Have you ever gone back and looked at the reviews you wrote during your first year blogging? I did that yesterday and it was enlightening. I found at the very beginning, which was January 2009, that I only wrote about a paragraph. It was short, sweet, and to the point. By the end of 2009, I had hit a stride and I was really enjoying writing the reviews and it showed.
Lately it has become increasingly difficult to write reviews. I don’t know if that’s because I feel like I don't write as well as other bloggers, or if it’s because I just can't seem to find the right words for what I want to say about a book, or if it’s because I'm just not back into blogging enough to have hit my stride once again. Perhaps it is some combination of the above.
At any rate, I thought I would share with you some of the reviews I wrote back in 2009. You can see the progression I make. It's kind of interesting.
Notes from My Travels by Angelina Jolie (January 2009)
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (March 2009)
Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah (November 2009)
A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey (December 2009)
Have you ever gone back to read your old reviews?