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How to Avoid Burnout as a Blogger

There’s a lot more that goes into blogging than what the world actually sees. Your readers see a blog post published once or twice a day (like in my case), receive timely notifications on social media about the posts you shared on your blog, and get emails reminding them to check out your latest posts. Little do they know that one blog post can take hours of research, writing and promotion to make sure your readers enjoy and derive great value from your blog post.

 

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This may sound overwhelming to those who are not in the blogging industry, but blogging IS a full-time job. Blogging IS a lot of work. Sometimes it will even require you to sacrifice your sleep just to make sure that all your blog posts have been scheduled for the week with some additional blog posts hidden in reserve in case of emergencies.

For some this may be too much to take. All those hours of writing blog posts, getting the right photos, editing the photos, replying comments and sending emails can be so overwhelming that you experience blogger burnout. Here are 3 ways you can avoid it:

 

Repurpose your content

If you’ve been blogging for some time now, your blog must be filled with a good amount of content. To save up time spent on creating new content, go through your old ones and ‘recycle’ them.

You can do this by creating something new but closely related to your old post. You can also rewrite the post with a different perspective. Add new information, pictures or relate a fun incident. This will help make creating content for your blog easier as you will use your previous content as your main inspiration.

 

Schedule your posts

Imagine if you had to do everything manually. That’s a lot of work. To help beat the overwhelm, try scheduling all your posts. Have a day when you sit down and schedule all your posts for the week, 2 weeks or even a month. This will help save you a lot of time and give you time to relax and do other things you love most.

Don’t stop at just scheduling your blog posts. Schedule your social media posts to help promote that blog post. I use Buffer for scheduling my social media posts, and it is an amazing tool.

To efficiently schedule your posts make sure that you have an editorial calendar that you can refer to. This will guide you on which days you should schedule your posts.

 

Delegate as much as you can

If you find yourself doing more than you can handle, it’s time to delegate. Let a graphic designer be in charge if your graphics for your blog. Let a video editor be in charge of your editing. Focus on what you can do and what you love doing. When you do everything by yourself, you find yourself having little time and energy for anything else.

 

How do you combat blogger burnout? Please share your tips in the comments section below.

 

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28 responses

  1. Love this post, definitely needed it! I love the idea of repurposing blog posts as I find I run out of ideas when I’m busy outside of blogging or get writers block. Thanks! X

  2. I think scheduling is so important but it’s easier said than does. It’s also hard to actually get the scheduling in a place that is regular and works for you in advance as you have to catch up with yourself!

  3. I learned the value of scheduling posts when I went to England a few months ago. I didn’t want my blog to be on hiatus during that time. I loved it! I’m now working on getting blog posts scheduled for the coming week now. It makes my week a lot less stressful and all I have to do is share the link on the various social media sites. Love it!

  4. This is a bit advanced for me. I just started blogging. I find it highly motivating and exciting to blog. I would love to be a writer and make this blogging thing an important part of my job or hobby. I would like to be a writer who can write a whole book. An interesting article, etc. I’m trying so hard to do a decent job writing. I have zero replies to my posts still, but I know it takes time. Your article here put things in perspective for me. Thank you.

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