What happened to 2013? As the year comes to an end and I look back, one of the things I finally noticed was how blogging has more or less disappeared from my life. So, what happened? I really focused on my studies this year (basically spent 90% of the year at my desk) and on all those extra things that should be on theCV, internships, great job experiences etc, I didn’t really take a vacation and finally, I am no longer doing literary studies. All those things together led to me reading less (less fiction that is, I read plenty articles and textbooks or textbook excerpts) and to let blogging slide. But reading and talking about books has always been a constant in my life and I find that I’m missing this a lot. I’m surrounded by incredibly smart people and we have amazing discussions, but mostly they are not for-fun-readers and this was once the reason I turned to blogging in the first place.
Usually in December, I look back at what I’ve read, but this time I have to admit I read so much less than all the other years and also, for the first time in years, I’ve not really kept track of my reads. I’ve actually had a couple of days of holidays for Christmas now and have read more in the last three days than I did the last three months, I hung out on goodreads, read a few book posts and am also trying to decide which books to get with my Amazon voucher. I’m thinking of my poor abandoned blog without feeling stressed and missing everyone’s amazing reviews and general enthusiasm for all things bookish, and I’m wondering whether I might be ready to return to blogging. So this is my incredibly awkward possibly returning to blogging end of the year blog!
Now I’ve just read JoV’s post about cutting back, I’m wondering about everyone elses experiences. Do you ever get tired of blogging or feel stressed or that it’s one more chore? How do you deal with it?
In any case, I hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas and relaxing holidays with your loved ones and a ton of exciting books!