Welcome to a new thing here on my blog, Morning Coffee Convos! I want to use these posts as discussions on things bookish and otherwise. So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and lets kick this off. To start it all off, let’s talk about the dreaded Blogging Burnout.
If this is just a ramble and all over the place, I apologize in advance. It’s early and I’m only on my first cup of coffee for the day. I cannot be held accountable.
So let’s start. Blogging Burnout blows and I’ve had enough of it.
Okay, I feel like a bit of a dummy because I only started this blog in January of this year and yet I’m already feeling the slump! How is that even possible? Why? Four months in and I’m already going through this? I just don’t understand.
I mean, how the hell did I go from being excited and being obsessed with my blog
To the very thought of having to post giving me a headache?
What happened between then and now??
I think it’s because I had developed a routine and got way too comfortable. I fell into a hole of repetitiveness and I think it finally caught up with me and has worn me down. No joke, it was Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, random book review, Comic Corner review and then wrap-up. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
Wow, fascinating. Such greatness. Bow at my awesome blogging skills!
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind memes and it’s fun participating in them but they really are no brainer posts. Put your pitchforks away, let me explain. It would take me no more than 15 minutes or so to do a TTT or WoW post and then that was it. I love commenting and talking with everyone about them but there was never anything that I felt of substance. At least not in my posts and that’s why I’ve kind of ventured away from doing those posts for a little bit. Not saying that I’m never going to do them again, but right now I just need a change of pace. Does that still sound bad even after my explanation? You can bring back the pitchforks if you’d like.
I want to do more with my blog and that’s the problem. I don’t know what the hell to do or where to start.
But here’s what I do know:
- I need to get the hell on a schedule. Not just for the days of the memes, but for reviewing and everything else I end up posting. Whatever that may be.
- I need to learn to be okay with breaking out of this routine.
…And that’s all I got. How pathetic is that? I’m so damn annoyed and I’m even more so at those two lonely bullet points. *sobs*
I’m not at the point in my slump where I feel like I just want to give up on this all together so at least there’s that. I just want to find the same enthusiasm I once had. Is it because the newness of it all has worn off? Not entirely sure but it sounds possible. I know every blogger goes through this at some point, but this soon? I haven’t even had this thing six months! Am I crazy? I must be crazy!
Maybe I’m just looking for validation that I’m over thinking this and stressing myself out for nothing. I honestly don’t know at this point.
I don’t have the answers, sorry. Maybe I’ll do a post down the line explaining what helped me get out of this funk. Right now I’m trying to find my groove again and I just needed to get this off of my chest and vent.
I actually feel a bit better now!
Nope, wait, never mind, I’m going to go watch The Walking Dead. See ya.
If you have any tips and tricks to help with Blogging Burnout, please share! I’m getting desperate here! I would love to hear about your similar experiences.
Until the next one,