My favourite season has arrived and although I’m obviously beyond excited for all the chai lattes, crunchy leaves, crisp mornings and huge jumpers, this is also a really exciting step for me blogging wise. This will be my first ever Blogtober! I’ve only been blogging for a few months and I’ve never stuck to any strict rules with myself on how often or when to post. I work full time so it’s really tricky to balance work with producing consistent content sometimes, especially if you have absolutely no decent time management skills like me – just being honest. So this is going to be somewhat of a challenge for me because I’ve promised myself I’m going to do well with Blogtober.
I have to stress that I’m not doing the proper Blogtober where you post everyday – I’ve made an agreement with myself to do two posts a week. I thought that this would be a good negotiation because there’s just no way I’d get a post out everyday and be happy with the quality of every single one. I’d rather focus on quality not quantity – I’d love to have the time to post everyday but I had to be realistic. I’m also going to make every single post at least loosely based around Autumn or Halloween because as I’ve mentioned, this is my favourite time of year and I’m excited to show it!
There are three things that I’m hoping to get out of Blogtober:
1. The chance to read other bloggers’ amazing content
I already spend SO much time reading through other peoples’ blogs because I think it’s really important to support other people. We’re all in the same boat at different stages of our blogging journeys so it’s nice to give each other some credit and a boost along the way. As much as I’m excited to show you all the post ideas I’ve come up with for Blogtober, I’m also really looking forward to see what everyone else has come up with!
2. Blogging more consistently
I’m hoping it will help to get me into the habit of working super hard to consistently produce content. Admittedly I can get really lazy and sometimes we all need a time out to just relax for a minute but I let myself slide into this mentality way too often. This gets me down because then I haven’t got anything done and feel a bit useless. I never want to see blogging as a chore because I started it as an enjoyable thing and that’s how I’m going to carry on. At the same time, if I want to do well with my blog then I need to put in a bit more graft because I’ll feel so much better for it afterwards knowing that I’m putting great content out there.
3. Blogging about a wider range of topics
Although I am primarily a beauty blog and I love to review products and talk peoples’ ears off about amazing make-up products, lately I’ve been wanting to branch out. I have started to do this a little already but I feel like Blogtober will really give me a chance to broaden the topics I’m posting about. I decided to think about what posts I love to read myself and what grabs my attention and then go from there. For example, I always love a good personal post that shows the person behind the blog so this is something I’m going to incorporate within some of my Blogtober posts. I’m also quite a visual person so if there’s a lot of photos to look at in a post, I’m a happy bunny. This has motivated me to start focusing on my own photography more and putting more of my own visual content out there.
So that’s my ramble but I want to know what Blogtober is going to mean for you! Pop a comment below and tell me what you’re hoping to achieve this October, whether it be blogging or otherwise. If you’re taking part in Blogtober too then let me know because I’m going to do my very best to keep up with everyone’s fabulous content. To anyone that supports me despite my severe lack of time management, you’re a real star and I can’t thank you enough. Let’s get this show on the road!