This isn’t easy to write, but the time has come to say goodbye to this blog.
When I started Watch This Space four years ago, I was a 22 year old Master’s student living in Oxford and studying book publishing. A lot has changed since the day I started blogging, but I’m happy to say I still love publishing and books.
The fact of the matter is that it’s very hard to keep blogging about books in an objective way when I also work in publishing. I may have started this blog for a class project, but I’ve continued it because I wanted to share my honest opinions about books, including the ones I didn’t like.
In February I started a new job, and since then I’ve felt more and more like this blog is a conflict of interests. I’ve also often felt stumped for content. I don’t read as many books as a lot of bloggers and coming up with enough original content for more than one blog post a week is a struggle.
I’ve thought a lot this year about whether or not I should change things, or refocus it onto a different aspect of books and publishing, but ultimately I’ve decided against it. I really think it’s for the best. You may see me around on another blog in the near future. In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram or Twitter at @tehkelsey.
Thanks for sticking around the past four years. Thanks for all the comments and support and the book recommendations. Thank you for everything. See you later!