Thoughts from an Acute Triangle is a feature where I discuss things related to books, authors, reading, or just me. This is a place for me to be a little brainy or a little silly. The conversation is always open for comments and if there is ever a topic you want me to discuss, please leave a comment!I've been in a slump lately. For a couple months now in fact. I've been in a blogging slump. I haven't really posted consistently, or really commented on anyone else's posts. I've been feeling apathetic and drained. This has made me sad, which in turn made me even less likely to post. But at the same time I have loved this time. A time where I didn't feel obligated or trapped. I could read whatever I wanted and really enjoy reading agin. But it became a vicious cycle, and I've been slowly trying to rally. I love book blogging, even if it's only for myself. I want to continue doing it.
Writing this post is helping. Just writing something about books, even if it never makes it on the blog, has been helping. I posted my first Waiting on Wednesday in over 3 months yesterday (click the link to see it!). Before that I had sporadic posts: a new bookshelf tour, asking for help with book reviews for The Florida English Journal, and three Blog Tour Stops. But, hopefully, moving forward I ca get back in the swing of things.
So to gather some techniques, I went to that all-encompassing, vast repository of knowledge: Google. And I googled "How to get out of a blogging rut". Here's some helpful sites I found.
- The SITSgirls offer these 5 gems to help you out.
- Tiny Buddha offers wise words for all you rut needs.
- A Quirky Girl offers these quirky tips
- Brand Camp offers some building blocks to dig you out of the rut.
So I'm committing again. I took a break, which turned into a three month long selfish claiming of time. But I've taken a step back and realized that I love this, and I'm going to keep doing it. Even if I'm a little scared that I'm going to fail again. But nothing tried, is nothing gained.