What keeps you blogging?
I've been doing this for nearly 7 years now and I'm finding lately that the motivation and the drive that I once had to maintain this blog, to continually improve it and to work hard at it is slipping. And this is for a lot of reasons. The main reason being a slip in my mental health earlier in the year which had a dramatic effect on my reading and blogging. Falling behind in both areas had me constantly scrambling about to get myself organised, prepare and schedule posts in advance and it left me feeling disheartened and unmotivated. Several months later, I'm still finding it hard.
Never in nearly 7 years of blogging have I been so close to throwing in the towel and giving it all up. My heart just isn't in it as much these days. And perhaps that just means that I need to shake things up a bit. Lower my expectations for what I'd like to accomplish for this blog and move forward in a possibly new direction.
I'm finding it easier to write bookish posts as opposed to reviews, so I'm going to carry on with that. I feel a heavy weight on my shoulders to continue my Awesome Women series of posts, so I'm letting it go. I find for every day that I don't post something on my blog, the pressure that I put myself under is slowing slipping away and I like that. I like the freedom of not having such a rigorous blog schedule.
Do you have any motivaitonal tips or suggestions for me to get back into the swing of blogging and to regain my enthusiasm? I'd love to hear them.