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Blog Burnout – How To Get Over It And When Not To Tweet

Have You Reached Your Blog Burnout Point Yet?

Blog Burnout – Do you feel burnout from blogging and spending time on social media? After 334 posts I started to feel it. BURNOUT! Maybe because it’s mid summer and I wanted to spend more time outdoors or having family in from out of town. I just felt there wasn’t enough time to blog or be on social media as often. My lunch hours were almost non existent with a co-worker out last week so that left me even little less time during that time of day. Or maybe it’s the 334 posts. I did have this feeling back in January 2012

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5 Ways How to Cope With Blog Burnout

  1. First to cope with anything you must recognize it! Right? You can’t cope or change something if you don’t know it’s not wrong. You may not know you have blog burnout in the beginning but then a day goes by and your can’t think of anything to post. Another day comes and goes and nothing inspires you to post. You read other posts and think they all start to look alike and they read the same. That is how blog burnout starts. or your post will suck
  2. Accept it! Then you must move on. Don’t feel guilty. Do not post just to post. You will turn away readers as your post will most likely suck! 
  3. Do something different. Last weekend I went fishing! I’m not a big fishing fan but to be outdoors was wonderful. You can view my fishing pictures here. Thanks to Kim for introducing me to Textagram for the above image.
  4. Take a few days off of reading posts and stop thinking about your next post. Once you relax things will begin to change. Do NOT panic! 
  5. Don’t cancel your hosting or begin another blog out of boredom. Give yourself time to relax and really think if your blog is the topic you are passionate about. If it is your writing will come back and your blog burnout will lift.

Social Media Burnout Too

If you know me well you know I love Twitter. Even there I felt a little burnout.  I manage several accounts and just wasn’t feeling it on Twitter. I took a Friday off from the Follow Friday routine and it was nice to see someone take over where I left off on Fridays. Thank you John!

 

Now I also was a bit tired and messed up the one Follow Friday tweet I tweeted out earlier to Robert Caruso of Bundle Post.

Here is a reason why NOT to TWEET when you are Tired!

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SEO should have been SOCIAL. A little tired right?

I was too tired to debate or agree with him. I’m pretty sure I’m in agreement with him. I don’t think social has become 100% SEO by any means or stretch of the imagination. The social signals are getting stronger though. I think he would agree on that, right Robert? This debate could make for another post coming soon. Now I am feeling pumped! Thank you Robert!

The Other Social Network That Can Burn You Out

According to Pew  Research nearly 2/3 of Americans on Facebook have taken an extended break and some left all together. The reasons? drama queen

  • Not enough time to be on Facebook.
  • Was not interested in it.
  • Content was not relevant to them.
  • Too much drama.
  • Privacy concerns. You can Adrienne’s last post on what happens when you like something on Facebook.

You may be surprised to know that the users that left Facebook were the younger ones. They lost interest in the social network. The are looking for the next big thing to come along. Only 17% of those over 50 said they plan to spend less time there in the coming year. You can read more on it via The Register’s Facebook Churn Story.

 

“Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.” – Richard Law

Have you been gotten blog burnout after blogging a while? Or  have you gotten social media burnout quicker? Does spending time with nature help you go overcome your burnout?

 

 

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88 Responses to Blog Burnout – How To Get Over It And When Not To Tweet

  • Jackson Nwachukwu says:

    Hey Lisa,

    This is very handy and I can use the tips here to get myself in the right track. Blog burnout is very common these days, and getting the right practice as to how to balance work and personal life is very crucial.

    I am glad I read this and will be putting them to use.

    Once again, thanks for sharing .

