Renard Has Accepted The Blogmas Challenge

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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:

  1. Publishing a blog post every day until Christmas.
  2. 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.

Final Thoughts

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.

39 thoughts on “Renard Has Accepted The Blogmas Challenge

  1. All the best Renard Moreau.
    It’s indeed a delight for us,your followers.
    Blogmas topics can be of anything or only related to Christmas ?.This year posted articles continuously on two different months.I understand there are some bloggers who have taken challenge to post throughout year.What is the definition of blogmas ?Thank you ,keep posting ,your articles which help us get that extra knowledge in the blo

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly speaking, this Blogmas thing is all new to me.

      Most people would do Christmas-related posts until the challenge is over. However, there are those people who would post on any topic (Which is what I have chosen to do until the challenge ends).

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  2. “Well, there are two definitions:

    1. Publishing a blog post every day until Christmas.
    2. Publishing a blog post every day for the month of December.”

    Ugh. :/
    Sorry, I fail to see to see a difference between both options. I mostly write and post daily, so I’ll do every day in December, and with that automatically every day until xmas.
    What’s the fukn challenge?

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ The difference between the two is participating in Blogmas daily until December 25th, while the other one is about blogging daily every day in December (That is the challenge).

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  3. Hi,Renard. Good luck my friend. Have fun. Hope all works out for you. I would find such a challenge totally stressful and would opt out right from the start. Have a great day. Happy Daily Blogging. Goff

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  4. How exciting?! I wish you much luck on your endeavor. I’m looking foreword to reading all of your insights on life and the blogging world. What a wonderful treat for us! A daily dose of Renard’s World. ๐Ÿ™‚

    At this point in my blogging experience, I don’t feel up to the challenge of Blogmas yet. I’ve just jumped back into the game after a long hiatus. I wrote daily back in the 90’s, when I was writing a children’s book and articles, but I lost faith in myself because of all the rejections I was getting for my work with no suggestions on how to fix it. My book came back to me more times than I’d like to count. Then, Harry Potter came out, and I could see everything my story lacked. My mind game took over, and I felt I didn’t have it in me to compete with Harry.

    After licking my wounds for a few years, I started writing a romance novel. I was going strong until chapter 4, when I hit what no writer ever wants to encounter. Writer’s block. I never knew it was a real thing until it happened to me. I gave up on writing altogether, then last year a metaphysical story kept playing in my head. I was certain my story was a book, but I turned it into my blog instead. I’m so happy I did.

    I’m writing 5-6 days a week now since March and it feels so good to be exercising that muscle again. Maybe next year I’ll do Blogmas, but only if you do it with me. Hehehehe

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, Paula, it is way too early for me to decide whether or not I would be participating in Blogmas next year.

      Also, do not give up on your dream pertaining to having your book published.

      The late Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes another door opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  5. good luck! it was a blogma challenge of sorts that got me started blogging daily 30 years ago. It was a write and run challenge for the month of January. I did the writing everyday, and then I just never stopped!

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  6. I noticed you had more posture activity than normal and just discovering now you are doing a blogathon…

    I am actually in the middle of a blogmas of sorts, mine is 25 days of blogging..

    Periodically I participate in daily blogging challenges just to keep me on my toes

    ~B

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