My Blogging Well is Dry

Well in the gardenwant to blog. I feel like I have a lot to say. But when I think about sitting down and working it all out, I can’t think of what in the world I would write about.

I don’t want to take a break. I’m afraid of taking a break. If I took a break, I’m afraid it would turn into a Very Long Break.

I’ve been a consistent blogger for years now. In fact, in 2013, I blogged every day (424 posts!). Last year, I dipped down to three times a week, and that felt good. Sometimes it seemed unmanageable, but then I’d tell myself, “You stayed consistent through the hardest months of major, major revisions. If you could do it then, you can do it now.” Then I would.

But what is there to say? Okay, I know that’s a silly question. I’m an author. I have a million things to say– except now I’m saying them in books. There are other things I want to talk about on my blog, yes, but it seems like I’ve already talked about all of them. Even when I ask people what they’d like me to write about, they give suggestions, and I think, “I’ve written about exactly that before!” I wonder if all bloggers end up feeling redundant, or if it’s just me.

So, I’m in a slump. I don’t feel depressed in other areas of my life, but I feel really sluggish when it comes to my blog.

And this is a time when I absolutely don’t want to be a sluggish blogger … with a book on the horizon!

That said, you may or may not be hearing a little less from me these days. I’m going to put some thought into the blog and see what I come up with. I definitely want to keep doing my 2015 poetry campaign. I want to talk about all things related to Truest. I want to chat about writing and creativity. I don’t want to talk about OCD these days (just being honest!)– plus my work in progress is about OCD, so that’s a little overwhelming itself at times. I want to talk about books I’m reading. I want to update you all on my life.

Thanks for letting me share my heart and thoughts here. I’ll let you know what I come up with!

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4 thoughts on “My Blogging Well is Dry

  1. Hi Jackie, Sorry you’re having a tough time here. I’ve been blogging over four years, but I typically only post once a week, and that’s hard enough! I don’t know how you’ve kept up at such a pace for so long! If you need a break, but don’t want to not blog, you could always share some of your older posts for a while. They will certainly be “new” posts to a lot of people.
    Whatever direction you decide to take, I’ll be reading! Take Care.

  2. So relatable. Also yes, totally give yourself permission to take a break or only blog about what you want to. Like even if it’s just a picture of a book that you just read and a sentence about it or less than 100 words about what’s going on with Truest or your WIP … I know I and lots of people would be interested!

  3. I totally get wanting to take a break from talking about OCD. I don’t blog but I’m active in the community and sometimes it feels like you become a walking/talking awareness poster. Then I ask… is this ALL my life is about? We try and overcome OCD so we can live our lives. You’ve helped SO many… me included. I think your feelings are completely valid. Best of luck to you in whatever path you choose!

  4. Yes! Take a break! Go down to once a week, and maybe have a guest blogger come on every once in a while. Then you can post more frequently whenever you are ready again. Better to go to once a week than burn out and have nothing for a few months 🙂
    I’ve always been a psoriatic blogger and only blog when I’ve got somtethjng to say, but one of my goals is to post 1-2 times a week this year.
    And reblogging old stuff you’ve already written on is just fine! I need to do that—I’m going to start up a newsletter and include a link to an archived blog each week.
    But yes, do blog on the poetry. I need to find you post so I can get book #2! 🙂

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