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Feeling “Blogged Out?” [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]

Posted By Darren Rowse 9th of March 2010 Pro Blogger Interviews 0 Comments

A Guest post by Heather Allard from The Mogul Mom.

If you’re a regular ProBlogger reader, you know that Darren dishes up heaps of incredible blogging advice 7 days a week, 365 days a year. His archives positively overflow with information on how to build a blog from the ground up, how to engage readers, how to earn a living from your blog, how to search engine optimize your blog, how to market your blog through social media and so much more.

If you’re a beginner blogger, there’s no better place to learn than at ProBlogger.

I know because when I started blogging in 2007, ProBlogger was like a launch pad for me.

I blasted into the blogosphere, writing posts in rapid fire succession as new idea after new idea spilled out of my bloggy brain faster than I could jot them down in trusty notebooks scattered around my house and car.

I churned out short posts, long posts, reviews, interviews, vlogs, linkies and more list posts than you could shake your cursor at. I SEO’d the daylights out of my blog, carved out a nice niche for myself and built up a pretty sweet subscriber base. I came, I blogged, I monetized. Oh yeah.

And then, after 3 solid years of blogging, I suddenly found myself with nothing left to say. No, not just blogger’s block. I’m talking not a damn thing to blog about. Zero, zip, nada. Last stop on the blogosphere for this lady.

350 posts, 1200 subscribers and 2000 comments later, I was officially all blogged out.

So I spent a week curled up in the fetal position deciding whether it’s better to burn out or fade away from the blogosphere, and then it hit me.

Surely I couldn’t be the first – or the only – blogger to feel this way!

So I did what any blogger worth her Alexa rank would do – I decided to BLOG about being all blogged out.

Newly invigorated, I set out in search of other solo bloggers who’d felt this same way to ask them what they did about it.

What I found was 10 top bloggers with very different takes – and advice – on being all blogged out.

Laura Roeder @lkr

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

Well I’ve been creating and sharing content online in various formats since about 1996. But I’ve never really considered myself a “blogger”or had one mega-popular blog. My current blog for my business has been running for about a year and a half.

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Yes, definitely! I don’t blog that frequently so I usually don’t try to force it. I sometimes only update my blog once a month, it just depends on what I have going on and what I’m inspired to create. 99% of my blog is in video format, it is really difficult for me to write a beginning-middle-end article, it’s just not how my thoughts come I guess. But I could talk forever so video is the perfect format for me!

What did you do about it?

I plan out an editorial calendar at least 6 months in advance. This is the key part – you can’t just plan but you have to force yourself to stick to the weekly topic. I think too many bloggers wake up in the morning and try to think of a great topic that day – planning out a calendar in advance is a great solution. And then you have time to filter your ideas to make sure they’re all good instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel, desperate to come up with ANYTHING to write about!

Chris Guillebeau @chrisguillebeau

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

2008 — although I had been writing in other formats for a couple of years prior.

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Thankfully — no.

How have you avoided it?

I’ve avoided it by trying to be somewhat intentional about the process.

First, I don’t limit myself in writing about one specific, niche topic. I write about a number of topics (travel, entrepreneurship, motivation) for a number of venues (my own blog, other blogs, a newspaper column, magazines, books, etc.). The variety is very helpful, because even though I’m writing a lot, the deliverables are not always the same.

And second, writing is my job. It’s just what I do. If a plumber gets bored, she still shows up every day and goes to work. Why should it be different for creatives? Steven Pressfield wrote about this in the wonderful little book The War of Art, which I re-read regularly and would recommend to anyone feeling “blogged out.”

Chris Brogan @chrisbrogan

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

I started in 1998 back when it was called journaling. I’ve used several different sites before settling on my own domain, and my blog technologies used to be WYSIWYG website design tools, so those ones are lost to all but the Wayback machine.

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Never. I have more blog posts than I have time to post them. I write two or three at a time, so that I have a few in my rainy day pile (though at the time of writing this, I ran out, so will have to blog a few things on the next two airplanes). I never feel all blogged out. We have TONS to cover, and lots of ways of looking at things.

How have you avoided it?

Blogging/writing is about practice. The more you do it, the easier it comes. It’s like exercise. You can’t join a gym and bench press 300 pounds the next day. It takes a while to work your muscles up into the shape you need to perform. Same with writing.

