Hello and welcome to Living the Blogging Life!
Today kickstarts The Week Before Blogmas – an event spanning 7 days from Nov 24 to Nov 30, where bloggers from various niches join you in prepping for Blogmas!
It’s D here and today Blogmas is exactly what we’re going to be talking about! Whatever is Blogmas but more importantly, why should you give it a go?
Blogmas is essentially Christmas in the blogosphere. Blogmas refers to a series of posts throughout the month of December in the days leading to Christmas. Most bloggers post every day for 25 consecutive days while some go all out and post till December 31 (31 days)!
Blogmas often comprises posts including but not limited to Christmas themes and can be on varying ideas and in various formats. They can be lifestyle posts, entertainment writes, poems and stories, bookish, or even art!
Blogmas often requires extensive planning, hours of writing and brainstorming in order for it to turn out a success. Bloggers more often than not, invite guests to post on their blogs, collaborate with other bloggers and find other ways to truly partake in the Christmas spirit!
I would be lying if I said I’ve never procrastinated on a blog post. Blogmas is going to be your biggest motivator in churning out, posts after posts, each more amazing than the last!
It’s going to help you stay on track, keep up with your schedules, avoid procrastinating and write lovely emails when getting involved with guest posts and collaborations! Quite a beautiful package of work ethics, don’t you think?
Outside your comfort zone
If you’re like me and post once a week or less, Blogmas is going to be quite a challenge. While it takes work, completing it can feel incredibly rewarding and you would have made tons of new friends in the process!
Blogmas will push you out of your comfort zone and make you enjoy every bit of the new paths you explore while also teaching you important blogging lessons. Experience is the best master, after all!
Freedom to explore other niches
If you’re a blogger, who’s stayed in one niche for a while, Blogmas is your sign to get out and explore more versatile niches! There are so many beautiful fields out there and countless new ideas to explore and write into being!
Blogmas as I said, is Christmas in the blogosphere and Christmas is all about spreading love and joy! What better way than to have a go at blog niches you’ve stayed away from and share stellar articles?
Discover new bloggers and make friends
This is the best part of Blogmas – making new friends! Blogging is all about building a community and learning to work with others and discovering yourself in the process. Often, bloggers find it difficult to write 25 consecutive posts by themselves and turn to guest posting and collaborations, which is a marvellous way to discover and befriend new bloggers!
Not only are you making friends but this is also a way to try out different blogging styles and blogging voices!
Diamond wrote a lovely article on how to find new blogs earlier this year – read it here!
Potential increase in traffic
And of course, the blogging incentive for many – traffic. Consecutive posting for 25 days is bound to drive more traffic to your blog, increase your blog’s relevance and discover new readers.
Writing about relatable and trending topics will not only attract readers but also help them connect with you on a more personal level! But the true spirit of Blogmas and blogging, by extension, lies in staying true to yourself and writing about what you truly love!
Blogmas is also a great time to revive your blog, come back from a hiatus or even start a new blog!
Check out How to Start a Blog by Diamond if you’d like to know more about starting a new blog!
Blogmas is sort of a grand event in the blogosphere with numerous bloggers participating in it! But don’t let it intimidate you! There are essentially no mistakes with Blogmas and is simply a free platform for you to experiment with niches and grow as a blogger and writer! Think of it as an adventure!
Don’t forget to come again tomorrow! Our team has some incredible posts in store for you! We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for reading! Let me know what you look forward to the most for Blogmas!
D is a teen blogger @ Random Specific Thoughts who loves reading, drawing and anything Science. She adores poetry and enjoys writing creative non-fiction as well!