I feel like I can’t really call this Blogmas, as I’ve hardly done any festive posts. Saying that I did Blogmas last year, and most of my festive posts are there. This year has been an experience either way. How daily bloggers do it, I started to struggle after about day 9. I do think I’ve learnt a lot, and of course I’m going to share it with you. If you would like to know what I’ve learnt from Blogmas, then carry on reading!
I’m not going to lie; it’s been a really stressful experience. I mean that might not be true for you, but I’ve struggled this year. Mainly with finding the time to get posts up. Blogmas has been tough, but I guess I should have prepared a little better.
I’m a Completionist
Even when it was getting really stressful (hello blog post going up at 10:30pm), the idea of giving up or simply missing a day was not an option. I’d end up feeling a lot worse if I skipped a day or gave up half way through. This is a big reason why I’m pretty sure I’m not going to do it again, because I cause myself too much stress.
Struggling to Keep Up
Since I’ve had to make sure a new post is published every day, checking all of the other socials has had to take a back seat. I have also not been able to keep up with other blogs, as I just haven’t had the time, so I’m looking forward to a catch up when it’s all finished.
Once every post is live, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s very rewarding to know that you’ve done it. Blogmas is a lot of hard work, so the feeling afterwards is amazing.
Starting Earlier Would’ve Helped
I got my first nine or so posts written and scheduled towards the end of November, and it went down from there. I know it wouldn’t be so stressful if I had got more posts ready beforehand, but hindsight is wonderful right? Starting earlier is definitely a main lesson to takeaway. If I had taken my own advice, I would have been fine!
That is What I’ve learnt from Blogmas!
Have you done Blogmas this year? / What are your thoughts on Blogmas?
Thank you for reading!