TSS: December 20 (Discombobulated)

The Sunday Salon.com I finished my finals this past Tuesday, but I haven’t yet managed to recover from my blogging break. I think while I was keeping up the pace– a post or two a day, basically– I kept myself motivated to keep doing just that. But then when I took a break from blogging AT ALL, I sort of…interrupted my mojo, or something.

I get excited when I’m writing my “reviews” (lately just review notes), but it’s the rest of the blogging stuff that I can’t get the energy for: formatting posts! You may have noticed the lack basic formatting items like, oh, italics in my posts. That’s because I’m too lazy to put any in! Stuff that hasn’t already been pre-formatted seems to just fall by the wayside, so while my review headers are all pretty, my actual posts are barebone. Bah.

Plus bloggers (and blog readers) are getting into the holiday slump thingy, so my interaction with people has fallen to the side, too. And I think that’s another big part of it– when I don’t have someone to talk to about my reviews or memes or even just what’s going on in the book world, I feel sort of lonely and less inclined to write posts. On the other hand, I read a buttload of books this week.

Basically I just think I need a book of energy, excitement, and maybe the antidote for discombobulation if possible. Now, if I could only remember how I got back into my groove last fall, after the summer slump…

How do you get re-excited about blogging after falling off the horse, so to speak?

Books read (and reviewed) this week:
239. The Mystery of the Third Lucretia – Susan Runholt 1
240. Ozma of Oz – L. Frank Baum 1 *
241. The Rose & the Beast – Francesca Lia Block [rating: 3/5]
242. Princess Ben – Catherine Murdock [rating: 3.5/5]
243. The Broken Teaglass – Emily Arsenault [rating: 4/5]
244. Ash – Malinda Lo [rating: 3.5/5]
245. Kissing the Witch – Emma Donoghue [rating: 3.5/5]
246. The Commitments – Roddy Doyle [rating: 4/5]
247. The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo [rating: 4/5]

Currently reading:
The Snapper by Roddy Doyle. I’m actually kind of liking this a bit more than The Commitments, maybe because I haven’t seen the movie and so I’m not constantly comparing the two?

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0 thoughts on “TSS: December 20 (Discombobulated)”

  1. Hee. I’ve learnt a new word today! 😉

    Unfortunately I have no tips for you to get back on track… I have a huge backlog of reviews myself and have been thinking of posting mini-reviews or review notes, like you! I’m not good at mini’s though, because I keep wanting to say more… My most recent review, of I Am a Cat – part 2, is incomplete or I would have gone on forever. I might write a follow-up someday (dream on grrl) or maybe I’ll throw some extra’s in my wrap-up post after #3. We’ll see. I’ll just take it 1 at a time! Maybe you should too. Two posts a day is quite a lot btw…

    Good luck! And you’re definitely not alone 😉

    1. Is two posts a day a lot? Mostly it was only two posts when it was a meme day and I had a review ready as well. If I kept strictly to one post a day I’d be backlogged for, like, three weeks, lol.

      Thanks! 😀

    1. Oh, I don’t necessarily feel compelled to post every day. But I’m not compelled to post AT ALL, either, and that’s the problem. I can’t get myself out of the “vacation from blogging” slump. But having such nice comments is certainly helping me to be more motivated! 😀

  2. I’m also trying to get out of a blogging slump. I think it had to do with being so busy with Christmas (which also meant not having much time to read), and reading a book I wasn’t all that excited about finishing or writing about. I think I’m going to do a few quick reviews in one post of the last few books of 2009 and then start fresh again in 2010.

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