I’m not entirely sure what made me think that taking part in Blogtober would be a good idea! And yet here I am on the first day of October, nervous and excited about taking part! If you are new to my blog
If you are new to my blog then here are a few facts about me to introduce myself:
- I’m Alex and I’m a travel and lifestyle blogger
- I’m a lover of craft beer and great food
- My favourite people are my husband Scott and my daughter Lily
- Autumn and Winter are my favourite times of the year
- I’ve been working hard on my ‘winter body’ all year 😉 – more than prepared for the jumpers and layers!
- I’m very creative and crafty. Aside from writing this blog I also knit, crochet, upcycle, and love interior design
- My dream is to move to Scotland or Sweden and build our own eco-friendly home
So what is Blogtober?
Blogtober is essentially where bloggers post a new blog post for every day of the month of October. It’s similar to the Vlogtober videos you might have seen on YouTube but is (obviously) written posts.
Now you might be wondering “What’s the big deal about that?”.
Well, Blogtober (and blogging in general) is not a quick and easy process.
Every time I create a blog post it takes a lot of time to get it finished before posting. You can see my post here on the Ultimate Blog Post checklist and it’ll be pretty clear what I mean.
So that means that for the month of October I need to do everything on that list 31 times over (not to mention actually thinking about ideas). As you can imagine then, Blogtober is a pretty intense challenge!
So why take part in Blogtober?
Well, I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge ha!
I like to push myself constantly to try new things and this past six months I have seen my blog, and myself, go from strength to strength.
I have the quote below printed out above my desk – and it’s something I truly believe.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is often the best way to grow, I’m hoping that by doing Blogtober this year I will push myself to grow and develop.
It also means all my lovely readers get TONNES of content to look at for this month!
What are the rules?
There are no rules to Blogtober other than creating new content every day of the month. That means people can get as creative as they want to with their posts.
Who else is taking part?
Here are a few other fab bloggers who are taking part in the Blogtober Challenge:
And that’s it…
I’m really excited to be this! If you are a blogger do feel free to join in too! And if not I hope you pop by each day to see what new content I have coming up on the blog 🙂
Also you will be able to find lots of content on social media using the hashtags #blogtoberchallenge and #blogtober17 🙂