How I Avoid Blogger Burn Out.

For folks like me, who write/blog for a living, blogger burn out is inevitable. Take it or leave it, writing is exhausting! There are times – which is more often than not – when my brain’s on overdrive. I’m obsessed/addicted to my posts. I sleep on them. I dream about them. I’m constantly thinking of what to write because I have deadlines and they have to be met.

For the longest time, I’ve never really had a blogging schedule. I just write whenever an idea pops into my head – this usually happens when I’m doing the dishes or laundry – or when I get inspired during my blog rounds. But lately, I realised that I needed some structure of sorts especially as this particular blog was lagging behind. I needed to a blog routine such that all three sites were not slacking.

The first thing I did was to find my groove. I’m a morning person. I’m the most productive between the hours of 8 and 12noon. After 12, I become jittery and restless so I stop and just continue with my blog rounds and/or get distracted by social media. Sometimes, I get inspiration off Twitter so its not a total waste of time. Usually, I gather content relating to my posts and save them in my Pocket for the next day.

Another thing I did was to make a blog schedule. I divide my time between weekdays and weekends. Weekdays are solely for Cosmo while Sunday nights are for AN and this one. I try to take breaks and not write on Saturdays except I have a backlog of weekday posts. Then on Sunday nights, I write and schedule posts for the week. Since the latter blogs are not very demanding, I could easily get away with a couple of posts. So, I have one post per week for each blog which is fine by me.

I try to take breaks in between by reading books, attending conferences/seminars, going to the movies, binge watching Empire or any other available show or studying for exams. Anything to take my mind off blogging but that doesn’t usually last very long. I still find myself worrying endlessly but I really try to take breaks. I realise when I take long extensive ones, I’m usually mentally relaxed. My brain actually slowly unwinds and whenever I decide to start writing again, the results are always phenomenal.

There are times when the inspiration is at its peak. I try to fully take advantage of this and because I enjoy what I do, I can keep the momentum going for a while. So yeah, I think it all boils down to whether or not you have genuine interest in what you’re writing. Blogger burn out could easily be avoided or better managed.



  1. Simple and precise…

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