And it all started so well.
In those early days of blogging, you would be itching to get back to your computer screen. You loved nothing more than putting your fingers to the keyboard to engage your readers (and yourself) with your next blog post and capture your audience with your passion and writing.
You were thrilled every time somebody commented on your blog post. You were excited by the prospect of making a little extra cash through your efforts.
And then things changed.
Your readership may have dwindled. You may have struggled to find anything new to blog about. And the worst part, the money didn’t roll in as expected. Because of that your momentum took a topple, and you struggled to get yourself back on track. Final diagnosis, you lost your passion.
The thought of getting back to your computer gave you feelings of dread. You were too tired to continue. You felt your efforts had been for nothing. Then other areas of your life took priority, and you felt overly stretched.
Yep my friend, you experienced blogger burnout. I outta know. I experienced blogger burnout firsthand. Two years ago my blogging journey had to take a back seat to care for my mother who was ill at the time.
And this year sort of marked a new beginning. Instead of stressing about catching up or picking up where I left off, I just did a reset and took it from there.
So, just how do you get yourself back on track after suffering from blogger burnout?
Blogger Burnout And How To Deal With It
Don’t worry, even the most experienced writers suffer burnout from time to time. And your blog doesn’t have to take a hit because of the way you feel.
Here are some tips to help you get over blogger burnout and back on your blogging feet again.
Don’t put pressure on yourself.
You know you need to keep your content updated regularly – you may lose readers if you don’t – but you don’t have to do everything by yourself.
Consider getting a guest blogger or a copywriter to take on some of the work for you. Provided they adhere to your blog themes and standards, you will benefit from a helping hand.
Reach out to other bloggers in your niche. Or visit sites such as Upwork to find somebody who may be able to help.
Better manage your time.
We aren’t going to go into detail here, as Angie Gensler has some tips and tricks on her site that will serve you well.
From ways to automate your blog posts and social media marketing to helping you find new ideas, follow the link and look at the other blog posts on that site for support and guidance.
We all need some help from time to time, so don’t be afraid to ask for it. If you know other bloggers, ask them how they manage their life around blogging. If you are suffering writer’s block, go online for sources of inspiration.
But if you are experiencing burnout because you ‘don’t feel good enough’ in what you are doing, be proactive rather than admitting defeat. You will feel a lot better if you get on top of your weaknesses, so work on your skills.
If you aren’t getting traffic to your site, look for ways to improve your marketing plan. You might also consider taking an online course like the one by Greg Kononenko. By finding help, in whatever way you need it, you can begin the road to recovery.
Take a break.
Stop blogging, it’s as simple as that.
We all need time off occasionally, so do something different for awhile. Send out a blog post telling your readers you will be back soon, and be honest in your post – if you’re tired, let them know. After all, your audience wants to know the real you and I’m sure they in some way would relate.
Most blogs are successful because of the personal touch anyway. Take a holiday, or find other ways to spend your time, and not only will you regain energy to get back to your blog, you may also find new inspiration for your writing during your time off.
And the amount of support you get from your readers and bloggers is just what the doctor ordered!
Over To You
If you have been experiencing blogger burnout, we hope our advice helped. We are only human, and we all get stuck in a rut sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be that way forever.
Look after yourself, change your routine, and seek help where you can. Hopefully, you and your blog will bounce back from blogger burnout stronger and better than ever before.
Now let’s chat!
How do you deal with blogger burnout? Tell us about it in the comments below.