So, another Blogtober has come and gone, and this year I wrote my butt off.

I was committed to it, and worked really hard. I wanted to finish it, and had every intention of doing so, but I definitely burnt out.

I started off BlogTober being excited and happy, but by last week, I was thinking of shutting my blog down.

Rather than doing something drastic, I have taken a few days off, and am back. I`ve come to the conclusion that blogging every day is not something that I can do, and still maintain good mental health.

Regardless of why you blog, or what you are blogging for, at the end of the day you must make sure you take care of yourself.

So whether or not you completed BlogTober, congratulations. Congratulations on showing up and being a part of the blogging community. Thank you for reading this, and for being here. Your presence means a lot.

Write because you want to. Blog because you want to. Please listen to your body and to your mind, and slow down sometimes. Blogging is a fast-paced world that is an around the clock job sometimes. Do some self-care. Please.

Going forward, I am going to be posting once a week again, maybe sometimes twice, but no more than that. I want to ensure I have time to read and comment and support other bloggers as well, and to be producing quality content.

How did you do for BlogTober? How do you feel about blogging challenges?

Love Always, N

Interested in reading some of my BlogTober posts?

A Guide To Online Dating

The History Of Dating

Weekly Picks


26 thoughts on “Good-Bye BlogTober

  1. Blogging every day?! Wow, what a challenge, but an admirable one. Even making it through most of the month is huge. I’d love to see you continue to enjoy blogging so glad you were able to balance out of the rush. 🙂

  2. I’ve just completed Blogtober, so I completely understand how much hard work it is and how easy it can be to burn out! I deliberately chose to write short and simple blog posts to avoid this. Well done for giving Blogtober a go, it’s still a big achievement even if you didn’t complete the whole month! And I’d say it’s been a success because of what you have learned from it. It allowed you to see what your limits are and to figure out the best blogging schedule for you. Your mental health always has to come first! 🙂 Good luck for all your future blogging!

  3. I did not participate. In fact, I don’t really even know what it is (I just started blogging seriously in October though). I commend you for even trying to post daily. And I totally understand why you decided to scale back. That’s a lot of pressure to place on yourself.

    1. I’m so excited to have connected with you!! Welcome to the blogging community! Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

  4. Such a lovely blog post! I’ve never actually done blogtober as I was always too late to start and the planning process, but so glad you did it!

    Ayse x

  5. Wow! Blogging everyday, that’s a big challenge. Good for you. I love blogging challenges and always excited to take new ones on. I usually publish a recipe once a week and then a blog post once a week. Right now that is the perfect amount for me because I am a stay at home mom to a very active 20 month old. So my attention is torn into two places. So good for you on blogging everyday and I’m excited to read more of your content.

    1. It’s so hard!! I think the best thing is to blog however feels good and right for us! Good for you for seeing it wasn’t working for you! Sending love!?

  6. I didn’t participate in blogtober as I felt it would be too much pressure and I thought my writing would get a negative impact from it. You should be proud of what you have achieved participating in blogtober isn’t easy. I need to do some more brainstorming for next years posts though to get some more inspiration. Great post x

    1. Good for you for knowing that Blogtober would be too much pressure. You should be proud of knowing that about yourself!!,? Thank you for reading and commenting!

  7. I agree! I started off blogging with a schedule in mind and it was really counterproductive to my goal which was to be really genuine. It resulted in some really forced writing. I admire people that have something really powerful or important to say everyday. For me, I just show up when the words come!

  8. I also participated in Blogtober! Prior to October, I found it hard enough to post once a week. I took on the challenge because I wanted to force myself to become more efficient with my time. I managed to post 29 days, and only missed 2 because I was at a conference and couldn’t get the darn wifi to work. I felt I did well with the quality of my posts, although many were on the short side. However, all the social media and marketing kind of went by the wayside. No time! It was a good learning experience overall.

  9. Blogging can deffs get overwhelming at times and I honestly can’t imagine how hard it would be to try and write every day for a month, I certainly could never ever do it which is why I have never tried haha. Thats amazing that you gave it a go this year though, and you should be proud of how far you got and also for acknowledging that you needed to take a break! Best of luck for getting back into the swing of things xx

  10. I can only handle blogging twice a week, or I would drive myself crazy. So I did not participate. As a reader, I found Blogtober hard because there were so many posts that I couldn’t read them all. Oh well. I read what I could.

  11. I’ve never taken part in these themed blogging/content months but I certainly like the prompts! I think if it sparks something and creates some inspiration it’s a good idea even if you don’t follow it exactly.Thanks for sharing!

  12. I participated in Blogtober this year and it was definitely a challenge. I missed a day I believe as I was burned out as well but did accomplish doing 30 days out of 31 days. I am not so sure if I will do so next year. I am used to writing 2 to 4 blog posts for the month.

  13. I blog 2-3 times a week. Sometimes I am not inspired so I simply take a day off and brainstorm topics. Sometimes I simply repost a past post if I don’t feel like writing. I think the key is to try to get ahead of it. I try to write a bunch of posts at once, then I simply schedule. That takes off the pressure. But I agree that blogging about topics you love makes it easier. Nice post!

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