What is Blogtober? What to Expect and How to Take Part

Blogtober? I had never heard of it before, but then this is the first year that I’ve really blogged seriously. I was surprised to find that it is so much more than writing down your thoughts and hitting “publish”.

Read on to find out what Blogtober is,  what you can expect to read here on Tea and Cake for the Soul during October, and how to take part if you are a blog reader or a blogger.

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WHAT IS BLOGTOBER?

Blogtober is where bloggers from all over the world publish a post every day during the month of October. They also link up with other bloggers who are also taking part to share the love. 2018 has it’s own hashtag #Blogtober18.

As a reader, it’s a great way of getting to see what other content is out there, and as a writer, it’s fun to be able to write about anything you want.

WHAT IS A BLOG?

A blog is basically an informal website where readers can often sign up for an email subscription or follow on its attached social media. It can cover anything from health to money saving, from fashion to crafts, from music to travel, from parenting to just being someone’s online diary. In fact, anything goes.

Some bloggers write just because they enjoy it or believe in a cause, some to share their reviews and recommendations, and others run it as a business. They can make money from having ads, links to affiliated companies, and attract sponsored posts and collaborations from businesses once they have reached the heights of being recognised as an influencer.

Me? I just love to write and hopefully spread some nice things to make people feel good or give them useful information that might make their lives a little easier.

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MY PERSONAL CHALLENGE

I saw Blogtober advertised in one of the blogger groups that I’m in and before giving it much thought, I’m like “Yes I’m in!” Once I started, I realised that it was a HUGE undertaking, but my head had decided to do it so there was no way I could back out.

Some bloggers follow a prompt sheet to give them ideas and some just follow their own schedule. I’ve gone for the latter as my head is filled with so many ideas that I could write and post for three months solid if I had time. READ MY BLOGTOBER SCHEDULE.

WHAT TO EXPECT

There are some really important National Days happening this month, some of which I’ve written about but I’ve also included traditional Tea and Cake for the Soul subject matter such as travel tips and reviews, recipes, interviews, book recommendations, and lots of very random stories too. I’m also pleased to showcase two new features:

I’ve started to include more music-related features and interviews, kicking off with Albums that Influenced My Life, where people can tell their personal stories about how and what music has shaped their lives in some way.

An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul is another new weekly feature where I chat with other bloggers about their own blogs, favourite tips, crafts, travel destinations, books, and recipes.

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New feature with other bloggers sharing their own blogs, favourite recipes, tips, books, travel & more


HOW TO TAKE PART

Readers

The best way to join in with this is by signing up to receive emails every time I post. You will receive a short extract first thing in the morning and you can then click through if it’s something that interests you.

You can sign up to this by filling in the FOLLOW BY EMAIL found on the right-hand side if you’re on a desktop or by scrolling all the way to the bottom of your screen if you are on a mobile device.

Bloggers

Sign up to my email list then comment below or message me on Facebook or Twitter. Let me know which post of my schedule that you’d like to swap links on. Or if you’d just like to take part in An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul.

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I hope you’ll join me and cheer me on in this epic marathon of words and pictures and check out some of the other bloggers taking part.

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* MY BLOGTOBER SCHEDULE 
* MORE ABOUT TEA & CAKE FOR THE SOUL

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26 thoughts on “What is Blogtober? What to Expect and How to Take Part

    • Ah thank you so much. It’s my first go too. Although I’ve been blogging for 3 years, I’ve only been doing it seriously for 6 months and have learnt so much in that time, with lots more to learn as well. I just picked out some awareness days for starters, then fit in the topics that I usually write about.

      I wrote them all in September, except one which I’m still to finish, but it has been a full time job. I’m finding some great blogs and meeting lots of new followers too though. I’m enjoying it 🙂

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  1. I look forward to continuing with reading your blog, well done you’re a great person, interesting and kind, fun and really honest to open up and share your ups n downs Thank you xxx

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