What is Content Burnout?
Content burnout is a psychological state of being related to writing and creative work. A state similar to writers block where the author cannot proceed with their work, due either internal or environmental factors. It has to be noted that content burnout is famously not related to lack of commitment or skill level. Most often, factors that out the writers control are the main cause of content burnout.
Lack of inspiration, demanding workloads, lack of a proper organization system, lack of an executable idea and lack of self belief and confidence can all cause the occurrence of content burnout.
How to Deal with Content Burnout
Gather and Organize Ideas in a Central Folder
By having a collaction of all ideas generated (fully or partly) in a organized manner, you can always save a piece by refering back to old, unused content ideas and find a way out of content block.
Ask Others to Read Your Content
Organize and Plan Ahead
By planning ahead, you can aid in clarifying and illuminating your process. This helps in splitting large workloads into smaller, more manageable sections. This way you can undertake your tasks in a less stressful environment and keep your final goal in reach.
We have all been there… part way through a story or an article, you find yourself lost as to what comes next, or to have completely lost interest in the topic you’re writing. By going back and rewriting what you’ve already finalized you can retrace your thinking and find the same inspiration you had when you started your piece.
Don’t write! it’s that simple. Go for a walk. Drink some tea (or coffee if that’s your poison). Allow the motivation to return. No piece of written text is worth your mental well-being.