Avoid blogger burnout with these 10 tools to blog more in less time!
The appeal of blogging – making your schedule, passive income streams, story telling, building online influence – earns significantly more coverage than the drawbacks. But the reality of blogging is that behind the perfectly curated graphics and blog post punchlines are hours logged at the computer. That slow creep of the to do list, never completed and always growing, easily expands to take over your free time unless you develop a workflow to tame your plan!
A few years ago, I had sold my third blog and started again with the process of branding a new one. A shiny new logo, a fresh WordPress install and new social accounts later, I found myself staring at a blank editorial calendar waiting for that excited rush of ideas and inspiration.
I took a few days away from the computer, blaming my idea drought on the hectic pace of that latest sale. It had gone quickly and I had plunged straight into branding my new blog before that process was even finished. I needed to clear my head, get some fresh air, do some cooking…any of those things that I did to take a break from the computer.
In the end, I spent 6 months doing almost zero personal blogging. I still kept up with my client work and ghost writing, but I simply didn’t have a story of my own to tell. I had run headlong into blogger burnout. Thousands of word written, endless graphics created, courses to learn the latest & greatest and the 24/7 social connection had created a new kind of rat race of my own design.