I don’t know how many of the people that followed my blog or profiles will read this, but I feel that I should explain why I haven’t been around much since last year, as well as why I don’t think I’ll be back properly anytime soon.
I always wanted my online presence to be about promoting Indie authors rather than anything to do with myself, so I tried my best to keep my personal life and opinions separate to what I tweeted or posted about. Unfortunately, when a friend of my family died, I had too much on my plate for promoting authors to even cross my mind. When a relative had an accident soon afterwards, I rushed to be with them. I didn’t even think to mention it on twitter as I thought I’d be back soon after, but things didn’t quite work out that way.
I ended up permanently moving in with my relative to look after them. I’m happy with my life as it is, I get to see my family and old friends a lot more, and I don’t mind that I left my old life behind, but the one thing I do miss is the amazing authors I met online. We don’t have internet here, and even mobile phone signals are flaky. The closest internet cafe is several towns over which is how I can write this, but because I’ve been busy it’s been difficult to find the time to get around to doing it. I’m sorry to say it, but I can no longer be around like I used to be.
I’ll still accept submissions to my blog if you’re following me on twitter and you’d like me to post about your book on here, but I can’t check everyday and I won’t be able to tweet the links out as often as I used. This blog never quite worked as well as I’d hoped it would, but I’m really grateful to @NehaYazmin, @DianneGreenlay, @_DakotaDouglas, @zaidamusic, @PhyllisBurton, @CatFromTheAlley, @pinevilleheist, @WodkeHawkinson, @the_weremouse, and @CynthiaKimball for taking the time to get in touch with me. It meant such a lot that authors that didn’t even know me took the time to write me a message and let me highlight their novel on my humble little blog. I’m also grateful to anyone that ever spread the word about any of the authors I mentioned. Good luck to each and every one of you!
Although I’ll still have my profiles for facebook, twitter, and G+, I won’t be able to follow back straight away or have the chance to interact with you all as I used to. I can only apologize for that. I didn’t want to show favoritism, but I did end up buying, downloading, and reading, a lot of books from the authors I followed. I recommended several books to friends and readers who followed me, and I know some of you got positive reviews based on those recommendations. I’m only sorry I couldn’t read faster and promote more while I was around.
So, that’s it really. I can still be sent emails and messages, but I won’t see them for a long time. I wish you all good luck with your writing and careers. Be kind to one another.
Thanks for reading.