Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello everyone! I know I haven't posted since the end of December. I've been having some issues and had to take a hard look at my blog and schedule.

For health reasons and other concerns I have taken a much needed break and I also work during the winter and didn't have the energy to do both. It did come about rather unexpectedly, but I think it's time to take a step back. 

In good conscience I cannot expect publishers and publicists to count on me to put out reviews every month when I'm not sure if I will be able to do so. I have had to move things around, cancel reviews for books I had already received and I don't think that is fair to you the reader and especially to the publicist who sent me the book in the first place.

I think it's time for me to realize that with my health I just cannot blog consistently enough to offer giveaways and things like that. That's not say that I won't ever post again or offer any giveaways. I just have to get a better balance between life and blogging. I will still post reviews but they may not be the most current books on the market. It just depends on what the publicists I work with have to say after I e-mail them and let them know my circumstances.

It makes me sad that this chapter of my life may be undergoing some drastic changes. As readers, you have been wonderful and I love sharing new books with you. I know that the big draw on this blog is the giveaways. Those are the posts that generate comments etc. etc. But I still enjoy knowing you read my reviews whether you comment on them or not. It has been a privilege and I hope you will understand and accept the changes that have to be made.

Thank-you from the bottom of my heart and I will keep you posted!

12 comments:

skkorman said...

Wishing you all the best, Debbie—your health and well-being are the most important thing!

Sheila K.
skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Dolly said...

I do hope you're soon feeling better; take good care of yourself. We'll be here when/if you have the opportunity to post.

Jane Cook
jsites2002 at hot mail dot com

Cate Price said...

Debbie, please take care of yourself, and thank you for all you have done for readers and authors everywhere. Here's to a healthy, happy and balanced 2015!

holdenj said...

Hi Debbie!
Thanks for the update. I hope you will be feeling better soon. Take care and I know we'll still all be reading together!

Alicia said...

Debbie, We will miss you but health and life need to have priority. Take care!

lag123 said...

You have to do what is best for you! We have missed you though.

Karen B said...

We've missed you but your health has to come first. Will look forward to whenever you do post. Take care!

Carol N Wong said...

Hi Debbie, you are right, your health first. I got offered two blogs to take over in the last two years. Had to turn them down because I know I could not do it. My health is a mess too and with some serious problems. Please just post once in a while so we know how you are.

Love,
Carol

Debbie S said...

So sorry to hear that you have health issues. You must take care of yourself first otherwise nothing else will matter. Wishing you the best.

A.F. Heart said...

So sorry to hear of your ongoing health issues. Your blog, your voice, and your updates will be missed, but it is very understandable. Thank you for having shared of yourself and best wishes for a healthy future! I hope to see you around the blogosphere.

dot kel said...

Take good care of yourself Debbie. We'll miss you.

bigreadersite said...

Feel better. You have great blogs.