    Jackson

    • Lisa
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      You are welcome Jackson and welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I’ve been struggling with it a little more this year than ever before but it’s been a hectic stressful year for me personally. I got inspired yesterday by your post to get a new post going this week very soon, thanks for that! Have a great rest of the week Jackson.
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  • Charmie
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    Well, in actual terms for me blog burnout has helped me to solve many problems in my blogging life. It has given me opions to think and analyze. Inshort it is going to be a part of every blogger blogging currently so need to accept that and move on with a solution.
    Thanks a lot for the share. 🙂
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  • Sudipto
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    Nice tips Lisa, and Thanks for sharing these tips with us. Burnout with blog and others things are common these days, so for avoiding these things I just walk few distance with my favorite songs in evening or spends some time with my friends.
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  • Karen Hoyt
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    Lisa,
    I sure needed to hear this. My blog is fairly young, less than a year. I love it! But as a teacher, when the school year hits, I find myself not even wanting to tweet at all. Or my eye fatigue from grading papers prevents me from reading fb too late on the computer or phone.
    This blog was awesome! Your confessional about tweet mistakes had me laughing out loud. I have sooo been there recently.
    Your quote by Richard Lowe about time spent in nature was pretty motivatinal – I just came in from eating watermelon on the back porch. I enjoyed the beautiful sunset. Tomorrow I can finish that blog.
    Thank you ever so much,
    Karen
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  • Such a great post, Lisa! 🙂
    I haven’t blogged in weeks (and weeks), in spite of having three posts in draft mode. None of them “spoke” to me, and I didn’t feel like writing, and I didn’t know what to write about, so I’ve been neglecting my blog. It took this post to make me realize that I didn’t blog more than a time or two all of last summer. Why? Because *it’s summer* and I live in northern New England, where the warm and lush months are in decidedly short supply.
    So, I’m going to stop beating up on myself, and continue to enjoy the hummingbirds playing Quidditch right outside the dining room window, the glorious bouquets of gladiola, and the delicious bounty of vegetables from the garden that our friendly neighborhood deer don’t get to first. 😀

    • Lisa
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      LOL Ellen, you almost did a post via this comment about the hummingbirds. I bet your could expound upon that one. I’ve been debating a walk all day and think I must surely get out there myself soon as the month is flying by way too quickly. I won’t be able to go after 5 once winter arrives 🙁 Thanks for coming by on this one Ellen and don’t beat yourself up! You will know when the time is right. Enjoy the rest of your weekend there.
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  • Ashi says:

    😛
    Thanks for the interesting post lisa. Well it is important to make balance between your work and personal life. I had a tough time in my early days but it does not happen now 🙂
    Thanks once again for the share. Keep up the good work

  • Kalina Slavkova says:

    I’m so glad I came across your blog on Twitter, Lisa! I’m new to blogging (3 weeks thus far), so I wouldn’t expect this burned out feeling to strike me yet, but, lo and behold, I just didn’t feel like writing today.

    My mom invited me out to lunch with a couple of her Russian friends, though, so it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy the outside air. Once I returned, I felt refreshed and ready to post. Nature and change really do work!

    It’s so great to connect with you and to read such awesome advice.

    Thank you 😀

  • dan says:

    Great post and yes felt this burnout on many occasions especially this summer so am taking your advice and start doing some outdoor activities instead to freshen up any new ideas!
    thanks for sharing.

  • Praveen Rajarao
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    Lisa – I can totally relate to this topic. After more than a month’s vacation in India, I just dont feel the urge to start back again, I think the vacation was a bit too long now 🙂

    Yes, I love blogging, I love to read other’s articles, but somehow, the flow is broken, and I am not able to get back into the rhythm.

    I do not know whether this is a “burnout” but I definitely am feeling the way you do, just want another vacation maybe 😀
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Praveen, wow a whole month off? I haven’t even taken 2 weeks off in a row in many, many years. I can’t imagine. I can see how that could knock you for a curve. I hope you find your flow again as I have enjoyed your posts and learned from them too 🙂 I am working on a post for tomorrow I hope to finish. I hope it brings me in the groove again too – thanks for coming by and sharing your experience here too.
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  • Barry Wells
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    Hi Lisa,

    Interesting post and one I can relate to, sadly.

    As you know I had loads of time off last year and the start of this year due to health issues. During that time I wasn’t able to sit for long periods so blogging was out the window.

    When I could sit for an hour or two I’d try and get a post written, but just couldn’t finish them as I had so much going through my mind.

    I managed to get a couple of posts published but felt they were lacking quality. I just couldn’t get my head into gear and get anything sorted out.

    Once I had my operation and period of healing I tried getting back into it but then my mum took a turn for the worse so I was away again… and again when I came back I couldn’t get into it so started off by giving my blog a spring clean and broke myself back in gradually.

