Blogging should not be an exhausting, burdensome task--it should be fun and engaging. If it's not, you're going to burn out, tune out and drop out. Beth Kanter points to Eric Kintz's great post on Why Blog Post Frequency Does Not Matter Anymore, which is full of good advice on why less is more.
Fittingly, we just passed the one-year anniversary of Keith Robinson's Be A More Productive Blogger, which dovetails nicely with Eric's thesis and is even better advice now than the day it was posted. Keith's final point is one I put to use myself at the turn of the year when I revamped my blog and merged my personal and professional sites:
- Try something new. If you’re finding that you’re falling into a rut, or talking about the same-old, same-old, get out there and try something new. This is exactly what I’m doing with To-Done and it’s not only opened up a whole new world for me with new friends and new things to discuss, it’s also got the creative juices flowing on other fronts. Write for a different audience, take up a new hobby or learn a new technology. These things all come with ideas and things to write about and they’ll keep your mind sharp, creative and ready as well.