This was my first Blogtober and I learned a lot about myself as a blogger and a writer. I have enjoyed the wide-range of content I’ve written about on my blog. Sometimes, being a book blogger can be boring. The books and reviews can be very hit or miss. But with different topics and categories, it was fun to do some research or gather lists and things I don’t normally think about.
I think my favorite post this month was my book regrets post. I never thought I had books I regretted reading until I sat down and thought about it. But much like movies and TV shows, I wish I could get back that time and energy from reading those books.
I didn’t quite stay on schedule this month. In theory, I love making a schedule that I can return to. It makes me feel organized and less pressured about what I need to do on a given day. But sometimes, life gets in the way and we can’t do everything we set out to. Or, you just don’t feel like writing about a certain topic on the assigned day. I think, if I do this again, I will be less structured and not have assigned days. Maybe just have 30+ topics I can choose from and then decide day by day what I feel like writing about.
I also found that writing posts in advance is great in theory, but when I take a day and write a bunch of posts to queue for later, I don’t like the way they turn out. I like the spontaneity in my writing. I wish I would have had the chance to write a little every day instead of drafting posts to be released later. But I also know that was not realistic. I was out of town a lot this month and had too much going on. It’s just something to keep in mind for next time.
Did you participate in blogtober? How was your month?