Reflecting on Posting Everyday

Reflecting on Posting Everyday

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Oh Blogmas, what a fun little project you were. After never having the confidence or time to attempt Blogmas (December is one of the busiest times at university, after all!), I knew it was my mission this year to give it a go for the very first time in my blogging journey. It is no understatement that I knew it would be a challenge, creating blog content is no easy feat and whilst I bloody love it, worries definitely crossed my mind like, would I run out of creative ideas? Motivation? Simply, would I even have the time?!

Let’s be honest, Blogmas didn’t go entirely smoothly. I fell ill midway (yay for Winter and the colds and flu it brings) and therefore missed about a week and after Christmas, I made the decision to focus on January’s upcoming content as opposed to forcing out the last few December posts, most of which I didn’t have ideas for in the first place.

But, ultimately, I loved it. I was so proud of myself for getting over two/three weeks worth of daily posts out, it was such a great feeling seeing the content go live every day, content I was genuinely proud of and enjoyed creating. The issue started the second I wasn’t one hundred percent motivated to write when I was starting to feel ill or wasn’t full of creative ideas to write about once Christmas had passed, it added that extra pressure and the sense of failure. But, it was a great month and I loved the challenge and honestly… I cannot wait until Blogmas next year, is it sad I’m already excited about it?! But without  further ado,  here are my reflections on posting every day.

Reflecting on Posting Everyday
It’s Hard Work

This is completely undeniable, it’s blooming hard work and has given me so much more respect for those bloggers who manage every day to put up a post that is so consistent with quality and style. How do they do it?! Posting three times a week is hard-work so naturally, upping the ante and going from three to seven posts is considerable hard work, but so so enjoyable. From photographing posts every day, writing, scheduling, tweeting, everything involved constantly meant I was tied to my phone and laptop and constantly thinking about what I needed to do. For me, I learnt that whilst it is do-able, I constantly worried I had missed something or something had gone live that shouldn’t or I hadn’t scheduled the tweets for that day. Posting three times a week allows me to break that up a little and get everything done with a tiny bit of time to spare for brainstorming and checking everything through. I felt posting every day didn’t allow me that extra time to make sure I was 100% happy with every single task I had to do.

Reflecting on Posting Everyday

It’s Pressure

The second I tell myself I am going to do something which is a bit challenging, I already feel pressure to do so so the second I said that I was determined to do Blogmas, the pressure to make sure a post went up every single day was pretty intense. I wanted to do it for myself, to show that I could do it and that it was possible and just for the personal achievement but, of course, for my readers. Saying you’re doing Blogmas means a post should be live every day which means people may be looking forward to your new content. I really didn’t want to let anyone down, so the pressure became quite intense and alongside my hefty to-do list that kept growing, it did feel a little overwhelming! The pressure of having the deadline did help me get it all done but naturally, was so much harder on the days I dedicated my time to my other job or just socialising/going out, I felt like I wasn’t dedicating the time to working  and this was a little hard to deal with, esphecially in December which is naturally a full-on month!

Reflecting on Posting Everyday

It didn’t suck the fun out of blogging

One of my biggest worries when it came to blogging every day, was that it would end up feeling like a chore and just a task I had to do. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I found I really enjoyed it, yes it was pressure, but that pressure was the pressure that had me sitting at my desk every day sorting myself out, writing, photographing and doing everything I needed to. It definitely created more of a routine when it came to blogging which I loved and I finally had a way of doing everything. I loved the constant creating, I think sometimes, with only three posts a week, I’m not constantly creating as I space all my tasks out, daily posting didn’t allow this and it actually oddly meant I was writing and picture taking more and more. It taught me a lot too, writing daily helped with my actual writing and I learnt more about what kind of photography and editing I liked. And, that, was really fun in terms of development and branding.

Reflecting on Posting Everyday
Reflecting on Posting Everyday
It felt great

I know I didn’t get all 31 posts out but regardless, I loved Blogmas! Writing so much Christmassy content was just a lovely way to get festive whilst also doing something productive and it was so fun reading all the other Blogmas posts from the blogging community, everyone did seriously amazing and I loved how active the community was! I felt such a feeling of achievement seeing the posts go live and honestly… I really did love the challenge!

I’m still going to back to 3 posts a week just so I can try and incorporate Youtube more (Youtube is seriously so time-consuming!) and also work around my part-time job whilst also job hunting and all other life stuff. But I may challenge myself to more daily posting other than Blogmas, I’m thinking March, August and October, just to have a couple more months of more blogging. I just love it too much to wait until December to do it all over again!

Have you ever tried daily blogging?

 

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  • the spicy bean

    Posting every day sounds super intense! I don’t think I could do it, especially without my content suffering. Well done you for doing it! I’m glad that you found it exciting and that it didn’t suck the fun out of blogging. The stress would make me resent my blog I think, especially with so much other stuff to plan around. Great post, nice to read about your experience 🙂 xxx

    • It definitely is, but so fun and rewarding too! It’s just about finding the balance I guess! Thank you so much lovely! Xx

  • I’ve never done any kind of daily blogging but it’s definitely something I’d like to try! I might give it a go once uni is out the way!xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Best of luck with uni – I’d love to see daily content from you! Xx

  • Lauren

    Well done for doing blogmas so well! It’s something I would love to try but like you mentioned, it’s the busiest time at uni and I’d worry I wouldn’t have the time to do anymore past the first day! It’s so good that you found it fun to do, I think I’d also worry that the stress would suck the excitement out of doing something I enjoy.
    Lauren x
    http://www.fashion-expedition.co.uk/

    • Thank you so much Lauren! University definitely takes up so much time doesn’t it? I hope it is going well! Xx

  • Zara

    I considered blogmas but I knew I just couldn’t commit the time so major respect for doing as much as you did! I think next year I will maybe try for some kind of adapted version 🙂 xx
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • Thank you lovely! Good luck for this year, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Xx

  • I knew blogmas wasn’t something I’d be able to complete this year, however in 2018 I’m going to attempt everyday may, blogtober and blogmas since I won’t have any uni deadlines or commitments. Your content remained high quality even with posting everyday! I know I’m always scared that if I start posting more my content quality is going to drop.
    Alicia x
    http://www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

    • Oooh, I might do these too, they sound fab! Thank you so much Alicia, I really appreciated you visiting everyday – it means the world! Xx

  • Ah such a lovely and well-written post and it’s so nice to see an honest (and refreshing) take on blogging / blogmas! Hope you’re having a fab start to 2018 and can’t wait to see more lovely! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  • I tried to do blogmas last year but is was very hard for me!
    Miki x

    https://littletasteofbeauty.blogspot.com/

    • So hard! But I’m looking forward to try again! Xx

  • Wow… I did try a couple years back to do it daily, I simply cant!
    with work and everything, I just cant!
    But I am doing my best!!!
    great post dear….
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/
    IG @grace_njio

    • It is definitely hard work – especially if you have another job so good on you for trying! Thank you for visiting lovely! Xx

  • I used to post every single day and as much as I loved it and found it challenging at the same time. I enjoy blogging so much more now that there isn’t the constant pressure there!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • That’s amazing, go you! Yep, I definitely prefer not having the constant pressure too! Xx

  • Must have been so stressful! You have such lovely content! I’m happy to have stumbled upon you xx

    • It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, the pressure was the worst thing! Thank you so so much lovely, means the world! Xx