Blogging Burn Out?

The other day I shared a taxi with another fellow blogger friend.

She asked me how often I update my blog. Is it several times a week?

Gosh, I haven’t blog in ages.

Blogging Burn Out

Why did you ask?

Well, life…

That’s the short answer.

And the infamous blogger’s burnout feeling…

That piece of conversation stuck me the whole night as I examined what really was the cause of me not writing much?

Then it hit me…

No, it’s not a blogger’s burnout!

It is my internal battles of self-censorship that actually stopped me from pouring my heart and soul into my writings.

Truth is I have so much to write about, so many thoughts bubbling wanting to be released through words. So much to share.

Yet, I stopped myself cold because I was having a lot of self-doubts; I was struggling with where I really want to take my blogging platform to. I haven’t traveled much this year so how am I supposed to claim that travel blogger niche? I have been so caught up with work – yet again – and it drained me mentally.

Deep down…I wanted to share my recent soul journey inwards.

I wanted to write about how meditation changed my life.

I wanted to write about how my soul is yearning to learn more, to understand deeper.

I have been focusing on building and launching my business.

I have been working on healing every last ounce of mental blockages from my divorce.

I have been working hard for Single Moms Indonesia.

With plenty to juggle, the quickest one to drop? This space…right here. My blog.

But I am back, people!

Me of all people understands too well how writing is very much therapeutic. It helps my healing process. It helps me recognize every piece of the puzzle of my life. My journal has bear witness to all these tangled thoughts of mine for years. So if this blog could inspire one person going through the same thing then I will be happy.

So I decided it is time to end this blogging hiatus of mine.

Oh, and I still need to upgrade the whole look of my blog soon – very soon! So stay tuned!

Hope you are well, friends.

It feels hella good to be back!

How about you? Have you ever experienced blogging burn out? How did you handle it?

 

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16 Comments on Blogging Burn Out?

  1. robin rue
    November 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I totally get it, believe me. We are all trying to juggle work, the blog, family and more. It’s easy to get burnt out doing what we do.

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm (1 week ago)

      Yeah so glad to know I’m not the only one 😀

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  2. Alli Smith
    November 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I took a 2-week break from blogging this past July and let my VA team handle everything. It felt so good and once the two weeks were over, I was refreshed and ready to get back to writing. Everyone needs a break occasionally. Glad you’re back!
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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm (1 week ago)

      2 week break sounds awesome! I’m glad to hear you got to take a break and came back to blogging feeling refreshed and inspired. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your expeience.

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  3. Heather
    November 13, 2017 at 8:13 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I do feel burnout from time to time. Mostly when other areas of my life are busy. I take breaks when I need to.

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm (1 week ago)

      Glad to hear that Heather! That’s exactly how I feel before with so much going on. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. Amber Myers
    November 13, 2017 at 8:22 pm (2 weeks ago)

    It happens. Sometimes you need a break to gather your thoughts. It can be tough.

    Welcome back!

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm (1 week ago)

      Thanks Amber! It feels good to be back 🙂

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  5. Anosa
    November 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I also had this experience before but since writing is one of my outlet to release what I am feeling, I decided to write it on my blog. Its supposed to be a travel blog only but since I want to share many experiences I want, I include the lifestyle in it.

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm (1 week ago)

      That’s great to know Anosa! I feel the same way, I was a bit lost of where the directions of my blog since I haven’t travel much lately but I still have some travel related posts that I haven’t published yet 🙂

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  6. Anita
    November 14, 2017 at 8:39 am (2 weeks ago)

    Blogging can be difficult while juggling work and every day life. Balance for me is the key.

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm (1 week ago)

      Balance to me lately felt like an elusive unicorn hahaha but I feel great to return to blogging again after taking that much needed break. Thanks for sharing, Anita 🙂

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  7. Dogvills
    November 15, 2017 at 5:03 am (1 week ago)

    Happens more often to me than I want to. Managing several blogs can be stressful and there are times when I just want to give up. But this is my passion and I am sticking to it. Welcome back and hope to see the new blog theme soon!

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm (1 week ago)

      Hah! I can totally relate! I am managing several other websites and blogs too so it makes it even more stressful. As if I’m pushing to make those other websites grow and neglect my own. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. So glad to know I’m not alone 😀

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  8. Kita Bryant
    November 15, 2017 at 5:13 am (1 week ago)

    I love the way you turned your “burnout” around. It’s rarely a burnout but usually the parameters we put on ourselves.

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    • Maureen
      November 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm (1 week ago)

      Absolutely true! I feel like when I pushed too hard then I quickly felt burnout 😀 Thanks, Kita!

      Reply

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