The Truth About Why I’ve Been Blogging So Little

Hey everyone!

I have been brainstorming a nice post to write for weeks now. A discussion post? A review? A book tag? A list of books? I haven’t been able to choose, or been able to write the post, and part of it is related to the fact that I, as usual, have been reading very little. When I don’t read avidly, I usually can’t publish posts often because, truth be told, there’s not much to write about.

But the other reason is related to the fact that I think I’m in a blogging slump, and have been for months now. I’d like to think it’s related to me not reading, but I feel like that’s not the full story. Stress doesn’t help much, either, and I feel like I should tell you guys that it’s also the fact that I don’t think anyone reads this blog much anymore.

Sure, when you post less, you get less feedback. That’s expected. I’ve also been not so good at visiting other blogs, so I understand that too. But what I mean is, whenever I have discussion posts about things I’m passionate about, I rarely ever get feedback. And there is literally zero reason to post a long, passionate discussion only for no one to read it. It feels like no one cares about these issues that are important to me, and thus I’ve been unable to publish about a bunch of things that are so important to me. (Mostly about diversity issues and Middle-Easterners/Muslims in books–that I think have been mostly terriblly represented, if any, in stories, but that’s a whole other story).

Basically, I’m not sure what to do. Because I still enjoy blogging, but it’s not giving me the same enjoyment as before and I don’t want to stress about not posting–but at the same time, I don’t want to go on a hiatus. I don’t even know anymore.

Anyway, if you read this post and have any tips as to what I should do, I’d appreciate it greatly.

Thank you,

–Silanur

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5 thoughts on “The Truth About Why I’ve Been Blogging So Little

  1. I totally know what you´re talking about. I´ve been blogging since 2015 and haven´t published anything for a whole year because everytime I sit down and try to write something, I can´t. I´ve redesigned my website and am hoping things will get better, but then again.. you know what, it´s our blog and we don´t need to explain ourselves. So keep on doing whatever feels right for you, your articles are great and I love reading them, even if I dont comment often 🙂

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  2. Hey!

    Honestly, this is something every blogger struggles with at some point. Whether it be because they’re “just new” or because they aren’t growing as fast as they want to, we all get at a point where we feel we’re writing posts for.. well.. nobody.
    Thing is that if you like blogging and writing, you shouldn’t give up because of that. Persevere!
    I’ve been there as well and I tried finding some things I’d like to work with, write about. Which is why I now still participate in memes. Top Ten Tuesday is a fun one to do; WWW Wednesdays I love because I can track my own reading progress every week. Things like that really do help. People are also pretty interested in reading tags, so that’s one thing you could look into as well.
    As for discussion posts.. They can give you a lot of traffic, sure, but I stayed clear of those until my blog had grown a bit so I wouldn’t get the feeling that my opinion didn’t matter. I know it matters; there simply weren’t enough people checking out my posts to actually feel validated to post my opinion in posts like that. [Which sounds ridiculous, but I think you understand what I mean. 🙂 And if you don’t, it’s on me and my lack of explaining decently, haha.]

    I hope you figure out what you want to do with your blog! 🙂

    Good luck!

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