Blogtober 2019 Schedule & Round-Up

Well, that’s it another Blogtober blog challenge done and dusted. Below you will find my Blogtober 2019 schedule with a list of links to all the posts that I shared throughout October and the bloggers and readers I met along the way.

This year I did it a bit differently. Instead of the normal method of one new post per day throughout October, I used it as an opportunity to update old posts and reshare them with my readers.

Is that classed as cheating? Maybe to some, but believe me, it can often take just as long to update a post as writing a new one.  I had a variety of reasons for doing so:

Firstly, it’s great for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – Google likes posts that are current and updated from time to time. So if you are a blogger make sure you go through old posts periodically – check for keywords, add better photos, extend the text with new relevant information and check for any errors. Blogging is always evolving and it will help your blog to implement everything you’ve learned in the last year.

Secondly, I have more than doubled in followers since last year so many will not have seen these posts.

And lastly, I have had some health problems which I mentioned in my last blog update, and I haven’t been able to sit down to write. By updating posts instead, I’ve been able to do it in short bursts.

So, was Blogtober successful? I would say so. I wrote 5 new posts and updated 28 older posts during October. My viewing stats went back up again to exceed what they were pre my health-induced hiatus.

Enough from me, here is a list of post links for Blogtober 2019.  I hope you enjoy reading any that you missed. At the end of this post, I will let you know which posts were the most popular. I’d love to know what you thought and if you joined in this time, or are thinking of doing a blog challenge next year. Maybe Blogmas?

white banner with 4 orange pumpkins of various sizes with black text BLOGTOBER Tea & Cake for the Soul @Littlejojackson

My Blogtober Prompt Schedule 2019

1. How to Survive Blogtober (Blogging)
1. How to Quit Smoking (Health)
2. Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Health)
3. National Poetry Day (Reading)
4. World Smile Day (Kindness)
5. World Teachers Day (Kindness/Money Saving)
6. Halloween Pumpkin Art – The Big Draw (Art/Halloween)

7th – 13th Libraries Week, Curry Week, Mental Health Awareness Week

7. Reading Challenge – Libraries Week (Reading)
8. Homemade Vegetable Curry – Curry Week (Recipes)
9. World Post Day (Kindness)
10. World Mental Health Day (Health)
11. How to Get Free Books – Libraries Week (Reading/Money Saving)
12. Doggy Dress Up (Halloween)Corpse Brides (Halloween)
13. How to Reduce Plastic Waste in Hotels & Cafes (Environmental)

14th – 20th October – Baking Week & Chocolate Week

14. Pumpkin Muffins (Recipes/Halloween)
15. Chocolate Saltine Toffee (Recipes)
16. Corpse Brides (Halloween)
17. Pumpkin Cookies (Recipes)
17. 28 Random Acts of Kindness  World Values Day (Kindness)
18. World Menopause Day (Health)
19. Chocolate Brownies (Recipes)
20. Butterscotch Tart (Recipes)

21. Apple Coconut Squares – Apple Day (Recipes)
22. How to Plan a USA Road Trip (Travel Tips)
23. 3 Pumpkin Soups (Recipes)
24. Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Relaxation (Health)
25. How I Saved Over £5,000 in One Year (Money Saving)
26. How to Make an Ecobrick (Environmental)
27. Halloween Celebrations from Around the World (Halloween)

28. How to Reuse, Redistribute and Recycle Your Rubbish (Environmental)
29. Breaking Glass (Music)
30. Meditation, Hypnosis & Relaxation (Health)
31. Blogtober round up

Most Read Top 5 Posts of Blogtober 2019

  1. Pumpkin Arts & Crafts
  2. Dogs Dressed up for Halloween
  3. Breaking Glass
  4. How to Survive Blog Challenges
  5. Victorian Corpse Bride

Other bloggers who took part and supported me in Blogtober

Anne at RaisieBay
Dominique at Life of a Rebooted Mom
Kim at Life as Kim
Kate at Kate on Thin Ice
Ali at Diary of a Detour

Thanks to Annette at 3 Little Buttons for hosting the linky and Kirsty from Kirsty Through the Looking Glass for hosting the Blogtober group

What was your favourite post?
Did you do Blogtober 2019? How did you get on?
Fancy doing Blogmas?

If you need any tips about completing blog challenges, read my post about how to survive blog challenges

13 thoughts on “Blogtober 2019 Schedule & Round-Up

  1. Jo, you have so many valid points about blogging, SEO and cleaning up old posts, here. It gets more challenging as your posts grow, too. I had picked up the habit of updating at least a few posts every month and fell off of that around our vacation. Definitely time to get back to it (despite dealing with other major changes)! On my lit blog, I find I’m growing so quickly that I’m already starting the process of doing minor edits and reblogging so my new audience sees it. I only have around 30 posts, but stuff gets buried fast! Thanks for always sharing such great tips! I would love you to do a guest post on Mykie Writes It with some of your tips, sometime if you’re into it.

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    • Thank you I would be absolutely honoured to guest post for you. If we could talk about it in the new year perhaps. I have several new posts on the go but I really want to work through ALL my old posts before I commit to anything else. I’m so pleased that things have taken off for you, you really deserve it. 🙂

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