Sunday, June 30, 2013

Teaching Blog Burnout


I'm not sure why, but blogging is making me all anxious this summer.  I feel like there is so much to keep up with and it is taking up so much time. I always feel the pressure of time during the summer - there is so precious little of it!

I had all these great intentions to do several different book studies. I fell off that wagon pretty quickly. I guess I just want to enjoy summer without thinking about work and I can't concentrate on a professional book for anything! 

Lately my Bloglovin que is filled with Linkys (which I love - too much!) reminders about google reader and new products that I think I "really" need but just can afford right now. I have hundreds of posts to read! 

All of this and the feeling that I need to constantly grow my blog and TPT store is stressing me out big time and it's supposed to be summer! 

I think I might take a break from blogging, or at least blogging about school things for a while.  I am in shellshock from the year and in a professional funk. I think I need to distress and not think about work for a while so I don't add to the burn out.

I guess what I'm saying is that blogging is a lot of pressure. The are some many "rules", you're constantly competing with the number of blogs popping up everyday, and the need to keep up with commenting with everyone and writing posts is just too much some times. 

I might pop in now and then or post about something more life related, but I really just want to let go of the pressure for a while and get up from my computer/iPad and do something real!

How do you deal with the challenge of keeping up with the blogging world? 


  1. I know what you mean about blogging! I look at these other bloggers and think "how do they do it all?" I don't have TPT store, I don't create cute worksheets with cute fonts and pictures, I forget to take pictures when I am teaching.

    BUT - I blog when I want, I share pictures when I remember, and I am OK with that. Plus, sometimes it's just a random post non-teacher related. That's all you really need to do!

  2. BTW - we are neighbors! Glad to see another NY teacher in blog world! Thanks for visiting my blog!