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Ways To Avoid Book Blogging Burn Out

 

Ways To Avoid Book Blogging Burn Out


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Ways To Avoid Book Blogging Burn Out


Burn out can happen with any aspect of life from time to time. As a reader, you may find you fall into reading slumps sometimes. Book Bloggers can also fall into a blogging slump. So what can you do to prevent these dreaded slumps from happening?

Avoiding Book Blogger Burn Out


Do you ever suffer from book blogger burn out? Every found yourself in a slump? How do you avoid it/ deal with book blogger burn out when it hits?

Here's some ideas to help avoid the dreaded slump:


Take a break. One good piece of advice is to take a hiatus. Giving yourself a time out can do wonders to recharge your batteries. You can even plan a few mini breaks throughout the year to give yourself some down time.


Don't over commit. Putting too much on your plate is a sure fire way to burn out. Set limits for the number of reviews you accept, book tours you join, etc... so you don't get overwhelmed. 

 


Try something new. This might be reading a new genre or maybe a new type of content you haven't tried before. 

Be organised. Where possible I like to schedule at least some of my blog posts in advance. I find it really takes the pressure off.

Reach out to the book blogging community. Fellow book bloggers can be great for helping get you back on track whether it's by inspiring you with their blog content or just giving you the motivation to read all the awesome books they are excited about. Passion is infectious so follow the right people and they'll help keep you motivated and inspired. 

Accept that you won't be able to read ALL the books. Yes, there are loads of amazing books out there but realistically you won't be able to read them all. The sooner you accept this fact the better. There is no point in stressing over finishing what is ultimately a never ending TBR. If you're anything like me you probably add at least five new books to your TBR whenever you finish reading one. With those kind of stats you can't win. 

Don't feel pressured. Book blogging isn't a competition. Trying to "keep up with the Jones" is hard work. Just do you. Everyone is on their own journey and doing things differently isn't a bad thing. 

Have fun. This is the most important thing to remember. If you're passionate about books and enjoy book blogging you're doing it right. Keep that positive energy and excitement alive and have fun with it. 


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Ways To Avoid Book Blogging Burn Out


10 comments

  1. All excellent suggestions. When I fall behind I feel pressured and don't enjoy the process. I have to remind myself not to overschedule so that doesn't happen again. My book greed gets me in trouble!

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    1. Same. It's a constant struggle of wanting to read all the books and actually being able to read them.

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  2. One of the main issues I see with bloggers, especially new ones is their over committal to blog tours and then their panic, stress, etc when they realise they can't keep up with them. Only yesterday I heard someone panicking because they had 24 tours booked in before the end of the month. Bloggers need to learn to say NO. I rarely take part in any these days, it certainly takes the stress out of blogging.

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    1. I totally agree. Learning to say no is so important. It's far too easy to let it all pile up.

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  3. These are all great tips. I have learnt to say no even if the book is enticing. Reading and blogging should be fun and not become a chore.

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    1. Exactly! Book blogging should always be fun.

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  4. What do you mean I can't read ALL THE BOOKS???

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ There's just too many out there. It's impossible to read them all.

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  5. Fab tips! I definitely agree that scheduling/prewriting can be such a lifesaver, I only started it a few weeks ago and it has been great for reducing stress on getting posts written on time! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Prewriting parts of posts and scheduling posts in advance is a lifesaver. It really takes the stress out of it. Also helps keep posting consistent.

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