As you guys are aware, I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do, or would like to do, the past couple of months. I’ve given excuses about being busy and not having the time to write posts. This is all true, but what if I just don’t feel like writing a blog post? What if I have zero inspiration to write anything? Well, that’s what I call bloggers burn out.
Since I’ve been struggling with this a lot recently I thought that I’d be qualified enough to write a discussion post about it. So here I am!
and ironically, this is the only post i have inspiration to write
As a book blogger of nearly three years, I have written almost every post you could imagine. I’ve been writing an almost consistent 2-3 posts per week for years now. Since I’m not a robot programmed to push out content every two days I burn out. Whether I run low on ideas or inspiration to write out blog posts, it’s terrible either way.
Blogging has become such a large part of my life. It is a bigger part of my identity than I’d like to admit. Blogging has made me into the person and writer I am today. It’s ingrained in me like my DNA bts’ dna plays in the background
#srynotsry so when I don’t write blog posts for a while it’s like a part of me is missing.
Within the last week or so I’ve been in a state of mental shock. I have been reading but not as much as I would like and I hadn’t written the amount of blog posts I used to be able to flawlessly put out every month.
This state of mind leaves my mentality in ruins and I end up feeling tired just thinking about blogging and reading. It’s mentally exhausting. So. Being the responsible person I am, I avoided them both. Which, as you’d expect, just made matters worse. Thus, here I am, trying to break this cycle by writing up a blog post about my struggle.
Now let’s answer the question we’re all asking ourselves: Why do bloggers burn out? Well, my goal is to try and answer this question somewhat by the end of this post.
It’s kind of obvious. If you’re a book blogger and you aren’t reading then there isn’t really much to blog about. I’ve only read one book and a novella all month so far and throughout the entire year, I don’t think I’ve read any more than 5 books a month. My posting schedule has been all wonky this year as a result of this.
Life is filled with distractions. It’s the reason why books don’t get written as fast as they should
*cough* george r r martin *cough*, why things are done slower than is necessary, and – yup you guessed it – why bloggers don’t blog! I’m a person that gets distracted quite easily so when I have a million things to do I end up doing all of them except blogging.
blogging too much
Ahhhh. When the one thing we love turns against us. Isn’t it just peachy when you’re on a wonderful blogging schedule, blogging all of the time and actually holding yourself back from blogging more because you’re on such a roll but then… you literally don’t know what to write? By the time we hit this stage, all motivation is lost because you used up all of it at one time and didn’t save any for your future self!
So basically, we all burn out. I unfortunately don’t have any actual helpful information regarding how to get inspiration back, but sitting back and not writing anything seemed to work for me as I am now writing this post.
As for the cause, lot of things could cause this burn out, but since I’m one of those unlucky individuals experiencing this lack of motivation firsthand, I can’t think of any other reasons besides my obvious trademark. If you guess it right you get a medal.
Do you experience Blogger Burn-Out? Are your currently unmotivated to post? Let me know!