Monday, February 13, 2012

Blogging burnout?

I have struggled with keeping up on my blogs lately (as you probably have noticed).  The last day or two, I've actually started to wonder if I am a little burned out on blogging.

Part of it is probably that when I decided last year to shift my focus and start working on my fiction a little more, the client work I hung onto was primarily blogging projects.  As a result, I write a number of blog posts a week, and by the time I'm done writing the ones I get paid for, I don't much want to write any for my own blogs.

But part of it is also just that I've been busy, and that is contributing to my feeling of not wanting to blog even when I have time to do so.  I have, however, been doing some research for the second draft of my novel — there were things that weren't researched properly the first time around (no time to do that during NaNo), and some changes that I decided on for the second draft that require some additional research.

In fact, I've been working so much on the novel recently that I started wondering if I should cut back more of my freelance work, or perhaps reduce my blogging responsibilities by dropping one or two of my blogs.  Not any of those that are earning income from AdSense, obviously, and none that have other importance (such as this blog and my novel website), but maybe I'd feel less burnt out if I wasn't trying to force myself to do more blogging than I actually have time for!

Some things to think about.  In the meantime, stay tuned — I do have a post planned for later this week on something I discovered recently that makes organizing my research a lot easier!


Lori said...

I think it's smart to cut back on frequency when you're feeling exhausted, Katharine. I've been toying with the idea myself of going to maybe two posts a week instead of five (I swear I don't take drugs to keep up!).

Just don't quit entirely. I'd miss you!

Katharine Swan said...

Lori, I am so sorry it took me so long to post your comment -- I'd forgotten I'd switched my comments to requiring approval! I'm struggling but trying to come back to the blog world -- I miss it!


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