I have been blogging for about 4 and a half years and over a year ago I had a blog break for about 8 months. I just felt this pressure and it got too much so I left it. But I really missed it and considered coming back many times over that period and I eventually did. But now am getting that feeling again. It's not a pressure as such just a lack of euthasiam for blogging and I think there's many reasons for this. Such as..
- My book choices are changing. I still love YA but I feel myself grabbing for a streamy adult book or a book that has adult themes more and more. Doing this makes me feel like I can't share my thoughts on those books as my blog is a "YA blog" and I don't want to .....segregate people from my blog
- I feel that I don't read many "new" books. I try and I do read some new releases but I tend to read older books and maybe books that aren't "popular" and I am always worried people won't want to read reviews of old book that they may have seen reviews of over the years. Does my opinion really matter?
- This year is the year of 're reads for me. I literally can't stop 're reading books, then I have nothing to review as I have reviewed and gushed about them before. So then I have lack of posts and what do I write about then. Are people even interested in random tags or posts about random books things?
These are just a few of my reasons that have made me feel lack of euthasiam for blogging.
I am not giving up again. I am just going to be me. I love the books I read. I love my blog. I love it so much more now that my sister has 're- did it for me. So what do you think? The banner is the same but the layout is different and I have new buttons and a drop down menu. I just think it looks and feels better and its helping my enthusiasm to blog as its organised and pretty and just the way I want it.
If your still reading, I heart you and the point of this post was to say even if you feel lack of enthusiasm for blogging or a pressure to blog and read certain books just remember why you started blogging. I love sharing books I love with other book lovers. I love my blog and I am going to do it as long as I want too and post what I want :)
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