Blogger burnout is a real thing; it is the main cause of bloggers abandoning their blogs.
A lot of newbie bloggers will start off updating their blogs regularly and as time passes, they find themselves posting less frequently; some even went as far as not updating their blogs at all.
Is blogger burnout preventable?
Yes, it is!
And, I am going to tell you how.
1.) Create A Comfortable Blogging Schedule
Now, having a comfortable blogging schedule will ensure that you update your blog.
One of the most common mistakes that newbie bloggers make is, not knowing how often they would like to create blog posts.
Instead of coming up with a feasible plan, they jump right into blogging (Their haphazard method may be exhilarating at first, but it usually leads them into a slump later on).
Every blogger needs to know how they are going to create content for their blog on a regular basis. They need to consider the following:
- Can they comfortably create content for their blog daily?
- Can they comfortably produce content for their blog a few days a week?
- Can they comfortably come up with an article weekly?
- Can they comfortably sum up a blog post fortnightly?
- Can they comfortably publish a bog post bimonthly?
- Can they comfortably update their blog monthly?
The truth is that every blogger should know what type of workload that they are capable of handling.
If you know that you can only muster up a blog post weekly, it would be counterproductive to force yourself to update your blog daily.
The trick is to find your blogging sweet spot.
Most bloggers would be comfortable with updating their blog on a monthly basis.
My blogging sweet spot is daily.
Do you know what your blogging sweet spot is?
2.) Get Adequate Amounts Of Sleep
Bloggers are human beings and human beings need sleep in order for them to remain healthy.
Getting an adequate amount of sleep helps us to:
- Improve our memory.
- Sharpen our attention span.
- Lower our stress level.
- Improve our mood.
- Strengthen our immune system.
Now, those are all good things that can help us all in the area of preventing blogger burnout.
Many of us have tried composing blog posts when we were deprived of sleep (We all know how that turned out; the results were not in our favour).
3) Eat In A Healthy Manner
Yes, my friend, eating in a healthy manner also helps to combat blogger burnout.
Eating healthily contributes to:
- Living longer.
- A spike in energy levels.
- An improvement in cognitive function.
- A delay in ageing.
- An improved mood.
- An adequate body weight.
Are you eating in a healthy manner?
I do hope that your answer is, “Yes!”
4.) Get In Touch With Your Spiritual Side
I can just imagine some of you saying, “Renard, what does getting in touch with my spiritual side have to do with preventing blogger burnout?”
My answer to that question is, “Everything!”
Reconnecting with your spiritual side helps you to regain your balance.
A person can get in touch with their spiritual side by doing the following things:
- Engaging in meditation.
- Praying on a regular basis.
- Saying positive affirmations throughout the day.
- Practising gratitude.
- Forgiving their self and others.
You will gain inner peace once you have reconnected with your spiritual side (And, it is almost impossible to suffer from blogger burnout once you are reconnected with your spiritual side).
4.) Invite Other Bloggers To Submit Guest Posts To Your Blog
Well, this is the easiest one of all. By allowing other bloggers to submit guest posts to your blog, you can take a few days off from creating content, because content from others will be flowing in your blog’s direction.
People who allow guest post submissions to their blog are less likely to suffer from blogger burnout.
In the days of my first WordPress blog, I allowed other bloggers to send me their guest post submissions; that allowed me to get a bit of rest and relaxation.
Today, I no longer ask people to submit guest posts (And, please do not send me any guest posts, because I would politely tell you, “No.” This is my personal space in the blogosphere for showcasing my own blog posts).
If you are open to the idea of allowing other people to submit their guest posts to you, then go along with it.
5.) Engage In Physical Exercise
Yes, you better believe it. Engaging in physical exercise is another great way to prevent blogger burnout; it assists in the following:
- The reduction of stress and anxiety.
- An increase in muscle strength.
- An increase in bone density.
- The maintenance of a healthy weight.
- An increase in happiness.
- An increase in energy levels.
- An increase in brain health and memory.
- An improvement in the quality of sleep.
Have you been exercising regularly?
If your answer is, “No,” it is not too late for you to start.
6.) Take A Hiatus
We all need to take a break at times.
Even businessmen and businesswomen know the importance of taking a vacation.
So, from a logical perspective, taking a hiatus from blogging could prevent one from getting blogger burnout.
When was the last time that you took a break from blogging?
Now, it does not have to be a very long hiatus from blogging; it could be a short one.
Taking a hiatus from blogging can contribute to the following:
- The blogger getting the opportunity to recharge their proverbial batteries.
- The blogging returning with a vigour for blogging when their hiatus is over.
- The blogger regaining their sanity.
- The blogger having the extra time to handle their personal life.
- The blogger returning with new and improved ideas for their blog when their hiatus is over.
So, do not feel a sense of shame for wanting to take a hiatus.
After all, you are a human being and human beings do deserve some time away from their workload.
So, there you have it; my six unconventional ways to prevent blogger burnout.
I genuinely do not want my fellow bloggers to suffer the effects of blogger burnout, because it can lead to something extreme like giving up on blogging forever.
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