Hi there. Today I thought I’d talk again about my blogging slumps. I’ve been at this now for 2 years and 9 months. Looking back I thought it would be interesting to pin point where in my blogging career I had a slump and see if anyone else has suffered near the same times.
Slump 3 months in
My first slump hit about my 3 months into blogging. The honeymoon and excitement tamed a tiny bit and I started to feel a tad less enthused. This was a really short lived dip and I remember coming back from it feeling incredibly motivated.
I hit another meh point about 1 year into it but I think that was due more to the holidays (happened in November) and like the first this was very quickly over and I was back ready to rock out posts and review ALL the books.
Slump about a year and half
My next slump hit around April 2014 (I know this because of this post) At this point I felt that I didn’t have any new ideas to present to the community and my readers. I think at this point I felt like I was just one little ripple in such a huge ocean. I couldn’t ever fathom my opinion or words to matter.
Slump at 1 year 9 months
I wrote about blogging slumps again at 1 year and 9 months (IRONIC one year ago!) I literally wrote this a year ago (minus one day)! Are my slumps predicable?? At this point I felt like my blogger self esteem was super low and again that I had nothing new to present to my readers. And I had a feeling of boredom. I wasn’t as excited or passionate about anything I was reading or writing. I asked you guys what you did when you had low blog self esteem.
Slump at 2 year 9 months
Here I am a year later and again I’m feeling less than stellar about things. This go around I DO feel like reading. I’ve been reading some great books and I’m not at all in a reading rut. But, when it comes to writing those reviews I’m feeling at a loss for words. I stare at my computer and have little to type. I feel like I have a lot of opinions about the books but it just seems impossible to get them all out in the written word.
I’ve not been on social media as often and I feel like maybe I’ve missed things? I don’t know. I just feel a bit disconnected from everything right now. I know for a fact I’m not alone in having these dips in passion and productivity.
I wonder, do you feel like there are certain points of a blogger’s career where it’s common to have a slump?
Will I have another next September?? Seems pretty amusing that I was slumping last year at this same point.