I can’t believe it’s that time of year again already. #Blogtober is now upon us depending on where you are in the world. And if you’re reading this after the challenge has started, never fear, it’s never too late to join in the action.

Last year’s challenge was an absolute blast! It was arguably my most favourite time in my entire blogging career! My favourite parts were (the benefits of #blogtober are);

  • The community I built
  • The friends I made (still have them to this day)
  • The exposure my blog got (biggest month ever)

What is blogtober?

Write a blog post each and every day for the month of October, about any topic you like. Posts can be as short or as long as you like, structured any way you wish, you just need to aim for one a day, each day.

Don’t worry if you miss a day, you can always catch up (case in point, I was struck with a stomach virus yesterday so this post is now coming out on day two).

When sharing your blog posts, it’s great to use the hashtag #blogtober and/or #blogtober2019. The reason is simple; you get the support of all other bloggers doing the challenge, and those consumers that enjoy reading posts will be able to take advantage of the trend and read all of the great content coming out of the blogosphere. Be sure to show some support to your fellow bloggers by visiting blogs that you feel are value adding to you, also leave a comment and make friends. To this day I still engage on a regular basis with bloggers from last years’ challenge. They are some of my biggest fans and greatest friends, particularly on twitter.

That points us to the next place to spend some time during October; twitter. Twitter is by far the greatest social platform for writers. The community is super supportive and the conversations really continue over there. To get started, I’d love to connect with you there too, you can find me here. Say hi and let me know you came from this page.

As for my little piece of the pie? I’ll be adding my posts to the blogtober category that is already on my blog from last year, that way it’ll keep all my blogtober posts central for anyone to read, including the archives; some of my favourite and most popular pieces on the blog have come from the blogtober challenge. You can access the blogtober category here.

I truly value the community side of the challenge and I love to know if you are joining in too, or if you mostly enjoy reading the posts that come from the challenge itself. Drop me a comment below and let me know if you’re doing #blogtober2019. Cant wait to hear from you.

Ivan.

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3 thoughts on “Attention bloggers: #blogtober2019 has arrived!

  1. I simply don’t understand how some bloggers think blogober is bad for your blog? It’s my first year blogging and I’ve beat my best ever pageviews TWICE this week! I am continuing to post in niche so I’m using it for the SEO experience. And making a lot of blogger friends as well. 🙂

    1. I didn’t even know some bloggers thought it was bad. I’ve been blogging for five years, started in 2014 so I’ve seen many things come through the blogosphere but blogtober is certainly one of the positive ones. It simply encourages more writing, consistency and creativity. It’s the best. I look forward to October every year.

      It’s great you have seen such good results. That’s one reason to do it, the extra engagement. The community supports everyone and I’m sure there are those that don’t blog but love reading blogs that also appreciate this time of year for the extra content available. It’s a win-win in my books.

      Thanks for reading my post and commenting. I love great conversations.

      All the best with your month of blogtober.

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