7 Ways To Tell You Are in a Blogging Slump

Here is a confession: I’ve been in a semi-blogging slump for the past 6 months. I feel like these slumps come and go with the school year where during the school year, I start losing motivation to do anything besides write reviews (even though, statistically it seems people don’t like reviews as much as other things?) Thank you for everyone who has supported us even though we haven’t been around as much. WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU. <3 <3

7 Ways to tell you are in a blogging slump

1. You binge-watch 3 different TV shows in the span of a week but still have not found the motivation to write a post.

 

2. You download all the games and spend hours and hours playing them instead of doing blogging things.

Neko Atsume
Very proud of my extended yard. THE KITTIES LURVE ME.

3. You read a book and when you get ready to write a review, your brain farts and you forget how English (or whatever language you write your blog posts in) works.

4. You keep an entire notebook of ideas but don’t have any motivation to actually go forth and write those posts.

5. You stalk other people’s amazing blogs and cry over how great they are at this blogging thing that you haven’t quite figured out even after 3 years.

6. You look at your TBR and cry some more because you wish you could read everything but you can barely read one book.

7. You talk to your friends who are also feeling the blogging blues and somehow start feeling more motivated to do things. You miss the wonderfulness of the people and the satisfaction of writing a great post. You start yourself coming out of the slump. SUCCESS. Hopefully.

 

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Rashika

Rashika is a mysterious creature who likes to hide in the shadows. It's impossible to get to know her but if you must know, she is a huge bookworm. She also happens to have a huge sweet tooth so you can always lure her over the dark side by offering her something sweet (or bribing her with books).

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  1. says

    I’ve also been a blogging slump for most of this year but I finally feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things. THANK. GOODNESS. You’ll get out of the slump soon! The other day I came upon a realisation and it snapped me out of my slump: along the way I had forgotten why I started blogging in the first place and it started feeling more like a chore than a hobby. Then when I was speaking to my friends/family about the books I was reading and the books I got and after being met by little enthusiasm, I remembered this is why I started blogging. So that I could flail and fangirl with people about books all the time and just talk about reading constantly and have people get just as excited as I am about books. It just made me want to post ALL THE THINGS. So that’s what helped me! :)
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  2. says

    Yikes, I think all of these fit me! *blushes* Which is why I decided to take it easy this summer and just blog her and there and not stress out about it. This way I don’t feel pressured to read, blog, or write reviews. Plus this way I get to spend time with my girls instead of worrying about other things in the blogging world. I’m hoping after the summer and my reduced schedule it will pass and I’ll be back on track for the new school year but we will see.
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  3. says

    Right now I am staring at this post saying “But Rashika, I am too lazy to make my fingers type the comment, can’t I just grunt at the keyboard until it moves for me?” So… yeah, I feel you for sure. And it’s hard because if you fall into a slump, you seem to lose ANY forward momentum with blogging that you had, and then it’s back to square one, and frankly, no one likes that square.

    Also, at least you have ideas. I have… looking at a blank page. Sometimes I just type gibberish in so it doesn’t look so blank. Sometimes I give up and think about making GIFs of The 100. Notice I just THINK about it, I don’t actually DO it. Which is why I made Holly do a bunch of stuff for a post I was scheduling… for last Monday… and still havent made GIFs or graphics for. I did make a Tumblr for The 100. Apparently I am stuck on your NUmber 1 and basically can’t get past the “binge watch” phase. Oops?
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  4. says

    Neko Atsume! I hate writing blog reviews even when I am not in a slump. I only post reviews for books I have rated four and five stars on my blog, and I worry and fuss so much over whether I have pointed out all the good things that the drafts sit there, half finished, FOREVER! It is so much easier to do ranty-pants reviews for awful books on Goodreads. Ha ha! When I am slumpy I like to wander around and comment on other people’s blogs and get lost in Pinterest. It is good seeing more posts popping up here!
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  5. says

    SAME HERE BB8. SAME HERE.

    I feel like my blog is only reviews, and I don’t know. I feel like just writing and posting is getting harder and harder because HOW DO I ENGLISH. How do I make my review sound like it’s written well? I don’t know! I’m trying to plan some sort of other post besides a review, but it is hard.

    Surprisingly I am reading much more than I thought I would. Whooooop.
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  6. says

    Ugh blogging slumps are the worst. *gives you motivating cake* I kind of just KEEP GOING through it even if I’m not feeling the motivation. So like on the outside it rarely looks like I’m slumping? BUT I KIND AM JUST IN SECRET. Right now I’m feeling a bit stretched so I’m going to take a weekly hiatus soon.😂 And I think that’s also a good idea? Like take the hiatus, but make sure you have a date to come back. ALSO CONSUME MUCH ART AND FUN THINGS. Because creativity needs feeding! (Om that sounds so weird ahem.) ANYWAY. SENDING YOU ALL THE GOOD VIBES.
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  7. says

    YES to all of the above. Last month was terrible in terms of blogging for me and if it wasn’t for the scheduled posts I probably would have disappeared haha. I have a notebook full of discussion ideas but I can never find the right words when I go to type them out and by them someone has already posted about it so I just leave it and the completely forget about it. A good TV binge sesh is just what you need during these moments and I am happy to report that I am all caught up on The Walking Dead. I seem to constantly in the binge watching mode these days.
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  8. says

    Awww, I’m so sorry you’re in a slump my friend ♥ I’ve been there believe me, I remember the dark ages that lasted weeks where all I could post were like WoW and TTT, NO REVIEWS. I’m surprised I didn’t lose all my followers back then >.< I hope you can shake the blues soon and also? I LOVE NEKO ATSUME :D
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  9. says

    I am one of those strange binge writers so writing slumps are definitely hard for me. Sometimes it helps me to do some doodling though. Sometimes. When that fails I just give-up and eat sweet things till I feel better.

  10. says

    I’m very lucky, because this hasn’t really happened to me so far in my blogging life, Rashika. I’ve had times when I wrote less than usual, but not when I didn’t want to write anything at all…
    The community is a life saver more than once, though! So many amazing people to hang out with and be motivated and encouraged by :)
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  11. says

    This is so relatable XD I am blogging slump too but I think because I found bookstagram.. my intention creating book blog is to find friend to talk and fangirling about books and I found them on bookstagram.