Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and there’s many reasons for that. My life has been a bit all over the place and I’m doing my best to get it straight.
I have always struggled with bouts of depression. Recently, it had gotten much worse. I’ve been on and off medication for years. I’m very irresponsible with keeping up on my health, which includes dealing with diabetes.
I say “trying” because it’s a constant battle to keep myself on the right track. I’m not doing the best I can at the moment and it’s killing me. I want to improve but I often feel so down, tired and unmotivated. I can barely sit down and focus on any task because my minds so all over the place.
Now as for the blog. My posting has been inconsistent for a long time because of all this. I started this blog because I wanted to write about the things I loved. I ended up focusing on literature but I wanted to do more. I really wanted to make something out of this blog — I feel I had a good start but then fell off and I need to fix that.
I’m going to be posting again, I’ll aim for a weekly schedule at least. I’ll still talk about books a lot but there will probably be more topics (tv, movies, anime, games, culture, etc)
I know my following is small but I feel I should still explain. Posting will resume and I apologize for lack of consistency.
I also want to thank all my viewers – it means a lot that you’re interested in what I have to say.
Reading slumps. Every book-related blog or Youtube channel seems to talk about them at one point. They’ll usually come with advice on how to get out of the slump as well. I’ve been through a few reading slumps over the years but nothing really major. It was usually just me taking a short little break from my most important hobby and then quickly returning to it.
But this was a bit different. I was actually in some sort of deep depression. It was a struggle to mentally focus on any book. Now, I did have video games (Fire Emblem, mostly) to fill the void a little. But it wasn’t enough, reading’s a part of who I am and when I’m not doing it on a fairly regular basis I feel weird and extremely sad.
This slump is also different because I felt it went on for too long. I couldn’t explain why it started either. I guess I just needed a period to gather my thoughts.
Because of the slump my blog died for a while. Well, I hope to start writing again. And like before, the main focus will be books and literature. I’ll be throwing in some posts on movies, video games and other things (the blog does say “Literature and more” after all). But I will be once again be writing about the various books I read or have already read.
Well, goodbye slump.
I don’t really have any advice for getting out of one. I feel that everyone has to escape their slump in their own individual way – there’s no universal solution.
Saw this on Facebook, and found it to be very true. Let’s be honest, sometimes we have more things to say about the books we hate than the ones we love.
And…negative reviews can be a lot more entertaining!