My very first blog, back in the day , was a Review blog. I thought it would be so much fun and I couldn’t wait to see all the freebies I would get. Then, the stuff started coming and I found myself hating it. I would get so stressed about deadlines and companies wanting a good review, that I completely forgot why I was blogging.
The burnout was so bad, I couldn’t even look at another blog or social media for months. I literally even considered deleting my social media accounts! Every time my body thought about blogging, I couldn’t even think about it. I would just shut down. Then, a few years later, I decided I was going to do blogging, but on my terms.
It was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now instead of being stressed and unhappy, I’m doing something that I truly love. I’m doing what I want.
I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I made, so I created this simple list to help you avoid blogger burnout.
Take a day off. The hardest thing with blogging is consistency. They say you post at least once every day, but having the time and words to write gets tough. Don’t be afraid to take a day off. Your readers are going to enjoy reading good post rather than ones just thrown together.
Don’t over do your workload. Especially for review bloggers, but any blogger can quickly over do their workload. Don’t promise too much when you know you can’t. This will cause added stress and make your blog more dreadful then it needs to be.
Don’t get discouraged . When you’re a blogger, there is so much chat from other bloggers about all the money they make or stuff they get. Getting discouraged is easy to do, but don’t. No matter how many rejection letters you get, consistently will eventually even you out. Your day is bound to come, just keep chugging along.
Don’t loose your voice. The biggest thing you learn as a blogger is that it’s easy to loose your voice. You get scared to offend someone or you’re afraid a company would blackbook your name if you left a bad review. The worst thing you can do with your blog is lose your voice.
Find a blogger friend or group. In the world of blogging, it’s so easy to get discouraged, so find a friend to support you. Someone that will keep pushing you through and help you. Join a blogging group on Facebook, boost your page growth and avoid blogger burnout for good.
Share these tips with other bloggers to keep them from the dreadful blogger burnout.