One of my favorite topics of discussion at the Blog Connect was about blog burnout. You guys it happens to all of us and that’s okay.
I get Burnout all the time, whether it be from reading or blogging. Sometimes it feels more like a job than a hobby and it can be the worst. Especially because I love doing both. I always felt like a failure when it happens, and when I feel like I’m forcing myself to write which never gives you great content.
Anyway, this was a topic of discussion at the blog connect, both as a presentation and not. It was great to hear others who feel the same way as you. It gave me more confidence to be like, okay, I’m going to take a week off and refresh myself.
So, here’s my advice to avoid Burnout.
- Blog when you feel like it. There is always that moment when inspiration hits you, and in that moment I find myself writing my best content.
- When you are writing, try to do it without distraction, I’ve learned the less distraction the better
- It’s okay to take some time off — however long you need
- and you don’t need to feel like you have a blog post all the time
- I’ve come to the conclusion that if I can bang out three drafts in a week, I’m on schedule and sometimes even that doesn’t happen but I’m okay with it.
- It’s okay, and you know what? We all have these issues — but the blogging community is so great! You will always have support no matter what
This is my advice. Don’t ever feel like this has to be a job that you don’t want to do. Find the inspiration and the love in your blog and if that means taking a few days, a week, a month off or more it’s okay. We’ll still be here! You do you.