Hello, book lovers! 💕
So I recently read a post from Katie @ Melting Pages where she talked about blogger burnout, which got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling when it comes to blogging. And it’s actually something I’ve been dealing with lately whenever I sit down to write another blog post. Right now if I’m being honest.
I had no idea what I wanted to talk about in today’s post, so this topic came at a perfect time. And I think it’s one that a lot of people, especially those in the book blogging community, can relate with. So without further ado, let’s get onto the discussion!
I’ve been feeling like I have been putting out a lot of the same content every week. And honestly, it’s been feeling a bit stale for me. I mean I do try to mix it up a bit, but again, there doesn’t seem to be that much variety for me to choose from.
Book hauls, tags, wrap ups, TBRs, even book discussions. They all seem to be on a constant loop that I just keep repeating each week or month. And I enjoy writing those. That’s not the problem. It’s just that I feel like I’m writing the same kind of things all the time. It’s not new or exciting.
And that’s where the burnout comes into play. I haven’t really been inspired to write blog posts lately. Which most people might take as I should take a break for a bit. And I would if I didn’t put this unrealistic pressure on myself to always put out content. Because I do have people who read my posts and I feel like I would be letting them down if I didn’t post something for a week or two.
At the same time, I still have a small following that I kind of feel disconnected from the book blogging community. And maybe that’s my fault in the sense that I don’t engage enough with the blogs I follow or the people who comment on my posts. If I read more blog posts from others that I follow, I might be able to come up with more ideas of what to write about. That’s something I’ve been having trouble with. But something I need to work on personally.
I do try my best to read and reply to (or at least like) all of the comments that I get on my posts each week. And I really do appreciate all the engagement I get on my posts; it makes me feel really happy that I’m able to resonate with people about what I’m writing.
And maybe I shouldn’t feel bad about wanting to write about something other than books, especially since I haven’t really been reading as much as I used to. Maybe I should write about TV shows or video games or my art. I know I’ve touched on those things a couple of times here and there in my posts, but I haven’t dedicated full posts to them (though I have talked about a show on Netflix I was obsessed with). I mean it is my blog after all. I should be able to write about what I want.
I just feel bad because most of the people who followed me followed me because I write about book-related topics. I don’t want to mislead them if I start talking about something completely different. But at the same time, I want to talk about things that I love, and I love more than just books.
Honestly, I’m not sure if I’m making any sense in this post. I feel like I’m kind of all over the place. But then again, that’s just how I’ve been lately in general. I hope that you’re able to follow this stream of conscience at least a little bit.
My major takeaway from this is that I’ve been struggling to find new content to write about and it’s kind of bumming me out to the point where I don’t feel excited about blogging as much the last few weeks.
So there you have it. Those are my thoughts on how I’ve been feeling kind of burnt out with book blogging. How do you deal with feeling burnt out? Do you take a break or power through it? Or do you try different content? I’d love to chat about this in the comments below!
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