15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 12: How do you fight blogger fatigue?

Posted July 19, 2013 by Shari in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

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Thanks to GoodBooksAndGoodWine.com for hosting this challenge.

Day 12: How do you fight blogger fatigue?

This is a hard one to answer since I have been going through this since about April. In April we had an explosion of posts, authors, readers, searches, etc. and I felt like I was putting in 10+ hours a day keeping up with the site. By May I was totally burned out, but trying to hide it. While it has gotten better over the last few months, I do find myself saying I would rather read than write a review. So this comes at a timely moment when I need to help myself out of my funk.

  • Write some unique articles besides reviews and book tours. Talk about what you are reading. Pick a topic related to reading and give your thoughts on it. Break out and write something totally different. It might spark some conversations and uplift you.
  • Change up the format of your review. For a while I ended each review with five reasons you should read the book I reviewed. It helped me to think of why I would recommend it to a friend and made me think harder about the book.
  • Step out of the review box and say something wild. It can be respectful, but totally unique that will spark you to be even more creative.
  • Move the review elements around. For a while I posted a quote at the top of the review from the book. I don’t do this every review, but it helped to shake up what I was doing in my review.
  • Install a shiny new plugin, but be careful. Not all plugins are great to use, but a new one might make you want to come back to the blog more.
  • Take a day off. I have done this twice this summer. I just didn’t feel like writing the Sunday Summary that I wasn’t sure people even read. So I just took a break and let is slide and enjoyed my free time. Nobody will die if you miss a week. Seriously!
  • Talk to a fellow blogger. We all go through this. Sometimes you just need someone to give you a pep talk to make you feel like it all matters.

But if blogging is really fatiguing you, then take a week off. Maybe you just need a week away from the demands. Sometimes I think of walking away from it, but then what would I do with all that time…read…and then want to review again. So keep with it!

 

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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That is so me Shari!!! I took a week off from blogging. I still got up and mentioned posts. I gave myself an hour a day. I picked up a book and found myself loving to read again. I read five or six books in a week and there was a smile on my face.