Have You Seen My Mojo?

skull-999959_1280I know I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks. I have a long list of excuses: Selling my house and moving to a crappy rental house while my husband and I are waiting for our new house to be built. Becoming addicted to vlogbrothers videos and obsessively watching all of them starting with Brotherhood 2.0 from 2007, being hospitalized for pneumonia twice (I’m actually writing this from the hospital.) and entering the working world as a substitute teacher. But the heart of the matter is that I’ve lost my mojo. Blogging fell way down on my list of priorities. I’m still reading but not at the pace that I used to.

I’ve been thinking about how I can get my mojo back, assuming I even want to. I’ve never been a prolific blogger – I average about two posts a week. But even so, sometimes writing a review is more work than fun for me. I like getting books from publishers – I’ve discovered a lot of my favorite authors that way. But on the other hand, I have a lot of books on my TBR list that I want to read. They aren’t the latest hot books though and it feels like in the book blogging world, the focus is on reviewing the latest and greatest.

The reason I started book blogging in the first place is that I wanted to start writing reviews  of the books I read to help me remember what the were about. I have a terrible memory and I figured writing a review of a book would help me remember why I did or didn’t like it. When recommending a book to someone, I wanted to be able to say something other than, “I know I loved it but I can’t remember what it was about.”

In the end, I want to want to keep blogging. Fellow bloggers, have you ever lost your mojo? What did you do to get it back?

  • http://rhapsodyinbooks.wordpress.com rhapsodyinbooks

    I totally do, and the only reason I keep going is that I will forget plots totally if I don’t at least put something or other down about them! But more and more I apply very little effort, and just put the “review” such as it is on LibraryThing rather than on my blog!

    • http://www.chaosisafriendofmine.com/ ChaosIsAFriend

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. I’m the same way with forgetting plots!

  • http://www.thecuecard.com S.G. Wright

    I also started blogging for that reason : of trying to remember the books I read. I’m not sure what I can suggest about losing one’s mojo. Sometimes I have that with reading when I need a break. I think taking a break usually helps. & just blogging about what you want to — whether it’s old books or something else. Do what your muse tells you. I hope you are feeling better these days and are out of the hospital.