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I Really Do Not Give A Damn About Blogtober

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Anyone who has ever been blogging for quite a while would know that WordPress is filled with many blogging challenges.

What I like about challenges is that they will either make you or break you (They allow you to find out what you are truly made of).

Guess what?

There is another blogging challenge taking place ― one that is in the form of a blogathon; it is called, “Blogtober.”

What Is Blogtober?

To put it simply, Blogtober is a special monthly challenge; one in which the blogger publishes blog posts every single day for the month of October (Thirty-one gruesome days of self-punishment).

I predict that many bloggers are going to fail miserably.

I also predict that some bloggers will come out triumphantly at the end of it all.

To those of you who have chosen to participate in this year’s Blogtober event, I would like to say to you, “I wish you the best of luck!”

What Is My Reason For Not Caring About Blogtober?

I really could not care about Blogtober because I am already publishing content on my blog on a daily basis.

Therefore, publishing a blog post daily is not challenging for me.

The truth is that I can publish two blog posts daily without even breaking a sweat (I am psychologically conditioned to write articles whenever I am seated in front of my laptop computer).

Back in August of this year, I regained the habit of blogging daily when I volunteered to participate in Blaugust (Which is writing and publishing blog posts every day in August).

And, those of you who have been following Renard’s World would know that I never stopped blogging daily after completing the Blaugust challenge.

Blogging Daily Is Nothing New For Me

When I was over on Blogger (also known as Blogspot), I used to publish content on my blog daily.

Luckily for me, I always had something to publish.

The truth is that with a bit of determination and practice anyone can publish content on their blog daily.

So, in all honesty, publishing content on one’s blog on a daily basis is nothing extraordinary (It just appears that way to the person who cannot see themselves publishing content on their own blog daily).

For Some People, Blogging Daily Can Do More Harm Than Good

Most of you are aware of the fact that blogging daily is not for everyone.

As a matter of fact, a lot of bloggers who forced themselves to blog daily ended up being severely burnt out in the end.

On a positive note, not everyone who blogs daily is going to suffer a burnout.

Also, every single blogger on the face of the Earth should have an idea of how much blogging they can carry out without burning themselves out.

By the way, my article, Have You Found Your Publishing Sweet Spot? will help you to figure out the right type of blogging schedule for you (That is provided that you have not figured it out as yet).

The last thing that I want is for someone to participate in Blogtober and say to themselves, “To hell with blogging,” when Blogtober has ended.

If you know that the Blogtober challenge is not right for you, stay far away from it.

However, if you are the type of person who likes participating in a challenge now and then, I would recommend that you give it a try.

Final Thoughts

I truly understand the whole concept of Blogtober; which is to have a bit of fun while you challenge yourself to blog daily for the month of October.

Blogtober might be appealing to someone who views publishing content on their blog daily as a challenge.

However, regarding the person who already publishes content on their blog daily with ease, Blogtober is meaningless.

60 thoughts on “I Really Do Not Give A Damn About Blogtober

  1. I feel burned out now, and I publish about once a month.
    I am a runner and lots of people I know start a running streak on January 1st and try to go 31 days. Some people drop out, but others continue for months.
    It is much easier to run a mile in the cold and dark than it is to come up with something you feel enough passion for to write about every day.
    Here it is OCT1 and I’m trying to create a new home page using blocks. That may take me the rest of the month!

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    1. πŸ™‚ Publishing blog posts once a month is not bad (It is one of those paths taken by those who create long-form content).

      And, I wish you all the best in setting up your new homepage using Blocks.

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  2. I’m currently trying to create a more structured content strategy and formalise what and when I’m posting, but don’t think it’ll be every day.

    Good luck to anyone who does sign up to this challenge 😁

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  3. My speculation is that this challenge has something to do with testing the new algos now that work like Google’s Helpful Content. πŸ€”

    It’s like instructing content creators to throw so many πŸ’© at the internet wall and see which sticks.

    At least, that’s what I think it is since we’ve been seeing a drop in traffic.

    At least that’s what I’ve observed.

    And folks are studying the new way of doing it.

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    1. πŸ€” That is an interesting theory, Sol.

      What I do know is that Google’s new Helpful Content update is going to make it much harder for articles to rank on Google.


