What do you do when you’re in a blogging slump? It’s the strangest thing – I’ve been reading like crazy (actually, my reading has been off the charts lately!) and right beside me at my desk I have a notebook full of ideas for posts, but when it comes time for me to sit down and actually put those ideas to paper (or screen, I guess?) I find myself making excuses or distracting myself with other sites.
Thank you, Past Leah for scheduling what reviews I’ve had lately! Even this post was written a while ago. So what’s with this weird blogging slump? Like I said above, it’s not a case of bad books. In fact, I’ve been reading INCREDIBLE novels lately and have even gotten back into non-fiction and have been discovering fantastic stories. THAT SAID, there are some books I’ve read months ago that have yet to be reviewed. If someone asked about them I could ramble on (and have!) about these stories…so what’s stopping me from getting my act together and writing an actual review?
I think it all boils down to a change in attitude and expanding my interests. I’m sure I’ve shared this before, but prior to book blogging, I reviewed music and television shows for years, first on my own site and then later for an online magazine. Four years ago I decided to focus solely on books and while it’s been great, I feel there’s a part of me I’m intentionally holding back.
Since last summer I’ve thrown around an idea of becoming more of a ‘lifestyle’ blog and have discussed it with one of my very best friends – it would definitely be a co-run deal! There are so many other interests I have that I’d love to share. Did you know I’m currently taking a beekeeping class?? It’s AMAZING and I’m so in love! xoxo to Matt for surprising me with the registration! Did you know I’m obsessed with smoothies and juices and that I’ve been making my own granola bars? I’d love to share these recipes and flail over my favorite local juice bar with you guys!
For the longest time I swore up and down that this would be a books only blog, that I would only review books, discuss upcoming novels I’m looking forward to, basically anything related to the literary world and nothing else. How silly to think about that now. Why on earth would I force myself to pigeon-hole my little area of cyberspace? I’ve always been an advocate for doing what YOU want to do with your blog, yet I never followed what I had been preaching. Instead I’ve boxed myself in to the point where blogging has become a chore and something I’m not looking forward to at all.
Look out, world. It’s time you met a whole new Leah. There’s more to me than just books and I’m excited to let you in on the other areas of my life! (though obvs there will still be books!)