What Is Blogging-Burnout And How To Fight It?

By | 2010/06/24

Have you ever felt so sick of blogging that you find it unable to face your computer screen? Does the sheer burden of typing, promoting and logging in-out of accounts bug you on some days? If so, you are suffering from a blogging-burnout. It is a scene which most bloggers face, sooner or later.

Blogger Burnout

When does Blogging-Burnout happen?

The bloggers burnout occurs usually due to continual and un-planned blogging schedules. There are many poor blogging habits that may cause you to have a burnout. It mostly happens when bloggers exert themselves too much. I have seen many bloggers who get so desperate to succeed in blogging that they begin to post two-three articles every day. These bloggers avoid physical exercise, social interaction and remained completely glued to the computer screen without any break. This kind of a schedule can only be maintained for a few days. After some days, the lack of sleep, exercise and social interaction will cause fatigue and a person will not feel like blogging. Then for a few days the person suffers from acute blogging burnout. He gets sick of the whole process and the blog gets neglected during that period.

The passion the blogger in above case showed is in such excess that it becomes counter-productive. Because for the next few days he will not dare to come online and blog. And we all know that blogging is very tricky and you need to put in effort every day. To be successful at blogging, it is better to take one step at a time. Don’t drain all your energy in a span of ten days. It is more advisable to save that enthusiasm and energy for the next three months.

How to Fight Blogging-Burnout?

Nature Does Not Want You To Blog

Think about the statement above. Nature has not built man in such a manner that it can sit in front of a glowing screen for hours, and the only exercise being for his fingers. This is why it has become very important for bloggers who spend a lot of time in front of the computer to involve themselves in some sort of physical activity.

Work In Time Frames

I have seen that bloggers who blog under a given timer frame every day are much less prone to blogging-burnout. If you are the kind of person who will come online in the morning and blogs whenever possible (perhaps during your office break/free time), then it affects your productivity. Also such kind of blogging habit will not leave you any time to rest. If you use the office-break to blog then that is no longer a break. It means you work yourself continuously for 10-12 hours, which is brutal on the human body. Set a fixed time (2 hours before sleep, maybe) to blog and stick with it, don’t exceed the set time. And also don’t let blogging affect your other committments.

How does Blogging Burnout affect you? Please comment below.

9 thoughts on “What Is Blogging-Burnout And How To Fight It?

  1. Mia

    After spending a lot of time in front of the PC, sometimes I have computer-burnout. In the week-ends I try not to watch TV and not to open the PC/laptop. I know that now everything is about speed, communication, staying in touch, but sometimes too much it’s just too much.

    1. Vivek Post author

      @Mia- Exactly, the need to be at the top of things and be updated just begins to take the toll on you sometimes.

  2. Shekhar Sahu

    I have setup my easy chair and some feet supports to support my blogging, thanks for the tips. However i get very less time for blogging, after college.

    1. Vivek Post author

      @Shekhar- I face the same issues as I have to juggle between College and Blogging.

  3. Gagan

    Yea, I faced such situation few months back. And then I gave a makeover to my room and changed my working environment.

    This refreshed my thoughts and it will feeling like I am working in a new environment.

    1. Vivek Krishnan Post author

      @Gagan- Hi Gagan, welcome to CollegeFallOut.

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