I have been blogging here at Falling For YA for the last four years. Rain or shine, finals or not, I have stuck to a regular updating schedule. But this last week my computer was running unbearably slow, work was busy, and I just didn't feel like posting. I took an unheard of week off!
Every summer, I don't know why, but I end up in a reading slump. This year is no exception, I've been in a reading slump since May. I only have two reviews to write in my queue (which usually has 5-7 reviews in it) and I'm finding it hard to get motivated to talk about my favorite books when I haven't stumbled across a 5 star read since the end of February.
This summer my slump has been so bad I've debated taking a blogging break. I'm worried about breaks though. Many of my favorite bloggers have taken a brief hiatus and never returned. The bookish community has lost a ton of great bloggers after these little breaks. While, I'm not worried that I'll become one of these lost-to-hiatus bloggers, I am worried about being out of the loop and getting out of the habit of blogging.
Blogging has become such a big part of my life over the last four years that I can't imagine what I would even do with my extra time during an extended break. I'd probably get painfully bored and start blogging again right away.
So, this isn't one of those blogging hiatus announcements. I just bought a new computer yesterday so I'm more excited than ever to start blogging regularly again. It's more a post because I want to know your opinions!
Tell me your thoughts
- What do you think of blogs that take breaks?
- How do you get out of a reading slump?