Blogging Slump Woes

I’ve been in the worst blogging slump this past month. I remember back in the good old days (aka June) when I was scheduling five posts a week like a boss.

But that volume of posting has decreased slowly month by month until this point right now, when I’m struggling to get three posts up a week. Where did that motivation go?! Now I’m just like a slug, slugging along in my slug bed while I stare absently at my piles of unread books that I don’t want to go near with a ten-foot pole.

So part of it is that I’m also in a reading slump. Nothing seems to appeal to me right now. Contemporaries are boring me, I don’t want to get sucked in to another series when I’m juggling so many already, and also fall tv started so all I want to do is watch tv. Also I just finished watching all of the Supernatural seasons that are on Netflix and Supernatural now consumes my every thought and I feel like I’m just waiting for them to stream season 8 so I can catch up and watch season 9 live. But that’s a totally different story.

me, all day, every day.

I’ve reached that point in my blogging where it seems like every review or TTT I do is saying the same thing over and over again. So when it comes time to write a review or scroll through my Goodreads shelves, I have no interest in doing it. Writing a review for me right now is like trying to lead a camel through an office building on a day that isn’t Wednesday. It just feels impossible and annoying and all I want to do is whine about it. Writing reviews isn’t supposed to be this hard, but I open up WordPress and I look at the screen and I’m just like

Then there’s the fact that I have a bunch of ideas for other kinds of posts, but I start to write something and give up after a few sentences because I’m just not feeling it. The words just aren’t there even though I know I have things to say.

So in conclusion, blogging slumps are the worst. I know I sound like a whiny brat in this post, but I just needed to use some gifs to express my emotions.

Let’s chat! Do you get bogged down by blogging slumps? Or do you power through and write anyway no matter how hard it is? What do you do to get over it?

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11 thoughts on “Blogging Slump Woes

  1. I haven’t got a blogging slump so far, but I do notice that I post less than a year ago because I’m so much busier. There are many other things I life I like to do besides reading (and also things I need to do like school) and that also takes time. I don’t really mind, because blogging is supposed to be fun. So when you aren’t feel like it at the moment, just take some time off and come back when you want to 😀 Or perhaps incorporate the other things you do, like talking about the TV shows you are watching?

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  2. I can relate more to reading slumps than to blogging slumps, but I guess I would approach it the same way… try to get back to what you loved about blogging in the first place (when I’m in a reading slump my first instinct to get out of it is to re-read an old favorite) and if that doesn’t work then just take a break and focus on other things. Of course, while the books will always be there when you’re ready for them again, the fear is that your blog readers won’t be… but I think we all understand that sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes we just don’t feel like doing something. I’d rather read a blog that I know the blogger put their energy and enthusiasm behind than one that’s just going through the motions. Good luck, whatever you decide, and here’s hoping you come out of it soon!

  3. I know what you mean! However, I’m not so much in a slump as I am super busy with school now. Back in the summer, I had a desk job with access to the internet and a lot of down time, so I posted daily. But now I work, have classes and assignments — there’s barely any time for me to write my posts in advance. And it’s definitely not helping my blog any. Hopefully things will pick back up for us!

  4. I don’t think you sound whingy, and I know exactly where you’re coming from. At the moment, I have a whole week’s worth of posts sitting in reserve for the day when I lose my motivation, which might be sooner rather than later as I can feel my reading momentum slipping. Ah well, hey? Can I also say that I feel like your post ended on a really high note with your ‘let’s chat!’.

  5. I could never power through a blogging slump! The best way to deal with one, I’ve found, is to just take a step back from blogging and do other things. It’s healthy to have a break once in a while and I don’t think it’s something to feel guilty about when you do!

  6. I was going through something similar last month. I was just puttering through but after awhile I actually gave up on reading, writing and everything else in between. I didn’t get sucked into TV programs but I wound up doing a lot of sketching and trying to figure out my workout routines. Maybe you just need to take a step back for a few days, weeks, months, until you feel confident about picking up a book and actually want to read it.
    – Krys

  7. I’m dealing with this to some degree right now! I feel like I’m constantly repeating myself. Also, I’m drowning in books (no complaints) BUT I feel like I can’t really enjoy a book when I feel like I need to get through it to the next. Sigh. I think it happens to us all. I hope you get out of it sooner than later! ❤

  8. My problem is that I finish a book and then don’t want to take a break to blog about the book. I want to start the next book right away. I’m bogged down by my TBR list.

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