OMG, I can’t believe that Blogtober is over and I actually managed to pull through. If I ever get an idea like this again, please stop me. It was one of the most exhausting months, ever. I really wanted to quit several times, but if I commit to something, I just can’t fail, no matter what it takes. I honestly don’t know how some people do this, all the time.
This is post number 31 and I feel really good about myself. I pretty much always had enough topics, but I was just often not motivated to write them. So there were some days, when I came up with something new, within minutes and went for it. I also recycled some that I deleted, ages ago, and I also went through my computer to find things I’ve written sometime. Throughout the whole month, I never really managed to get a few posts done in advance, which lead to me having to write almost every day. I posted pretty late on mosts days, but since there are many different time zones, it was actually not bad. And I only cheated twice, meaning that I posted past midnight (my time) and changed it, afterward.
What disappointed me a bit though, is the fact that I can’t say the views have rapidly increased. My posts were read 1077 times, which may sound small for bigger bloggers, but I’m kind of ok with it. But in the past years of blogging, I’ve had that happen before, with only posting a few times and it’s not like only ten people usually stop by, each month, either. I must admit, that I didn’t promote every single post a million times, but I still expected a few more views.
However, the engagement was much better. I received a lot more likes and comments than usual, gained some new followers and I highly appreciate all of it. I guess, I just have to post regularly and engage, but not hit that publish button, every single day. It’s definitely something I learned from this. And I honestly couldn’t go on, even if I wanted to. I just hope that I won’t go from 31 to 2 in November, but the fact that I pulled this off definitely motivates me to get my shit together and publish a few posts, each week.
In case you want to read everything I wrote for Blogtober, here you go:
It’s Blogtober – Am I Really Doing This? // Photography: Seattle // “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” // Goodbye September 2018 // fall. // Mixtape #23 – Get Cozy // Being a Godmother // The Fall Tag // My Fall TV Schedule // 30 Writing Prompts for Lifestyle Bloggers // Things To Do On A Rainy Day // Photography: Madam Tussauds // Creative Minds Never Get Bored // Golden Days and Clear Sky Nights // Everything I Love About Blair Waldorf // Fiction: Emily And The Secret Garden // One New Message // My Favorite Halloween Movies // Tag: Would You Rather – Bookish Edition // I’m Fructose Intolerant – What The Hell? // Why “Happier” by Ed Sheeran Makes Me Mad // Photography: Fall Impressions #2 // My Favorite Quote // A-Z Au Pair Edition // Losing Yourself // Hi, I’m Hailey, and I’m addicted to buying stationery… // Things I Miss About School // Not Everyone You Lose Is A Loss // 10 Dates I Would Like To Go On // The Halloween Tag