Blogging Sabbatical

You guys, I was hoping that I’d be able to keep up with a good blogging schedule this fall, but after a decent September I am already struggling again. After thinking about it all weekend, I’ve very reluctantly decided that I need to take an official break for a few months, so I can meet some other deadlines and then regroup.

I will most definitely be back! My current plan is to work on other projects in October and November, be able to spend some time in December getting posts written and scheduled, and then relaunch in January 2014.

Which means now is a good time to let me know if there’s a topic you’d like to see addressed! It would make me happy to have a few ideas simmering on the back burner while I am fighting the Hydra that is my current to-do list. 🙂

Thanks for being such great partners in thinking and learning about storytimes. Have a super holidays and I will see you in the New Year!

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10 Responses to Blogging Sabbatical

  1. No worries Mel. Blogging is like a river…you step in and out. Or like an ocean..the tide comes in and out…or like a stream…dependent on water flowing in from the rains or ebbing with the drought. You take the time for other things and you come back stronger than ever. Like the rocks, we are here, always patient, always waiting. For the water.

  2. Melissa says:

    Love you, Marge. Thank you!

  3. Lizzie says:

    Completely understand Mel. I absolutely love your blog so much – it has helped me like you wouldn’t believe. I am a middle-aged/new to librarianship Children’s Librarian and you have been there on this the blog while I have found my feet. Thank you!

    All the way from sunny Melbourne, Australia

  4. Abby Johnson says:

    *nods* Take the time you need; your readers will be here when you get back! 😀

  5. Anne says:

    Good for you for recognizing that you need to take a break! We will still be here when you come back (and on Twitter too!).

  6. Melissa says:

    Ladies, thank you so much! This was a tough decision but your kind words make it easier. Lizzie–Thanks for letting me know Mel’s Desk is a help. I was so lucky in my mentors when I was first starting out. It feels good to know I am paying that forward, even a little bit! Abby–your blog has always been such an inspiration to me. Thank you! Annie–I could never, ever, quit Twitter. 🙂 I will see you there for sure!

  7. Kirby says:

    BIG HUG!! I will miss your posts but am happy you will get a much deserved break (of sorts!) See you on twitter xoxoxo

  8. Melissa says:

    Superstar! Thanks, Kirby, you know I will still be online!!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Thanks for announcing your break… I haven’t blogged since June and I keep meaning to every week. You’re awesome. I don’t know how you do it all. I came to your blog today to help prepare my “Read” themed storytime with Silver Bell books. It is in two weeks. Yay!

  10. Melissa says:

    Thanks Sarah. You’re awesome too, and doing it all with two little ones around as well. See you soon!

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