Blogging Burnout: When the Brain Rain goes TILT!

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I was just checking into my favorite real estate blog because a friend recently emailed asking where I went and noticed I have neither posted nor commented in 3 MONTHS! That, in the blogging universe, is an eternity and I noticed my stats have dropped (not surprisingly as others have continued keeping up their blogs while I went off to rehab, got over my dts, etc.)

The fact of the matter is, I was spending a lot of time on A/R for a very intensiver burst and commenting frantically everyday for a while, over-extended, then slipped off. Don't know if this happens to many (and since I see so many of my favorite bloggers have done a bazillion posts since then, am wondering how those who are more balanced keep themselves from falling into the morass.)

If you've been blogging for a year or more, what is your approach to staying balanced and on-message? How do you work your blog life and keep it from overwhelming the rest of your business?

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Rich Jacobson
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Irene - I find it really helpful to simply create article drafts and save them, even if it's just a 'title.' And then I go back in periodically to add more substance, flesh out a thought, etc., and eventually, it becomes a completed post ready to publish. I think most of us don't have the luxury of sitting down and writing a full article all at once. Trying to break your writing into smaller chunks makes it more managable. Also, have some way of jotting down post ideas when you're inspired, so you can add them in later.
Jun 07, 2007 01:19 PM #1
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Irene Potter
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Thank you, Rich! I am finding that my biggest problem lately is saving me from myself. I had to let everything go and just refocus my energies because I could not write anything. I also was getting a bit obsessive in my cruising all the cool stuff everyone was writing.  Saving drafts is an excellent idea and something I should do more often.
Jun 07, 2007 02:29 PM #2
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