What to do when you are not blogging?
I am pretty sure that every blogger isn’t constantly blogging. Bloggers must take time away from his/her blog to avoid the blogger burnout syndrome.
If you are always blogging then one day you will burnout and have little or nothing to write about. Also if you blog everyday then your readers don’t have time to read your blog posts because you have flooded their inbox or rss reader with tons of posts and they don’t have the time to put the information to use that you have written in the blog post.
To avoid this you have to blog less and take the time out from blogging, do some other activities. There are lots of things you can do when you are not blogging. I am going to share a few things that I do when I am not writing blog posts.
I find this really interesting because I see a lot of bloggers not socializing with other bloggers and their readers. Socializing is the key to building a powerful blogging community.
I use Twitter like everyday and I love socializing with other bloggers, my followers and my blog commentators. I used to tweet my blog post links and hope to get some visitors. This got some visitors to my blog, but now that I am socializing with other bloggers and some other friends, I now realize my traffic has increased.
So Twitter in not all about promotion but communicating and socializing.
Travelling can be a great activity to participate in when you are not blogging especially to other blogs. Visiting other blogs can boost your thinking ability to come up with new blog posts.
When you recieve comments on your blog and the commentators use the Comment Luv, visit their blog and leave a few comments as well. This will show and prove that you are a friendly blogger.
You can also travel to other blogs and check out their archives to view the older blog posts and this will also help you to come up with new blog posts. This has worked for me in a great way.
Reading can help to improve not just your vocabulary but also help you to develop good writing technique.
In one of my previous post I mentioned how reading different articles from different authors can help you develop good writing technique. Articles such as magazines, comics, newspaper and other blogs. Click here to read this wonderful article.
Another way to improve your blogging skills when you are not blogging is to listen. Listen to talk shows or interviews so you can conduct interviews of your very own.
I like to listen to music and sometimes sing along to my favorite songs. Music relaxes the mind and there is nothing better than a blogger with a well relaxed mind. This is why my blogging is so great.
To avoid the blogger burnout you need to rest. Turn off the computer and go outside. Play a game, watch the television.
I was watching the television the other day and the program that I was watching helped me to come up with a great blog post and I contributed the article as a guest post. Read it here.
Take a nap and give your mind some time to heal from blogging.
I find that when I take a nap or a long sleep I wake up to a well refreshed mind and my thinking ability is now ready to work.
Share with us, what do you do when you are not blogging.