Sorry for the melodramatic title but it feels accurate somehow.
But I have to admit I am just not feeling it these days. I haven’t posted a review in nearly three weeks and only six times this year.
I don’t know if it’s being busy at work, my kids getting older, or what but I have seemingly lost the motivation or desire to post book reviews or blog posts. I haven’t stopped reading, as you can see from my Goodreads feed, but I am having a hard time writing reviews.
I also don’t know if this is just a phase that will pass or if this is truly the slow death of this blog. But at some point you have to ask yourself is this really worth it anymore.
And to be brutally honest, the one remaining motivation to keep this site alive is the access to book and authors. I had a moment of nostalgia recently when I recalled the heady days when I would interview authors, receive advance reader copies (aka ARCs) of hot forthcoming books, and enter into the latest debates ranging across the lit blogosphere.
Lately, however, it won’t surprise you to know I do none of these things. Some of my favorite author’s, authors I have covered extensively in this space, release books and not so much as a how do you do from publicists. As the kids say these days, this briefly gave me the sads.
Now to be fair, as hard as it may be to believe, I still do receive review copies and emails from publicists. And recently, I have received a couple of books from favorite authors and have not reviewed them in a timely manner. So the blame is all mine.
The fact of the matter is that keeping a blog going is hard work. It takes energy, focus and time. I just don’t have much of any of those things right now.
So, what does all this mean? Heck if I know. I just felt like putting some thoughts into pixels and figured I would ruminate on how this blog has kind of gotten away from me.
I am going to try and post some reviews of the books I have read. Maybe, I will shake it up and post a video review or a podcast or something. Perhaps a change like that might break the slump. Stay tuned … or not.