Let’s Chat Blogger Burnout | Discussion

Hello, book lovers! 💕

So I recently read a post from Katie @ Melting Pages where she talked about blogger burnout, which got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling when it comes to blogging. And it’s actually something I’ve been dealing with lately whenever I sit down to write another blog post. Right now if I’m being honest.

I had no idea what I wanted to talk about in today’s post, so this topic came at a perfect time. And I think it’s one that a lot of people, especially those in the book blogging community, can relate with. So without further ado, let’s get onto the discussion!

I’ve been feeling like I have been putting out a lot of the same content every week. And honestly, it’s been feeling a bit stale for me. I mean I do try to mix it up a bit, but again, there doesn’t seem to be that much variety for me to choose from.

Book hauls, tags, wrap ups, TBRs, even book discussions. They all seem to be on a constant loop that I just keep repeating each week or month. And I enjoy writing those. That’s not the problem. It’s just that I feel like I’m writing the same kind of things all the time. It’s not new or exciting.

And that’s where the burnout comes into play. I haven’t really been inspired to write blog posts lately. Which most people might take as I should take a break for a bit. And I would if I didn’t put this unrealistic pressure on myself to always put out content. Because I do have people who read my posts and I feel like I would be letting them down if I didn’t post something for a week or two.

At the same time, I still have a small following that I kind of feel disconnected from the book blogging community. And maybe that’s my fault in the sense that I don’t engage enough with the blogs I follow or the people who comment on my posts. If I read more blog posts from others that I follow, I might be able to come up with more ideas of what to write about. That’s something I’ve been having trouble with. But something I need to work on personally.

I do try my best to read and reply to (or at least like) all of the comments that I get on my posts each week. And I really do appreciate all the engagement I get on my posts; it makes me feel really happy that I’m able to resonate with people about what I’m writing.

And maybe I shouldn’t feel bad about wanting to write about something other than books, especially since I haven’t really been reading as much as I used to. Maybe I should write about TV shows or video games or my art. I know I’ve touched on those things a couple of times here and there in my posts, but I haven’t dedicated full posts to them (though I have talked about a show on Netflix I was obsessed with). I mean it is my blog after all. I should be able to write about what I want.

I just feel bad because most of the people who followed me followed me because I write about book-related topics. I don’t want to mislead them if I start talking about something completely different. But at the same time, I want to talk about things that I love, and I love more than just books.

Honestly, I’m not sure if I’m making any sense in this post. I feel like I’m kind of all over the place. But then again, that’s just how I’ve been lately in general. I hope that you’re able to follow this stream of conscience at least a little bit.

My major takeaway from this is that I’ve been struggling to find new content to write about and it’s kind of bumming me out to the point where I don’t feel excited about blogging as much the last few weeks.

So there you have it. Those are my thoughts on how I’ve been feeling kind of burnt out with book blogging. How do you deal with feeling burnt out? Do you take a break or power through it? Or do you try different content? I’d love to chat about this in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

9 thoughts on “Let’s Chat Blogger Burnout | Discussion

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with this recently! Feeling burnt out is always a terrible feeling. As for blogging about other topics, I think you should go for it! I may not be able to comment on posts about video games or art because I know nothing about those topics 😅 but blogging should be something that makes you happy and excited!!

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    1. Thanks for your support! It really means a lot. ☺️ It hasn’t been a big struggle for me, but it’s something that’s been in the back of my mind lately. I’m not going to stop blogging about books, but every so often I may include one about video games or art or tv or something. And you’re right; blogging should be something that makes you happy and excited 🥰

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  2. Blogging can absolutely be frustrating and exhausting and it is so easy to burn out, especially since it’s so hard to get you voice heard and sometimes it gets tiring to write about the same topic day after day. Personally, I take the same advice given to writers: write what you love. My long time followers know I love changing things up, adding things, stopping the things I no longer enjoy. There are a lot of things I used to post about that I no longer bother to touch. Sure, you’ll lose some followers, but you’ll also gain new ones and will even make new friends. Do what you love!

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    1. That’s good advice that I need to follow 🙈 I keep telling myself that it’s my blog, and I should enjoy what I write about. Because at the end of the day I need to enjoy it and have fun with it. I shouldn’t care so much about what my followers or other people think. Thank you for the support! It really means so much to me 🥰

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  3. Talk about whatever makes YOU happy and your followers will either support you or leave, you’ll gain new followers. Your blog isn’t about us, hun, it’s about you and your happiness!
    Best of luck and I hope you find something that sparks your excitement bug again! 🌹😊

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  4. I loved this post, it was great to hear your thoughts 🙂 I find myself feeling similar things.
    I think you should write about whatever makes you happy and that happiness will shine through on your posts 🙂 Whether that’s books or not, I’ll still read and enjoy your posts!
    When I feel burnt out with blogging, I do like to take a break and gather my thoughts, have a massive brainstorming session on content ideas…
    I hope this burnout is over for you soon! x

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