    During that period I also stayed away from Social media, but I wasn’t able to take time away as I was bed bound and laid staring out the window.

    If able then taking a break, fishing, walking, anything fun and relaxing is the way to go.

    All the best Lisa, I hope it’s short lived for you 🙂
    Barry
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    • Lisa
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      Thanks Barry, I think many can relate to burnout after seeing the comments I’ve been getting here. You had some MAJOR life hurdles Barry to overcome. I’m surprised you came back so quickly with all those things on your plate. I’m ready for a new post tomorrow, have it almost complete -will finish in the a.m. Double checked stats and Saturday is a better day than Friday for this blog. I hope that ends the burnout for a while. Have a great weekend ahead Barry and thank you for coming by and sharing.
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  • Scott Craighead
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    Without Coffee I just cannot live I feel you there Lisa. I do need to take a break and walk away from blogging for a week or something. But it’s all I ever think about all the time and I can’t help it. My site needs me. I mess up on social media all the time. – Scott Craighead

  • Nate Leung
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    Hey Lisa!

    I’ve been blogging for about a year. I started off doing 3-4 blogs a month, then I stopped. I stopped for personal reasons and didn’t do it intentionally. Something hit me this year that I needed to go back. So, I went back into it late March of this year, and decided that I was going to publish 5-6 a week consistently no matter what. I didn’t set an end goal or anything. I just wanted to focus on the day and made sure it went out. Now, that I’ve been blogging for about a year. Last I checked, I’m at about 160 posts. It’s funny that I’m reading your article today because lately, I’ve been feeling a little burnt out. I decided to take a vacation next week, so I’m going to write a couple more this week and next and enjoy the rest of my week off. Thanks for posting this. It came at a time where I needed confirmation. Have a great week ahead. 🙂
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Nate, Wow, 5-6 per week is pretty intense. That would burn most of us out I believe. Especially if you are doing social media to get more exposure for those blogs. I find 1-2 per week is good if you need to do the commenting and social media along with the research for the posts. It depends too on the type of niche you are in. Some niches do not require as much and you may be able to increase that frequency or go with outsourcing 🙂 Thanks for coming by Nate with your inpu and I hope you enjoy the week off!
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  • Nancy jean
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    Well you sure had me fooled! You always seem so happy and ready to push out another fan post or outweet the best of tweeps sharing great info! I’m glad you are taking a little break If that’s what you need! Don’t worry – you won’t be forgotten. 🙂

  • Roezer says:

    Hello Lisa, And the Rest esp Brain D Hawkins who brought this post to my attention.

    Your blog can be a sign that you are depressed 😥 as depression can affect your ability to do things you do on a daily basis so looking at your archive can technically show a depression pattern in your life 💡 . Besides that I find the more blog posts you write and learn the type of posts that will get you traffic, visitor interaction or affiliate sales in some cases. The harder it becomes to create new content because you are deterred from writing these types of posts simply because you will look down on them and think to yourself it’s been done, too many bloggers are thinking like are saying that so I wont write it, Or my readers would not expect that from me and might unsubscribe not thinking the could get many more if they do not fear taking risks, The list goes on. Many of us also get burnt out from our blogs because we stop reading other blogs and in my case I find social networking difficult for the simple reason I do not be in contact with many people most days because of lack of money and the desire to talk to people because it’s mostly just chit chat.

    The other day I was out walking and I overheard a couple or to be couple talking and the woman said “She would like to be rich so she could buy whatever she liked” not she would like to have lot’s of money and so much money she could help change society because people are just walking around like zombies because they don’t have a cent to even get a hobby and it’s depressing to look at them . The next conversation I overheard was two guys laughing because someone who probably cared a little for them advised them to attend the AA to combat their drinking problem, A little later while walking about I seen that there was a lifebuoy missing near the river and was reluctant to report it missing you know why ?, Because there is a barrier around the river and the only way anyone wold be in it would be because they are trying to drown themselves and with the attitude and mindset of the conversations I had overheard I thought to myself that most people would be better off jumping into that river as they have become self centered and care nothing for the people who even remotely try to help them.

    This is why I find it most difficult to blog the past 2 Years or so because most of the time the best thing to write on your blog is to write something that might help people out a little and make their life easier but people have become so lazy that I do not think they want to learn to do things anymore and just want to click a button to fix everything maybe you know a site that does this for people and you can blog about it in your next post 😉 .

