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"How do you fight blogger fatigue?"
A couple months ago, I was kind of done with book blogging. I never felt like writing and I sort of forgot about my blog for about a month. I was reading a lot for school, but I just wasn't interested in writing about it.
Then one day I started reading other blogs again, and I remembered what I was missing. I got inspired and started writing for the ol' blog again. Since then, I've been posting more than ever and having a blast.
So, here are the things I try to do so I can stay in the zone and post as often as possible:
I read other blogs. Reading other blogs can be the inspiration I need to write on my own.
I read a lot. This is kind of obvious, but the more I read, the more I have to write about on my blog.
Of course, those two things don't always fight blogger fatigue the way I want them to. So here are a couple more things I do...
I write down ideas for the future. Sometimes I have an idea for a post, but I can't sit down and write that minute. Recently, I've been using Google Calendar to keep my ideas for posts, and that works wonderfully.
I start writing, even if I don't think I have anything to say. If I haven't posted in a while, I start thinking that I don't have anything to say. I think I have to have profound thoughts in order to post on my blog. But the truth is, a lot of my best blog posts were written when I started out with nothing more than a vague idea. I just start writing, knowing I can revise later.
I think about my vision for my blog. I love wondering what my blog could be like someday, and what I want it to be like someday. What's great about blogs is that the sky's the limit. It's an exciting prospect to think of all I could accomplish on my blog, and that motivates me to work toward it.
I read my own blog. Maybe that's kind of weird, but sometimes I'll go back and read my own favorite posts on my blog just to remember what I've written in the past. I actually inspire myself. Wow, what an ego...
I give myself a break when I need it. Once I realized that I was just not into writing the blog for the time being, I kind of subconsciously gave myself permission to ignore my blog for a little while. Not forever, but for a short time. Guilt-tripping myself doesn't work and makes no sense (especially since I write this blog for fun). Sometimes I just need a little break before I can get back into blogging.
What do you do to fight blogger fatigue?