Why I Loved Doing Blogmas

Hello everybody!


Today, I’m doing a little bit of reflection on why I enjoyed doing blogmas so much during December. After all the stress was out of the way, I thought it was an incredible experience, and one I personally loved (though I totally respect anyone who doesn’t enjoy it; every blogger is amazing regardless 💜). Unless anything drastically changes over the next year (which is entirely possible), I’m very much hoping to take part again in 2018. Onto the reasons why I decided this!

 Increased Engagement– I’d be a liar if I didn’t own up to liking a boost in my stats, but I mean other things by this too. I thoroughly enjoyed reading other bloggers’ posts and trying to comment on and engage with them.


Creativity
– I got to come up with ideas, both for myself and working with guests to decide on their posts. It was brilliant fun, and I love how differently they’ve all turned out, even when working from similar titles. It was a big challenge, especially considering that I usually post 13 times a month on average, but I’m genuinely thrilled with every idea that made the cut (and some which didn’t, that I’ve added to thoughts for 2018 blogmas)


Getting to Organise Something-
I’m nowhere near near as organised as some people seem to think I am, but I do really quite enjoy it. Blogmas unleashed my inner organiser (blogging does in general, if I’m honest). Spider diagrams of brainstorming sessions and schedules have been in my notebook since July. This was admittedly extreme, but I’m so proud I pulled it off. In the interest of full disclosure, I already have a loose schedule in mind for blogmas 2018, should I take part…


Doing Something a Bit Different
– When my blog first began, I posted exclusively about books. Then I introduced the odd Disney post, and then a lifestyle tag and then films. I really enjoy writing them for a change of pace, and I loved doing festive versions during Blogmas! In the New Year I’m hoping to start talking a little bit about music too, which I’m super excited about. I hope you like these different posts too!


Guest Posts-
As well as hosting some amazing guest posts here, I also contributed posts to several blogs I love. It was so much fun, and I really couldn’t pick a favourite of the ones I got to write!


Thank you so much for reading! Why did you love doing blogmas, if you did it?


Amy xxx

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Author: goldenbooksgirl

Middle grade/young adult book blogger

14 thoughts on “Why I Loved Doing Blogmas”

  1. I’m so delighted that you found the blogmas experience to be so rewarding! I stuck to my normal schedule throughout December and noticed a downturn in my stats, probably just because there was so much content on offer during that month, so that might be a reason why I decide to take on the daily posting challenge this Christmas! I am super impressed that you already have a blogmas 2018 ideas, well done you!

    Abbey x

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  2. I really admired everyone doing Blogmas! It must have taken so much time, planning, organising and creativity 💖. I might give it a go next year! It did look fun ☺️. I did a few Christmassy related posts such as making a ginger bread house and reviewing tons of festive films which was pretty enjoyable 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  3. I have so much respect and admiration for everyone who did Blogmas last year. I didn’t partake because I didn’t want that kind of pressure. But I read so many fab posts and I did contribute a few guest articles which was great fun. Maybe that might be a way of easing in gradually again this year, who knows! So glad you had a positive experience and very impressed your 2018 planning is already underway! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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