You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been really slacking in the comment department lately, both in replying & returning them. To my dismay, real life has decided to beat up my blogging mojo with a baseball bat which blows, but c’est la vie! I’m trying not to get too down on myself because I haven’t hit a wall like this since May of 2012 when I took a three week vacay, and brought on an associate reviewer. Now, you’re probably thinking, but you have four co-bloggers! This is true, however Jessica is in a similar place, Melanie & Lorna write for two sites, so they are always super busy, and Stacie… Who the heck is that!? j/k She hasn’t posted since November because, NEW BABY!!
This week’s discussion topic is more me asking YOU for advice than it is me sharing my thoughts on the subject, although I will elaborate on a couple of things that have worked for me in the past. The first one being: ask for help. This option has served me well thus far, but sometimes when it rains it pours, and all of my associate reviewers are busy bees at the moment. Also, I’m the founder of this rodeo, soooo suck it up buttercup! Where ARE my big girl panties at??
I’m lucky in that I’m only suffering from a blogging slump, not a reading one. *knocks on wood* I’m currently trying to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of my hobby by tackling my someday pile, indulging in a little retail therapy (i.e. I’ve been pretty good at keeping the Kindle Deals page updated because it’s kinda self-serving. LOL), and silently stalking blogs instead of racking my brain to come up with meaningful comments. In addition, I’m not forcing blog posts, and have enough of a cushion that I can coast for a bit. After having taken the past two weeks at a slower pace, the spark is faint, but back and growing; however I still don’t want to push myself, so please bear with me a while longer. Hopefully your tips will help. 🙂
Have a bookish question you’d like Rabid Reads to weigh-in on? E-mail me, and be sure you include your blog URL (if you have one), so we can give you credit!