Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Hello, Wormies! It’s me again and here we are, almost at the end of the 7th month this year and I finally admit that I am in extreme bookish burnout. I even blogged about what to do to get out of this funk but to no avail!
I think this has been coming on in the last few months and I have been harping on and on about it. But this time, I have seriously felt it and I am feeling so overwhelmed! It’s not even blogging anymore, but it has seeped into bookstagram and into my reading!
Social Media Burnout
I’ve really been active on social media since last year and I really enjoy the interactions and the creativity that goes into posting on Instagram. However, I am slowly feeling the burn and have been semi-active now.
This has been coming on in the last couple of months since I started work travel (thankfully, travel is done for now) and it was really hard for me to keep up with posting and interacting because of my full schedule when I was in training.
Hopefully, I will be back posting and interacting soon!
I usually have blogging burnouts throughout the year. This time, though, it’s different. I seriously had a hard time keeping up with it especially when I was traveling. I even took my personal laptop with me and I probably only blogged twice in the last 2 months while traveling. This was just not possible for me to do.
Have you tried taking two laptops with you when traveling? Yeah, it was NOT fun at all! I’m extremely happy that I got TSA pre-check, otherwise, it would not have been fun!
Too Many Emails
In the last couple of years, I recently subscribed to my favorite bloggers via email. At the time, it was a great way for me to keep up with their posts. I think I should have just stayed with Bloglovin’ or something similar because now, it’s getting to be too much!
If you see my inbox folders, you will definitely feel the burn! It’s really scary!
Not only that, those PR emails are just horrendous sometimes! Most especially some of the Bookstagram PR companies because they send multiple emails EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! It’s seriously exhausting and I wish they will stop doing that. Most especially some of those PR companies that use a personal email to send an invite because they don’t have an unsubscribe option! I sincerely hope that they a digest option for their emails. Sigh*
Blog Hop Burnout
Related to my blogging burnout is my blog hop burnout! I admit that I haven’t visited a lot of my favorite blogs and commented because the act of opening my laptop and looking at my emails (see above) was getting to be too overwhelming! I used to be able to handle this before, too!
I feel bad about this part because this used to be the best part! This was one of my favorite things to do – interact with my favorite bloggers! I hardly do this now and I really miss it so much.
Lastly, and one that is the most concerning of all, is the dreaded reading burnout. I’m not even calling it a reading slump at this point, because I think it’s more than a slump!
All the books I’m currently reading right now are just not speaking to me! I’ve also been book hopping like crazy and it’s taking me way too long to finish reading a book! Heck, I even DNF’d a couple of books in succession! Gaaaah! I can’t take it anymore! Even audiobooks aren’t helping that much!
Did you ever take a social media time-out? Or even avoided social media for a few days?
How did it make you feel? Did it help you with your burn out?