Err, Any Suggestions?

Uncategorized 6 Comments 22nd January, 2012

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So let’s be honest here. My reviews aren’t quite as plentiful as they used to be. I’ve been in a reviewing slump. But not a reading slump! I’m still averaging two to three books read a week, but posting only one review a week maybe.

I know I’m not the only one to experience this kind of slump, so does anyone have any suggestions on what you did to get out of it? I’d love to hear from you!

While I’m at it, is there anything you guys would like to see in my reviews that I’m not currently doing? I’m open to suggestions on that front as well.

6 Responses to “Err, Any Suggestions?”

  1. Sue Bursztynski

    Chelsey, we do what we can. We all have Real Life. At least you’re getting through the books. I have to do my reviews in binges, mostly when I’ve got some time off work. Then I feel guilty because I’m reviewing other people’s books instead of working on my own writing. Maybe shorten the reviews to get through them all? And I’m speaking as someone waiting for you to review MY book.;-) just do what you can. This is your hobby, not your job.

  2. Jessica ( frellathon )

    Oh don’t put pressure on yourself no no no. Review when your in the review groove. I don’t review every book I read or at least I didn’t now I do but out of habit.

    If you feel the need just shorten the review. Nice quick summary but still don’t pressure yourself.

  3. Christy D

    Caffeine. Lots of caffeine. lol. Seriously though, if you’re not feeling it, don’t stress about it. I go in and out of funks all the time. Do what your doing, and when you feel like doing more, then do it. No one will hate you for not cranking out 4 reviews a week.

  4. JP

    I’ve been feeling that way too lately, so what I’ve been doing is creating the post and jotting down my notes. Obviously, I don’t publish it, but that way I can always go back and format the review/make it into actual sentences when I feel like it without forgetting what I wanted to say.

    I’ve also taken to handwriting reviews when I’ve got a bit of time at work… That often helps a lot.

  5. Annette

    Maybe don’t put so much pressure on yourself to write elaborate detailed reviews. I’ve seen some bloggers who do little mini reviews. Maybe try some of those …see if you can write a review in 15 minutes or so…I really enjoy reading those as much as full fledged reviews (because usually I skim a lot when I read loooong reviews.) Just a suggestion, for what it’s worth. BTW, I own that mug in the picture….love it!

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