(Excited about this beautiful book? Or hiding my face in shame? Maybe a bit of both.)
Hi friends! Happy Monday! I simultaneously can and cannot believe it’s been another week already. I think I’m still feeling the residual post-summer sadness/slump and so I haven’t been as motivated to read read read as I usually am (though I have been -slowly- reading some amazing books!). On top of this, I’m pretty busy at work these days as we’re gearing up for our annual sale. This means a lot of last-minute preparations and working longer hours. I hope I don’t sound like I’m complaining here because I love what I do and I am so appreciative of the things that I have learned; it’s just that I feel so tired after work that blogging is not always the easiest way to relax. For me, this slumpiness and blog-slackery has been leading me to something pretty unproductive: book blogger guilt.
Do you ever feel book blogger guilt? I have so many reviews to catch up on and so many post ideas waiting to be materialized that my procrastination while I’m at home makes me feel so guilty. I’ve seen a few release dates come and go and I still haven’t written my reviews for the books yet. Instead of picking myself up and writing these posts, I’ve been panicking about how I haven’t written the post. Thanks, brain! The worst part about this whole thing is that I do genuinely have things to say about these books… I just somehow can’t find the words and energy to do so. Everything has been leading to a feeling of general crappiness, making me feel unaccomplished and unmotivated.
So, here’s my question to you, fellow book bloggers: how do you do it all? Do you have a system where you write a post the moment you have an idea for it or do you set aside a time each week to do your writing? Do you ever feel guilty when you fall behind on blogging? How to you get yourself out of the slump?
So far the only solution I have is to learn to schedule posts in advance. This is going to be my new personal goal!