Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Salon: I'm Back

So I changed up my logo back to my original picture, because the black color scheme and nighttime photo were depressing me. I know it's not "BB in NYC" anymore but that identity doesn't suit me. I'll always be a Boston girl no matter where I live.

A couple of other things are changing. The Europa Challenge is ending at the end of this year. I've run this blog challenge for five years now and diminishing participation has convinced me it's time to call it quits. Part of a good social media strategy is knowing when something isn't doing what it used to do. It's been a lot of fun. I've met some great bloggers, read a lot of wonderful books and getting to know the Europa Editions team, in particular visiting their offices both in NYC and in Rome, has been a real treat. Some of the most compelling reading I've done in the last 10 years has been under their banner, and I'll still be one of their biggest fans. If anyone wants to take it over from me, just let me know and I'd be happy to hand over the reins.

I'm going to try to make my blog more community-oriented and participate more in the larger blogging community. Somehow I've lost sight of that over the past few years. For starters I'll be taking part in the Thankfully Reading event on Thanksgiving weekend. I won't have a ton of time to read but I should have some, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with my fellow bloggers. It's hosted by Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves and should be fun. And I hope to be getting back to the Sunday Salon community, too.

I added an Etsy link to the top left of the blog too, so if you're interested in any of the things I make and sell, take a look. There are purses, pouches, jewelry and lots of other items too, many with bookish fabric or themes. I also do a lot with Doctor Who and other novelty fabric. Check it out!

I've been going through my old reviews and taking out buy links and doing other updates. My goal is to have my blog affiliate-link-free by the end of this year. And I'm taking another break from Facebook, so if you follow me there and I haven't been liking your posts lately, it's because I'm not reading any.

The more things change the more they stay the same!


Mystica said...

I like your last statement!

Alexia561 said...

You can take the girl out of Boston, but can't take the Boston out of the girl! Same way I'll always consider myself a Jersey Girl! :)

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

We all need to change things up every once in a while. Good for you!
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Bryan G. Robinson said...

Glad you're back and love the colorful design. Always have, Boston lady. :)

JoAnn said...

It's nice to see your old header again! :)