Cause I've done that a lot.
I always come up with new ideas for different features and I love features, I just have a hard time remembering to actually post them. Hense why I've done exactly one ship post (Ships I Ship and Ships I Don't Ship) since this time last year.
In the process of going through my 300+ drafts (yes, I really have that many draft posts, some are from like three years ago! Send help!) I started thinking about all the features I've neglected over the years and which ones I will probably not get back to for a long long time if ever. Therefore, I bring you the:
First up, from the year 2014 we have: Fangirls Spotlight where I would pick an author/book series, usually self-published or indie published and I would feature it for one month with posts like reviews, interviews, and guest posts plus a giveaway to try to spotlight authors and books I thought deserved more credit.
First posted: May 2014
Last posted: September 2014
Reason for stopping: Honestly, I didn't mean to stop this, I took a break after September that was only supposed to last until the new year and then the next time I remember even thinking about it was the end of the last year and then it was a fleeting thought of how much my blog had changed. Um, it was just a lot of work and I got more series about writing last year and was just too busy to continue, I also had an author completely fall through and screw my plans one month which I let discourage me way too much.
Will it ever return: I mean, I would kind of like to bring it back one day but I would only do that if I knew for sure I'd be able to put enough time into it to do it right.
Next! Fangirls Anonymous. This was a sporadic not really a feature feature. I did it around the same time as fangirls spotlight. I wrote the most ridiculous posts for this! It was obviously all about fangirling and the most random things I assure you. I mean, I think I ever did one about Ed Sheeran? What even.
First posted: No idea.
Last posted: Around September 2014, I think?
Reason for stopping: I don't think I really stopped, it wasn't something I did regularly. Again I kind of forgot about it and just didn't have anything to write for it.
Will it ever return: Um, maybe? If I'm feeling like writing another ridiculous post then definitely!
#AmWriting Random Inspiration Something I started last year and then just...stopped. I would share inspiring quotes and things!
First posted: 2015
Last posted: November 2015
Reason for stopping: Um, again, just happened.
Will it ever return: Probably not. Just because I have a schedule now and there's no room for it and I'm starting a Tumblr for writing and I'll probably just do something like it there.
Bookish Mind Control! I loved this one! It was where I'd share one of my favorite series/books that's maybe a little underrated and try to convince you all to read it! I posted like...once.
First posted: Early 2015
Last posted: ^dido
Reason for stopping: I was super busy and just never had time last year! I gave up on all the features cause I didn't have time to create the posts. =(
Will it ever return: YES. Definitely, I will come back with this as soon as I can.
Writing Confessions: Where I confess things about writing! Like that I'm pro oxford comma. I have a problem where I'm an optimist and dear god do plots hate me.
First posted: September 2015
Last posted: October 2015
Reason for stopping: Um, again, busy!
Will it ever return: YES. I PROMISE. You know those 300+ drafts I mentioned? At least five are Writing Confession posts!
Ships I Ship/ Ships I Don't Ship: You know the drill, I mention it all the time. This is where I feature a couple or "ship" that I do or do not ship and then go into great detail why.
First posted: September 2014
Last posted: November 2015 (after like eight months without one)
Reason for stopping: Okay, I started this forever ago, and it was a one-time thing. Then people loved it and I loved it so I continued, it was originally just Ships I DON'T Ship. The beginning of 2015 I added Ships I Do Ship/My OTPS and revamped the posts. I posted like one of each and then...I didn't have inspiration to write them. No ship stood out to me as one I NEEDED to write about. So I just kept letting it go and go and go. I didn't mean to stop!
Will it ever return: YES!!!! Last month I finally opened to guest shippers (you can sign up here if you're interested) and I'm so excited to get back into these posts. I feel super bad because I haven't emailed anyone about them yet or assigned dates but as soon as I'm done with my editing later this month I am going to get on top of this. I have a couple posts planned and I'm finally going to organize everything and with any luck by the end of March I'll officially have my first guest shipper post up! I would like to apologize real fast for not getting back to anyone about this, again I've just beem super busy. <3 <3
Okay, this took longer than I thought. Tell me, are there any features you neglect? Do you have a problem where you try to create too many features??? Is there such a thing as too many features?Is there a feature you've given up on? Lastly, which of mine would you most want to see come back?