I’ve read a lot of posts lately about reading slumps and blogging slumps. I think I may be in one, so thanks a lot, folks for spreading the virus. I have plenty of posts scheduled, and lots of time to get things reviewed, so nothing is weighing on me, but for some reason I’ve done little to no blog “work” in the past three days. I’ve done a little visiting & commenting and returned visits, but that’s it. Here’s the book blogging things I’ve been doing without actually blogging. I’m pretending it’s blog housekeeping, rather than avoidance activities.
Playing around with GIMP image manipulation software. KissinBlueKaren turned me on to this free software that is very similar to Photoshop. There are tons of tutorials online. I am using it to do the Book Title Acrostic tag that I saw from Lory at Emerald City Book Review. I can’t use PicMonkey because it doesn’t do a collage with nine boxes. I think I’m getting a little better with GIMP.
Organizing the blogs that I follow on Twitter into Lists.
Scheduling older blog posts to social media with Co-Schedule.
Stalking my Secret Sister on Twitter and her blog to see if she’s received the item (s) I sent.
Shopping around at Etsy, Threadless, BuyOlympia, Vermont Country Store, and other places for my OTSP Secret Sister and Christmas. (Really looking for myself, but I pretend it’s for others.) Did you know that Amazon has a Wish List button for your browser? You just click it when you are shopping somewhere else and the item gets added to your Amazon wishlist. I learned about this because my OTSP Secret Sister used it.
Do you think this is a real slump? Am I avoiding writing reviews, or just doing some housekeeping?