As if the Winter Blues weren’t enough, Blogger Burnout is a bish. We’ve all experienced it. You enter the new year at full speed with new goals, hopes & dreams. Steamrolling ahead to get the ball rolling in all courts. Then after a few weeks you’re already feeling burned out, unmotivated and ready to quit. After blogging for almost 10 years I’ve experienced blogger burnout more times than I can count. It seems like the longer I stay in the game, the more I get the urge to quit. But I don’t. That’s because I came up with these steps to recover from blogger burnout. I’m sharing them with you to help you get your blogging mojo back.
STEP 1: RECHARGE
Everything will work again if you unplug it for a little while… even you. We’re all fighting a constant battle to keep up with what our peers are doing, industry trends and the latest on social media. All while trying to stay on top of our own game. It’s discouraging when it seems like everyone is doing their thang, but you. You won’t put out your best work when creating to compete. So sometimes you just need to take a break to reflect. To figure out what’s causing you lack of motivation, and how to go about reversing things. As bloggers, FOMO (fear of missing out) makes us feel like we can’t miss a beat or we’ll fall behind in the game. But if you’re not putting your best foot forward you’re already behind. Whether it be a week or a month, take the time you need to pull yourself all the way together.
STEP 2: REFLECT
So what’s causing you to feel unmotivated? Maybe you’re feeling uninspired . Unfocused. Bored. Maybe you’re simply tired and need to catch up on some rest. Or you’re unhappy with your focus or subject matter, and need to change lanes. There’s no purpose without passion. If you’re not passionate about the content that you’re creating, then what’s the point. While taking time off to recharge, reflect on what drives your passion so that you can create purposeful content.
STEP 3: REFOCUS
After reflecting and figuring out what motivates you and drives your passion, now it’s time to refocus. Brainstorm and implement your new ideas. Update your content calendar and plan new content. Step back into the game strong and refocused, putting your best foot forward. Until you have to deal with blogger burnout again. And trust me, you will. It comes with the territory.
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you. I myself have been dealing with a bit of blogger burnout. In my recovery process I realized that I’ve been putting off starting something new out of fear that my followers wouldn’t like it. But at the end of the day my happiness comes first. I’m not going to be for everybody, and that’s okay. I love to cook. So I went ahead and started my new cooking Instagram page @mooremealz to share more cooking content. Make sure you follow if that’s your thing.
Check out my post How To Be A Boss Chick Without Burning Yourself Out for tips on how to avoid overworking yourself!