Since April, my blogging energy has come to its lowest level, with only 8 posts during the last 2 months.After 16 months of blogging with 237 posts, I have reached to the point that I felt my mind was a dry sponge and I just feel tired of blogging for no reason at all. I guess I am suffering from a blogger burnout. According to Eric Brantner, the following are the tell-tale signs of a blogger burnout:
• You haven’t posted in a couple of weeks—The first symptom of Blogger’s Burnout is a decrease in posting frequency. It starts with going from 3 posts a week to 2 a week. Then to 1. Then to 1 every couple of weeks. Take note of any significant declines in your posting frequency as they could be a sign of bigger things to come.
• Writing a blog post feels like a chore—When you first start blogging, you can’t wait to sit down at the keyboard and share your thoughts with the world. After a while though, blogging starts to go from fun and exciting to annoying and tiring. Whenever blogging starts to feel like something you’re forced to do, Blogger’s Burnout has struck.
• You’re all out of ideas—Stop me if you've heard this one before. You open up a Word document to write a post, and before you know it, an hour has passed by without you writing a single word. All bloggers get a case of writer’s block on occasion, and if you don’t handle it properly, a temporary case of writer’s block can turn into permanent Blogger’s Burnout.
Well, all those signs are present in me right now, but I won't allow this syndrome consumes my blog that will eventually bring Palipasan to its demise. The Pope is not prepared to die in virtuality... there are still so many things that hums in my mind that I need to blog and so many blogging friends that I really care about who have shared a part of their lives that brought inspiration, tears and laughter and lessons in my life.
Right now, I need to stop my mañana habit and reduce my FB online games... shhhh my pet Kutkut in Petville and my resto in Cafe World... sorry neighbors I have to reduce my playing schedule - I admit that have not outgrown my PC gaming habit but I don't want to give up my blog, for obvious reason - to me my blog is a labor of love, a timeless endeavor that allows me to vent about whatever on my mind.
Mr. Burnout, you're a loser, I am not giving up my blog that easy, The Pope's not ready to say "adeiu".
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