I keep my eyes open. I read. I spend lots of time on other people’s blogs. I cultivate relationships, where sometimes the question someone poses makes for a great blog topic. There are tons of ways to find blog topics. One trick to doing something about it is to maintain a list of blog topics to write about for rainy days. I’ve given people over 300 over the last few years.

Danielle LaPorte @daniellelaporte

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:


Have you ever felt all blogged out?

No, never, absolutely not, the very thought makes me gasp in horror. For real.

How have you avoided it?

Everything is content. Believing that it’s all around you will help you find it. The conversation that you had with your girlfriend about Haiti, or the absurdity of phone books being delivered, or why your barista gives you the best customer service. Notice what you notice and trust that you can create some value out of it.

Tell a story. My speaking coach, Gail Larsen told me something that changed how I approach both speaking gigs and writing: Creating good content is not about looking for stories that will support your message, it’s about letting the stories find you. The stories that you remember so vividly, that you recall with the most affection or emotional charge – they’re in your psyche for good reason. You’ve held on to them because they resonate with your truth, your message – and that’s where the creative sweet spot is. Find the message in the stories you’re inspired to tell.

Get interviewed. Ask a friend to ask you some questions. Keep it casual or turn on a video camera while you’re at. You will be amazed at how damn profound, informed, and creative you can be when you get to riff to someone who already thinks you’re great.

James Chartrand @MenwithPens

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

I began blogging in early 2007 for my own business blog at Men with Pens, and I also began guest blogging at various other sites around the blogosphere at the same time. This spring, it’ll be three years that I’ve been a full-time blogger.

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Oh, absolutely. Since my focus has always been on freelance writing, and that’s what I’ve tried to blog about the most, there comes a point where you tell yourself that you’ve said all you could, that you can’t think of anything else to say. That feeling never lasts very long for me – I have a pretty active mind that seizes on new ideas and spins easily – but sure, I think every blogger goes through a period of feeling there’s nothing left to write about.

I feel that many people, when they hit this point, fall back on repeating the same messages or content, only in different words. It’s a way to break through the problem, but I didn’t want to go that route. I feel a sense of obligation not to cheap out just to be able to slap up a post – I worked hard to build my blog up, and it means more to me than that. Blogging is more than just a job you have to do; it’s a commitment you make and uphold.

What did you do about it?

To avoid feeling I was running on empty, I looked instead at the related subjects of freelance writing. I realized there’s a lot more to writing than just writing about writing. There’s the business side, the administration, the customer service, the branding, ways to land new jobs, etc. When I realized that I wasn’t limited to what I could write on and still stay within my specialty, a whole world of possible posts opened up. I revisit that vast pool of potential each time I feel tapped out.

Another trick I use when I’m feeling like I just have nothing to write about anymore is to write – about something else. I put the blogging aside and work on some fiction or creative writing, just for fun. Or, I go out for a day and screw off, and I find that taking myself away from feeling like I have to blog brings me new inspiration. As I enjoy my day, I think about how the experiences I have relate to my subject. How are buying a pair of boots and blogging the same, for example? How is grocery shopping and writing similar? What did I like about that sign, and why did it catch my attention?

Sometimes, to be creative, you have to get away from trying to be creative, and ask questions that you wouldn’t normally think of asking.

For tapped out bloggers, my best advice is to take away the pressure by reminding yourself that this isn’t an obligation. In the bigger scheme of life, missing a week of blog posts while you disconnect or cutting your posting frequency from five days a week to once every two weeks won’t really make much difference. It’ll give you some relief from that ‘have to blog’ feeling, remind you of what’s really important in life and let you take care of yourself first.

Johnny B Truant @JohnnyBTruant

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

I really only started seriously in late 2008, writing my old pure humor blog at theeconomyisnthappening.com. I’d been writing “blog-like” stuff for some time before that on and off, but never actually launched a blog until 08.

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Oh yes. Around 2001, I used to write a humor newsletter that I’d manually e-mail out to my friends and family. (The salvageable newsletters became the earliest posts in the humor archive on my current site.) Although I haven’t hit a wall since starting blogging in earnest in 2008-9, I hit several with those old pseudo-blog writings.

