Writing blog posts every day can get tiring. If the last thing you want to do today is write a blog post, here’s why you might be experiencing burnout and what you can do about it.
Too Much Screen Time Can Lead to Burnout
One of the big disadvantages of blog writing is the amount of daily screen time it requires. Between writing, researching, and checking social media, you may spend a lot more time in front of a computer than is healthy. This can lead to burnout pretty quickly.
If you think you’ve been spending too much time in front of the computer screen while blogging, it’s time to log off for a bit. If you’re busy today, this doesn’t mean you have to stop writing. Tell a friend about your latest blog post or start drafting a new post in a notebook.
Better yet, get out of your house. Go for a bike ride or sit in a cafe for a while. Even if you’re still writing for your blog, the change of scenery – and the chance to get away from your computer screen – will do you good.
Out of Writing Ideas
I try to plan a few steps ahead while writing. At the very least, it’s wise to have a few backup ideas that you can write if you ever hit a roadblock. Still, the time will come when you simply have nothing left to write about on your blog. If you’re beginning to feel this kind of burnout, there’s a few things you can do about it.
You could try writing about something outside your niche. Try to stay within the bounds of relevance, but write something you wouldn’t normally write about. Or try writing a few blog posts on the basics of your niche. This will require minimal research, and you could also do a huge favor to any newcomers who don’t always understand what you’re talking about.
You could also go back through your old posts and see if there’s any old topics on your blog that could use some more attention. In one of my earlier articles, I discussed other ways you can generate writing ideas for your blog once you feel you’ve run out. Try any of these and see if that helps with your burnout.
Good, Old-Fashioned Writer’s Block
Sometimes you just have writer’s block, and it seems like there’s not much you can do about it. There can be a lot of different causes for writer’s block while writing for a blog.
Maybe it’s been an awful day and you just don’t have the energy for writing. Maybe you’ve been feeling insecure, and nothing you do on your blog feels good enough to put out into the world. Before you try writing anything else for your blog, you’ll want to find the cause of your writer’s block and address that first.
Once you know what’s keeping you from writing, you might have an easier time getting back on track. But the best thing you can do for your burnout right now is take a break.
Burnout can be a massive problem in blog writing and writing daily isn’t as easy as it looks. If you’re experiencing burnout, take a second to figure out what’s going on with you before you try to get yourself back on track.