Monday, April 1, 2013

I'm Back!!!

I'm very happy to announce that I will be back to blogging on a limited basis. I needed to take a much needed vacation for health reasons and because sometimes the blog can take over. I went through a period where my schedule was just getting the best of me. 

But when it's all said and done. I love reading and I love blogging and I truly enjoy offering you a guide to choosing books you will enjoy, as well as, some great sponsor offered giveaways. 

I do however want to take a different approach as I move forward. I will be updating some of the things on my side bar. I know that Google Friend Connect is going away and I want to make sure there are other options for you to follow my blog. I have also decided to only review books for a few specific publishers. I don't want to take on reviews for books that I don't really want to read. Rest assured there will still be all of the genres you have grown to love from Debbie's Book Bag. I still love reading an eclectic mix of good books. I will still offer giveaways, author interviews and guest posts. But, I also want you to get to know me. And I want to get to know you as well. 

I used to think that this was a book blog and that it did not need to contain information about my personal life or who I am because that would take away from the focus I was trying to create. But during my time away from my blog, I was still looking at your blogs and how you do things. I also took on a new passion of looking at food blogs and farm blogs, craft blogs and other kinds of blogs and I have taken a lot from that experience. There are some really great things going on around the blog-sphere and I really want to share some of that with you. 

I have decided that a blog needs to have a little bit of personality to it. A little bit more of myself. I have found that the blogs I enjoy most are not completely one kind or the other. They have a mix of personal things vs. blog content and that's what I am going for. So, not every post will be completely a review or a giveaway. There are going to be some other kinds of things that I think you will like. I am taking a lot of inspiration from Shelia over at Book Journey as well as many other bloggers, who are adept at making their blogs informative yet "homey". They exude personality and let the reader get a glimpse of what makes the blogger who he/she is and what makes them tick... 

I think this is going to be fun!

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Welcome back! I was so sad when you stopped blogging, but I definitely understand how overwhelming it can be at times.

Good luck with molding your blog into a new shape.

Cheryl

June M. said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see how you take the blog in the future. Take it easy and only do what you have time for/feel like doing :)

Dolly said...

Welcome back!

Peggy said...

Welcome back, Debbie. Bloglovin is a great reader to work with now that google is ending theirs. Check it out!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Welcome Back!!!!!!

mkdmom aka Mary said...

Welcome back...I really enjoyed your blog and glad that you are able to return to it!

justpeachy36 said...

Thanks, everyone! I am glad to be back.

Lexi H said...

Welcome back!!
I hope you find that perfect balance and enjoy your blogging again :)