Hello, hello! This is the fourth post from The Week Before Blogmas, a week-long series the LTBL team is doing! ‘Tis also the first post I’m writing here on LTBL, and I’m very excited to be a part of the team now! 🥳 I’m Rayna (also known as Ray//Rat). You probably know me already, considering I’m pretty much world famous, *cough cough*, but in case you don’t, here’s my blog.
Anyway, enough of the self-promotion! Today’s post will be about what I learnt last year, when I attempted Blogmas on my personal blog for the first time.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
Blogmas isn’t some incredibly important thing you have to do. So don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t able to do it, and everyone else you know is doing it. Maybe you don’t have time, or maybe you don’t even want to. Or maybe you’ll start Blogmas, and stop halfway through. That’s fine too! 😂👍 It doesn’t matter if you can’t continue. The majority of your fellow bloggers are nice people~ we’d probably laugh it off with you if you leave Blogmas halfway through, or offer support if there’s some personal matter. 🙃
In fact, last year, I was going for 12 days of Blogmas, and left off on the ninth day. I didn’t even mention it in a single post afterward. No explanations, no reasons, not a word. 🤔 That’s past me for you. 😳
So my point is, you don’t have to do Blogmas, just tell your readers that you’re not going to be completing it. Unlike a certain someone. *cough cough* 🤦♀️
Guys, you probably already know this, but.. p l a n. If there’s anything pretty much all of us can agree on, it’s that planning blog posts beforehand helps a lot. I think part of the reason I didn’t continue with Blogmas was because I had no ideas left. Plus, I was demotivated. And I don’t think my posts were on time either (as in I skipped a day or two because I didn’t get a chance to write a post, so not keeping posts schedule or ready to post is a problem). So yes, planning my posts beforehand would definitely have helped a bunch. 😔
And, lastly (but not the least, hopefully), you should know you don’t have to do Blogmas the same way as other bloggers do. I realized that I didn’t have to do the usual 12 or 25 days of Blogmas, that mostly everyone does. It doesn’t really work for me, because I’d rather post my usual content, and do a smaller amount of Blogmas posts, especially since I’d be posting everyday. I don’t have that much time either. Plus, do I even have that many ideas? Not really. 😂 That’s why this year, all I’m doing is one week of Blogmas. It’s a lot more manageable! And then there’s Diamond, who’s somehow doing 31 days of Blogmas… and still posting on two other blogs. 👀😳
I think that’s about all I have. I hope you could take something away from this post… or at least enjoyed reading it a bit. Come back tomorrow for the next Week Before Blogmas post!