Hiya everyone and welcome to Blogmas day 5!
Deciding to undertake Blogmas this year was a huge decision. To many people, Blogmas can feel unmanageable due to other commitments like work and school. Every single December since I started blogging I have seriously considered doing Blogmas but I always run out of time, ideas or decide it is just too unachievable! But this year, since I have now left school and just work about 3-4 shifts a week, I thought I would take the plunge and do it! This has all been in the works since July and I am determined to finish the month! So for today’s post I thought I would give some advice to other bloggers who are thinking of taking on Blogmas in the future!
Planning, Planning and More Planning
This is No.1 piece of advice that I can give you! I started getting ideas together for Blogmas in September so this meant I had enough time to make sure I had 24 posts, buy anything I needed, take the photos and contact people for any collaborative posts. I also made a lot of lists of things that I needed to do to ensure nothing was forgotten! There’s lots to organise and do for Blogmas so preparation is definitely key!
Blog Literally Everywhere
When I was writing Blogmas I took a notebook everywhere I went, as I’m writing this post I am currently on the train to London! For me, this meant that whenever I had a sudden idea or a few spare minutes I could just scribble down some bloggy stuff on the go. I found that when preparing for Blogmas, it’s a good idea to write little and often! This means that you get everything done over a longer period of time but you don’t feel too overwhelmed, which is very important!
For Blogmas you may struggle to come up with loads of different ideas as 24 posts is a lot of content, so finding inspiration is very important! I used a few different sources to help me think of ideas. The main ones were bloggers, blog posts and Pinterest! Lot’s of bloggers do Blogmas ideas posts which are so so helpful, I also did one of these which I will link HERE if you would like to check it out! Reading the previous years Blogmas Posts can also be useful as you could adapt other people’s posts to suit you and your blog. Pinterest also contains a lot of festive ideas an inspo that may help you develop those ideas!
Connect With Others
I love reading collaborative blog posts so I knew that I wanted to make some for Blogmas on little world of Rachel. These posts are so fun to make and help you build relationships with other bloggers and just get chatting! This gave me the opportunity to talk to and work with some of my favourite bloggers at the moment which was so lovely! It also means there isn’t as much pressure on you to come up with content as other people can contribute! So overall I definitely recommend connecting with other bloggers this festive season!
This is another super important piece of advice! I don’t think many people at all would read my blog if I didn’t promote my posts. How else are you going to get the word out!? Whether it is Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook, make sure you promote your posts so people are more likely to find and read them! You could try using blogger RT accounts on Twitter, Facebook groups, Pinterest communities or Instagram support pods!
Do you have any organisational tips? Do you agree with me? Let me know below!
Have you seen Blogmas day 4? Check it out here!
I hope this post has been helpful and thanks for reading!