Attack of the Reading and Blogging Slumps

Ok, first, I’m sorry for being megally MIA at the moment. Not to make excuses (cue the excuses) but I have been ambushed from all sides by a reading slump, a blogging slump and a laptop that is slowly hobbling towards the grave.

Let’s start with the reading slump shall we? I’m not sure where it’s come from. I was tootling along all fine this month, in fact I was on quite a roll having recently read such beauties as They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and most recently, Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. So, you can understand my anguish when I picked up It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne, got a few pages in and completely stalled!!

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Now I am no stranger to the reading slump and when it happens I try not to be too hard on myself, instead I watch some films, maybe a bit of YouTube, do some blogging and generally live my life until I am ready to return to my reading. But, this month I’ve just fallen into a slump of epic proportions which has turned me off pretty much everything.

This brings us to my second attacker (excuse) the blogging slump. So I started this blog about six months ago (I published my first post 6 months yesterday!) and this is the first time I have ever experienced a blogging slump. OMG, it is horrid! I keep wanting to write something but my mind is completely blank of things to write about. Then, when I do get a tiny idea I start writing it and then my brain decides to shut down a couple of paragraphs in, or that what I’m writing is no good. Guys, I need help! How do you deal with blogging slumps!?

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And lastly, the cherry on this lovely cake is my laptop deciding it has had enough. Basically the poor thing just does not want to load and really does want to crash. Especially when I am in the middle of writing the tiniest seed of the idea of a post that crawled through the dark pit of my blogging slump. (Okay, I’m possibly being a little dramatic right now but I’m struggling here…and also praying that WordPress doesn’t crash before I finish this post!).

So, there we have it. If you have made it to the end of this post I thank you, I know there was a bit of whinging here but I needed a place to offload!! Also, I need advice if you would be so kind!! How do you deal with a blogging slump? I will honestly try anything at this point.

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Happy reading.


10 thoughts on “Attack of the Reading and Blogging Slumps

  1. Haven’t had a blogging slump yet, but I think it helps me that I always have a ton of drafts with ideas, tags / awards, post that I have yet to touch up and finish… When I don’t know what to write, I simply grab one of those and start messing around with it. Most of the time I get back in the groove again.
    *I’ll cry the day I don’t have any decent drafts to work with*

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  2. Iโ€™m in the middle of a reading slump and itโ€™s the pits… itโ€™s hard to write reviews of them too! So I hope you pull out of that nosedive soon! โ™ฅ๏ธ As for blogging slumps I had one a couple months ago. I forgave myself not writing the harder posts and stuck to lists, memes and tags until my mind sorted itself out. Itโ€™s tough but hang in there!

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