When I first started blogging, I had an unlimited source of energy and enthusiasm. I flocked to people who took BIG risks in their lives, overcame seemingly impossible obstacles and became successful because of it. My excitement over finding them was much greater than my fear of contacting them. And so I did.

That’s how I was able to eventually get interviews with authors, Olympians and bloggers I admired from afar. I never in a million years thought that they’d take the time to answer my questions to be on this little blog.

But I have to say that in the few years that I’ve been blogging, the passion has waned a bit. I am still drawn to inspiring people and feel a surge of adrenaline when I read or watching something that inspires me. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I’ve lost that loving feeling.

With my daily blog over at Beliefnet Health and my online column for The Writer magazine, I sometimes feel like a dried out sponge.

So I’m turning to you…

I know a lot of you who read this blog (and I’m so grateful for you that do) are also bloggers yourself. How do you keep the loving feeling going? What do you do to help juggle blogging and/or job, and your life? Do you have any blogs that you read that help lift you up? 

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5 thoughts on “When Everything Stops”

  1. Awww… you do have a lot of things to juggle, so I don’t blame you for feeling worn out! I only have one blog that’s less than a year old, and I already feel like I’m neglecting it most of the time.

    When I’m overwhelmed, I try to ask several questions about each project I’m working on:

    -What is this project bringing to my life? Why am I invested in doing it? (fun, money, line on my resume, etc.)
    -What is the end goal of this project?
    -How long will this project take to reach the end, or is it ongoing?

    Then I try to determine which end goal is most important to me, and brings the most into my life. If I’m stuck, I pick a project that will be shorter than the rest. It’s a little reductive, but it’s been helpful for me.

    Anyway, I hope you find a solution that’s less overwhelming for you! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Crystal! Your comment is so appreciated! And what great advice on whether to continue with a project or to stop. You’ve inspired me to keep going (at least for now). I may just do so in a relatively slower pace. I think the greatest thing about blogging is the connections you make with people like yourself. If I have that, then it’s enough to put the time into this. Thanks again for lifting me up today!

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