    • Lisa
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      Hi Roezer, wow, when I see long comments like this or emails this long I tend to freeze up 🙂 Interesting anaylsis – a touch of depression maybe. SO true about not wanting to write something that many have done before unless I can find a different take on it. That’s a sad story, I think hobbies do help keep most of us looking forward to each day. We need something to care about, look forward to, and enjoy. For some of us it is our blogs. You have inspired me for another post with your comment. Thanks so much for taking the time to read the post and comment Roezer. I hope you find something soon to blog about yourself 🙂
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  • Silviu
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    Hi Lisa,

    What a wonderful post! Spend time in nature. Beautiful! You went fishing! Fishing is an extraordinary therapy. Natural one with no medicine. It clears your mind and brings a lot of energy when you are tired or burnout. I should try it, too.

    Blogging burnout? No. I didn’t experience it, although I did write more than 300 posts, too. Actually, I am planning to increase the frequency of my posting. Two posts per week are not enough and now I am aiming for 3.

    Social media burnout? I think, yes. I don’t know why but it is difficult for me to work on social media these days. I keep feeling that it is better to avoid it.

    For me social media is just crazy posting. Inhuman posting, tweeting, liking, commenting etc. Day in, day out. All the time. This is not what I call a normal activity. I would rather use an automated software to do all that for me.

    I feel on a treadmill or even worse. I really don’t see the reason why. I don’t want to do this for years. It will definitely kill me and there will be nothing in return.

    I am not surprised that the younger ones started to leave Facebook. It is not rewarding at all and the disadvantages started to outweigh the advantages. What’s even most outrageous is the restriction part. For a young person that restriction: don’t make friends among people you don’t know is inhuman.

    Have a nice day
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    • Lisa
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      Silviu, Thank you. Do you fish or get to enjoy nature? Wow, going from 2 to 3. I guess it can be done if you don’t do the social media networking. I spend more on that than blogging. Though I’m experimenting with another blog on blogging more. (But it’s not extensive like this one.) You have a great point there about doing social media for years, we’ll be bound to burn out some from it at some point. Thank you for coming by Silviu and enjoy the rest of yoru week. I’ll have to come by more often with your new schedule there.
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  • CarolB
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    Hi Lisa, great article! Thanks for validating my recent “blogger burnout”. I went on vacation in July after worked very hard before heading out to ensure I had a post a week (I usually do two). While on vacation I took an “80%” break from the blogging and social media world. Now I am back and have been struggling getting going again. I finally just this week let go of the guilt, acknowledging that quality is better than quantity in my case. I am sticking with one post a week until I can get my kids back in school!
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    • Lisa
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      Thank you Carol. That is not a bad idea doing one per week. I’m headed that way even if I do it every other week. I don’t like the pressure of feeling I have to post 2x weekly each and every week. Especially during the summer months. I would be posting tonight but I’m going to visit family from out of state instead. If I awake early and it happens before work great, if not, I will have a start on the next one 🙂 We sometimes do put too much pressure on ourselves to blog Carol.
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  • Karen Woodham
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    I’ve had blog burnout that many times I’ve lost count, but I always bounce back from it with the silliest things for inspiration, most of the time brought on by observing what people are doing or even local news that is pulling at me and saying, “you need to write about this”

  • Ray says:

    I have been a little burned out on writing or posting on the internet in general lately. I do think summer has a little to do with it though. Something like the past 5 summers flew by and I didn’t really do anything. I spent more time in front of the computer than I did outside. So this summer I told myself I need to get out more and have some fun. I am sure this fall and winter I will be back to spending a lot more time online. All it does is rain here where I live in winter so it’s a good time of the year for writing and online activity.
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  • Sherman Smith
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    Hey Lisa,

    sometimes you have to take a break in order for you to recharge. I’ve experienced this a couple of times, and I would start to write, but then again nothing would come out. I even got tired of reading blog posts. Although I felt guilty, I knew it was time for me to take a break, and I know that even better ideas will ideas will come to me as well as being open to other blog posts. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Susan Neal
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    PS Loved your interchange with Robert – thanks for sharing that, Lisa – LOL 🙂

