Even if you love blogging, there will come a day when you are near burn-out. Or maybe you have already crashed and burned.
Try to notice the signs of an imminent burn out. Intervention time!
I see it in myself. I sometimes agonize over what to write for my next blog.
Same ole, same ole
Are you blogging only about writing? Or editing? Or social networking woes?
Try something different!
Do a blog of inspirational quotes (make your own with
background and script at Quozio).
Post inspirational artwork.
Take pictures and then post your photos.
Invite guest bloggers.
Tell a funny story about your childhood.
You write sci fi so you follow sci fi blogs exclusively. No, nada, niet!
Go look for poetry, women’s lit, romance, horror, or western blogs! Yes, western!
Try something different, pilgrim.
“Same shit, different day.”
Have you been following the same blogs for months and months?
A good way to find new blogs is to connect with other commenters on the great blogs you follow or via guest writers on these blogs.
Go outside writing
If you are following a poo-pile of writing blogs, go look for blogs that are non-writing.
Try art blogs or yoga blogs or hiking blogs.
How about photography or watercolor or pottery?
What about cooking or dance?
Or better yet, take a class in art, yoga, photography, cooking, or dance.
Ask a question
On your Facebook page, ask a question like, “What do you do when you have writer’s block?” or “What one thing must I remember for a book signing?” or “What do you do when you have no idea for your next blog?”
You will probably get enough comments to create your next blog post (save the FB comments!).
Fun, fun, fun
Stop worrying about your blog and go out and have some fun!
See Susannah Friis’s blog post about having Fun Fun Fun.
Take a vacation
I’m not talking to Maui or St. Thomas (though those would be nice).
I’m talking a vacation from blogging. Just decide to take a month off and then stick to it.
Have you ever experienced blog burn out? What do you do to avoid burn out or get over burn out?