Blogging Slumps

Today I’d like to talk about a topic that have been discussed many times before, partly because I think I’m heading into a very severe one – blogging slump. And the weird thing is I didn’t feel it until a few days ago.

You see, last Sunday I said that this week would be even more crazier and I was right. Teachers gave me more assignments and tests and I definitely feel the pressure for our exams next week. As a result, I haven’t had time to relax, let alone read a book and write posts. I haven’t been in the mood to leave comments as well. Like, when I read a post by my favorite bloggers, I do love them but I just have no idea what to say. In the end, I don’t say anything because I don’t want to sound generic in my comments. I do read your posts guys, I truly do but I just don’t know what to say.

I have tried to get out of my slump – it’s the reason why I haven’t write a single post except for Status Updates for the last two weeks. My posts had, in fact, been scheduled. My resolution to be more organized might have backfired a bit because I’m apparently more stressed this way.

I think I need a break from everything, to focus on my exams without feeling guilty of neglecting my blog. I still love reading though, it’s just I’m no longer that passionate about blogging all of a sudden. It’s sad because I have this new feature planned :/ I don’t know what caused this, last year I didn’t feel this exhausted. Perhaps school or lack of rest or the death of my dog or most likely a combination of them.

I know I said there will be an STS next Saturday but I’m gonna postpone it till I’m back at blogging again (or until my copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Cinder and Pivot Point have arrived lol). I don’t know exactly when I will come back but I will still post for Insta-Love 101 because I’ve actually written that post.

I will be on a blogging break for an unknown period of time but I hope you guys will bear with me. You can still reach me via Twitter though – I think I’ve become somehow attached to that social media.

Have you ever got into a huge blogging slump? How do you avoid slumps in the first place, and more importantly, how did you get out of it?

14 thoughts on “Blogging Slumps”

  1. I have been in many a blogging slump. Study is what normally drains it and there’s not much I can do about that… Though sometimes I do get in slumps and lose motivation for no apparent reason. I think because you spend too much time doing the same new things and you get bored of it.

    I find breaking things up helps. Do things that aren’t related to blogging or reading, get out of the house, do something fun! And even if that doesn’t work, motivation returns in its own time.

    Good luck with your assignments and tests and everything!

  2. I haven’t had a blogging slump *knocks on wood* but more blogs seem to take hiatuses around this time. I sure hope you’ll get out of it soon, but take your time! 🙂 Good luck with school and everything!

  3. Taking a break is always a personal thing, and we will all understand if you need to take some time away to focus on studying and just have time to yourself do other things than reading. Blogging has to be enjoyable, and if you’re not enjoying it, step back and look at whats draining you. I hope you feel much better soon 😀

  4. No need to stress, I’ve been in many. It’s commonplace after you’ve been blogging for a while. Some aren’t as serious but I did go through a blogging AND reading slump which led to me believing I would never blog again. Of course, this didn’t happen. I returned to my blog a few months later completely refreshed and with a passion for reading intact again.

    My advice to you is to just take a step back and breathe. Don’t even read if you feel that’s just piling it on more. I haven’t been able to read in weeks due to school either and I know the feeling you get when you want to pick up a book but cannot concentrate on it know matter how hard you try because you feel you should be doing schoolwork instead.

    Everyone will be here for you no matter what and will welcome you back when you feel it’s time to return to blogging – seriously, I’ve been through many blogging and reading slumps and you usually get out of them the quicker you take a break and just enjoy yourself for a while without the excess pressure and stress.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. I lost my old dog, Taz, in 2012 and I know what it feels like. He was very dear to me, as I’m sure your dog was to you, so I know how upsetting and hard it is. Taz will be up there showing your dog the ropes I’m sure and looking after him for you. 🙂

    I hope you feel better soon!<3

  5. Dude no need to stress! Everyone will be here for you when you get back! I think it’s important to set your priorities straight and I think every blogger deserves a break every now and then. Especially during exam time! Education comes first by a long shot.

    Blogging is extremely hard and when it begins to feel like a task is when you know you need a break. God it was so much easier when I was just a reader haha

  6. Aww you don’t have to worry too much about it, Kezia! I mean, I might not be in any position to say this, because I AM feeling down in the dumps myself, but I just want you to know that it’s totally fine to take a break if you really have to, because everyone will welcome you back when you return! So make that break count Kezia! I hope you find your inspiration to blog sooner or later 🙂

  7. KEZIA!<3 *GLOMPS* It’s okay you can always take a break and I will not take anything on that, because I needed a break and just left the blogosphere for a few weeks and now here I am back again and I feel much better. So feeling the pressure of school and stinking teachers pressuring you with tests ALL ON THE SAME FREAKING DAY SO YOU HAVE TO CRAM EVERYHTING TO STUDY ALL ON THE SAME DAY WHILE YOU ARE SICK SUUUUCKS SO MUCH.

    It’s all okay, as long as you got those goals you still have a whoooole year to achieve them, honey. <3 Hope everything is alright, okay. I don’t want you stressing from school and blogging. No, no. I command you to go and take a break and focus on one thing at a time! School before bloggin is something I like to say though I hate to–but in these situation yes! No go and take a nappy thinking about all your book boyfriends–yup, yup. <3

  8. I have DEFINITELY experienced a big blogging slump, but I think the reason mine got so bad, was because I waited too long to see the signs.

    Take as much time as you need to remember why you fell in love with blogging in the first place! It’s the best advice I can give.

  9. Feeling like this at the moment and the more I think about ALL the books I have to read and ALL the reviews etc I have to write instead of tackling the pile I feel panicked because it’s overwhelming and this is a hobby right? so I don’t want it to take over my life. I have other stuff to do. This weekend I’m going to try and just chill, maybe pull out a book that I have read a million times before to recapture that enthusiasm but I’m going to try and not panic!

    Try not to worry hon! I lost my dog a few months ago and it was devastating so I know how you feel, you have a LOT on your plate that you need to focus on but remember that we’ll all still be here when you get back! Take as much time as you need! x

  10. I feel like this every now and then and blogging, especially book blogging on top of reading and reviewing can definitely get stressful. My philosophy is that blogging should be fun and the only person driving your blog is you, so you need to do what you need to do to focus on your priorities and when you’re ready, you can come back again. It’s okay to feel that way, especially when you have so much you need to get done outside of blogging!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  11. Definitely experienced a long blogging slump before, it’s really hard to get out of but just try to ride it out, let it runs its course. Figure out what has gotten you into this blogging slump and see if you can change it. Is it because you’re putting too much pressure on yourself? Do you need more freedom? Everyone gets into slumps and it’s natural, you don’t need to feel bad about it because we’ve all been there 🙂 We’ll be here waiting for you and we’ve got your back <3

  12. OMG. I just.. urgghh… hate them! I did a discussion on this a while ago. Everyone’s writing such long comments and I don’t have time!

    Let’s make that longer shall we?
    ok. Now I feel good.

  13. I was in a bit of a blogging slump last fall with all the school homework :/ I found that forcing myself to plan ahead and schedule posts has helped in avoiding a blogging slump. That way I’m not stressing about creating a blog post at the last minute. Anyways, I hope you enjoy your time off blogging!

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