To the Unfortunate Readers of This Blog

To the Unfortunate Readers of this Blog

It’s not you that’s unfortunate, not really. It’s me. Well, you having me as the blogger of this blog.

(That sounds like a breakup.


I’m utter crap at this. Well, I’m crap at a lot of things, but this one I’ve just been failing at outstandingly. It’s the heavy guilt that sits in my pocket when I open the computer, knowing I should I must I have to but can I? And I can’t. Not really.

Blogging slumps are the worst.

While I want to, I can’t. Because I owe you better posts that ones hashed out in ten seconds. I want to deliver quality. Quality over quantity, they say, but is that quality worth it if it comes every two weeks?

Answer: maybe not.

I don’t really know where this post is going. It’s one part me lamenting and wearing my woe-is-me cap, but it’s also one part me apologizing profusely of my lack of presence. Lack of posts. Lack of being that crazy Claudia girl that blogs at PenMarkings (who’s pretty okay, if you ask me.)

So I’m sorry.

I’m not going to stop blogging (hell to the fuck no. You crazy?), but I just want to tell you how sorry I am for not doing my housekeeping. And to my new followers: beware. It makes me insanely (even more so) happy that y’all found this little blog interesting. Just… don’t expect posts too too often, okay? Because I’d hate to disappoint you.

This is usually the moment where I pledge to kill that blogging slump and grind out posts for days and days. As you know, I’m pretty shitty at doing that.

What I need is someone who’ll kick my ass for not blogging. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you see me tweeting or reblogging and you haven’t had a post in the last couple days (weeks), YELL AT ME. Tell me, “hey girl remember this post? YEAH, YOU OWE US ANOTHER ONE.” I won’t get mad. I promise. Reader’s honour.

Love you. Hope y’all keep reading.

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She likes to think the reviews provided help you pick out the good books from the bad, because it would be a crime to read some of those books, and being the good citizen she is, will try her best to help you steer clear of those books. While she knows that there are many blogs like this out there, as I’m sure you also know, she’d like to point out that her blog is different- you will never find someone quite like her. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you to decide.


8 thoughts on “To the Unfortunate Readers of This Blog

  1. i don’t care if you make a post once in 20 years, as long as it will make me laugh until my stomach hurts. you are really amazing, you should know that, you should also know that you blog first of all for yourself, so do what the hell your brain tells you to do 🙂 <3

    1. Aww, thanks love! That’s really uplifiting, especially since I feel so guilty about this. And my brain tells you I should give you a hug, so *SQUISHES*

  2. CLAUDSTERS! I agree with Maha! I DO NOT CARE IF YOU MAKE A POST EVERY 20 YEARS! You are amazing and wonderful and HILARIOUS! You are a wonderful blogger and friend and we wouldn’t have it any other way! <3 <3

    1. I LOVE YOU YOU KNOW THAT. It’s incredibly heartwarming to hear you say this. Thank you so much love. And I learn from the best 😉

  3. I totally understand this post. I’m feeling the exact same way. I’m “combating” a blogger slump with yet another re-design. It makes me feel productive, but I’m really not contributing anything, and it’s pretty dumb. I don’t even know where my grand ideas went.

    Anyway…I’ll still be lurking around. Even if you’re in blogging limbo. I know what your capable of (excellent content), so that’s definitely worth sticking around for.

    1. I can definitely relate! I spent so much time last year designing this new layout, and when it came to posting, I tried to reason with it saying that I’m totally being productive, I’m doing work, honest. Even when I wasn’t. Not really.
      And thank you so much for saying that! I just don’t want people to think I’ve completely disappeared, but I’m more of an unreliable poster as of late. Thank you so much for your kind words, love!

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