Say that title 5 times fast! Anyways, just kidding…

I don’t know about you but summer seems to be the hardest time for me to blog for some reason. You would think that I would have more time, having most of my summer off-but yet it seems to be the opposite. Lately I feel the pressure to not only keep up with my blog but to keep up with all of the Facebook groups I am in for blogging.

This morning I had a breakthrough (I kid you not). It occurred to me that I was going about this all wrong. There is no written law that says you have to post a new article in each group ALL the time-so why was I stressing myself out trying to post to each one and THEN having to find the time to comment on others. 90% of the time I feel super rushed to comment on others and I don’t feel as though I am giving them the attention they deserve.

So what conclusion did I come to? Well I’ll tell you…

photo by Alison Gary
photo by Alison Gary

1. During the week I plan on only posting a new article to 2 of the larger groups I am a part of. This will give me time to read 10 blogs and that seems doable for comments.

2. If I post on the weekend I will post to all the groups and give myself the weekend to leave comments.

3. Using an “off” blogging day to catch up on the other groups for social shares, that’s it. I’m not commenting but instead following and adding people on social media.

4. When it’s nice outside, I’m taking it to the deck. This morning I brought out my laptop and sat on my deck drinking coffee and catching up on a lot for the blog. It worked out perfectly and I didn’t feel guilty for spending too much time inside.

So basically what I am driving at is Facebook is pretty much killing me because I am letting it. I am burnt out and seriously considered leaving groups because it is becoming to much to handle. However, this morning I figured it out and I now have a plan of attack.

Is anyone else feeling the burnout associated with too many Facebook groups? I would love to know how you schedule and cope with this–tell us in the comments below! Stay tuned for part 2!

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay

 

16 Comments on Beating Blogger Burnout {part 1 Facebook}

  1. Dana
    August 8, 2015 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I was just this past week trying to figure out where my time is going and realized it was FB social promotion. I like your new schedule…I may have to follow it as well 🙂
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  2. Sherry~ MS and Living Life
    August 9, 2015 at 9:18 am (2 years ago)

    I to have found it all over whelming. I am new to blogging but I write when I feel the need to now. I have been spending time learning more about blogging lately but leave days to comment and read other blogs, to give them the attention they deserve, like you say. I find that then I can keep things even too. I swore when I started Blogging, I didn’t want to make the experience stressful. I believe, It’s to be enjoyed. I believe. I am sure things will work better for anyone using that way of blogging and still working with groups too!
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

      I think that’s the problem with me too-it’s become a chore and I hate that! I hope to be able to relax a bit and enjoy it again

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  3. Brittany Bergman
    August 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I totally faced the same burnout several weeks ago between Facebook groups and link parties! I did something similar and scaled back. Each day I post to just two groups, and I take Sundays off from posting (I use it to catch up on commenting + prep my blog posts for the following week). I also had to limit myself to the two link parties I enjoy the most each week instead of trying to do one every day. It has helped SO much not just with my blogging workload, but I’ve also found I’m more invested in particular blogs and writers that I see and connect with consistently in just these two groups.
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh good I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one! Looks like we have similar schedules planned 🙂 hope it works for me!

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  4. Liz Joiner
    August 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m only in one blogging group for facebook, but I actually find justkeeping up with my regular blogs that I read and the new ones that I find are hard enough.
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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      August 11, 2015 at 3:02 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree which is why I’m not posting to all the groups during the week, so that way my comments can be genuine. Thanks for reading!

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