I am totally a ball dropper lately. Like, if it is hot, I can’t make myself do something, at least not until it has cooled down to the point of me not thinking about how hot it is and how much I hate not having air conditioning. So, lately, I have been writing up these challenge posts in the morning before work OR after work during the day when they should be up and I am sorry, I know lots of you like to input your links and I totally suck. ALSO, it is day 12 and I am still commenting on day one posts. It’s hot though and I do not want to sit in front of the computer for longer than necessary. I will say that my plan is to comment on ALL the challenge posts for ALL the days, but it’s slow going. If you get a random comment from me in January on one of these posts, that is why ha ha. ANYWAYS.This post is part of a 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge that I started because I was feeling burnt out and then inspired. Check out the challenge here.
How Do You Fight Blogger Fatigue?
I wish that I had a good answer for this, really I do. Lately, fatigue is something I’ve been battling. I come home and feel totally drained. I used to be able to do blogging in my downtime between 9-5, but now I have to stuff that, along with reading from 5-10, or 6:30-8:40. It’s hard dealing with a loss of time, BUT I see that as good too, because my weeks go by much faster which is a great thing.
Here’s what I’ve been doing to pump myself up for blogging:
I try to write about new things. Seriously, I love writing book reviews, but I look at my need to review list and feel overwhelmed, so instead of tackling that, I decided to browse pinterest and make this challenge up, because it is a thing plenty of other blog niches do. I just can’t sustain 30 or so days.
I try to change how I write reviews — like, the whole question and answer format for reviews really helps me to get them written and also have a fun time because legit I will always love a hilarious GIF, I cannot even pretend.
I try to talk to my friends who give great pep talks or make me laugh or provide a screen for me to complain at. It’s kind of really, wonderful.
I try to just take a step back and do other things. Tony and I have been out of town pretty much every weekend picking things up because I’ve accumulated a lot of crap over the years OR we have to go do family things like graduations and weddings and a surprise party next week. These things are great because I come back a little liquored up, and instead of staring at the screen with no clue, the words just flow and flow and flow. Of course, they might not make much sense in the morning, but sometimes I can parse out what I was trying to say the night before.
I try to read books in different genres. Sometimes the blog fatigue is a result of reading fatigue, and you know changing it up really is key, I think. I don’t even know why I said key, it’s not like I am an expert and can be like OH YES THIS IS KEY TO SOLVING YOUR ISSUE. Anyways.
I am curious about what those of you who are much smarter than I am have to say about this, as I am sure you probably have a solution — AND I NEED YOUR SOLUTIONS <3