|You’d think I’d take the time to snap a picture of a more
summer-like coffee mug, but I just love this one too much.
It was bound to happen sooner or later, right?
Everyone gets a case of blogger burnout every now and then…
…or so I’ve heard.
I’ve been fortunate that it hasn’t happened to me to a serious degree before.
I take this blog-thing seriously, but I’m not really obsessive about it. I don’t freak out if I don’t have a post for a day or two, that sort of thing. But lately – I just haven’t even been able to even turn on my computer for more than very small amounts of time without feeling this crushing, overwhelming OMG TURN IT OFF! feeling.
It took me a while to realize that feeling was actually
me feeling burned-out.
I’ve just not really had much of a problem with it until recently.
I think between being post-BEA/NYC for the first time
a tiny amount of behind-the-scenes blogger drama
and some personal stuff outside of blogging
I’m just happy that I’m still reading.
(Although I will admit to a couple of days when I barely even looked at a book. Those days are gone and my BookwormAsheley nerd-self is back 100%.)
You guys, I’ve watched more TV in the past few days
than in the past two years. TRUTH.
I guess it was just time for a break. Either that or crash, because I was headed in that direction. Getting burned-out on something always comes at the worst times, doesn’t it? I’ve had two events going on that I’ve not been able to keep up with. I just couldn’t. And I haven’t been able to visit and read other blogs in over two months. I just haven’t been able to due to real-life stuff, and it was wearing me down (because I like to visit blogs as much as I like to write one).
BUT I NEEDED A BREAK.
I’ve not been very open about how I was feeling. I haven’t tweeted it out there, blogged about it, done any of those things. I just didn’t see the necessity in it. But it does make me feel better sometimes to come on here and talk about stuff, so that’s why I’m talking about it now – now that I’m on the up-swing! WOOHOO!
If I’ve caused you frustration because I’ve been behind on something or non-existent where I’m normally very present, I sincerely apologize.
I’m slowly coming back around. I’ve been reading like crazy so I’ll spend some time writing up some thoughts on the books I’ve read. But I’m not pushing myself too hard. I love this blog far too much for me to:
make it feel like a chore – which it doesn’t
give up on it – which I won’t
let it go – not gonna happen
stop blogging – not an option.
I just thought I’d put a few words up here so you all know
how I’m feeling
that I’m still here
that I’m reading
but I needed a break.
I repeat – this blog isn’t a chore and doesn’t feel like work.
I love it so much. But we need breaks from even the things that we love sometimes, ya know?
Anyway, I’m ready to start reading blogs again ASAP.
I’m ready to put out good stuff for you guys.
Thank you for reading what I’ve had to say for the past few months while this has been going on – whether you are a commenter or not (please do!), I know that you’re there and I kind of love you all for it.
Have any of you all had blogger burnout before?
What helped you get back into the swing of things?