Thursday, November 11, 2010
How Do You Avoid Blogger's Burnout?
Let's face it: Blogging can be a blessing or a burden depending upon how you approach it.
Though this popular medium for communication can be a lot of fun, and a great way to connect with quality folks from Texas to Timbuktu, it's a lot of work too.
Consider this. Though hours vary from person to person and niche to niche, the average blogger will at least log in some pretty serious hours on the following tasks:
1. Developing ideas
2. Fleshing out those ideas to produce quality posts
3. Choosing images to accompany their posts
4. Responding to comments
5. Making reciprocal comments at their visitors' sites
6. Answering questions
7. Promoting their work via social media forums
And how about guest blogging?
Are you with me here?
Which is why it's crucial to establish proper priorities and balance to avoid burnout.
For some this means keeping a blogging schedule. For others it may be checking comments once a week as opposed to 3x a day. And I've also noticed a new trend of blogging teams.
I'd like to know about you...how do you avoid the burnout often associated with serious bloggers? Have you ever felt the pressure? Do tell.
Image: Michal Markol