Blogging takes a lot of time, energy, and optimism. If you are a serious blogger that means you are putting in serious effort to grow your business and there are ways to stay on top of your game while still checking off that to-do list. By doing even a few things from the list below you can keep that fire you first had about blogging ignited throughout your entire career.
Challenge yourself. Challenging yourself does not mean creating more work. Often times bloggers get so caught up in their niche that they get bored or feel repetitive. Writing about a topic outside of your niche or even your comfort zone can really help get those creative juices flowing and give you something to look forward to researching and writing.
Get inspired. Every once in a while we just need to have a motivational speaker follow us around to inspire and motivate us. Even though that would be cool it’s unrealistic so we have so find that inspiration ourselves. So go find a new blogger, go to a blog convention, participate in a Twitter chat or just go explore the great outdoors.
Unplug. One of the best ways to avoid getting burnt out is to take a break. Seriously if you are feeling just completely overwhelmed or disappointed in your work stop. It’s not going to hurt anyone if you take a break for a few days (or however long you seem fit) to take care of yourself. Take this time to do absolutely nothing with blogging and just reconnect with your hobbies and relationships.
Say no. This can be a huge help to getting back into the swing of things. You don’t have to do every guest post, every review, take a photo, or write a new post! You are the boss so give yourself a break. Saying “no” can free and relax your mind and allows you to think carefree again. Once you feel ready slowly add in tasks you are comfortable taking on.
Stop Judging. Comparing yourself to other bloggers is easy but destructive. It is easy to forget that every person is going to have their own style, voice, photography, etc. Remember that not every post needs to be a home run, not every sponsor is going to be great, and not every picture is going to get hundreds of likes. For me I care more about quality than quantity when it comes to be posts or my fans. I would rather have genuine statistics than pay for them just to make myself feel like I am on the same level as a very experienced blogger.