Feeling uninspired discussion last month. I talked about the fact that I still want to blog, but that I had no inspiration about what I wanted to write. I also mentioned that voice in the back of my head that wonders how much I contribute to the community. There are so many blogs and we are used as promotional tools, but hardly get any recognition for it. Last time there was another round of bashing and I'm sick of it.
There has been no change in this problem and I think I that's because that voice is the source of it: I feel like I am on the sideline. I've watched a few dramas from the distance and I never felt the need to speak up about it. A part of me simply because I am afraid of the backlash, another part of me because I don't really care enough to share my opinion. I have the idea I don't add anything to the discussion, so I just sigh and turn away. I feel like I should care more.
I feel disconnected from the community and I haven't found a way to change this. Every time I look on my Bloglovin' feed, I simply want to run away from all the unread posts. And when I start to comment, I ask myself why I put so much time in it; will people notice? It is the same with commenting on my blog: I feel it is more effort than it is worth.. And I used to be great at replying back.. I also would be lying if the declining amount of comments did not bother me. I am still happy with every comment I get, but it has definitely dropped. It's not strange, because I'm less active, but it's not motivating.
Every time I open Twitter and try to engage in conversations, I feel left out. It's like I am no longer part of it all and I hate this feeling, because I've never encountered this before. Is this how a true blogging slump feels like? For years I've been writing and posting without any effort. I used to comment every day and I was always up to date, but lately..
I don't put any pressure on myself. I don't stress out over the fact I don't post as often as before. It's not like I am forcing myself to write posts and come up with ideas, because I seem to care too less - and I don't want that. I still have good blogging friends and I'm now catching up with reviews and review copies. For some reason it's just not as fun as it was. I'm not saying I'm going to quit, not at all! I'm planning to stick around for sure, but I need to find a way to get my excitement back. I think it is just a contemporary thing I need to get over.
I think I just need to branch out some more. Get back to talking about movies/TV shows, more Disney and fairytales (because you can't go wrong with those) and lately I've been REALLY thrilled about my venture into handlettering and hardcore bulletjournaling. I've been spending a lot of time on Instagram for those two, so I think I need to bring/incorporate it in my blogging life.
So please, my dear readers, tell me your tips and tricks against this type of slump.