Blogging Burnout? Read These Tips On How To Prevent It

  • Updated on October 5, 2023
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Burnout happens to many people and people having creative jobs aren’t exempt from it. Moreover, some enthusiastic bloggers and content are so passionate about their content that they forget to schedule time off and take breaks and mix their private life with blogging. This fatal error many bloggers make can easily lead to burnout, emotional and physical exhaustion, and lack of inspiration. In this article, I want to share with you some tips on how to prevent blogging burnout.

Set Manageable and Realistic Goals and Encourage Yourself for This Step

Ask yourself, why do you want to continue publishing posts on your blog? Do you have certain goals as a blogger? “Becoming a famous blogger” sounds inspiring, but it is not a goal. To prevent burnout and disappointment it is crucial to set realistic and manageable goals (for example, gain 50 followers in two months). You should clearly understand that it is better to move towards your goal in small steps. You have just started a channel, learned the basic techniques and functions – set a goal. The shorter your step, the more productive your work will be. No “one hundred and fifty subscribers in three seconds”, be realistic, and do not be too hard on yourself.

Consider Finding New Hobbies

Even if you combine blogging with a full-time job, consider blogging as a full-time or part-time serious job in case you publish posts regularly and want to achieve certain results. That’s why it is so important to have hobbies besides blogging. It could be yoga classes, dance classes, scrapbooking, reading, traveling, or betting at bet SN. Your hobbies must allow you to have a meaningful distraction from your main job, studies, and family responsibilities as well as from blogging. By the way, a new hobby can also be a source of inspiration to you: even if your blog is related to other topics, you don’t need to stick to it and can from time to time publish posts about other topics or simply share stories from your own life. How about a summary of the different things you do for leisure besides blogging? Maybe you have just learned to bake a delicious apple crumble pie or started exercising regularly to lose weight. Or have you recently watched a truly outstanding movie and were inspired by the direction of the filmmaker? Then you can write a movie review or a post about the filmmaker and his career path. For example, I have recently watched the dark trilogy of M. Night Shyamalan (“Unbreakable”, “Split”, and “Glass”) and considered writing an article about how he makes psychological and mystical thrillers. There are also new things to discover in the world you can lift into your blog.

Create A Blogging Schedule or Revamp Your Timetable

Even if you aren’t paid for blogging, consider scheduling your blogging tasks. This will help you become more organized, distribute your workload more appropriately, and separate blogging from other responsibilities. It can be difficult to switch from blogging, especially when you have nothing planned for the evening. That’s why it’s good to have a schedule and a hobby that will occupy your mind completely – then you’ll get an emotional break from work. If you already have a schedule but don’t stick to it, consider making some changes. Maybe you should cut down the amount of planned daily posts. Even if you feel eager to write more and have a very productive period, be careful and take your time to rest: working too much can easily lead to burnout.

Use Social Media Mindfully

 If you are a blogger, you probably spend a lot of time on social media. This can also be one of the causes of emotional fatigue and distress. Whether you are a blogger or not, consider using time-tracking tools such as Toggl to monitor how you spend your time on the Internet. And especially if you are a blogger it is important to find as much time as possible not for virtual but real communication. A short digital detox weekend is also a great way to get away from social media and find harmony with yourself.

Share Your Problems with the Blogging Community

People who experience burnout often feel lonely and upset. It is crucial not to isolate yourself and share your problems with other people. Moreover, you can share your thoughts with other bloggers publicly or simply talk to your blogger friends.

Preventing or recovering from burnout can also be one of the topics of your blog: you can attend blogging events, collaborate with other bloggers in your field create content about burnout or interview successful bloggers asking them about their work-life balance and burnout experience. Maybe it will help you to gain interest in your blog again and create blog content that would be very useful to other bloggers.

Improve Your Overall Mental and Physical Health

If your overall health is poor, you can quickly feel like you are exhausted and burnt out. Therefore, it is essential to take care of yourself and stay in the right shape, both mentally and physically. Even if the importance of self-care seems obvious, many people overlook it daily. It is very important to get enough rest (at least 7-8 hours of daily sleep), keep to a diet that provides you with all the vitamins and nutrients you need, and drink enough water. To assess the condition of the body, try to visit doctors regularly and have blood tests and vitamin tests on the body.

Remember that being a blogger is a challenge and can be overwhelming at times and even lead to burnout. Therefore, it is essential to follow some rules in your daily life to prevent it.


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