#BookBloggerHop | Blogger Burnout and Working Through It

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

Do you think you will ever get tired of blogging?

(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)


Answer:

I don’t think I will get tired of blogging, at least not in the foreseeable future.

I will get tired of the things that cause me burnout at various points throughout the year – such a large number of ARCs and blog tours. That responsibility causes the only pressure I ever feel doing this and makes me want to rebel at times. But, of course, I don’t because that’s not me. I am capable of saying no, though, and have been doing it more and more.

When I do feel burnout coming on, I make changes, which gets me through by keeping up the excitement of newness. Except when the changes cause significant problems, like this week – then they can speed up the burnout.

I thought I would try a WordPress plan upgrade – they give you two weeks to try it – but I quickly found that it broke too many things that are an integral part of my blog – like others’ ability to comment. I realized that the cons far outweighed the pros for me, so I asked WordPress how to go back to my original plan, and they immediately switched me back. After dealing with the unintended consequences of upgrading all morning, I ended up having to deal with the unexpected consequences of rolling it back all afternoon. Most notably, a lot of my picture files stopped working. I use many graphics. So exhausting! It falls in the never do that again category.

What is exciting to me is I decided to start researching book podcasts and possibly adding that to my repertoire. I’m not a YouTuber type of personality, but I may be able to pull off a podcast. My husband and WordPress keep encouraging it so that we will see. Creating new things excites me. 😊

If you blog, do you see a day when you will be tired of it? How do you deal with any burnout?

18 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Blogger Burnout and Working Through It”

  1. I’ve not been blogging “seriously” long enough to suffer burn out yet. My first few years were mainly copy and paste promo posts, sometimes with a review added in, so that was almost boring more than anything else!
    I do get the arc burnout though. I’ve cut right back but occasionally still feel under pressure to get some read by the deadline.

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  2. That’s one of the reasons I have not done a blog tour–too much like work. I already have a job; blogging is my hobby. Keeping up with my ARCs is stressful enough. I have a tendency to work ahead on my reviews so I’m not so stressed on getting content out there.

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  3. I am sorry about your recent WordPress problems. Sometimes making changes like that are more trouble than they are worth.

    Overcommitting seems to be something many of us bloggers can relate to at one time or another when it comes to ARCs and/or blog tours, doesn’t it? I don’t do as many blog tours as I used to, but I do have trouble staying away from NetGalley.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. NetGalley is a booklovers candy store. And, yes, making those changes were definitely more trouble than it was worth but at least now I know that I can do without. Have a great weekend. ❤️

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  4. I was wondering what happened yesterday! I was trying to comment and it wouldn’t recognize me.

    Kudos to you for taking steps before you fall into the blogger burnout trap. These days I put serious distance between my blog tours, having made the mistake of reaching burnout years ago. This is supposed to be fun!!!

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    1. Sometimes it’s just WordPress being weird, but I know that changing plans created a problem just because of the timing.

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  5. Same! I don’t see giving it up anytime soon either. I love it! There’s so many different things to do and create. I do find that sometimes a lot of ARC’s and Blog Tours can cause exhaustion for me. That’s my fault.. I need to learn to say no! haha. Overall, it’s been such a great way to engage in an awesome community!

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  6. I agree Tessa. I blog because it is fun and I enjoy the blogging community. I lost a lot of my graphics when Word press changed to the block editor. I am fixing posts gradually, so I know how you feel.

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  7. Burnout is a massive problem. I’ve been blogging 9 years now but my current blog is just approaching 4 years old because I had a major crash and decided to quit by deleting everything – including all social media – and walking away… It lasted 6 months and has been a huge regret but oh well. I’ve rebuilt and have a lot more engagement now. I think the key thing is to always do what makes you happy. I pretty much quit blog tours and I severely limit other promo because of time and pressure and it really helps. 🙂

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