You know when you go through a little bit of a blog slump? We’ve all been there when we don’t know what to write, and if we do know what to write, it’s just not coming out and on to a page.
Well i’m sort of going through that at the moment, but not that. I really love blogging and i feel like i’ve found my stride with it again. I’m back in the game and i’m enjoying what i’m writing. However, i cannot find my love for reviews anywhere at the moment.
I used to adore finishing a book because i’d run straight to my laptop and write up a book review. I’d done this for about three and a half years now, and in the last six months or so my effort with reviews keeps going down hill. In the last couple of months specifically, i cannot get myself to sit and write them. And if i do sit and write them, they sit in the drafts folder for a good three months before they see the light of day.
One of the main reasons i blog is so that i can share my opinion of books and speak to others about that book, and the way to get that out there is to review the book. I’ve spent time before finding other ways to review books, and more inventive ways to do so, i think that spark has just gone.
My reviews have become incredibly samey in the last six months. They all follow the same format, and honestly i’m bored as i write them. I guess i’m writing this post now to ask for advice from anyone. Anyone at all that has any advice to get out of a review writing slump, or any ideas how to jazz up my reviews to make them more interesting. I’m open to trying anything, and i want to get more creative with these posts.
I’ve done a few series already (that are still in the works) such as The Lessons I Learned From… series, and those are really fun ways to get my thoughts on books out there in to the world. I want to do more things like that and make it exciting for not just me, but you all reading them.
If you have any ideas at all, please leave them in the comments below, or if you want, drop me a DM on Twitter and we can have a chat about it!
I’m up for anything at this point, and i don’t just want to stop writing reviews on our blog because i feel like they’re an integral part of being a blogger. I just need to find a spark that makes me excited again.
2 thoughts on “I’m Just Not Feeling Reviews – Blogtober”
I’m sorry to hear you have lost the spark for reviews – it can be frustrating and/or off-putting to become bored with part of your blog. My advice would be to think about some tropes, writing styles, themes, etc. you really enjoy, and then talk about them in the context of a specific book. For example (in case I’m not explaining myself clearly), if you like plot-driven novels you could discuss why, and then talk about a book that is plotted well (and why you think so). Sometimes I approach my reviews like this to just get my thoughts into a draft, and I usually get more inspired along the way.
I experienced the same thing as well and I unplugged for the day, went outdoors and enjoyed nature. I did a bit of meditating as well. Worked like a charm.