I’ve only ever been honest with you all, and that’s how I like it. I’ve made a number of posts similar to this one before, but I just felt the need to write a post today and talk a bit about how I’m feeling at the moment towards blogging.
Blogging kind of sucks at the moment. I have millions of ideas for posts and events and super secret ideas, but I have no motivation to carry them out. Just thinking about sitting at my computer and writing a review makes me wince. Right now, I’d rather sit and do nothing.
I’ve been in a reading slump since the start of November and am only now just getting out of it. Not wanting to read, and feeling like I don’t have enough time to do so, is such a horrible feeling, because reading is my main hobby. All I’ve wanted to do is get lost in a book, but lately I haven’t been able to do so. Reading slumps really are the worst. Before I started blogging, I could simply not read and not worry but now there’s so much pressure that I can physically feel it crushing down on me. This makes reading a chore.
You may have noticed that I’ve slowly been updating my YouTube video more and more and updating the blog less and less. My blog is my pride and joy, and my baby. I’d love to find a balance, and I worry that people will get fed up in the end. I’m ruled by my follower count and my page views, although this isn’t such an issue as it was. When I was on Blogger, I used to get a lot of spam views so I shouldn’t be disappointed by them now, when they’re purely all of you amazing people viewing.
Now that I’ve got multiple Google+ accounts, I’m having to switch back and forth every time I comment, and it puts me off. Before I would comment on thirty or so blog posts EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. After a while, it gets very tedious and I often bang my head against my desk because a lot of the time I’m reading multiple reviews of the same books and the same memes. When I don’t comment on these blogs though, nobody will visit me. This is one of the main things I absolutely hate about blogging, which you don’t seem to get on YouTube. I hate feeling pressured into commenting on so many posts every day.
I’m currently in the process of planning six events for January, one of which will be running the whole year. It’s a big task and it relies on my getting back into blogging again. I’ve put so much time, and even money, into this blog and I hate to see it gathering cobwebs in a dusty corner. What could be worse?!
I really hope you’ll all understand this. We all feel like this sometimes! I’m currently writing reviews to be posted in the coming weeks and I have lots of other posts planned too. I’d LOVE your ideas, too, because I am a bit stuck and you’re the ones who’ll be reading them.
I’m going to try and juggle my blog and my YouTube channel at the same time, and I might post some different things over here soon that aren’t entirely book related.
Do you have any tips for getting back into blogging? What would you like to see me post about? Let me know in the comments below!