How to Recover from Blogger Burn-out: Don’t Pull Your Hair Out Yet! Monday 10 November, 2014

Hi Everyone! I will be honest with you as I write this blog post. I have been an extreme blogger bum. That’s right a hobo tie a blanket with 3 of your favorite items to a stick (mines is my iphone, lipgloss and Chiptole gift cards) over my shoulder and running-away-from-my-blog type of bum. I have not been in the mood to write, share content, upload or even type my figure to do anything on this site. I just haven’t been in the mood to do so. I have plenty of content, things I need to get published – but let me be honest…I have been burnt out.

This isn’t the first time I had a burnt-out moment on my blog. It happens, life starts taking over and then your desire to blog gets effected by it. I told you all I would attempt to tell more about my personal life and not just blog events, reviews, cool media stuff and share my real stuff too – but every time I do I get stuck. You ever felt like how you portray yourself online is not matching what you publish? Not saying I am faking who I am, or exaggerating at all…I would never do that – not even for a sponsored post. It’s just this blogger life I am trying to share with you all need a breath of fresh air. I don’t want to get muddled out being a blogger.

Sometimes being  a blogger can suck. People actually want stuff from us, demand it, and expect content from us. Blogging is transitioning from just a hobby to fulfilling real job duties – and with any job your put in enough work you can wear yourself out! Bloggers can get sunk into a rabbit-hole of even a blogging matrix per say. Sponsored post, attending events, reviewing items, editing videos, capturing the perfect picture and it starts to feel like its not authentic enough – sometimes. I know what some of my own personal blogger issues are and I will share them here:

Prioritization and Organizing
Not Loving My Blog Photos
Wanting A Better Camera Lens
Needing Better Photography Equipment
Personal Life Occurrences Outside of The Blog
Feeling Extremely Tired In My Personal Life to Produce Content
So Many Idea Not Enough Hours In The Day/Week to Post Them All

And that’s just some of the roller coaster of emotions I had since not posting on the blog lately. But I have to snap out of it.

Blogging this new cool world for some, a great opportunity that wasn’t available to us in this capacity a few years ago. When I was blogging in 2006-2007, it was just a fun platform to write and read other people’s personal journey. There was no sponsored post, YouTube and Social Media integration with blogs didn’t exist, and PR/Ad companies didn’t give a crap about a blogger. When I would tell people I blogged, everyone would look at me like so? Now it’s this cool platform and sometime I just feel like I have these high expectations to uphold, and then I fall short and I don’t want to let people down. I am also not SELLING MY SOUL to blog, meaning I will not be a blogging robot. I am still your fun quirky blogger girl who just want to share some great things with the world. I don’t want to be a drab about it though.

I-DONT-WANT-TO-BLOG-BURNT-OUT-BLOGGER-TIPS Blogging for me isn’t just this cool place…it’s really who I am. I literally had an inner epiphany that came to me a few days ago and the voice inside of me said WRITE boldly! Literally it scared me out my sleep, I guess that’s why it’s called a calling. I listened and I woke up! It was telling me it was my life mission to write and share my experiences. I have been doing that since I was a child…yes a child I was a blogger before the word existed. I wrote in journals, I always excelled in written essays/stories, I had a video camera at 13 years old, my first digital camera at 15, went to school for mass media communications – so literally I have been a JOURNALIST MY entire life!

So I have to listen to my voice – I have to honor my calling. My calling made me pick up the phone and it told me to WRITE.So I can’t just neglect my calling, even if I sometimes want to run away from it. I can’t run, so I needed a solution to motivate me again. I  So I thought about it and came out with a game plan on how to recover a blogger burn-out!

bloggerburnout Clear your mind and energy space – If you have a lot going on, you need to take a break a breath. You cannot do everything all at once, even if you think you are super-blogger. De-clutter your mind and even your personal space because that can add to your overwhelming feeling.

Don’t look at your shortcomings – You can also fall short by looking at your own shortcomings or what you don’t have. Don’t compare yourself to others, don’t complain about what you don’t have either. Make the best of what you are doing, strategize on how to obtain what you need, and stay motivated on your own personal progress. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Organize Post – Create a blogger editorial calender and schedule your post. Think about how many times a week you can consistently post on your blog, schedule in advance your topics on a calendar and maintain it. There are different apps and widgets to help in the organizational process and posting (Try HootSuite).

Stay Inspired – Are you feeling like you don’t have any content to post or having blogger’s block? There is always something to blog about so play around with what is the theme/holiday for the month, research trends in your niche and put your own spin to it, and you can always blog about your personal life (don’t be afraid to do that). If you find yourself coming up with several ideas, start placing them on your editorial calender (see previous tip).

Time Management – Whether you blog full-time or this is a part-time/hobby thing, you have to reserve some time. Don’t try to fill up your plate and exhaust yourself with posting content. Sit down and think of your free-time during the week, and block off that time specifically for your blog postings. It can be during your lunch break, after work, before bed or anytime you feel you will have complete freedom to do a posting without multi-tasking other responsibilities.

Review. Reflect. Rebrand – Look at what you have accomplished so far. A lot of times we don’t sit back and look at what we have done to get to where we are today with our blog. Check out your progress, look at what you need to change, and if you are really feeling like you blog is in a rut – don’t be afraid to reflect and re-brand. Re-branding doesn’t mean you have to get a new blogger name, or even change your entire web design, it could just be more fine tuning your niche and your approach with your blogging platform.

