What? there’s still someone here?

New blog, new… what? New me? Definitely not. Slightly changed me, for sure.

This used to be exclusively a book review blog, with occasional life-related chat, and I also used to have a cycling blog which never really got off the ground at Adventures with Cecily*. Now that I do not read anywhere near as much, nor cycle that much, I wanted a more general blog – more in the style of Modern Mrs Darcy, whose blog I adore reading. So – I’m doing a bit of a blog re-launch.

What to expect

Fewer books, though hopefully more books than in the last year or two!

More general life stuff (upcoming: bullet journaling, goal setting, resuming cycling)

More simplicity. I just don’t have time for a million systems any more. I used to log my reading on LibraryThing and on Goodreads, and I’m giving up on both of those. I like some of the community aspects of both, but social media provides quite enough (too much?) community for me already and I wasn’t really getting anything else from these that I’m not getting between the blog, Twitter, a spreadsheet for tracking my reading and, you know, actually talking to people.

Less edited writing. I won’t pretend that my writing was particularly edited beforehand (and I’m such a stickler for spell-checking and formatting that I’ll no doubt be highly embarrassed if I make typos!), but in the interests of just getting posts written and out there (which is what I’m aiming for), some of that gloss is going to be abandoned. I’m doing this so that I have a daily/multiple-times-a-week writing practice, not so I have a super fancy blog from which to make £££.

What not to expect

Me to write any more intelligently, concisely or insightfully. This is my corner of the internet to chat, and if you want to come over here to chat with me, that’s fantastic! But I certainly won’t pretend I have all the answers. (Does anybody?)

Fancy photographs. Ain’t got time for that.

* Cecily got stolen and has been replaced by Jack (speedy road bike) and Gwendolyn (Dutch style bike). Cycling with Other Characters from The Importance of Being Earnest is a less catchy title.

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5 thoughts on “What? there’s still someone here?

  1. The Musician 24 March 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply

    Great to see you back on your blog! Go Jack! and Gwendolyn! I’m feeling rather like a Miss Prism right now – not that I’m going to write a three-volume novel, just feeling a tad old and worn out!

    • readingwithtea 24 March 2016 at 8:17 pm Reply

      So I thought about calling the pram Miss Prism…

  2. Bettina (@bettinathenomad) 25 March 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Ahhh yessss! welcome back! 🙂 I really look forward to reading more from you.

  3. Iris 29 March 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    I completely understand. And am taking up (hopefully) the same approach. As in, I will hopefully actually post. It will be nice to follow your journey along this way 🙂

  4. Alex 29 March 2016 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Still here and looking forward to the new blog format! I love me some chatty posts 🙂

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