Hey to all my Goblins and Ghouls! I love you all and I want to be honest always.
So here’s the thing…
I’ve been thinking, pondering, wondering and wavering about this little blog here. I started it because I love to read and I love to write about what I read, but at some point over the last few years, this has all started to feel more like work and less like the fun hobby that inspired me to start Here’s The Fucking Twist back in 2018.
I’m behind in reviews and also feeling the pressure to keep reading, reading, reading so I don’t fall behind in that too. Moreover, I’m burnt out from my real-life responsibilities and you know… *gestures widely at literally everything on Earth*
Because of this, I’ve been going back and forth on the idea of deleting my blog. There, I said it. The option to erase this site and go back to just the fun, casual parts of reading is very tempting.
But, I’m not quite ready for that just yet. It still feels like an extreme, very permanent option to salve burnout.
For now, to find some breathing room, I’ve decided on a less aggressive option – I will no longer be writing true crime posts. They are just so time-consuming, it’s like I’m writing a college essay each time. It’s a massive amount of research, sourcing facts and putting it all together in my particular way. I feel terrible that I can’t do those posts justice (no pun intended) in the way I used to. But, the truth I’m facing today is that I’m stretched too thin in all aspects of my life. My first step to remedy that is changing how my blog functions.
I’ve removed all the true-crime menus from my blog. Originally, I was going to leave the posts archived, but since the annoying comments from demented true-crime “fans” will not stop, I’ve decided to delete the posts permanently. Like, I just do not want to be associated with this shit anymore. It’s become weird and oversaturated and inappropriate.
But I digress… The bottom line is that I can no longer do books and true crime. I can only do one and I’m choosing books, so this blog space is getting a revamp in that sense.
I’m sorry to all the readers who come here for my true crime write-ups, but I need to make some sacrifices in order to keep this blog running and keep it “me.”
Thanks for reading and understanding.
2 thoughts on “📌Blog Update – The End of True Crime Tuesday”
I’m sorry you have to let the True Crime Tuesday posts go but am soso glad you aren’t giving up on the blog completely! I know I don’t hop over here as often as I used to… I am also tired and feel like the person I was in 2018 is not the same as who I am now lol. I wound up reducing my posting to once a week this month and it’s more manageable… hoping I can now have time to like, chat with other bloggers again.
I hear you – I also don’t feel like the 2018 me anymore. Life has just gotten so stressful and overwhelming in so many ways, I feel like I don’t have enough time in my life. More and more I am looking for what is just going to be easy and fun when it comes to reading and reviewing. Still searching for what that looks like for me exactly, but I’m not quite ready to give up the blog entirely.