Blogging is a great thing that 99% of the jobs out there can not compare.
But that doesn’t mean it’s all blue skies and butterflies either.
Something like blogging can be very rewarding but also very draining and will take a toll on your body and mental state.
Especially when you have reached online success and you get complacent.
What used to be exciting and fun is now bleh and sometimes it’s impossible to get any work done.
So How Do You Deal With Blogging Fatigue?
Not many can understand that it is happening and some have their little tricks to help them overcome such an unwanted
Not to be confused with Blogger’s block, being fatigued can come from many different factors that come with blogging.
Today I want to discuss the different ways us bloggers become fatigued as well as how we can combat things and get back to improving your business.
1. Get Better Rest
As a new blogger, long hours and lack of sleep are very common.
Fast forward 3 years later and things have most likely slowed down.
That’s what happened with me and I’m sure it has happened to many other bloggers as well.
Then this thing called getting older kicks in and things start to change with how you go about getting rest.
Back then, 3 hours of sleep was more than enough but now you are starting to sleep in longer.
What this does is ruins your whole blogging routine and your overall work starts to get sloppy.
And if you have kids like me, you can bet that this new sleep schedule has created the environment for a very unproductive blogger.
This is the time where you need to start catching up on sleep.
You are getting older and your body is wanting more rest.
Get on a sleep schedule that allows you to feel refreshed before you blog and you’ll see how much more productive you can be.
2. Change Your Routine
Routines are rarely ever good, especially if you are looking to become an entrepreneur or something not 9-5 related.
The same thing applies to blogging and this is one of the more common reasons as to why you are experiencing fatigue.
When I started my first blog, waking up at 3am was what worked best.
A couple of kids later and that wasn’t the best idea.
Not to blame anything on the kids but rather on the changes we encounter from this thing called life.
Not in a bad way but in a way that can help you overcome the tiredness that comes with blogging.
Change up your dang routine.
What worked last year might not work this time around and that is something you are going to encounter.
Change up the times you blog and most especially, change up your environment.
This does wonders for me and it is a huge reason as to why I’m able to eliminate blogging fatigue.
I can not stress how much this is important for all businessmen.
Whether it be a brick and mortar business or an awesome online business, getting some exercise is going to help big time.
Not to have you looking like Brad PITTerson but to give you the energy that us bloggers need.
And just because you are drained from the first time you go for a run does not mean you should stop.
Get tired and keep doing it until you get to a point where you feel that you are on top of the world.
The first two weeks will suck but once you get into the swing of things, your energy will be through the roof.
Then you can overcome those days where you would usually be yawning from time you sit to the time you finish.
Exercise is critical so don’t be afraid to break a sweat.
Everyone does it and bloggers very much need it too.
4. Stand Up
Not for your rights but at your desk or wherever you are sitting at while you are blogging.
I’m about to do that right now as I am a bit tired from a run I did this morning as my eyelids are starting to get a little heavy.
If I was at home, the chances of me nose diving onto the bed are very high.
But since I’m blogging at a hotel today, the temptations are not there.
So what do I do when I start feeling tired?
I get up and walk around.
Don’t let sleep win and simply just stand up.
Walk around for a bit and maybe even do some jumping jacks.
Whatever you do, don’t get into the habit of taking a nap or you will ruin your overall blogging routine.
5. Take Breaks
Breaks are breaks but bloggers need to take a different kind of break.
Instead of short little breaks here and there, I do things differently.
I do about 80% of a blog post in the morning and then I finish it off in the evening or even the following day.
By doing this you do two things.
One, you give your brain a break from just blogging and two, you get to go over your work before you publish it.
By doing most of the work the first time, you will have a fresh set of eyes that can help you finish the post a lot faster.
Then you can double check things before you hit publish.
6. Get On a Schedule
Blogging schedules are very important.
Not only do they help you see the bigger picture of your overall blog but it helps you fight off the Z monster.
I personally use a whiteboard to show me what I am going to do for the week and I stick to it.
Okay, I at least try.
Things will never go as planned but I at least don’t have to waste time trying to figure out what I’m going to do next.
This saves lots of time and gives you some major direction.
It also gives you options, just in case you don’t feel like blogging on a topic you have scheduled for that day.
7. Explore Other Niches
Selling a website is out of the question for most of you and that’s fine.
For now at least.
We put in so much work and there is no way we are going to sell crap.
That’s what newer bloggers think but sometimes selling your site is going to be your best option.
Especially if you are starting to get lazy and bored.
Sure you are making some good money with your site but what good is it if you aren’t putting in 100%?
Get your site appraised and use that cash to invest in another site.
I’m sure $100k would do you wonders now and in the future.
So the next time you feel scared to let your site go, think about the profit and potential of what a newer site can do.
This is another great way to change things up and it is also an awesome way to run an online business.
Conclusion – Wake the Heck Up
Blogging can be a tiring job but it doesn’t always have to be the deciding factor on whether or not you make $5,000/month or $25,000/month.
We all go through the same blogging shenanigans and that just comes with the territory.
If you want to take your blog to the next level, you will have to dig deep and do what it takes to get the job done.
Knowing the potential of what a simple blog can do is all that is needed to fight off the Z monster and get the job done.
Don’t let something so simple as a little fatigue stop you from creating more awesome content for the world and wake your butt up.
I hope this post has helped you understand the fatigue that comes with such a career and I hope that you can fight it off without giving in to your couch.
Thanks for reading and happy blogging!