i can’t find it through bloglovin. also, I don’t feel like having to log in to another platform to be able to leave a comment on your posts. May I know why you didn’t use wordpress for your new site?

  5. Sheila, it’s good to see you again! Congratulations on your Marketing job! I took a look at your new website and interesting how you tie together your favorite passions. I hope you will find the blogging part rewarding.

  6. Wow, Sheila…it’s been SO long for me, too, with regularly visiting blogs I love (and SO many other things in life). I finally got here to see how you were doing—and now I know! Life changes and we have to often adapt and rethink. You’ve always been good at it and I’;m off to check out your new space! 😀 oxox

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