The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you think you will ever get tired of blogging?
(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)
I don’t think I will get tired of blogging, at least not in the foreseeable future.
I will get tired of the things that cause me burnout at various points throughout the year – such a large number of ARCs and blog tours. That responsibility causes the only pressure I ever feel doing this and makes me want to rebel at times. But, of course, I don’t because that’s not me. I am capable of saying no, though, and have been doing it more and more.
When I do feel burnout coming on, I make changes, which gets me through by keeping up the excitement of newness. Except when the changes cause significant problems, like this week – then they can speed up the burnout.
I thought I would try a WordPress plan upgrade – they give you two weeks to try it – but I quickly found that it broke too many things that are an integral part of my blog – like others’ ability to comment. I realized that the cons far outweighed the pros for me, so I asked WordPress how to go back to my original plan, and they immediately switched me back. After dealing with the unintended consequences of upgrading all morning, I ended up having to deal with the unexpected consequences of rolling it back all afternoon. Most notably, a lot of my picture files stopped working. I use many graphics. So exhausting! It falls in the never do that again category.
What is exciting to me is I decided to start researching book podcasts and possibly adding that to my repertoire. I’m not a YouTuber type of personality, but I may be able to pull off a podcast. My husband and WordPress keep encouraging it so that we will see. Creating new things excites me. 😊