Thursday, September 5, 2013

15-Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 12: Blogger Fatigue

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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?


  1. I have several un-finished posts for both of my blogs waiting for me to have the time to finish them. If I'm ever at a loss for something to write about, I pull one of them up. However, my problem is usually too much to say and too little time. Once in a while, though, I come up dry for a bit, and I've learned not to push myself to blog. If I need a break, I take a break. (I once quit for very nearly a year, going from October 14 to September 29 with no posts at all.)

    But anyway, I do read over my own posts a lot. Sometimes right after I posted them, just because I enjoy what I write, heh heh heh. If I didn't, I wouldn't write it!

    1. Haha! I do the same thing...sometimes it's embarrassing how many times I read my own posts. But hey, I like them. :) It's really important to me to keep the fun in blogging. I sometimes need to remind myself that if it stops being fun, then I don't need to do it.

    2. Yes! If it's not fun, it's work, and who needs more work?