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Why I Want to *Attempt* Blogtober

October = National Blogging Month

So, bloggers all around the globe take part in ‘Blogtober’ where the idea is to post every day for the month of October. And this year, I wanna have a go. I’ve been umming and ahhing for weeks about this and been a bit apprehensive to start my blogtober posts because in my mind, once I start, that’s it, I’m committed. And once I’m committed, I need to complete the challenge because if I don’t, I will feel like a big fat failure. But I’ve done it now, I’ve started – so let’s see how this goes shall we? Welcome to my first blogtober post and I’m talking about my reasons for wanting to attempt this terrifying challenge.


I want to try something new

I’ve never taken part in blogtober before. Or any official blogging challenge really. Even if I have and forgotten, chances are I gave up halfway through because I’m one of those people that think everything is a wicked idea at the time, start something then realise actually, I can’t be bothered. This may go the same way, we will see.

I want to challenge myself

To carry on from the point above, yes I am one of those people that starts every challenge going and gives up halfway through but the point is, I do like to challenge myself. This will be a big challenge, one I hope I can complete because if I do, it’ll feel like such a great achievement by the end of it.

It may encourage me to explore different topics

With so many days to fill, I obviously can’t keep talking about the same things. I’m hoping that blogtober may encourage me to open up and write posts about things I may not necessarily have thought about writing before – even if it’s merely due to the fact that I need a day to fill. I’d love to start more discussions on my blog, even about more personal topics.

It may encourage more communication with the blogging community

By doing this challenge, I’m hoping to find many other bloggers – ones I already know and ones I don’t – who are also taking part in blogtober. In fact, I’ve already briefly spoke to one who was in the same boat as me and unsure about whether to take part or not. I hope I can find lots of new bloggers to follow and lots of amazing new posts to read!

Are you taking part in blogtober this year? Have you taken part before? How did you find it? Are there any specific posts you’d like to see from me in the future? Lemme know in the comments!


Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.


  1. Good luck to you!! How do you join Blogtober?

    1. I’m not doing it this year – I probably wouldn’t do it again! You don’t join anything, you just do it 🙂

      1. Thank you!!

  2. […] So overall, I think blogtober went well. I probably could have commented on some more blogtober posts from other people but alas, life got in the way and I’ve been quite busy. I did comment on more posts than I usually do though so that’s a step in the right direction and something I can continue to work on. I’m relieved it’s over and I’m not sure I would do a month-long blogging challenge again. It’s hard work and a lot of extra stress but I am so, so proud of myself for completing it. I honestly do feel like I’ve achieved something and if we go right back to the beginning, that’s exactly what I hoped for in my Why I’m Attempting Blogtober post. […]

  3. Good luck to you, I could never do this, I struggle posting as it is haha! As for ideas for posts . . . what about that F1 one we were going to do? x

    1. Thanks! First half of the month went brilliantly but I’m seriously lacking posts for the second so starting to get a little worried and YES! Will get back to you about that!

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