I’m going to be honest with you. Blogging is a time-consuming hobby and over the past 2 months I have gone through some life and blog burnout. Charging ahead with all the things I usually do has made me tired and I reached a point where I just couldn’t be bothered coming up with ideas, creating content, editing, publishing and promoting. So I took a two-week break from almost everything I regularly do and even considered quitting this blog.
The best news is that I have come back and I am feeling refreshed! I had sometime to think about why I didn’t want to come back to this blog and realised all the reasons were ones I could change. I am back to make change but I want to be open about it and so I am going to journey through this blog change with you instead of behind the scenes of my blog. This will be done in parts but I don’t know how many so stay tuned.
Blog Burnout- Behind The Blog.
So why didn’t I want to return to blogging? What cause my blog burnout?
I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere and my results were low. How did I judge this?
- Blogging felt like a chore. I would come home from work only to work some more.
- My stats were down. No matter how often I was publishing I felt like I had no change in readership.
- Subscriptions had stopped. My subscriptions had come to a holt and I was blaming myself for poor content, not promoting, no giveaways etc.
- I had nothing to blog about/ nothing positive to blog about. What really helped me snap out of this was the “Social Media Isn’t Real” conversation that happened. I am a real person and this blog is full of real events. A totally positive life isn’t real and I needed to be reminded of this.
- I had no idea what I was doing. I still didn’t have a real grasp on SEO, SM, Targeting, Tags and all those other blog things.
- Netflix was taking over my life.
I had a serious case of blog burnout so this break and reflection time was much-needed. Have you ever suffered from blog burnout?