7 Ways to Avoid Blogger Burnout

by Mahesh Kukreja · 3 comments

in Blogging Tips, Tricks

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Blogging isn’t an easy task. Creating relevant and inspiring content on a daily basis is exhausting, and no blogger—not even the best out there—is exempt from blogging burnout. It happens, it’s normal, and it’s easily fixed.

Blogger Burnout

Here are 7 tried-and-true tips I use to avoid blogger burnout.

1. Schedule your Posts

The easiest way to avoid burnout is to take a chunk of time to write several blog posts and then schedule them to post throughout the week. Not even the most ambitious blogger has the time to post every day, so if you write your posts ahead of time, you’ll be all set for the week, giving you plenty of time to brainstorm for next week’s content.

Additionally, with a set chunk of blogging time, you’ll be able to focus knowing you’ve dedicated that time to blogging. Your writing will flow more easily and your posts will feel less strained if you allot yourself set blogging time.

2. Focus on Quality over Quantity

How often you post is entirely up to you. If writing 5 days a week is too much, try writing 3 days only, focusing on the quality of your content over the quantity. Readers come back for engaging content, and if the quality of your posts suffers, it won’t matter how many times you post—your readers just won’t be interested.

3. Create a Series

If you’re having a hard time coming up with post ideas, try and think of a weekly or monthly series idea. That way you always have a set topic you can blog about, and it will be easier to brainstorm ideas for the post. Series also give your blog a schedule, letting readers know what to expect from you each week.

4. Swap Guest Posts

Find a fellow blogger and offer to swap guest posts! This allows you to not only swap readerships, but it also allows you to create a different kind of content for a new audience, which can be very therapeutic. When asking others to guest post on your blog, be sure to provide a topic and guidelines to make it easier for them to understand your expectations.

5. Rework old Posts

There’s nothing wrong with reworking an old post with a new spin or even creating a sort of “best of” list with past posts. You might find all the posts you’ve written on a specific topic and put them all together in one post as a convenience to your readers. Or you could do a monthly recap where you list your favorite posts from the month. This will also help your traffic as readers click around your site.

6. Keep a Notebook of Ideas

Keep a small notebook with you at all times to jot down post ideas that might come to you. Take it with you to work, school, or the store and always have a pen handy so you can record those flashes of inspiration that come to you. Then, when you sit down to blog, you’ll have a whole flood of ideas to inspire you.

7. Take a Break

Sometimes you just need a break. If you’re feeling particularly burned out, just take a week or so off from blogging. Then you can come back to your blog feeling fully refreshed with a new perspective on where you want to go with it.

The most important part of blogging is to just have fun. If you don’t enjoy what you’re writing about, your readers will notice. Stick to things you know and enjoy, follow these 7 tips, and let your blog take you wherever you want to go.

Author Bio

This guest post was provided by Russell Jensen, a writer for SatelliteInternet.com.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Russell Jensen February 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

Thanks again for the opportunity to write on your website. Now I need to take a break and go outside instead of blogging tonight…


Caleb February 23, 2012 at 1:13 am

Great tips especially number 3 as once you have completed that series you can easily use a free convert to posts to pdf plugin like I use and make your own ebook out of that same series and either sell it or give it away to build your list 😉


Casey Palmer March 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

All good, basic tips, but it’s usually more of a mental struggle to remember to do these things that’s the problem. Last year I tried blogging once every day, and OH MAN did I tire out. I’m trying to do a bit of blogging now, and the tiredness is definitely still there. I think it’s time to step back and work on other things for a while.

Regardless, good tips.


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