After a short post-blogtober break, I’m finally back with the content. Although let’s be honest, I was lost after no longer needing to stress over the final blogtober posts. I needed to get back to work pronto.
I’ve been doing what I can to get back into projects I’d unintentionally abandoned, but I didn’t want to stay away from blogging for too long.
As I’m still currently in my first year of blogging, this was my first blogtober, and man, was I in over my head.
I had all my posts planned out, but I failed to get them all written and ready in the time I intended to do it by. Meaning I was working on the last post days before the end of October.
It was stressful, but lesson learnt.
I also wanted to see how my stats would change at the end of the month. Would I have more or fewer views compared to posting three times a week, would my blog’s DA change?
In the end, I had slightly more views compared to September. And my DA? Well. That went from 13 to 12.
I hadn’t expected it to drop.
I’ll work on raising it again, but seeing it had dropped did get me down a bit.
To me, doing blogtober was a whole other level of dedication for my blog. I’ve spent so long working hard and sticking to three posts a week, that upping that to 31 days of the month? Big challenge. I wanted to give up a couple of times or leave out certain posts. But in the end, I pushed through and came out feeling proud of myself — and also drained.
While dedicating all this time to the blog, it makes me really think about what I want to get out of it. Whether or not I should switch to self-hosted, and just how I can update it to my current tastes.
I’ve got plans. It’ll just take time and research.
Did you do blogtober? Or are you considering doing blogmas?
Until next time,
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