Welcome to day 30 of 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃 my version of #Blogtober. My penultimate post of the month. Tomorrow’s post will be my regular month wrap up, therefore, I thought I’d sit back today and share my reflections about #Blogtober 2021.
My #Blogtober a.k.a. 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃
Hello, my spooktacular lovelies. As an audiobook blogger who’s passionate about paranormal romance, cosy paranormal mystery and urban fantasy, most of my reviews fit perfectly with this time of year. However, I’ve joined in with #Blogtober this year which is a daily blogging challenge. This means that I’m trying to mix it up with some suitably Halloween-y book tags, memes and discussion posts too this month.
I haven’t ever tried to post every day before but I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.
As an audiobook blogger who’s passionate about paranormal and urban fantasy, most of my reviews fit perfectly with this time of year. I hadn’t ever tried to post every day before but I did my best to mix it up and hopefully keep it interesting with some other Halloween-y stuff.
So, at the beginning of this blogging challenge, I did my research and came up with some ideas about what I should post. Was that helpful? Yes, it got me in the right frame of mind, but of course, I didn’t do everything.
31 days of Halloween post ideas
- Gift Guides for Halloween, Samhain and Thanksgiving ✔✅
- Fun Autumn craft ideas
- Alternative ways to decorate your pumpkins
- Top tips for pumpkin carving ✔✅
- The best books to read in Autumn
- Seasonally inspired books to add to your TBR pile 😉
- Great audiobooks I’ve listened to this autumn so far
- My Top 5 paranormal romances ✅✔
- Favourite urban fantasies
- Autumn cosy paranormal mystery books to snuggle up with
- Discussion posts about the kind of Autumn themed books I wish were on the market
- The best non-fiction books for the season
- Which of my Autumn themed books I wish would be made into films or TV series
- Plus, audiobook reviews for stories with paranormal creatures (of course) ✅✔
As proud as I am of myself for completing Blogtober, I think I’m most proud of the balance I struck with my posts. When I committed to it, I said I didn’t want to do 31 days of reviews. I also didn’t want to do a bunch of “meme” style posts but I knew I wouldn’t be able to come up with topics for a bunch of discussion posts either. Thinking back over the month, I think my posts were a nice mix. I had fun writing all of them. That’s what matters most, right?
If you’re considering one of these challenges, I’d say go for it!! There were times that I thought I might not complete it, on days where I was overtired and not as willing to write, and that’s okay. It’s a goal that you can push for in the future if you don’t manage to post every day, but I’m so pleased I did!
The main piece of advice I’d give is Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.
I didn’t fully understand how time-consuming it would all be. “Winging it” put me under a lot of stress. Yes, I wrote half a dozen or so posts and got them in my schedule before 1st October. However, I still found myself busy typing out too many posts on the day (or in retrospect). I don’t recommend it! 😘 If you really want to enjoy the experience, then blog scheduling is crucial.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my reflections about #Blogtober 2021. It’s certainly been an experience.
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween weekend!
Bye for now,