Today’s Challenge: Share a blogging/photography tip or tutorial.
Lately I’ve had a few conversations with my fellow Bloggers concerning ‘Blogger Burn Out’ and simply feeling as if they may not be achieving their original goals for their Blogs. This is the area I want to touch on in my Blogging Advice for today’s challenge.
When I started my Blog I came into it for varying reasons but the main 2 were to give my inner thoughts a voice and an audience and to provide a secondary source of income for my family.
Doing both of these things on one Blog can at times be very challenging. I always want to offer my readers quality true and sincere content yet I also have to be aware of my Social Media presence and impact in order to draw and give my Blog an appeal to Brands, Affiliates and Sponsors.
I have found that finding a balance between the two is key. Yes, I always write from my heart and on issues that mean something to me as a person. I try to present my Blog as a clear presentation of who I am as a person in design, content and character. At the same time, I also spend a lot of time trying to maintain contact and personal relationship with my fellow bloggers, potential network contacts and brands.
The days I begin to feel worn or burned out from these two tasks I simply take a break. I retreat to my sources of strength: my God, my family and our life together. Then I return, I regroup and I restart.
So, my advice to any Blogger facing the dreaded ‘Blogger Burn Out’ is to take the time to allow yourself to recover. It’s okay. Your Blog, your readers and your presence will survive…it’s your job to make sure you do too.