I started that endeavor with a weekly newsletter, and then slipped into monthly. Several times, I’d re-run old posts because I had nothing to write about, and once I wrote a post about having nothing to write about. The reason that pseudo-blogging ended was because I got tired of feeling like I had nothing to say every week — or at least, nothing to say that was funny.

What did you do about it?

I just quit.

Now, I’m not particularly concerned about running out of material and here’s why: Back in the day, I wrote humor and only humor. If it wasn’t funny, it wasn’t fit to run — with one notable exception just after 9/11/01. So not only was I looking for funny things to happen, but I had to work hard to tell folks about them in funny ways. That’s really, really hard to do — especially ongoing.

My blog now is an unashamed hodge-podge. I’ve deliberately kept my blog from having a niche, a genre, or a focus. It’s just about me, my business, what I’ve learned, what I do, and whether or not wild turkeys have found their way into my barn. Sometimes it’s funny, and sometimes it’s dead serious. All I have to do now is write what’s in my life, my head, and my heart — whatever that may be.

Lastly, I’ve only run two guest posts ever on my blog, but I’ve had other offers and may just start accepting some if I do get bogged down. I’ve seen some of my blogging friends do that if they are running low or if they go on vacation. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s nice to know the option is there.

Sarah Bray @SarahJBray

Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

Don’t tell anyone, but I actually started several failed blogs before having even a whiff of success. My first one was in 2004. And no, I’m not giving details (curse you, Google archives!).

Have you ever felt all blogged out?

Heck yeah. Every blogger has those moments. We pressure ourselves to crank out amazing post after amazing post, and then we wonder why the wheels stop turning. For me, it was my subject matter — writing posts about the strategic side of web design for such a wide audience. I’ve got fellow designers who want to know how I do it, entrepreneurs who are completely new to the web (or the social web), entrepreneurs who are definitely NOT new to the web, people who are curious about my adamancy for content-driven websites…it’s just a really broad audience.

More challenges:

  • Writing about technology without inducing cricket chirps or loud snoring
  • Writing about things that anyone can do — not just super-technical people (which requires getting out of my super-technical brain and pretending I’m my computer-challenged mother…an interesting and involved process)
  • Writing about new ideas that are not talked to death all over the internet already
    • All of that has the power to turn me into a headlight-mesmerized deer if I think about it too much.

      What did you do about it?

      I put a lot of pressure on myself to only publish stuff that gives me a blood-rushing-to-the-head feeling. It’s what I do instead of punching all of those people in the face who say that bloggers aren’t “real writers”. Or maybe it’s because I like that writerly high you get when you know that you’ve communicated something really effectively.

      So to answer the question, I stick to a posting schedule that will allow me to do this. During some seasons of the work year, I publish three times a week. In this particular season, I publish once a week. I’m a huge believer in sticking to a posting schedule. It’s like your favorite show being on tv at the same time every week…you feel more committed to it when you can expect it. At the same time, I let myself be comfortable with changing my publishing schedule when that makes sense.

      I wouldn’t recommend doing this if your entire job is to write. But for my situation, giving myself permission to change my posting schedule for a season makes more sense than writing crappy stuff, not writing at all out of sheer overwhelm, or not getting my client-related work done. It takes some of the pressure off during busy times, which somehow brings blog topic epiphanies out of the sky. I don’t know how it happens…magic, maybe.

      Dave Navarro @RockYourDay

      Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

      I started the RockYourDay.com blog in 2006, but didn’t really start building it seriously until the beginning of 2008, when I went all guns blazing (thanks to some inspiration from @menwithpens). I started The Launch Coach in early 2009 and hit the ground with a running start on that one, since it was making me money right off the bat, and that’s where I put 95% of my blogging time.

      Have you ever felt all blogged out?

      I feel that way all the time – I think it’s a natural part of a writer’s psychology, when we wonder how we can write something good when it’s already been done. We worry that what we write might not be good enough compared to other people or compared to our own successful posts, and it’s draining.

      What did (do) you do about it?

      The way out of that is to remember you’re in this to help people, not achieve God-like status on a post-by-post basis. What I do to break the funk is look through old comments for where people talk about what they’re struggling with and write about that, imagining I’m writing to that one person. That breaks the all-about-me-drama and gets me back on track. (And if I haven’t had comments lately I go to other blogs and look at their comments).

      Audrey McClelland @AudreyMcClellan

      Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

      I started blogging in June 2008.

