Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a good May and I hope you are all looking forward to the rest of spring and the coming summer months πŸ™‚Β  The last few weeks have been great for me, but are getting progressively busier with lots of things happening in my offline life which means I need to change the way I’m going to be blogging for the next couple of months.Β  While I have no plans to stop reading and reviewing and writing other blog posts πŸ˜€ I do realise that if I’m going to keep this blog going at a steady pace (and keep up with all the books I receive) I will need to write fewer posts every week, at least for a little while.

What happened

The truth is that I had a bit of a wobble over the weekend and in the last week.Β  I’ve been in a good place recently and I’m hoping that I won’t go back into that horrible depressed place I’ve been in, in the past, but the fact is that sometimes, even during a good period of my life, I get overwhelmed suddenly with stress and anxiety when there’s a lot happening and I feel like it’s getting too much for me.Β  This happened last week, around Friday and I had what I’d call a blip with my mental health.Β  I’m okay now thanks to some wonderful family who are just perfect at knowing the right things to say and help show me how I can cope with everything I’m doing, but in order to not over-stress, or overwhelm myself I want to ease up on the amount of new posts I will be putting out on this blog for a little while.

Posting schedule

My current posting schedule is usually a mix of posts Monday-Friday, and is filled with new posts and the weekend is mostly dedicated to the posting of my older book reviews that I’m briging over from old blogs.Β  I opened and ran a few blogs in the past but since deciding that I want The Strawberry Post to be my one and only blog, I’ve been moving many of my old blog posts (mainly book reviews and some poetry) and re-posting them here.Β  These new-old posts are new to most people following my blog here though, only a couple of people I know who follow me have seen some of these posts before so for most of you I hope you don’t mind the fact that I’m posting the older reviews/poetry as they’ll be new to you and they are still valid and (hopefully) entertaining things to read.

For most of the weeks since my blog started these ‘re-posts’ have gone out at the weekend with the occassional poem going out during the week.Β  But in order to keep up with blogging and my recent changes in my personal life, I think I’m going to increase this to a couple more posts during the week too.Β  So rather than me posting something brand new 5 times a week I’d post 3 instead – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Β  Following this new schedule, at least for a couple of months, will really free up my time and will hopefully lead me to be able to create lots of blog posts in my drafts folder, which will mean I’ll always have posts to publish rather than stressing out when I can’t seem to write any for a few days.

Blogging journey

If all goes well you shouldn’t actually notice any difference in how often I post πŸ™‚Β  There will still be new posts going out every day of the week and they will still be on a variety of subjects including health, books and poetry.Β  But there’ll just be a couple more of my older posts (for now), which are probably new to most of you anyway!…Did all that just make sense? πŸ˜‚ Hopefully after a couple of months or so I can return to posting like I’ve always been, and I’ll still post new things more often if there’s a good reason to (like a special occassion) or if I just feel like it πŸ˜‚ …I’m sure I don’t make sense anymore!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ

Adding all my posts from previous blogs: poetry and reviews (which still mean a lot to me and which still carry my valid opinions/thoughts) will also be good for me as I want to be able to have everything on this one blog.Β  This blog is like a part of me, it reflects who I am, how I think, and it’s just something I want to feel proud of, especially as I’ve been on a bit of a long personal journey through blogging – I’ll save that story for another post.Β  I began blogging without a clue how to even do it and went through a lot of personal and emotional upheavals in my life.Β  But finally all is well and I’m in such a good place mentally compared to when I started several years ago.

So I hope you will also like to continue sharing in my blogging journey by reading my blog posts and enjoying the weird mix of random content!Β  Have a great day everyone πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ 😎

How is your blogging going (if you have a blog)?Β  Are you enjoying May or looking forward to the summer?Β  Let me know what you think in the comments below πŸ™‚