Hello friends and fellow book lovers! If you couldn’t tell by the title, I’m doing something I’ve been dreading. However, I think it’s been a long time coming and now is the perfect time for me. While I do love writing posts, replying to comments and doing some occasional blog hopping, I’m feeling extremely frustrated with my blog.
When I started my blog, I was full of such passion and possibility. Since then, I’ve definitely gained followers but it feels like with more followers come less engagement and it’s a bit disheartening. I don’t hold anyone responsibility other than myself as I could be a better blogger. There are some areas I need to work and improve upon during my break.
Currently, I’m looking at taking a blogging break for the month on September. I might pop in for an occasional post or two. For the most part though, I won’t be actively posting. I’m not sure if it’s because of the changes at my job, working through COVID-19 or just a general fatigue with everything but I’m not giving blogging my all.
Ultimately, September is going to be a huge time of reflection for me. As much as I love reading and writing posts about books, I don’t want to put my all into something and get nothing in return. Maybe that’s selfish but that’s how I feel.
Right now, I’m giving myself a month to take a breather, reassess how I feel about my blog and if/when I’ll return. Currently, I’m a little bit up-in-the-air about if I’m going to return to my blog. I do still plan on reading though so if you’re curious about my reads or anything like that, you can still find me on Goodreads.
I’m also planning on taking a short social media break especially Twitter. I’ve been trying desperately to make friends there and it’s been an epic failure. I mean no one I interacted with really even told me happy birthday? I’m just feeling incredibly defeated right now and I need some time to be able to get myself together.