1. You've been staring at your desktop client and/or dashboard for a very long time, asking the same question over and over: "What to blog? What to blog? What to blog?..."
2. You have a bunch of half-started blog posts or mile-long blog ideas. But, not really blogging them completely.
3. You've been posting re-hash entries from your other web activities (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc) - for weeks on end.
4. You just link, link, link and/or quote, quote, quote. Nothing new to say. Nothing fresh to add.
5. You just want to blog to meet quotas/make money/give in to people's demands... Blogging has just become a chore, a job, another thing on a "to do" list.
6. You've lost your will/energy/time to read other blogs. You don't comment. You don't join any conversations or community efforts.
7. You've become overly obsessed with stats - how many comments, page views, back links, ranking, subscribers, Diggs/Stumbles... And, anything less than what you hope for/expect just get you down.
8. You ignore comments on your own blog.
9. You've forgotten why you wanted to blog in the first place.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.