Raise your hand if you've been feeling uncreative, discouraged, disinterested, or any number of negative emotions with your blog lately? *raises hand high* Me too. In fact, it's how this whole chat came to be. Earlier today (when I say this, I mean around 3 in the morning EST), I started lamenting on Twitter like I always do. I've talked to a few people about this, how they've been feeling disconnected and down about their blogs, how they didn't know if a break would even help. And I've been witnessing this sort of talk a lot, especially on Twitter, and I've discussed it with a few friends. It seems, to me, that the book blogging COMMUNITY is in a slump. We've noticed how quiet it's been around here (but not just because of what happened on Monday night with the booktubers), and I've noticed how there seems to be less and less interaction on blogs. And I knew I couldn't be the only one feeling this way, so I took to Twitter to discuss.
And while talking with Faye (The Social Potato), she suggested doing some book nerd love thing on Twitter today, but then when Amber (YA Indulgences) jumped in, we all came up with the #BookNerdBoost (thanks for the name, Faye) chat. We wanna lift up everyone's spirits and we wanna spread the love around. I'd been wanting to come up with something like the #Loveathon back in February because I've felt like we've needed a sort of boost in the community. A love boost. A love fest. Something to help us connect again, to make us remember why we joined book blogging to begin with, and why we've stuck it out. This community would be NOTHING without everyone in it, and I wanna reconnect with people, and help us all let go of the negative and revel in why we love this so much.
I wish I had some sort of banner, but this is REALLY last minute and I'm lazy. So here's the pitch: join Faye, Amber, and I for the #BookNerdBoost chat on Saturday, June 20th! We'll be starting the chat at 12 p.m. EST but don't know how long it'll last. We'll have a bunch of fun questions to answer about yourself and blogging, but most of all, we just wanna talk with y'all! We wanna immerse ourselves in book nerd love and reconnect with everyone. We know it's last minute (sorry about the late notice, but we thought this weekend was the perfect time to bring something positive out of everything that's happened and how quiet things have been lately). But we hope you can join us! :)