Blogging is like yin-yang, a nice balance will keep you running at an optimal level at all times. When I first started blogging, it was like an addiction! I didn’t want to stop and I wanted to do it on a daily basis. Hence, why my blog releases at least one new blog post per day.
Okay fine, not every day, but pretty darn close! When you start your very first blog, you might feel the same. The ideas will constantly flow in, so you’ll be eager to write.
As a matter of fact, I stopped watching television, playing video games, and going out with friends thanks to my blog. However, the problem with blogging being so fun is that you can eventually yourself burn out. In this article, I will go over 16 signs that you should take a break from blogging. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!
16 Signs You Should Take A Blogging Break
- You’re constantly talking about SEO. I was talking with a friend about a CEO from a local tech company. I ended up saying SEO instead of CEO multiple times. Long story short, he was scratching his head wondering what the heck was wrong with me.
- Your hands are fatigued. Well, of course, it would if you’re typing as often as I do. You should definitely stretch your hands and your fingers every so often. That’s why I always request for a hand massage when I go to my local massage parlor.
- When you and your friends are catching up after months of not seeing each other. The first thing that comes to mind is where is the share button when he or she says let me share a story with you.
- People around you think your crazy because you’re constantly talking to yourself. In reality, you are only trying to use the speech to text function on your phone to produce your blog content.
- You see a flier, but instead of reading its content. You’re searching for the call-to-action!
- You’re watching the sunday games and you’re wondering how much the advertiser is being charged per impression.
- You’re searching for available domain names for your future children. For example, you like the name Jessie Chen, so you’re checking to make sure Jessiechen.com is available.
- You received a mail from someone you don’t know, so you yell out spam and disposes of it in the trash bin.
- You’re constantly searching for potential content ideas. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching television, listening to a podcast while driving or talking to someone about random stuff. I do this all the time!
- You get annoyed when someone gives you a list because you see it every single day. As a matter of fact… this blog post is a list…
- Your friends are wondering if you’re still alive. If you’re like me, I spend most of my time at home because I’m constantly working on my blog. When my friends message me and ask if I’m still alive. That’s when I realized that I needed a break from blogging.
- You feel tired all the time! Don’t get me wrong, blogging is not hard, but it does consume energy. If you have a regular day job, trying to fit blogging into your schedule is no easy task. If you feel tired all the time, maybe you should take a break!
- Your spelling sucks! As someone who has produced over 200+ articles, I can tell you that my spelling now sucks! I guess that’s what happens when you rely heavily on spell checks!
- You’ve lost motivation to respond to comments. It’s rude not to respond to comments, but it happens when you’re tired from blogging too much.
- Your conversation with people around you all starts with, “Yesterday, I was blogging about…”
- Your Social Media account contains 99.99% of your blog content compared to your personal life because you don’t really have a life to show. Yup, that’s me!
If you’re experiencing any of the above. You should take a break and go do something that’s completely unrelated to your blog. Coming from my personal experience, I have experienced all of the above…
Nobody can tell you what to do and when you should take a break. Therefore, spend your time wisely and take breaks when you feel like its necessary.
The list above are things that I notice when I needed a break. Do you feel the same way when you’re blogging? If so, do you actually try to take a break? Please let us know by leaving a comment below!