Are You Bored With Blogging?

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Are you getting jaded with your blogging?

Sometimes when we use a blog as our primary vehicle for sales and marketing for our company, it can seem much more like a chore than a pleasure to produce great content and keep the enthusiasm burning.

When people get fed up with their blog, it really comes across to their customers and it’s easy to tell when someone is feeling bored or uninspired through their blog posts.

For customers, it becomes uncomfortable as they see the transition from a passionate blogger to a jaded one, and for ourselves it can mean that our blogging becomes like a trip to the dentist – a necessary evil that we would rather avoid.

The problem with blogging is that we need to keep at it with a degree of dedication for it to really work.

Signs that you are becoming jaded with your blog include:

  • You can’t think of anything to say for each new post
  • The thought of writing another article fills you with dread
  • Your posts become less and less frequent
  • You stop heading in to your blog to check if people are commenting, or to see how many visitors you have had
  • You put off publishing posts in favour of doing irrelevant other tasks such as filing or tidying up your desk
  • You forget to keep your blog updated, and would rather let it lie fallow than keep it running at optimum.

If any of these sound like you, it’s time to take a good look at why you started blogging in the first place, and remember the benefits of what you are doing. Remind yourself of:

  • The first time you published a post, and the excitement you felt when it was acknowledged online
  • The buzz of getting lots of feedback and re-posts and tweets from people who love what you write
  • The fact that people will guest for you if you ask nicely
  • The amazing feeling when you get a sale as a direct result of your blog
  • The reason behind your blog – what it is there to achieve, and why you need to stick with it.

If you find a way of regaining your passion for your blog, by remembering what it was that you loved about it the first few months it was up and running, the chances are you will soon be back in to the swing of things again, writing and publishing with enthusiasm.

Sometimes all it takes is a bit of a kick in the right direction, and you and your blog can fall back in love and continue all the great work you have been doing.

Blogging is like a marriage – it takes time, dedication, patience and perseverance, and if you try something new you can rekindle the fire which you first felt, with no problems at all!

How do you get your blogging passion back? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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17 Responses to Are You Bored With Blogging?

  1. Jae Burnham September 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    It is not that I am bored with blogging, but that I feel that I have written everything that I can on the subject.


  2. Rob Benwell September 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I think those who think that social media is useless – is completely missing the point of getting social. To answer your question, I used to suffer from social media fatigue, where I found it too daunting to keep my accounts updated, on top of getting social in the real world. I took on the challenge to create a fix for me last year and I’m glad I did. I think automating posts isn’t a crime, so long as you do it responsibly. In the end, it’s about freeing up your time on doing something so routine, so you can have fun in real conversations instead with your peers. Besides, that’s the whole point of getting social online – be a human..not a bot.

  3. Exabytes September 13, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    i nver bored with doing my blog while there the motivation when i saw earning money on adsense.
    Sometime it maybe bored by keep saying to same topic.
    That why it come in the writing skill that use our knowledge and real life story to write a new post.
    Sometime we need to rest and update ourself with latest news and story that may help you.

  4. Felicia September 15, 2011 at 4:21 am #

    Hi Andrew,
    I agree with the feelings that bloggers experience when they become bored with their blogging. However, not all are actually bored; it is just that their primary source of income is not online. I know some people whose blogs I visit normally do not update as often as the others, but they do share with them great insights on the topics they tackle. There are others who try to update everyday but do not impart interesting information. I guess it still depends on the readers on how to decide whether or not that a site is worth visiting again. Everyone has passion, but maybe not all have the passion to keep blogging, especially if they have a lot of things to do elsewhere.
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  5. Ivin September 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Hello Andrew. I think once you hit that ‘slump’ it’s time to re-evaluate why you started this and look at how you can revive your own passion. ‘A blog abandoned is a blog wated’ I say.
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    • Andrew
      September 21, 2011 at 10:06 am #


      Totally agree. I have abandoned some blogs but that is because I started some blogs in topics I wasn’t passionate about. I started because I THOUGHT they would make me some income…they didn’t!

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  6. Jane
    September 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Wonderful post I’d say. This topic is evergreen. No matter if a blogger is a newbie or an established one, it is natural that he/she gets bored and loses motivation once in a while. Thanks for the tips 🙂
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  7. Ana September 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I agree with you that you can easily say when a blogger is tired of writing. Sometimes I think that it’s better to write in less frequent intervals than to write just anything.

    For example, if you were writing every day, you should switch to every two days. At least for a while. Writing just anything will make your readers go away for sure.

    And yes, accept the fact that it can happen and that it’s only a phase.
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    • Andrew
      September 21, 2011 at 10:07 am #


      I agree about quality over quantity.

      Perhaps we could get to the stage where we ‘hire’ many different writers and different styles.

      That could work.

      Andrew recently posted..Making Your Blog Accessible For Disability Discrimination ActMy Profile

      • Ana September 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

        I absolutely agree. There are a lot of talented writers out there that can give you a fresh perspective and give your blog a jumpstart if it needs it. At least while you don’t have the need to write yourself.

  8. fred
    September 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    >>Are You Bored With Blogging?

    in a short answer, Yes, unfortunately. Let’s hope it’s a phase 😉
    fred recently posted..How to Set Up a Sales Tracking SystemMy Profile

  9. Harleena Singh September 21, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    HI Andrew,

    Great post, something that most bloggers would easily be able to relate to! And this happens to the best of us, for some reason or the other. However, for those bloggers where it is a mean of income, they would have to blog whether they like it or not- but yes, boredom generally does set in!

    Thanks for the tips and reminders to get back and make blogging a beautiful experience 🙂

  10. Cheolsu December 3, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Whenever I am out of ideas, I always do some keyword research, Mostly with Google Adwords keyword tool. I do get bored of blogging when I go on long holidays and get back. It is just a temporary phase and I generally get over it quickly.
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  11. David August 27, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Wonderful post I must say, this topic is evergreen no matter if a blogger is a newbie or an established one, it is natural that he gets bored and loses motivation once in a while. Thanks for the tips

  12. Justin
    October 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    I agree with your article .if your blog is not effective and boring then it can’t pull the bloggers mind to your for this you give a effective heading and something interesting so that the blogger attract to your blog.
    Justin recently posted..New Releases Top Christmas Songs 2012My Profile

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