As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been book blogging for six years. I started out just wanting to discuss books with other readers, then I had ambitions, and now… I don’t. As Amy pointed out, sometimes you reach a plateau. I’ve reached mine. Since this time last year, I’ve been finding it hard to concentrate on reading and blogging. I don’t want to give it up though. I’ve made friends I don’t want to give up and I still want to talk about the books I love.
However, life changes and blogging has to change with it. I don’t have ambitions to become a “pro” or break into the publishing business anymore. I rarely accept review copies these days. I just want to read what I want to read. I’m ashamed to say that I don’t visit my book blogging friends as much as I should. Am I just lazy? Or is it that blogging was such a big part of my life that it took over and now I need a break?
There is a pressure (internal mostly) to post often, to not lose that audience that you’ve built, to come up with new and interesting ideas. But you know what? You don’t have to. You can slow down, blog when the mood strikes you. You might not have thousands of followers by doing this but the ones you have will stick with you because they like you and what you have to say. And that’s something.