Blogging Slumps | Book Blogging 101

*sighs*

Yes. I am currently emerged in that awful thing that all bloggers of all kinds experience.

A blogging slump.

Since school has begun, I have had a lot less time to blog. And even when I do, it’s: Meh. I don’t feel like it.

Not only that, I’m also in a reading slump.

IT’S AGONIZING.

Pretty much, I’m not in the mood for the book world at them moment. And guess what?

That’s okay!

Writers need a break from writing, readers need a break from reading, and bloggers need a break from blogging. It happens to all of us!

If you’re going through a blogging slump, I’m going to attempt to help you work through it.

1. Read and read and read and read

If you’re in a blogging slump and not in a reading slump, the best thing to do is read! Nothing inspires the  urge to blog again than finishing a fantastic book. 

2. Read other blogs

I find so many amazing blog posts in the blogosphere, and I have so much fun reading them! They really inspire me to blog again and I’m amazed by all their creativity! 

3. BOOKTUBE 

This is especially helpful if you’re in a reading slump. Booktube eases up on you with friendly, awesome videos all about books. They’re just as amazing and helpful as blogs and it’s very helpful if you’re trying to get out of a slump.

4. Yeah, okay. Netflix

You can’t be a perfect, reading/blogging fiend all the time. Relax! Sometimes you just need to let yourself spend a week of being lazy and binge watching, especially if the show happens to be The Blacklist 🙂

5. Just take a break

Nothing discourages like forcing yourself. Just let yourself take a break from all of it, forget about the book world for a bit and let yourself relax into whatever else you’re interested at the moment. Of course, it’s important not to let this get out of hand. Don’t give up! Unless, of course, your interests have just changed, which is also perfectly okay!

That being said, I will be continuing my hiatus a bit because I need a little break. Of course, I’ll be back!

In a blogging slump? Did this help? Let me know!

Mwah!

Becca

56 thoughts on “Blogging Slumps | Book Blogging 101

  1. No problem, glad you enjoyed! I know, isn’t it awful! I hope you get some time to post soon, though it seems like you have a pretty good idea about scheduled posts!

  2. Thank you! That means a lot to me! I just got sick too, and though it feels awful it’s somewhat relieving because I feel like I have more of an excuse to take a break from blogging. I hope you feel better!

  3. Thanks for the post! I currently feel like in a reading and blogging slump. School is really messing with my reading and blogging schedule. What I’m trying to do is if I have an idea, I’ll type up a few posts and schedule them just in case.

  4. I totally feel you with the blogging slump thing! Technically, I’m not in one because I still post every three days (because I prewrote) and I WANT to post, I just don’t have the time. I hope you get out of your slump soon! ❤

  5. I hope your hiatus helps. I think sometimes blogging makes you put pressure on your read too, which doesn’t help matters at all. Thanks for the advice. I will try and remember it next time I start putting blogging pressure on myself.

    Enjoy your time out with Netflix 🙂

  6. Aw I hope you’re out of it soon! 😦 I love reading your posts! But don’t feel pressured! Breaks are good, we all need them from time to time. I’m not sure if I’m in a blogging slump; I haven’t blogged that much since school started either, but it’s not because I’m in a slump, more that I’m busy, tired and sick. If I do get in a blogging slump I’ll definitely follow your advice 😀

  7. Aw oh my goodness thank you! I completely agree, a break is what best at times! I’m glad you like all the tips! Thank you, I hope I can just relax and then come back full throttle! Thanks so much for commenting, have a wonderful day!

  8. Just as you’ve said you love my blog, honestly I adore you and your blog so much more! These little tips I definitely agree with. These are the best ways to help you get out of blogging/reading slumps. And if all else fails, it’s always goods to just shut yourself off from it all for a while. Sometimes being so consistent all the time can be so exhausting after a while and we need something to help us feel that excitement again. And what better way than to take a full on break?

    Good luck with your hiatus and I hope you come back motivated and clear headed. I’ve missed you on the blogosphere, and I was glad to see this post from you. 💞

  9. Wow ..This post has been so helpful. I am going through a blogging/reading slump too. It has definitely not been helped by the fact that I haven’t been able to finish my last two two books as they were so boring :/

    I must check out booktube 🙂

  10. Thanks for the great tips. Watching booktube definitely gets me motivated into blogging more. I really think I’ve been in a blogging slump lately but hopefully I’ll get out of it ASAP. 🙂

  11. These are the worst! I like your ideas for curing it though 🙂 Posts like this are also a really good idea, because you still get to chat to us, but without as much effort! Hope you recover soon 🙂

  12. Great post! And thank you for these great advices. I find myself more in this kind of situation, too, with uni starting again, it’s hard to keep up and keep being motivated. Rest well and enjoy your break, we’ll miss you on here, I hope you’ll find motivation again! 😀

  13. I totally feel you on this. I’m also in a blogging and reading slump, although I think the reading slump is because I’m reading something that isn’t very interesting right now and that’s just making me feel meh about reading in general… XD

    Your ideas are all awesome, I’ve been doing some of them and I think it is definitely helping!

    Additionally, we have a huge book fair here at the moment and I think it also helps to just..be surrounded by books and book lovers to get yourself motivated again. 😀

  14. I’m also reading less right now. Twice a year I experience this, like clockwork. At least I know I’ll be over it soon. Hope you enjoy the pause and come back refreshed.

  15. Great advice. I try not to think of them as slumps, but merely pauses. We all need the break sometimes to focus on other areas of our lives. And I know that when I don’t feel like reading or blogging or writing, there is something else seriously demanding my attention elsewhere in my life. There’s no shame in it.
    Good luck with school and all your activities!

  16. I’m in a weird spot blogging wise. This summer I wrote soooo many posts that I have most of the fall scheduled already. And while that is great to relieve me of some pressure of making sure I publish something every week, I think it takes away from the fun of it all. Like, by the time a post gets published, I forget what I wrote (mostly because my memory is awful) and I lose some of my enthusiasm for the review/post.

    I also think I’m about to enter a reading slump (since school has restarted) but I’m hoping that it won’t last too long. I have some great books out from the library right now and I actually have time to read some books I purchased (long story but short version: I had wayyyy too many library books on hold). So things are looking up.

    I hope you can get out of your funk! Enjoy Netflix 😉

  17. I’m in a reading slump. And it is a total pain. I hate it. -_- I don’t think I’ve read a good book in several weeks. I want to finish Persuasion but I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been able to even think sometimes. I managed to break my blogging slump but it fluctuates.
    Thanks for all the suggestions! I’ve found listening to music, nice soothing stuff, helps a lot too.

  18. Great post! Definitely needed. I am in this exactly situation! Blogging and reading slump together. Sigh. It’s been like this all month so far.

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