This post is part of Bookending Spring, a month long event in April that was created by Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo. There are a couple of different hosts that write posts based on prompts (that they thought of!) that others can replicate!
Todays prompts is all about the winterdip. Winter has gone and with it the dark evenings. Well, almost. The sun sets later and later every evening (untill you’re on the southern hemisphere, then you’re going into winter of course). Every year I suffer from winterdepression, or a smaller winter dip. I get tired faster and I’d rather crawl into bed and sleep than do anything productive.
Since it’s light outside until after nine pm, I have way more energy. And now I have to face the mess I’ve made of my blog. Or haven’t.. because I haven’t really been blogging. You better believe that the little energy I had did not go to my blog. I want to start blogging again though, but to do that I have make sure I start things gradually. I have to say my dip goodbye. And the best way to do that, is to start when you’re still in the middle of that dip.
How To Start
There are several things you can do even if you’re not blogging. For people who have a hard time coming up with blog prompts, use the time where you have no energy to actually blog, to write down every blogging idea you have. It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t have to be a done idea, just make sure you know what you were talking about a couple of weeks later.
Make notes while you read. If you don’t have the energy to write an entire review for your blog, you don’t have to do that! Make notes that will later help you write a review. Make sure you write down big moments that happened, and those notes will guide you through your review later!
Work ahead. You don’t always have to do this. I know lots of people that never work ahead, always prepare posts the day or even evening before. If you know you want to take a while off, or have to, you can think about preparing some posts in advance if you don’t want to leave blogging completely. It also helps to combine all above points which eventually leaves formatting and maybe editing the post a bit.
The one thing that really helped me with my dip was to understand that there’s nothing bad about taking a break. While these tips can help prepare you for darker times and might eventually help you get out of them, please make sure you’re not worrying about not blogging. Your blog is your blog and you are the only one that should have any control over it. If you need to take a break during that winterdip, or during any other time of the year, that’s completly fine. You are the one in control of your blog.
Have you ever had a bad day or period? What have you done to prepare for it, or to eventually get out of it? And if you’re still in your winterdip now, there’s nothing wrong with it! I hope these tips will help you a bit.