My burn out blog break
Hey guys, I am back with my first blog in 9 days and this one will be about why I had taken a week off from blogging and stayed quiet on social media compared to normal. In this blog, I will also mention just how hard it is to go 100% with effort on blogging and social media constantly. I am glad to be back though and I hope you all enjoy this blog just like the ones previous to my break. In the comments, feel free to tell me about any reasons you have ever taken a break from anything and why you benefitted from a break. Let’s get right into the blog.
Why a week?
I didn’t plan to have a full week off, to begin with, but in the end, I just decided to take it because I realised how burned out from writing I actually was. Last week was also my first week back at work after a week’s holiday too so I was struggling to get back into the swing of things. I did get enough sleep but I was still absolutely exhausted. I thought that there wasn’t any point rushing back into it so I chose to relax a little longer.
The social media grind
Being on social media constantly is actually far tougher than anyone would think. It actually takes so much energy to manage to think of the right things to tweet, promote your blog, share positive opinions and engage with other people. I have managed to grow my Twitter account to over 14,000 followers now and get over 200 on Instagram and it is far harder than you’d imagine. I have been using my Twitter account from April 2015 and only had about 6500 followers when I began to blog in August last year.
I was just burned out from trying to force engagement that just wasn’t there and that is why I was barely tweeting all week especially about my blog or the content I had planned.
Coming up with ideas wasn’t really that hard at all but my drafts just became full of ideas I wasn’t that happy with. I still have a few that will become blogs in due course but it will take time in order to get them 100%. Even while writing this content I am pretty tired still but I feel so much happier again and that can only be a good thing. I probably won’t bother with images at all because the stress from that only made me become drained with my blog in my opinion. I feel like I have good enough skills in writing to do great things with it and that’s what matters to me.
My final thoughts
I am back from my break now guys and I will aim to do a lot with my blog. I will change my approach to writing in order to stop myself from burning out. My longest time without a blog before now was 5 days and I want to get back to every 2/3 days consistently. I want to keep growing my blog to new levels and I’d love for you guys to engage with the content that I write.
Have a great day guys and stay tuned for loads of content.