Blog burnout: it’s definitely a thing

Hello and happy Saturday to you, my lovely blogging friends! How are you spending your weekends?

Me, I’m getting stuck into the amazing-looking By Wicked Design from Katy Moran. I’m also talking about blog burnout (just to put a bit of a downer on things).

I’m part of a group chat on Twitter, and a few days ago one of my blogging friends said something along these lines: I’m struggling to enjoy any books. Is it because they’re not good, or because I’ve got blogging burnout?

The conversation stuck in my head. There are some bloggers that have recently shut down their blogs thanks to blogging burnout. The reading, the writing reviews- it just doesn’t interest them anymore, or they feel like they need a break.

I don’t think it’s that uncommon, either. I’ve definitely had it myself: sometimes the idea of writing yet-another review makes you want to shrivel up and crawl back into bed and make a big burrito with your duvet. Planning and scheduling posts for when you’re on holiday is worse, because you have to cudgel your brains to come up with great ideas. Then they don’t perform as well as you want them to, so then you get demotivated…

What now?

I’ve definitely felt blogging burnout creep into the edges of my reading recently. I love reading- always have- but I’ve started looking at my blog as a chore rather than a joy, and that’s a bit of a worry. Blogging should be fun!

I don’t think there are many solutions here, but I’m going to try for one anyway. I’ve got quite a few holidays coming up (yay!) and for those holidays, I’m going to put my blog aside. No posting, nothing except for reading.

Hopefully I’ll come back rejuvenated and refreshed. If not… well, then I guess I’ll just have to take it slow!

What do you think? Have you ever suffered from blogging burnout? Leave a comment and let’s get chatting 🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “Blog burnout: it’s definitely a thing

  1. I’m one of those people that suffers from burnout in pretty much everything… Work, blogging, reading, gaming, even yoga! I have a tendency to get obsessed with things and put all my effort into them rather than pacing myself and I think avoiding that can be a good way to not become burnt out. I find, like you, that taking myself away from the thing I’m burnt out from can also really help, and also trying to look at it from a different perspective (less like a chore, as you say).

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  2. To be quite honest, I feel like I’ve been in a state of mild to moderate burnout for several months now. Because I just started my blog in January, I think I’ve been pushing myself to post ALL THE TIME and be constantly blog hopping…and as much fun as I have writing discussion posts, there are aspects to blogging that totally feel like work, and not the kind of work I really feel like doing most of the time. The only solution, for me at least, is to focus on the parts of blogging that I love doing, and do more of those. So I’ve started writing more of the kinds of discussion posts that I want to write, and that gets me feeling inspired to respond to comments and read other people’s blog posts. I don’t know if this helps, but I do hope that the burnout gets better for you soon! ❤

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    1. Vicky

      Thank you! Yes I definitely agree with you- there’s pressure to be blog hopping, posting and commenting all the time. I might have to start branching out with what I write 😉

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  3. I’ve definitely had a blog burnout for sure! I think I got too wrapped up in blogging and the views and comments, I was on twitter all day everyday trying to keep up and it was all too much! Taking a break was the best thing, I came back to blogging with a new and refreshed mindset and I now see it as something fun that I love to do in my free time, instead of a chore or something I’m obligated to do!

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