Is it me, or does it still feel like February? I swear all these months are just blurring into one these days. Nevertheless, another month has gone and it’s been a mixed bag overall. Life has been pretty busy, which is great, but it also means that I’ve had less time and energy to blog. So, there were fewer posts on the blog in March. However, I did come to the realisation that my lack of activity was not just tied to my busy work life, and that upon reflection I’m in a bit of a rut. Here’s what I got up to on the blog in March.
Discussion: Is This a Blogging Burnout?
Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR
Ones to Watch: March Book Releases 2021
Life: So, restrictions are slowly being lifted in Wales. I’m all for taking a cautious approach, but I am excited by the prospect of venturing out more. Work has also been pretty busy this past month, but I feel like it’s been very productive. I am excited to welcome the longer days so I can get out and about when I’m not working. I’d like to say more, but in all honesty, it’s more of the same daily grind.
Duolingo Streak – 90 days
Music: We ended the month on a musical high as my most anticipated album finally dropped on the 31st. It’s been three and a half years since SPYAIR’s last full album, and their latest release UNITE is a brilliant piece that showcases their individual and collective styles as all 4 members contributed to the songwriting and composition of the album. I’d highly recommend listening to the full album, but some highlights include What Is Love, Get Over It, and iris.
TV/Movies: The Falcon and Winter Soldier is undoubtedly the highlight of the month. The dynamic between Sam and Bucky has always been fascinating, and I’m so happy that these two supporting characters are finally taking the spotlight for themselves. The first couple of episodes were brilliant and, I always appreciate getting to know the men behind the hero. Sam and Bucky have their fair share of struggles to face throughout the season and, I can’t wait to see how they tackle these brewing conflicts.
Side Note: Torres must be protected at all costs!
Favourite Posts in March
While my presence on the blogosphere has been minimal this month, again I’m sorry, but there’s always new and exciting content being shared and these are some of my favourites from March.
- Sumedah @ The Wordy Habitat shares some tips on how to format your book reviews.
- Kal @ Reader Voracious tells us why she loves morally gray characters.
- Krysta @ Pages Unbound spotlights the Richness of Tolkien’s Female Characters: Eowyn
- Marianna @ Marianna’s Corner recommends 5 comfort kdramas to get you through the pandemic.
- Bertie @ Luminosity Library talks about ableism in the bookish community.
- Stephen @ Stephen Writes wonders to what extend we should compare books.
- Kelly @ Stories and Screen spotlights films that are better than the books.
- The Orangutan Librarian looks at the importance of knowing your taste and how to avoid the hype and hate train.
- CW @ The Quiet Pond shares 8 tips on how to manage a blog on a busy schedule.
- Lashaan @ Bookidote perfectly summed up Wandavision in his TV review.
- Kat @ Life and Other Disasters shares some recommendations on what to watch after Wandavision.
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares her thoughts on Bookstagram after a year on the platform.
- Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love spotlights the books that are on her tbr while simultaneously making my tbr longer.
- Sofii @ A Book A Thought created the definitive book blogger list.
- Kate @ Reading Through Infinity announces the return of the Easter Readathon.
I’ve just realised that we’ve officially entered my birth month. Hopefully, if Covid rates continue to fall, I can treat myself to a day out to celebrate, but I’ve not really thought about my birthday.
My goal for April is to just write what I feel like when I feel like. There’s a lot of pressure on bloggers, mostly self-imposed, to have this continuous flow of content, but at the end of the day, we can only do so much with the time we have. It’s all about creating that balance. Blogging is not a job.
Beyond that, I just hope the sun shines and I can get back to roaming the woods.