I am not ashamed to admit that yes, I do get tired of both reading and blogging from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my blog but sometimes real life gets in the way of things. Like when I’m sick and I’d rather get some rest than read, I won’t have anything to post about then. Or when I go out with friends and family on weekends instead of staying in to read or blog. Although reading and blogging has become a huge aspect of my life, I still have a life outside of this book nook.
I’ve seen other people take breaks from blogging and there are times when I wonder if I should do that or if I’d miss my blog too much. I just try not to pressure myself to come up with posts when I don’t feel like doing so. Last year, I tried to have at least one post per day but now, I don’t worry about that kind of thing anymore. I’ll put up a post when I have something to say. I try to review all of the books that I read but that doesn’t really happen all the time. Sometimes, I just don’t have enough to say about a certain book to come up with a review for it.
I admit that there are also times when I feel sad because I don’t get as many review copies as other bloggers. I’ve been blogging for more than a year and I think I’ve only received two review copies? I know that shipping to the Philippines is expensive and I know that’s one of the main reasons why I don’t receive review copies. I do get offers to review some books but so far, nothing from my wishlist. I probably wouldn’t be affected if we had good public libraries here because then I can just borrow some of the books that I want to read and just decide if I’ll get a copy after I finish reading. As it is, I feel like I spend so much money on books that I end up not loving. You know what I mean? Whenever I feel bad for not receiving review copies, I just remind myself that I didn’t start my blog to get free books anyway. I blog because I want to share my love of books and I want to connect with other book lovers out there. Also, I’m thankful that I have a decent job and that I can afford to buy the books that I want. I’m sorry, does this sound like a whiny post? I didn’t mean it to be that way! Just wanted to share my thoughts. 🙂
Blogging about books involves a lot of work. Imagine how many hours of reading time we’d have if we didn’t have to worry about writing reviews and discussion posts. The positive aspects of book blogging still outweigh the negative for me so it has never come to a point where I needed to consider if I should stop doing this. What about the rest of you book bloggers out there, do you ever get tired of either reading or blogging and why? Have you taken a break from blogging and how long did that last?