In Which I Bid You A Fond Farewell

Hello everyone!  After much deliberation off and on over the past year, I have finally come to the decision to end my book blogging career.  I have had a great 3.5 years talking about books and making new friends in the bookish and blogging community but the past year just hasn’t felt the same.  Blogging has become more of a dreaded chore for me with each passing day.  Between trying to come up with new posts and review copy deadlines, I’ve been stressing out on something that used to bring me joy.  I’ve tried to take a more laid back approach but that just hasn’t been working either.  One of my goals for myself this year was to let go of any unnecessary stress and unfortunately I have realized that blogging falls under that category for me.  I will also no longer be posting on my bookstagram account, @thewornbookmark for the same reasons.

However, I am not going away completely! You can still find me on Goodreads and my personal Instagram @pennma05!  I would love to stay in communication with you all so feel free to follow and chat me up over at those two places.  I will also still be updating my reading around the world map so you can still keep up with all the different places I’m reading about if you’re interested.

In closing, I would like to thank all of the people who have been following my blog over the last 3.5 years! You guys have been amazing. When I started this blog I never even thought I would have 100 followers let alone over 900!  I would like to offer some book blogger suggestions that I have really enjoyed following and talking to over the years.

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Tricia @ Bookworm Coalition

Brandie @ Running on Words and Wine

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Haley @ I Lay Reading

Yvo @ It’s All About Books

Kelsey @ Darcy’s Book Blog

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle

Farewell everyone! Happy reading! And remember to look me up on Goodreads and my personal Instagram if you haven’t already 🙂

33 thoughts on “In Which I Bid You A Fond Farewell

  1. I totally get where you’re coming from and respect your decision…but I’m also a little sad to see The Worn Bookmark go! I hope this helps alleviate some of the stress of it all though.

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  2. You will be very missed!! I completely understand your decision, I think about giving up blogging once in while when I’m feeling overwhelmed. It should never feel like a chore! I’m so glad we were able to meet through blogging and can continue our friendship outside of the blog world!

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  3. Balancing life and the blog is way harder than I ever imagined. I’m sorry to see you go, but I completely understand. I will forever remember how I accidentally roped you into buying that beautiful Jane Austen box set along with me. No regrets. Hoping to catch you on Goodreads in the future. Wishing you the very best!

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  4. Did you read my mind? Because this is something I’ve been struggling with myself for the past few months. My domain is up for renewal in July–and that’s when the last ARC I have out is due too. I have been going back and forth on whether to give it all up, and seeing you close down shop may have just tipped the scale. I just don’t have the energy for it anymore. I hate to give up my domain, but is that the ONLY reason I’m still going?

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