In this post we’ll look at 4 ways to get out of lazy bloggers syndrome –
Lazy bloggers syndrome is when you have a day or two of feeling lazy and not wanting to do anything with your blog, whether it’s writing your next post or logging into your dashboard to reply to comments etc.
We all get lazy at times, it’s in our nature to feel not bothered some days to do anything let alone blog. However I do believe that feeling lazy is not necessarily a bad thing at all; to me it’s a way of our so called Mojo telling us, ‘nah not today I just want to put it off until later’ kind of thing. And that applies not just in blogging but in general day to day life…
Just to mention that there is a really great read up on Jane Sheeba’s blog titled 3 causes and effects of laziness, its well worth the read as it certainly opened my eyes up on the topic laziness. You can check it out here –
So when does ‘being lazy’ become an issue in blogging?
The laziness issue turns into a problem when it becomes more apparent or lasts for longer spells. If you’ve been feeling a little uninspired to blog or just been stuck in a lazy rut where everything seems to be a challenge, then take a break.
However if your bout of laziness is something that you feel you can easily shake off, then here are four tips that can help you out of lazy bloggers syndrome.
How to Overcome Lazy Bloggers Syndrome
Do something inspiring – And I don’t mean write a blog post about how to overcome lazy bloggers syndrome either… Go for a walk on the beach, go watch an inspiring and uplifting movie, the Rocky films does it for me. It doesn’t matter what it is that you do, as long as it involves achieving your sense of self-satisfaction back. Here’s another example; washing the car and giving it a good old wax job can even leave you feeling proud of the finished result. Of course there are many forms of physical activities that can help you get out of lazy bloggers syndrome.
Set yourself a realistic target – Sometimes the monotony of blogging can seem like an endless journey to no where, especially when progress is slow…
Goal setting is an integral part of blogging to success. You can aim for a long term goal, achieved through smaller goals, or even set yourself a target to achieve in a day. Check out our post on using SMART goals to give you some ideas.
Prioritize what’s important first – Sometimes we can fall into lazy bloggers syndrome just because we’re crap at prioritizing what’s important first. Are you using the term ‘lazy’ loosely as an excuse to put off what you need to do?
One good little practice to do when you’re feel torn between the things you need to do and things you don’t need to do is, to write a list of the important things you need to do for your blog, and a list of the not so important things you don’t need to do but want to do… Here are a few examples…
Which is more important to you? Sitting down for the next few hours playing Call of Duty with your online buddies, or sitting down and writing and scheduling blog posts for the next week or so?
Which is more important to you? Going out at the weekend and getting wasted on alcohol and fast food, or getting a takeaway and spending the whole weekend in marketing and promoting your blog?
I think you get the drift here…
In this instance, lazy bloggers syndrome has become selective by putting what is less important in front of what is more important.
These tips are not exclusive, and I’m sure there are plenty of other ways and methods to get out of lazy bloggers syndrome. Let me know your thoughts and the things you do to get out of the lazy feeling that sometimes occur as a blogger.