  4. Good on you, Renard! Honestly, I have never participated in any of that stuff as it is nonsense. I’m already publishing up to five times per day maximum. There are now just over 7,550 posts on my site… πŸ˜‚

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  5. I feel burnout now and then… it is normal. I do admit it that at times I feel as if posting up a new post at the right time and order is something I need to do properly. Like being a punctual gig or something along those lines. I admit it is a little tiring but it is wortj it.

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  6. Ah, I hadn’t heard about Blogtober…just like I was unaware of Blaugust. I think daily posts are good if you are content-ready. Pushing to just ***post something*** is problematic in my mind. So good luck to those who are embracing Blogtober or are just following their natural writing rhythms, whether daily, weekly, monthly or in between. πŸ˜‰Thanks for raising the topic, Renard. 😊

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  7. I’ve already done a challenge myself in September of posting daily I am not participating! Discovered that even though I’m capable of doing so, it is not for me. It put a lot of pressure on me to write everyday, and since the content I am going for are short stories and flash fiction it was a real strain on my inspiration. Happy to be back at posting without a set schedule so my stories can grow πŸ˜‰

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  8. Neither do I! I also don’t care about the Bloganuary one or the Christmas one (forget what that one is called). Like I just don’t care. Sure, I will read ppl’s blog posts but I seldom participate. Might do the occasional Q&A tag post if they’re free for all, but I do it on my own terms and schedule.

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  9. I have done April’s A-to-Z challenge twice and this year I did Bloguanary in January, but I have never done blogtober. I noticed someone mentioning a one-word theme for blogging every day this month. I think today was supposed to be “Gloomy”.

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  10. I had no idea about Blogtober and am glad I have never participated in it. Writing daily for me would be a perilous adventure. It would affect my mental health and daily routine. I would get anxious to write daily and feel incredibly guilty if I skipped a day. Perhaps, I would whip out an β€œokay” blog post, but I would toss and turn at night thinking how mediocre it was.

    Even imagining this gives me anxiety 😟 And I agree with your reasons for not joining.

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  11. I did Blaugust and I’m exhausted, and now it’s Blogtober? Man, no thanks. I enjoyed myself in August and enjoyed the challenge but I’m back to roughly weekly now. All the best to those taking part.

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  12. You’re description of “Thirty-one gruesome days of self-punishment” sums up my thoughts of blogtober.

    I’ve never participated in a blog challenge before, but did once challenge myself to write for 31 days.

    Never again – posts were rushed, short and towards the end when I was burnt out were fillers for my audience.

    Well done to anyone who can blog quality daily!

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  13. And another thing to consider: If you’re used to a weekly or monthly publishing schedule, you cannot fail the Blogtober challenge, right? It’s just not made for you. Nor is it for me, since I blog whenever I fancy it. Usually I have multiple blogasms every day but sometimes a day goes by without me publishing a single post.
    All those challenges are nonsense. 😐

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  14. I prefer to stay away from those – blog every day for a month – challenges. I blog pretty much every day anyway. I’d rather spend my time improving my work and maintaining my blog.

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  15. Nice post Renard. Blogtober is an interesting challenge of which I would love to partake in, however, I believe this challenge will break a lot of bloggers since the new ones will suffer the issue of writers block, also, they might neglect their daily duties such as bathing for the sake of writing a blog every day. As for me, I can write a blog daily too but I feel there is more to life than blogging challengesπŸ”₯πŸ‘πŸ‘. Great post again my friend, wishing you a happy OctoberπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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  16. So in retrospect from the research I’ve done. It’s just like Blaugust but not with gaming in mind, it’s for everything to post on your blog. Interesting, and it wasn’t started until 2018, and well Blaugust has been around just a bit longer, but still interesting concept, course same blogger that created Blogtober also has one for Christmas and it’s Blogmas.

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  17. I don’t like the idea of posting daily because I typically write stories instead of educational or research pieces. Quantity doesn’t measure up to quality. It’s unsatisfying when bloggers write three line poems and slap a picture with it. Rather than blogtober I’m writing with my usual once a week schedule but posting insane and spooky events that have happened in my life or in the lives of people close to me. It’s already a lot of fun!

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