Glad to see you’re still alive, Matt. 🙂 I was worried about you.
Seriously, though, I think what you’re experiencing is pretty normal. Blogging is a lot of work and we all start to wonder if we are crazy for doing so much work for no apparent reason. Just know that me and lots of others enjoy reading your stuff…rest up and come back strong when you get your second wind.
I found it funny that Harry Potter is on the list, but I was kind of surprised that a book like the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is STILL on that list. It makes me wonder if the people asking for the bans have actually read the books.
Perhaps part of your motivation could be knowing people like me learn about great books by reading your wonderful blog. I can honestly say you have pointed me in new reading directions. I’m grateful and hope you continue. You’d be surprised how many people read and appreciate your blog but rarely let you know. Take care!
I feel your pain. I’m sort of there myself. Actually my problem is just that I’m reading at a snail’s pace lately and if it wasn’t for a few regular features (Short Story Mondays, Great Wednesday Compares, and Poetry Fridays) my blog would probably have retired a while ago. Maybe your own regular weekly feature could help?
marydell – It’s kind of strange because I have ideas but I just don’t feel like writing for some reason.
Sam Houston – I think you pretty much hit it on the head. Sometimes I’m just not sure that it’s worth the effort, though all the comments on this post make me feel better, I just hope I didn’t come off sounding like I wanted pity…
Kevin – Yeah, banned books are a strange thing. I can’t believe how worked up people get, if you don’t agree with it don’t read it. I just finished Beloved by Toni Morrison which is a banned book and I just don’t get why it upsets people so much.
verbivore – My motivation for reading hasn’t left, which is good, but for a week or so I wasn’t too into my current readings, but that actually started to change this week so hopefully my attitude about blogging will right itself as well.
AC – Thanks for the encouragement. It’s easy to forget about the people who don’t leave comments, which I can totally understand. I’ve thought about writing a post asking people to “delurk”, meaning those that read but don’t comment leave a comment saying who they are.
John – I only have one regular feature and I haven’t even been able to get myself to write that. I can’t really put my finger on the problem, maybe it’s just a phase…