Savidge Retreats…

As you may have noticed over the last few weeks I have been really thinking about my reading habits and where I am, and where I am heading, as a reader. I have also been thinking similar things about blogging, which I love so this isn’t a navel gazing post, and where that is going, why I am doing it and how Savidge Reads has changed over the years. This is all good thinking though and I think we need some time to assess things now and again, so…

I have decided to have a blogging break; this might be for a few days, a few weeks or a month or two. It all started when I was freaking out about being 30 and my lovely co-host of The Readers and good friend Gavin said ‘it’s a new start; see it as Simon Savidge version 3.0’. This is an idea I really like so I am putting it into practice and am seeing it as a new start and have some ideas forming of what I am going to do in the future. I love a good brainstorming session don’t you?

While I am off the blogosphere I will still be popping by others now and again, chatting about books on Twitter (add me here), starting The Manchester Book Club and of course recording The Readers podcast (do pop and listen to the latest episode with me chatting to my mum, Gran and sister). Most importantly I will be reading lots and seeing where the books take me without feeling like I am doing it for the blog, some of these books will appear when I come back, some might not we will see. But look out for the new blog (there is going to be a new look and lots of new pages to mark Savidge Reads 3.0) when it appears in the none too distant future.

Until then, if I don’t see you on twitter etc, happy reading. Oh and feel free to let me know what you do and don’t like about the blog in the comments below and I might just bear them in mind…


Filed under Random Savidgeness

20 responses to “Savidge Retreats…

  1. Look forward to seeing savidge reads 3.0 a new decade always leads to looking back I have since my 40th eight days ago lol look forward to your return all the best stu

  2. Enjoy your break!

    I will be interested to see what you come back with as I always find it interesting to see how people’s blogging evolves over time.

  3. Janet D

    I understand the pressure that you must have to deliver each blog but I am soooo going to miss yours. It is the first I turn to, along with dovegreyreader (the first I found out about) as both have a genuine feel to them along with good quality writing. Enjoy your break, and come back as soon as you can.

    I mean, I hope you have a great break and I’m looking forward to the possibility of funky new features, but all the same:


  5. Enjoy your break and looking forward to version 3.0. Love your brainstorming pic!

  6. Mel

    Awww, I will miss your regular updates, but I will keep a closer eye on Twitter. Enjoy your break, and come back soon! Mel

  7. Good luck. Curious what you’ll discover…

  8. Exciting stuff, look forward to seeing your all your shiny new ideas x

  9. Enjoy your break! I, on the other hand, will not enjoy your break. I will be anxiously awaiting your return and eager to see what Simon Savidge V 3.0 has in store for us. Keep in mind that if you come back as Simon Savidge V 2.0 I will be perfectly happy as well….

  10. Kristen M.

    Is that really your handwriting? It’s so neat — love it! I’ll see you on Twitter until you make it back here. Have a fantastic break and rebuild!

  11. Annabel (gaskella)

    Love Gav’s idea of Savidge Reads 3.0 – shall look forward to it hugely! See you on Twitter.

  12. dotscribbles

    Have a lovely blogging break Simon and congratulations on your 30th! I for one hope that you aren’t away for too long as you would be missed!

  13. Am already looking forward to the new version of Savidge Reads… Whatever version that may be.
    BTW, I love your brainstorming chart

  14. Funny, you turn 30 and take a break from blogging, I turn 40 and start blogging! Good to take a deep breath, stand back and get an overview every now and then – hope the landscape looks good from your adjournment viewing point. Send us a postcard every now and then!

  15. HI, sorry I won’t see you on Twitter (not my medium) and I look forward to whatever the new you returns with (if you do). Good luck and enjoy yourself and your books.

    All the best from the cat with sharp claws.

  16. Have a good break and I hope you’re not gone too long. I do like your total honesty about books!

  17. Sharkell

    Missing your updates already. Hope you enjoy your break.

  18. I’ve been meaning to come and comment here ever since the post went up. Just to say, have a relaxing break, and come back as soon as you’re ready 🙂 I love your brainstorm! I think my favourite bit is the word ‘darker?’ – the mind boggles as to what you will unveil!

  19. Writers know that resting is as important as working.

    Good luck!

  20. Saw this late (had my own enforced rest period, being offline), but I can understand your need for a rethink. You’ll be missed though!

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