    Sue
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  • Susan Neal
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    Hi Lisa,

    I can certainly relate to this. As I think you’ve probably picked up, I do struggle to keep up with the social media whirl – to be honest, I do little on Twitter other than respond to tweets I’ve been mentioned in, to reply and thank people etc. – and it’s much the same on FB. As for blog posting, I’ve just written an article that touches on the ‘treadmill’ issue – I’m full of admiration for people who schedule posts for when they’re on holiday, but I’m afraid I’m just not up to that – I find it hard enough keeping up with comments and all the associated blog-hopping when I’m around to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. The thought of coming back from a fortnight’s holiday to tackle that kind of backlog is more than I can bear! Having said that, I know I’m a lot slower than many bloggers when it comes to writing posts and comments, so I can appreciate that it may not be such an issue for everyone.

    I think the important thing is to be realistic about your own limitations – I get a bit irritated with some of the trite motivational stuff we often share on social media, which can put a lot of pressure on people to climb mountains for which they simply lack the resources and skill. Besides which, we all need to eat and sleep!

    There – that’s my second rant of the day (just left another on Barry’s blog!) – thanks, Lisa 🙂

    Sue
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Susan, yes it is a little like being on a treadmill. I know I haven’t done that though I did have guest bloggers take over when I went away. I love that “We all need to eat and sleep” so true Susan. Like another comment, we need BALANCE. I think we all want to do so much that we burn ourselves out once in a while. And with social media there are so many changes to keep up with it’s like being on the hamster wheel at times. I hope you have a calm rest of the week Susan 🙂 Thanks so much for your input.
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  • Lauren
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for the great advice. I think you’re channeling my frustrations.

    I’ve been feeling blogging burnout lately. I’ve been blogging since May 2009. I’ve written over 450 posts. Recently, I’ve been feeling blasé about blogging and social media. I’ve been wondering if I should stick to a niche rather than blogging about whatever comes to mind. I’ve also been feeling like a failure – thinking I should have more comments or more followers, etc. than I do. I feel like I’m doing something wrong.

    I also hate being inside during the summer. I want to enjoy every remaining day of summer, relish wearing shorts and getting mosquito bites. When I’m not online, I always feel like I’m missing out on something. Is that a sign of addiction?
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Lauren, over 450 could do it! I think a niche does help us to keep focus. I have several niches and it helps. I’ve seen comments fall recently – I think it’s the summer. We especially feel it Lauren since we had a tough winter here on this side of the planet. So we really want to savior the summer months. Sometimes I’ll take the laptop outside and work. It still is hard to see though. Don’t give up! Thanks for coming by and sharing.
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  • raj
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    Thank you for your valuable tips Liza. I am also among those people who don’t want to spend all his time working on their blog & being connected on the blogosphere. I love to spend my time with my friends on Facebook & Google+ & believe me most of the time I am available to chat with them. I take blogging as fun but at the same time I am quite dedicated for my blog as well. Things need to be balanced to keep yourself safe from the problems like Blog-burnout.
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  • Kita says:

    It is a burnout I try to take breaks on the weekend and I schedule one day per week to do something on social. I spend Monday’s browsing through FB and commenting, I spend Tuesdays cleaning out my readers for both blogs, I spend Wednesday on Pinterest and so on it helps to just take one thing at a time and rest.
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  • Gaurav says:

    yes it’s really a big problem. writing and always writing get bored sometimes. great article and nice tips to recover from burnouts.

    actually it’s very important to concentrate on writing if we want to get success in our blogging career and i suggest to all of my friends not to lose your focus. 😛

  • Jens P. Berget
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    This is very interesting Lisa. I don’t feel burnout, but I do feel some kind of pressure. I am the one putting the pressure on myself though. I’m looking at what others are doing, and I want to be just as good, and I want to be everywhere at the same time, and I want to publish new amazing posts several times a week.

    Usually, I just stop and think about what I’m doing and what kind of results I’m getting, and that’s it. I don’t hurry, and I don’t enjoy working too much, especially since I have three kids and a wife to be with 🙂
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Jens, wow 3 kids, I forgot you have 3. I don’t know how folks with little ones find the time too. Mine are grown now and I can’t imagine having done this when they were little and working full time too. I do believe we pressure ourselves a lot when we are blogging. Does that mean we are A type personalities? or that we just love to write? Thanks Jens for bringing that up and have a great day there.
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  • Chasing Joy
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    Ok, Trying to post my comment again from home.