      Have you ever felt all blogged out?

      Definitely. I started my personal blog in June 2008, after I had my 4th son. After blogging about his birth and then about being the mother of 4 boys – I started to feel VERY “all blogged out” in November of 2008. I wanted to blog about things beyond my personal motherhood story. I think I kind of felt like, “What makes my story different or unique?” I kind of felt like nothing did… my blogs started to get very much of the same feel. So I made a conscious decision to change the direction of my blog in January 2009 because I felt it would infuse me with added energy.

      What did you do about it?

      I came out of it by starting my 365 Days of Fashion Advice for Moms. I loved sharing my experiences as a mom, but I wanted to get away from constantly talking about how difficult mealtime was or how I was so tired from not sleeping throughout the night. I wanted to add my love of fashion to the mix. So I started blogging about fashion advice for moms and I brought my own motherhood experiences to it, as the mother of 4 boys.

      The advice I would give a blogger that is all blogged out is bring another dimension into your blog. I had worked in the fashion industry for 6 years previous in New York City and I had a love and a passion for fashion. I did and still do wake up every single morning excited to blog about it. I just needed to take that step to bring another piece of me onto the table and not be scared to do it. Things changed for me professionally when I did make the change and it was all because I was feeling “blogged out.” I didn’t feel like my writing had a direction in 2008 and I wanted it to. Niching my blog became the best thing I ever did.

      Michael Martine@Remarkablogger

      Feeling "Blogged Out?" [10 Pro Bloggers Share Their Advice on What to Do]Blogging Since:

      I had been creating and designing websites since 1994 (pretty much as soon as I got online when the Internet became available to anyone via AOL back in the day). I discovered Blogger in 1999 before Google bought them and have been a blogger ever since (though I switched to WordPress as soon as I discovered it).

      Have you ever felt all blogged out?

      Never! My audience is made of up certain segments who all have specific problems. So between that, the basics, and the new stuff that keeps unfolding, there is no end of topics to blog about.

      How have you avoided it?

      There are several reasons why I’m never blogged out. My readers, clients, and customers are mostly business owners. Different businesses have different challenges when it comes to blog marketing, so by focusing on a specific niche (like, say, real estate agents or freelance web designers) and then addressing a specific problem someone in that niche faces, I simply never run out of topics. I don’t always focus on a specific industry, but I’m guaranteed an infinite number of blog post topics if I do.

      This means my posts tend to be longer than the usual 250 – 500 words of a typical blog post. Because of this, it takes me longer to write a post and so I don’t publish as often as many other bloggers. At the least, I publish twice a week. At most, I may publish up to four times a week. But I never publish every day of the week. This makes it easier to come up with ideas and keeps the quality of the writing higher.

      Here are some tips for coming up with post ideas:

      • Think of a specific type of person in your blog audience and a problem they have, then write a post for that person that addresses the problem.
      • The basics never go out of style. Tackle them in your own way or link to posts which cover the basics.
      • Tell a story from your own life that has a lesson to teach your audience.
      • Compile a list of resources your audience will find valuable.
      • Accept guest posts from others in your niche (sometimes you have to ask for them).
      • You can always interview others in your niche.

      To prevent yourself from getting blogged out in the future, try these tips:

      • Be in constant communication with your audience: ask what keeps them up at night, what their problems are, what information they are hungry for.
      • Think of series of posts you can write. A series guarantees post ideas for many days. Note how successful Darren has been with his “31 days” series. You have to think of these in advance and plan them out.
      • As you surf the web, collect links by topic in Evernote or some other note-taking system. Then, when they become numerous enough, you can publish them in a resources post. These can build up over time, so that very little work is involved in creating them.

      Don’t let ideas get away from you when you do have them. There are many ways to capture ideas.

      So, if you’re feeling all blogged out, you’re in good company. And you’re definitely not at the end of the blogging road.

      Laura, Chris G., Chris B., Danielle, James, Johnny, Sarah, Dave, Audrey and Michael gave awesome ideas about what to do when you’re feeling all blogged out. And, I don’t know about you but my head is swimming with new blog ideas. Now…where’s my notebook?

      Well? What about you? Have you ever felt all blogged out? What did you do about it?

