With all of the events of the past week, from the beginning of a new quarter to the start of spring (but the return of winter snows and gray skies, depending on where you live) and the shootings at YouTube on Tuesday afternoon, it's been a heavy week for many people. It's no surprise to me that burnout has been a common topic of conversation this week as well, from the Slack team I help manage, to personal conversations, public tweets, and blogposts.
It's no secret that folks in Developer Relations struggle with burnout. There are conference talks about it, blogposts that delve into the topic, and people who leave the industry on a regular basis as a result. As people responsible for maintaining the health of the communities around us, it's incredibly important that we take care of ourselves first and foremost. After all, if we don't put our oxgyen masks on, we won't be able to help those around us.
I hope the blogposts and resources I've linked below are helpful and encouraging to you this week. As always, if you're struggling with burnout and need help, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm not a doctor, but I can help you find the resources and support that you need.
All the best,
One from the Archives 📰
DevRel & Burnout
This week, the "One" from the Archive is actually a collection of things to help you manage burnout in yourself as well as your teammates and hopefully prevent burnout in the first place.
-Carrie Melissa Jones: The Community Manager's Self-Care Checklist
-Greg Baugues: Developer Evangelists and Burnout
-Jono Bacon: Practical guide for avoiding burnout and living a happier life
-LaToya Williams: Handling Imposter Syndrome
-Mary Thengvall: Monitoring the Health of Your
Community Self (video)
-Mary Thengvall: Burnout: What Happens When You Take On Too Much
-Mary Thengvall: List of Burnout Resources
As always, if you're struggling with burnout and need help, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm not a doctor, but I can help you find the resources and support that you need.