Call Me Crazy: The Next Chapter

I can't even tell you home many times I've looked at the empty Blogger text box over the past few months trying to figure out how to introduce this new idea I have for Call Me Crazy. For a while, I'm not even going to lie, I thought about stopping blogging. I'm just not able to read as much as a used to and my time is being spent doing other things- fun things!

After a lot of thought, I came to the simple conclusion: (that I really knew all along) I love blogging. I do. I love that I can come on here and write about the books I've been obsessing over. I love the lovely people I've met through blogging, who've over the past few years helped me get through some troubling times. I find so much joy in blogging and this community that I could never truly let it go.

So then I started thinking about ways to blog more and blog about other things I love besides books. I thought about starting another blog that would focus on personal stuff, photography, arts/crafts and a little bit of everything. I was worried that I'd let Call Me Crazy kind of fall between the cracks and I just don't want that to happen.

Someone pointed out to me that this blog has kind of always been a personal blog. I love books- reading is a magical experience that's different for each person and I tell you what I personally think of what I read. I've also mentioned aspects of my personal life, the music I love and some things I do with my free time over the years.

By now you're probably wondering where the heck I'm going with this post, I know it's long and wordy, but there is a point! I've discussed this with pretty much everyone in my life ('real' life and my blogging family) and I love that I have there support.

As of now, Call Me Crazy will be a blog of whatever is going on in my life. Books-art-photography-DIYs-sewing-writing and more. To be upfront with you all, I'm super scared about how my readers will take this news. I know I've gained my audience based on my blog's main focus being books, so I'm worried I'll lose some people or let them down. Which is mostly what I've been struggling with for the past month.

But then I got to thinking: I haven't blogged at all over the past few months. If I'm worried that changing some of my blog's subject matter will let people down- what about the fact that my blog has been empty? Of course I'm trying to keep in mind that I blog for me, that it's therapeutic and I just find so much joy in blogging. Yet at the same time I don't want to completely dismiss all of you by changing topics.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I really appreciate everyone how has read or will read my blog and I hope you continue to find interesting context in my future posts- even if they are a bit off the 'book blogging' topic. I understand if you want to bow out, that's fine. I still am so grateful that you have given this little blog a chance over the past (almost) four years, thank you! For those of you who are sticking around- a huge thank you to you for giving Call Me Crazy a chance to be something more. 

I'm really excited about the future of this blog. I've made a schedule so I can sit down and write a little bit every day. I know in the past I've promised that I'll blog every day and then when I missed a day I'd feel extremely guilty then not blog for a month- so now I'm going to say that I'm going to try my absolute hardest to get awesome context out there, to have interesting things to read/look at. It'll be a variety of posts (books will still be in the mix- how could I not include one of the loves of my life in my blog?)

So here's to a new chapter at Call Me Crazy. Bringing written blog posts, video blogs, do-it-yourself projects, photos, music, books and seriously so much more. I'm so excited to be started this totally awesome journey with you! 


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Thank you,



8 comments

  1. Yay! So excited that you're changing things up to make you happy. That's all that matters girl. As long as you're doing something you love DO IT. I can't wait to see all the awesome changes that are in store. :)

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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    1. Thank you so much Julia, you're so sweet <3

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  2. +JMJ+

    When I started blogging several years ago, I would never have guessed how my blog would appear today. Some features I used to love doing, I no longer do now. And what are currently my favourite posts to write occurred to me over a year after I started. Blogging is a great adventure like that, so I'm always happy to read posts about long-time bloggers who are thinking of changing things up a little. =)

    Does a change of direction mean a loss of readers? In my experience, it has. =( But the good thing was that I also picked up some new friends! One never knows . . .

    Here's a last practical tip, if you don't mind. People with blogs similar to what you're describing here often meet up at Twitter using the hashtag "#Lbloggers"--"L" for "lifestyle." It'll be a great way to network! Good luck! =D

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    1. Thank you so much for the advice, I really appreciate it!
      I'll definitely be checking out that hashtag on Twitter too! :)

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  3. I'm with you for the long haul.

    I appreciate blogs with more heart that roll and change with the blogger.

    Good for you. I'm proud of you.

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Juju. It means a lot to me, thank you <3 <3

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  4. Sounds great! I think blogging should be about whatever you love, and it doesn't always have to be one very specific focus. I think it shows when people write about their passions, so the fact that you want to blog about all these different areas probably means that the posts will be great, reflecting those interests. =)

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    1. Thanks so much for your support, Ashley! It means a lot :)

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