Let’s Talk: Book bloggers and hiatuses// Where does blogging pressure come from, and how can we fix it?

Hi there everyone! Today’s discussion has been on my mind for about a week or so, but I wanted to take some time to organize my thoughts before I threw all the words at you.

In the past couple weeks, I’ve seen five bloggers I follow say they’re taking a hiatus, some of them indefinitely. They all had a few different reasons, but one of the things they all said was that blogging, combined with everything else in their lives, was stressing them out. The thing that got to me, though, was that, in the end, each of them apologized for leaving, saying they feel guilty for leaving their blogs.

Which begs the question: where does that pressure come from? How do bloggers get to the point where they feel guilty for taking care of themselves? And how do we try to minimize that?

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Let’s Talk: Blogging with Depression

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend ahead of you!

For those of you who may not be aware, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and Wednesday was Mental Health Day. There have been so many people sharing their experiences, tips for living with mental illness, and inspirational stories of overcoming it all over social media.

And I wanted to give my two cents on the mental health conversation by sharing how depression affects me and my life as a blogger. Because the truth is, a lot of us are affected by mental health issues, but as bloggers we sometimes feel the need to be perfect. So I think it’s important to be open about our mental health so we can take some of that pressure off each other, and off ourselves.

So without any further ado, here are some of the ways depression affects my blogging, and some ways I combat it.


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Let’s Talk: 4 of my most unpopular opinions- AKA my bad blogger confessions

Happy Saturday to all you amazing people! I hope you have an incredible weekend ahead of you!

For this week’s Tuesday’s Tidbit, I wrote a post talking about how bloggers shouldn’t be afraid to post their most controversial or unpopular opinions, so I thought I’d follow it up by posting some of mine!

Here’s the thing: I have a ton of unpopular opinions, so this is gonna have to be a two part series!

So, without any further ado, the first set of my most unpopular opinions! (Please, don’t judge me too harshly!)


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Let’s Talk: Diversity, Necessity, and Star Trek

PSA: This post will probably be longer and rambly-er than my usual posts, but I hope promise? it’ll be worth it!

So, a little while ago, there was a bit of a shit-storm on book-Twitter. Usually, when I comment on drama like that, I leave it on Twitter. But, in this case, my thoughts are a little too big for 280 characters, so now, you all get the pleasure of seeing my thoughts on an issue that seems to pop up again and again in the book world.

So, without any further ado, here’s my two cents on the whole issue.


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4 Twitter accounts that I’d recommend to writers

Happy Friday to all you amazing people! I hope the coming weekend is relaxing and fun for all of you!

As some of you know, I’ve been working on writing a novel! I ended up taking a break in July, which was kind of discouraging, but I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I only got serious about writing this story in June, and now I’m about a third of the way through a rough draft.

One of the things that have really helped me get back into it is the people I follow on Twitter.


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Ryann’s 3 Rules for DNF-ing

Hi there, fellow readers! I hope you all have awesome weekend ahead of you!

The other day (aka quite a while ago), I was reading Mandy’s post about DNF book reviews, and it got me thinking about my own DNF habits. If you read Mandy’s post, you’ll notice she says she’s the Queen of Not Finishing Books. I just happen to be the opposite. I have only DNF’d six books in my entire life.

It’s not that I’m a miracle among readers, someone who magically loves almost every book I touch, turning it into a five-star read every time a book touches my fingers. It’s just that I have a pretty specific list of rules for DNF-ing a book, and I’ll read a book to the end if it doesn’t line up with these reasons, even if I don’t necessarily like it.


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