A couple of months ago, I asked a few fellow bloggers if they had any advice about dealing with blogger burnout. I’m pleased to report that they answered my call for help, and that over the next week, I’ll be posting some of these little gems. I hope you’ll find them as useful as I did.
Smash Attack Reads
I don’t ever really get the blogging blues because blogging is pretty much my biggest stress relief! However, I do feel overwhelmed constantly, and find book blogging to be a little chaotic at times. So my words of advice are…
“Don’t let the fun of reading be lost in the process of maintaining a book blog. Don’t allow your TBR pile to overwhelm you to the point where you throw your hands in the air and say I GIVE UP! Always, always remember that your blog is YOUR blog, and you can do with it what you wish. You can read as many or as little books as you want, post one day or all 7, and participate in 1, 20 or no memes. At the end of the day, if the blog is what you want it to be, and you aren’t trying to please the masses, then you will be happier, your personality will shine, and people will enjoy your blog because it is genuine.”
Leanna from Daisy Chain Book Reviews
Leanna has a wonderful post all about this topic. She told me I could grab something to put up in this post, so I chose the part that blows my mind the most. Check out the rest on Leanna’s blog.
“Yes – publishers or authors will sometimes request a review on a certain date, but as a blogger you should have your own schedule. Blogging isn’t paid employment where you have to meet deadlines and you shouldn’t feel under pressure to do so.”
Cialina at Muggle-Born.net
Procrastination will be my downfall when it comes to blogging, and it’s my sincere hope it doesn’t happen to you. I have a tendency to put off writing reviews, and it’s terrible because the more I push it off, the harder it becomes to write. I’m getting lazy when it comes to reviewing, partly because I think it’s starting to feel like a chore. I think it is very important that I take a break from reviewing every couple of books or so. I want to be able to enjoy reading without the thought of what I’m going to write a review about looming over my head. … And when I do procrastinate when writing reviews, I make sure just to do a quick bulleted list of what I thought about the book to use for reference when I do get around to reviewing.
Stay tuned for more wonderful advice later in the week!