    I have experienced Blog Burnout before. When I don’t feel like posting but feel as though I should, I will post a picture of something that makes me smile. That works well for me since I write about happiness.

    Great Content here as usual 🙂
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  • Sylviane Nuccio
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    Hi Lisa,

    Ah I know what you mean. I’ve felt a bit of burnout once or twice before. It’s not always easy to keep up with three blogs, but there is a voice inside me that keeps telling me that I must.

    Recently, because of my move in May and so many “extra” things to do I did skip a couple of posts, but I decided right then and there that I was going to accept it and not get all sick about it.

    I love nature. I am a nature person all the way and I walk and jog in a park just about every single day in all seasons since I live in the south 🙂 This is just vital to me to recharge my batteries.

    Great topic, Lisa, as I’m sure many have felt that way before.

    Have a great day, Lisa.
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Sylviane, oh yes, you are like me with the multiple blogs. In a way it’s good because if I get burnt out on one, I can always switch to another. Our little voices do put a lot of pressure on ourselves, don’t they? I can’t imagine moving and blogging at the same time. How nice that you do get out every day. I’ve been doing it more myself and it really keeps me centered and in a better mood. Thanks for taking the time to come by and share your input with us Sylviane. Have a wonderul day.
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  • Julie says:

    I have and it is hard. I am planning to take the weekends off for the rest of the year and hopefully that will help with it. I think I need a two day break to focus on other things. I do hate when I go through periods of time when I just don’t want to blog.

  • Jennifer Kennedy says:

    I’ve been feeling the burn a lot lately! I work 8 hours a day plus an hour commute each direction. So, I’ve been fitting in blogging wherever I can, which usually means early in the morning and late at night.

    Sometimes I feel guilty for taking so much time away from my website.

    Last week, I drove up the coast of California and it was so needed!! It felt weird to be away at first, but after a day I was glad to be away. It took me a while to get back in the swing of things when I returned, but it was great to take the break. I was definitely in the burnout stage!

    • Lisa
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      Hi Jennifer, I hear you on that one though my commute is not as long. I’m an early bird too to get it done. We can’t let guilt rule our lives and our bodies do require sleep, which I’m trying to get better with. Nice to know you got away and felt better after too. Thanks for sharing your experience on it with us here. I hope you have a good rest of the week Jennifer.
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  • Enstine Muki
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    Hey Lisa,
    Thanks for the tips!
    I haven’t gone through this experience yet but I’ve read quite much about fellow bloggers’ experiences. I’m sure I may one day feel this. Now I have your tips to lean on 😉
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  • Adrienne
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    Hey Lisa,

    I haven’t felt blog burnout myself. Okay, I will admit that from time to time I’m just not in the mood to write but if I go do something else then usually when I come back to it I’m good. I do put a lot of pressure on myself though to never miss a post and as you know, even when tragedy strikes I’m still cranking them out. I’m not quite up to par during those times but I just feel like I’m letting myself down you know.

    Thanks for the mention about my Facebook post and you know I’m kind of glad that people are slacking off. Facebook deserves it to be honest with you but I doubt that will hurt them in the least. Darn it!

    Hope you never fully get to the point where you’re ready to call it quits. We’d miss you terribly!

    ~Adrienne
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    • Lisa
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      Oh, that is a very mild case of it. I bet you put a lot of pressure on yourself Adrienne, you are always right on it and always on time on Mondays and Thursdays no matter what is going on in your life. That is something for you to be very proud of. You are welcome on the share, it’s important info for folks to know. I don’t think I’ll get to that point, just a little mild case of it that lasted almost a week – thanks for coming by Adrienne and I hope you have a good week ahead.
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  • Pramod
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    Nice suggestions ..One solution to this can be shifting focus from blogging world to the real world or reducing the frequency of posts or seeking inspiration from other top bloggers (if a blogger feels that he haven’t achieved much success and wants to quit blogging) . Thanks for sharing the tips.

