That’s a whole lot of lead-up, and you’re probably expecting a really useful post—perhaps one that includes a list, an infographic, or at the very least, a few useful tips for avoiding blogging burnout.
The truth is, I just don’t think there are any quick-fixes for burnout of any kind.
Blogging ups and downs
I go through at least one major blogging burnout phase a quarter, and usually feel either listless at the prospect of blogging, or alternatively, brimming with angst about some facet of the blogosphere.
I go through periods of dissatisfaction with everything relating to my blog, from feeling like I’m not doing enough to feeling like I’m not good enough.
I’m not usually so down myself, thankfully, but I have my moments. Talking to other bloggers through the years, it seems like we all have those feelings occasionally.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly lucky to be able to carve out a living doing something that on most days I find more than enjoyable, but with so much information constantly coming at me, I will and do hit a virtual wall.
How I overcome blogging burnout
The only way to overcome blogging burnout is to simply accept that it’s a natural part of the creation process, and to trust that it will pass. (Tweet this)
Really, that’s my answer to overcoming blogging burnout. In my experience, I’ve just had to wait it out. Usually, whatever frustration or exhaustion I’m struggling with will pass. Inspiration will find its way in, and the urge to create will pull me out of my funk and give me the kick in the pants I need to get back in the game.
Just give it some time, find some perspective and even take a blogging hiatus if you think that’s what you need. Sometimes I just feel the urge to push everything digital out of my head for a while.
Your readers aren’t going to disappear if you take some time, and social media will chug right along without your smiling avatar.
I’m not the only one, right?
Do you ever experience blogging burnout? How do you cope?