Hello and welcome back this week we are going on an adventure. Adventure in writing. It is time for a blogging challenge. It is officially my first year participating in BLOGTOBER. I have heard of this before but never really looked into it. Honestly, I thought it was something I probably couldn’t do. But that was just my imposter syndrome getting in the way.
We are about to experience 31-days of fall, spooky, creepy, or funny content. A month of Blogging in October about a bunch of Halloween/fall-related content. Another blogger that I follow mentioned they were doing it. So I thought why the hell not. Follow along to see if I make it?
Maybe it will get my creative juices flowing. Lord knows I have been needing it. I have things to write about but sometimes I just don’t know how to get them out. Maybe doing a blogging challenge will help with the mental block.
WHAT IS BLOGTOBER?
I, as well as many others probably do not know what this writing challenge is. For the longest time, I didn’t know what it was. But once I did my research I found out that it is a 31-day blogging challenge. You post every day from October 1st to the 31st. It can be new posts, updating old posts, or doing round-ups of your favorite posts. You can also link up with some other bloggers to share content. The sky is the limit as long as you are posting every day.
BTW if you do participate you can write posts in advance… as long as you are POSTING every day.
You can find others who are participating in Blogtober by looking up the hashtag #Blogtober2021. If you are an avid blog reader take a look to find some new content to read and if you are a writer branch out in your writing. Take this month to write your regular content, but throw something new in.
MY PERSONAL CHALLENGE
I spent this past week coming up with 31 ideas to post. My goal is to write something new all 31 days, but if I can’t I have some backups. Those are in case of an emergency, last resort… Don’t touch unless you are dying. LOL, I want to challenge myself to complete this.
Something about Halloween this year has just got my blood boiling. Like I love Halloween. I love decorating and giving out candy but Christmas has ALWAYS been my jam. I get more excited about December than October. This year I am excited about the whole thing. I don’t know what it is. Maybe we will have to explore that in a blog post this month.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I will be still writing my regular posts about personal growth, but I am going to be talking about a lot of themed posts because it’s October and I am doing a lot of spooky things. So my posts will be revolving around Fall, Halloween, and personal stories.
Fall Bucket list for personal growth
Halloween Journal Pages
Sharing local folklore
Maybe some new scary or family-friendly Halloween movies to watch…
ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN BLOGTOBER 2021
For the readers who visit my site regularly, I encourage you to sign up for my email list. You get a weekly email on Sundays at 8a with a short little excerpt describing what I wrote about. So if it interests you you have the option of which post you would like to read.
You can sign up by entering your email and clicking the Follow by Email button below. I also have a sign-up form found on the right-hand side if you’re on a desktop or by scrolling all the way to the bottom of your screen if you are on a mobile device.
If you want to connect with other bloggers who are also doing the challenge. I would suggest joining the Facebook group. If you do not want to join a Facebook group and decide to do it alone. Let me know I would love to show you some love. I want to see your posts! Don’t forget to use the hashtag and promote your post on social media.
If you are in need of some topic ideas shoot me a message and I will send you the list I made for myself or check out Pinterest for some ideas.
My first year participating in BLOGTOBER
I am so excited that this is my first post on this writing challenge. Hopefully, there are many more posts to be shared. I will be batch writing all this week. So please check on me once in a while to see if I still have my sanity. I hope to hear from some of you that you will be following or participating in this adventure!
Let me know in the comments below a topic you would love to read about or would love to write about?
Until tomorrow, Have a great day! Remember you are a badass!
8 thoughts on “My first year participating in BLOGTOBER”
happy blogtober! looking forward to your posts! this will be my first year participating and can you believe i prepared in july?! LOL! when everyone else was basking in the sun at the beach, I was thinking about spooky season!
I wish I prepared in July. I just found out about Blogtober a week before. So I am hustling to stay ahead.
Yay for Halloween journals, also local folklore!
Can’t wait to share. I have so many topics I want to talk about.
Good luck with Blogtober. I have done it for a few years and love it. I can’t wait to read more from you x
I am cramming this year since I didn’t know about it until a week before, but next year I will be prepared.
Welcome to Blogtober! I look forward to reading your posts over the course of the month, I am just winging it this year but might fall back on some old prompts for previous years that I didn’t do 🙂
I am winging it too. I didn’t find out about it til a week prior. I was trying to stay ahead but it is not working out. LOL
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