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Blogging is a great thing, and I love it! But it can quickly become overwhelming, especially when it’s your job or for your business. With all of the different blogging advice, courses, techniques, and strategies out there, it’s also easy to fall victim to information overload.
Sometimes I feel like there’s so much stuff out there telling you to do this or that or improve this or streamline that or download this or take that course and it can leave me feeling more confused than I was before I saw all these helpful tips. Especially when different people’s advice tells me different things. Then there’s the never-ending to-do list full of things we need to get done. And of course all of the amazing ideas that we have and things we want to create. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, which can make it even harder to get anything done!It's so easy to fall victim to blogger overwhelm, but here are 5 tips to help you out of it! >> Click To Tweet
Don’t get me wrong, having so much advice out there is so helpful, and I publish posts about blog advice as well. I’m not being a hypocrite, haha! But recently I found myself completely overwhelmed by all of these ideas that I wanted to get done and I had to step back and breathe. In case you’re in a similar boat, I thought I’d share my 5 best tips for combating blogger overwhelm!
1- Accept that you can’t do ALL THE THINGS.
Starting an email list, creating a course, writing a book, starting a podcast, being on every form of social media, writing posts, editing posts, promoting posts, taking photos, making affiliate sales, connecting with other bloggers, and more. You can’t do it all! You need to accept that you cannot do everything, at least not all at once.
I know that it’s tempting to try to take on too much – trust me, it’s something I try to do every now and then. But trying to do all the things just leads to procrastination, overwhelm, and chaos. Building a blog takes time and none of the BIG blogs you see were built in a day. Instead of trying to rush things, let ideas flow naturally and focus on one idea at a time. Be patient!
2- Remember your “why” + your goals.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and aren’t sure what to do, remember why you started your blog. Remember what motivates you and remember what your end goal is. Don’t get caught up in what other bloggers are doing or what other bloggers are saying you should do. Instead, focus on YOUR why and what YOU wanted to do when you started your blog. Regularly checking in with your goals can really help you to shake off any distractions and stay on track.
3- Tone down on the information overload.
If you find yourself getting distracted by consuming too much information, you need to stop. This can lead to you getting more and more overwhelmed – and it can really stop you from actually DOING anything. So stop reading too much blogging advice, stop signing up for so many courses and newsletters, stop downloading every free blogging checklist, workbook, and eBook you see, and start implementing what you’ve already learned. Or focus on learning about what your current blogging goal is, and try not to get distracted by tons of tips that you really don’t need to be learning right now.
4- Automate at least some of your social media.
I know that a lot of bloggers are against this, but it can seriously save you so much time (and overwhelm). I automate most of my tweets with Buffer and most of my pins with Tailwind. It takes away some of the overwhelm because I don’t have to focus on pinning and tweeting every single day. You can also schedule Facebook posts ahead of time on your Facebook page. This can make your blogging process so much quicker and more simple!
5- Take a step back from everything for a minute.
If you’re feeling super overwhelmed or stressed out with your blog, it might be best to just take a break. I’m not saying to quit, just to step back for a little bit. Clear your head for awhile so that you can come back refreshed and refocused. This can really do wonders when it comes to your creativity and ideas, too.
How to you beat blogger overwhelm? Let me know in the comments!