Overcoming Blogging Burnout

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Many bloggers go through a discouraging stage called blogging burnout.

It is the stage where your enthusiasm fades, you run out of ideas, you don’t enjoy what you’re doing anymore, your passion isn’t there…you’re just plain burnt out.

But, the good news is, it can be overcome.

So, how does one overcome blogging burnout?

Here are a few great articles that you can check out.

7 Signs of Job Burnout and How to Rekindle Your Passion by Tai Goodwin

Blogging Malaise – You Got It? by Mizfit

From Acting to Blogging – Consistency is the key by Michael-John Wolfe

Blogging Frustration! 10 simple Tips to Keep you from Ripping your Hair Out by Mark Hayward

5 Tips to Help Reignite Your Passion by Lesley Spencer Pyle

Rekindle Your Dormant passion! by Daniel Ngari

Feeling blogged Out? (10 Probloggers share their Advice on what to do) by The Mogul Mom

How to Fire Up a Fading Passion by Mary Jaksch

The Common Signs of Blogger’s burnout (And how you can overcome them!) by Eric Brantner

How do you cope with Blogger Burnout? by Performancing

Preventing Burnout By Finding Motivation by Katy Castro

How to Avoid Blog Burnout by Trish

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18 Responses to Overcoming Blogging Burnout

  1. Patricia October 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    My blog is still too new to not be really passionate but it is good to know these articles are there to read and avoid it when I am well down the track with my blogging business.
    BTW Andrew, sourced some great local products for my site at a trade fair today so hopefully in the next month I will have a shopfront up and be selling as I keep getting asked by my readers when I will have products to buy.
    Patricia Perth Australia
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  2. Henway October 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I think it’s quite easy to be burn out, especially when you aren’t seeing any tangible results. In the beginning stages, it helps to focus on some metric you can really control such as the amount of comments you add to other blogs, or # of times you mention your blog in a forum.
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  3. Corinne Edwards
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    October 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    Andrew –

    The weather has turned nasty in Chicago so I am going to spend the weekend reading all these suggested articles.

    This is my 4th year of blogging and I definitely got burnout at first becase I was trying to post too often.

    Now, I have settled for a post every 5 to 7 days. It is better for me and I think people are more inclined to read what you write if you are not constantly bombarding them with more and more stuff.

    I know you post much more often. Guess your brain is more fertile than most.

    And, I do read them all.
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    • Andrew
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      October 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

      Corinne

      Thanks for reading them all!

      Recently I’ve got into a routine that I like.

      I now post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus a summary one at weekends.

      I’m going to do this until Christmas and see how it affects my traffic etc.

      In the New Year, I may increase or decrease the frequency…or even keep the same.

      I have a lot of projects on at the moment so am really busy and I love it!

      Andrew
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  4. Peter J October 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks for the articles, I’ve also found that the best way to get back on track from blogging burn out is to draw information from what others have written. And avoid an attitude saying that you will always fail and not end up anywhere. Remain focused and devoted towards succeeding.
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  5. Ryan Biddulph October 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Hi Andrew,

    Wow, what a list of blogging burn-out resources here! Thanks for taking the time to build the list and have a fun weekend.

    Ryan
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    • Andrew
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      October 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

      Ryan

      Raining all weekend – so decided to decorate the bathroom.

      Also building a new sales page process for a client who is being interviewed on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday.

      About to watch the football – so a good week end!

      Will be even better if my team, Chelsea win!

      Andrew
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  6. John Soares October 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    The burnout will come. The question: what do we do about it?

    I try to have two or more blog posts written and ready to post, so I’m never forced to write if I don’t want to.

    I also keep a list of blog post ideas, most of which I first dictate into the digital recorder that’s always with me. Right now there’s at least 100 ideas on the list. Don’t let ideas slip away — record them!
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    • Andrew
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      October 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

      John,

      I’m normally at least one week ahead in blog posts.

      I recently had 2 weeks off and went a bit made and had 6 weeks worth all scheduled.

      I haven’t written a new blog post for weeks!

      Love the idea about recoding blog post ideas.

      Andrew
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      • John Soares
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        October 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

        Andrew, the recorder also gives me more peace of mind. If I’m out and about I dictate items for my to-do lists, and also any other important ideas or thoughts.

  7. zezebel October 4, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    Thanks for sharing this Andrew.
    retweet this for sharing among my friends.
    Keep coming with a great list like this.
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  8. Felicia October 5, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    I’m not aware that there’s such a thing called as blogging burnout. Is this the term used whenever a blogger loses interest in blogging? Thank you for sharing articles about them. I think I already got the answer to my question after reading two of them (I liked the articles by Mizfit and Trish). :)
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