I’m Feeling Uninspired.

I know, I know.

I know I said that today’s post was going to be my review for Greythorne and I do really promise that it’s coming. I think I also don’t know how to write the review that isn’t just me screaming, because, honestly, I’m still not over the ending, and this wait for book 3 sucks.

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I’m in this weird, uninspired rut.

I want to write the review, and then I sit down to do it, and I suddenly don’t want to write it.

I don’t know what it is. A blogging slump?

Are blogging slumps real things?

I think…I think I might be too caught up in the numbers aspect of blogging. 2019 was a fantastic growth year for my blog, I went from roughly 50 followers at the start to over 300 by the end, and I think there’s self-instilled pressure now.

I know I shouldn’t care about the numbers, and I should do this because I love doing it. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging and connected to readers and other bloggers. But it’s hard to feel inspired when it feels like I’ve hit this near standstill rut with Writing the Universe.

I feel like the only way I can meet my view goals – which is just to have more than the previous month – is to post 5 times a week.

I don’t mind posting 5 times a week, but it gets hard to keep up that motion when posts I work hard on basically flop, and posts I spend 15 minutes on, in the dark of my room right before I pass out, do significantly better.

I don’t know what to do, so I’m uninspired and in a rut.

I hate this feeling, and all I legit want to do is watch this YouTuber – Clare Siobhan – play Sims4. So productive right? It’s so weirdly addicting and honestly mind numbing to watch someone else play Sims.

Sigh.

So, here’s my question for you –

Tell me what you want to see on this blog in 2020. It’s a new year, the start of a new decade. I have some exciting reads, and therefore exciting book reviews coming out, but let me know if you want more personal content, less or more reviews (I will do my best to accommodate), other kinds of bookish posts – please let me know. Let me know what you would like to see, because there is clearly something about what I’m currently doing that isn’t working as well as I would like it to.

I don’t want to have to beg for views at the end of the month just to reach my goal. I want to continue to see growth, and I can’t see that happening with the way I’m currently doing things.

Maybe I’m being way too critical and unfair, and maybe I should stop caring about the views, but that’s hard. So much of my time and energy goes into this blog and as of right now, I’m feeling uninspired and a bit dejected.

I don’t want to take the week off from posting on here, because I know that will negatively impact my views for the month, but maybe a little reset is a good thing.

I guess you and I will both find out if there is a post on Thursday.

I’m just going to go watch more YouTube videos of Clare playing Sims4 because why not.

Please let me know in the comments, what you would like to see!

 

3 thoughts on “I’m Feeling Uninspired.

  1. My take is to write whatever you want if/when you feel like writing and ignore the # of views. It’s not “a strategy for success.” Just a strategy to appreciate the experience of writing, and being alive :).

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  2. I know what you mean about the pressure to blog, and I totally think there is a such thing as a blogging slump. Usually, I just push myself to write the post because I want those thoughts out of my brain so I don’t have to think about it anymore, lol.

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  3. So sorry that you feel in a ‘blogging slump’! I think they’re definitely real things. Maybe you should take some time off to do something you enjoy, rather than worry about your blog or views? I think it’s important to keep in mind that a lot of us bloggers write blog posts for fun, as a hobby. If it stops being fun, perhaps it’s time for a break, or to change things up. You could always read some other blogs or watch some ‘BookTube’ content to feel more inspired. Hope you manage! ❤

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