Stuck in a Rut

Some days I’m up and some days I’m down.  Been feeling a bit down lately.  Didn’t help that I was catching a cold too.

Some days it feels like I am wasting time writing my blog and I am starting to bore myself. Truly stuck in a rut.

Hope I can get out of this rut soon.

At times this blog has felt like my lifeline and I hope it starts to feel that way again.  I have always loved writing, but my writing had become lazy and boring. I have been writing lazily I confess.  There is no excitement translated and everything I report about just feels so humdrum and repetitive. Sorry about that.

Even if you spent a minute reading, it would be me taking up a minute of your life, so I hope I can do better.

And thanks for still dropping by, and check out my Twitter for captivating posts by other bloggers.

About bookjunkie

Blogging about life in Singapore & recently cancer too.
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16 Responses to Stuck in a Rut

  1. kixes says:

    I fall into ruts rather often too. But I’m beginning to learn ways to get around it.

    It’s really helpful when I don’t force myself to blog constantly. Sure, you do feel like you should keep the blog updated, but not having the pressure to blog every day is really good. And it gives me the time and energy to focus on better posts.

    And I really like forcing myself to think of angles and focus before I write, instead of just writing. That way, it’s easier to plan and have an attainable goal.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I have been going with the flow too much. Guess that’s why I am boring myself. It’s true, cos I feel compelled to update every day and sometimes I just don’t have any exciting materials or just happen to feel down in the dumps and rather just burry myself in a book or write in my bedside journal…those really private thoughts.

  2. Sarah says:

    Well, I am enjoying each of your posts – please keep them coming. I must confess that I live vicariously through your blog at all the interesting places you have been and meals you’ve eaten. You have a way of making the everyday stuff a novelty.

  3. Maria says:

    I’ve been feeling the same way for quite some time now. I recognized that I was suffering from burnout and decided to take a week or two away from blogging. That turned into several months. I didn’t think I had anything to say anymore. I’m not sure what changed, but one day I woke up with a bunch of new ideas, and I started writing again. Maybe all you need is a rest, a chance to recharge your creative batteries. I would hate to see you give up a blog that obviously strikes a chord with so many people.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks for the supportive words Maria. It waxes and wanes for me. Guess it’s sometimes connected to my moods, but I do love typing away at the keyboard.

  4. plumerainbow says:

    I get stuck in a rut too! Or sometimes I have written something but just don’t feel like posting it. Is that weird?
    Anyhow, I always enjoying reading your posts! It’s always something to look forward to!

  5. katrijn says:

    I have only very recently found your blog, but it’s opened my eyes to places I visit almost daily – I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pictures! Maybe it’s time to tweak your routine a little bit, just to do some stuff differently and that way inspire yourself again? Set yourself some sort of small challenge (imagining what kind of hawker stalls your favourite fiction characters would run and whether they’d be any good at it, or only eating coconut dishes for a week to see how much variety you can find, for instance) and if it does inspire you, you could blog about it.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Those are great ideas. Thank you so much. You make me feel on top of the world today with your kind comments 🙂

  6. Zoe says:

    I just spent 20 mins on your blog (and still going), and not bored yet. My minutes certainly aren’t wasted! Smile :)))

  7. Crystal says:

    I may not comment on every post, but you know I read every one. You never bore me and are one of my most valued online friends here in Singapore.

    I’m happy to read whatever you want to talk about.

  8. Jarrod says:

    I know exactly how you feel! I started a blog too. At first it was a place to vent about that stuck feeling but after a while I lost focus on what I was really trying to say. Hopefully we can both turn it around.


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