Blogging is one thing that I love to do, but like every other "job" it kinda blows sometimes. Ok, I know that sounds weird, coming from someone who is a blogger and says they love it, but honestly, blogging takes a lot of work. Especially if you are interested in monetizing. But today we aren't here to talk about the pros and cons of blogging, instead I want to give you three ways to avoid something that all bloggers go through every now and then: an impending blogger burnout.
1. take a break
I know it sounds really counterproductive to take a break, because in blogging, sometimes we care about the views, but just like this run-on sentence, taking a break is a good thing. Taking a break can refresh you, give you a new perspective, and can help you get your blogging grove back.
2. scale back
The easiest way to avoid blogger burnout is to scale back, and stop taking on more than you can handle. Posting wise: everyone wants to post new content every day Monday through Friday, but it's unrealistic! If you are able to do it, and feel like posting five days a week is bogging you down, then stop! Simple. To be truthful, alot of bloggers have realized that if they post 2-3 times a week, then they are able to post great material, and then they have more post ideas. On the other hand, if you are doing the whole brand collaboration thing and feel like you are getting burnt out, then just know that it's ok to say "no". I know that making money from blogging is so tempting, but you don't have to say yes to every money making opp or pitch to every single company out there.
Personally, I have scaled back with my posting. I try to post at least once a week, but when I'm not posting, I am promoting my content.
3. get organized
A planner is a really good idea when it comes to blogging. After over 3 years of blogging, I finally realized that maybe if I give myself a schedule, then it's easier to figure every thing out. From posts to brand collabs to email replies to social media goals, everything that is related to blogging is written down in it's own planner. Having a planner has helped me decide which days I want to post on and what I want to post.
What steps do you take to avoid an impending blogger burnout?