Confession: I’m bored with my blog. And I can’t help but wonder, after a month of decreasing stats, whether you’re bored with it, too. And then the panic spiral begins–what should I do? Quit? Brainstorm ideas I haven’t already discussed ad nauseum? Get a fresh new look? Take a blogging break? Keep chugging along and wait for this to pass? Find a bunch of blog hops to participate in? Snag some fabulous guest bloggers?
What say you, readers (those of you who are left, anyway)? If you blog, what do you do while you’re in a funk, waiting for inspiration to hit?
Part of this, I know, is because it’s spring and I don’t want to sit inside at a computer! I want to be outside, living in the sunshine! I’m making fun memories with Jax, giving me lots of things to write about, I guess. But little time to do it. And about ZERO motivation.
Perhaps it’s time to reevaluate my blogging goals. When I started this blog in 2010, my primary goal was to give myself an outlet to vent about the aftermath (and occasionally the still-goings-on) of postpartum depression and anxiety. I wanted to find my community. And boy did I! But I feel like those PPD days are so far behind me now. And the things I used to write about frequently (breastfeeding, anxiety, lack of sleep) aren’t as much an issue in my life now. Things have changed, as things eventually do. Maybe the root of the problem is that I am meandering along with no new goal.
I do believe that blogs should be dynamic. After all, humans are, and our blogs are an extension of ourselves. I also believe that blog burnout is a positive thing. Burnout forces your hand, makes you change things up a little. I think it is even something to be proud of because it means a blogger is giving her all. If she were giving only 10%, she wouldn’t feel wiped out, right? Right.
Lately, I have not been giving my all at all! It’s been more like 50% of my usual effort. I mean, last week alone I featured two (superfantastic and awesome) guest bloggers. I think I wrote maybe one post myself. That was a first for me.
But that’s ok. It happens. It’s nothing to cry about.
I’ll keep going.
But I am curious to hear your thoughts and/or advice. I read 100+ blogs regularly. I know I’m not the ONLY blogger to experience this.