This isn’t the first year I’ve heard of Blogtober. It is, however, the first year I’ve been compelled to even give it a try. In general, I find forcing myself to adhere to a schedule or do a thing a certain number of times ends in failure. But, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty quiet around here lately. I need some incentive and, to be frank, I need to find a way to get my blogging groove back. I’m not sure Blogtober will be the thing that helps me find my groove, but I don’t think it can hurt either.
Committing to a challenge is easy. Sticking to it is the hard part, as most of us know. In addition to Blogtober, I’m hosting and participating in the ARCtober Reading Challenge. I’m not sure if that’s a great idea because the books will provide me with lots to talk about (and review) or the worst idea ever because I’m overcommitting. I guess time will tell, right? The worst that can happen is that I run out of things to say and don’t manage a post each day. If nothing else, maybe I’ll find come consistency even if I don’t fully get my blogging groove back.
I know myself well enough to know I’m never going to do 31 days of discussion-like topics. I’ll also never be able to commit to 31 days of reviews. And daily memes? Not my thing. I get bored too quickly with them. So I guess what I’m saying is I’m not really sure what exactly I’m going to talk about this month. I figure it’ll be my usual mix of reviews and weekly wrap up, but with a few discussion topics mixed in. I have some thoughts (and I found a great post with some suggestions), but I’m down for even more if anyone has any. Leave them in the comments if you do.
Want to see all my Blogtober posts? See them here: blogtober19.
Do you ever find yourself in a blogging/reviewing rut?
How do you go about getting your blogging groove back?