Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nichole's Goodbye to the Blogck

As hard as it is for me to admit, at the end of August, I will be giving up my Thursday slot here on LDS Writer’s Blogck. There is no inciting incident that caused this, no hurt feelings or anger at fellow bloggers (gosh, I just love those guys!) but I have come to a realization.

I. Am. Not. Wonder Woman.

No, really. I’m not. Sometimes I try, though. And it’s exhausting. I am a mother of three (yes, three) teenagers and a fifth grader. I am a wife. I’m a book promoter and author.

On top of all those things I’m a blogger. But more importantly, I’m a writer. The thing I’ve had to ask myself recently is am I a writer who blogs or a blogger who writes? (Many thanks to L.T. Elliott for putting it so succinctly.) I blog three times a week on my personal blog, review books at least once a week, assist in keeping up a monthly newsletter, post a humorous blog once a month, and then every Thursday, I’ve had my slot here on the Blogck.

No wonder I keep running out of writing time before I finish my novel word count goals!

So. As much as it pains me, I’m going to have to let this spot go. It is the first of several changes I hope will enable me to be more efficient with my time. Never fear, though! I will still post regularly, especially on my personal blog.

I’m not sure what my fellow bloggers have planned to fill the Thursday spot, but I know you’re going to love it. And if you miss my posts, well, you know where to find me. Thanks, dear readers, for four-and-a-half years of faithful following. This blog was my first ever experience with posting anything public. I’ve learned a lot since we first started, made lots of new friends, and most importantly, gained enough confidence to branch out on my own.

I hope you’ve enjoyed having me around as much as I’ve loved being here. It wouldn’t have been the same without you. Good luck with all your writing endeavors. I'll see you in the bloggosphere.


David J. West said...

Don't tell Darvell, but you were always my favorite Blogcker.

Carolyn V. said...

I'll miss your post here Nichole, but I agree, it's hard to be Wonder Woman (although I would be really cool...and I'd bet caught up on my laundry if I was).

Darvell Hunt said...

I heard that! ;)

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks David! That makes me feel good. And don't worry. I won't tell.

Carolyn, you're far more likely to be Wonder Woman than me. And hey, once you catch up on your laundry, you can always come do mine if you want. We have lots.

Darvell, David didn't just say that. It's totally your imagination. *wink wink*

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I've always wondered how you keep up with everything. It will be different not seeing you here, but you're right. It's hard to do everything and it's especially hard to do everything and do it well. Good luck on finding the balance.

kbrebes said...

Well done, Nichole! : )

Valerie Ipson said...

Good for you, Nichole!