I’ve been blogging for 5 years (3 years full-time). That’s how long it’s been since I left my corporate job to pursue my dream job of being a full-time fashion & lifestyle blogger. Blogging has its ups and downs, just like any career, however, the ups outweigh the downs. Setting my own schedule and working on projects that I value is truly a dream come true.
Have you heard of this term? If you’re not familiar with “blogging blues”, it stands for the constant self-doubt, the workaholic mentality (being “social” 24/7), comparing yourself and your work to others, not feeling good enough and the overall ickyness that comes focusing on your own work all the time, putting it out there, on the internet, to strangers, day after day. Yeah. That stuff is real. So, the question is…
How can you cope from blogging blues?
To avoid a full-blown blogger burnout I recommend to disconnect from social media for a few days. Simply put your darn phone down and live. Sounds dramatic, right? We are so invested into our phones that we forget what it feels like to spend a day without it. I’ve gotten better at it and made it a habit not work on the weekends, i.e. I won’t post on social media on Sat and Sun. The weekends are strictly family oriented by doing fun things with my boys.
Get out of the house
Basically my home is my office. But sometimes I need to get out of the house. I will take my laptop and head to the nearest coffee shop to work there for a few hours. It breaks up the day, and frankly, I work more efficiently too. I am not as distracted when I’m at a coffee shop vs working from home. Sounds weird but it’s true. My kids are a huge distraction (in a good way!) but it makes it hard to focus on work.
Spend time with friends
I have a few friends who are influencers. But most of my really good friends aren’t. It’s sort of refreshing to be around people who don’t even know much about influencer marketing, blogging, etc. They don’t care about my follower count or how many likes I receive, they like me for me. You’ll notice in the influencer world that sometimes bloggers are friends with “big” bloggers just to appear more popular, etc. This being said, cherish people that support you and love you for who you are because they will l refresh your overly-internet-saturated world.