It’s that time of year again – the most wonderful time of year when the festive season is upon us. I am very pleased to announce that I will be taking part in Blogmas again this year, with this post marking the start of it. Blogmas, if you don’t already know, is a blogging challenge to post every day in December, in the run up to Christmas. It is a great way to kick off some festivity. If you are a blogger and want to get involved, check out this list of different Blogmas ideas that you could post about. There is something for everyone! If you are already set, however, I wanted to share some tips on how to succeed at Blogmas in this post.
One goal that people always say they would like to do is “write a book one day”. This seems to be a fairly standard item on people’s bucket list and yet, not everyone actually puts in time and effort to writing that book. Perhaps they don’t know what to write about or just never got around to doing it. That’s where NaNoWriMo comes in – or “National Novel Writing Month”. Every November, thousands of writers get together to draft that novel they’ve always wanted to write. As Nanowrimo gets bigger, more and more writers have flocked to it. These days, there’s even a category of “Nano Rebels” that are writing anything but novels. That’s the section that I think can really be useful for bloggers. So today, I wanted to share why more bloggers should take up the challenge of blogging for Nanowrimo!
In a way, this is kind of similar to Blogtober but also allows bloggers time to focus on drafting the posts only – rather than writing, editing, adding pictures and publishing posts every day. I see using Nanowrimo, perhaps combined with other challenges such as Blogmas, as a way of “getting a headstart” rather than a rush to complete everything.
As I mentioned yesterday, I plan to do Blogmas this year! It might be an alien concept to you if you haven’t heard that term before. Simply put, Blogmas challenges you to do a daily blog post during the month of December. There’s variations of the challenge with people doing 12, 24, 25 or 31 posts in the month. Whilst some people stick to Christmas themed posts only, others include non-Christmas posts. So there’s plenty of different ways to “do Blogmas”. It’s all about what works best for you. Either way, it all kicks off from today – the 1st of December!
Now, a lot of people plan this months in advance and have it all scheduled well before November even started. I’m not like these people so I imagine that this challenge will be a big struggle for me to keep up with. However, I thought I’d give it a go and see what happens!
To help me, I came up with a list of 100 blog posts that I could write during this challenge. Of course, mine are themed to stationery, crafts and planning. However, I came up with a few ideas that weren’t suitable for my blog. I wanted to share those with you too, in case they were of use to you instead! I’ve broken them down into a few different categories just to make it easier to read. Don’t feel limited to just one though! As a big fan of Christmas, I wanted to focus these ideas on the holiday. I think most people struggle with coming up with good festive blog posts they could write, especially if they plan to do 31 of them. So I hope this will help those people! Without further ado, let’s see the list…