May Wrap-Up

June 8, 2017 Uncategorized 8

Wow, I think I’ve been in as much of a blogging slump as I’ve ever been lately! I’m not sure if I’m still burnt out for all my science march social media-ing or if I’m just focused on other priorities right now, but blogging has felt more like work to me this past month. I’ve been pretty silent on the blog, but I’m hoping I’ve recovered enough to get back into it in the coming week. I’m thinking about how to better schedule and organize my blogging to it feels easier to keep up with everything, so if you have any tips for that, please share!

Books Read

I only read 8 books this month – on the low end for me, but not as bad as I feared! I’m also not as far behind on reviews as I expected to be, so it’s nice to get a more realistic idea of where I am.

Top Post

The Futuristic Friday post Tamara of Travelling with T and I put together was by far my most popular post this month. Check it out for our list of books we’re most looking forward too!


Given my blogging slump, I don’t want to commit to too much, but depending on how I’m feeling, I’m hoping to really get back into blogging with the Mini Summer Bloggiesta, June 17-18.


How was your May? Are there any upcoming events you’re particularly excited for?

8 Responses to “May Wrap-Up”

  1. TJ @ MyBookStrings

    I have struggled a bit with blogging as well this past month. There is so much nastiness going on online that I often don’t feel like picking up any electronic devices. I’ve given myself permission to just step back for a while, until my enthusiasm is back. It would not be worth it if the pressure to be an active blogger spoiled my reading, which is often my escape from reality. I think using the Bloggiesta to get back into the swing of things is a good plan. Maybe I should look into that as well.

  2. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I mean — I hate to give you this advice because I’d be sad to see you stop posting, but what’s worked for me very much is taking a hiatus when I need one. If blogging feels like work, taking a hiatus helps. If you miss it, you’ll know that you still want to come back. And if you don’t, then it’s okay to make it an indefinite hiatus like One Direction. (That is a reference I am newly able to make through RESEARCH into what the YOUTHS LIKE THESE DAYS.)
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  3. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    I’ve been posting less and less often, too. It feels like so many of us have been. I opened Feedly for the first time in over a month, and there were only 140 unread posts in my subscriptions feed. I have a feeling things will pick back up for me soon, though. I’m reading a lot, just not posting as much… I need to get back into Litsy and then I can post clumps of mini-reviews on the blog, ha!

  4. Charlie

    I’ve had some burnout too recently and have found just doing less than I usually do, for a while, has helped a lot. Definitely best if you can keep at it somewhat than stop completely, in terms of getting back to it later. A bloggiesta might be a good idea as you’ll have the community element there to help.

    8 books is great, especially all things considered (and that one is War and Peace!)

    I’ve some offline events I’m looking forward to but I’m totally out of sync in regards to online.
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