    -pramod

  • Corina Ramos
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    I know the feeling of burnout Lisa! I’ve got a three day vacation coming up in September and I’m hanging on for dear life until then :).

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I agree with not posting just to post. That happened to me last Friday. I couldn’t put anything together, not even an idea. It was Friday morning and the cursor was still blinking away…I just closed my word doc and left it alone. I felt bad but I did have the thought you shared…that my readers will notice it was a “just-to-post” post and I’m not about to start doing that.

    The good news is that it inspired a post and putting it together for this Friday (finger’s crossed) :).

    I think it’s good that we take a breaks in between blogging. If it rejuvenates our minds and inspires new posts or projects, I’m all for it! Have a fabulous new week Lisa!
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  • Bren
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    I’ve been there Lisa and sometimes too often! I can see how you’d get there too with the numerous blogs and Twitters your run as well as all the blogs you read and other social networks. It can happen very easily. Believe it or not, I liked my breaks. At first I felt guilty and then I felt refreshed. Sometimes ya just gotta take a break. I’m trying to stay off more in the evenings to spend it with Titan and get off at a reasonable hour before bed. Disconnecting is good for the soul imo. When I go sit out on my deck in the evenings with Titan, I have my phone, only to take his pics cause this is good pic taking time. 🙂

    Sometimes, ya just gotta take that break gf and not feel guilty about it. :mrgreen:
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Bren, I know, it is not easy when we have jobs outside of blogging. And blogging is more of our part time job. There are only so many hours in the day. I do try to stay off a night or two during the week but I still have my Droid. It does feel good to get involved in a movie or hanging with friends. It often gives me new ideas for new blog posts too. I guess it is like a cycle. Thanks for coming by Bren and taking that precious time to comment 🙂
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  • Yeah, I hit the wall about 700 and some posts and since then it’s been like treading molasses more than water LOL. I’m just a few months shy of 4 years and averaging 300 posts per year so I know all about the burnout thing and how much it sucks LOL! Of course I can’t really comment on the not creating another blog, as I finally sat down and allowed myself to create a hobby blog which I’ve been putting off for a good long while. The difference though is that I know it’s place is not to replace my main blog. Thanks for the shoutout too!
    Kim
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  • Brian Hawkins
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    Nice topic Lisa. I’m on vacation next week and I’m not sure how much or how little I’ll do on my blog. I’ll be traveling but with my laptop of course. I don’t feel like I need a break right now but I do thing we sometimes do need a break from blogging and social networks, just like our jobs. Nice tips by the way. When I start to get bored with social media I look for fresh people to follow.
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  • Tim Bonner
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    Hi Lisa

    I had scheduled posts for each Monday I was away on vacation and today as I knew it would take me some time to get back into things.

    Since I’ve been back the only thing I’ve really done is answer most of the comments on my blog and change the theme over to Genesis.

    Social media has eluded me. I’m going to have a look at Triberr today for only the second time since I’ve been back.

    I need to get a move on though because I’ve got a guest post deadline to fulfil!

    You did the right thing getting away from blogging and social media for a while. I know it’s helped me. I just don’t want to go back to endless commenting, social media etc. It needs to be more targeted going forward.
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  • Churchill Madyavanhu
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    Just trying to overcome blog burnout at the moment. I haven’t written anything in two weeks. Maybe it’s because of the holidays. 🙂 Point number 4 (Take a few days off …) sounds just right for me.
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  • Harleena Singh
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    Hi Lisa,

    I’m sure you know my answer to this one 🙂

    AH…total burnout right till the last straw! Oh…isn’t the feeling so alike and there are even days when I just don’t want to get on to my laptop and just take it totally off, but sooner or later I am right online again, coping with pending work just like before!

    It really doesn’t end, and I’m not at all surprised by the American stats you mentioned who have left off FB or social media – yes, it’s summer time that adds to it all too. I’ve myself seen a fall in comments a wee bit at my blog and could guess the reason because most people are taking their vacation there perhaps. I do a little of what mentioned, but I still need to take a complete day off in the real sense and experience that feeling, which might help me stop being totally burnt out if I carry on the way I am.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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  • Evan
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    the blogger always has to follow the balance. I truely believe that it will work like it should! Thanks for the interesting post
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