Sunday, May 8, 2022

It's official: I'm on hiatus

Hi everyone! You may (or may not) have noticed that I've been a bit MIA over the past month. Since Covid hit, I have struggled a bit with blogging and keeping up with everyone. A ton has happened over the past two years that has pulled me in different directions and moved my beloved blog to the back burner. Although I still love the community and all of my wonderful blogging buddies, I've spent the last month exploring new hobbies and finding new passions that are taking up quite a bit of my time. 

I'm still reading, but at this point it's mostly fanfiction with some audiobooks here and there. I've found my comfort area and right now it just feels good to live in that space. With all the uncertainty in the world, it's nice to have something familiar to fall back into. Unfortunately, reading 5000 stories about the same characters doesn't make for a great book blog. 

So, after eight wonderful years of blogging, I'm officially taking some time off. I don't know how much time but, after arguing with myself for awhile, I've come to the realization that it's okay to take a step back from something even after loving it for almost a decade. For the time being I'm planning to spend time pursuing some exciting new hobbies and fully letting myself enjoy fandom without constantly feeling guilty for not reading "real" books to keep up my blog. 

I love the book blogging community so much and I will forever be grateful because this was exactly what I needed at the time that I found it and you all have been one of the most important parts of my life for the eight years since. My domain just renewed so Cornerfolds will still be here for the next year and I feel like that gives me plenty of time to come back and get going again whenever I feel ready. 

In the meantime, I'll still be active on Twitter and my candle Instagram! I love all of you and I'm sure I'll be back soon!