You’ve been doing this blogging thing for a lot of months or years I assume. If so, you’ve probably had a case of blogger burnout. You know what I’m talking about…that certain point in time where you’ve had writer’s block or you just plain old feel uninspired. It happens to the best of us especially when you’ve been at it for a while.
I myself have suffered from it a few times in the past month, and it was a small portion of the reasons why I chose to blog with a new purpose. Blogging should be something that makes you feel inspired, energized and happy. If you feel like you’re forced to do it, then you probably are burned out and need to take a break.
As I stated in my Blogging With A New Purpose post, I heard a really amazing podcast by Jen Carrington talking about how to make money with your blog without relying on traffic and it really hit home with me. The key is, your blog should be something that is creative without bogging yourself down. Below are some of my tips for avoiding blogger burnout.
1. Take A Break!
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t suggest taking a break from your blog, but blogger burnout is different. If you’re churning out content without a purpose or intent then your wasting other peoples’ (and your) time. One sure sign that you have blogger burnout, is if you feel like you HAVE to produce content. You should feel like you WANT to not HAVE to.
Get together with some of your fellow bloggers and bounce ideas off of each other. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to reinvigorate you. I love bouncing ideas off of my brother because he’s a web designer and doesn’t blog, so he has a fresh and new take on things.
3. Use A Guest Poster!
If your afraid of not publishing consistent content, then a guest poster is great because you’ll still receive a steady stream of content, but also get a break so that you can refocus on new ideas. There are plenty of resources to find a guest poster. You could make a post on Facebook or Twitter asking someone if they would like to guest post or you could try Elance.
These are the few tips that I’ve found to be helpful when I want to avoid blogger burnout. There are other resources that I’ll leave below if you want to check them out! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to enter my giveaway by 1:30 p.m. est today to win a free copy of Living With Intent by Mallika Chopra.