This is a weekly feature I have decided to start this year. It will include the books I read in the past week and my thoughts on current book trends and topics (including movies/series based on books) and the books I want to read. I also want to talk about what other book bloggers are sharing or their opinion on anything bookish. I just felt like as a book community it will be nice for everyone to gather around once in a while and share what they love so much – books!
Welcome to May! Its already four months to this year. I was reflecting about my blog sometime back ago and wondered what drives me to keep blogging cause the last week of April really put me off from reading. It wasn’t a book slump but not having the leisurely time to read. Plus I have like twenty five unread books and when I see them I get overwhelmed. How am I going to finish them? Especially the fantasy ones. They are so humongous and I am not that fast a reader. And the sheer amount makes me want to take a break except I don’t want to do that either. Its so easy to give up, isn’t it? Takes some effort to hold on.
So I was thinking why not make this my post for KC. I barely read much last month. And had no time to post anything for this feature though I managed yet it feels like am not doing enough. Sometimes I say to myself this online world is not real and not to take it so seriously. I feel like I am trying to stand on both boats and they are just floating further away. Does this happen to you? I started blogging as I wanted to put my thoughts out there but now I feel like its a compulsion to do so albeit in a good way but still like there’s a pressure to do so.
I am trying to navigate this blog in a way that feels like it has a purpose. But in that process I feel like I have lost the real reason am blogging. But thankfully I do come back and remind myself not to get carried away although its kinda mentally exhausting to check all the boxes, if you know what I mean.
So what about you? Why did you start blogging? And what keeps you at it? Do you feel pressure or overwhelmed too? Please share in the comments below!