• Are you experiencing blogging burnout?
• Do you have the blogging blues?
• Is blogging no longer fun for you?
• Does blogging seem boring?
• Does blogging seem demanding?
• Is or was your blog your passion, not your job?
• Are you a blogger who doesn’t blog for a living?
If you answered yes to most of these questions then hopefully these 8 tips will help you.
These 8 tips can be used from now on or just long enough to get you out of the burnout you’re going through.
• Blog at Your Leisure
• Keep a List for Your Thoughts
• Don’t Worry About the Analytics
• Take a Break
• Read Other Blogs
• Don’t Let Blogging Rule Your Life
• Turn Off the Computer
• Get Away from Social Media
BLOG AT YOUR LEISURE
Lots of bloggers have a schedule. They post certain topics on selected days or either post however many times a week on whatever the topic may be. That’s a great way to be consistent but it can also be a way to cause you stress and to make feel overwhelmed. With my illness, I can’t adhere to a schedule. Maybe it’s time you stop doing so and focus more on what you like to write about and only write about it when you feel like writing about it.
KEEP A LIST FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
Always keep a notepad and pen nearby so when an inspirational thought for a blog post pops into your mind you can easily keep note of it. My phone is by my side 24/7 so I use the notes app on it to keep track of my thoughts and ideas for blog posts.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT ANALYTICS
Bloggers seem to worry so much about their rank, numbers, page views, visitors, etc that they forget about the reason they started blogging. If you’re having blogging burnout then forget about the analytics at least for a while. Write when you want to write. Your faithful readers and subscribers will probably still be there if they’ve enjoyed interacting with you so far.
Of course, if you’re making money from a blog and it is your income provider, this can be hard to do. On the other hand, if you are truly making money by blogging, you are most likely not blogging alone (you have hired VAs, editors, photographers, social media managers, etc) … so, you can still take a well deserved break from analytics.
TAKE A BREAK
If you feel like hanging it up and you’re ready to stop blogging, don’t do anything drastic or at the spur of the moment! Take a break away from your blog. Let it sit for a while, it’s not going to disappear. Give yourself a break away from it and some time for you to think about what you really want for yourself and your blog.
READ OTHER BLOGS
When blogging, you may find at times that you’re too busy to read what others are writing about. While you’re taking a break away from your blog, try reading posts from others that you enjoy visiting. Engage with them, leave comments, share their posts. This will hopefully free your mind of thinking you need to post something and maybe spark inspiration as well.
DON’T LET BLOGGING RULE YOUR LIFE
You must take time for yourself. Don’t stop visiting with family and friends. Don’t stop doing your hobbies that you once enjoyed before you started blogging.
TURN OFF THE COMPUTER
Just turn it off and get away from it. If it’s on you’ll go open up a browser and see if there’s any new comments on your blog. You need time to refocus and relax your mind, body, and soul.
GET AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Turning off your computer can give you a much deserved break away from social media. Don’t access it on your phone as well.
Do you have any tips or advice for those going thru burnout or the blues from blogging? Please share them below, thanks!
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