This same cycle is often visible in other areas of life, moving from inspiration to motivation to commitment and then eventually to lack of motivation and eventually burnout. After a period of recuperation the cycle repeats itself. I don’t know if this cycle can be completely avoided however I am sure there are some tips to be able to extend the cycle and to reduce the recovery time.
Apparently this is not uncommon as I have found it widely discussed in the blogosphere. So incase any one else has experienced this cycle I have posted links to other articles that may give you the advise you need.
Tips for avoiding blog burnout:
- Figure out what works best to keep motivation high before hitting bottom - http://bloggin-ads.com/preventing-burn-out-by-finding-motivation
- Keep your expectations at a reasonable level, record any good posting ideas that occur to you during the day, and give your visitor stats a rest - http://www.todays-woman.net/article1444.html