Sunday, 31 May 2015

Blogger Meet - Melissa from Around the world in books - How to Prevent Bloggers burnout

As I write this post, I can relate to a book I once reviewed call “Walking on Custard” by Neil Hughes; in this book, Hughes describes his inner voice constantly puts down his writing. This is how I feel right now; my inner voice is telling me this is utter rubbish. However, I will give this writing thing a chance.

So here we go …

How to prevent bloggers burnout (according to me)

1. Write down your Ideas:

Seriously, do it … I even recommend keeping a pen and paper by your nightstand. It is useful keeping your ideas at hand, especially during times of “Bloggers block” – where you have no Idea what to blog about. It will ultimately save you some frustration, and will keep your blog posts flowing.

2. Set a blogging Schedule for yourself:

I know if you love blogging, it is easy to keep at it 24 hours 7 days a week; but I suggest keeping yourself on a schedule (i.e. Monday – Friday, with two days off). It is as your parents used to say, “Too much of a good thing becomes bad”. I can assure you that 24/7 blogging is a fast way to burn yourself out – so keep yourself limited, and take time out.

3. Take time out to read books for fun:

It is important as a book blogger, to mix up your leisure reading with your “work reading”. If you read book, after book that you have to review, you will quickly become stressed out; thus blogging will not be much fun anymore. So I recommend alternating between books for review, and books for leisure to balance things out.

4. Don’t overthink it; write YOUR blog, YOUR way:

I think anyone can tell you from experience, that, nothing destroys the joy in anything faster than: comparing yourself to others, and trying to please everyone. The best advice I believe any blogger could learn is this: Write your blog for yourself, the followers will come later – just keep plugging away at it.

5. Make blogger friends:

Everything is more enjoyable with friends, and blogging is no exception. Immerse yourself in the book blogging community. I recommend connecting on:

Goodreads

Book blogs Forum community here

Of course there are many others, but these are the two I personally use (along with many other bloggers).

6. Limit how many “Books-for-reviews” you take on:

I know it is easy to get carried away with free books; but remember, with each book you need to dedicate a certain amount of time to read it and write a quality review. If you take on too many of these, you will get stressed out. I recommend taking maximum five at a time – of course this varies from person to person however.

In closing, I hope both new and veteran bloggers find these tips useful. I would like to thank Floryie for the opportunity to be featured on her fabulous blog.


You can find me at:

http://www.aroundtheworldinbooks.ca/

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16420858-melissa

https://www.facebook.com/melissasbooksaroundtheworld

https://twitter.com/MelissaErinRose

8 comments:

  1. These are some very useful advice! Thank you for sharing :)

    Aeriko @ http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, she has done a great post! I am guilty of being overbooked at times..

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  2. I know as a brand new blogger I am guilty of comparing myself to others. I will see a review and think WOW they write so well, and have such unique thoughts. At times, it almost makes me want to rethink everything I have previously wrote. At the end of the day, however, it's important to realize that everyone has their own writing style. It's what makes you, you! :)

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    1. Oh yes. That's one reason I rarely read reviews.

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  3. Thank you for having me on your blog Floryie :D

    ~ Melissa @ Around the World in Books

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    1. And thank you for guest posting.. The topic is a very good one and I love the post!

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  4. Great idea Floryie, this is a wonderful way to meet bloggers and see what they think about things. I love Melissa's idea of keeping a pad and pen handy, the blog ideas hit you anytime anywhere. :)

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    1. Yes, I thought it would be a good way to showcase the bloggers! .. Nice to see you here, Sue :)

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