We all have experienced blogging overwhelm once in a while. I myself can struggle with moments like this every two weeks due to all the stuff I have in my plate right now but still I love blogging and writing all my content.
I have a few tricks to avoid this feeling.
Work with someone / a mastermind group
People like a blogging BFF, Facebook group community, Twitter chats or a coach will help you get clarify and stay focused.It's so easy to stay in a bubble as a blogger, stressing ourselves out as we consume more and more content, but building relationships with others in our industry will help us to see clearer and work more effectively towards our goals, whether they're personal or blog/biz related.
Use "Save it for later" (SIFL) features
Auditing and categorizing with tools such as Pocket, Bloglovin', Pinterest and Twitter. SIFL feautures will make the world of difference. Make it a monthly or quartely task on your list to go through all of these and delete them if you've not found time to read or try it, chance are you'd probably forgotten all about it and aren't that bothered after all.
Get specific and purposeful
Being purposeful at all times will get you miles ahead as a blogger - it will enable you to create awesome content exactly for your ideal reader, it will help you with your self development and it will prevent any sort of blogger's block.
Look for content variation
It's easy to fall in love with a blog and want to connect with the blogger on every platform but this could be one of the main reasons you feel overwhelmed when you scroll through your feeds. Always be looking for that "something different" with everyone you follow; no blogger would expect you to follow them on every platform, decide who you will follow and where you will do it.
Find what you enjoy the most
Never feel like you have to follow any trends or that anyone is forcing you to monetize or not monetize or not to. Do whatever it takes to keep your passion for the blog you started exactly for that reason. If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't make yourself read or watch anything about a direction you don't wish to head in.
Change your methods
If you're a digital diva, why not switch it up to good old-fashioned pen & paper? If you usually write everything down, why not try a digital tool that will make your processes much simpler? Refreshing your methods can make things funnier and more interesting, taking away any overwhelm.
Do the opposite
Avoiding overwhelm is about two things:
- Bringing back the enjoyment in what you're doing.
- Creating systems and organization techniques that work for you.
Re-evaluate your systems every time things get a little too much. We need to remember why we started and embrace the way we're headed but without comprising our own beliefs and goals along the way.
We have our own learning journeys ahead of us.
Do you have any tricks to avoid the blog overwhelm? Share them in the comments :)