Keepin’ It Real #2

Posted February 9, 2015 by Erin in Keepin It Real / 7 Comments

Keepin’ It Real #2

I wrote this blog post back in December and got busy with the holidays. So here are my thoughts on why I have backed out of most Facebook groups and Street team/author groups.

Today I did something I have been meaning to do for sometime. I left almost every author Facebook group, I was in. This has nothing to do with the authors (at least not majority) but I have come to a point in my life where I felt stretched to thin. I have a young family, a job and the blog. I felt like I was wearing to many hats. Not being able to put all of my attention on one thing. It was affecting my family time and taking away from why Im really here, and thats my love of reading and getting lost in a book.

I want to concentrate on my home life (obviously) and I want to put more effort in here. My safe spot of this blog, where I can read and review, without feeling the pressure to give a certain amount of stars because I belong to a group. I want to be as honest in my reviews, as I want other reviewers to be with me! I know I am not the only person in the book world who eventually has to put their foot down and take a step back. I don’t ever want this to fell like a chore. I want it to be fun and relaxed. I will still promote my favorite authors and such, just in a different way.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the fb notifications and groups you belong to?




7 responses to “Keepin’ It Real #2

  1. Erin, you are reading my mind! In last two months, I have been gradually spending less and less time in my FB groups. I am still a member of many groups, but turned off all notifications and I am checking in only sporadically. As you said, I do not have time for my personal life, work, blog AND doing promo/chatting with authors. It became too exhausting.
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