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Are Some Bloggers Working Too Hard?


Everyone who blogs knows that the blogosphere is filled with lazy and hardworking bloggers (As a matter of fact, you might be one of those lazy or hardworking bloggers).

However, no one has really stopped for a moment to wonder if some of the hardworking bloggers are actually working too hard.

The truth is that a lot of energy goes into blogging (Especially if you want that blog of yours to be successful).

So, today you and I are going to figure out together if there are a bunch of bloggers that are working themselves unnecessarily hard.

There Are Bloggers Who Publish More Than One Blog Post Daily

It is no secret that a lot of bloggers find it difficult to publish content on their blogs daily.

Therefore, publishing more than one blog post daily (for example five of them) would be somewhat of a challenge for a lot of people.

For the record, there are those who can comfortably do that, but their blog posts are usually in the form of:

  • Short poems.
  • A photography-based blog post with a paragraph or two of writing.
  • Short-form content combined with a YouTube video.

Truthfully, those things are not all that difficult to accomplish (That is provided that the blogger made up their mind to do it).

Now, what would be insane is a blogger publishing more than one blog post that is comprised of long-form content.

As someone who specializes in long-form content, I can admit firsthand that long-form content takes longer to write because blog posts of that nature are fully detailed.

And, do not get me started on proofreading long-form content (That too is time-consuming).

So, if a blogger is going through the trouble of publishing long-form content on their blog twice or three times daily, I would classify that as working too hard.

For the record, it is okay for a person to create more than one long-form article daily (Some bloggers are known for doing that sort of thing; it is done with the intention of having an extra blog posts inside ― one that they will post at a later date).

Besides, most bloggers who create long-form content are known for publishing their work weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

There Are Bloggers Who Have More Than One Blog

One blog alone is quite a handful; much less, having two or three of them.

In a lot of instances, a blogger who has more than one blog would concentrate their efforts on filling one with content while neglecting the other.

However, there are bloggers who would give all of their blogs equal attention (And, it does not matter if they have two or three of them).

Filling three blogs with content on a regular basis will take a huge toll on a blogger; whether it be mentally or physically.

If one person is creating and publishing content on two or more blogs daily, I would say they are working too hard.

Techies have realized that bloggers tend to burn themselves out whenever they try to fill all two or three of their blogs with content.

So, what did those techies do?

They created AI writers to spin out content and charge bloggers a fee to utilize their services (My article, Stay Away From AI Writers, goes into full details on the reasons why you should not use AI writers to create your blog posts).

Dear friend, the whole idea of you using an AI writer to help you pick up the slack, is a sign that you have bitten off more than you can chew; which is an outright indicator of you working too hard.

There Are Bloggers Who Run Their Own Blog And Write Guest Posts For Another Blog

It is common practice for a blogger to write and publish content on their own blog and also for them to find the time to put together a guest post ― one that would be featured on someone else’s blog in the near future.

Since I know firsthand what it is like to publish content on my blog, I will never force the official contributors to Renard’s World to contribute content; I have mentioned to them that they can do it often or not as often as they like and that they do not need my permission to do so.

As I have stated earlier, one blog is quite a handful.

And, try to imagine yourself creating a blog post for your blog as well as creating a guest post for someone else’s blog.

The average blogger might pull out strands of hair from their scalp and wonder how in God’s name they are going to find the time to do all of that writing.

I would also like to say, that there are bloggers who have grown accustomed to doing that sort of thing; they know how to manage their time well.

However, if you are struggling to write and publish content on your own blog and you are stretching yourself thin by writing guest posts, you, my friend, are working too hard.

There Are Bloggers Who Participate In Daily Blogging Challenges Knowing That They Cannot Update Their Blogs Daily

Come on, if you know to yourself that you do not have what it takes to publish content on your blog daily, why is it that you have chosen to participate in a daily blogging challenge?

Are you are sucker for punishment?

Or, are you completely naive?

Anyone who is unable to publish content on their blog daily with ease and has chosen to participate in a daily blogging challenge has volunteered to work too hard.

Final Thoughts

The answer is, “Yes.” There are bloggers who are obviously working too hard.

If you know that you are the type of person who struggles to publish multiple blog posts daily, you will be better off posting one per day.

If you happen to be one of those bloggers that manage more than one blog, spread out the days that you publish; for example, you can publish content on blog number one on a Monday, publish content on blog number two on a Thursday and publish content on blog number three on a Saturday (Do not force yourself to publish content on all three of them on the same day).

If you are a blogger who creates and publishes content for your own blog as well as creates guest posts for someone else’s blog, I recommend putting your own blog first.

After you have handled the needs of your own blog, you can concentrate all of your energy on creating a guest post.

If you are one of those bloggers who are aware of the fact that they cannot publish blog posts on their blog daily, you should stay as far as possible as you can from daily blogging challenges.


44 thoughts on “Are Some Bloggers Working Too Hard?

    1. πŸ€” Thank you for sharing that with me, Sol.

      It is sad to see many bloggers stop utilizing their brain power and use an artificial intelligence brain instead.

      Sometime in the future, a blogger creating his or her own blog post using their own mind might become a thing of the past (I hope that time never comes).

      I had a look at your article and it is awesome.

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      1. Like I said in a previous comment, I have no qualms with AI. However, AI spits out what you give it. Give it poor input and expect it to write an amazing blog post…. well, you’ll be disappointed. AI is only as smart as the input (us).

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      2. Yeah, human creativity should remain a priority.

        But there are exceptions where you can tolerate the use of automation.

