Overcoming Blogging Burnout: Here Is How

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blogging-burnout 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.

When you see yourself in this situation, it is best not to panic but to just let it pass and to relax in the process.

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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29 Responses to Overcoming Blogging Burnout: Here Is How

  1. John Soares June 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Andrew, thanks for these links. I do feel burned out occasionally, perhaps in part because I have two main blogs and four other blogs. That’s a lot of writing. And I also make my living as a freelance writer, so it means too much time at the computer.
    .-= John Soares´s last blog ..E-Mail Marketing With Lists — Survey Results =-.

  2. Tia June 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Thanks, Andrew! My favorite way to avoid burnout (or to heal it, once it happens) is to just take a break. I think it comes from either following an editorial calendar too strictly, or reading too many other blogs and wanting to keep up.

    My personal commitment to myself is to update my blog once weekly. Anything above that is gravy and I pat myself on the back for it. lol

    Which of the above articles do you recommend?

    .-= Tia´s last blog ..Avoid The 10 Surprisingly Common Blog SEO Mistakes =-.

  3. Kharim June 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    I must say as a new blogger I have not reached that stage as yet and I really hope I don’t get there soon 😀
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..What To Do When You Are Not Blogging. =-.

  4. Trish June 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm #


    Thanks for linking to my post. What a great roundup! I am checking them out today myself. Never hurts to get tons of ideas for how to avoid the dreaded burnout!

    Have a great day!

  5. Kristi June 23, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    Great links indeed! It is easy to get burned out when you manage lots of other projects, blogs, jobs, etc. or if you are not getting the results you had hoped for. Sometimes you just need to be reminded why you started blogging in the first place, remember your goals, and get some good old fashioned inspiration!
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..Strengthen Your Article Marketing With CommentLuv Links =-.

  6. Joe Boyle June 23, 2010 at 5:18 am #

    If you ever feel “burned out”, just take a break. I usually just go for a quick 5-10 minute walk or do some stretches. If I don’t feel like doing either of those, I will sit outside on my balcony. You really just need to clear your mind and breathe and think. It does wonders for your productivity, too!

  7. Jonathan Beebe June 23, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    When I first read the title I thought, “Oh no, not ANOTHER avoid blogger burnout” article, but you didn’t re-invent the wheel here, instead you pointed us in the direction of a ton of other great articles that’ll all be enough to overcome this devastating problem for any blogger.

    How I personally do it is keep an Evernote of potential post titles that I update whenever I get a new idea (which is almost certainly NEVER when I’m ready to write a post). It’s usually writer’s block that leads to my burnout so that usually helps the problem.

    Other than that, I just make sure I’ve gotten enough sleep and have taken enough of a break and I usually feel refreshed enough to get back at it after all that.

    Thanks for the awesome resource post!
    .-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..How to Really Improve Your FREE Offer =-.

    • Andrew June 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm #


      Great idea about keeping details of potential post titles.

      And I’m glad the article DIDN’T meet your expectations!

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Can I Help You With Your Blogging? =-.

  8. Gary David June 23, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks for the tips Andrew, those can really help us stay motivated, not just in blogging, but in internet marketing generally. We sometimes get tired, run out of ideas, especially if we are not seeing the results that we wanted after 3-6 months of hard work and consistency



  9. TheInfoPreneur June 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm #


    Thanks for the compiled list. I think everybody gets into the haze sometimes and isn’t quite sure where to go with a post on a particular day.

    .-= TheInfoPreneur´s last blog ..A Million Dollar Business – What does it look Like? =-.

    • Andrew June 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm #


      On days like that – sometimes I just say, “No post today” and do a few other things.

      There is always tomorrow.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Can I Help You With Your Blogging? =-.

  10. Dean Saliba June 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    I suffer from this a lot, maybe more than most due to my bouts with depression.

    What I do is when I’m in a productive mood, and start churning out the content, I don’t publish it all. That way when I go through the burnout phase I have spare content to get me through. 🙂
    .-= Dean Saliba´s last blog ..Keep Away From RichPTC =-.

    • Andrew June 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm #


      I’ve done that a few times. Just write all day and have a week or 2’s worth of content.

      That can be great way.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Can I Help You With Your Blogging? =-.

  11. Dennis Edell June 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    While I never experience a lack of ideas, my enthusiasm fades from time to time.

    I usually just take a day or two or three and do the bare minimum to not fall behind n certain areas.

    Answer comments, emails, voice-mails, read some blogs, etc.
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Sub Categories and Drop Down Menus – What’s the Deal? =-.

    • Andrew June 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm #


      I do that as well – especially if it is sunny outside!

      Although sometimes, clients work takes priority.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..What is the SILO Website Structure? =-.

  12. Joseph Archibald June 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    I don’t do that when its sunny outside or else I would never get anything done – its almost always sunny here in Malaysia, unlike the UK, haha. Not that I’m gloating of course… oh no, no… I’m very sure Worthing is a gorgeous little sea-side town!

    Hi Andrew, sorry that this is off-topic somewhat.

    You made a post just a few days back about blog security. I wonder if you would be kind enough to direct me to that post please?

    I just read that Rosie Cottis had her main blog hacked so its put me on the “shiver me timbers – I gotta do something about this!” sort of mind set. I’ve got some security in place for some of my sites but I wanted to know about the back-up WP plugin that you recommended pls.

    Thanks indeed!

    Kind regards!
    .-= Joseph Archibald´s last blog ..Living Life in Malaysia as an EXPATRIOT | UK Expat =-.

  13. Julius June 24, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    I particularly like Katy Castro’s post. The rest is great too. Thanks
    .-= Julius´s last blog ..Why Is It Good For The Economy To Hire People With Disabilities? =-.

  14. Luqman June 25, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    I am a part time blogger and I can say that, I enjoy bloging, it is one of the thing I used to do after my daily working and I can not be burnout with blogging. Thanks for sharing the links, it is a great resource and I have where to check to overcome blogging burnout in case of in case city…

  15. Jen June 28, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    There’s nothing worse than reaching a writer’s blog with your site and not knowing where to get your inspiration from – this is a helpful guide to knowing how to pick up enthusiasm again!

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