The past 3 weeks I felt inspired to re-read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and spend some time with my (bookish) family. These characters and these books feel like home to me. I could live in these books. And while the series is a somewhat staggering 14 book commitment, it didn't bother me in the least. Were there new books I wanted to read and was excited about? Yeah. But this re-read was long overdue for most of the books and it felt amazing to decompress and just be with my favorite series.
How did it re-energize my blogging? First, I didn't have to worry about writing a review for the duration of my re-read. It was fantastic. I didn't have to use any brain power to think of witty comments about the books I read, format a review, find an eloquent way to describe my feelings for said book. It was a wonderful vacation while at the same time I was reading books that made me incredibly happy. I wouldn't say I was in a blogging slump in that I didn't re-read because I felt like I needed a break, I re-read because I wanted to. But while doing so I realized how nice it was not to worry about having to write a review and also came to the blunt realization of just how uninspired I had become.
different aspect. Even though a lot inspiration was travel related, the books weren't completely ignored. After my re-reads I felt excited to get back to some new stuff and share thoughts with y'all! It was a serious blessing in disguise.
Burnout and slumps are something every blogger experiences so I thought this would be a good speaking point to people who experience this kind of burnout and something for people who are finding themselves uninspired about blogging to give this a try. While I was doing my re-reading marathon I had a ton of new ideas for both my travel feature and bookish ideas that I was foaming at the mouth to get them down in some posts. I felt super excited to sit down at my computer and work on blog posts rather than feel obligated about it. So next time you're in a slump or feeling uninspired, try going back to an old favorite to rekindle your love of reading and why you started doing this in the first place.
Do you have blogging slumps or feel uninspired?
Do you ever re-read when you do?
Does it help?
Tell me what you think below!