        Like, say, you don’t want to be creating an entire blog from scratch, like doing HTML, CSS, PHP programming, SQL programming, and UX designing, so we use WordPress to help us get our blog up and running without going through those technical things.

        Also, AI and AI-generated content has already existed on the internet a long time ago. I think.

        It’s just that its existence has been kept a secret or any discussion of it is filtered out of the system.

        It’s like we are in an age where we don’t know what is real and what is not.

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        1. 🧐 Sol, the designing aspect of a blog is a totally different thing.

          In regards to content that is published on one’s blog, it should be written by a human and should not be AI-generated.

          Thank you for voicing your opinion.

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          1. No probs, man.

            This kind of inspired me or gave me another idea to talk about in my next blog posts.

            You know it when you land on great content when you find yourself challenged by that content’s idea.

            Great share!

            Actually, I’ll go ahead and talk to the green frog. πŸ˜‰

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  1. Hey Renard, l publish between 2 – 4 posts per day. The minimum would be 2 which are the social calendar posts, they are my back up in case l don’t write any other content on the day.

    I aim to produce two additional genre content pieces each day if l can and sometimes that isn’t possible because of real life issues.

    However if l can produce three posts per day at present l am happy enough. Four is the bonus.

    These days l produce content wise a target of three short content pieces and one longer content piece daily. With the allotment taking up considerable time per day as well as the reserve it is easier to produce shorter content.

    Am l working too hard?

    No, l don’t think so, my credo has always been when it feels like hard work it probably is and as long as you are having fun and your passion is high, then whatever you are doing will always be fun and not hard work at all.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing that with me, Rory.

      If you found it extremely difficult to do the things that you mentioned, I would say, “You are working too hard!”

      Thankfully, that is not the case, you are working hard, but not too hard.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion.

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  2. Short answer: yes, some bloggers are working too hard.

    Long answer: it depends on what bloggers consider to be work. Some work a full time bloggers. Others pretend to be full time bloggers and are actually quite lazy. Then there are hobby bloggers where most of us try to appear cooler than we actually are (we’re quite laid back and most of us are lazy lol). But then there are hobby bloggers who love what they do, they don’t earn money from their blogs (not money hungry) AND they are hard-working – these are the bloggers who bring the most value in my opinion.

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      1. I just realized that my comment had nothing to do with your blog post! Sorry I got a little carried away and wrote my comment before I read the entire blog post. I do that sometimes. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

        Now back to your blog post: Yes, I do agree that some bloggers work too hard and I often wonder why they do this. I can imagine that this would lead to burnout, eventually. Especially if they are writing guest posts and managing multiple blogs.

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  3. When I started blogging I used to post two posts in a day but it was just Quotes, and didn’t get good engagement. I feel like it’s not important to post multiple times in a day if you are not providing valuable content. So, I stop it. And start publishing 2 times in a week. Seems really less but along with my studies i think it’s fine bc now I can actually write more quality pots than quantity.
    Is it good or not?

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    1. πŸ™‚ It is always better to write quality posts (People love blog posts that of a high quality).

      However, if you can maintain the level of quality when posting more than once a day that would also pay off.

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  4. I agree, some bloggers stretch themselves thin trying to fill their blog(s) daily or even multiple times a day. Writing quality content takes time and effort. Participating in my own challenge in September made me realise that daily posting is not my cup of tea. Moving forward I’ll try for at least one post a week so that I can focus on writing longer and better pieces. I don’t want to burn myself out of something I truly enjoy doing.

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  5. Consistency is something that all bloggers should strive to achieve. I think we for sure work too hard, even if we don’t post multiple times a day. Work happens behind the scene. Scheduling, writing, social media content. It doesn’t just stop when we hit publish.

    Some food for thought πŸ™‚

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  6. A great post! I find it extremely overwhelming to attempt to post daily. So, instead I try to post 3 times per week. I do my best to write and produce quality content less often, plus I also write rom-com fiction and post on other sites, which can be difficult to keep up with as well as blogging.

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  7. Great post, and great conversation developing. I think yes, sometimes people can work too hard, whether that’s blogging, other hobbies or our jobs. We can push ourselves too hard and experience stress and burnout. I think what’s really dangerous is that this can happen when we’re engaged in and enjoying these activities so we don’t recognise we’re burnt out. I know you focused on daily blogs plus, but I think people could be overworking, even at lower intensity if they dobt manage their time effectively

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  8. Excellent topic and a well-written post.

    Renard. Hooray for those bloggers that publish more than once a day! One blogger that I follow writes about music and some of his posts are lengthy and he puts a lot of work into them. I don’t use the reader and prefer receiving notifications via email which I receive one email per blogger each day so I read only one post per blogger each day. I really don’t have time to read more than one post per blogger.

    But, for those that use the reader, more than one post a day for a blogger may work to his or her benefit.

    I look for authenticity, consistency, and quality when reading blogs, and I expect that of my blog, as well. I find trying to stretch my time to post more than once a day consistently or having more than one blog. overwhelming. When I had 2 blogs, they basically paralleled each other so I thought what’s the point.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you, Eugenia.

      You are not the only one who does not use the Reader; there are other bloggers on WordPress that do the same thing as you.

      And, it was nice of you to let me know what you look for when reading blog posts from others.

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  9. A thought Provoking blog Renard. I can say yes I am one of those hard working bloggers but I do believe that there is more to life than blogging so one blog a day is fine to me. Thanks for this topic it really challenged my thinking πŸ’―πŸ’―

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