Blog Fatigue, writer’s block, lack of motivation…
whatever you want to call it, I’m tired! And I wonder if it is just me?
Maybe because it has been a difficult summer for my family, or maybe because it has been well over a year since I started Reads & Reels, who knows but I have slipped into a funk when it comes to writing. I have put a considerable dent in my TBR which is great, but I still have the “Closed” sign in the window when it comes to accepting new submissions and I am definitely dragging my heels about writing reviews.
It’s not writer’s block per say, because I have no problem writing. It’s more like a serious lack of motivation and creativity. As a result, my numbers are slipping. I know, I know, “It’s not supposed to matter”, but it’s hard not to let it get to you. I would even say that seeing my views take a hit is making my problem worse, turning a case of blahs into a negative cycle.
So, here’s my question, is it just me? Are any of you experiencing anything similar? I honestly, would love to hear about it because despite feeling like my blog is a little paint-by-numbers these days, I still love it! Reads & Reels is my other baby, but it is no less demanding than my real baby, figuratively speaking of course. It nags at my conscience if I don’t write regularly even though logically I know that everyone takes a break now and then.
Does everyone hit this wall after a certain amount of time? If so, should I just take a break? I would love more guest posts but people are busy this time of year, and I totally understand that. I think another thing that is a bit discouraging, is that since launching my book touring company (which took off way faster than I expected) it has slowed down considerably. Again, it could be the time of year but I have definitely hit a wall!
I don’t know, maybe I’m making it out to be a “thing” when it’s just a normal ebb in the blogging world. Either way, I want to hear from you.
Let’s talk about it!