Here, I’ve said it. Huh, that was… a lot easier than expected, and it actually fills me with happiness instead of dread, like I suspected. Probably because this has been coming for a while now.
1) To put it simply, I’m in a blogging slump. Have been for a while, but I refused to see that up until the point I was completely burnt out. Even after that I kept on blogging, which was literally the worst thing I could have done, especially because it took me hours and hours to finish one post. As a result, at the moment I can’t even think of the blog without feeling sick, thus I’m completely unable to write any type of post.
2) It’s my senior year in high school, which comes with a lot of work and stress. In Hungary, we have to pass 5 exams – Hungarian Lit, Maths and History are obligatory, and I picked Spanish and English next to them, the latter I took last year, so one down. However, I’m struggling with the rest, especially History and Maths - I’m pretty sure anyone would cry seeing how behind I’m in those two classes.
3) The negativity in the community has taken its toll on me. I don’t want to talk about this in detail, but I mostly mean the drama and overall how quickly some people are to judge.
On some levels, I’ve been feeling off since June, but I really only called it a ’blogging slump’ in October for the first time. However, there was always something to look forward to, something to plan – like Spooky October and A Christmas Story – and these took my mind off the fact that I wasn’t into blogging anymore. Unfortunately, new ideas and such are just not good enough reasons for me to keep going – my inability to care about our upcoming blogoversary clearly proves that – so, a week ago I decided to take a break from it all.
Obviously, I plan to come back. I’m not completely sure when, but sometime around June when things will be much calmer. In the meantime, Ruzi will be here, posting once or twice a week. And who knows? Maybe I’ll pop up if I really miss the blog. After all, I’ve been actively blogging for two years, at this point it’s hard for me to imagine my life without it.
I won’t drop off the face of Earth, though. I won't stop reading, thus I'll be active on Goodreads and, as I'm already struggling with not having the chance to share my thoughts, I'll likely post short reviews there. I won't stop commenting on your blogs either, that is actually the only part of being a blogger that I still like. I'll try to be more active on Twitter and Instagram, as well, but I can't promise anything.
Thanks for reading my post and being one of the awesome readers of The Regal Critiques. Time for a goodbye now, but I will be back and, in the meantime, drop me a message/tweet/whatever and I'll not only appreciate it, but will reply ASAP.