I thought I would jump back in the Book Blogger Appreciation Week with day 5, which is a topic very dear to my burny heart – blogger burnout.
I’m going to keep this short, sharp and sweet. I haven’t really managed to counteract blogger burnout. I have noticed a pattern to my burnouts however – I get busy with work/school/uni and don’t have time to blog, and then I don’t come back once life gets easy again. It’s okay to get busy and devote less time to blogging – that’s healthy unless this is your job (and it definitely isn’t my job!). However, I need to find ways to come back when things get less busy. Otherwise Ranty Runt of a Reader will be that thing that I ‘used to do,’ and I enjoy blogging so much I don’t want to lose another hobby.
I’ve decided that I’m going to aim for one post a week while I am studying – and hopefully by not committing to more than I can handle I will still stay passionate about my blog. The other thing I want to remember is that I’ve made a commitment to quality over quantity. If I post one well written and considered review a month, that is better than ten rushed posts that don’t really speak to who I am and what I have been doing.
Also, I’m giving myself permission to not write posts for days 3 & 4 of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week – I’ve had a great week talking to my fellow bloggers, made so many new friends and been reinvigorated about my blogging.
I can’t think the wonderful bloggers over at The Estella Society for resurrecting BBAW for 2016, and I am looking forward to participating in this next year, hopefully with even more new bloggers!