It’s October 31st, aka the end of Blogtober and I made it! 31 posts in 31 days! I have to admit, at the beginning of the month I did wonder if I’d make it because writing a new blog post for every day is certainly a challenge. However, it is one that I am proud to have accepted and now to have completed. So, what did I learn from it?
It creates more content
This is an obvious one, but as I have now finished Blogtober I have 31 new posts on my blog. A few of them even look at what I have learnt from blogging so far and hopefully I can carry on adding to this knowledge. I always hear that blogging is all about quality over quantity, so I hope to have kept up the quality in my posts, even though I have written more of them.
Take it one step at a time
Thirty-one posts in 31 days is a scary thought – it was for me anyway. I tried not to think of it as 31 posts but instead I thought of each post one at a time and tried to not let the overall task overwhelm me. To write 31 posts, you have to start by writing one. I decided to split it down into weeks, with me writing a few posts at a weekend and then writing a couple of posts in the week.
It’s an opportunity to network
I feel that over the past month I have engaged more with my fellow bloggers then I have before, and I feel as though I have been able to learn more about the blogging world. Every day I was on social media promoting my blog posts, and with this came a lot more opportunities to talk to others. I even found out about #Hallotober which is a Halloween-themed opportunity to answer questions about the topic and tag other people to do the same. I was tagged by another blogger so I took part. By doing so, I think it also gave my blog readers a chance to get to know me a bit more by what I said in my answers.
You learn a lot
Through networking and engaging more with followers, people who are kind enough to comment on posts, and through social media, I feel as though I have learnt a lot more about blogging and all of the related areas this month. Being on social media more has allowed me to have the opportunity to read more posts from fellow bloggers and learn more about their different blog topics. I think constantly having a presence online, with new content being uploaded every day, is also a good way of showing others what your blog is about because you are constantly updating it.
You can become more focused
Over the past month I have definitely been more focused on my blog because I have needed to be. Promoting a new blog post every day takes up time and has led me to think about my aim with what I am doing with it in the long-term. Watch this space!
I’ve really enjoyed taking part in Blogtober, but I’m also glad that’s over and I can go back to posting once a week. I’ve enjoyed the challenge, but posting every day is definitely something I can’t carry on doing. I think it is true what they say – it’s quality over quantity every time.
Have you taken part in Blogtober? Let me know what your thoughts on it were in the comments below.