This post is to talk about upcoming changes and to also get your opinions on some ideas I’ve had. First, though, Happy December to you! This is my favorite month! I am a Christmas lover – Seriously, I’m that obnoxious person who starts playing Christmas music as the last Trick-or-treater leaves my front steps! It’s also the last month of the year and I look forward to new starts in January. Speaking of new starts. . .Book Yabber will be undergoing some MAJOR CHANGES!
I started Book Yabber in August of 2013. It started as just a book review blog. Then I channeled the focus to young adult books. I expanded again to include middle grade and children’s books. I expanded yet again to return back to where I started, a book review blog. Apparently, I’ve come full circle. I read all kinds of books and I love to write reviews, so I made my blog a space where I could do that. Now that I’m changing as a person, I feel my blog should also reflect that.
DON’T PANIC! There will still be book reviews! I could never stop reviewing books. But I’m expanding again to welcome all kinds of posts! Let me break it down. You can expect to see:
- Movie Reviews
- TV Episode/Series (Netflix Specials) Reviews
- Craft Tutorials
- Personal Blog Posts
- Product Reviews
- Video Games Talk
ETC!!! It’s going to be a lifestyle blog, but I reserve the right to write about anything! I am going to try to keep politics out of it, but it might come up every now and again.
As you may know, I’m entering my 7th month of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy and all I’ve wanted to do was blog about my experience. I wrestled back and forth with the idea of just posting my rants and experiences here, but it didn’t fit the theme of the thing. So that’s what first got me thinking about expanding. My son is due in March and I’m sure posts will slow down, but I’m going to do my best. I don’t want to stop blogging – that’s definitely not in the cards for me. I love to write and this is my outlet. I might include development updates about my son and any parenting hacks I discover. I’m really excited for this new journey.
Movie Reviews: This is pretty straight forward. My husband and I have been to the movies a lot lately because we’re taking advantage of the time we have left just the two of us. I’ve seen Doctor Strange, Moana, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Arrival (which I don’t recommend for pregnant women. I cried for days afterward.) My husband and I plan to see Passengers and Rogue One this month, and we’ll pack in the movies between now and our son’s birth. You’ll see those reviews!
TV Episode/Series (Netflix Specials) – I have A LOT to say about the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which I will post in January. I don’t want much TV, but late night feedings with my son, I have a feeling I’ll be watching pretty much everything on Netflix.
Craft Tutorials – I love to Craft! I actually just made a Christmas Countdown for my husband. There’s a card for each day – sometimes it’s a compliment, sometimes it’s a date, and sometimes it’s just something silly. But I will post about stuff like that. Especially once my son is old enough to craft with me.
Personal Blog Posts: This is a pretty open topic. Everything from recipes I loved to rants to family activities, etc!
Product Reviews: I’m not much of a makeup person, so you won’t see those kinds of products. I will review lotions, bath bombs/products, etc.
Video Game Talk – I am a gamer who never gets to talk about games, so I’m really excited to have an outlet for this one. I’m excited to talk about game news, video game reviews, perhaps I’ll even post links to game streaming. My husband and I are planning to get the Nintendo Switch when it releases in March, so I’ll definitely be talking about that.
It’s really quite an exciting change and I hope you’ll come along with me! When you change your Twitter handle, all your followers remain, so that’s easy. With Bloglovin’, I think when I change the URL the followers won’t transfer over, so be on the lookout on Twitter for the new bloglovin’ link. Nothing is going to happen until January, so don’t worry Pottermas fans! It’s Pottermas all December here on Book Yabber!
I know that was a lot of information to take in, but please let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you have any posts you’d like to see on the new blog? Let’s chat about it!