5 signs you’re heading for a Blogger burnout!

Blogger burnout is a thing. An actual thing and it sucks. Could you recognise the signs that you could be on the verge of a burnout? It’s only now {after going through several since I started blogging 2yrs ago}, I do!

A Bloggers burnout can happen to anyone. Your blog doesn’t have to be huge and successful for you to bypass this so-called Blogger issue. It can happen to us all. Blogging takes up a lot of our time & energy so it’s only natural to feel the weight of it all now and again.

So I thought I’d share my top 5 signs that you could be heading for a blogger burnout yourself.

Writing a post feels like a chore. Remember being a teenager and your parents asking you to tidy your room? You’ll grunt, maybe throw a silly tantrum in defiance, but it has to be done, right? This feels like that.

No motivation. This is {in my opinion} the biggest red flag to let you know you’re heading down the dark path to blogger burnout central. No motivation leads to no new posts, a decline in creativity and you’d basically rather take a long walk off a short cliff than open another ‘new post’ page.

You’ve taken on to much. This can be hard not to do. We all have to work to get paid, and get paid to survive, right? So taking on too much is the easy part, it’s making sure it all gets done is where the hard part comes into play. Taking on too much can really weigh down on you, make you feel suffocated and you could just go into a full shut down mode.

Declining in readership. Is your blog content standards slipping and the result is your readers have found somewhere else prettier and more inspiring to hang out? Don’t worry, you can entice them back; just take a wee break first before you drive yourself insane with trying to fix it when your brain needs some time off.

You’ve thought about shutting down your blog. This is a scary one but nothing we’ve all not considered at one time or another. Myself included. You don’t really want to shut down your blog, you just need some time away to refresh yourself, your blog isn’t going anywhere, so take a few days {or weeks} off. Trust me, it’ll be the best thing you ever did.

Noticing the signs you could be heading for a blogger burnout will be able to keep you on your toes before it all gets out of hand. But, if you’ve found these tips a little late and you’ve found yourself smack-bang in the middle of a burnout, do not fear! I have a post with your name all over it; Overcoming a Blogger Burnout and I hope it helps!

Do you have any warnings signs that you’re heading for a blogger burnout? Leave them in my comments below to help others keep an eye out for them too!


6 signs of a blogger burnout



  1. 12/11/2015 / 9:29 PM

    I do wonder some days if I’m heading that way and do question if I should give up my blog, but then in a way it’s almost like a portfolio for the work that I do for clients so then almost feel like I need to keep it going. (Love the new layout but I read on my phone so it’s possible it’s been like this for a while!)

  2. Janine
    12/11/2015 / 10:28 PM

    Oh I have these all the time. Not good is it. Then again I had a good week this week.

  3. 16/11/2015 / 11:47 AM

    I do feel like I could be heading that way at the moment! I think it’s time to take a step back, maybe plan a month off in January (might even do a cheeky switch to self-hosted at the same time!). Really useful guide! #Love2Blog

  4. 16/11/2015 / 2:16 PM

    I think you’re right about when it starts to feel like a chore. I think this can happen when you take too much on etc. I need to get a blogger planner in my life to stay on top of things. More often than not I have loads of ideas in my head and i forget to jot them down in one place. x

  5. Rebecca U
    16/11/2015 / 2:53 PM

    totally agree! I think that when you just have no ‘energy’ to write a post, it isn’t fun anymore. I find it quickly passes though x

  6. Jodie
    16/11/2015 / 5:03 PM

    I’ve been through quite a few patches. It really does help to just take a break for a week or so.

  7. 16/11/2015 / 8:19 PM

    I have had a couple of those! I took some time out (if possible) to try and get my head space back together, it worked. I feel so positive when I get back on it and feel like I have achieved lots.

  8. 16/11/2015 / 8:54 PM

    I’ve had all of these. I find when I get more unwell than I usually am, I feel stressed and burnt out blog wise and have to take time off. It’s not easy as you say when you are trying to bring in the money though! A great post!

    Angela x

  9. 16/11/2015 / 10:04 PM

    I have had one last week and I did feel all the above. I actually had to take a few days off and regroup. For me, the warning sign is the longing to blog about things that first got me into blogging but if I ignore that longing then I always end up feeling the burn.xx

  10. 17/11/2015 / 1:47 PM

    Great post, I feel a bit stressed out at the moment as I’m trying to get everything out for my Christmas gift guides and do regular blog posts, sponsored posts etc… I’ve definitely taken on too much and my resolution for next year is to say no a bit more! x

  11. 17/11/2015 / 2:53 PM

    I feel a little bit floundery at the moment. I think it’s because I was so organised in the summer and now I’m not! Life has been getting in the way a little too x

  12. 17/11/2015 / 7:39 PM

    I almost shut my blog down about 6 months ago as I was just frazzled! I’m getting stressed again now so I am reducing the amount of work I’m taking on this month so I can take it easy next month and hopefully be raring to go again after Christmas

  13. 18/11/2015 / 12:41 AM

    Oh yes, WAY too familiar! That said, I’ve recently had an enforced blog break when my husband had an accident. I’m now unable to do as much as I want on my blog and it has made me realise how much I miss it when I can’t write so I think this has saved me from another burnout any time soon.xx

  14. 18/11/2015 / 9:38 PM

    I am in the middle of one of these again and I need to pull myself out. I need to clear my backlog of reviews first though which means my content isn’t as great for a while

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *