Thursday, 31 October 2013

Book Talk Topic: Lack of Inspiration

A Lack of Inspiration

Technically this won't be about books but about blogging, but I named my discussion posts Book Talk Topic... So yeah, just go with the flow!

Anyway, I wanted to talk about feeling inspirationless. Particularly because I'm feeling like that right now. Just like mood swings, I have 'inspiration swings'. Normally I read pretty quickly, and on top of that I can just come up with something (e.g. a discussion, something fun). Other times (like right now), I start to read slowly. It doesn't matter how good the book is, my reading just slows down. And I feel completely inspirationless. The plan was to do something with Halloween, because it's effing Halloween. But I couldn't think of anything, so I decided to do something just the week of Halloween. And then I decided to just post something on Halloween. Instead, you're getting this. Why? Because I couldn't think of anything.

During these periods I just sort of feel... empty. There's practically nothing I love more than reading. And blogging. I haven't been blogging for THAT long, but I really do love it. This community is amazing, even though I'm a socially awkward penguin. But during these slumps, I just don't read very much. It's usually at the start of winter: that's usually the time at which I sort of... sag. I get tired more easily and I just don't have the same energy I do during summer (which kind of sucks, seeing as my birthday is in the winter! And Christmas as well. I LOVE Christmas!). And blogging can start to feel like... well I don't want to say a chore. because it's not THAT bad. I just have no inspiration for posts, I have no reviews because all of a sudden I'm reading slowly, and I start to panic a little. I know you don't have to post every day (I don't even do that anyway), but a week? That's a bit too long for me. And the posts I do write... They seem bland and lackluster to me. (So if this is bland and lackluster, you know why!) My enthousiasm sometimes feels fake to me, even if I am eagerly awaiting something.

I'm not saying that this is because of blogging or this community or even because of all the drama. It's not. I love books, I love talking about about books, I love bookish people. But around this time of the year, I just don't have the energy to read a lot and write a dozen of posts and comment on every blog I follow. Even though I do want to do these things. So I want to thank everyone who still visits my blog and comments, even though around this time of the year I'm not the most sociable person, nor do I always comment back (although I aspire to). Thank you.

What about you? Do you ever feel like this? How did you fight it (if you did)?


  1. Yes! I have felt this way. I just stop trying to write for a few days, read less demanding things, and try to do different creative things, like photography, this usually helps me with overcoming burnout.

    1. Although it sucks for you, I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for the tips, I hope they'll help me as well :)

  2. I sometimes have like no idea what to do for Discussing Through Midnight posts however I decided to jot down any ideas for future discussion posts so when I am inspirationless, I can use one of my past ideas.

    Lovely post, Celine! <33

    1. Yep, I write down stuff all the time as well! I just don't feel like I can handle them the way I should when I feel so inspirationless...

      Thank you, Mel <3


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