In 2017 (when I first started blogging) I saw bloggers talking about challenging themselves to take part in "Blogtober". I didn't know what they meant and I kept on my merry way, then in 2018 I learned what Blogtober was but decided it was too much for me to commit to. Now in the year 2019 I have decided to take the plunge and give Blogtober a try!
What is Blogtober?
Blogtober is a blogging challenge where bloggers from all across the globe set the same goal for the month of October. Post a new blog post everyday for the entire month..
The Biggest Challenge of Blogtober
From an outsider's point of view posting a new blog post every day doesn't actually sound that hard. Some bloggers might put a lot of time into writing the perfect post that follows all of the proper SEO recommendations each day and others might just post a paragraph. And guess what? Both of those submissions would count. Blogtober is what the blogger makes it. But there's a HUGE challenge that comes along with publishing a new post every day for the month of October. COMING UP WITH 31 TOPICS! Seriously, why couldn't Febloguary be a thing?
Topics for Blogtober
From what I've gathered Blogtober is a "there are no rules here" challenge which can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to thinking of topics for each post. I've seen a ton of Blogtober calendars that have 31 prompts laid out for each day. A Blogtober participant can use another blogger's prompts, create their own ahead of time or just wing it. (I'll give you one guess as to how I'm going to tackle Blogtober).
Popular prompts include introducing Blogtober (hey I did one!), Autumn activities, Autumn recipes, and Halloween decor. Fear not! Blogtober, though it takes place in October does not mean all 31 posts have to be about all things fall. Some bloggers find it's easier to do it that way and others find it's easier to just write about whatever topic comes to their mind.
Blogtober Begins Now
To keep myself honest I'm going to include a post tracker in each of my posts in the month of October. Hopefully by the 31st I'll have 31/31. So far I'm off to a great start. Bloggers, it's not too late to join in on the fun! Not a blogger? Follow the Blogtober hashtag on Twitter to see new posts each day from a wide range of bloggers. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if I've already given up or if I've managed to go two for two..
Wish me luck!
Other Bloggers Taking the Challenge
Check out these blogs for more Blogtober fun!
The Lupie Momma
Clothes and Curves
Dare to Discover Life
Blogtober Post Tracker