How to Avoid Blogger Burnout

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout

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.

Blogging Blues

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.

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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.

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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.

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26 Comments

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    April 17, 2019 / 6:38 AM

    Great tips! I experience burn out at least once a month I feel like. I’m trying to get so much work done but then I can’t because I don’t have the creative spark. Getting out of the house helps.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Pearls _3943 Bangkok Thailand
    April 17, 2019 / 11:15 AM

    Very nice 🔝🔝🔝

  3. Cora
    April 17, 2019 / 12:15 PM

    Amazing look…👍👍

  4. April 17, 2019 / 12:19 PM

    Even though I haven’t been blogging for long, I already appreciate the breaks away from social media. It can be such a downer sometimes and we all need a break from it!

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

  5. April 18, 2019 / 12:27 AM

    These are great tips. I think all creative jobs can be exhausting in ways people don’t understand. Sure, it’s great working on something you love, but when you work on something 24/7, it will burn you out. I love my blog and I’ve been blogging for years, but sometimes it makes me exhausted. So, it is important to take time off. I love your tip about not posting on the weekends and reserving your free time for friends & family.

  6. Pentené
    April 18, 2019 / 12:52 AM

    Love this post and advice babe. My favorite way to check out of the blogging and influencing spectrum is by taking a few days off too. I notice that I do that a lot more now and do my best to limit posts on weekends. I think it’s important to take much needed breaks or you’ll find yourself feeling overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing and I’m loving your beautiful imagery as usual.

    Xo,
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

  7. Miri
    April 18, 2019 / 2:04 AM

    Hi vanessa,

    I love this article and totally agree on all points. I also have just a few bloggers. Can you make a post about how you monitize your blog? I am really curious- I am in Switzerland and LiketoKnow.It and being paid commissions from what you sell really doesn’t work here.

    XOXO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

  8. Simone
    April 18, 2019 / 3:43 AM

    It’s very important to me to get some distraction from social media. It can be very distressing. Very fabulous tips and I’m also glad having friends and family among me that do not at all care about the blogging stuff. We just go out and have fun.

    xx Simone

    Little Glittery Box

  9. April 18, 2019 / 6:02 AM

    I couldnt agree more babe, some great tips for coping with the blogging blues which is how I felt today, so thank you xx

  10. Jodie
    April 18, 2019 / 8:04 AM

    I totally have to get out of the house at least every other day. Otherwise I start to go crazy. And friend time is definitely SO helpful!!
    Love those hose, Vanessa!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

  11. April 18, 2019 / 8:53 AM

    This is great advice, lady- I tend to take the weekends off in terms of being on social media, but I might log a few hours editing/writing/shooting. I think balance is so key- and having friends who aren’t influencers is really important!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Pearls _3943 Bangkok Thailand
    April 18, 2019 / 9:38 AM

    You’re so amazing 💯🔝🔝

  13. maidoesthings
    April 18, 2019 / 8:35 PM

    I’d love to become a full-time blogger some day and I’ll keep these tips in mind. Thanks for sharing!

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

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