Who would believe that I would volunteer to jump on the Blogmas bandwagon?
Now, for a person who does not even participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I blindly accepted the challenge.
What in God’s/Goddess’s name is this thing known as Blogmas?
Well, there are two definitions:
- Publishing a blog post every day until Christmas.
- Publishing a blog post every day for the month of December.
I guess that I will have to flip a coin in regard to going along with one of them.
If the coin falls on heads, I will publish a blog post every day until Christmas.
And, if I toss the coin and tails shows up, I will continue to publish a blog post every day for the month of December.
By the way, have you taken up the Blogmas challenge?
I Have Been Writing Daily For Years
Now, although I am not a strong advocate for publishing blog posts on a daily basis, I am a firm believer in writing daily.
My followers know that my normal posting schedule is a weekly one.
However, in spite of publishing blog posts weekly on Renard’s World, I have been writing articles daily (Some of those blog posts made its way to my blog, while I deleted the others shortly after writing them).
Why do I write daily?
I write daily because of the following reasons:
- I love to write.
- Writing daily ensures that my mind remains sharp (It helps in the area of maintaining my vocabulary and never forgetting how to spell words).
- I get to challenge myself.
- I get to entertain myself.
- It is a form of self-discipline.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who have graduated from college and they are unable to write well?
You are probably thinking, “How is it possible for someone to graduate from college and not write well?”
They have lost their ability to write well because they never continued writing essays after they graduated from college.
Realistically speaking, a large percentage of the population only do writing in the form of filling out a job application, putting together a grocery list, signing their names in gift cards, etcetera.
Writing is not something that the average person looks forward to doing (They would only do it if their job requires them to write).
Bloggers, on the other hand, are a different breed of people (The majority of them love to write).
So, in my case, this Blogmas thing should be a figurative piece of cake.
How do you feel about writing on a regular basis?
Do you enjoy writing?
Or is writing somewhat burdensome for you?
Things Have The Potential Of Going Badly Where The Blogmas Project Is Concerned
Due to my natural love for writing, I am not going to abandon the Blogmas project.
The only setbacks would be:
- My laptop computer dying on me (Which is less likely, but could happen).
- A power outage that lasts for hours (Which could hinder my content creation process).
- Getting sick with the flu (Which would require staying in bed until I recuperate).
I know that I should not be wasting my mental energy thinking about those things (The funny thing is that those things did not cross my mind when I accepted the Blogmas challenge).
Do you have any concerns pertaining to the Blogmas project?
This Is My First Time Participating In A Blogathon
Some of my readers have noticed that I am publishing blog posts daily (And they pointed it out to me).
What I neglected to mention to them, was that I made an impulsive decision to partake in the Blogmas project.
A portion of my followers told me that they do not have a problem with me publishing content on my blog daily and that they always enjoy reading my blog posts.
And, I hope that I am not pissing any of my followers off by publishing blog posts daily on my blog (Some of my readers followed my blog with the expectations of seeing one blog post from me weekly and now they are getting more than what they had bargained for).
On a positive note, I will do everything within my power to make sure that the quality of my blog posts remains high.
By the way, have you ever participated in a blogathon before?
If you answered, “Yes,” what was it like for you?
Participating In The Blogmas Project Has Its Perks
Yes, my friend, the Blogmas project certainly has its perks; such as:
- Piquing the curiosity of the WordPress community (Old and new members alike).
- Acquiring more views.
- Attracting new readers.
- Gaining new followers.
- Getting my blog indexed regularly by online search engines.
Hey, who does not like perks?
I am grateful for all of those things that I highlighted.
The Blogmas Project Is Not For Everyone
You and I both know, that there are people who have problems pertaining to updating their blog on a regular basis (Those people should stay as far away as possible from the Blogmas project).
One of my fellow bloggers rightfully stated that December is one of the busiest months of the year (As a result, it could lead to a blogger not finding the time to blog).
The inability to publish content on one’s blog daily combined with not finding the time to create content for one’s blog, is a recipe for disaster because participating in the Blogmas project requires publishing blog posts daily and making time for the content creation process.
Dear friend, it is okay to stay away from the Blogmas project if you know that you lack the commitment.
Do keep in mind, that the Blogmas project is not for everyone.
Please wish me the best of luck since it is my first time participating in a blogathon (Hey, do not worry because I have a general idea as to what I am in for).
I genuinely believe that I have a good chance of pulling it off.
I can also guarantee you, that I am going to have a whole lot of fun participating in the Blogmas project.
Everyone in the blogosphere is welcome to take part in this year’s Blogmas; so you can do it too (Provided that the Blogmas project is your kind of thing).
Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you back here on Renard’s World.