Is There More To Life Than Money?
Rhetorical. Don’t answer that. The reason I pose the question is because I’m facing Personal Finance Blogger Burnout. For someone that eats, sleeps, and breathes money – I think I have the equivalent of food poisoning. I just quickly read 20-30 blogs and now my job is to write a post of my own, but make it different (as I puke). Good luck with that!
Why I’m Facing Blogger Burnout
I head out the door to work around 7:45AM. Before I do, I check my emails, visit a few blogs, and mentally record my Alexa ranking. Obsessive? The Alexa part, yes. I imagine the other components of my routine are normal.
I then work from 8:00AM to 7:00PM, most of which I spend dealing directly with money. No, I’m not a cashier or bank teller; it’s more so dollar figures I am looking at. I’m not actually handling cash (eww gross).
On a rare day, I’ll go to the gym after work. This must be done quickly before hunger has time to set in. On a typical night, I’ll head home to my awaiting laptop.
First thing I do? Re-check my Alexa ranking, as if it changed. Shew! Glad it didn’t go anywhere.
I’ll then peruse through some more blogs, sharing my 2 cents on each article I read. I have gotten better at actually adding valuable comments, rather than settling for:
“Nice post Stan!” or “Holy Moly Jen, Great Tips!”
Moving on, I have now eaten dinner, showered (anyone who showers less than 2x/day is smelly), and returned to the Personal Finance Factory. As it’s getting late in the evening I will either begin brainstorming new ideas for posts or read a book. What better than a book about money!?!
I’m currently reading Liar’s Poker. It’s the prequel to The Big Short, which came highly recommended by Teacher Man at My University Money.
At this point, I’m drained. I’m not sure I can muse anymore money.
I was considering an early retirement from the blogosphere, but I really don’t want to turn into Brett Favre. My plan is to spend the next week writing about completely random topics. They will still be thought-provoking and relevant, just not pertaining to personal finance. I predict they will soon become the most popular articles on my site. Stay tuned.
Have you ever faced blogger burnout?