      Heather Allard lives in Rhode Island with her husband, three kids, Hope, Grace & Brendan and one big dog, The Dude. Since 2001, she’s started three businesses and sold one of them for six figures. Now she shows mom entrepreneurs how to build a business between diaper changes and play dates – without breaking the bank, or their spirit. Find her on Twitter as @HeathAll.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Nice advices, so that is why they got more success than us.

  2. Look at your reader’s comments to post something related to their question or opinion.

  3. No one special says: 03/09/2010 at 8:18 pm

    I know this is way off topic and irelevant, so forgive me for saying this, but Laura Roeder is incredibly beautiful. Good lord… she’s absolutely breath taking.

  4. I plan out an editorial calendar at least 6 months in advance. This is the key part – you can’t just plan but you have to force yourself to stick to the weekly topic. I think too many bloggers wake up in the morning and try to think of a great topic that day – planning out a calendar in advance is a great solution. And then you have time to filter your ideas to make sure they’re all good instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel, desperate to come up with ANYTHING to write about!

    this is a very useful tips.thanks!

  5. Blogging is about pouring your heart out on different topics you feel about. Some people could just keep writing on the innumerable things they feel about and some just can’t. Thanks for the great post.

  6. Heather, great round up! I have this feeling often and it was helpful to see that others do to, but also good to see suggestions about what one can draw from – Danielle’s suggestion that everything is content helps me think about the things I do in my every day life that pose a question, a conversation – and ultimately, produce a story that is meaningful because it’s a part of me. Thank you!

  7. Cool. The most important thing is that any idea or dream can become reality. I think so too.

  8. Timely topic for me! I hit blog burnout in February and have only posted a handful of posts since. I always have something to say, that’s definitely not been my problem, it’s been not having enough time in the day to keep up with all I do. I have been swamped with bootstrapping the launch of my new media company and had simply reached my breaking point! I really needed this one, Heather and Darren to remind me I am definitely not alone!

  9. @Randy – sometimes it just takes a little confidence and that can come from hearing from a reader how much you helped them with “the basics”. :D

    @Stacey – the more people I talk to about this, the more I realize that being “blogged out” is VERY common. It’s great to hear that others feel this way and great to hear advice on how to handle it from seasoned bloggers.

  10. Hi Heather …
    You convey the topic was interesting, because it was probably felt in every blogger. Your post is valuable insight for me. Thanks..

  11. I started blogging in my niche not long ago, and I thought that I would have an endless supply of topics to write about. However, it keeps getting harder and harder to find bloggable subjects. This is a real bummer for me, but I am glad to have some advice that may help me combat this problem. Great post!

  12. Wow Darren,
    You are real champ. you have done most desired and awaiting post. I also faced such situation because i strongly believe in unique posts. When i fell i have no more fresh idea, i take a rest for 2-3 days and place my laptop on a side. I just think about different ideas and write in my roughpad. Nice post Darren.

  13. Thanks for this post- I’m feeling a tad blogged out myself!

  14. With the wide range of topics at my main blog, I don’t see how I could be blogged out, but I never say never, because one day I may cover everything I want to cover.

    That being said, I do have some niche/hobby blogs that I know one day will run out, for example I used to have a website dedicated to my favorite hockey player who has pretty much vanished from the face of the earth, well the web anyways so I pretty much stopped that. That didn’t stop me from starting a new one on my new favorite player, it’s more as a hobby, but I still hope he doesn’t disappear like the last one.

    Anyways that’s my 2 cents, and I liked your post, and also checked out your site and enjoyed it also, even if I’m not a mom…

  15. @Jamie – you’re wise to never say never. ;D Glad you enjoyed my site – thanks for stopping by.

    Your site looks awesome! Just checked it out! Good luck to you!

  16. I am no where near the success or blogging duration of you or the folks you listed here, but I am going through a period of “I got nothin’ ”

    It a funk that sucks, but I am slowly working my way out of it.

    Thanks for sharing this post! :)

  17. @Heather Thanks, I just released it earlier this week after tons of going back and forth between ideas, I hope I have one that sticks for it this time ;)

    Also added your site to my RSS reader, you got some real great articles and I’m looking forward to seeing more from you.