So everything I listed are things I am currently going to improve with my own blog so I can refrain from blogger burn-out. I am definitely going to re-brand a little bit for 2015. My blog is growing, and I am happy with how far I have came but there is room for improvement! For 2015 photography enhancement is #1 on my list to give you the content I wish to truly share with you all. All these events I attend, the products and beauty things I share with you all – I need to amplify it with my photography so I am working on getting better equipment and lens to become the professional I desire to be. I am not just a blogger, I am a photo journalist and that’t the true beauty I want to share with you. So that’s where my burn-out came from…

I just want to be a better blogger and I think the burnout was a good opportunity to review and reflect for good change!

Have you ever experienced a blogger burn-out? What are some tips you like or have to add to resolve a blogger burn-out situation?

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About the Blogger - Kiwi the Beauty


I am a not so typical, unstereotypical 20something year old lady who is trying to make my mark on this planet. This blog has many aspect through my visual perspective through photos, words & wittiness. I am highly creative, I love to socialize, and also a social media butterfly. I don’t follow trends, I create them.


32 Comments

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have been burnt out before! It’s definitely a real thing!!

  • Debbie Denny says:

    I can so agree with the burnout being something to deal with. Traveling so much and not enough time to get everything done I want to cover.

  • Dawn says:

    I totally feel your pain. Sometimes blogging goes from the love of your life to the biggest drain on it. Thankfully, it swings back the other way again!

  • Pam says:

    When I started blogging, it wasn’t cool yet either. Now that it is, and I make money from it, I definitely get burned out from time to time. Sometimes I have to stop and regroup before I can get any writing done.

  • kristin says:

    We have all been there. Cute post.

  • Jeanine says:

    Really great tips! I think at some point we all feel like this and it’s wonderful you are sharing these great tips!

  • Catherine S says:

    These are really great tips. I can imagine you could get burnt out after a while. Especially after seeing how often my sister is traveling with her blog.

  • Liz Mays says:

    OH my gosh, yes. I’ve been badly burned out, and I actually stopped blogging for 6 months. Ever since then, I just step back and take a day off whenever I feel like it.

  • deb says:

    Burnout is something I’ve dealt with at numerous jobs. It happens. The most important thing to do is keep on moving along and know it will pass.

  • Paula says:

    I think that all bloggers feel something similar to burn out at some point or another, especially if it is your only job. These are great tips to keep going!

  • Dawn says:

    These are some really good tips. To be quite honest, I few weeks ago I had to force myself to even get to work because I was so burnt out on blogging! Thankfully, I got over it!

  • Shell says:

    It’s possible to get burnt out on anything, blogging included! Taking a step back helps.

  • Rosey says:

    Everything has a limit. I like blogging a lot, but it definitely will take all of the time you want to give it, and still ask for more.

  • Best. Post. Ever. I have been blogging online since 97. I had dreams of being a writer. I do that. I am published. I am a freelance journalist. I get paid to blog. I write a lot of fancy tax and business journals so I can use my degrees. But recently, I have seriously been procrastinating on everything that has to do with my websites. I really had to take a step back. Now I need to reorganize because I am so messy right now. Structure for me is key.

  • Debbie L says:

    I think taking time away and focusing on what is important to me really helped me. Your tips are very good.

  • Christie says:

    I’ve gone through a few phases of this. Glad to learn some new tips!

  • Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great tips to prevent blogger burn out. I think time management would be a big part of staying happy.

  • Two years ago I had burn out so bad that I actually gave up my site. Thankfully I was able to get back into the swing and am now successful. If I’m too burned out I step away.

  • Veronica says:

    I took a two month hiatus about two years ago because I just got burnt out too! I don’t even have all the expectations people have of you and I too feel it…I can just imagine what you go through. I am glad you have strategies to overcome burn-out. I love reading your blogs, so keep them coming

  • Tess says:

    I go through blogger burnout a lot. Good tips for us bloggers!

  • Amanda says:

    Such great tips! I have been having blogger burnout lately. I need to recharge!

  • Kenda Smith says:

    Oh wow am I feeling that lately! I have so much available to write about, and NO urge to do it. Lately, my problem has been chaos. So much going on outside of work that I just don’t even want to bother. One small thing that helps me is cleaning / organizing my office. There’s something about a stress-free space that helps me get motivated again (or at least feel less overwhelmed!)

  • Candy O. says:

    I go thru feelings that i’m nearing a burn out and i step back. I take my weekends off unless I’ve got somethin gdue.

  • I’ve been through burn-out before, and it’s no fun. I just have to close my computer for a few days. That usually helps me out.

  • Felicia says:

    I have definitely had burn out. It is one of those things that ebbs and flows.

  • I think I have blogger burn out. These are great tips that could help me.

  • Kecia says:

    Oh my gosh, yes, I have experienced blogger burn out more than once! Before I started doing it as my business, I would take long hiatuses on my personal blog. Now, I try to keep going with the help of an editorial calendar and the fact that it helps pay the bills. All of this holiday blogging has me wanting to take a break at the first of the year though!

  • OMG, we’e all totally been there. When you just feel like you are spinning your wheels and want to give up???

  • Yes! I definitely have been feeling burnt out over the past 6 months plus. Even when I’m not doing much in personal life, the demands of having a blog still stress me out and I just get overwhelmed. Thank you so much for sharing girl!

  • Danielle says:

    Organizing and time management is everything when it comes to blogging!

    I’m personally attempting to implement a blog schedule. I haven’t had the best luck with it yet (lol), but I’m trying to stick with it as best as I can.

  • agha wajid says:

    Early on, when I first started blogging I used to get quite fatigued. I felt like I had to put out content 2-3 times a week.

    Now I tend to focus on putting content out once a week or once a fortnight, an focuss on making trying to make it good quality. 🙂


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