The one with the unintentional hiatus

Hi everyone! So I haven’t published anything in over month (I actually thought it was longer!) and I have to say that I haven’t missed it. I think it seems like longer because I haven’t actually written a proper post in quite a while as my last book review was published mid September and knowing me I probably wrote it quite a while before I actually published it. I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t blogged in a while. I have three half written book reviews in my drafts and I just haven’t had the motivation to finish any of them. The problem with book reviews is also that the longer you leave them, the harder it is to finish them as you often forget how you felt about the book and can’t articulate it.

There have been a few reasons why I haven’t blogged on so long. The first reason is that I just lost my motivation for it. I don’t know why but I just couldn’t find it in me to write anything or even finish posts I had started. I was going to write a more cumulative post of my reviews that I hadn’t yet shared and I couldn’t even find the motivation to do that. In honesty as well I haven’t really read much within the last month so past the posts sat in my drafts I wouldn’t have had anything to share anyway. The second reason is that I started university again about four weeks ago so that has naturally been taking up all my time meaning that my blog ended up on the back burner. In honesty had I not lost my motivation for blogging it probably would have ended up falling to the side as a result of me being busy with uni work anyway. My problem with uni is that it becomes all consuming so I struggle to find time for anything else. I’ve never worked whilst studying because I honestly wouldn’t know how to. 

In honesty, I don’t know what blogging will look like for me going forward. On one hand I love blogging and I’ve loved sharing my thoughts on books so I’d like to be able to keep doing that in some way. However, as a result of restarting uni and lacking motivation Im not sure how I will do this. I don’t want to give up on my blog all together, I just need to find a way of making it work for me. I’d quite like to find a way of making my reviews a bit more short and snappy so I didn’t necessarily have to put so much work into them. I will probably try a few things out and see what works for me.

If you’ve got this far in the post them thank you for reading my rant. I really love blogging and really want to make it work so I will definitely keep going with it. Hopefully I will be able to make it strong again.

Thank you for reading!

Abbie. X

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