Hey friends, hope we’re all keeping well.
For the last 2 months, I’ve been experiencing a pretty disheartening blogging burnout. It wasn’t even necessarily blogging that I’ve been having problems with, but rather writing in general.
This ‘writing rut’, as they call it, destroyed my usual blogging consistency, and severely decreased the amount of effort I was putting into my posts.
Well, I’m happy to say that (I think) it’s over. My passion for writing, blogging, and networking online has been revitalised, and I’m more enthusiastic than ever to get back into the ‘blogosphere’. I’ve loads of backed up ideas I have for posts, and I’m excited to start sharing them all again.
To start, I want to discuss a few things that I sincerely believe have helped me overcome this burnout. Let’s get into it.
1. Multi-Tasking ☑️
Contrary to popular belief, it’s best you don’t focus only on one hobby at a time. For example, many people believe that the best way to learn piano is to sit down, play, and only focus on practising piano, and nothing else.
Instead, try to have many different learning endeavours at once. You don’t have to choose between hobbies, you can embrace pursuing them all at the same time. The main benefit is that if you grow bored (or burned out) with one hobby, you can easily switch to another one.
This was my approach with blogging. Once I started to burn out, I started to engage more heavily with my other hobbies like chess and language learning, while staying away from blogging completely. This way, my passion for blogging slowly but surely started to rekindle. Let’s not forget you’re also staying immensely productive this way.
I first got this insight from Ali Abdaal, but after listening to a podcast episode with Mark Victor Hansen, who told us he was at one point writing 30 books at once to make sure he doesn’t burn out from writing, this idea solidified itself in my mind.
2. Read More📕
I mentioned my distaste towards my own writing style as a reason for burning out, but honestly reading more popular books and articles has been a massive motivator to improve my writing, and giving me the drive to continue blogging.
3.Remembering Blogging Purpose🎯
Why did you start blogging? What did you want to accomplish? What goals did you want to achieve?
After firmly asking myself these questions a couple of times and subsequently reminding myself what my blogging goals were, I suppose my motivation sort of ‘returned’.
I know, to say you’re ‘motivated’ to do something doesn’t mean much, since motivation is simply a short term feeling. In the end, it’s discipline and consistency that will carry you far.
But for now, in order to achieve my goals for this blog I want to continue writing. I want to continue to deliver value to people, network with people, and to build something that will hopefully help me in the future (both financially and professionally). Are these shallow reasons to blog? I don’t think so🙂.
Regardless, I’m eager to build up my website again!
What were the ways you overcame burnout? Any comments would be greatly appreciated!