Blogger burnout is honestly scary. Not only does it make you feel like you are not creative, in some cases, that is your career. When you are not performing within your career, it does not seem to last very long. Blogging can be a pretty confusing area to work in, and it takes a lot of time to create content, edit photos, and to actually promote your content. So, let’s talk about how to avoid the blogger burnout!
Think about your return on investment
Sorry to start out with a marketing aspect, but I use this in every single aspect of my life. Return on Investment is essentially asking yourself, “What am I getting out of this?”. Everything we do is for a reason, and it is pretty rare that you don’t think about that. For blogging, it takes a lot of time! Although you may not be making any money right now, there are other things that you can get out of blogging. You can expand on a skill, learn a new skill, or just have a creative outlet. Plus, a lot of your favorite bloggers who do this full time, they have put in more than their fair share of time. Remember that phrase, “Good things come to those who wait”? This is a motto to live by when it comes to creating any sort of content.
Investment usually relates back to finances, but it doesn’t always have to. Investing your time in something can be just as important as investing your money. Honestly, hard work feels pretty good! If you are working on something right now, write down what you think could become of it. If it is some amazing post, you may get more engagement than ever before. If it is your final paper, maybe you could get the highest grade you’ve ever received. The more you work at something, then the more you will get out of it!
Fight off blogger burnout! Use resources, and ask for help
We definitely think that asking for help makes us weak. Remember when your teacher said, “I am available for questions and help”, they weren’t kidding. Not only is asking for help a great way to learn something on your own, but it also shows your desire to be successful as well. Showing that you are confident and independent is something that we all strive for. I hate when I feel like I cannot do something, but I don’t know everything. You can find help pretty much anywhere. Parents, instructors, and friends are all great places to start. A lot of the time, I turn to the internet. There are some pretty smart people out there!
This leads me into using resources. In our society now, there are half a million ways to learn information. Almost any question that you are asking yourself right now, someone has had that same question, and answered it. Pinterest is a great way of finding information related to pretty much anything. For more detailed information, I just take to searching the internet. Finding books is also a great way to find a solution, and also, you can get some reading in too! Blogger burnout is too serious to not do everything you can!
Find your creativity, find your passion
Blogging has definitely been something that has tested my levels of creativity. Finding passion and drive to create content is something that can be a struggle from time to time. Especially if my mood is down, or I am having a bad day. The best way to keep your creativity flowing is to be genuine to what you enjoy. Another important part of this is to think differently. While what someone else may be doing something that you want to do, who says you can’t do it? Putting your own spin on something is a great way to expand on a subject, which is something we have talked about before. It can also lead to content idea generation, which is definitely a huge part of blogging!
A great way to keep your audience interested is to just give them something to read. A great photo is something that can attract them, but great content and information is going to keep them. Finding creativity gives you confidence, and get keep the blogger burnout away. If you are having difficulty, check out your favorite bloggers, read your favorite magazine, get inspired!
How do you fight blogger burnout?