  18. You could just hire a guy to do the part time work for you. That would be the smartest thing to do.

  19. I am a Newbie at blogging. I have only been blogging since 2009. God has given me creativeness in my spirit. I think about the experiences in my life from the past and present. I find that the more I blog it gets easier and easier. It is not a chore, but a welcome experience to share and give to others. Just like I feed myself spiritually, I also feed myself by reading what other bloggers have to share. I keep a pen and pencil by my bed, because I often wake up with ideas. Sometimes in the course of a conversation with another I might have another idea.

  20. Really great post, Heather.

    For me, it has always helped me to just sit down and make a list of all the things that I “could” write about, just quick bullet points.

    I used to blog about Panama City Beach Tourism and Real Estate. Some of the things I would discuss included new developments, real estate market conditions, tourism marketing initiatives, what was happening at city council meetings, the list could go on forever.

    When I was lacking in ideas, a drive around town with my camera always helped me get back on my feet. As I would drive, I would remind myself that all I was trying to do was keep people informed on things happening in Panama City Beach – each post didn’t have to be a dissertation. I would continually tell myself that all I have to do is write a paragraph, and guess what? The rest of the post always came because I’m a writer!

    Regarding blogging about social media, if I run out of things to say, I know that I can just “drive” around the web for a bit, checking in at the dozens (if not hundreds??) of incredibly usful blogs that talk about the very same thing and see if I can come up with some great ideas.

  21. Thanks I really enjoyed this!

    I’ve been blogging since 2006 when we began our open ended, non-stop family world tour.

    I NEVER run out of things to write about, but quite the opposite, I have more content than I will ever have time to write.

    4 continents, 32 countries, 175, 000 miles (most overland) so far, plus over 200 hours of video (3 million have already watched the VERY tiny amount that we have put online & we’re Partners with Youtube), over 50,000 photos ….you get the picture?

    We could stop now (we wont) & I’d have plenty of content to last me for decades.

    TIME to blog is the MUCH harder problem for me. Not hard to write ( I have many drafts waiting always & enjoy that ) but slow connection times, adding lots of photos & links, promoting are the big time-sucks that drain me.

    I have a HUGE queue of interview requests (I’ve been 1 handed for 7 months with paralyzed dominant rt arm due to bike wreck, so that hasn’t helped) that I’ve yet had a chance to do.

    Perhaps it sounds like a good problem, but it is frustrating. I could blog every day, but frankly I do not want to work that hard as my primary goal is freedom.

    I really wish someone would write about this type of “blogged out.”

    I solve it somewhat by doing lots of “Family Travel Photo” posts (primarily a photo) when I don’t have time,/bad internet etc as we roam the world, but that just backs up/delays the written content further.

    Any ideas?

  22. Hmm. I think Chris and Johnny’s photo’s got mixed up!

  23. I’m just 5 months into blogging (rookie) getting advice from all these fine bloggers online has helped me narrow my focus on what I’m passionate about. I certainly get stuck from time to time but I always seem to find something to blog about.

  24. @Jason – thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your ideas too – love the “driving around” the web. ;D

    @Joshua – hahaha…Johnny said Chris B stole his gimmick.

  25. I think if people blogged or read blogs about something that really interested them they wouldn’t get blogged out.

    I see many blogs where people blog just about anything so naturally they get burnt out.

  26. Thanks very much for sharing this very useful post. I’ve had my battles with feeling blogged out and while I don’t consider myself to be a blogger, I don’t want to let down the few readers who choose to read my content.

    Thanks again for this very useful and helpful content.

  27. Well, it seems that not everybody could be a good blogger, or even a problogger. Every human has their own skill and not all of them could blog better than the others.

  28. Heather- awesome article, so this is a totally random comment- but dude, had to give you props for the Def Leppard reference. (wink!)

  29. this was a great read… i really enjoy reading different perspectives on blogging. quite honestly, that’s what i do when i find myself in a blogging slump… i read more blogs. i find more blogs of interest and appreciate the writing that other bloggers put out there.

    i don’t feel bad about taking a break here and there. in my limited experience (i’ve been blogging for 2 years and publicly for a little over 1 year), i learn the most about writing by reading.

  30. @marymac – Thanks so much. (What Def Leppard reference?)

    @Nic – you’re so right. It’s good to take a break and find inspiration through other blogs. Best of luck to you!

  31. I do not believe this, those who became new found fame writing blog in 2008. What an amazing achievement, maybe the paper are a piece of gold.

  32. Your web site is super I will have to read it all, thank you for the diversion from my professors!

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