Friday, May 1, 2015

Follow Friday - Four Years Is 208 Weeks

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Gizzimomo's Book Shelf.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: How do you cure a book hangover/blogging slump/reading slump?

First, note that this is the two hundred and eighth Follow Friday post that I have made. That means that I have put up four years worth of posts in this meme, which seems almost unreal to me. When I started participating in Parajunkee and Alison's Follow Friday meme, I never thought my blog would last this long, let alone my ability to participate in something like this. I will take this opportunity to thank the two very gracious women who have organized this meme for so many years, and I look forward to participating for as many years in the future as they are willing to continue.

As to what to do for a reading slump, blogging slump, or a book hangover, I have no idea. I've been in a reading slump for going on a year now and I have really no clue what to do about it other than simply ride it out. I've only read and reviewed six books thus far this year, which is just over one a month. I've read a couple others that I have not written reviews for, but that's still not a particularly strong year, since in the past I would normally read (and review) two to three books a week. I had an undiagnosed chronic illness for much of last year, which is now in the process of being treated, so I hope that my lethargy over the last year is behind me, but only time will tell.

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  1. An illness certainly is a good reason to be in a reading slump. I find that most of my slumps are caused either by reading a bunch of books that aren't that great or by being super stressed out and tired in my everyday life. I hope you're feeling better soon and good luck getting more reading done! To get over a slump, I'm pretty much with you...I just keep reading until something really grabs my attention.

    Vicarious Caytastrophe

    1. @Cayt: One of the major side effects of my having an untreated illness was persistent fatigue. Although it isn't entirely under control yet, we're managing it now, so I'm hoping that this won't be a problem in the future.