This is something I find a lot of webcomickers suffering from. It’s better to step back for a bit than to burn out. Your strips are always so fresh with the latest games and tech that moving to a seasonal approach, as some artists have could cause you to have to refocus on how you want the flow of the strip to go. Many creators are treating their comics now like TV Series, they take a 2 to 3 month break, build up a really good buffer, then come back and let the strip run once, twice a week for 3 to 4 months, then step back and take a break again. This allows their buffer they built to do a majority of the work, but it does cause them to have those situations where they can’t make a joke based on trending items, unless they break up the story line and post something fitting for what’s going on. So it causes many Long Form comics to have to keep their story lines focused away from the outside influences. Yours is a great structure in that you have an ongoing relationship with the characters, but like a Simpson episode each story line runs independent to a degree. I hope you are able to find a solution that brings the joy back to your work for you. I really enjoy your work and look forward to what lies ahead for you.